SAPO social grants deal is a massive failure – Report

SilverCode

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Kekana also reportedly said the new Post Office board has established a committee which is tasked with finding opportunities to form partnerships that can bring revenue to the entity.
DHL, FedEx, Dawn Wing et al. make pretty good profits from moving a physical package from point A to point B. The Post Office should try exploring that avenue of revenue generation.
 

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How is a deal like this approved without considering such a major factor in their Cost of Sales? I mean this is glaring evidence of the complete and utter incompetence of the people running SA's SOE's. It's infuriating. Those responsible deserve to have very bad things done to them.
 

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DHL, FedEx, Dawn Wing et al. make pretty good profits from moving a physical package from point A to point B. The Post Office should try exploring that avenue of revenue generation.
No they shouldn't, because it will be a complete fcck up which will just cost more. SAPO should just be shut down. It might even be cheaper to just pay SAPO employees a pension to stay at home.
 

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No they shouldn't, because it will be a complete fcck up which will just cost more. SAPO should just be shut down. It might even be cheaper to just pay SAPO employees a pension to stay at home.
Yeah, we have Postnet don't need these fools anymore..
 

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This was managed by Dept of Social Development. Then SASSA was created to manage it on their behalf, then they go on contract to get SAPO to work with, who contracts cash transit people....

Solution simple - close SASSA, let Social Development manage it through bank accounts to the people. A Capitec account for example is not so expensive (even if gov pays for the bank card it will cost less than now) and customers either withdraw cash or use their card (like they are using a separate SASSA card now) to pay for goods. Surely this is more economical - banks are geared for this and grant receivers decide who they want to bank with = no gov tenders, no separate SASSA card, banks do what they do best. We can probably even afford to up the grant then.
 

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This was managed by Dept of Social Development. Then SASSA was created to manage it on their behalf, then they go on contract to get SAPO to work with, who contracts cash transit people....

Solution simple - close SASSA, let Social Development manage it through bank accounts to the people. A Capitec account for example is not so expensive (even if gov pays for the bank card it will cost less than now) and customers either withdraw cash or use their card (like they are using a separate SASSA card now) to pay for goods. Surely this is more economical - banks are geared for this and grant receivers decide who they want to bank with = no gov tenders, no separate SASSA card, banks do what they do best. We can probably even afford to up the grant then.
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This was managed by Dept of Social Development. Then SASSA was created to manage it on their behalf, then they go on contract to get SAPO to work with, who contracts cash transit people....

Solution simple - close SASSA, let Social Development manage it through bank accounts to the people. A Capitec account for example is not so expensive (even if gov pays for the bank card it will cost less than now) and customers either withdraw cash or use their card (like they are using a separate SASSA card now) to pay for goods. Surely this is more economical - banks are geared for this and grant receivers decide who they want to bank with = no gov tenders, no separate SASSA card, banks do what they do best. We can probably even afford to up the grant then.
South Africans prefer to stand in queues and wait for cash.

Incrediblke how the private company could do this at a profit even after massive bribes.
 

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..then they go on contract to get SAPO to work with, who contracts cash transit people....
The cash transit is for 900k remote people that receives their grants in cash because they are too far from an atm.

Solution simple - close SASSA, let Social Development manage it through bank accounts to the people. A Capitec account for example is not so expensive (even if gov pays for the bank card it will cost less than now) and customers either withdraw cash or use their card (like they are using a separate SASSA card now) to pay for goods. Surely this is more economical - banks are geared for this and grant receivers decide who they want to bank with = no gov tenders, no separate SASSA card, banks do what they do best. We can probably even afford to up the grant then.
They already doing this.

Grants are paid into grantee's personal account OR Sassa card, which is a postbank debit card. Grantee is free to choose which one.
 
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They should hand out kfc coupons. That way it can be traded on the black market if needed.
 

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This fall squarely on the anc as usual.
Crime has been ignored and escalated to uncontrollable proportions

Crime by the anc is included in above statement

IMO they, the anc, are the ones doing the CIT hold ups.

Almost one CIT hold up every day this year but we never hear about all of them.
 

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CPS: R1 billion profit. Post Office: R720m loss. For the same job.

So where is the R1.72B Going?
 

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One of the reasons Mark Barnes resigned as he saw it coming. And people still called him a bad CEO when the truth is everybody went above his head and didn't allow him to implement changes. Eventually he couldn't take it any more like every CEO before him and packed his things.
 
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