The South African Post Office closed 314 branches in three years

I would gladly use them if they actually delivered packages constantly in a good time frame.
 
Don't feel sorry for them, it worked perfectly well during apartheid and for about 100 years or more before that even.. This is the consequence of not doing the job.. Quicker it all closes down the better.. Besides, PostNet does it much better than the anc ever managed, even on a good day.
 
Eish, I saw this coming long time now, given the state of some offices... Who's gonna pay out these SASSA grants now? In my hometown where I grew up, atleast 200+ people queue up daily for their SASSA grants, from old gogo's to young people.
And they queue out to the outside of the building, from the offices opening until they close. Some people queue from sunup, only to wait in line for the whole day. The system is extremely slow, and that is accounting for one person, 5 mins, tops. Quick math, if the clerk takes no time off, opens at 8, works through until 4, only 96 people can be served up. If the system goes faster, like 2 mins per person, then the line would go much faster, serving up 240 people. That is a theoretical estimation.

But, since we are not accounting the fact that some clerks take their time, being nitpicky all the time, the system goes offline, loadshedding, and the plain incompetency and laziness of some workers (clerks doing their absolute minimum, browsing Facebook all day and keeping their nails in tip-top shape, applying lip gloss every 10 mins, taking tea break and lunch break, taking like 2 hours of their work-time.) all the while the people outside braaing in the sun, is waiting patiently to be served.
I would guess that some people wait 2-3 days waiting in line to get their grant for the month.
 
Eish, I saw this coming long time now, given the state of some offices... Who's gonna pay out these SASSA grants now? In my hometown where I grew up, atleast 200+ people queue up daily for their SASSA grants, from old gogo's to young people.
And they queue out to the outside of the building, from the offices opening until they close. Some people queue from sunup, only to wait in line for the whole day. The system is extremely slow, and that is accounting for one person, 5 mins, tops. Quick math, if the clerk takes no time off, opens at 8, works through until 4, only 96 people can be served up. If the system goes faster, like 2 mins per person, then the line would go much faster, serving up 240 people. That is a theoretical estimation.

But, since we are not accounting the fact that some clerks take their time, being nitpicky all the time, the system goes offline, loadshedding, and the plain incompetency and laziness of some workers (clerks doing their absolute minimum, browsing Facebook all day and keeping their nails in tip-top shape, applying lip gloss every 10 mins, taking tea break and lunch break, taking like 2 hours of their work-time.) all the while the people outside braaing in the sun, is waiting patiently to be served.
I would guess that some people wait 2-3 days waiting in line to get their grant for the month, compounding the effect that some are not able to get their SASSA grants paid out in their town, because their local Post Office is now closed.
 
Still waiting for a parcel, since 2018 maybe when they close up all the office they might stumble across it, then someone will probably take it as their retrenchment package. They probably took it already as a Christmas box long time ago
 
Eish, I saw this coming long time now, given the state of some offices... Who's gonna pay out these SASSA grants now? In my hometown where I grew up, atleast 200+ people queue up daily for their SASSA grants, from old gogo's to young people.
And they queue out to the outside of the building, from the offices opening until they close. Some people queue from sunup, only to wait in line for the whole day. The system is extremely slow, and that is accounting for one person, 5 mins, tops. Quick math, if the clerk takes no time off, opens at 8, works through until 4, only 96 people can be served up. If the system goes faster, like 2 mins per person, then the line would go much faster, serving up 240 people. That is a theoretical estimation.

But, since we are not accounting the fact that some clerks take their time, being nitpicky all the time, the system goes offline, loadshedding, and the plain incompetency and laziness of some workers (clerks doing their absolute minimum, browsing Facebook all day and keeping their nails in tip-top shape, applying lip gloss every 10 mins, taking tea break and lunch break, taking like 2 hours of their work-time.) all the while the people outside braaing in the sun, is waiting patiently to be served.
I would guess that some people wait 2-3 days waiting in line to get their grant for the month.
Well it's not like these leeches grant recipients have to rush back to work or anything pressing like that.

It's what happens when socialism trumps common sense.
 
Pity as for the first 14 years of my life the most consistent and important deliveries were made to P O Box 2 New Hanover 3440.
Not one letter or parcel was stolen or went missing!
 
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Nooooooo. The post office can't close. Where will I go to mail all my letters and postcards? Where will I get my stamps?
Where will I go to enjoy the vibrant ambience and sparkling personalities of the post office employees? :crying:
Go to the motor vehicle licensing department. The joy of engagement there knows no bounds of happiness!!!
 
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