Post Office losses widen to more than R1bn as mail volumes decline

2019-10-15 20:34

Losses at the SA Post Office increased by R95m, to R1.1bn for the 2018/19 financial year.

Minister to appoint new Post Office board, which is currently chaired by a Zuma loyalist

2019-10-10 11:06

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will announce a new board for the SA Post Office this month.

Union calls for harsh sentence to set 'example' in Uyinene case

2019-09-05 19:15

The Communication Workers' Union has called for a "harsher sentence" for the man accused of killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, that will "set an example".

PIC: The Clareinch post office where Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped, killed

2019-09-02 18:04

Noli Makha remained hopeful that her niece Uyinene Mrwetyana was alive, even as she stood in line to enter the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday morning where a man believed to be involved in the teenager's disappearance was expected in the dock.

Social grants: Still some problems, concerns with new payment system

2018-10-02 12:31

Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash.

Post Office to issue new Sassa cards over the weekend

2018-06-15 15:33

Social grant recipients who are still using their old South African Social Security Agency cards should swap them for new ones over the weekend, the South African Post Office says.

The Post Office fumes at Sassa

2018-01-28 06:00

SA Post Office (Sapo) boss Mark Barnes has fired a veiled attack at Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini by accusing the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) of being “non-responsive and causing delays” in his entity’s ability to take over the payment of grants on April 1.

OUTA wants to see new welfare grants deal

2017-12-11 11:07

It is official, the South African Post Office will now be in charge of distributing SASSA grants, but OUTA wants the details of the new deal to be made public.

Panel asks Treasury to probe Sassa

2017-11-21 10:34

Treasury should probe the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the social development department for possible prosecution, according to a court appointed panel.

WATCH: SOEs behind the decay of the fiscus – economist

2017-10-26 21:45

Much of the decay of the country’s fiscus is self-made through bailouts to state-owned enterprises, says an economist.


7 men caught breaking into Eastern Cape post office

2019-10-11 20:56

The suspects, aged between 30 and 45, were arrested - five of them being Zimbabwean nationals.

Govt plans for Postbank are 'backward', belong in Thatcher era - union

2019-09-27 11:33

Communication Workers Union secretary general Aubrey Tshabalala says a proposal to realign Postbank’s shareholding to National Treasury was at odds with best practice globally.

Future of Postbank still in the balance after Barnes resignation

2019-09-03 22:01

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said that differences in determining the fate of Postbank were behind the decision of Mark Barnes to resign as CEO of the South African Post Office, and that talks are still underway to determine a path forward.

Unions a crucial cog in the machine that could help save SOEs

2019-08-11 08:23

Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Social grant beneficiaries struggle as post office strike continues

2018-07-14 06:45

We feel their pain. Some of the issues raised will help them, says striker.

SA Post Office website down for days

2018-03-22 16:04

The website of the South African Post Office has been down for a number of days, allegedly due to unpaid domain fees.

SA said to target R4bn from Telkom stake

2017-12-15 10:28

South Africa is seeking to raise as much as R4bn from the sale of part of its 39% stake in Telkom to raise funds for SAA and the post office, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Sapo’s Sassa admin costs

2017-11-26 06:00

Experts overseeing the grant payment transition say the Post Office’s budget projections are shockingly high.

Treasury to review Sassa, Post Office deal points – Dlamini

2017-11-01 17:14

National Treasury has agreed to review the talks leading up to the stalled deal between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office, MPs have heard.

Govt could dispose of Telkom shares to avoid expenditure breach

2017-10-25 14:22

Government may dispose of a portion of its “well-performing” shares in fixed and mobile operator Telkom in efforts to avoid a R3.9bn expenditure ceiling breach.

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