Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Dear Post Office, your job is to reinvent, not head to court

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The state-owned Post Office is in court fighting to retain exclusive rights to move postal parcels that weigh 1kg or less. Mpumelelo Mkhabela writes it is an unfair and misguided legal fight, as the Post Office wants to reverse the fundamental feature of capitalism instead of reinventing itself to compete. 

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