The South African Post Office (SAPO) is now able to accept debit and credit cards as a payment method for the renewal of motor vehicle licences at all its branches that offer the service.
The service is available at selected post offices in all provinces except Mpumalanga and the Western Cape. The list of branches where the service is available can be checked here.
The renewal of motor vehicle licences is the most popular transaction at Post Office branches – clear evidence of the success of this service.
If you did not receive a renewal notice, the renewal form (ALV) can also be downloaded here.
Motorists who have received a traffic fine issued in terms of the AARTO Act may pay the traffic fine at any Post Office countrywide.
A backlog of millions of items still waiting to be delivered at the Johannesburg nerve centre of the Post Office is being cleared as fast as possible.
That’s according to SAPO CEO Mark Barnes, who has stated that the provider is looking to clear the backlog by 24 November 2018.
“We started off in April with a 46-million item backlog and we are now down to a 7.8-million backlog.”
The bulk of that is sitting at the Witspos Hub in Johannesburg.
SAPO defines a “backlog” as any item of post five or more days behind schedule.
Barnes says there have been some improvements in clearing the domestic mailing backlog but they still need to catch up with international deliveries.
Listen to the full interview here.
Source: Randburg Sun
There’s a new parcel delivery scam that post office users should remain alert for and guard against, Southlands Sun reports.
The SA Post Office warned the public to be on the alert for the new scam which is designed to defraud them.
The conmen place phone calls to members of the public, alleging to be from the Customs division of the SA Post Office. The caller informs them that a parcel is ready for collection, provided they first pay ‘customs fees’ into a bank account.
The SA Post Office insisted that it does not require customers to make any bank deposit before parcels are released. In instances where a SARS levy import tax is payable on parcels from abroad, the import tax must be paid at the Post Office counter when the item is collected. The customer will receive a point-of-sale receipt for this payment.
Where the Post Office has the recipient’s cellphone number, the customer will receive an SMS requesting them to collect the parcel at a specific branch. The SMS will not request funds to be deposited into an account.
Members of the public who have information regarding this scam are requested to call the police or the Post Office’s crime buster hotline on 0800-020-070.
The SA Post Office advises the public to ignore communication of this nature.