Post-mortem for Post Office?

Post-mortem for Post Office?

Let the private sector get on with it.

Imagine SAA had a legislated monopoly on flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, but suddenly had neither aircraft nor fuel to fly between the two cities. The public outcry would be deafening. The media would get hysterical. As the economy ground to a halt, aviation authorities and government would take action.

So why is it that, when the SA Post Office  – as essential to the economy as any transport link – doesn’t collect or deliver mail, nothing is done?

It is almost a year since the strike that brought the Post Office to its knees ended with the forced resignation of its Board of Directors in November 2014. An administrator, Dr Simo Lushaba, was appointed and tasked with turning its fortunes around. So where is this essential service today?

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Submitted by : Big Al Dryburgh of DURBAN NORTH on 2015-09-28 04:35:58
Just another case of a government ship full of idiots steered by a captain who hasn't the faintest clue as to why the ship is sinking! But who cares anyway? – just another one of those dumb colonial inventions that nobody needs.
We'll take the money though, until it dries up and then we all can be promoted to other positions to see off further irrelevant colonial inventions.
Country is being run into the ground by a bunch of lazy incompetents.


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