Postal Services Amendment Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 13 December 2017)

Telecommunications and Postal Services

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published the Postal Services Amendment Bill, and is asking you to comment.

The Amendment Bill provides: for the clear provisions for universal services and access to postal services and funding mechanism for Universal Services Obligations; address transformation of the postal sector by ensuring efficient and effective regulation of the sector, particularly the unreserved postal services (private operators) and the Extra Territorial Offices of Exchange (ETOEs); provide for the new licensing framework, particularly in the unreserved market and to encourage participation of the SMMEs; reposition and encourage the South African Post Office (SAPO) to take advantage of ICTs and E-Commerce and expand on its service offering to create more revenue generating streams for its viability and financial sustainability; to provide for the national addressing legislative framework for the assignment of addresses in the rural and traditional communities and the development and maintenance of national address database by SAPO and to provide for the clear process in the development of philatelic products (stamp).

Comments and Enquiries can be emailed to [email protected] by no later than Wednesday13 December 2017.

The Department can also be contacted on (012) 427 8169/8000