16 April 2021 - NW175
Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Communications
With reference to the branches of the SA Post Office that closed down, (a) what number of post offices have been shut down by the owners of the buildings and/or premises in 2020 due to non-payment of the monthly rental and (b) how does the SA Post Office intend to solve these closure problems that occur on a regular basis?
I have been advised by the SAPO as follows:
a) Of the 1 110 premises that are leased only 43 have been closed. The closure is mainly as a result of under utilisation of the core business of the SA Post Office by the customers.
b) The SA Post Office is currently embarking on processes to re-purpose its business model to adapt to new technologies, including digitising the services.
MS. STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS, MP
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES