Question NW902 to the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
19 May 2023 - NW902
Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies
(a) What are the reasons that the Post Office in Actonville closed down, (b) what total number of staff have been laid-off from work, (c) on what date will the specified post office reopen and (d) how have the post office box holders been accommodated since the sudden closure of the post office?
I was advised by SAPO as follows:
(a) The Post Office branch was loss making and was identified as part of the postal network optimisation programme and amalgamated with the Benoni Post Office.
(b) There were three employees – 2x Tellers opted for a voluntary severance package at end of March 2023 and 1x was transferred to the Dunswart Post Office.
(c) The branch has been permanently closed.
(d) The box holders will be reallocated post boxes at the Benoni Post Office. There is also a street delivery in the area.