Joburg Expat: Testing the South African Postal Service

November 5, 2010

Testing the South African Postal Service

I posted a package to the U.S. today (Sheila, if you're out there, I'm using Michael's cricket balls for this experiment!). Just to see how it works, I used the actual postal service, not PostNet as previously recommended by me. It cost me R122 which included making it a registered letter ("Geregistreerde Brief" - sorry, I have to sometimes include these words in Afrikaans as they always make me laugh). Supposedly, I can go to http://www.sapo.co.za/ and follow its progress there, up to the point where it leaves the country.

Let's see how the postal service "aspiring to be number 10 in the world" will do. I'll keep you posted (no pun intended).