Head of retail Geert Bataille has confirmed that the Post Office has run out of stamps nationally.
At the moment the Post Office is making use of philately stamps as an alternative. However, some customers are not happy about this, says Bataille.
The normal standardised stamps have been ordered and will be available in the new year.
Until recently the Post Office was a dysfunctional organisation until Mark Barnes came on board ...— Geert Bataille, head of retail for SA Post Office
Bataille says they've been trying to raise external funding which came in later than expected, which contributed to these delays.
The fact that the stamps are not locally manufactured also contributed to the problem.
Listen to Geert Bataille give an explanation to why there's shortage of postage stamp: