Post Office CEO sets deadline to clear backlog of 13 MILLION parcels and letters

A backlog of millions of items still waiting to be delivered at the Johannesburg nerve centre of the Post Office is being cleared as fast as possible.

That's according to Sapo CEO Mark Barnes.

Barnes says there have been some improvements in clearing the domestic mailing backlog but they still need to catch up with international deliveries.

We started off in April with a 46 million item backlog and we are now down to a 7.8 million backlog.

Mark Barnes, CEO of the SA Post Office

We are hoping to have that cleared by the 24 of November.

Mark Barnes, CEO of the SA Post Office

The domestic is back into standard but the international backlog is a tricky thing...

Mark Barnes, CEO of the SA Post Office

We are finding ourselves, 20 years behind, getting into a postal service that is a modern digitised, efficient e-commerce driven world and we are just starting that catch-up.

Mark Barnes, CEO of the SA Post Office

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