Waiting for the post
I LIVE on a short dirt road in Howick. As most correspondence comes by e-mail these days, I do not expect to receive a great deal via the post office.
However, I do expect that which does, to be delivered timeously. Yet in good times I am lucky to get a mail delivery once per week, owing I think to the postal staff being loath to come up my road where it is difficult to ride a bicycle.
I never receive my water account on time and often other accounts as well. Since the postal strike, however, I have only received one mail, which was delivery at least a month ago. I am waiting for two months’ worth of accounts and goodness knows what else.
Complaints in the past at the post office in Howick elicited the response that they are not responsible for the postal delivery staff, indicating no direct supervision of these people who appear to do their own thing. Now I wonder if the Howick Post Office is even operational.
How can the post office even think of taking on Sassa when it cannot even perform its core function efficiently?
Businesses and others pay heavily for mail to be delivered speedily. Charging for this service but not performing it is tantamount to theft.