Post your Christ­mas cards now

Cape Argus - - METRO - Staff Re­porter

THE SA Post Of­fice (Sapo) urged the pub­lic to post their Christ­mas gifts as soon as pos­si­ble.

Sapo said those cus­tomers who would like to send Christ­mas gifts abroad through sur­face mail are par­tic­u­larly urged to do so be­fore the fol­low­ing dates to en­sure that these gifts will be de­liv­ered in time for Christ­mas: Sey­chelles, Co­moros, Mau­ri­tius and Réu­nion on or be­fore Oc­to­ber 27; New Zealand, East and West Africa, Mada­gas­car, An­gola, Malawi and Zam­bia on or be­fore De­cem­ber 1; Botswana, Le­sotho, Mozam­bique, Namibia and Zim­babwe on or be­fore De­cem­ber 8; Tris­tan da Cunha, As­cen­sion, St He­lena, Great Bri­tain, Europe, Mid­dle East and North Amer­ica and all other coun­tries on or be­fore the Oc­to­ber 31.

Air mail items to all coun­tries must be posted on or be­fore the De­cem­ber 1.

Sapo said parcels must be pack­aged neatly and se­curely, as it will be trans­ported in bulk.

If any of the items be­ing posted does not fit the con­tainer, then it should be filled with any other pack­ag­ing ma­te­rial.

Also check that the items be­ing sent to var­i­ous coun­tries are le­gal in that des­ti­na­tion.

All international and Speed Ser­vices items are X-rayed and scanned to make sure that the con­tent is le­gal and safe. |

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