Minister Gungubele conducts oversight visits to Lenasia & Protea Glen Post Office branches

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Mr. Mondli Gungubele, embarked on a vital oversight mission to assess the performance of South African Post Office (SAPO) branches in Lenasia and Protea Glen on 26 September.

Accompanying the Minister were Mr. Omega Shelembe, Deputy Director-General responsible for Entity Oversight, and Ms. Nonceba Mhlauli, who provided support in her capacity as departmental management. The primary objective of these visits was to evaluate the state of government services provided by SAPO at these two branches.

During the visits, Mr. Bash Desai, a valued customer, shared both commendations and concerns regarding SAPO. He expressed appreciation for the presence of a Post Office branch in the Lenasia community. However, he highlighted the pressing need for better capacity within the branch, as its systems often experience downtime when residents require essential services.

A similar challenge emerged during the inspection of the Protea Glen Post Office, where a shortage of human resources and essential stationery was observed, negatively impacting residents’ access to government services.

Both branches also reported experiencing disruptions due to a Post Bank system glitch earlier in the month. However, the government swiftly resolved these issues within a two-day timeframe, as officially announced.

Recognizing the importance of greater oversight and accountability, Minister Gungubele has directed that a comprehensive audit be conducted on all SAPO branches across the country. This audit will identify specific challenges faced by each branch in different provinces.

The Minister reiterated the government’s steadfast commitment to repositioning the South African Post Office as a modern, functional, and commercially viable entity. The goal is to provide effective postal services to the people of South Africa, ensuring that they have access to reliable and efficient government services.

As Minister Gungubele’s oversight visits continue to shed light on the state of SAPO branches, the government remains dedicated to addressing the challenges faced by these critical community service providers, ultimately aiming to enhance the overall experience for South African citizens.

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