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Post office promises to deliver top service

By Luzuko Pongoma | Jun 04, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE South African Post Office is ready to deliver all World Cup related luggage on time.

THE South African Post Office is ready to deliver all World Cup related luggage on time.

This assurance was given during a media tour at its Johannesburg international mail centre yesterday.

Baldwin Neshunzhi, general manager of international business at Sapo, said: "We have all the measures in place to make sure that World Cup luggage reaches its destination on time."

He said they had already received some of the luggage from teams that were already in the country.

"We are expecting more items over the weekend as more teams arrive," he said.

Neshunzhi said most teams used the Expedited Mail Services (EMS) to send their luggage, which would be delivered within 24 hours.

"Items will be delivered either at team's hotels or their countries' embassies," he said.

He said he expected the EMS to be used also by tourists with excess luggage.

Neshunzhi warned that illegal items would not bypass their high security checks.

"Every item will be thoroughly checked. We have Sars, the police and health and environmental departments working with us to make sure no illegal item goes through. Also, every item is scanned and photographed at 360 degrees angle to see and record whatever is inside it," he said.

He said the place had 100 CCTV and a biometric system to make sure that no workers enter an area they were not allowed in.

He said the workers were in high spirits and were going to make sure that no one left the country with a bitter taste because of bad service from the post office.


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