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South Africans can soon have their Uber eat the instructions given by the post if the weight is less than one Kilogram. This could be the result of a court battle between the South African Post Office and private travelers over the delivery of parcels less than 1Kg.

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) against PostNet in 2019 announced that courier services should not be allowed to deliver parcels less than 1kg.

The Post Office had lodged a complaint with ICASA seeking recognition as the only licensor of postal services stored in South Africa allowed to deliver parcels weighing less than 1kg. The South African Postal Act of 1998 124 states that only a licensed postal operator can provide reserved postal services. These include letters, postcards, printed items, small packages and postal copies weighing less than 1kg.

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At the same time, PostNet has been able to obtain a restraining order that allows it and other shipping companies to continue to deliver parcels in disputes until the case is heard in the Supreme Court.

Application for the South African Express Package (SAEPA), an association representing shipping companies such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, CourierIT, DSV, Globeflight, and RAM also joined PostNet as a co-applicant in the case.

SAEPA CEO Garry Marshall told a South African blog MyBroadband that a decision favored the Post Office would have a negative impact.

“Sales losses are bad enough – the impact will be huge, especially for international players,” Marshall said.

It means that the shipping and postal services now have to start testing all their products before delivery. Customers will also be required to obtain balances and weigh their packages before choosing the appropriate shipping method.

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“Rounding is impossible, it will have a huge impact on shipping companies – all their revenue and their processes,” Marshall said.

Food orders from the popular online delivery doors in Uber Eats and Mr. D would be affected as the decision does not provide food exemption.

“It’s best to make sure you order more than 1kg pizza,” Marshall said. “Don’t order your KFC to be sent home, because if it’s less than a kilo, it can’t be made.”

The South African Post Office believes that shipping services have stolen their business.

“We believe we are congratulating them, we don’t believe we are competing with them as we are not in the business of carrying traditional mail,” Marshall said.

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He emphasized the shortcomings of the Post Office and the change in the way things are done.

“The fact that email has entered and destroyed the document business is not a matter for the issuer,” he said.

“They’ve never changed anything, they’ve never done anything different to compare space changes.”

Post offices around the world have been forced to deal with the emergence of technology and instant mail delivery services. The Kenya Post Office has been given a losing business while struggling to stay afloat. On the contrary, the Postal Offices in the West have continued to benefit from the flexibility to provide world-class shipping services, DHL, a German Post Office product is a high-quality shipping business that provides high quality services.

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