South Africa to allow renewals at post office


South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said government services which the Post Office wishes to provide in the immediate future includes the renewal of driver’s licences and applications for ID books and passports at its branches.

Motorists and fleetowners whose car licences have expired can already renew their discs at the post office.

To achieve this digital focus, Ndabeni-Abrahams said that the the post office is currently repositioning its e-commerce strategy to be a driver of global exports and to enhance intra-African trade under the new African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

“The post office also plans to expand its role in e-commerce and intends to launch a platform for online shopping within the next few months, aimed specially at facilitating interaction between small craftsmen and traders in South Africa and buyers.”


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