The South African Post Office (SAPO) has published its updated list of fees for services across South Africa.
The new fees will be implemented as of 1 April 2020 and will see an increase in the cost of sending of ordinary domestic and international mail, packages, as well as the purchasing of stamps.
You can find a detailed breakdown of the 2020 rates below.
Domestic parcel rates
Any postal item larger than 250 x 353 mm and/or thicker than 30mm and/or weighing more than 1 kg will be considered a ‘parcel’ by SAPO.
It will also charge R61.35 for the first kilogram for counter to counter deliveries, with an additional R8.25 charged for each additional kg or part of a kg.
Insurance is an optional extra, and the sender has the option of insuring the ordinary parcel at a rate of 3% of the declared value up to a maximum of R5,000 with a minimum rate of R4.55 per parcel.
|Stamp booklet (domestic standard)||New rate|
|Booklet of 10 stamps||R49|
|Boxes of 50 (500 stamps)||R2 450|
|Boxes of 100 (1,000 stamps)||R4 900|
|Roll of 100 (100 stamps)||R490|
|Client’s own envelope (unsorted/non-bulk)|
|Cylinder/Rolled Items (520mm x 70mm)||R12.05|
|Cylinder/Rolled Items (620mm x 70mm)||R21.40|
|Rolled addressed newspapers|
|Rolled addressed newspapers (324mm x 70mm)||R6.50|
|Postage included (prepaid) envelope (postage and cost of envelope)|
|Small with and without window and self-seal envelope||R5.20|
|Small (maxi) with and without window and self-seal envelope||R5.20|
|Change of address (postage paid)||R5.20|
|Ordinary postcard (Post Office card, postage paid)||R5.20|
|Client’s own Postcard|