How much it will cost to send a letter or parcel through the South African Post Office in 2020

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 booklets

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

Ordinary Mail

Product New rate
Client’s own envelope (unsorted/non-bulk)  
Small R4.90
Medium R9.85
Large R12.05
Cylinder/Rolled Items
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
Medium R11.30
Large R15.10
Lettergram R5.10
Postcard
Change of address (postage paid) R5.20
Ordinary postcard (Post Office card, postage paid) R5.20
Client’s own Postcard
Small R4.90
Medium R9.85
Large R12.05

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