18 June 2008

Safe and Secure with Your Mail

From News 24:

Johannesburg - Rampant theft by Post Office workers has infuriated internet retailing giant Amazon so much that it will no longer send goods to South Africa by post, Business Day has reported. Anyone wanting to order directly from the US-based website must now pay for a private courier service adding about R420 to the price of a DVD. No one from the Post Office would comment. No other African country's postal service had been blacklisted by Amazon, Business Day said.
But is is OK, because Thabo Mbeki has said everything is under control - which probably, sort of, is ANC doublespeak for turning a blind eye to theft that for years has been condoned and accepted as their way of letting the toiling masses catch up.

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