South African Post Office (SAPO) is the country's national postal service. Its only shareholder is the government of South Africa. The head office is in the capital of Pretoria. Under South African law, the South African Post Office may be the only legal entity authorized to accept mail, and therefore it is a monopolist. The history of postal services in South Africa goes back more than 500 years. The official date when the postal service of South Africa was founded is 1991.
It employs more than 23,800 people, operates about 2,500 post offices throughout the country, which are present in almost every locality. The main subsidiary is Postbank, a financial services provider.
The main functions of mail: collection, sorting, delivery of letters, and parcels. To distribute a large flow of mail, the group has 6 large mail centers and more than 40 sorting centers throughout the republic.
South African Post consists of a number of divisions and subsidiaries working in the field of postal services, financial services, logistics, real estate, electronic commerce, and retail services.
Parcels weighing up to 31,5 kg can be sent by mail from the Russian Federation to South Africa. Up to 20 kg - by postal services: regular or expedited departure, up to 31,5 kg - by express delivery by EMS. The package travel time will be from two weeks to two months, depending on the chosen tariff.