The South African Post Office: On the Brink
Professor Chris van der Hoven & Dr Amanda Bowen
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Wits Business School - University of the Witwatersrand
Mark Barnes, chief executive officer of the state-owned South African Post Office (SAPO), leaned back in his plane seat and started reviewing his notes. He and his team of executives were returning to Johannesburg after a meeting in Cape Town with members of the South African government’s Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. Barnes had motivated for a R2.7 billion bail-out for the Post Office, but the government was reluctant to invest.