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Postal Services Act, 1998

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To make new provision for the regulation of postal services; for the operational functions of the postal company, including its universal service obligations; for structural matters relating to postal services as well as the operation of the Postbank and National Savings Certificates; and to consolidate certain provisions relating to the postal company and amend or repeal others; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: April 2012


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Latest Developments:

 

The Postal Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 124 of 1998) has been updated by GG34997 dated 1 February 2012 General Notice 91 Fees and charges for postal services.

 

The Postal Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 124 of 1998) has been amended by the South African Post Office SOC Ltd Act, 2011 (Act No. 22 of 2011), Notice No. 1079, Government Gazette 34879, dated 19 December 2011.

 

The Postal Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 124 of 1998) has been amended by Government Gazette 34130, 34129 and 34997.

 

The Postal Services Act, 1998 has been amended by Government Gazette 33835 dated 3 December 2010 (No. 9 of 2010: South African Postbank Limited Act, 2010)

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 41 of 2011 – Fees and Charges – in Government Gazette No. 33953 dated 21 January 2011.

 

The Act has been updated by Regulations in Notice No. 981, in Government Gazette No. 32644 dated 16 October 2009.

 

The Act has been updated by the inclusion of ICASA Fees and Charges for Postal Services, published in Government Gazette No. 31842 dated 30 January 2009.

 

This Act has been amended and updated by:

The Postal Services Amendment Act, 2001 (Act No. 33 of 2001) published in Government Gazette No. 22910 dated 7 December 2001;

Postal Services Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 27309 dated 21 February 2005;

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. 3 of 2006) published in Government Gazette No. 28945 dated 22 June 2006;

The Postal Services Amendment Act, 2006 (Act No. 22 of 2006) published in Government Gazette No. 29682 dated 2 March 2007;

ICASA Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 30690 dated 23 January 2008.

 

The Postal Services Act, 1998, has been added to the site on 8 September 1999, as published in Government Gazette 19540 dated 2 December 1998, and came into operation on 1 April 2000.