Our wonderful 'parcel opening' team!

The volunteer team turn up each week to sort your squares, hand warmers, tops, hats and cuddlies so that more and more vulnerable and deprived children are given a sense that they are valued and cared for!

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Let's hope he gets it sorted soon and they find our parcels.

Ronda has been informed that some parcels have been found, so she will be going to collect them tomorrow! Alas, we do not know the quantity, but at least the team will have something to open!

Hurray! Let us hope that all the parcels are safe and just sitting waiting to be collected :))

That is good news, hope more get through soon!

I agree, very good news. So glad to hear that at least some of the parcels are found and I hope this new fellow who is heading the Post Office does indeed turn things around. I am sure the postal workers would be glad of a steady job and way less hassles just as much as the customers would be.

Ronda : Last weeks opening session was cancelled due to the postal fiasco!

However, the good news is that the PO has started finding KAS parcels and sending it to Bryanston West PO, there will definitely be a big pile of post to open tomorrow and I'll be taking lots of pics!

Therefore, we can be encouraged that a plan IS BEING MADE and post is coming through - hopefully, this will lead to regular collections, and, members can start posting their parcels again.

Box X900 is being routed to Bryanston West in increasing amounts - they know who we are and where we can be reached. We do not know at this stage if our own Bryanston PO will be resurrected.

The main news is that someone from the private section has been appointed to get South Africa Postal Services back on its feet again!!!!!!!!!!

What fabulous news!!!!!  Let's keep our fingers crossed and the S.A. Postal situation in our prayers!!!  Thank you, Ronda, for keeping us informed ... xo

Great  news indeed !! 

Good news - thank you

I received Ronda's news almost immediately I answered you on Facebook Maudie! 

In another email received this evening Ronda says :

This is Africa.  Absolutely charming in some respects and absolutely PAINFUL in others. 

Nothing works on a regular basis, or as it should – everything is badly run and unreliable.  Miraculously we have lost VERY VERY few parcels over the years so somebody is doing something they should be doing – perhaps one very hardworking little clerk in the background ??!!  We have absolutely no idea how things are going to pan out, but as I said, they are getting an expert in which is a huge move in the right direction.  Will you just repeat to the contributors word for word everything I have said. 

There is no protection, no regularity, no reliability, no foolproof system. 

But amazingly, it seems to be starting to work once more – although it could break down in two weeks, or two years, or whatever.  Sadly no guarantees in third world countries which are SO different from your realities, I know.

Thank you Ronda. Hang in there girl!!!

I agree, we take so much for granted over here.  So relieved to hear you've found the parcels and I have high hopes for this expert businessman they've brought in to turn the Post Office into a profitable business...hopefully not at our expense.   So glad you'll be getting your parcels and diving in, what a relief that must be!  Definitely an answer to our prayers!  High fives and hugs to all the girls!



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