Q&A Sessions: ‘Post Office was a journey of faith’
/ 12 February 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘Post Office was a journey of faith’

Mark Barnes, the former South African Post Office chief executive, talks to Nicolene de Wee about the highlights of his 30-year career in finance and markets. The 64-year-old father of six discusses the country’s financial services sector, his art collection and his love for trout fishing

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/ 12 March 2008

State infringed Zuma’s rights, court told

The state’s attempts to obtain documents from Mauritius infringed African National Congress president Jacob Zuma’s right to a fair trial, the Constitutional Court heard on Wednesday. Zuma’s advocate said that allowing the documents from Mauritius to be ”imported” would ”negate” the Zuma legal team’s ability to challenge the documents in court.

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/ 14 December 2007

Corrupt tender costs Post Office R60m

The South African Post Office has been ordered to pay R60-million in damages due to contamination of a tender, according to Business Report on Friday. Judge Willie Hartzenberg found the Post Office had confirmed a corrupt tender in 2002 despite the fact that senior managers had been made aware of flaws in the process.

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/ 13 November 2007

Post Office reports trading profit up 40%

Members of Parliament heard on Tuesday that the South African Post Office has made 40% more trading profit in the first six months of this financial year than it did last year. Chief financial officer Nick Buick said that the six months’ net profit for this year was R210-million, 20% above last year’s interim result.

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/ 29 August 2007

Review clears two Post Office officials

A draft post-forensic review has cleared the current acting chief executive of the South African Post Office and its financial director of any wrongdoing, the board of the parastatal said on Wednesday. Acting chief executive officer Motshoanetsi Lefoka and chief financial director Nick Buick were implicated in an initial investigation.