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Checklist for sending to South Africa

Started by Linda Maltby. Last reply by Anne Powell Nov 12, 2014. 11 Replies

Postage Rates to South Africa

Started by Linda Maltby. Last reply by Linda Maltby Aug 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Sorting Space Rent

Started by Linda Maltby Mar 18, 2014. 0 Replies

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Comment by Anne Powell on July 1, 2016 at 10:44pm

HAPPY CANADA DAY, EVERYONE!

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Comment by Anne Powell on June 29, 2016 at 10:41pm

WHAT'S AN ELEPHANT DOING IN THE KAS SHOP?

This little guy appears on one of our new African Wildlife note cards. Two sets of six different cards for only $7/set are now available.

For the gardeners, we have introduced our new Flower Series. Six gorgeous cards for $7.

Please visit the shop here and order today. Your purchase from the KAS Shop directly benefits our South African children.

Comment by Valerie Zalewski on November 22, 2015 at 10:47pm

Ronda nous a informé que les Postes en Afrique du Sud ont quelques problèmes d'ordre financier. Ils n'arrivent pas à régler le loyer de certains bureaux de poste. Malheureusement Bryanston figure parmi des bureaux qui ont été obligés de fermer temporairement. Les colis déjà envoyés ont été dirigés vers un autre bureau, mais Ronda n'arrive pas à les localiser pour le moment.

Donc, on nous demande de ne plus envoyer de colis tant que les problèmes ne seront pas réglés. Il serait malheureux que tout le bon travail de nos membres se perd.

 Si vous connaissez des personnes susceptibles d'expédier des colis à KAS veuillez les mettre au courant de la situation.

Merci

Comment by Barbara Pratten on November 21, 2015 at 12:18pm

How very sad that this has happened.  I am trying to find other ways to use the squares I have accumulated.  I have really enjoyed knitting for KAS but maybe now is the time for me to move on.

Thinking of turning some into scarves for different charities here at home.

Comment by Pam Antink on November 21, 2015 at 11:27am

POSTAL SERVICE SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Following the newspaper report from South Africa with regard the Bryanston Post Office, I asked Ronda if it was time to call a halt to sending parcels, here is her response:

To be honest I would say "yes", Pam - I am more worried about the current situation than I have ever been during any of the PO strikes ! Nobody seems to know what on earth is going on - the newspaper clipping sounded reassuring but I cannot see them being able to resurrect the Bryanston PO - not for a LONG time, anyway.

 

In the meantime we cannot seem to trace our parcels.

 

I will go to the Bryanston West PO again on Monday and let's hope they have something for us to open on Tuesday.

 

But given the levels of post that we were collecting during October, there could be a MASSIVE pile of KASpost SOMEWHERE in the pipeline !!!

 

Contributors may become understandably annoyed if we let them keep sending parcels at great expense, while there seems to be a possibility that we ill never get to the bottom of things now, and the system really does appear to have collapsed in certain areas already.

 

It's tragic that KAS is personally involved - many of the POs are operating, only a few have been allowed to lock their doors and literally go into hiding.

 

Not sure how you could word it - the whole thing is unbelievable, unworthy, bizarre !

THEREFORE, UNTIL THIS SITUATION IS STABILISED IT IS BEST IF EVERYONE STOPS SENDING, UNTIL WE ARE ASSURED THAT THE KNIT-A-SQUARE PARCELS ARE SAFELY FLOWING INTO THE HANDS OF RONDA AND THE TEAM. PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Comment by Arlene Guerin on November 5, 2015 at 6:59am

Thank you for the heads-up and reminders about the postal service and the customs problems.

Comment by Linda Maltby on October 29, 2015 at 1:36pm

Welcome Sandra !  Nice to have another Canadian to help keep the children warm :-)

Comment by Linda Maltby on September 19, 2015 at 12:05am
Thanks Valerie. As Valerie says, there are problems with the Postal system in South Africa...again ! Please read the full discussion here: http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/postal-problems-in-sout...
Comment by Valerie Zalewski on September 18, 2015 at 9:19pm

PROBLÈMES AVEC POSTES EN AFRIQUE DU SUD

On vient de nous informer qu'il y a de nouveaux des grèves dans les postes en Afrique de Sud. Pour éviter l'entassement de courrier non-distribué et  la risque de perte de ce courrier, on nous demande de ne plus envoyer de colis avant que ces problèmes ne soient réglés.

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Comment by Linda Maltby on July 20, 2015 at 12:37am

Note from Pam:

This week another 10 parcels had to be returned for re-assessment because people had placed values such as $50 on their parcels - South African Customs are desperate to raise funds and the bill for these ten parcels was assessed at $1300 ($105.50) - if these parcels do not come back with a reasonable assessment, they they will have to remain with SA Customs, who will most likely dispose of them, which would be a shame, and, a waste of some kind-hearted person's effort & postage.

Knit-a-Square is so strapped for cash, we simply cannot pay for parcels that have these estimated and inflated values!

Please tell as many people as possible the need for  the change of the parcel declaration to "BONA FIDE GIFT FOR CHARITY - NO COMMERCIAL" that needs to be on the front of all parcels, and, please please do not add a value of more than "I" on parcels - preferably "0"

http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/2015-revised-packing-slip

 

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