The correct way to write the address is to write/print the postal code on the last line, on the left hand side of the address. BOLD PLEASE

·         The reason for this has to do with the Optical Character Reader (a mechanized sorting unit) which reads the figures in that position as the postal code.

·         Should figures other than recognized postal codes be read, the letter will be rejected and subsequently hand-sorted.

·         This not only lengthens the sorting process, which may lead to delays, but adds to the cost of processing the item. An address can be written in one of two ways:

SA Post Office                                            or                     SA Post Office

P O Box 10000                                                                    PO Box 10000

0001 PRETORIA                                                                   PRETORIA