Reserved postal service

What you should do
How long does it take
How much does it cost
Forms to complete
Who to contact



About licence to operate a reserved postal service

The reserved postal services include all letters, postcards, printed matter, small parcels and other postal articles. A license gives the holder the right to operate a reserved postal service and subjects them to the obligations referred to in section 16 of the Postal Services Act 1998 (Act 124 of 1998).

Please note: Licensing of reserved areas will only happen once the Minister has published an invitation to apply. Currently, the South African Post Office is the only licensed entity. No person may operate a reserved postal service unless they have a licence to do so.

What you should do

  1. Complete the application form in print using capital letters
  2. Submit the application form with application fee to Icasa
  3. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant and no responsibility for any inconvenience will be accepted.

How long does it take

The licence may be ready after 30 days.

How much does it cost

  • Non-refundable registration fee of R500.
  • Licence fee is R25 000.

Forms to complete

Contact your nearest Icasa office.


National office
Tel012 427 8000
Fax012 427 8016
Physical addressIparioli Office Park, 399 Duncan Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Postal addressPrivate Bag X860, Pretoria, 0001