South Africa Postal Codes

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Republic of South Africa

Capital: Pretoria

Telephone Code: 27

ISO Code 2 Digit: ZA

ISO Code, 3 Digit: ZAF

 

South Africa Currency : Rand

South Africa Currency Code : ZAR

Internet TLD  Code : .ZA

 

Well Its about the Postal code and A postal code (known in various countries as a post codepostcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postaladdress for the purpose of sorting mail. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies 
There are a number of colloquial terms for postal code.

Postal code
The general term is used directly in Canada.

Postcode
This portmanteau is popular in many English-speaking countries.
ZIP code
The standard term in the United States and the Philippines; ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.

South African Postal Codes

Post Codes were introduced in South Africa in 1975, with the introduction of automated sorting.

South African post codes consist of four digits. Mail may be delivered either to the physical address or to a PO Box, particularly in rural areas where no street delivery is available. In addition, many large organisations may use Private Bag address, with mail dispatched to the holder by a mail contractor.

In the case of cities and large towns, however, the last two digits of the postcode indicate the mode of delivery. For example in Port Elizabeth the code 6001 indicates a street address and 6000 indicates a PO Box or Private Bag address.

43 Russel Road                 PO Box 128
Port Elizabeth                   Port Elizabeth
6001                                     6000

A feature of South African postal addresses, also common to Australia, is that it is only necessary to include the suburb, not the city, for example, in the case of Yeoville in Johannesburg:

47 Rockey Street
YEOVILLE
2198

The code should be placed on a new line or in front of the suburb/town. The following is also acceptable.

47 Rockey Street
2198 YEOVILLE