Four days after his resignation as group CEO of the SA Post Office (Sapo) Mark Barnes is contemplative. "I would love to one day sit on my stoep and say: ‘Check that fabulous post office, man. I helped [build that],’" he says. "I would love that."

Last Thursday, Sapo announced that Barnes had tendered his resignation after 3½ years at the helm of the state-owned entity (SOE), citing differences of strategy in terms of the group’s structure generally and, in particular, the location of Postbank.

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