It’s A Scam! We’re Not Employing, SAA Warns

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Dear South Africans, the South African Airways (SAA) has called on the public to ignore any recruitment inviting applicants for a cabin crew training programme.

According to the national carrier, the cabin crew training programme advertised is another attempt by criminals to prey on unsuspecting members of the public.

“There is neither recruitment nor training programmes for cabin crew positions at SAA at the moment,” SAA’s spokesperson Tlali Tlali warned.

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Tlali begged the public to exercise caution and take additional measures in authenticating vacancies before responding to invitations.

The SAA’s spokesperson stressed that the circulating cabin crew training programme is a scam saying:

“The scam seems to be targeted at young people of school-leaving age, notably those who may be finishing their matric and are on the lookout for employment opportunities.



SAA has placed a moratorium on employing additional personnel. This is part of the airline’s efforts to manage its costs. Even if recruitment were to take place, the procedures we follow are different from those set out in this misleading scam.

SAA will never insist that applications must be sent through personal emails and the airline does not use @mailbox.co.za domain for email communication purposes.

In addition, we do not receive applications/CVs by email from the applicants. No registration or application fee is applicable when applying for any of our vacancies.

Those who have already submitted their personal information to the bogus site, we recommend that they report the matter to the local police without delay.”

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Also, SAA specified that it uses an online recruitment system that requires applicants to register first. It buttressed that the process enables applicants to upload their CVs and other required supporting documents.