BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed by the Gauteng Department of Health that fraudsters are inviting South Africans to apply for nursing, porting and general vacancies at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital.
The province warned community members not to fall victim to the scammers saying:
“There is an advertisement circulating, which claims to come from the human resources coordinator at the hospital.
When people call the contacts on the advert, they are asked to deposit R2 000 in exchange for employment. We want to state firmly that vacancies in the public service are not for sale.”
The department added that it advertises vacancies through trustworthy platforms such as Gauteng Online portal, Department of Public Service website and newspapers.
Speaking, Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, condemned the activities of the scammers saying: “we plead with community members not pay money for jobs at any of our facilities.
“Anyone approached for job in exchange for money should report that to the police,” she added.
Recently, the Free State Provincial government warned its subjects about a fake bursary notice on social media.
According to the Free State Government, the Bursaries and Scholarships applications Scam circulating on social media says: “Baithuti ba kopang di bursary ba class of 2016 mmuso wa Free State….o kopa hore le romele mabitso, id, home address and students number via SMS 0792873720.”
Specifying that there are procedures, requirements and proper channels that the Free State Government follow when awarding bursaries and scholarships to the candidates, the Provincial government urged its subjects to be vigilant of such scam.
“We would never ask for a fee or a certain amount of money in order for us to grant learners/students bursaries.
“We urge media houses to also assist us in spreading the word and help us to bring these crooks to book,” commented Premier Magashule.