South African residents are being warned by the Gauteng Department of Health about job scams being posted on their online recruitment platforms.
Scammers are fraudulently inviting people to apply for nursing, porting and general vacancies at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH).
When people call the contacts on the advert they are then asked to deposit R2 000 (US $150) into a retail store in exchange for employment. But the Gauteng Department of Health wants to state firmly that vacancies in the public service are not for sale and the request for money is a scam.
The department advertises vacancies through trustworthy platforms such as Gauteng Online portal; Department of Public Service website and newspapers.
MEC for Health, Ms Qedani Mahlangu said in a statement: “We condemn those who exploit people’s desperation for employment for their own devious ends.