Giyani- Mopani District warn jobsekers about scams

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By: Vulani Baloyi

Mopani- Mopani District Municipality (MDM) on friday released a warning about job scams that targets unemployed youth and residents around Mopani district.

A similar alert was released by  Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality warning residents about job scams within the Municipalily and its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

According to the statement released by the Municipality on Friday, a bogus recruitment agency request job seekers to deposit an amount of R3000 and R4000 in order for their applications to be considered.

Ba-Phalaborwa municipality spokesperson Jonas Mahesu said jobs are not for sale in the municipality

“It’s unfortunate that people still fall prey to scams without even verifying with the municipality”, he said.

“All our posts are advertised in newspapers and our website, we do interviews and appoint. People believe strangers without even verifying information with us as the municipality”, said Mahesu.

“The municipality would like to emphasize the fact that there are no vacant posts at the municipality that the public must pay for”, Mahesu added.

In a similar statement by Mopani District Municipality, municipal spokesperson Neil Shikwambani also warned people about job scams.

“The Mopani District Municipality would like to advise community members that jobs are not for sale at the Mopani District Municipality and at no stage should a person pay any amount for whatever reason in order to secure a job at the municipality”, the statement reads


Sikwambani said the MDM has just invited job seekers to apply for a variety of vacant positions until the 20th of July 2017.

“Even after applying, we call on community members to never indulge anyone who calls them for interviews in exchange for money. If at any stage community members come across such swindlers, we request them to swiftly report them to the police”, Shikwanbani added.