To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Health Department warns public of Job Scam

Pretoria: The Department would like to warn members of the public about the job scam which involves an appointment or employment letter bearing the logo of the department in which the applicants are requested to pay an upfront fee of refundable R250 for background checks to ensure the applicants do not have any criminal records, and that they are a legit candidate.

We would urge anyone who receives these suspicious employment offers which require them to pay money for whatever reason to secure a job opportunity, to ignore them because the government will never charge people a job application or handling fee.

The department has been inundated with queries from members of the public and media to verify the authenticity of these letters.

These letters were not issued by the Department and the public should ignore them and not pay any cent to secure job opportunities in the public sector.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr Foster Mohale
Health Departmental Spokesperson
Mr Doctor Tshwale
Spokesperson for Health Minister
063 657 8487