The eThekwini Municipality cautions all job seekers and learnership candidates of an ongoing scam where a Sizakala email requests job seekers and those seeking learnerships to deposit money and send through their curriculum vitaes.
Spokesman of the eThekwini Municipality, Msawakhe Mayisela, said the matter is currently being investigated by the Integrity and Investigations Unit.
“All Sizakala Customer Unit staff have been made aware of the scam. Any member of the public who has any information or can assist in apprehending the culprits, are urged to report this illicit behaviour to the Integrity and Investigations Unit on 0800-20-20-20,” added Mayisela.
Head of the Sizakala Customer Unit, Mavuso Tshabalala, condemned such criminal activity and warns job seekers to not pay money to con artists, who promise them jobs in the municipality.
“All applicants are warned that the municipality does not charge any fees for jobs. Any applicant who pays to secure a job is engaging in an unlawful act. They should report the scammer immediately,” said Tshabalala.
Job seekers are requested to follow the correct procedures when applying for a job. Funded, approved vacancies are advertised every fortnight in the Municipality’s Staff Vacancy Circular.
It is published in the municipal publication – Metro eZasegagasini and on the municipal website.