- South Africans are desperately searching for employment opportunities and scams targeting citizens are rife
- With millions on the hunt for a job, a scam has been circulating on social media
- Briefly.co.za dismantles an ad claiming to be searching for Home Affairs officials
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
An estimated 10 million citizens are currently on the hunt for permanent employment and criminals are making the most of the unfortunate situation.
Briefly.co.za spotted an ad that claimed the Department of Homes Affairs is on the hunt for potential employees.
With 1 300 jobs offered and an R8 000 salary offered to citizens in all provinces, many were eager to shoot their shot.
READ ALSO: Fact Check: No, Home Affairs isn't about to discontinue old IDs
Unfortunately, the post is definitely a scam. The 'Jobs learnership and bursary' site shares numerous posts claiming to be searching for government employees and workers for some big South African companies like Pep and Pick n Pay.
However, neither the state or these retail giants search for potential candidates on social media sites.
Siya Qoza, spokesperson for the minister of Aome affairs, confirmed that the department wasn't currently recruiting general workers.
In addition to this, he warned open positions were posted to the department's website and newspapers, but not on Facebook.
In other news, a post circulated recently claiming that the old green ID books were set to be discontinued in April.
This was slammed as 'fake news' by the department, whi was adamant there were no plans in place in this regard.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!