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Scam! No, South Africa’s home affairs department doesn’t advertise jobs on Facebook

A post shared on the scam Facebook page “Jobs learnership and bursary” claims to be recruiting “general workers” in all provinces for South Africa’s department of home affairs

It says permanent jobs are available and no experience is needed. Successful candidates will earn between R9,000 and R15,000 a month.

Strangely, applicants are asked to comment “HELP” and promised that they will then be “inboxed” the details. They are also encouraged to share the ad. 

‘Not recruiting general workers’

But the job advert doesn’t appear on the department’s careers page.   

To be certain, we contacted Siya Qoza, spokesperson for the minister of home affairs. “The department is not recruiting general workers at the moment,” he said. 

Qoza also said home affairs jobs are advertised on the department’s website, Twitter account and in newspapers, but not on Facebook. – Africa Check


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