The Department of Energy has warned the public about a fake Facebook account that allegedly belongs to Minister Tina Joemat Pettersson.
According to the department, the Facebook account – currently operating with the picture and name of the Minister of Energy – is not genuine.
The warning is prompted by various calls to the minister by key stakeholders, who expressed frustration that their Facebook inboxes were not answered.
“The minister does not have a personal or official Facebook or Twitter account in her name, but appreciates the value of social media in enhancing mass communication and information dissemination, and how the social media has revolutionarised corporate communication in all sectors,” the department said in a statement.
“The department of energy, however, does have a Facebook and Twitter account that may be used to follow the activities of both the minister and the deputy minister and the departmental programmes.”
The department’s website is www.energy.gov.za, Facebook https:www.facebook.comagesDepartment-of-Energy316555815114240 and Twitter is @energy_ZA
“The minister hopes the g base of the online community will benefit from the departmental sites, which will also be used to drive the departmental campaigns and programmes,” said the department.
Source : SAnews.gov.za