Department distances itself from fake fumigation tender advert
The North West Department of Health hereby distances itself from an advertised tender for fumigation supposedly for a certain health facility in the Province. The said tender advert has been circulated on social media. It contains serious spelling and grammatical errors and social media users have been left to believe the officials of the Department are incompetent.
The advert is damaging to the image of Department and the North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has called on Law enforcement agencies to pursue such scammers and bring them to book.
We did a verification of current and advertised tenders and our Supply Chain Management has concluded the advert is fake and a scam. The department has not advertised any tender for fumigation. I therefore warn the business community and urge everyone to be vigilant about these scammers , said MEC Sambatha.
All tenders below R2 million are done at the district, and below R500 000 at facility level. However, none of our districts and facilities have any knowledge of this advert.
MEC Sambatha has also warned young people especially matriculants and those looking for jobs to be vigilant against recent scams about intake of nursing students and advertisement of jobs in our health facilities.
At the beginning of every year there are scammers in the Province who claim that they can place students in our nursing college and demand a fee for forms and registration.
The Department wish to state that there is no amount requested for students for admission or for forms at the nursing colleges. The same is the case with advertisement of posts.
No money should be paid to anyone for employment in the North West Department of Health. Job seekers must also thoroughly scrutinize vacancies advertised online.
All government vacancies are advertised on newspapers and on the Department of Public Service and Administration website.
Source: Government of South Africa