KZN Health warns of fake advert

02 January 2020

The KZN Department of Health has again become the target of job scammers, this time purporting to offer employment at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital.

The fake advert claims to seek candidates for jobs such as general staff, kitchen staff, data capturers and enrolled nurses. (Please see attached).

The Department urges members of the public to avoid falling victims to such scams, and rather familiarise themselves with the recruitment processes of the Department, and to note that:

  • The Department advertises its vacancies on reputable newspapers, the Department of Public Service and Administration’s website (, and its own official website (, as well as occasionally on its official Facebook page.
  • There is never any amount requested, on the printed advert or telephonically. This would constitute bribery, which is illegal.
  • There is always a reference number included for every advert.
  • The Department only receives physical job applications, not via email or fax.

The Department encourages the public to exercise caution, and verify all adverts circulated on social media with the above mentioned sites, or to telephone the Department on 033 395 2111, and confirm the authenticity of posts.

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