SANDF warns about fake job offers

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has issued a warning to the public not to fall for fake and fraudulent job offers from unscrupulous people.

The SANDF said in statement that they have been alerted to a social media advert about a fake SA Army Traineeship Programme for 2022 posted by “criminals” using the name of the South African army.

“This unrelenting criminal act is viewed as a severe misrepresentation of the SA army, its badge, and the image of the SANDF,” said the SANDF.

The Director of Defence Corporate Communication, Andries Mahapa, warned unsuspecting youths not to engage with the scammers.

“The SANDF uses both media statements as well as all official SANDF social media platforms to announce the start of a recruitment drive. We provide legitimate application forms on our website as well as in various national newspapers,” said Mahapa.

“The fake job adverts are posted by people known in the communities in which our citizens live. For this reason the SANDF is making an earnest call to members of various communities, who have knowledge of these perpetrators, to report their location, names and activities to the nearest military establishment or law enforcement agencies anonymously,” said Mahapa.

Blaine Jones

blaine@centralmediagroup.co.za