WE HAVE been made aware of fresh new attempts to mislead the public by offering fake jobs at the Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital (DPKISH), which is due to open in the Bridge City area of KwaMashu, north of Durban.
Following a fake online advert which was circulated in early February – and quickly denounced by the Department as a blatant lie - a new message has now emerged and is also being widely circulated on social media.
This false message invites people from Ntuzuma, KwaMashu, Lindelani and Inanda to a meeting that will purportedly be held on the hospital premises on 03 March 2019. The message urges the public to bring CVs and IDs and refers to “all kinds of job categories” that will ostensibly be discussed or offered.
This has caused much confusion.
As the KZN Department of Health, we wish to make it officially known that we have absolutely NOTHING to do with this meeting, and that this is actually an illegal process. The Department has NOT yet issued any kind of invitation for people to submit their CVs for consideration for employment.
The ONLY posts for which recruitment processes have so far been started are those of the Executive Structure (CEO, Nursing Manager, Finacial Manager, HR Manager etc) of this hospital, which are extremely senior posts. This planned meeting is therefore NOT sanctioned by the Department, and can only be the work of people with nefarious intentions and a hidden agenda.
We therefore wish to warn the public that attending this meeting will equate to a waste of time. We call upon the public to disregard invitations to this meeting, and to guard against such misleading information, and rather be patient until the jobs recruitment process for the DPKISH officially begins. This will be done through official channels and recruitment processes, which will be soon.
We are aware that the rate of unemployment is high in the province, and country. This caring ANC-led Government is trying its best to address the challenge of unemployment by stimulating economic growth and job-creation through establishments such as this hospital – while addressing the health needs of our community.
To ensure that the recruitment process is inclusive, legal and above board, relevant structures and leadership will be appraised of theses processes.
We wish to plead with our communities to understand that even this recruitment process will not singularly solve the challenge of unemployment, but it will make a meaningful difference.
So, to our fellow compatriots, we are saying please beware and not fall victim these hoax adverts. The posts for Dr Pixley kaIsaka Seme Memorial Hospital will be advertised soon, on reputable newspapers and official government online platforms.
Issued by KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, MEC for Health in KwaZulu-Natal