BY REGINALD KANYANE
MEC for community safety and transport management department, Dr Mpho Motlhabane said he is concern about a 12 months traffic training learnership advert doing rounds on social media and some of other platforms.
“We are warning the unemployed young people of this province and South Africa at large to be wary of these bogus traffic learnership advertisements that was globalised. The advert is captured as Traffic Officer Learnership X 250. This is not an advert from our department.
“Our last 12 months advert for traffic training learnership was globalised early in 2016 with the last intake of 20 learners to compliment the 2016/17 financial intake recently. Those intakes commenced their training at the traffic college in January 2017,” Motlhabane said.
He further said his department is in line with the national call for intensive traffic training and has introduced a new three year traffic learnership training diploma. Motlhabane said the advert was closed on January 6 this year.
“Communities are alerted that the circulating advert has no letterhead of the department, recruit learners to train for the next 12 months period and applicants are requested to download the application form from a link provided by these bogus initiators.
“Note that all our department advertisements including traffic training learnerships are published with our letterhead including correct logo, address and contact details. Applicants are requested to fill in the Z83 application form and we do not specify the number of positions available for the learnership,” he said.
Motlhabane added that they were not sure of the intentions of the people behind this. He said this could end up putting the lives of the people in danger and eventually lose their hard-earned monies.
“We request unemployed youth not to fall for these bogus schemes. They must ignore the advert and never attempt to apply or respond. They are also advised to report anyone who is suspicious of being behind this scam.
“Let us avoid further circulation of the advert as that could lead you to be an accessory to the crime ring unintentionally,” he said.