Mogale City Local Municipality (MCLM) would like to again make members of the public aware of yet another job scam that has surfaced. In the latest scam, unsuspecting job seekers receive SMSs frequently from a 073 310 3617 number inviting or requesting them to secure a booking to an interview for a job (usually an Admin Clerk position) that they may or may not have applied for. Some job seekers receive calls from mobile number 066 398 5742 inviting them to a job interview.

We caution the public against falling prey to these scams and continue to emphasise that:

  • Applying for employment in the municipality is free – anyone asking for money is breaking the law and is most probably not an employee of MCLM
  • All vacant positions, tenders and quotations are only advertised in targeted national newspapers and on the municipal website
  • If the job listing is not on, it does not exist. Those posing as consultants or using online media platforms are fraudsters
  • If you did not contact Mogale City for a job but the municipality supposedly contacts you with a job offer, it is a scam. Scammers could have found your CV online and used your details targeting you as a desperate job seeker
  • Mogale City never sends shortlisted candidates job offers interview invitations or job offers via SMS or email

If you suspect to have received fraudulent communication from the municipality or have been approached by an individual/s or agency that attempts to solicit a fee or request your banking details using MCLM brand, please do not cooperate. We urge you to contact our Corporate Ethics Division on (011) 951 2595 or (011) 951 1719. Alternatively send an email to

Issued by:
Mogale City Local Municipality 
Corporate Ethics Division
Tel: (011) 951 2595 /(011) 951 1719