Q: Why you must not pay Recruitment agencies!
A: This is what the Department of Labour (which registers private recruitment agencies) says about charging of fees by private employment agencies:
‘No person may charge a fee to any work seeker for providing employment services to that work seeker.’
(Act No. 4 of 2014: Employment Services Act, 2014)
We have seen recruitment agency advertise juicy jobs, only when you phone they say ‘That one is taken, but if you pay R200 (or R500) we can put you on the the list for another job.’
Job seekers who pay never get the promised job!
So if a recruitment agency tries to charge you for anything, run as fast as you can!