Media Release
Monday, 19 March 2019
For Immediate Release

Fraudulent Activities Targeting Univen Security Job Seekers

The University of Venda has in the past few days been made aware of telephone/cell phone calls made to some applicants of the security and cleaning jobs that were recently advertised by Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC) that, they are allegedly being sold by unknown individuals in or outside the employ of the University of Venda, purporting to be representing the University and UIGC.

The University of Venda views these allegations in a serious light and would like to unreservedly distance itself from such fraudulent activities and to urge all those with information about these allegations to contact the University’s Tip-off Anonymous, 0800 212 755, e-mail

The University of Venda would like to reiterate that under no circumstances will job seekers be asked for funds in the pre-recruitment and post-recruitment processes. We take this matter very seriously and are taking all appropriate measures, including working with relevant authorities, to bring to book all those involved in this fraudulent scheme. We therefore urge applicants for any advertised position at the University of Venda or UIGC to exercise caution, in order to avoid falling victim to recruitment fraud.

We recommend that you do not respond to anyone making unsolicited offers of employment on behalf of the University of Venda. In a situation where you are asked for payment of any kind by a person claiming to represent the University of Venda or UIGC, please contact your local police station or law enforcement authority as this could be fraud.
For more information, please contact the CEO of UIGC, Dr John Mudau at 072 977 7064 or email to

The University of Venda aspires to be at the centre of tertiary education for rural and regional development in Southern Africa. For more information about the University of Venda, visit

Issued by: Takalani Dzaga APR
Director of Communications and Marketing
Private Bag X5050

Tel: 015 962 8112
Cell: 082 745 3090 or email to

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