Beware of fake health practictioners

If you suspect someone is posing as an environmental health practitioner, formerly known as health inspectors, you might not be far off.

The City of Johannesburg’s Environmental Health Directorate would like to warn the public against people posing as Environmental Health Practitioners.

Nkosinathi Nkabinde, spokesperson for the City, said the impostors are issuing fraudulent business licenses, permits and Certificates of Acceptability to business owners, and charging them for these services.

“Please note that the issuing of a Certificate of Acceptability is free of charge. No rewards must be made for services rendered as that might be considered as a bribe. A criminal case will be opened [with the police] against any client and official for acts of fraud and corruption,” he said.

For business licenses and permits, there are stipulated tariffs and the only costs involved and payable are those that have been approved by council.

Health Permits are issued in accordance with the Public Health bylaws, Nkabinde said.

Remember, all City of Johannesburg’s Environmental Health Practitioners have official identification cards that they must produce at all times when conducting an inspection.

Details: For more information on Environmental Health issues, call 011 407 6494 / 6545.

Become a member of our WhatsApp community by sending your name & surname to 079 439 5345. 

  AUTHOR
Chantelle Fourie
Metro Reporter

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Beware of City Power imposters

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other