Be warned of fraudulent or fake Requests for Quotations (RFQ) issued in the name of the Department of Human Settlements (DHS).

Some of these fraudulent activities even use fake social media accounts which promise tenders and other economic opportunities within human settlements sector in the name of the Minister and other officials within the Department of Human Settlements.

The latest of these scams is a request for quotation (RFQ) of JPNW 240W LED POWER FLOOD LIGHTS.  This fraudulent request is issued in the name of the Deputy Director General, Sindisiwe Ngxongo. The Human Settlements domain is but the used for this RFQ is

We request potential suppliers to be vigilant when responding to these RFQs. We applaud members of the public who continue to alert or seek clarity from the Department when they receive these suspicious requests.

Members of the public and potential suppliers are warned of these fraudulent activities and are encouraged to report them to the law enforcement agencies.


Issued by the Department of Human Settlements

Date: 29 June 2017

Call centre number: 0800 146 873

Press Release Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017