So you want a fake medical certificate? Meet Mancane and co.

Reporter Pharie Sefali obtained a medical certificate in Katlehong. Photo by Oupa Nkosi.

Between Vlei and Ngwenya streets in the Maphanga district of Katlehong on the East Rand, behind a busy BP garage, these “businessmen” sell authentic hospital certificates to desperate employees at a rate of R80 a day (at a bulk discount of R200 for five days, or R600 for three weeks).