The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), launched in 2004, is one of the South African government’s short-to-medium term programmes aimed at reducing unemployment. The EPWP has achieved this aim through the provision of work opportunities, coupled with training.
The EPWP is divided into four sectors, creating work opportunities in each sector:
The EPWP also provides training-and-enterprise development support at a sub-programme level.
Completion of Project
The project scope of services consists of the following:
by the Department of Public Works
Issued by: Directorate: Marketing/Communications
“In the first Phase (2004/05 to 2008/09) the Programme created 1.6 million work opportunities, surpassing the 1 million Cabinet-mandated target a year ahead of schedule. During the implementation of the EPWP Phase 2, (2009/10 to 2013/14) the EPWP created 4 069 640 work opportunities.”
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