oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - eThekwini Zibambele Poverty Alleviation Programme - Joint Winner - Community-based Projects Category : SAICE 2012 Awards

Volume 20, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Zibambele Poverty Alleviation Programme is run by eThekwini's Roads and Stormwater Maintenance (RSM) Department. Zibambele is a poverty alleviation programme which targets destitute women-headed households, mainly in the rural areas. The purpose of the programme is to provide essential road maintenance and other labour-intensive activities, in return for a monthly payment. Over time the programme has matured into a very significant employer of mainly unskilled and otherwise unemployable labour, reaching into every corner of the municipality.

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