n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The Expanded Public Works Programme : policy, rhetoric, reality and opportunities foregone during the expenditure of over R40 billion on infrastructure : construction and project management

Volume 20, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In South Africa, the problems of unemployment (approximately 40% unemployed according to the broad definition and over 25% using the narrow definition) and poverty alleviation are of national strategic importance. The government of South Africa has made a nationally significant response to this problem through the largest development programme in the country's recent history. The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is a visionary component of the South African government's multi-pronged strategies towards poverty alleviation, job creation and skills development.

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