Extracted from text ... In April 2004, President Thabo Mbeki addressed the nation in a presidential bid
to recount the successes, the highlights and the weaknesses still prevalent in
our country after a decade of democracy. One of the leading cure-alls to South
Africa's problems comprised the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
IMIESA assesses the successes and challenges involved in these programmes.
By Lynda Gibson
The EPWP - the
South African cure-all?
At the outset of his address, President
Mbeki took a direct quote from
former President Nelson Mandela:
"...the purpose that will drive this government
shall be the expansion of ..