n Local Government Bulletin - Expanded Public Works Programme : role of municipalities

Volume 7, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) will spend R15 to R20 billion on labour-intensive projects by 2009. The short-term goal is to create a million temporary jobs to alleviate poverty, especially in rural areas. The EPWP promotes longer-term employment through learnerships and other programmes targeting unskilled labourers. Though it was officially launched in September 2004, many municipalities have yet to implement the EPWP.

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