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n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - Technical analysis of the employment creation potential of a National Public Works Programme : technical paper

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2019
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Abstract

The level of unemployment in South Africa is high, and there are huge backlogs of housing and related infrastructure. Furthermore, there is a shortage of individual, community and institutional capacity to build and maintain infrastructure in underdeveloped areas. Seeking to contribute to the alleviation of these problems, the National Economic Forum carried out a pre-investment study for a national public works programme (NPWP). This paper describes the work and conclusions of the Technical Focus Group of the pre-investment study. A conceptual framework for an NPWP is described. The sectors that could fall under an NPWP are identified and the potential for increasing labour intensity in each of the sectors is estimated. A technical model of an NPWP is developed, through which recommendations are made regarding the rate of expansion of an NPWP in the different sectors.

Suid-Afrika het 'n hoe werkloosheidsvlak en daar is 'n groot tekort aan behuising en gepaardgaande dienste. Daar is ook 'n tekort aan individuele, gemeenskaps- en inrigtingskapasiteit vir die bou en instandhouding van dienste in onderontwikkelde gebiede. Die Nasionale Ekonomiese Forum het onlangs 'n voorbeleggingstudie uitgevoer vir 'n nasionale openbare werke-program (NOWP). Hierdie verhandeling beskryf die bedrywighede en gevolgtrekkings van die Tegniese Instellingsgroep wat die voorbeleggingstudie uitgevoer het. Die voorgestelde raamwerk vir 'n NOWP word beskryf. Die sektore wat moontlik onder die NOWP ingesluit kan word, word geidentifiseer. Die potensiaal vir werkskepping in elke sektor word geskat. 'n Tegniese model van die NOWP word ontwikkel en aanbevelings word oor die groeitempo van die NOWP in die verskillende bedrywe gemaak.

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