Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)
What is the EPWP?
The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is one of the many programmes offered by the Western Cape Government.
The EPWP aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities at the EPWP.
In the programme, public bodies from all spheres of government (in terms of their normal mandates and budgets) and the
non-state sector (which are supported by government incentives) purposefully raise the creation of work opportunities for unemployed and poor people
in South Africa through the delivery of public and community services. Training and enterprise development are implemented in sector-specific programmes
to enhance service delivery and beneficiary well-being.
What Does the EPWP Aim to Do?
- To bring the unemployed into a temporary working environment.
- The unemployed will obtain skills and gain work experience.
- The unemployed will receive a stipend (allowance).
- To enhance their chances of future employment and/or trigger their "entrepreneurial spirit".
Expanded Public Works Programme [EPWP]
Directorate: People Development
Sub Directorate: People Development and Training Programmes
Western Cape Government: Health | P O Box 2060 | Cape Town | 8000
Office: +27 21 483 3785