Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)

(Western Cape Government)
What is the EPWP?
The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is one of the many programmes offered by the Western Cape Government and the National Department of Public Works. The EPWP aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities at the EPWP.

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"

Who Qualifies to Work on EPWP Projects?
  • Unemployed individuals
  • Unskilled individuals
  • Women
  • Youth (16-35)
  • Disabled persons
  • Adult men

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The content on this page was last updated on 16 October 2017