Infographic: EPWP contribution to work opportunities 2014/15

On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Department of Public Works briefed the Portfolio Committee on Public Works on progress of the roll out of Phase 3 of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). According to the Department, the work opportunity targets for 2014/15 were exceeded; however, closer inspection of the data showed that municipalities and provinces were performing better than national departments in terms of work opportunity creation. The EPWP team from the DPW spoke about its close monitoring of municipalities to send a very clear signal that "we are serious about EDWP". MPs were concerned that because the same person could be employed in different projects - and each employment period would be considered as one work opportunity - that it would be considered as more than one job, when it was not. For more information, please see the infographic below.

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