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The business of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the social sector

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T07:40:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T07:40:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6385
dc.description September en
dc.description.abstract An increasing number of people are becoming conversant with the aims and goals of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). These numbers, however, constitute a far cry from the desired critical mass of the target people whom the EPWP is intended to benefit. Beyond the promise and expectation of a million jobs, the quality of this awareness remains nascent and emerging. What is required is an accompanying effort aimed at enhancing a deeper understanding, knowledge and practice based on the nature of the EPWP in general, and its extension to the Social Sector in particular. Contributing to this understanding is the now familiar definition that the EPWP is one part of an overall government strategy to reduce poverty through the alleviation and reduction of unemployment. It is a deliberate approach so that participants gain the necessary skills, increase their capacity to earn an income and increase their chances of getting gainful employment or embarking on sustainable entrepreneurial activities at a community level. Furthermore, it is also one of the key interventions in the second economy to address the social and economic inequities. This meaning of the EPWP is as true for the infrastructure sector as it is for the economic, the environmental and cultural sector. Extended to the social sector, the meaning has, unwittingly, yet to manifest the far salient and profound role of the EPWP in this sector. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME (EPWP) en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT CREATION en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title The business of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the social sector en
dc.type Research report-other en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4257 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1326 en
dc.outputnumber 2804 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ramachela, O. (2005) The business of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the social sector. (September). en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ramachela, O. en


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