Expanded Public Works Programme, South Africa

Expanded Public Works Programme, South Africa

Overview - A flagship national programme in South Africa - the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities.  Launched in April 2004 the immediate goal of the EPWP phase one was to help alleviate unemployment by creating at least 1 million work opportunities, of which at least 40% of beneficiaries will be women, 30% youth and 2% people with disabilities.

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