Urbanisation brings with it opportunities for economic growth and job creation, which is of critical importance in addressing South Africa’s severe unemployment crisis.
Through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), the South African Cities Network explores the value proposition of public employment programmes and reflects on the performance of participating metros in achieving their EPWP targets and showcases interventions and best practice in achieving the EPWP’s goals.
The EPWP creates work opportunities in four sectors:
Government-funded infrastructure projects
Non-profit organisations and community work programmes
Public environment and culture programmes
Public social programmes