The State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities 2019-2020
The success of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the cities of the South African Cities Network (SACN), and the innovation and learning that have emerged through the EPWP-SACN Reference Group (RG), have been captured in 15 ‘State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities’ reports covering the period from 2004 to 2019. This publication, for the 2019/2020 period running from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, constitutes the 16th annual report.
The aim of this report is to highlight and analyse the progress and implementation of the EPWP by the SACN Cities in the 2019/20 year, as the EPWP transitions into Phase IV; and to further examine the integrated analysis of the programme, looking at future directions and trends. The eight member cities of the SACN include the cities of Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni; the metropolitan municipalities of Buffalo City and Mangaung; and the municipalities of eThekwini, Msunduzi and Nelson Mandela Bay. The City of Cape Town, although not currently a SACN member city, has been included in this report for comparative analysis purposes.