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  Jackson Mabuza, Sectional Leader  
  Jackson was one of the million people who got the opportunity to work on the Expanded Public Works Programme between 2005 and 2010. The Business Trust assisted the Department of Public Works to accelerate the implementation of the programme, which achieved its target to provide work for one million people in four years instead of five. The programme will be further expanded to provide income and work for one million people per annum by 2014.  
 
Name Expanded Public Works Support Programme (EPWSP)
Strategic Partner Department of Public Works (DPW)
Period March 2005 - Dec 2009
Budget R110 million
Purpose The programme was designed to accelerate the implementation of the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme by providing strategic support to the Department of Public Works and operational support to provinces, municipalities and state owned enterprises.
The national Expanded Public Works Programme is a government initiative that seeks to create opportunities for unemployed people to earn an income and gain skills whilst at the time improving public services in the country. This includes work in the infrastructure, environmental and social sectors.
Impact The national programme was assisted to provide 1,4million work opportunities between 2000 and 2004. The programme assisted the Department to design and launch EPWP Phase II which will provide 1 million work opportunities per year by 2014.

  Target Actual
Work opportunities 1 000 000 1 400 000
 
 
  To learn more about the Business Trust’s Expanded Public Works Support Programme, click here
To learn more about the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme, click here
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