social sector

Increasing Access to Employment Through Government Programmes: Experience with Expanded Public Works Programme and Community Development Workers

Luka provides an overview of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and its role in supporting community development. It assesses the Community Development Workers (CDW) programme, the principles and rationale for using community development workers, and the nature and scope of their work. It looks specifically at their training, and identifies several challenges in this…


The Business of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the Social Sector

Ramachela provides a brief overview of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and its extension to the social sector. The social sector is seen as the cradle of development and growth, and the EPWP as one entry point to stimulate social capital, address delivery deficits, and move people out of poverty. The EPWP offers a…


Employment Creation Through the Provision of Social Development Services: Exploring the Options

The high unemployment rate in South Africa is a central concern of policy makers. Because there are only a few substantial labour intensive industries, led by the private sector, it has become essential to explore other less mainstream avenues for employment creation. The role of public works programmes has historically focused on the infrastructure sector,…