Expanded Public Works Programme

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19/06/2015

The EPWP Social Sector provides work opportunities to unemployed and unskilled people through the delivery of social development and community protection services such as:
Early Childhood Development: Provide education and care to children in the temporary absence of their parents or adult caregivers. Services include provision of child health, nutrition, education, psychosocial and other needs within the context of the family and the community. The beneficiaries are provided with skills to increase their capacity to generate an income hence improving care and learning environment,
Home Community Based Care: Provide basic health services needs by formal or informal caregivers employed in EPWP projects to people in their own homes or home based care that the community can access closer to their homes,
School nutrition programme: The programme employs community members as food handlers to provide food to children from needy families and thus address malnutrition,
Community Crime Prevention: It is aimed at encouraging community members by employing volunteers in EPWP projects to be active in helping to identify community safety priorities for their neighbourhoods,
School Mass Participation: The programme provides work opportunities to sports coaches and encourages members of the public to participate actively in sports with the objectives of promoting good health, self-realisation, community development and social cohesion, and
Kha Ri Gude (Tshivenda for 'let us learn') is a Mass Literacy Campaign aimed at inviting adults who missed out on their schooling, and who cannot read nor write, to join literacy classes provided across the country.

19/06/2015

Cooperative training that has been happening in the north west this week

17/06/2015

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03/06/2015

The EPWP Social Sector provides work opportunities to unemployed and unskilled people through the delivery of social development and community protection services such as:
Early Childhood Development: Provide education and care to children in the temporary absence of their parents or adult caregivers. Services include provision of child health, nutrition, education, psychosocial and other needs within the context of the family and the community. The beneficiaries are provided with skills to increase their capacity to generate an income hence improving care and learning environment,
Home Community Based Care: Provide basic health services needs by formal or informal caregivers employed in EPWP projects to people in their own homes or home based care that the community can access closer to their homes,
School nutrition programme: The programme employs community members as food handlers to provide food to children from needy families and thus address malnutrition,
Community Crime Prevention: It is aimed at encouraging community members by employing volunteers in EPWP projects to be active in helping to identify community safety priorities for their neighbourhoods,
School Mass Participation: The programme provides work opportunities to sports coaches and encourages members of the public to participate actively in sports with the objectives of promoting good health, self-realisation, community development and social cohesion, and
Kha Ri Gude (Tshivenda for 'let us learn') is a Mass Literacy Campaign aimed at inviting adults who missed out on their schooling, and who cannot read nor write, to join literacy classes provided across the country.

28/05/2015

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The EPWP is a national government initiative aimed at creating 8 million job opportunities for unemployed South Africans through subsidies administered through provincial and municipal authorities. The jobs range from street cleaning, to community safety and fire-fighting http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/pay-me-for-your-jobs-1.1849626 #.VT9lINKqqkp

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20/05/2015

This is an important component of the programme, as the challenge of unemployment and poverty, especially amongst our youth, should not be underestimated

20/05/2015

The EPWP is a national government initiative aimed at creating 8 million job opportunities for unemployed South Africans through subsidies administered through provincial and municipal authorities. The jobs range from street cleaning, to community safety and fire-fighting http://www.iol.co.za/…/crim…/pay-me-for-your-jobs-1.1849626…

19/05/2015

Expanded Public Works Programme

Timeframe and Costs

As indicated, the programme has an implementation period of three years. Phase 1 of the programme will be the Establsihment Phase and will be from December 2014 up to end of March 2015. The target is to put at least 4,000 students through an induction training and provide them with start-up its as part of the establishment phase. The establishment phase will also include preperations for project implementation of these 4,000 students in the following areas:

a) Bakery;
b) Agriculture – Agro, Poultry,
c) Brick-making and Brick-paving;
d) Waste management (Recycling);
e) Beauty and Cosmetology;
f) Housing Construction;
g) Business Centre – photocopying, web design;
h) Road Maintenance and Construction;
i) Manufacturing – Stationary, Door Frame;
j) Facility Management;
k) Security; and
l) Cleaning.

The table below provide an overview of the different phases of implementation; responsibilities; timeframes and indicative costs.

19/05/2015

Expanded Public Works Programme

The EPWP is a national government initiative aimed at creating 8 million job opportunities for unemployed South Africans through subsidies administered through provincial and municipal authorities. The jobs range from street cleaning, to community safety and fire-fighting http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/pay-me-for-your-jobs-1.1849626 #.VT9lINKqqkp

19/05/2015

Expanded Public Works Programme

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08/05/2015

creates more EPWP jobs training is taking place this week

30/04/2015

creates more EPWP jobs

28/04/2015

The EPWP is a national government initiative aimed at creating 8 million job opportunities for unemployed South Africans through subsidies administered through provincial and municipal authorities. The jobs range from street cleaning, to community safety and fire-fighting http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/pay-me-for-your-jobs-1.1849626 #.VT9lINKqqkp

27/04/2015

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24/04/2015

Timeframe and Costs

As indicated, the programme has an implementation period of three years. Phase 1 of the programme will be the Establsihment Phase and will be from December 2014 up to end of March 2015. The target is to put at least 4,000 students through an induction training and provide them with start-up its as part of the establishment phase. The establishment phase will also include preperations for project implementation of these 4,000 students in the following areas:

a) Bakery;
b) Agriculture – Agro, Poultry,
c) Brick-making and Brick-paving;
d) Waste management (Recycling);
e) Beauty and Cosmetology;
f) Housing Construction;
g) Business Centre – photocopying, web design;
h) Road Maintenance and Construction;
i) Manufacturing – Stationary, Door Frame;
j) Facility Management;
k) Security; and
l) Cleaning.

The table below provide an overview of the different phases of implementation; responsibilities; timeframes and indicative costs.

24/04/2015

Implementation

Implementation of the programme will be over a period of 3 years, from December 2014 to December 2017.

The following 4 phases are defined in the Service Level Agreement and the implementation programme will follow these phases:

5.1 Project establishment phase:-
– Orientation of participants in the EPWP to ensure all understand programme and benefits;
– Mass Media Communication including all parts of mass communication directed to both external and internal stakeholders;
– Briefing key stakeholders;
– Assessment of current skills, experiences and needs of current participants in the EPWP;
– Assessment of geographical distribution of participants and per sector (with a view to determine how many co-ops for which sector where);
– Assessment of service delivery needs of government and local municipalities to identify potential long-term service level agreement opportunities for the cooperatives;
– Grouping of participants per sector and per geographical area and form them into cooperatives;
– Identification of geographical sites, based on the strategic direction by the Provincial Government
– Establish Project Management Unit
– Establishment of virtual Training Academy
– Preparations for initial induction training and
– Development of overall implementation programme

5.2 Infrastructure and Structuring Phase:-
– Audit of government infrastructure;
– Capitalization of the cooperatives in line with the areas of delivery; and
– Governance and constitution.

5.3 Placement, Capacity building and Training Phase:-
– Establish the North West Skills and Training Academy or Centre;
– Undertake Skills audit;
– Identify training requirements
– Networking and Agreements with Training Institutions, Mentors, Private Sector and Government;
– Implement training interventions; and
– Placement of participants.

5.4 Sustainability Mentorship and Business Development Phase:-
– Mentorship;
– Marketing;
– Enterprise development;
– Long-Term service level agreements; and
– Business Plans.

24/04/2015

Governance

It is foreseen that the programme will be governed by a Steering Commttee (SC). The role of the SC will be to provide strategic direction; address issues on political level; address issues that could not be resolved at other levels; monitor progress through regular progres reports and allocation of future budget allocations towards the programme. It is envisaged that the SC will comprise of representatives from the MEC for Public Works and Roads; MEC for Rural Development; HOD, Public Works and Roads; Provincial Programme Manager for this programme; Chief Finacial Officer or representative from Provincial Treasury.

A Project Management Unit (PMU) wil be established in Mafikeng and it will be jointly managed by OTP and the Programme Manager, Provincial Department of Public Works and Roads. The PMU will be responsible for financial management, sub-contacting and contract management, procurement, compliance management, administrative tasks related to this programme, preparing progress reports for key stakeholders and SC, provide secretarial sercives to SC and other governance structures, and Monitoring and Evalaution on a monthly basis.

A programme management structure will be established to ensure effective management. A programme manager will be appointed for each economic sector and project managers will be appointed for each specific project. The PMU will coordinate the work of the programme managers. The programme managers will coordinate the work of the project managers. These programme managers will be responsible to provide guidance for project managers and service providers appointed within the respective programmes; provide guidance with development of individual project plans per intervention; and providing monthly progress reports against project plans to the PMU. They will also be responsible for regular monitoring against performance targets; and compliance with government and industry regulations. Templates for monitoring, compliance and QA will be provided by the PMU. Reporting from project managers to programme managers; and from programme managers to the PMU will happen on a monthly basis. OTP will be overall responsible for the work of the PMU and programme implementation according to the Letter of Appointmnet nad Service Level Agreement.

OTP will develop an operational procedure that will make provision for identification, formulation, approval, and implementation process according to PMBOK principles. The PMU will facilitate the process for aproval of project plans. The Programme Manager: Provincial Department of Public Works and Roads will be responsible for approval of project plans.

A Technical Team (TM) will be establish to plan approved project proposals, coordinate activities between core partners and deal with technical issues related to individual projects. The Team members will consist of representatives from OTP, DAWN, MPM and Gaborona Consulting. The TM will agree on implementation plans and division of labour.

OTP will establish a Virtual Capacity and Skills Development Academy to facilitate all training and capacity development interventions of this programme; as well as the functioning of the respective Incubation Centres as envisaged. The Academy will be responsible for sub-contracting training and skills development service providers such as TVET Colleges, universities and private training instituttions; ensure compliance with SETA and other government regulations; ensure consistancy related to capacity development (including skills developmet and training) across programmes and projects; quality control; reporting; establishment of partnerships with TVET Colleges and other partners; selection and appointment of mentors; facilitate private sector support; implementation of the Incubation Programme.

24/04/2015

Concept

Participants in the EPWP will be profiled and assessed to determine current skills levels; experiences and aptitudes. They will then be grouped into economic sectors according to their profiles, skills levels, needs and assessment results. They will, as far as possible, grouped into co-operatives according to geographical distribution and economic sectors, based on the outcome of the assessment. Those that don't want to be incorporated in Co-operatives will be placed with private sector, government programmes or in their own business enterprises.

A Programme Structure will be established for effective implementation and coordination of related activities. Please see paragraph 4 below for detail.

Participants will receive a short induction programme that will include orientation detailing the programme; functioning of co-operatives; nationally alighned technical skills orientation related to their specific sector; start-up kit relevant to the sector. Provincial accredited service providers will be appointed to provide these training interventions. OTP will be responsible for overall programme management, Qaulity Assurance, Monitoring and Evalaution to ensure Compliance of content and Providers. OTP will ensure alignment of induction material to natioanal standards. The first part of the induction training will include a briefing of the functioning of Co-operatives and how it is foreseen to be implemented in this programme.

Each student will receive a basic start-up kit relevant to his/her economic sector. The kits wil contain basic equipment and consumables needed to perform the tasks related to the training and skills. The kits will be used during induction and other training to follow so that the participants can be skilled on the use of their equipment. This initial training will be phase 1 of a comprehensive capacity development programme that will follow. Participants will have choices they can explore, but the intention is to ensure all participants receive a full qualification over the period of implementation of this programme. The capacity development component will consist out of three major components; namely, technical skillls (practical and teoretical), enterprise management skills, and mentoring.

All training will be conducted on site of operation. Some teoretical components of the training will be conducted at district level to make it accesible to all participants and to ensure efficiency.

Detailed project plans, in line with relevant sector criteria will be developed for each individual project. These projects will be submitted to the Programme Manager (PM) of the Department of P***c Works and Roads, North West Province for approval before implementation of operational plans will kick off.

OTP will facilitate support from private sector to provide mentors from industry. They will support the learnerships and skills development programmes that will be part of co-operative development. In addition, OTP will facilitate the establishment of Incubation Centres per economic sector. A virtual Capacity Development Academy will be estabished to manage the capacity development component of this programme. A detailed concept and implementation plan will be developed as part of the establsihment phase.

The operational component will cover the actual enterprise development and putting the co-operatives into business. This may include long-term service level agreements with municipalities to provide services to municipalities, such as road maintenance; construction of housing; cleaning; security; printing services etc. It may also include agricultural related enterprises; hair/beauty salons; electricians; car-wash; etc. OTP will sub-contract various accredited service providers to assist with operational implementation. The foscus will be to appoint local experties and providers as far as possible, ensuring NSDS3 targets in capacitating TVET colleges to fulfil their provincial mandate and roll.

The sustainability componenet will cover long-term service level agreements; partnerships with private sector companies; mentoring services through the Incubation programme and placements in permanent jobs. Local TVET colleges will be an integral part of the structures that will be put in place. Where needed, capacities of these Colleges will be developed to ensure they can provide the support needed from them.

OTP will be responsible for overall facilitation and programme management; and sub-contract reputable service providers as training providers, mentors, project manager and project implementation of enterprise projects (bakeries, salons, agricutural, sercirity, cleaning, construction, etc). OTP will also facilitate additional supoort and funding from government instruments; SETA’s; DTI, operarional budget allocations of other departmetns and municipalities that are relevant to the programme, private sector, and others.

It will therefore be a joint initiative between government, private sector, municipaliites and communities.

24/04/2015

The proposal is based on the following principles:
• Joint approach between Government, Private sector, funding instruments, training institutions and local communities.
• OTP will work in close collaboration with the Provincial Government of North West Province. The Provincial Government will provide strategic direction; determine priorities; and facilitate support from municipalities and other government departments and institutions where needed.
• OTP will facilitate support from industry leaders in the different sectors such as infrastructure, construction, hospitality, cleaning, security, agriculture, manufacturing (clothing, brick-making, etc), artisans, etc. Sectors included in the programme will depend on an assessment done on skills experience and needs expressed by the current participants in the EPWP.
• Local TVET Colleges, universities and private service providers will be sub-contracted to provide support during implementation. Capacities of local TVET colleges will be developed as part of implementation phase to ensure longer-term support and sustainability.
• OTP will be accountable and responsible for compliance with the Service Level Agreement. In doing so, OTP will enter into service level agreements with various partners and accredited providers to ensure effective and efficient implementation.
SBM OTP Framework and the North West Provincial Government will work together to access funding from government instruments such as SETA’s and the Department of Trade and Industry and elsewhere where needed.

24/04/2015

The Provincial Government of North West Province has appointed approximately 18,000 unemployed citizens of the Province in short-term projects as part of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) drive to address unemployment.
The intention was to keep these people in the programme for a period of one to two years, provide them with skills and empower them to enter into longer-term employment in the private sector afterwards.
The Provincial Department of Public Works and Roads has appointed the SBM OTP Framework (Pty) Ltd (OTP) as service provider on 17 December 2014 to implement the Exit Strategy of the EPWP on their behalf. A copy of the appointment letter is attached as Annexure A.

23/04/2015

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is a national plan aimed at drawing a significant number of unemployed South Africans into productive work.

22/04/2015

The EPWP is a nationwide programme covering all spheres of government and state-owned enterprises. The Programme provides an important avenue for labour absorption and income transfers to poor households in the short to medium-term.

22/04/2015

The EPWP creates work opportunities in four sectors, namely, Infrastructure, Non-State, Environment & Culture and Social, through:

increasing the labour intensity of government-funded infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure sector,
creating work opportunities through the Non-Profit Organisation Programme (NPO) and Community Work Programme (CWP) under the Non-State sector, and
creating work opportunities in public environment and culture programmes under the Environment and Culture sector.
creating work opportunities in public social programmes under the Social sector,

The EPWP also provides Training and Enterprise Development support, at a sub-programme level.

22/04/2015

The EPWP creates work opportunities in four sectors, namely, Infrastructure, Non-State, Environment & Culture and Social, through

22/04/2015

200,000 job opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in a programme which was rolled-out five years ago. The province says more than 35,000 additional job opportunities are to be created in the 2015 financial year. Provincial spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said young people have also benefited from the Department of Public Works Vuk'uphile learnership programme. Currently about 65 learner contractors have already been contracted and awarded road construction and landscaping amongst other projects.

20/04/2015

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20/04/2015

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17/04/2015

The proposal is based on the following principles:
• Joint approach between Government, Private sector, funding instruments, training institutions and local communities.
• OTP will work in close collaboration with the Provincial Government of North West Province. The Provincial Government will provide strategic direction; determine priorities; and facilitate support from municipalities and other government departments and institutions where needed.
• OTP will facilitate support from industry leaders in the different sectors such as infrastructure, construction, hospitality, cleaning, security, agriculture, manufacturing (clothing, brick-making, etc), artisans, etc. Sectors included in the programme will depend on an assessment done on skills experience and needs expressed by the current participants in the EPWP.
• Local TVET Colleges, universities and private service providers will be sub-contracted to provide support during implementation. Capacities of local TVET colleges will be developed as part of implementation phase to ensure longer-term support and sustainability.
• OTP will be accountable and responsible for compliance with the Service Level Agreement. In doing so, OTP will enter into service level agreements with various partners and accredited providers to ensure effective and efficient implementation.
SBM OTP Framework and the North West Provincial Government will work together to access funding from government instruments such as SETA’s and the Department of Trade and Industry and elsewhere where needed.

17/04/2015

The intention was to keep these people in the programme for a period of one to two years, provide them with skills and empower them to enter into longer-term employment in the private sector afterwards.
The Provincial Department of Public Works and Roads has appointed the SBM OTP Framework (Pty) Ltd (OTP) as service provider on 17 December 2014 to implement the Exit Strategy of the EPWP on their behalf. A copy of the appointment letter is attached as Annexure A.

17/04/2015

The Provincial Government of North West Province has appointed approximately 18,000 unemployed citizens of the Province in short-term projects as part of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) drive to address unemployment.

16/04/2015

The Programme is a key government initiative, which contributes to Governments Policy Priorities in terms of decent work & sustainable livelihoods, education, health; rural development; food security & land reform and the fight against crime & corruption.

08/04/2015

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08/04/2015

Expanded Public Works Programme

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