THE EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME (EPWP). INTRODUCTION. BACKGROUND. President’s State of the Nation Address February 2003 Growth and Development Summit June 2003 Cabinet approved conceptual framework November 2003. NEW NATIONAL POVERTY RELIEF FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS.
Nation-wide programme which will draw significant numbers of the unemployed into productive work, so that workers gain skills while they work, and increase their capacity to earn an income
To utilise public sector budgets to reduce and alleviate unemployment