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EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME. EPWP DEFINITION. Nation-wide programme which will draw significant numbers of the unemployed into productive work, so that potential entrepreneurs & workers gain skills while at work , and increase their capacity to earn an income. ROLE OF PUBLIC WORKS.

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epwp definition
EPWP DEFINITION

Nation-wide programme which will drawsignificant

numbers of the unemployed intoproductive work, so

that potentialentrepreneurs & workers gain skills

while at work, andincrease their capacity to earn an

income.

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role of public works
ROLE OF PUBLIC WORKS
  • DPW does not control funding; has a role of influencing how money is spent
  • EPWP has four pillars: infrastructure; economic; social and environmental sectors
  • DPW performs overall coordination of the programme, i.e. supporting lead sector departments and provincial coordinating departments
  • Another DPW role is leading the infrastructure sector (Building and maintenance)

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social sector
SOCIAL SECTOR

Aims to create work opportunities through

learnerships and skills development

initiatives in the areas of Home/Community

Based Care (HCBC) and Early Childhood

Development (ECD). And an accompanying

aim is to expand the beneficiary base serviced

by the skilled practitioners

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economic sector
ECONOMIC SECTOR
  • Work opportunities are created through utilising general govt expenditure on goods and services to provide experience component of small enterprise learnership programmes.
  • A New Venture Creation Leanership (NVCL2) has been developed

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infrastructure sector
INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR

INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORled by DPW

LIC GUIDELINES

LEARNERSHIPS

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

MAINTENANCE

  • LIC Guidelines are a DORA requirement guiding Implementation of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure Projects for the EPWP
  • Labour intensive construction learnership
  • Focusing on DPW own maintenance budget

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CETA-DPW Learnership Programme

  • CETA has agreed to fund Learnerships for 750 individuals for the EPWP Labour Intensive contractor Learnership programme
  • EachContractor Learnership will have three personstrained in the programme: one contractor and two site supervisors
  • The Learnership is a two year programme
  • DPW will provide a mentor over the two-year period to the learner contractor
  • Public body will allocate three training projects to the learner contractors
  • DPW will also provide programme management support as required

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environmental sector
ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR

Involves employment & training of people on projects

to improvetheir local environments.

Projects include:

  • Clearing of alien vegetation
  • Rehabilitation of wetlands
  • Support of fire protection associations
  • Waste management programmes
  • Coastal management and
  • Eco-tourism projects

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Programme for Learnerships

Year 1

Year 2

Training

Project 1

Training

Project 2

Training

Project 3

Mentorship by DPW

Programme Management Support (DPW + CETA)

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roles services and responsibilities
ROLES/SERVICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

IDT

CETA

DPW

DOL

Mentors for

training providers

Programme

Management

support

Trainers of

trainers

Community

Facilitation

Support

Training

providers for

Learnerships

Implementer agent e.g engineer

National /Province / Municipality

Mentors for

learners

Projects skills training

Training providers

for workers

Learner contractor

2 Learner supervisors

Access to

credit

ABSA

Unemployed EPWP beneficiaries

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learnership budget implications
Learnership Budget Implications
  • Contractor will be awarded three projects over the learnership period.
  • 1st Trial Contract R250,000 – R500,000
  • 2nd Trial Contract R300,000 – R1,000,000
  • 3rd Standard Contract R 800,000 and above
  • For Each Contractor the Public Body would need to budget at least R1,350,000 over 2 years

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types of infrastructure suitable for construction using labour intensive construction methods
Types of infrastructure suitable for Construction using Labour-Intensive Construction methods
  • Roads
  • Storm-water
  • Sewers
  • Water
  • Haul of material
  • Electricity

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Target Groups

“These Learnerships DO NOT specifically target the unemployed or

unskilled. These people are targeted as labour in the EPWP. The

Learnership programme targets people, within the affirmative action

framework , that will have the best chances of succeeding as a small

contractor. The following characteristics of applicants will therefore count

in their favour in the selection process:

  • Experience in the construction or contracting sector
  • Experience in owning/ running or managing a business
  • Higher qualifications than the minimum specified
  • Access or ownership of capital or assets that would be useful for the contracting company.”

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Selection Panel

Training Provider

EPWP Unit DPW

Province/ Municipality

ABSA

CETA

Selection Committee

Learner Contractor

Criteria:

Requirements: Education, Company, Tax Clearance

Experience: Business or construction experience

Test Results: Written test as part of selection

Affirmative Action: PDI, Women, Youth

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site supervisor requirements
Site Supervisor Requirements
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Grade 12 Matric
  • Two year full time contract commitment to the learnership (Construction Site Supervisor NQF Level 4)
  • Employed by the Contractor at least for the duration of the Learnership
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have attended a Tertiary / Technical Civil Engineering Courses.

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Selection process

  • Advertisement
  • Briefing sessions
  • Pre-screening of applicants
  • Written Assessments
  • Financial screening
  • Interviews
  • Final selection

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Financial Services for Contractors

  • ABSA Bank has been appointed to provide financial services to Contractors
  • Has agreed to reduce criteria for learner contractors to qualify for finance

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Financial Service to be provided

  • ABSA prescreens learner applicants
  • ABSA Cheque Account
  • Asset Finance (Vehicle/ Light Equipment)
  • Overdraft/ Working Capital
  • Training on financial management
  • During learnership, Mentor is co-signatory on the account

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CONTACT DETAILS:

SDUDUZO SIMELANE / SIZAKELE NDAMASE

TEL: (012) 3372354

FAX: (012) 3286820

MOBILE: 0828870690

sduduzo.simelane@dpw.gov.za

sizakele.ndamase@dpw.co.za

http;//www.epwp.gov.za

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