Deputy Minister Jeremy Cronin commemorates Nelson Mandela Month with Mnyamana Primary School learners, 25 Jul

The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Mr Jeremy Cronin will on Wednesday, 25 July 2018, commemorate the Nelson Mandela Month with learners of Mnyamana Primary School in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga. As part of his interaction with the learners, Deputy Minister Cronin will assist in the preparation and dish up of food for the learners, do gardening and general cleaning of the school premises.

Deputy Minister Cronin will be joined by staff members from the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the Department of Public Works as well as senior government officials from Mpumalanga Provincial Government.

Media is invited to attend and cover the event as follows:

Date: 25 July 2018

Time: 9h30

Venue: Enkeldoornoog-A, KwaMhlanga, in Mpumalanga

Brief background on the EPWP

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is one of Government’s medium to long term strategies to reduce unemployment and alleviate poverty through the creation of work opportunities using labour-intensive methods. The EPWP is implemented in four sectors namely: Infrastructure, Social, Environment & Culture and Non-State. All spheres of government and State-Owned Entities are expected to implement the programme.

The EPWP Participants (beneficiaries) work in different projects like Community Work Programme (CWP), Early Childhood Development Programmes, Home Community Based Care Programmes, Extra School Support Programmes, Working on Fire, Working for Water, Roads Maintenance Projects, etc.

Through various skills and training that the participants receive from the EPWP, they (participants) stand a better chance to enter the formal job market and/or become entrepreneurs.

Source: Government of South Africa