EPWP – Expanded Public Works Programme looking for Additional People


The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has its origins in the Growth and Development Summit (GDS) of 2003. At the Summit, four themes were adopted, one of which was ‘More jobs, better jobs, decent work for all. The GDS agreed that public works programs ‘can provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed to carry out socially useful activities.

This Programme is a key government initiative, which contributes to Government Policy Priorities in terms of decent work & sustainable livelihoods, education, health; rural development; food security & land reform, and the fight against crime & corruption. EPWP subscribes to outcome 4 which states “Decent employment through inclusive economic growth.” 

The EPWP has been established and mandated by Cabinet to create work opportunities according to the set targets and across all its four sectors, namely: – Infrastructure, Non-State, Environment & Culture, and Social sectors. One of the prescripts of the EPWP is to use labor-intensive methods which allow the drawing of a significant number of participants into the Programme to do the work.

Vukuphile Learner Contract Programme 

• The City is implementing the Vukuphile Learner contractor development programme through the Johannesburg Water in partnership with the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. 

• The programme aims to empower up and coming SMMEs, who then graduate and become companies that are able to stand on their own, and at the same time creation EPWP work opportunities. 

• The programme has created over 1,500 EPWP work opportunities and about 70% of participants were youth.

Submit Your Z83 Form to The Following Address :

Expanded Public Works Programme Head Office

Physical Address:

266 Pretorius Street

Between Lillian Ngoyi (Van Der Walt) and Thabo Sehume (Andries)

Centre Walk Building



Other Way of Applying You can Complete the Online Application Here

Brief Background of the EPWP

The 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 such as 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.


Kgomotso Mathuloe

Cell: 082 957 36