DP Ramaphosa to address the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Summit at the St Georges Hotel, Irene, Pretoria

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as the chairperson of the Public Employment Inter-Ministerial Committee (PEP-IMC) will on Tuesday, 15 November 2016, address at the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Summit at St Georges Conference Centre, Irene, Gauteng.

The theme for the 3-day Summit from 15-17 November 2016 is: "See, Feel and Experience Public Employment Programmes (PEPs)".

The Summit will review progress achieved since the launch of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) phase 3 in 2014. The Expanded Public Works Programme is one of government programmes aimed at providing poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed.

Furthermore, the Summit will develop various mechanisms to improve the efficiency and effective implementation of the Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) by different role-players to ensure that, collectively the government delivers on its mandate to create over 6 million work opportunities by 2019.

In this regard, the Summit will evaluate the policies, governance structures and the use of existing budgets to mainstream the Expanded Public Works Programme including mechanisms to improve reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the programme.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be supported by the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, the Inter-Ministerial Committee Ministers, Provincial members of the executive councils, executive mayors as well as senior government officials.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa.

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