publication . Article . 2017

The Expanded Public Works Programme: Perspectives of direct beneficiaries

Mondli S. Hlatshwayo;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, volume 13 (issn: 1817-4434, eissn: 2415-2005, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>Scholarship on the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in South Africa tends to focus on quantitative evaluation to measure the progress made in the implementation of EPWP projects. The number of employment opportunities created by EPWP, demographic profiling, skills acquired by beneficiaries and training opportunities related to the Programme form the basis of typical statistical evaluations of it, but exclude comment by the workers who participate in its projects. Based on primary sources, including in-depth interviews, newspaper reports and internet sources, this article seeks to provide a qualitative review of the EPWP from the perspective of the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Permanent employment, Economics, Economic growth, Government, Occupational safety and health, Scholarship, Beneficiary, Disadvantage, Job security, Precarious work, low wages, working conditions, temporary employment, Science, Q, Social Sciences, H
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