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  Expanded Public Works ProgrammeCurrent Status Update to Portfolio Committee 10 Nov 2009 There are various levels at which planning, coordination, implementation and…
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Expanded Public Works ProgrammeCurrent Status Update to Portfolio Committee 10 Nov 2009 There are various levels at which planning, coordination, implementation and management and reporting take place. The Figure reflects the institutional arrangements across the spheres of government that will manage the implementation of EPWP. The figure reflects the accountability arrangements across the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets EPWP 2 (like EPWP 1) is an important part of the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targetsGovernment’s capacity to provide employment to the poor who are notpart of the labour market in South Africa (Framework to SA’s Response to International Economic Crisis) 5 Year Work Opportunities Targets the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets Dec 2009 Target the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets
  • Programme expected to create 500 000 work opportunities between March 2009/10 and December 2009/10.
  • All public bodies from all spheres of government (i.e. national and provincial departments, as well as municipalities) and the Non-State Sector (supported by government incentives), required to deliberately optimise creation of labour-intensive work opportunities for unemployed and poor people through delivery of public and community services
  • DPW submits regular reports to NEDLAC – and the Community Constituency is participating in the Community Work Programme of the Non-State Sector
  • Labour-intensity refers to maximizing the use of manual labour on projects without compromising on the quality of assets to be created, e.g. a low-volume road
  • Public bodies should create work opportunities in terms of their normal mandates and budgets, e.g. according to allocations as per the Estimates of National Expenditure and grants falling under the Division of Revenue Act
  • During provincial visits Minister spelled out to MECs where budgets are located
  • Training and enterprise development will be implemented in sector specific programmes to enhance service delivery, beneficiary well-being and skills development
  • Progress against the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets2009-2010 targets – OverallEPWP (Compliant Projects) Net jobs for Q2 was as follows:
  • Infra = 34%
  • Env = 86%
  • Social=17%
  • Econ = 54%
  • Progress from Q1- Q2 09/10 per province (Compliant Projects) the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets Projects still to be verified per province (Q2 09/10) the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets Incentive procedure the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets
  • NDPW signs incentive agreements with eligible Public Bodies before any payments. 62 of the 68 Municipalities have signed the incentive agreement.
  • Performance criteria from phase 1 (from Treasury) enabled the 68 municipalities to qualify.
  • As the DORA legislates how incentives are being processed, this continues for now.
  • To give effect to EPWP 2 objectives, for the following year, we are looking into altering criteria to ensure the majority of the 283 municipalities qualify.
  • 12 of the eligible 17 Provincial departments have signed the incentive agreement.
  • Detailed payment and Audit procedure manuals have been completed and are being circulated to Public Bodies.
  • Eligible Public bodies (Provincial Departments and Municipalities) have to report to receive their incentive payment.
  • Performance on Incentive for the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targetsProvincial Departments 2nd quarter 09-10 Performance on the Infrastructure sector incentive for the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targetsMunicipalities - 2nd quarter 09-10 Performance on the Incentive as at End Sept 2009 the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets
  • 3 Provincial Departments will receive incentive payments totaling R43.64 million considering 2nd quarter payment reports.
  • Total payment to Provincial departments considering 1st payment is R62.95 million out of R151.4 million.
  • 44 of the 68 eligible municipalities will receive their incentive payment considering the 2nd quarter report of the 09/10 financial year.
  • Total incentive payment to municipalities after the 2nd quarter is R35.5 million.
  • Projections for 3 the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targetsrd Quarter 2009
  • From Q1 to Q2 the EPWP has realised an overall increase of 62%.
  • However:
  • there are 23 522 work opportunities not reported on in Q2, because they are still subject to data verification and validation procedures
  • 56 000 are currently being captured
  • Actions Taken to Ensure Delivery the spheres of government that are accountable for the implementation of EPWP as a whole and the range of agreements that will be concluded to ensure the commitment by all spheres of government to their respective targets
  • Minister engaged and signed protocols that confirm 500 000 December 2009 targets, as well as five year targets for provinces and municipalities, with all Premiers and MECs
  • Incentive Agreements have been signed with municipalities
  • DPW technical teams give support to provinces and municipalities to ensure that creation of work opportunities is prioritised in design and implementation of projects across government.
  • 90 Data Capturers appointed as intervention ensured that data is captured more efficiently across all reporting bodies
  • EPWP/idt Team focuses on achieving the Dec 2009 and annual WOs target
  • Good cooperation between provincial coordinating departments and DPW to capture identified volumes of data.
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