You are on page 1of 100

I AM AFRISAM

Building our future

“The AfriSam sustainability credo builds on the present


to create the future. Education is key, forming long-term
partnerships, not sporadic sponsorships. Through our
involvement with the Whole School Development Programme
(WSDP), we conduct needs analyses and, together with
community leaders, draw up strategic plans to address
shortcomings and requirements. Vital elements include
good governance, safety and security, quality standards,
teacher development, academic support and performance.
Schools become a centre for education and skills training,
with workshops and team-building developing individuals
and the community as a whole.”

Tsholo Diale -
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

2010

EPWP 2010 PRESIDENTIAL REPORT


P R E S ID E N T IA L R E P O RT

ARM 29069
Contributing to a working nation

SPONSORED BY

Active Power

www.afrisam.com 0860 141 141 9l`c[n`k_:fe]`[\eZ\


P.O. BOX 39181
QUEENSBURGH, 4070

CELL: 0791435559
0798838927
FAX: 031 4645128
TEL: 031 4645129 Committed to Excellence
“Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is commiĴed to complete client satisfaction from concept through to
commissioning by providing quality performance and service.”

• CONSTRUCTION & REHABILITATION OF GRAVEL ROADS


“WOMEN MAKING THE EARTH

• CONSTRUCTION & RESURFACING OF TAR ROADS

Directors from leĞ to right: Faizal Pillay, Amina Pillay, Stephen Faisal Pillay, Fierdouz Essa, Waseem Pillay,

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is a 100 percent black empowered


company and has established its reputation through Recent Contracts Completed Contract Value
working relationships built on trust and service Drakenstein Prison +-R24 million
excellence - the ability to deliver and com-mitment to
cost-effectiveness. Oudtshoorn Prison +-R12 million

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is committed to complete client satisfaction from concept George Prison +-R6 million
through to commissioning by providing quality performance and service. The
Thohoyandou Prison +-R16 million
• CONSTRUCTION OF PARKING LOTS
MOVE”

company generates excellence by complying with the highest standards and


completing all contracts on time. Africa House:Parliament +-R30 million

Goals & Objectives Saldanha Bay Harbour +-R16 million


• To provide quality and dependable services to all clients and customers
• To contribute towards the social upliftment of previously disadvantaged St.Helena Bay Harbour +-R16 million
communities and individuals Lamberts Bay Harbour +-R8 million
• To contribute towards Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
Roeland Street:Cape Town +-R10 million
Unique Features Langebaan Air Force Base +-R4 million
• 100 percent black-owned and controlled
• Well-connected network Nyanga Home Affairs +-R6 million
• Highly experienced black directors and qualified staff in the electrical,
mechanical and management industry
• Registered with CIDB (Construction Industry Development
Board) CIDB No. 107290 Contact Information
CEO & Managing Director: Stephen Faisal Pillay
Products and Services Financial Director : Faizal Pillay
• Industrial electrical installations
• Commercial electrical installations Administration Director: Amina Pillay
• Mechanical installations Maintenance services Human Resource Manager: Fierdouz Essa
• HVAC and controls
• PLANT HIRE

• Hot water systems Projects Manager: Keith Gribble


• Refrigeration Technical & Site Manager: Waseem Pillay
• Access control
• CCTV Electrical Manager: George
• Civil Procurement Manager: Rayyaan Essa
Physical address: Nolitha House,137 Vasco Boulevard
Principle Suppliers
Crew Electrical, Wilson & Herd, Vulcan Caars, Incledon Cape, Dulux, Multi x,
Goodwood 7460
A.C&R Components, Penny Pinchers, Voltex group. Postal address: PO Box 12839, N1 City 7463
Telephone:(+27 21) 591 8183
Business & Finance Fax:(+27 21) 591 8190
Financial Capacity: R100 million
Bank: Absa (Corporate) Email address: fierdouze@nolitha.co.za
Accountants/Auditors: msi Nolands
Website: www.nolitha.co.za
Attorneys: Heyns & Partners
E D I TO R ’ S C O M M E N T

Contributing to a
working nation

S OUTH AFRICA’S socio-economic


development will be forever
hampered unless there is a
commitment from both the public and private
of government. All government bodies
and parastatals are required to make a
systematic effort to target the unskilled
unemployed. They must formulate plans
sectors to develop skills and create employment for using their budgets to draw significant
opportunities. The Expanded Public Works numbers of the unemployed into productive
Programme (EPWP) is one of government’s work in such a way that workers gain skills
flagship initiatives to bridge the gap between the while they work, so increasing their chances
growing economy and the large numbers of of getting out of the marginalised pool of
unskilled and unemployed people who have yet unemployed people.
to participate fully in South Africa’s economy and The Department of Public Works
earn a living. (DPW) is responsible for leading the
The EPWP involves creating temporary programme. It also formulates and
work opportunities for the unemployed using coordinates EPWP programmes in
public sector expenditure. It builds on existing the infrastructure sector, building on
best-practice government infrastructure and social programmes existing initiatives and co-creating new labour-intensive construc-
either by deepening their labour absorption or extending them. In tion projects.
terms of the process involved, provinces, municipalities and public The Department of Environmental Affairs is responsible for
bodies identify and locate suitable projects and issue tenders for coordinating the implementation of the EPWP in the environmental
EPWP contracts as they do for other projects. sector. In the social cluster, the Department of Social Development is
The emphasis is on relatively unskilled work opportunities responsible for formulating and coordinating EPWP programmes in
combined with training, education or skills development, with the aim the areas of social and personal services (such as home-based care
of increasing the ability of people to earn an income once they leave for people living with HIV/Aids and early childhood development), as
the programme. The EPWP’s phase 1 target of creating 1 million work well as food and nutrition. The non-state sector consists of institutional-
opportunities was attained in 2008, a year earlier than envisaged in based programmes where non-state actors – typically not-for-profit
the 2004 electoral mandate. Phase 2 was launched in April 2009 organisations, faith-based organisations and community-based
with the goal of creating 2 million full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs for organisations (CBOs) – develop programmes that create income for
poor and unemployed people in South Africa and to reach the global large numbers of individuals through socially constructive activities.
vision of halving unemployment by 2014. In the inaugural state of the . In addition the government through the department of cooperative
nation address in June 2009, the president set a target of 500 000 governance and traditional affairs are rolling out EPWP through
work opportunities for the EPWP by December 2009. In the February area-based programmes involving local organisations that create
2010 SONA the president reported that 482 000 work opportunities employment in ways that build public or community-level goods
were created which was 98% ot the target. By December 2009, the and services. The Community Works Programme falls within this
total number of employment opportunities created already stood category. In this publication, we share government’s vision to create
at 480 000. The EPWP cuts cu across every department and sphere a happy, healthy, working nation. We hope you enjoy the read.

Tersia Booyzen Rachel Gitari


Editor Managing director

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 1
MANAGING DIRECTOR
C O N T E N T S
Rachel Gitari
EDITOR
Tersia Booyzen
EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS
Contributing to a working nation
Monique Terrazas
George Chavunduka
1 Editor’s comment
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Frédérick Danton
5 View from the top
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Cynthia Selemela
CHIEF SUB-EDITOR
Milton Webber
Overview
SUB-EDITOR
Lia Marus
1O The vision revisited
MARKETING MANAGER
Jackie Slavin
12 Phase I: A solid foundation
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Felicity Moon
14 Phase 2: Charting the way forward
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Jaqueline Modise
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Andrew Lobban (ACIS, FCIBM) Focus on the sectors
ADMINISTRATION
Tonya Hebenton
18 Infrastructure
SUBSCRIPTION SALES
Cindy Cloete
2O Social
DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR
Asha Pursotham
22 Environment & Culture
ADVERTISING SALES
Abisola Owolawi
25 Non-state
Nomaswazi Mposula
Nomsa Phato
Thabiso Manicus
Darren Harrison Implementation
Tel: +27 (0)11 258 6200
Sharecall: 0860 033 300
26 How to participate in the EPWP
Fax: +27 (0)11 234 7274/7275
E-mail: abisola@3smedia.co.za infrastructure sector
PRINTERS
28 Expanded Public Works Support Programme
United Litho Johannesburg
31 The EPWP incentive grant
PUBLISHER
Elizabeth Shorten
On the national front
35 Phase 2 progress on track
Physical address: No.4, Fifth Avenue,Rivonia 39 Vuk’uphile learnership programme
Postal address: PO Box 92026, Norwood 2117,
South Africa 41 Powering the EPWP
Tel: +27 (0)11 258 6200 • Fax: +27 (0)11 234 7275
Editorial correspondence 43 Community Work Programme
E-mail: tersia@3smedia.co.za

On the provincial level


46 Provinces taking up the challenge

2
On the metro and municipal level
62 City of Johannesburg
64 City of Cape Town
66 Nelson Mandela Bay
69 Amathole
70 Chris Hani
71 Sol Plaatjie

Kamoso Awards
72 Celebrating excellence in job creation

Winning Project Profiles


Infrastructure
75 Eastern Cape school building programme
76 eThekwini Municipality: Asbestos Cement
Water Relay

Social
77 Manyeleti Youth Academy
79 Limpopo: School Nutrition Programme

Environment & Culture


81 Limpopo: Greening Vhembe
83 Eastern Cape: Baviaanskloof project
85 KwaZulu-Natal: Platt Estate Clearing
87 Limpopo: Mavhungeni SLAG
89 Gauteng: Vusomunye Clothing Manufacturers
91 Working for Coast
92 Working on Fire
93 Working for Water
96 Resources
96 Advertising index

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 3
Thesa Civils ADVERTORIAL

Broadening horizons
More than just construction, Thesa Civils has a vision to empower communities

FOUNDED in 2006 by Thembisa Mgubo,


Thesa Civils has consolidated its position as
a key service provider of construction, civils,
and a host of other capacities, and it has
built a solid portfolio to reflect this. The East
London-based company is led by ambitious
business minds striving towards creating
an empowered South Africa. It is a 100%
historically disadvantaged individual owned
company.

The company’s service range


covers:
• fuming and fumigating
• catering
• township reticulation
• gravel and asphalt roads
• sewer works and sewer lines
• water lines and reservoirs
• palisade and other fencing
• grassing and fencing
• grassing and hydro seeding
• earthworks
• demolition
• road marking
• building
• renovation
• landscaping
• sanitation
• stationery supply
• roadworks
Thesa Civils’ vision is to empower and
uplift the local community, encourage skills
development, execute works in a professional
and efficient manner, maintain high-quality
service, and broaden the opportunities
and possibilities within the South African
construction industry. Thesa Civils guarantees
its clients proficient and efficient service in The company has a CIDB rating of 3 CEPE,
everything that they do. and 1 GB PE. The budding company is
also committed to empowering the local
community through job creation and skills
development.

CONTACT
92 Scholl Road
Cambridge West
5247

Tel: +27 (0)43 726 7654


Fax: +27 (0)43 726 7655
Cell: +27 (0)84 388 2063
E-mail: thesamgub@telkomsa.net

4 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
FOREWORD

View from the top

“A
realistic and achievable.
S PART OF PHASE 2 OF THE EXPANDED This publication is an
PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, the attempt to analyse
Community Work Programme will be the figures and more
fast-tracked. importantly to look beyond
Another important element of our drive to create job the figures at the stories
opportunities is the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). about real communities,
The initial target of 1 million jobs has been achieved. families and individuals
The second phase of the programme aims to create about 4 million who have benefited from
job opportunities by 2014. this programme.
Between now and December 2009, we plan to create about There are stories President Jacob Zuma
500 000 job opportunities” of hope, courage and
- President Jacob Zuma, State of the Nation Address, perseverance where
June 2009 those who find themselves
in the desperate situation
“The nation will recall that during the 2009 State of the Nation of unemployment have
Address, I announced that the Expanded Public Works Programme taken it upon themselves
would create 500 000 work opportunities by December 2009. to participate in these
These are job opportunities created to provide unemployed people programmes.
with an income, work experience and training opportunities. Participating in the
Honourable members, Fellow South Africans, EPWP has ensured that
We are pleased to announce that by the end of December, we communities not only
had created more than 480 000 public works job opportunities, benefit from access to
which is 97% of the target we had set. much-needed services,
The jobs are in areas like construction, home and community- but that members of Geoff Doidge
based care, and environmental projects. these communities were Minister of Public Works
We have identified some areas of improvement, which the ones that contributed
we will effect going forward, including ensuring more labour- to the delivery of the
intensive projects Let me reiterate that these are not jobs in the service. These services range from caring for the elderly and sick,
mainstream economy. These are job opportunities created to and programmes that educate and care for young pre-school
provide unemployed people with an income, work experience, children, to projects that upgrade and maintain infrastructure
and training opportunities. such as roads, bridges, water and sanitation, and programmes
The jobs are in areas like construction, home and community- that seek to rehabilitate and clean up our environment so that
based care, and environmental projects. We have also identified we all benefit. Since its inception, the EPWP has restored dignity
some areas of improvement, which we will effect going forward, to many of the unemployed by providing access to an income
including ensuring more labour-intensive projects. through productive work.
We know that these and other measures cannot fully mitigate This publication also highlights the successes of many
the effects of the recession or resolve poverty and unemployment professional civil servants at all levels of government who have
overnight. But we are grateful for the spirit of family, community diligently designed and managed labour-intensive programmes
and voluntary work that inspires many people to help those most that were able to generate these job opportunities.
affected through these difficult times.” However, the success thus far should serve to galvanise us all,
- President Jacob Zuma, State of the Nation Address, communities and government, to expand this programme further
11 February 2010 so that its benefits can be felt by many more. We need to rise to
the next challenge set by the president and
A key component of the inaugural State of the Nation Address grow the programme so that we can create
delivered by President Zuma in 2009 was government’s target 4 million work opportunities by 2014, but
to fast-track the EPWP and create 500 000 job opportunities by also ensure that there is not a community
December 2009.At that time, many experts, media commentators in our country that is not participating in
and opposition parties commented that this was an impossible the EPWP.
task. Over the last eight months, my department has had to deal Sponsored by
constantly with the many detractors to convince them that this was Geoff Doidge, Minister of Public Works Active Power

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 5
AN GROUP
A.N. Vehicle Hire & Civils

A.N. Vehicle Hire and Civils CC is a multi-disciplinary plant hire and civil
construction organization based in Durban, KZN, South Africa.
We are a 100% Youth & BBBEE organization.
Our Extensive range of services include: gravel Roads &
AN GROUP
upgrades, low level bridges & causeways, water & sewer
pipelines. Rehabilitation of Roads, Surfacing & upgrading.
Manufacture of concrete products. Commercial & residential CIVIL ENGINEERING
property development. Earthmoving & Construction plant Hire,
as well as passenger vehicle hire & bulk transportation. CIDB
Grading: 7CEPE, 6SBCE, 5GBPE VEHICLE HIRE

List of Plant: Cars, LDV’s, Minibuses, 4 -12T Dropside Trucks,


PLANT HIRE
6cm3 -16cm3 Tippers, Cranetrucks, 6000Lt-20000Lt Water
Carts, Fuel tankers, Low Beds, Rollbacks, ADTs, 1Ton-
18Tons Smooth & Padfoot Rollers, TLBs (4x4 & 4x2), Graders PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
120G -140H, 20T-57T Excavators, D31-D155 Dozers, Milling
Machines, Recyclers, Pavers & various small plant
MATERIAL RESOURCES

Tel: (+27) 031 701 3821 Head office:


Tel/Fax: (+27) 031 702 4513 78 Gillitts Road, Pinetown, ROAD REHABLITATION
Fax : 086 615 3317 KZN, South Africa, 3608
Cell: 082 876 5972 Postal address:
(Aaron Naidoo) PO Box 15114, Westmead, HAULIERS
E-mail: anvs@mweb.co.za KZN, South Africa, 3608
www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.z
www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.za www.constructionsummit.co.z

The 2010

SUMMIT Department:
Public Works
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

South African Council for Project and


Construction management Professions

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg 26-27 May 2010

Op
Opening
p enii n g d
dialogue
ialo
o gu
u e on creating a
sustainable
suss tain construction
n a ble coo nstt ruction industry
based
b ase
e d on international
n intern n atio
o nal best practice

What are the most topical issues facing the African and
international construction industries today?

The Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) and the Chartered


Institute of Building (CIOB) bring you the 2010 Construction Summit

Find out about the South African government s


R846 billion infrastructure budget
Seek opportunities for regional and international
partnerships
Discover alternative delivery models, saving you
money and time
Debate challenges, solutions and opportunities
facing the industry
Find sustainable infrastructure solutions Hon. Trevor Manuel Hon. Geoffrey Prof. Raymond Prof. Li Shirong Hon. Jeremy
Minister of National Doidge Minister of Nkado (MCIOB) President of CIOB Cronin Deputy Min-
Understand the impact of climate change Planning Public Works Chairperson of cidb International ister of Transport
Network with industry leaders

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


Government stakeholders
Registered members of the cidb and CIOB
Quantity surveyors, architects and
property developers
Construction project managers
Hon. Ibrahim Patel Cecil Rose Deputy Brigitte Gasa (FCIOB) Ronnie Khoza Michael Brown
Consulting, civil and electrical engineers Minister Economic chairperson of cidb President of CEO of cidb (FCIOB) Deputy CE
Development CIOB Africa of CIOB
Engineering, plumbing and general
construction contractors
Plant and equipment suppliers
Construction service providers
Economists, investors, asset manager
Rachel Gitari +27 (0)11 258 6200 • +27 (0)84 402 8415
and financial professionals
rachel@3smedia.co.za • www.constructionsummit.co.za
Legal practitioners
Active Power Projects ADVERTORIAL

Trading in the currency of inspiration


Active Power Projects is a one-stop provider of services and supplies to the
engineering industry and trades in more than just goods and services.

Social responsibility
Lawrence Pillay believes wholeheartedly
in giving back to the community and
giving people the opportunity to
prove themselves, as he was given the
encouragement and the means to
start APP.
APP is involved in a number of initiatives to
uplift the community:
• APP distributes hampers to less-fortunate
individuals, for the past
10 years.
• The company regularly donates gifts,
hampers and toys to children and works
closely with Rotary. Lawrence Pillay
was named a Paul Harrison Fellow by
the Rotary Foundation owing to his
Control panel commitment to assisting those in need.
• In 2009, the company sponsored a live
ACTIVE POWER PROJECTS is a Values and empowerment mixed-culture show and the proceeds of
supplier of industrial equipment, parts Active Power Projects forms associations this show went to feeding approximately
and services to the mining, petrochemical, with reputable, reliable and approved 2 000 people.
process plant, power generation and companies, especially in multidisciplinary • APP recently donated money to Leratong
general engineering industries. projects. The company maintains high- school in Alexandra.
The company’s focus is mainly on the quality standards, managing its projects • The company supports 20 children at
medium to heavy electrical and engineering according to the requirements of the a home, and recently pledged R50 000
industries. ISO9000 system. Active Power Projects towards an underprivileged child’s
APP was founded in 2001 by dedicated prides itself in first-rate management, ear operation.
and highly skilled engineers Lawrence and dedicated leadership, integrity, efficiency, • In addition, APP has made the following
Vincent Pillay with Lawrence’s sons, Darrel and the use of appropriate and cutting-edge donations:
and Rodney Pillay. Lawrence says his mentor technology to produce the most effective •R250 000 towards the building of
and former manager and director, Johan results in every project. a church
Basson of RBF Engineering, gave a platform Staff training and development are also •12 wheelchairs to a home for
from which APP successfully launched into important to the company. The organisation the disabled.
the industry. Basson made a significant has an empowerment policy for the APP also holds a certificate of recognition
contribution in all respects of APP’s and his development of their staff, many of whom for involvement in the 16 Days of Activism
own development from the early years of were previously not recognised for their for No Violence Against Women
the company’s existence and Lawrence is skills and abilities. and Children.
deeply grateful to Basson for this support
and contribution. Market segments Company divisions
Initially, the company’s services were APP provides services to market segments Construction and project
limited to the rail sector but as the such as: management
enterprise grew, APP began taking on larger • food and beverages (breweries, food The focus of this division is on
projects for major corporations such as processing and canning plants) multidisciplinary and infrastructural
Transnet Freight Rail. • petrochemicals projects. In this division, we provide the
Today, APP has offices and workshops in • power (power generation, power following services:
Brakpan and Booysens in Johannesburg, distribution, power reticulation, • planning
and is able to meet all of its sheet metal and electrification) • advisory services in project
requirements using its own facilities. APP • rail (refurbishment of DC substations) delivery strategy
is a 100% South African owned black • mining (material handling, conveyor • budget estimation
economic empowerment company. systems and plant recovery). • contract administration

8 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
ADVERTORIAL Active Power Projects

Mr. Lawrence Pillay, Managing Director

z
Electrical products
APP supplies electrical cables, cable
accessories, cable racking, circuit breakers,
transformers, rectifiers, fuse gear, lamps
and lighting, electric motors, switchgear
(MV and LV), positive isolators, battery
chargers and under-voltage relays, as well
as small to medium-sized panels

Previous projects
• 2003 to 2004: Metrorail (for the South
African Rail Commuter Corporation
SARCC): design, manufacture, supply,
installation, testing and commissioning of
control and distribution panels for various
3KV DC traction substations.
• 2003 to 2004: Spoornet: refurbishment of
Active Power management and staff
a substation.
• project management Among APP’s general engineering services • 2007 to 2009: Transnet Freight Rail 2007:
• procurement are conceptual engineering design, refurbishment of various substations
• construction management procurement, construction management countrywide.
• construction and post commissioning care. Lawrence Pillay endorses the good work
• commissioning being done by the government in creating
• post-commissioning care and Industrial electrical services jobs and opportunities, and encourages
management. APP provides the following industrial people to look for niche markets instead of
electrical services: looking to government
Electrical services • plant lighting power factor correction solely for solutions.
This division of APP performs the following systems “The Expanded Public
electrical services: • bulk power supplies Works Project is all
• HT and LT installation • HT and LT reticulation about giving back,
• power reticulation • motor-control centres and power and so is Active
• supply and installation of stand-by plant distribution Power,” he says.
• panel manufacture • servicing of electricals at wastewater
• stand-by generator installation treatment plants CONTACT
• supply of street lighting • materials handling.
• manufacture of rectifiers for Process control, automation and PO Box 19427
traction substations. instrumentation Actonville, 1506
APP specialises in:
Tel: +27 (0)11 813 2293/5
General engineering • programmable logic control Fax: +27 (0)11 813 1733
App provides a full spectrum of • supervisory control and data acquisition Cell: +27 (0)83 273 5482
engineering-related services allowing (SCADA) systems E-mail: slpillay.activepower@gmail.com
it to fast track project implementation. • field instrumentation

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 9
O V E RV I E W

The vision revisited

The EPWP is a
national government-
led initiative using
the delivery of public
services, established
government structures
and budgets, to
draw millions of
unemployed people
into productive work.

A DDRESSING THE CHALLENGE of high levels of


unemployment has been identified as a national
priority. Government’s approach to reducing
unemployment is underpinned by two fundamental strategies:
organised labour, the construction industry and government
relating to the use of labour-intensive construction methods.
These engagements resulted in the signing of a temporary
Framework Agreement for Labour-Intensive Construction.
• increasing economic growth to ensure that the number of new The principles in this agreement were later written into a
jobs being created exceeds the number of new entrants into Code of Good Practice for Special Public Works Programmes
the labour market and in a ministerial determination, which was formally
• improving the education system so that the workforce can gazetted by the Department of Labour in 2002, after further
take advantage of the (skilled) work opportunities generated discussions at the National Economic Development and Labour
by economic growth. Council (NEDLAC).
Short- to medium-term strategies have been put in place to Public Works Programmes were included in the
contribute toward these strategies, of which the Expanded Public Reconstruction and Development Programme under the name
Works Programme (EPWP) is one. As such, the EPWP covers ‘National Public Works Programme’, incorporating a two-
all spheres of government and state-owned enterprises. Local, pronged strategy: a community-based public works programme
provincial and national government involved in infrastructure and the reorientation of mainstream public expenditure towards
provision are tasked with taking steps to increase the levels infrastructure using labour-intensive techniques.
of employment on these projects where it is economically and Another major development was the enactment of the
technically feasible. Division of Revenue Act in 2002, which incorporated the major
Former President Thabo Mbeki formally announced the requirements for the implementation of labour-intensive work.
programme in his State of the Nation Address in February 2003, In 2004, the South African government implemented a new
and it was agreed to at the Growth and Development Summit electoral mandate based on the core objectives of increasing
held in June 2003. Following Cabinet approval in November employment and reducing poverty. With regard to the EPWP,
2003, the EPWP commenced on 1 April 2004, with an official the manifesto stated that the approach should be to launch
launched hosted on 18 May 2004 at Sekhunyani Village, Giyani, or expand labour-intensive projects that would also provide
in Limpopo. opportunities for skills development for employment and
self-employment.
Background Through the municipal infrastructure grants to local
A number of strategies were the forerunners to the EPWP. As government and other budgets in social services, the EPWP
far back as the early 90s, engagements took place between was to ensure dedicated resources for labour-intensive

10 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
O V E RV I E W

programmes. Flowing from this, the and municipalities. The EPWP is


Medium-Term Strategic Framework implemented in a five-year phased
suggested an approach of expanding approach: the first phase of the EPWP
labour-intensive projects by means began in the 2004/05 financial year
of an EPWP, which would also The EPWP covers all and ended in 2008/09. The second
provide opportunities for skills
spheres of government five-year phase of the EPWP began in

and state-owned
development for employment and April 2009.
self-employment. The programme involves
At the time of the EPWP launch enterprises reorientating line function budgets
in Limpopo in 2004, the EPWP and conditional grants so that
already boasted a number of well- government expenditure results in
established and thriving projects, more work opportunities, particularly
such as the labour-intensive Limpopo Provincial Roads for unskilled labour.
Programme called Gundo Lashu, as well as the Zibambele, The GDS agreed that the EPWP must not displace existing
Vuk’uzenzele and Zivuseni road projects in KwaZulu-Natal, the permanent jobs and all opportunities must be based on real
Eastern Cape and Gauteng. demand for services. The programme is also structured around
four sectors: infrastructure, environment and culture, social
The strategy and non-state.
The EPWP strategy is to create work opportunities coupled
with training to ensure that workers gain skills while they work, Infrastructure sector
and increase their capacity to earn an income in the future. International and local experience has shown that with well-
The programme creates temporary work opportunities for the trained supervisory staff and an appropriate employment
unemployed, using public-sector expenditure. It builds on framework, labour-intensive methods can be used successfully
existing best-practice government infrastructure and social for certain types of infrastructure projects.
programmes either by deepening their labour absorption or The infrastructure sector incorporates a large-scale
extending them. initiative to use labour-intensive methods to upgrade rural and
The challenge for the EPWP is not to reinvent the wheel, but municipal roads, municipal pipelines, and storm water drains.
to develop and promote existing best practices and to expand People living in the vicinity of these infrastructure projects are
their application more widely. employed by contractors to carry out the work.
In reality, most of the unemployed are unskilled and many In addition, 500 emerging contractors will participate in
have never been employed before, necessitating an emphasis learnerships registered at the Construction Education and
on skills development. All of the work opportunities generated Training Authority to gain the necessary skills to build this
by the EPWP are therefore combined with training, education infrastructure labour intensively.
or skills development, so the workers will be able to earn an
income once they leave the programme. Together with the Environmental and cultural sector
SETAs, the DOL coordinates the training and skills development The environmental sector’s contribution to the EPWP involves
aspects of the programme. employing people to work on projects to improve their
local environments.
Targets
The target of creating 1 million work opportunities through Social sector
phase 1 of the EPWP was attained in 2008, a year earlier than The social sector contributes to the EPWP by employing people,
envisaged in the 2004 electoral mandate. As a result, the targets through NGOs and CBOs, to work on home-based care and
for phase 2 are more ambitious. The goal of EPWP phase 2 is early childhood development programmes, coordinated by the
to create 4.5 million work opportunities or 2 million full-time- Departments of Social Development, Health and Education.
equivalent jobs for poor and unemployed people in South Africa
to contribute to halving unemployment by 2014. Non-state sector
This is a new sector introduced in phase 2 and will consist
Implementation of institution-based programmes delivered through non-
The implementation of the EPWP is being coordinated by state institutions such as NGOs and CBOs. Department of
the Department of Public Works, which has established a Corporate and Traditional Affairs is also rolling out area-based
dedicated unit to perform this function. Although the EPWP is a programmes delivered through organisations that produce
national programme, it is implemented largely by the provinces regular and predictable employment.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 11
O V E RV I E W P H A S E I

A solid foundation
In 2008, a year
earlier than envisaged,
1 million work
opportunities were
created through
phase 1 of the
EPWP, creating
scope to expand
the programme
significantly and apply
lessons learned to
improve quality.

P HASE 1 of the Expanded Public Works Programme


(EPWP) was launched on 1 April 2004, as one of
a number of government strategies and
programmes aimed at addressing unemployment and poverty.
It was based on the GDS Agreement of 2003. The objectives
were fairly modest, despite the high levels of unemployment
in South Africa at the time.
Cutting across all departments and spheres of government,
the EPWP required all government bodies and parastatals to
formulate plans for using their budgets in such a way that
significant numbers of unemployed people would be drawn
into productive work and would gain skills in this process. This
would be to ensure that they had an income-earning potential
in the future.

Institutional arrangements
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for
leading the programme. such as the Working for Water programmes, the Land Care
The department also formulates and coordinates Programme, the Coastal Care Programme, and the Waste
EPWP programmes in the infrastructure sector, building on Management Programme.
existing initiatives such as the Zibambele road maintenance The Department of Trade and Industry was responsible
programme in KwaZulu-Natal, the Gundo Lashu road for coordinating the EPWP in the economic sector, including
construction programme in Limpopo, the Zivuseni building programmes such as incubator programmes for small
maintenance programme in Gauteng, and the labour-intensive businesses, which obtain work from government and
construction of water pipelines under the Department of community-based, income-generating projects.
Water Affairs’ Community Water Supply and Sanitation In the social sector, the Department of Social Development
Programme. The Department of Environmental Affairs and is responsible for formulating and coordinating EPWP pro-
Tourism is responsible for coordinating the implementation grammes in the areas of social and personal services, such
of the EPWP in the environment sector, through programmes as home-based care for people living with HIV/Aids, as well

12 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
O V E RV I E W P H A S E I

While the EPWP


reached its goal of
creating 1 million
work opportunities,
as early childhood development,
and food and nutrition. The national
this effort only performance of public bodies was a
further concern, with some performing
sector coordinating departments are reached 11% of very well and others very poorly. For
required to provide regular reports unemployed people the programme to be scaled up, all
to Cabinet regarding progress public bodies will have to perform at
made in implementing the EPWP in a specified minimum level.
each sector. However, as the main delivery arms of Wage rates also came under the spotlight, with these
government, provinces and municipalities are the primary varying widely from sector to sector. In some areas, wages
project implementing bodies for the EPWP. They are supported even remained stagnant, and did not increase to keep up
by the national government departments responsible for with inflation and the rising cost of living, while in some
sectoral coordination. cases wages were so low that they were not contributing in
any meaningful way to poverty reduction among participants.
The results A clearly defined minimum wage level for all participants in
The objective of phase 1 was to create 1 million work the programme, which is adjusted annually, would assist in
opportunities over five years. This goal was reached one resolving these issues.
year ahead of time. The programme also exceeded its youth
and women targets, achieving 40% for youth employment Recommendations from phase I
against a target of 30%, and 47% for women, compared with a The strategic review of the first phase of the EPWP, based
40% target. on extensive performance evaluations, provided a number of
While there has been a general decline in the rate of recommendations aimed at increasing the scale and effect of
unemployment during the first years of the EPWP’s existence, the programme during its second phase.
the scale of the programme needs to be expanded significantly
for it to make its contribution to the government’s goal of Identified constraints on capacity
halving unemployment by 2014. for expansion
• DPW’s limited authority to demand contributions from
Lessons learned provinces and municipalities
The five-year review of the programme indicated some areas • a lack of incentives in place for provinces and municipalities
of concern, and made recommendations for increasing both to maximise their employment creation efforts
the scale and the effect of the programme in the future. • a lack of capacity in certain public bodies
Criticism related mainly to the limited objectives and • insufficient political mobilisation in some areas.
the limited effect the programme has had on decreasing
unemployment and alleviating poverty. While the EPWP Recommendations
reached its goal of creating 1 million work opportunities, this • Measures and targets for increasing the average duration of
effort only reached 11% of unemployed people in the 2007/08 each work opportunity must be included.
financial year. • To increase the scale of the programme to the size proposed
Another concern that emerged from the review was that in the Draft Anti-Poverty Strategy, mobilisation of non-state
the duration of the work opportunities created was shorter capacity is required with programmes managed by non-state
than anticipated, limiting the effect on poverty reduction. organisations such as NGOs, CBOs and local communities
There was considerable variation in the average through the Community Works Programme.
duration of work projects between sectors, provinces and • Improvement of the training framework is needed to implement
municipalities, with generally shorter periods reported in the massive training requirements of the programme.
areas with higher rates of unemployment. This suggested that • SMME development will need to be part of the delivery
work opportunities were being shared within the community, strategy for other organisations and agencies that
resulting in the shorter duration periods. The widely varying become involved.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 13
O V E RV I E W P H A S E 2

Charting the way forward


Building on the successes and lessons learned from phase 1, phase 2 of
the EPWP aims to create 2 million work opportunities for poor and
unemployed South Africans within five years through the delivery
of public and community services.

T HE EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME


(EPWP) unit began the planning and preparation
for a second phase of the EPWP in 2008. Following
Cabinet approval in June 2008, the Department of Public Works
4. Government and non-state sector service delivery is to be
provided to approved and defined standards.
5. An increased proportion of the normal budget is to be spent
on EPWP outputs (work opportunities, people employed,
launched the second phase of the EPWP at the University of training and income transferred).
the Western Cape in Bellville, on 4 April 2009. 6. Sector programme targets are to be specified, where applicable,
During phase 2, the EPWP is expected to grow by approximately as a percentage of labour-intensive employment.
four and a half times its current size, enabling it to make a
significant contribution to the Millennium Development Goal of New initiatives
halving unemployment by 2014. Many of the recommendations from the five-year strategic
review of phase 1 have been incorporated into phase 2.
Goals, purpose and indicators
The goal of phase 2 of the EPWP is to create employment Protocols
equal to 2 million full-time equivalents (FTEs), namely 4.5 A significant development in the second phase of EPWP was
million short and ongoing work opportunities with an average the signing of the pledge at the launch of phase 2, committing
duration of 100 days for poor and unemployed people in South national, provincial and local government to implementing and
Africa through the delivery of public and community services. surpassing the targets for job creation.
This will scale up from 210 000 FTEs per year in 2009/10 to During the signing ceremony, public works minister, Geoff
680 000 FTEs in 2013/14. Doidge, said: “There is no better way to put in practice the
All public bodies from all spheres of government and the formidable cooperative governance commitment between our
non-state sector will share a purpose to optimise the creation national, provincial and local spheres of government than this
of work opportunities for unemployed and poor people in signing ceremony.”
South Africa deliberately through the delivery of public and The protocols developed to be signed between the EPWP
community services. Training and enterprise development will unit and the different public entities are designed to secure buy-
be implemented in sector-specific programmes to enhance in from the different public entities and spheres of government
service delivery and beneficiary well-being. in implementing EPWP.

Indicators for phase 2


Wage incentive
One of the main reasons public bodies did not adopt labour-
Number of work opportunities (work opportunities, people
intensive methods on a large scale during the first phase was
employed and full-time equivalents) created per annum in EPWP the risk of increased costs. The wage incentive has been
programmes designed to address this by essentially covering any additional
Year 1 (2009/10) 500 000 work opportunities and 210 000 FTEs costs that public bodies might incur as a result of increasing the
Year 2 (2010/11) 600 000 work opportunities and 260 000 FTEs labour intensity of their projects.
Where there are no additional costs, the incentive could be
Year 3 (2011/12) 850 000 work opportunities and 360 000 FTEs
used to increase the overall budget, allowing for an increase in
Year 4 (2012/13) 1.2 million work opportunities and 500 000 FTEs
the overall scope of work. The wage incentive will be phased in,
Year 5 (2013/14) 1.5 million work opportunities and 680 000 FTEs commencing in the 2009/10 financial year and R4.2 billion has
been made available. Based on a R50 per day wage incentive,
2. Overall participation targets per annum starting from 2009/10: this would be sufficient to cover the costs of an additional
• at least 55% of workers should be women 365 000 FTEs.
• at least 40% of workers should be youth In 2009/10, the wage incentive will be available to the
• at least 2% of workers should be people with disabilities. infrastructure sector and the non-state sector of the programme.
3. Sector level targets are to be developed. From the 2010/11 financial year, the wage incentive will also

14 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
O V E RV I E W P H A S E 2

Cumulative outputs of the programme for each of the sectors for the 2009 to 2014 period
Sector Work opportunities FTEs
Infrastructure 2 374 000 900 000
Environment 1 156 000 350 000
Social 750 000 500 000
Non-state 640 000 280 000
TOTAL 4.5 million plus 2 million plus

Work opportunities: targets per year and sphere of government


Local Provincial National Non-state Totals
2009 to 2010 182 607 247 325 100 068 20 000 550 000
2010 to 2011 208 032 281 720 104 248 48 000 642 000
2011 to 2012 267 920 370 420 133 660 98 000 869 000
2012 to 2013 349 129 501 283 183 588 176 000 1 210 000
2013 to 2014 440 721 659 286 249 994 300 000 1 650 000
Totals 1 448 409 2 060 034 771 557 640 000 4 920 000

FTEs: Targets per year and sphere of government


Local Provincial National Non-state Totals
2009 to 2010 61 922 117 554 22 698 8 696 210 870
2010 to 2011 74 371 136 630 26 999 20 870 260 870
2011 to 2012 97 342 181 667 40 991 41 739 361 739
2012 to 2013 125 853 243 527 56 272 76 522 502 174
2013 to 2014 157 086 320 692 76 570 130 435 684 783
Totals 516 573 1 000 070 225 531 278 261 2 020 435

be made available to the environmental and social sectors of Institutional arrangements


the programme. At the national government level, the overall coordination of the
programme will continue under the auspices of the EPWP unit
Sector programmes in the Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW will also
The EPWP will continue to operate in the infrastructure, social, coordinate the infrastructure sector.
and environment and culture sectors, albeit with some changes The environment, culture and social sectors will be
in focus. The programme’s various SMME development coordinated by the Department of Environmental Affairs and the
activities will be integrated into the other relevant sectors of the Department of Social Development.
programme, and the non-state sector will be mobilised to create The non-state sector will, in the first year, be led by the
employment and income for the EPWP target group. DPW and will be tested in partnership with the business trust.
Operationally, all the sectors will continue to operate as they The DPW will also carry out its overall coordinating role and
have in the past, and all the proposed changes will be made to report on progress through the economic and social clusters
enable implementing bodies to continue working as they have of government. The clusters will receive progress reports and
in the past. address bottlenecks in implementation.
The second phase of the EPWP will increase the focus on At the provincial government level, the EPWP units in the
the creation of temporary work opportunities that provide income provincial DPWs will continue to mobilise other provincial
for the poor and unemployed. departments, as well as municipalities within the province to
ensure EPWP performance.
Funding
The minister of finance announced a substantially increased Monitoring and evaluation
budget of more than R4 billion for the implementation of EPWP The national EPWP unit will retain the overall responsibility
phase 2. It is expected that annual expenditure on the wage for monitoring and evaluation. Key areas for improvement and
incentive will grow to at least R5 billion by 2014. amendment to the existing framework include:
As was the case in phase 1, funds for the EPWP programmes • the implementation of a central web-based monitoring system
will be allocated to national departments, provinces and to allow for more accurate and rapid reporting and management
municipalities through the normal budgeting process. However, in of the EPWP wage incentive
phase 2, those public bodies that are performing well will be able • establishing a central database to allow for improved
to access additional funds through the EPWP wage incentive. data analysis
Provinces and municipalities can also use their own budgets • improvement of the existing evaluation studies to obtain
from their equitable share and own revenues to fund EPWP qualitative feedback on the effect of the programme on the lives
projects and programmes, and many are doing so already. of individual participants.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 15
We tackle each project right the ¿rst time
and add good value for our customers

OUR KEY DELI


IVER
RAB
BLES
S
Mologadi a Nape has consistently
enlarged its capacity to handle
any project of any magnitude,
in terms of infrastructure and
expertise.

1. CIIVI
IL CO
ONSTRUC CTI
ION
Mologadi a Nape has undertaken
in some of the most challenging
repairs, maintenance,
constructions and rehabilitation of
roads.

2. BU
UILLDIN NG CON NSTRUCT TION
This company has attained
maturity in the nature of the
projects it has consistently
successfully delivered in all
spheres of building constructions. HEA
AD OF
FFIICE
E
25G
25 G Railway
Ra
ail Street, Benoni 1501

3. DEEVELLOPM MENTT AND


D REGIONAL OFFICES
PROJEC CT MANAGE EMENNT • 2067 Zone 3, Seshego,
Mologadi a Nape has had the Polokwane 0742
exposure to participate in the • No 1 Batswana Building,
larger government projects, which Nelson Mandela Drive, Ma¿keng, 2745
prerequisite vast knowledge
and skills in developments, Tel: 011 421 8665 / 015 223 3656
quantity surveying and project Fax: 011 421 8469 / 086 690 5481
management. Cell: 083 399 6555 / 083 444 7322
E-mail: info@mologadianape.co.za

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
WE BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE

www.mologadianape.co.za
ADVERTORIAL Mologadi a Nape

The course of a legacy


Mologadi a Nape envisions using construction as a means of uplifting
individuals and communities.
company’s vision is standard-setting in terms in areas such as development, quantity
of workforce gender composition, which will surveying, and project management.
challenge the norms within the construc-
tion industry. The following entities number among
Mologadi a Nape’s previous clients:
The aim is to achieve these standards • The Department of Public Works: Mologadi
without the slightest compromise in quality, a Nape has undertaken a number of projects
competence or professionalism in service for this department, including building and
delivery. In this and other socially oriented renovation, air conditioning, upgrading of
goals, the company demonstrates its long- buildings and the construction of
sightedness and dedication to community parking bays.
development. • The Department of Education in Limpopo:
The company has undertaken renovation for
Mologadi a Nape aims to expand their this department and has erected a
service offering across all nine South African palisade fence.
provinces and, eventually, to broaden its • Mogalakwena Municipality: Mologadi a
footprint across the length and breadth of the Nape constructed water reticulation systems
African continent. for the municipality.
• Polokwane Municipality: Pre-paid cost
Values and standards: recovery, reticulation, renovation and
• response and delivery to clients in the internal finishes were completed for
shortest possible time the municipality.
• respect for, and consideration of, all people • Nkumpi Municipality: A new fire station
regardless of gender, race, beliefs, and socio- was constructed for this municipality.
economic grouping • South African Police Services: Gravel
• recognition and use of the abilities of the surfacing and police cell renovations were
individuals with which it is involved and of completed for this entity.
the communities within which it operates • Department of Education in the
• abiding by its standards and values. Sekhukhune District: A classroom and block
AFTER NEARLY a decade in the of toilets were built for this entity.
construction industry, Mologadi a Nape Mologadi a Nape’s philosophy is simple – • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality:
skillfully combines cutting-edge technology to tackle each project with precision and Mologadi a Nape renovated taxi ranks for
with an understanding of infrastructure perfection the first time. The company’s vision this municipality.
development to achieve outstanding is to be a leader in the construction industry • North West Department of Housing and
standards of excellence. Added to this and to create employment opportunities Local Government: The company undertook
the assurance of reliable service at cost- for previously disadvantaged communities. housing development for this department.
effective rates, Mologadi a Nape is certainly Mologadi a Nape recently donated two • Gauteng Department of Housing: Housing
a service provider to consider for your next houses to child-headed families. In August development and the Bekkersdal Renewal
construction project. 2009, the company donated two houses Project were completed for
to two female-headed households in the this department.
Since its establishment in 2001, Mologadi Mmakaunyane Village.
a Nape has tackled various projects in the
civil and building construction industries, The company is also consistently enlarging its

CONTACT
from repairing and maintaining structures, to capacity to cater for projects of varying levels
construction and rehabilitation. of expertise and scale, having established the
following key deliverables: 25 G Railway Street,
The company is 100% owned by black • civil construction Benoni, 1501
women, with an entrenched empowerment • building construction Tel: +27 (0)11 421 8665/
+27 (0)15 223 3656
culture. To date, a significant number of • development and project management.
Fax: +27 (0)11 421 8469/086 690 5481
women have been empowered through Over the years, Mologadi a Nape has had Cell: +27 (0)83 399 6555/
training that has facilitated access to decision- the opportunity to participate in some of the +27 (0)83 444 7322
making, managerial and supervisory positions larger government projects, a prerequisite E-mail: info@mologadianape.co.za
within the organisation. Incorporated in the of which is extensive knowledge and skills Website: www.mologadianape.co.za

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 17
FOCUS

The infrastructure sector


Identified as the largest employment generator within the EPWP, the infrastructure sector
has a target of creating 2 374 000 work opportunities over the next five years.

T
E IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXPANDED PUBLIC
WORKS PROGRAMME (EPWP) in the infrastructure
sector involves the use of labour-intensive methods in
the construction and maintenance of public sector-funded
The Technical Support Programme
Under this programme, the national Department of Public Works
(NDPW)/EPWP technical team provides technical support
to provincial departments and municipalities to facilitate the
infrastructure projects. Labour-intensive construction methods implementation of infrastructure projects.
relate to the use of an appropriate mix of labour and machines, with
a preference for labour where technically and economically feasible, Assistance rendered
without compromising the quality of the product. Labour-intensive • identifying suitable projects
infrastructure projects under the EPWP consists of: • setting job creation targets for selected projects
• using labour-intensive construction methods to provide • ensuring that contract documents are compliant with the EPWP
employment opportunities to local unemployed people guidelines
• providing training or skills development to those locally employed • providing advice on the development and adoption of policies that
workers favour labour-intensive construction
• building cost-effective and quality assets. • reporting by municipalities on key performance indicators (KPIs)
of the EPWP on projects implemented.
Successes
The EPWP’s infrastructure sector created more than 1 million Vuk’uphile Contractor Learnership
jobs during phase 1 of the EPWP. Over the period covered by the Programme
strategic five-year review, approximately R15 billion (or one third of The Vuk’uphile Contractor Learnership Programme pertains to the
the total budget) was spent on labour-intensive construction and training of individuals in labour-intensive methods of construction to
maintenance. On average, the local labour content of infrastructure become contractors at NQF level 2 and supervisors at NQF level 4.
projects was increased from 5% to 30% of project costs, being The objective of the Vuk’uphile programme is to build the capacity of
highly competitive with machine-intensive construction methods. contractors and supervisors knowledgeable in the areas of labour-
As per the targets set in this regard, approximately 37 000 km of intensive methods of construction. To date, more than 492 labour-
roads, 31 000 km of pipelines, 1 500 km of storm water drains and intensive contracting companies have been developed across all
150 km of urban sidewalks have been constructed using labour- nine provinces. The NDPW has partnered with 22 municipalities,
intensive methods. All the workers employed on these projects six government departments and two government agencies in the
received training funded by the Department of Labour (DoL) from its creation and development of the 492 labour-intensive civil works
budget. In addition, 492 emerging contractors participated in CETA- companies. Each of the public entities have actively participated in
registered learnerships. The Department of Public Works (DPW) the labour-intensive contractor development programmes.
also arranged for access to finance for these learner contractors.
National Youth Service Programme
Programmes The National Youth Service (NYS) programme was jointly
Five programmes have been implemented in the infrastructure implemented by the DPW, the Umsobomvu Youth Fund and the
sector under the auspices of the EPWP. DoL. The NYS is a year-long skills training and development
intervention. It aims to provide
400 000 unemployed South African
377 357
youths with technical skills and
350 000
Work opportunities

life skills training, access to


300 000
practical work experience and
250 000 mentoring, and opportunities
238 951
200 000 for future employment or
support for continued studies
150 000 158 277
136 035 upon completion of their year
100 000 103 343 within the NYS programme.
50 000 The EPWP NYS unit also
0 facilitates exit strategies for
2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 youths who have been trained
Financial year

18 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
FOCUS EPWP

on the programme. The exit strategies include, among others, Moving into phase 2
placement of youth trained with contractors, placement of youth The infrastructure sector will be led by the DPW and will work
trained at Further Education Training colleges, and placement within together with the:
workshops of the NDPW. A total of 9 688 individuals were recruited • Department of Transport
by both the national and provincial public works departments • Department of Provincial and Local Government
to participate in the NYS programme during the 2007/08 • Department of Water Affairs
financial year. • Department Minerals and Energy
• Department of Sports and Recreation.
Large projects programme Most projects are implemented by the provinces and municipalities,
Large projects are defined as those with a minimum budget of and this will continue in the second phase of the programme. While
R30 million or more. These should have appropriate contract all provinces are already contributing to the EPWP, many provincial
conditions, including labour-based methods and allowing workers departments could increase their contribution further. The continued
of all categories (non-skilled and semi-skilled) to undergo training. growth of the sector will depend on the degree to which some of
the underperforming provinces can increase their performance
The aims of the large projects programme by implementing their projects more labour intensively and by
are to: establishing dedicated labour-intensive maintenance programmes
• ensure delivery of large budgets based on EPWP principles that have the potential to provide regular employment to large
• ensure meaningful development of emerging contractors numbers of people, especially in rural areas.
• ensure job creation and skills transfer by training beneficiaries.
The large projects programme is currently being implemented by Focus at the local government level
three provincial departments, three metropolitan municipalities, • ensuring that those municipalities that already exceeding their
and two district municipalities. In the fourth quarter of 2008/09, the targets based on their municipal infrastructure grant allocations
programme created 37 340 work opportunities, against a target keep performing and are able to continue growing their EPWP
of 15 000. programmes through accessing the wage incentive
• ensuring that those municipalities already implementing the EPWP,
Provincial roads programme but not yet meeting their targets based on their MIG allocations,
The provincial roads programme focuses on the provision of improve their performance so that they can meet the minimum
technical support to provincial roads and transport departments in requirements to access the wage incentive
constructing and maintaining access roads labour intensively. • ensuring that those municipalities not yet implementing and
reporting on the EPWP start implementing and reporting
Technical support provided as required.
• assistance in identifying projects It is anticipated that the sector will continue to grow and remain the
• designs and developing appropriate contract documentation for largest sector of the EPWP because of the large investments and
projects identified allocations already planned and the continued scope to increase
• assistance during project implementation to ensure that projects the labour intensity of the infrastructure spending of government.
are implemented labour-intensively While this has proved difficult in the first phase of the programme,
• adequate reporting on work opportunities created. it is anticipated that the wage incentive will provide a real boost to
There are more than 64 programmes in the provincial roads the efforts to increase the labour intensity in the second phase of
programme and more than 88 000 work opportunities were created the programme. The planned output for the five years is the creation
on provincial access roads projects for the 2008/09 financial year. of 900 000 full-time equivalents of employment.

Infrastructure five-year targets: no. of work opportunities


Year Total Municipal Provincial National
2009 to 2010 300 000 176 820 121 412 1 768
2010 to 2011 342 000 201 574 138 410 2 016
2011 to 2012 440 000 259 335 178 071 2 593
2012 to 2013 572 000 337 136 231 493 3 371
Infrastructure
2013 to 2014 five-year targets: no of000
720 full-time equivalents 424 367 291 390 4 243
Infrastructure five-year targets: no of full-time equivalents
2009 to 2010 108 696 60 548 47 461 687
2010 to 2011 130 435 72 658 56 953 824
2011 to 2012 170 435 94 939 74 419 1 077
2012 to 2013 220 000 122 549 96 061 1 390
2013 to 2014 273 913 152 581 119 601 1 731

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 19
FOCUS

The social sector


The social sector contributes to the EPWP by employing people, through NGOs and CBOs,
to work on home-based care and early childhood development programmes coordinated by
the Departments of Social Development, Health and Education.

A KEY FOCUS of the EPWP social sector, was to equip


pre-school teachers and support staff (cooks,
gardeners and administrators) with adequate training
to pass on their knowledge to benefit the country’s children in the
response, substituting a significant proportion of Aids-related
hospital care. The programme aimed to facilitate the foundations
for launching the Community Health and Development Worker
(CH&DW) Programme by equipping thousands of unemployed
long term. people with the foundation skills and experience to enter the CH&DW
training programme.
Early childhood development (ECD)
The main purpose of early childhood development (ECD) is to HCBC services
protect the child’s rights and the ultimate goal is to improve young • Early identification of families in need, orphans and
children’s capacity to develop and learn. vulnerable children
ECD interventions include educating and supporting parents, • Addressing the needs of child-headed households
delivering services to children, developing capacities of caregivers • Linking families and caregivers with poverty alleviation programmes
and teachers, and using mass communication to enhance parents’ and services
and caregivers’ knowledge and practices. Programmes for children • Patient care and support related to HIV/Aids and other chronic
can be centre- or home-based, formal or informal, and can include conditions
parent education. The Integrated ECD Plan commenced with a • Information, education and communication
mandate from the July Cabinet Lekgotla in 2004. • Patient and family counselling and support
It entailed training opportunities for primary caregivers, parents • Community mobilisation
and practitioners. The purpose was to provide a basic package of • Addressing discrimination against stigmatisation and disclosure of
care and education services to young children from birth to four, chronic diseases
using an integrated approach. • Family support, including capacity building, family planning,
The EPWP interfaces with the Integrated ECD Plan by burials, support for children and social service advice
focusing on providing workplace experience and training to ECD • Initiating and supporting income-generating projects.
practitioners and support staff. Other ECD objectives include Through the EPWP, HCBC was able to create 113 172 job
increased registration of sites and augmenting the ECD subsidy to opportunities over the five-year period. More than 50% of caregivers
children located in registered sites. received training through skills programmes and learnerships, and
over 4 million beneficiaries accessed HCBC services during the
Responsibilities same period.
• Department of Health: Immunisation services.
• Department of Education: Provision of training oppor-tunities and Community Safety on provincial level
overall coordination and management of the plan. The Western Cape provincial government commissioned the
• Department of Social Development (DSD): Increasing registration Department of Community Safety to implement a school safety
of sites and expanding the current levels of support to vulnerable project, giving rise to a unique EPWP social sector project: the
children through food subsidies to selected sites to sustain the Bambanani School Safety Programme.
employment of trained practitioners and support staff. When the project was launched, 40 high-risk schools were
ECD has reached its original targets. Through the EPWP, registered identified and volunteers from the neighbourhood watch and street
sites increased from 8 113 in 2004/05, benefitting 270 096 children, committee structures in the community were deployed to provide
to 12 927 sites, benefitting 617 702 children. The subsidy to children services such as access control, patrolling of school grounds,
from poor households also increased from the average R4.50 to search-and-seizure operations with the South African Police
R9.00 per child in all provinces. To date, ,more than 31 000 work Service, and conflict resolution.
opportunities have been created, with practitioners and support The project has since expanded to cover 168 high-risk schools,
staff receiving skills and NQF level training. employing 825 people and a project team of 15 permanent staff
members. Project members received accredited training aimed
Home community based care at increasing their employability. A total of 150 people obtained
This entails the provision of comprehensive services, including permanent employment as a result of training in the areas of security
health and social services, by formal and informal caregivers in the life skills. They are also registered with the Private Security Industry
HCBC and support programmes. It was prioritised as a cost-effective Regulatory Authority. The beneficiaries of the project are learners

20 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
FOCUS

and teachers who now operate in a safe and secure learning training, the Health and Welfare SETA conduct the HCBC training,
environment, as school principals have reported a drastic reduction while procured service providers offer training at local level. The aim
in criminal activities. Although this project has been implemented during Phase 1 was to provide skills programmes and learnerships
by the Western Cape only, plans are in progress to expand the to unemployed people and volunteers, on-the-job experience, a
programme to other provinces. stipend and training – ultimately resulting in NQF qualifications and
possible longer term income opportunities.
Institutional arrangements
Provincial departments are directly responsible for the Phase 1 results
implementation and monitoring of the programmes at both district The social sector’s aim was to create 122 240 work opportunities,
and local levels. of which 17 400 would be through learnerships, and 150 000
Non-profit organisations (NPOs) provide the bulk of services temporary jobs. In addition, it was envisaged that 2.9 million people
and are responsible for delivery. Government support is provided would be able to access HCBC services and 400 000 children would
via conditional grants or subsidies to assist with the delivery of be serviced by registered ECD sites and trained practitioners.
these services, especially to poor areas. The Education, Training The table below reflects the work opportunities created over the
and Development Practices SETA is responsible for the ECD first five-year period in the EPWP social sector.

Work opportunities created in ECD, HCBC, community safety and other projects: 2004/05 to 2008/09
Programme Name 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
Early childhood development - 2 200 12 144 9 125 7 531
Home community based care 1 316 12 769 20 893 35 721 42 473
Safety and security 0 734 1 075 882 2 493
Other 334 2 156 220 15 290 8 413
Grand Total 1 650 17 859 34 332 61 018 60 910

Number of training days provided in social sector: 2006/07 to 2008/09


Programme Name 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
Early childhood development 62,258 204 045 90 362
Home community based care 411 037 551 838 419 328
Safety and Security 1 910 4 315 11 653
Other 4 488 42 126 37 605
Grand Total 479 693 802 324 558 948
Overall, during the period April 2004 to March 2009, the EPWP social sector provided 1 840 965 training days and created 175 769 job opportunities.
In addition, 2.9 million individuals were targeted to access HCBC services and over 600 000 children were serviced by ECD practitioners for the
five-year period commencing 2004/2005 to 2009/2010.

Phase 2
The social sector plan for Phase 2 of the EPWP is still being finalised, and the sector will continue in its current format in the first year of this phase.
In order to increase the scale of the sector so that it will be able to contribute 500 000 FTEs over the next five years, a number of key issues have
to be resolved, including standardising the employment framework for the sector, funding mechanisms to grow the sector, and identifying key
areas for expansion.

Social Sector five to year targets: Number of work opportunities


Total Muncipal Provincial
2009 to 2010 80 000 2 744 77 256
2010 to 2011 96 000 3 293 92 707
2011 to 2012 132 000 4 527 127 473
2012 to 2013 187 000 6 414 180 586
2013 to 2014 255 000 8 746 246 254

Social Sector five to year targets: Number of full to time equivalents


Total Muncipal Provincial
2009 to 2010 12 144 9 125 7 531
2010 to 2011 20 893 35 721 42 473
2011 to 2012 1 075 882 2 493
2012 to 2013 220 15 290 8 413
2013 to 2014 34 332 61 018 60 910

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 21
FOCUS

The environment and


culture sector
The environment and culture sector’s contribution to the EPWP involves
employing people to work on projects to improve their local environments,
through programmes spearheaded by various government departments.

T HE ENVIRONMENT and culture sector comprises a


powerful combination in terms of building South
Africa’s natural and cultural heritage, and utilising
this heritage to create both medium- and long-term jobs and
Other anticipated outputs for the period 2004 to 2009 included:
• Creating work opportunities equivalent to one million
human years
• Providing accredited training (learnerships) to 2 100 learners
social benefits. • Training private sector players (250 emerging contractors and
This also implies particular ways of working with communities, 15 000 professionals) on employment-intensive approaches
building on their historical custodianship of these resources, • Training 1 000 public sector officials on employment-
and locating projects within the broader sustainable develop- intensive approaches
ment strategy. • Clearing of 200 000 hectares of alien vegetation
• Rehabilitating of 40 wetlands
Environment and culture sector objectives • Supporting 20 fire protection associations
• Creation of job opportunities • Clearing of 700 km of coastline and upgrading of facilities along
• Training of beneficiaries the coast
• Linking people in the marginalised second economy with • Rehabilitating 10 000 hectares of land
opportunities and resources to enable their participation in the • Establishing 32 waste management programmes
developed first economy • Establishing 150 historical and community tourism projects
• Integrating sustainable rural development and urban renewal
• Creating land-based livelihoods Role players and programmes
• Promoting community-based natural resource management Programmes in the environment and culture sector are initiated
• Developing natural resources and cultural heritage by the Departments of Environmental Affairs and Tourism,
• Rehabilitating natural resources and protecting biodiversity Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Water Affairs, and Science
• Promoting tourism and Technology.
Funds for EPWP programmes in the environment and culture
Background sector were allocated to the relevant national and provincial
The overarching objective of this sector was to create 200 000 departments’ budgeting processes, and then dispersed to the
job opportunities over the period 2004/2005 to 2008/2009, while projects using existing channels.
generating useful outputs in the areas of environment, heritage,
biodiversity and land care. In addition, the programmes supported Flagship programmes
the creation of land-based livelihoods and community-based • DoA: Land Care programme and Comprehensive Agricultural
natural resource management. Support Programme.

Number of work opportunities created in environment and culture sector


Programme National Provincial Muncipal Total
Landcare 69 333 83 803 8 982 162 118
Casp 10 554 4 666 - 15 220
Working for Coast 8 084 5 19 8 108
Working for Tourism 33 243 150 - 31 850
Working for Water 182 900 2 786 - 185 686
Working for Wetlands 10 470 33 156 10 659
Working for Fire 15 637 77 - 15 714
Working for Waste 3 050 1 698 9 682 14 430
Other 4 995 13 080 4 382 22 457
Total 338 266 106 298 23 221 467 785

22 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
FOCUS

• DWA: Working for Water, Working for Wetlands, and Working on


Number of SMMEs created in the environment
Fire programmes.
and culture sector
Region Contractors/SMME’s
Success
Western Cape 507
Through its different programmes in all spheres of government,
Eastern Cape 310
the environment and culture sector was able to create more
Free State 77
than 450 000 work opportunities over the five-year period, as
Limpopo 355
Mpumalanga 229 outlined below.
North West 134
Phase 2
Northern Cape 176
The environment and culture sector will continue to grow through
South African National Parks Board 368
programmes implemented by national and provincial government
Independent Development Trust 95
departments. Allocations to the sector have increased, and include
Gauteng 179
funds to initiate the working for energy programme, which is an
CNC 221
interdepartmental initiative.
KwaZulu-Natal 671
Total SMMEs created 338 266 Growth in the sector will come from increasing the number of
work opportunities, as well as the duration of work opportunities so

• DEAT: People and Parks, Coastal Care, Sustainable Land- that the cumulative target of 350 000 FTEs can be met. The targets
based Livelihoods, Cleaning up SA, and Growing a Tourism for the environment and culture sector during Phase 2 of EPWP are
Economy programmes detailed below.

Environment and culture sector five-year targets: Number of job opportunities created
Year Total Muncipal Provincial National
2009 to 2010 150 000 3 043 48 657 98 300
2010 to 2011 156 000 3 165 50 603 102 232
2011 to 2012 200 000 4 058 64 876 131 067
2012 to 2013 275 000 5 579 89 204 180 217
2013 to 2014 375 000 7 608 121 642 245 750

Environment and culture sector five-year targets: Number of full-time equivalents created
Year Total Muncipal Provincial National
2009 to 2010 32 609 1 103 9 494 22 012
2010 to 2011 41 739 1 412 12 152 28 175
2011 to 2012 59 130 2 001 17 215 39 914
2012 to 2013 81 304 2 751 23 671 54 882
2013 to 2014 110 870 3 751 32 279 74 839

AA MOLAUDZI ELECTRICAL
For all electrical installations and repairs in Thohoyandou

Tel: 015 964 3150 • Cell: 082 894 1185 • E-mail: tshilidzi@telkomsa.net
Address: 13th Avenue, Shayandima, Thohoyandou, Venda 0945
Madaleni ADVERTORIAL

Strength in diversity
“Business is going very well, especially in Mpumalanga. In fact, I want to start
something in Gauteng too,” says Gugu Stiba, the dynamic managing director of
Madaleni GL Trading and Projects.

MADALENI specialises in projects


ranging from fencing, the servicing of fire
extinguishers, information technology
(IT), supplying and printing T-shirts for
government, to providing travel agency
services. Stiba notes that in difficult
economic times, it is worth diversifying
so that there is always one sector of your
business which is performing well.
“The most profitable is fencing,” says
Stiba. “We have a two-year contract with
the Taba Chweu Municipality and are
currently erecting palisade fencing next to
the road where RDP housing is located.”
Madaleni uses local contractors, who are
preferred suppliers, to manufacture the
palisade fences and then its team of 15
workers erects the fencing where it has
been contractually agreed upon.
“Our travel agency has also grown over
the past few years: we have two agents
who make bookings for government
officials,” Stiba elaborates. “IT jobs are a
bit scarce: we had a contract to service
the Tshwane Institute of Technology and
completed a project for Sysco, which was
very successful. We want to take on more
contracts like this.”
In addition to the fencing contract,
Madaleni also has a three-year contract
to service fire extinguishers in all the
government buildings in Mpumalanga,
the “red ones” as Stiba explains with a
smile. Of everything the company has will continue. The Maputo Corridor is developments in the business world,” she
been involved in so far, she is most proud making a difference as it brings a lot of says. Stiba is currently looking for suitable
of the fencing and extinguisher contracts traffic to the municipality, especially from premises and projects for her company in
as “it was won purely on merit”. Gauteng,” Stiba adds. Gauteng so that she can start expanding
She notes that the biggest and almost On a personal level, Stiba completed her Madaleni’s successes in Ehlanzeni to the
only challenge she faces in Ehlanzeni is IT degree at the University of Pretoria rest of the country.
to get people to pay on time. “Generally, before she went to work for Standard
there are enough resources and
everything is in its place; the district had
Bank. She left the bank to work for other
private companies where she became
CONTACT
some problems with strikes regarding involved in projects and developed an 32 Bell Street
service delivery a while ago but that is has interest in business. As her family lives Caltex Building
Nelspruit
now passed. in Ehlanzeni, it was natural for her to 1200
“Ehlanzeni has been developing and start her business there. She ascribes her
growing at a rapid rate, all owing to 2010. success to hard work and the ability to Tel: +27 (0)13 752 3932
After 2010? I’m not sure what will happen network. “Networking is very important in Fax: +27 (0)13 752 5770
although I think that the development building contacts and staying informed of E-mail: gugusti@hotmail.com

24 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
FOCUS

The non-state sector


While the second phase of the EPWP consists of the continuation and growth of existing
programmes, it has also seen the introduction of new programmes, the most significant of
which is a programme to encourage the non-state sector to participate in the EPWP.

T HE NEW non-state sector consists of two programmes, namely the Community Works Programme and the Non-
State Sector Programme. The introduction of the non-state sector is crucial to the success of phase 2 of the EPWP,
as the different spheres of government will not be able to generate the 2 million full-time equivalent jobs on their
own, even with an increased programme budget.

The targets for the non-state sector over the next five years are detailed in the tables below.
Non-state sector five-year targets: No. of work opportunities
Non-state 60% 40%
2009 to 2010 20 000 12 000 8 000
2010 to 2011 48 000 28 800 19 200
2011 to 2012 96 000 57 600 38 400
2012 to 2013 176 000 105 600 70 400
2013 to 2014 300 000 180 000 120 000

Non-state sector five-year targets: No. of full-time equivalents


Non-state 60% 40%
2009 to 2010 8 696 5 217 3 478
2010 to 2011 20 870 12 522 8 348
2011 to 2012 41 739 25 043 16 696
2012 to 2013 76 522 45 913 30 609
2013 to 2014 130 435 78 261 52 174

The proposed new sector will consist of institutional-based initiatives that create employment in ways that build goods and
programmes and area-based programmes. The first will services on public or community level. This approach offers
be delivered through non-state institutions such as non- considerable scope for work activities to be determined by the
governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based unique needs of a community and implemented at community
organisations (CBOs), while the second will be delivered level with partial funding from the state.
through organisations that build capacity at local level. The An approach called the Community Works Programme is
latter approach offers considerable scope for work activities currently being implemented by the Second Economy Strategy
to be determined by the unique needs of a community and Project, an initiative of the Presidency, in collaboration with
implemented at community level with partial funding from the Department of Social Development and Public Works. This
the state. approach aims to provide an employment safety net by providing
regular, rather than full-time, employment to participants, with a
Institutional-based programmes predictable number of days of work provided per month.
Institutional-based programmes will involve the development
of programmes that could create income for large numbers Community Works Programme
of individuals through socially constructive activities by non- The programme is structured so that it provides the participants
state actors, typically not-for-profit organisations, faith-based with regular and predictable income through regular but part-
organisations and CBOs. The type of initiative would be time work. The pilots are being run in four areas in the country
determined by the non-state sector with the state providing and employ approximately 1 000 people in each area on a part-
partial funding for specified costs and wages. time basis.
Based on the results of the current pilots, this programme
Area-based programmes looks very promising and it is anticipated that it could grow to
Area-based programmes involve local organisations to support 180 sites and employ 180 000 people by 2014.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 25
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

How to participate in the


EPWP infrastructure sector
Although the Expanded
Public Works
Programme has been
initiated as a national
programme, it will
largely be implemented
by the provinces
and municipalities.
Its success therefore
depends on a high
level of cooperative
governance.

A LL PUBLIC BODIES involved in infrastructure


provision are expected to attempt to contribute to the
programme. The starting point for any public body is a
comprehensive document entitled: Guidelines for the Implementation
The document provides guidance on the:
• identification of suitable projects
• appropriate design for labour-intensive construction
• the specification of labour-intensive works
of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure Projects under the Expanded • the compilation of contract documentation for labour-
Public Works Programme (EPWP). intensive projects.
This guiding framework for the implementation of labour-
intensive projects was issued by the EPWP in 2004 and updated in Implementation
2005, and contains the guidelines agreed upon between SALGA, The DPW will also put provincial project managers in place which
the national Treasury and the Department of Public Works (DPW) will coordinate the EPWP at provincial level. All provinces will have a
for identification, design and construction or projects financed provincial structure that will manage and monitor the implementation
through the municipal infrastructure grant (MIG) or provincial of the EPWP in their respective provinces. Framework guidelines for
infrastructure grant. the design of labour-intensive infrastructure have been distributed
These guidelines aim to provide provinces and municipalities to municipalities and other industry stakeholders. The guidelines
with the necessary tools to tender these projects successfully are also available from the DPW, which will provide additional
as labour-intensive projects and to minimise the additional work assistance when required.
required from provincial and municipal officials. Environmental and cultural sector and social sector projects will
be implemented through current line departmental arrangements.
What’s in the EPWP Guidelines document? The possibility of using other implementing models is being
The EPWP Guidelines document provides the means by which investigated.
labour-intensive works can be implemented under the most
commonly encountered delivery model, namely design by employer EPWP Incentive
(i.e. the model in which the contractor undertakes construction on From 1 April 2009, an EPWP wage incentive through a grant for
the basis of full designs issued by the employer). It also assumes provinces and municipalities has been introduced.
that the public body will appoint a consultant to design the works The intention of the EPWP Incentive Grant is to increase
and to administer the contract. employment creation efforts by provinces and municipalities by

26 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

providing a financial performance reward. process and from these identify projects
The incentive is structured to reward that are amenable to labour-intensive
provinces and municipalities that create methods. There are no business plans to
EPWP work by reimbursing them a be submitted to the DPW as funds come
portion of their wage costs. The more Activities such as directly to the municipalities. The MIG will
employment created, the higher the
incentive that will be paid out.
low-volume roads, have conditions attached that activities
such as low- volume roads, trenching,
trenching, storm water storm water drains and pavements
Technical support drains and pavements should be undertaken using labour-
programme should be undertaken intensive methods. The public body that
One of the key lessons derived from implements the project is responsible for
phase one is that it was not realistic using labour- payments to consultants. Municipalities
to assume that all public bodies have intensive methods are also encouraged to use their own
the capacity to implement EPWP capital expenditure on EPWP projects
programmes. In many cases, specific where suitable.
types of technical support will be required to ensure that these Many provinces and municipalities will now be eligible to access
entities are able to meet their targets. the wage incentive, but will initially require support to do so. It is
The EPWP unit manages a technical support programme the intention that the EPWP unit provides this support through an
that supports municipalities and selected provinces with the expansion of its existing technical support programme.
identification, planning, execution and reporting of EPWP projects
and programmes. Management and monitoring
Management at project level rests with the employer and owner of
Employment the asset, i.e. the municipality of province. The municipality and/
The employment of locally employed temporary workers on or province will be responsible for the correct implementation of
all EPWP labour-intensive infrastructure projects must be in projects and accountable to the auditor general for funds disbursed.
accordance with the Code of Good Practice for Employment and Municipalities and provinces are required to report on EPWP key
Conditions of Work for Special Public Works Programmes issued indicators to the DPW via monitoring systems put in place by the
in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act DPW and DPLG, based on other requirements from Treasury.
N° 75 of 1997) and promulgated in Government Gazette Notice No.
P64 of 25 January 2002. However, proposals have been made to Building capacity
the Department of Labour for the updating of the current code of Consultants that want to be part of the EPWP need to attend the
good practice and the related ministerial determination, which will NQF level 7 or NQF level 5 CETA-accredited training on labour-
hopefully come into effect from 1 April 2010. A minimum wage of intensive construction. There is also an eligibility requirement for the
R50 is applicable to all provinces and municipalities that access appointment of contractors and consulting engineers, i.e. their key
the EPWP Incentive Grant from the DPW. From 1 April, minimum staff involved in the project must undergo special NQF-accredited
wages across all EPWP programmes will need to comply with the training programmes in labour-intensive construction.
minimum rate as determined by the ministerial determination. The DPW has applied to the Construction Education and
Training Authority (CETA) for training 1 500 emerging contractors
Consultants and contractors countrywide to participate in learnerships that will qualify them
Consultants and contractors for EPWP projects are appointed to build and maintain these types of infrastructure using labour-
through the normal procurement processes of public bodies. intensive construction methods.
The EPWP Guidelines document stipulates that all These emerging civil contractors and individuals can apply
the standard forms of contract listed in the Construction to the DPW through their municipalities which must indicate to
Industry Development Board (cidb) Standard for Uniformity the DPW that they have adequate funds in their capital budget to
in Construction Procurement may be used for labour- provide three projects for the trainee contractor’s practical training.
intensive projects. The guidelines also cover contract documentation The learnerships are based on a framework for NQF level 2 to NQF
and design checklist activities suitable for labour-intensive methods. level 4. For the infrastructure sector, all workers employed on the
Public bodies must select sections of the guidelines and insert them EPWP projects will be provided with training in terms of the Code of
in the tender documentation for labour-intensive projects. Good Practice for Special Public Works Programmes. This training
will aim to equip the participants with the skills to enhance their
Funding ability to obtain an income after the projects have been completed.
The EPWP infrastructure projects will be funded through the MIG. The Department of Labour will fund these training programmes and
Municipalities will identify infrastructure projects through the IDP assist with their implementation.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 27
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

Expanded Public Works


Support Programme

The Expanded Public Works


Support Programme (the support
programme) is designed to
accelerate implementation and
expand the impact of the national
EPWP by providing targeted
assistance to the Department
of Public Works and other in the institutionalisation of EPWP practices in implementing
public bodies. As a result of the support provided, new EPWP

public entities engaged in the programmes such as the Roads Programme, Large Contractor
Programme and Domestic Waste Collection programme were
implementation of the programme. identified, structured and are now being implemented. A key
focus was also assisting with the review of the first phase of
the EPWP and with formulating and securing approvals for a

T
second phase of the EPWP.
HE SUPPORT PROGRAMME is a joint initiative With the support programme assistance during phase 1 of
between the Department of Public Works (DPW) the EPWP, the target of creating 1 million work opportunities
and the Business Trust. It aims to facilitate the was achieved and is now one year and one month ahead of
implementation of the Expanded Publib Works Programme target. A total of 1.4 million work opportunities were created
(EPWP) by undertaking focused and prioritised programmes, which are 400 000 more than the target of 1 million. As
which seek to maximise the achievement of the EPWP’s targets. a result of this success, on the 22 April 2009 the second
It is a five-year programme (1 March 2005 to 31 March 2010) phase of the EPWP was launched with the aim to create 4.5
with a project value of R110.64 million, of which R100 million million work opportunities between April 2009 and March
was provided by the Business Trust and R10.64 million by 2014. This means that the programme has been increased
the DPW. by four and a half times its original size. An amount of R4.2
billion has been allocated to the EPWP to provide a wage
The Business Trust incentive to public entities to incentivise them to achieve
The Business Trust combines the resources of business and this target.
government in areas of common interest to accelerate the
achievement of national objectives. It focuses on creating Support programme focus
jobs, building capacity and combating poverty. The trust • Provides strategic support to the DPW and other sector
was established in 1999, financed by South Africa’s leading lead departments.
companies and governed by a board of business and • Provides operational support to sector lead departments,
government leaders. provinces and municipalities.
• Undertakes strategic and technical assignments to support
Key achievements the implementation of the EPWP.
The support programme has played a critical and important
role in supporting the DPW in achieving the EPWP targets. In Support programme key principles
this regard, the support programme has undertaken a range of • Support only: The support programme does not act as the
activities focused on introducing interventions to create work principal, but seeks to enhance and complement the EPWP
opportunities, undertaking strategic assignments, building the unit and the designated sector lead departments’ efforts to
capacity of the EPWP unit and other stakeholders and assisting implement the EPWP.

28 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

• Synchronisation: All activities of the support programme are • Incentives and recognition: The support programme operates
synchronised with those of the EPWP unit and sector lead on the basis of incentives and recognition both in terms of
departments and feed directly into their systems. Institutional implementers of the EPWP and its own staff.
arrangements are carefully structured to ensure effective • Key innovations: The support programme identifies key
integration without creating undue duplication. innovations that can increase job creation at scale, as
• Building relationships: Ongoing and regular meetings are held well as applies innovation in all aspects of the work that it
between the support programme, the DPW, the sector lead is undertaking.
departments and other stakeholders to build trust and plan • Opportunities for participation: The support programme
and agree on the work to be undertaken. identifies and maximises opportunities for private sector
• Prioritisation and focus: The support programme focuses on participation in, and contribution, to the EPWP.
those areas where it is able to achieve success.
• Direct engagement: The support programme directly engages The support model
with stakeholders on the ground focusing on officials, The kind of support provided by the support programme
contractors and non-governmental organisations that are varies but generally includes one of the following approaches
implementing EPWP projects. depending on the issue being addressed:
• System driven: A management and information system has • Piloting an innovative approach to determine if it is feasible.
been developed that assists in implementing and managing • Documenting best practice and supporting mechanisms for it
the EPWP, as well as measuring and reporting on its to be applied more widely.
achievements. This IT system has been adopted by the EPWP • Jointly developing and implementing innovation.
unit and is now being used to implement the second phase of • Directly implementing where the EPWP unit did not have the
the EPWP. capacity or expertise.

Philip van Tonder PO Box 6743, Dunswart,


rt,
Tel: +27 11 425 3578 South Africa 1508
Fax: +27 11 425 3579 E-mail: ckind@icon.co.za
o..za
Cell: +27 82 414 2099 Web: www.cypack.co.za
z
za

University of Johannesburg
Athletics Track
Completed on 11.11.2009
Bila Civil Contractors ADVERTORIAL

Service you can rely on


Bila Civil Contractors goes the extra mile in meeting
all transport and construction needs, all the time.
NOT OWNING plant and equipment and building projects. Mr. Retsilisitsoe C
is a common challenge faced by many Hohlo, an accredited installation technician,
emerging construction companies. Where is senior electrician at Bila, responsible for
projects demand specialised equipment and ensuring adherence to the highest standards
machinery, the unavailability of these items of safety regulation. The senior plumber at
can impede progress. the company is Dan Parkies, who is an IOPSA
After a decade in the industry, Bila Civil member with extensive experience.
Contractors has managed to overcome Bila Civil Contractors believes in:
this problem facing emerging construction • service excellence to their clients
companies, and many other setbacks, and • sound and long-term relationships based on
increasing its inventory of plant and civil integrity and reliability
construction equipment significantly. The • high-quality goods and services to maximise
company was established in June 2004, client satisfaction
having already been operating as a transport • treating their clients and staff with fairness,
services provider since 2000. Currently, Bila respect and dignity
provides construction, transport and plant- • well-trained staff who will perform their
hire services. duties competently
Situated in Midrand, Bila’s headquarters • creating work in communities in which the • 3 × 20 m³ tipper trailers
are home to a skilled and experienced team company functions • 1 × 25t double-axle flat-base trailer
of staff, which numbers over 30 permanent • assuring their clients the highest-quality • 2 × tractors
employees. The company is constantly products • 2 × 700 mm wide, 7.3 Hp Hatz roller
upgrading its capacity and services, which • honesty towards clients. • 4 × 1 000 mm Robin Powerfloat
can be seen by its growing client base that Their vision is to be South Africa’s best civil • 1 × Spinnekop 4 × 4 hydraulic sweeper
includes government departments and and structural building contractor. In addition, • 2 × Bomag BW212D-40 single drum-roller
private entities. Bila Civil Contractors has a they also strongly believe in providing the • 1 × 25-t double-axle flat-base trailer
grade 7 rating with the cidb and is eager to best service to clients at all times without • 2 × tractors
take on larger and more complex projects compromising on safety and environ- • 2 × total station with prison work about,
than those handled in the past. The company mental issues. 1 MB ram, 1MB flash and MultiSurv
is committed to employment creation, staff • 2 × Nissan Hardbody bakkies
retention, sustainability, and strengthening its Services rendered
product and service offering. • embankment protection Surveying equipment:
• storm water management systems • 1 × total station
Ownership and black economic • road surfacing • 2 × dumpy levels.
empowerment • building, e.g. schools, hospitals, police We also supply the latest machines for hire.
The company recognises and supports the stations, houses, commercial and Bila Civil Contractors is a dynamic company
ideals of the Broad-Based Black Economic private properties and looks forward to expanding its activities
Empowerment Charter as well as the to include property development in the
objectives of the Department of Trade Machinery on our plant near future.
and Industry. The company is committed Construction plant equipment:
to empowering previously disadvantaged • 1 × Caterpillar 428E backhoe loader (TLB)
individuals by providing them with • 4 × Caterpillar 422E 4 × 4 backhoe
employment. The company was founded loader (TLB)
by Richard Bila, the senior member of the • 2 × Hyundai excavator R210LC-7 2007 model
business responsible for motivation, strategy, • 1 × Caterpillar 140G 1986 model grader
leadership, overall planning, and new business • 1 × Cat 424D 4 × 4 TLB tractor 2003
development. From a modest beginning, he • 1 × Bomag 212D compactor CONTACT
has become one of the leading entrepreneurs • 1 × Leyland 10 000 ℓ water tanker
PO Box 6995
in the country. Over the years, a strong ability • 3 × front-end loader
Halfway House
in financial management has assisted the • 4 × Fimaco Powerstar 2628 ktip 10 m³ Midrand,1685
business in growing from strength to strength. • 2 × horse trucks Tel: +27 (0)11 261 0241
Geoffrey Schweitzer, Pr. Eng., BSc (civil) (Wits), • 2 × 10 m³ tipper trucks Fax: +27 (0)11 261 2061
MSAICE, MCIOB has in-depth experience • 4 × 6 m³ tipper trucks E-mail: info@bila.co.za
in both large and small civil engineering • 2 × Asiawing AW3300DT 3 t tipper Website: www.bila.co.za

30 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

Incentive grant

A
Figure 1: Type of infrastructure portfolio FTE factor used
S A CONTINUATION OF ITS FIRST PHASE, the
to determine the minimum performance threshold per
second chapter of the Expanded Public Works
portfolio for 2009/10
Programme (EPWP) was launched for implementation
FTEs per
during the 2009 to 2014 financial years, with the aim of creating 2 Infrastructure portfolio FTE factor
million rand
million full-time jobs, which is a huge step towards providing the 4.5
Public works (provinces) 19.06
million work opportunities that are needed. Though this phase is in
Roads, transport and public works infrastructure
many ways similar to the first stage of the programme, it places more 4.28
(combined in provinces)
emphasis on the creation of temporary work opportunities, providing
Urban municipal infrastructure 6.00
income to the poor and unemployed.
Non-urban municipal infrastructure: For the first
To facilitate this objective, a wage-incentive grant was introduced year of the programme, the minimum threshold
on 1 April 2009 for provinces, and on 1 July 2009 for municipalities, 0
has been relaxed to allow for the participation of
with the belief that this would further enhance the creation of full-time more rural municipalities.
equivalent (FTE) work opportunities by public bodies, where one FTE
= 230 working days. A total amount of R4.1 billion was allocated to the Figure 2: Infrastructure five-year targets:
Department of Public Works (DPW) from 2009/10 to 20011/12 to pay no. of work opportunities
out the incentive to public bodies such as provinces and municipalities Year Total Municipal Provincial National
that will implement the programme. 2009 to 2010 300 000 176 820 121 412 1 768
It is expected that by the 2013/14 financial year, this figure will 2010 to 2011 342 000 201 574 138 410 2 016
have risen to at least R 5 billion. Out of the sectors targeted by the 2011 to 2012 440 000 259 335 178 071 2 593
programme, only the infrastructure and non-state sectors had access 2012 to 2013 572 000 337 136 231 493 3 371
2013 to 2014 720 000 424 367 291 390 4 243
to the incentive during the 2009/10 financial year. The social sector as
well as the environment and culture sector will be able to access the the budget process of making proposals and budget requests takes
EPWP Incentive Grant from the 2010/11 year going forward. place between July and November, the reporting criteria is applied
as follows:
How the wage incentive works • For example, to be eligible in 2010/11, public bodies must
The idea behind the grant is to increase the job creation efforts of have reported on 2008/09 EPWP performance through
provinces and municipalities by reimbursing them a portion of their the EPWP Management Information System managed by
wage costs. The more employment created, the higher the financial National Public Works for all EPWP projects.
incentive paid out. • In addition, eligible provincial departments and urban municipalities
each have a set minimum performance thresholds that must be
Incentivising the adoption of labour-intensive met to be eligible to receive the incentive grant. This minimum
methods performance threshold is the minimum number of FTE jobs that
A major assumption is that the incentive grant will lead to a greater must be created from the infrastructure grant funding allocated
adoption of labour-intensive methods and approaches by the public either through the infrastructure grant to provinces or the municipal
bodies implementing the EPWP. infrastructure grant (MIG).
The incentive has been designed to address this by funding • For the 2009/10 period, non-urban municipalities were designated
wage costs partially and freeing up funds to accommodate any a zero minimum performance threshold, meaning that the incentive
additional costs that public bodies would have incurred, so is payable from the very first FTE job created. This is to assist the
increasing the labour intensity of their projects. Where there performance of non-urban municipalities in the first year of the
are no additional costs, the incentive will increase the overall incentive. Participation in the incentive grant by eligible public bodies
budget, allowing for an increase of the scope of work of the also requires that they first enter into a standard agreement with the
public body. national DPW.

Eligibility Performance thresholds


However, public bodies – provincial departments or municipalities – The FTE factor is considered as the minimum number of FTE jobs
are not automatically eligible for the EPWP incentive grant. Specific to be created per million rand of the infrastructure conditional grant
criteria have been objectively set and consistently applied to budget using the infrastructure sector as an example. The relevant
categories of public bodies to determine the eligibility of a public body. FTE factor is then multiplied by the infrastructure grant allocation to
These are: the public body to determine the minimum performance threshold for
• Eligibility: Public bodies must have reported to the national Public each public body, expressed as the minimum number of FTE jobs to
Works on their contribution to job creation in a prior financial year. As be created:

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 31
EW Tools and Industrial Supplies ADVERTORIAL

EW Tools and Industrial Supplies


Hand-in-hand with you to ensure every project’s success

Company values of products include, but is not limited to,


“Our aim is to build successful business mining hoses, bolts and nuts, armoured
partnerships based on outstanding hoses, PVC pipes and fittings, galvanised
customer satisfaction, good people practice, pipes and fittings, galvanised wire chain
sound business principles and ethics in the and ropes, lifting equipment, safety
provision of quality tools and equipment wear (overalls, dust coats, dust masks,
to the manufacturing, construction, gumboots, safety shoes and boots, safety
engineering and other industries.” “Our goggles and gloves, hard hats and general
company’s objective is to supply and strive hardware), air compressors, welders,
for high quality service of exceptional generators, water pumps, hand tools, all
standards, cost efficiency, accountability power tools and industrial supplies.
for our actions, mutually beneficial The company is committed not only to
relationships with our customers, as well its clients, but also to the community and
as being the preferred supplier to our country. It has a level 3 broad based black
customers through reliable service, quality economic empowerment (BBBEE) rating, thus
and dependability. ensuring that it conforms to govern-
“To use the experience gained within the ment regulations.
industry in terms of product knowledge and In addition to its comprehensive range the
service excellence to empower and sustain company also provides the following services:
previously disadvantaged individuals, is • full 24-hour technical support
an integral part of our daily activities and • manufacturers’ guarantees and warranties
turning our personal goals of empowerment • replacement and courtesy equipment
into a reality,” adds Moosa. “The catalyst for • 24-hour repair services on site
our growth and success can be attributed • in-house workshops.
to fostering and maintaining good
relationships with clients.” Facilities
EW TOOLS AND Industrial Supplies Among the facilities provided by EW Tools and
is a major supplier to the engineering, Clients Industrial Supplies at their premises include:
construction and mining industries. It is Among EW Tools and Industrial Supplies’ • free delivery service
based in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. client base are: • fully functional showroom
Since its inception, EW Tools and Industrial • Rand Water • adequate warehousing space
Supplies has become renowned for its • Johannesburg Water • retail shop.
dedication to its founding principle 110% • Transnet Rail Engineering
customer satisfaction and has provided its • Metro Rail
clients with a comprehensive range of light • Duraset
and heavy industrial tools. • Group Five Housing
The company is also a full line distributor • Stanley Mining (Tanzania)
specialising in construction, mining, • Bulugaya Engineering.
engineering, woodworking and safety
equipment. Combined with competitive Products and services
pricing, door-to-door delivery and superior The company has a range of products, CONTACT
after-sales support services, the company covering the full spectrum for virtually
will meet your every expectation. “Our every industry. EW Tools and Industrial Physical address:
10 Eland street
after-sales services are available virtually Supplies is a direct supplier of a broad range
Lenasia, 1820
24/7. We have an in-house team of of light and medium industrial tools and
technicians as well as agreements with equipment, safety equipment, accessories Postal address:
most major suppliers and manufacturers and consumables to the engineering, mining, PO Box 651
of tools and equipment to ensure that we automotive and construction and Lenasia ,1820
are able to provide service anywhere in the allied industries. Tel: +27 (0)11 854 5860
Fax: +27 (0)11 854 5564
country at any time of the day or night,” EW Tools and Industrial Supplies is
Email: ewtools@mweb.co.za
says Ebrahim Moosa, founder and owner of also able to source and supply other Website:www.ewtools.co.za
EW Tools and Industrial Supplies. products that clients require. Their range

32 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
I M P L E M E N TAT I O N

• FTE factor x 2007/08 infrastructure conditional grant allocation = Figure 5: Environment and culture sector five-year targets:
minimum performance threshold: no. of FTEs created
• if EPWP performance for 2007/08 = or > minimum Year Total Municipal Provincial National
threshold, public body is eligible 2009 to 2010 32 609 1 103 9 494 22 012
• if EPWP performance for 2007/08 < minimum threshold, 2010 to 2011 41 739 1 412 12 152 28 175
public body is not eligible. 2011 to 2012 59 130 2 001 17 215 39 914
2012 to 2013 81 304 2 751 23 671 54 882
National public works (in consultation with oversight bodies)
2013 to 2014 110 870 3 751 32 279 74 839
determines the indicative incentive allocations. The size of each
indicative incentive is calculated as follows: Figure 6: No. of work opportunities created/projected
• performance targets public body – minimum performance threshold Total Municipal Provincial
public body x R50 per day x 230 days per FTE. 2009 to 2010 80 000 2 744 77 256
This amounts to an incentive of R11 500 per FTE. The rate of R50 2010 to 2011 96 000 3 293 92 707
per day will be reviewed annually based on inflation rates so that it 2011 to 2012 132 000 4 527 127 473
at least remains constant in real terms. Once a public body exceeds 2012 to 2013 187 000 6 414 180 586
the set quarterly minimum performance threshold of FTEs, public 2013 to 2014 255 000 8 746 246 254
works will start paying out for every FTE created above the minimum
Figure 7: Social sector five-year targets: No. of FTEs created
performance threshold as per the above example. Consequently,
Total Municipal Provincial
although an annual FTE performance target and an indicative
2009 to 2010 60 870 270 60 599
incentive allocation are determined for each public body for 2009/10,
2010 to 2011 67 826 301 67 525
these are indicative allocations. This means that the actual amount
2011 to 2012 90 435 402 90 033
that will be paid out within the financial year does not necessarily have 2012 to 2013 124 348 552 123 795
to be the same as the indicative allocation. 2013 to 2014 169 565 753 168 812

Infrastructure sector Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and have included funds to initiate
Overall, R4.1 billion has been allocated for all sectors from the the Working for Energy Programme, which is an interdepartmental
beginning of the EPWP. initiative. The sector will be able to grow faster from 2010 when it will
For the infrastructure sector, municipalities were allocated R201 be able to access the wage incentive as well. Growth in the sector
million for the 2009/10 year. Provinces were allocated R151 million: will come both from increasing the number of work opportunities and
• In 2010/11, provinces were allocated R331 million while municipalities increasing the duration of work opportunities.
were allocated R623 million.
• In 2011/12, provinces were allocated R800 million while municipalities EPWP social sector grant allocation 2010/11
were allocated R1.1 billion. The social sector has been allocated an amount of R56 637 million
• In 2012/13, R1.16 billion will be allocated to municipalities. for the 2010/11 financial year to create an additional number of 4
To date, 217 000 work opportunities have been created within the 719 FTEs. The allocation will be accessed as a Conditional Grant
infrastructure sector out of a target 300 000 for all sectors. A total Schedule 5 and this approach is applicable only in the 2010/11 financial
of 480 000 work opportunities were created from April to December year. The sector continues to finalise the comprehensive Social Sector
2009. Infrastructure is the largest sector of the EPWP and is expected Incentive Grant Model to be submitted to the national Treasury in June
to continue growing because of the large investments and allocations 2010 for consideration for 2011/12.The sector resolved to earmark
planned, as well as the continued scope to increase the labour the allocated amount for the Home Community-Based Care (HCBC)
intensity of the infrastructure spending of government. The planned programmes of the departments of social development and health.
output for the five years is the creation of 900 000 FTE jobs. The allocation will be used to subsidise wages of existing non-stipend
caregivers in the HCBC NPOs of the two departments. To determine
Environment and culture sector: number the allocation to programmes, the DPW considered information and
of work opportunities created data collected via desktop exercises, among others, the EPWP
Allocations to the sector have increased over the Medium-Term Monitoring and Evaluation System 2008/09 Performance Reports,
NT Programme Quarterly Reports for 2008/09 and the National
Figure 3: Infrastructure five-year targets: no. of FTEs Programme Manager’s inputs. Communication on the grant allocation
Year Total Municipal Provincial National
2009 – 2010 108 696 60 548 47 461 687 has been sent to the director-generals of the two departments and
2010 – 2011 130 435 72 658 56 953 824 workshops have been conducted for the national and provincial
2011 – 2012 170 435 94 939 74 419 1 077 stakeholders. The process of further engaging on the allocation to
2012 – 2013 220 000 122 549 96 061 1 390
2013 – 2014 273 913 152 581 119 601 1 731 ensure achievement of expected FTEs will continue.
Figure 4: No. of work opportunities
Year Total Municipal Provincial National Planning for the social sector grant uptake
2009 – 2010 150 000 3 043 48 657 98 300 The business planning process by provinces as guided by the national
2010 – 2011 156 000 3 165 50 603 102 232
2011 – 2012 200 000 4 058 64 876 131 067 Treasury template is underway to meet the deadline of end of March
2012 – 2013 275 000 5 579 89 204 180 217 2010. Subsequent implementation plans will be developed to ensure
2013 – 2014 375 000 7 608 121 642 245 750 right targeting of non-stipended caregivers.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 33
Abicia Construction and Civils ADVERTORIAL

Equal to the task


Abicia Construction and Civils continues to
demonstrate that its service is second to none.
FOUNDED in 2004 by Abicia Mokoena,
Abicia Construction and Civils has an aims to enhance their clients’ assets and
outstanding track record of providing quality infrastructure, and to minimise their future
service and client satisfaction. The company maintenance costs.
ensures total customer satisfaction, 100% of
the time. “We take the time to find out what The company offers the following Abicia Mokoena
the problem is,” says Mokoena. “Our work is services: her dream, drawing strength from prayer
thorough and we use the right materials to • Civil engineering: plumbing, paving, and unwavering confidence in her own
ensure perfection.” gabions, concrete, channels, road potential and that of others. She would like
patching, road construction, kerbing, road to encourage women and youth across the
Abicia Construction and Civils is motivated painting, asphalt, compaction and ground board to pursue their ambitions, saying that
by a firm belief that there is no challenge stabilisation. women have the strength to do much more
that is impossible to overcome. Mokoena • Construction of offices, houses and walls. than what other people give them credit for,
also believes that women are particularly Abicia Construction and Civils has a well- as shown by the many responsibilities taken
advantaged with regard to the patience equipped construction and management on by women across the nation.
that they generally exercise in approaching
tasks. Mokoena explains that this allows
team that assures efficient service delivery.
The company’s mission is to inspire and assist
CONTACT
them to accomplish difficult assignments other women in starting, and succeeding PO Box 12854
Katlehong, 1432
in a proactive manner. As a service in, their own businesses. Mokoena states
Cell: +27 (0)73 393 4490
objective, Abicia Construction and Civils that she has come a long way in realising E-mail: abicia2010@gmail.com

Godzilla Electrical cc t/a


FANNIE’S ELECTRICAL
7 MAIN ROAD, SMC BUILDING • PO BOX 595, ELUKWATINI, 1192
TEL 017 883 2249 • FAX 0866963023

Domestic • Commercial • Industrial


For all your electrical requirements • Wiring certiÀcates • Free quotations

E LE CT RICAL INS TAL L ATION & M AINTEN A N C E

Chryselda offers general contracting services using the


| Property Development |
latest energy-efficient building methods. We effectively
manage the construction process in a professional, | Building Renovations and
timely, and cost effective manner. Maintenance Services |
| Road Construction |
We provide high quality management with expert
opinions and open communication to ensure the highest | Property Consultation Services |
level of satisfaction throughout the building process. | And other Civil Engineering Services |
| Liza’s Court | Suite 8
| 28 Vanrensburg Str. | Nelspruit 1200
| Tel: 013 753 3732 | Fax: 013 752 7915
| E-mail: bonny@chryselda.co.za
| Web: www.chryselda.co.za
T H E N AT I O N A L F R O N T

PHASE 2
Progress on track
During the SONA
in June 2009,
President Jacob Zuma
announced that the
EPWP phase 2 would
create 500 000
work opportunities
by December 2009.
The final reported
figure of 482 742
work opportunities
as at 31 December
2009 represents
an impressive 97%
achievement of this
challenging target.

T HE SECOND PHASE of the Expanded Public


Works Programme (EPWP) is seen as a key part of
government’s stimulus package for the continued
growth and development of the country and is also a key
intervention to respond to the global economic crises. Given the
wide range of programmes and interventions that are part of the

Q1 [1 April 09 – 30 June 09]: Overall EPWP – progress against 2009 – 2010 targets
Work opportunities [WO] delivered to date
Targeted work [1 April 09 – 30 June 09]
Sector
opportunities [WO] Gross* Net**
No % of targeted WO No % of targeted WO
Infrastructure 300 000 59 579 20 59 579 20
Environment 150 000 13 960 9 13 960 9
Social 80 000 7 466 9 7 466 9
Non-state 20 000 2 909 15 2 909 15
Total *** 550 000 83 914 15 83 914 15
Source: Targets: Business Plan (dated January 2009)
* Gross work opportunities: Overall number of work opportunities that the reporting body reported on.
** Net work opportunities: Calculated by subtracting the possible work opportunities if the projects were implemented machine intensively from
the gross work opportunities – only applies to the infrastructure sector.
***Total: Figures adjusted by the EPWP unit to account for projects that are implemented across financial years.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 35
Aeroduct Moya ADVERTORIAL

Kings of climate control


Aeroduct Moya is a specialist in air conditioning, refrigeration and
ventilation electricals.

AERODUCT MOYA, a proudly South the client’s strategic and operational • a crossbeader machine (the only one in
African air-conditioning and refrigeration requirements. Aeroduct Moya South Africa)
firm, was formed in 1996 by Angus specialises in: • automated elbow machines.
Abrahams. He has 20 years experience • manufacturing air-conditioning and
in the air-conditioning and ventilation ventilation ducting Current projects
industry. The company boasts a proud • installing air conditioning and ventilation • Empangeni Prisons (R62 million)
history of providing excellent service • repair and maintenance, as well as • Braamfontein Campus (R10 million)
to the domestic, commercial and related mechanical work • Port Elizabeth Airport (R10 million)
engineering sectors. • refrigeration – cold and freezer rooms • Pietermaritzburg High Court
• water-cooled package units (R13 million)
In addition to Abrahams’ hands-on • hot water installations • Department of Transport (R10 million)
approach to client service, the company • general engineering – lagging, insulation, • Maintenance of police stations
excels in managing teams that consist of piping, welding and brazing. (R6 million).
refrigeration mechanics and marketers.
Together, these individuals ensure that Equipment Aeroduct Moya is a registered cidb supplier
the firm provides top-notch service to its Aeroduct Moya is the only company in with a rating of MEPE 7. The company
valued clients. Durban with electronic manufacturing adheres to strict quality and environmental
equipment. They have invested over standards and all products used are
Services R2 million in their equipment, which accredited by the South African Bureau of
The company does everything in house includes: Standards (SABS).
and no subcontracting takes place. It offers • a duct autoline machine
a full-service function,, which commences p
• 2 x spiral machines
with a comprehensive process of assessing
CONTACT
Physical address:
280 North Coast Road
Briardene, Durban

Postal address:
PO Box 40798
Red Hill
Durban, 4071

Tel: +27 (0)31 579 3851


Fax: +27 (0)31 579 3858
Cell: +27 (0)82 218 0036
E-mail: aeroduct@mweb.co.za

36 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
T H E N AT I O N A L F R O N T

EPWP, the second phase has allowed


for a better categorisation of these challenge was taken up with vigour and
programmes to enable improved dedication by the various role players
policy and decision-making, in The second phase has in the EPWP and the results achieved
particular with regards to how they allowed for a better are truly inspiring. The reported figures
can best be scaled up. Indeed, the
president’s announcement that the
categorisation of show a steady increase over the three
quarters starting at 83 194 as at the
EPWP phase 2 will create 500 000 these programmes to end of June 2009 to 223 568 as at the
work opportunities by December enable improved policy end of September 2009 to 482 742 as
2009, and four million
opportunities – 2 million full-time
work
and decision-making at the end of December 2009. The final
reported figure of 482 742 represents a
equivalent jobs – by 2014, represents 97% achievement against the target of
a significant scaling up from the target 500 000 set during the June 2009
of 1 million work opportunities over five years set for Phase 1. SONA. Significant progress was achieved by the social and
However, the final third quarter results for the period 1 April non-state sectors that exceeded their set targets by 207% and
2009 to 31 December 2009 indicates that the president’s 169% respectively.

The graphs illustrate the remarkable results achieved.


Q2 [1 April to 30 September 2009]: Overall EPWP – progress against 2009 to 2010 targets
Work opportunities [WO] delivered to date
Targeted work [1 April 09 – 30 September 09]
Sector
opportunities [WO] Gross* Net**
No. % of targeted WO No % of targeted WO
Infrastructure 300 000 149 164 50 149 164 50
Environment 150 000 29 325 20 29 325 20
Social 80 000 33 973 42 33 973 42
Non-state 20 000 11 106 56 11 106 56
Total *** 550 000 223 568 41 482 000 41

Source: Targets: Business Plan (dated January 2009)


* Gross work opportunities: Overall number of work opportunities that the reporting body reported on.
** Net work opportunities: Calculated by subtracting the possible work opportunities if the projects were implemented machine intensively from
the gross work opportunities – only applies in infrastructure sector.
*** Total: Figures adjusted by the EPWP unit to account for projects that are implemented across financial years.

Q2 and Q3: Overall EPWP – Progress against 2009 – 2010 targets


Gross Work opportunities [WO]*
Targeted work
Sector Apr – Sept 09 Apr – 31 Dec 09
opportunities [WO]
No % of targeted WO No % of targeted WO
Infrastructure 300 000 149 164 50 217 527 73
Environment 150 000 29 325 20 66 040 44
Social 80 000 33 973 42 165 466 207
Non-state 20 000 11 106 56 33 709 169
Total *** 550 000 223 568 41 482 742 55
Source: Targets: Business Plan (dated January 2009)
* Gross work opportunities : Overall number of work opportunities that the reporting body reported on.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 37
Lutsango Security Services, a female empower-
ment company offers Security Services, special
events management and crowd control and assets
protection. Our experience bears testimony to the
challenging nature of the SA’s fast growing econ-
omy which in turn results into a challenging nature
of business climate, in particular within the Secu-
rity Industry. As a result the state of the business
climate demands business ventures such as Managing
out- Director
sourcing or sourcing of the Security to promote Ms M.J.Mlangeni
focus on core business. The outsourcing is not only
General
a smart Manager
idea, but it is a business necessity which Finance Manager
Mr service
puts the – receiving organization onManaging
S.C Mazibuko the Director
Ms F H .Mlangeni
Ms M.J Mlangeni
leading edge to improving its performance and
focus. Let us define the meaning of the Word
“Lutsango” before we go any further. It has two
Ops Manager General Manager Finance Manager
meaning the first Mrmeaning
M Mbazobeing “A strong fence
Mr. S C Mazibuko Ms FH Mlangeni
made of special tree trunk around a homestead of
respected man in rural areas” the other meaning “is
a regiment made up by a group of strong women in
HR Manager Controllers Admin & Finance Officers
MRcategory
a certain R.N Mlangeni
or certain age group in Swazi Ms S Zwane Ms T Mlangeni
Mr J B Mogale Ms P Masilela
Mr. D Masina
Site Manager
Ms Thembi Mashele
Mr Jeffery Nkwane Site Senior
Ms Elinah Mqobokazi Supervisors 22
Mr Themba Mlotshwa Mr. V Manikela
Mr. EM Masuku
Mr S Mahlangu
Male Security Officers Female Security Officers
179 102

Lutsango Security Services, a female empowerment company offers Security Services, special
events management and crowd control and assets protection. Our experience bears testimony
to the challenging nature of the SA’s fast growing
economy which in turn results into a challenging
nature of business climate, in particular within the Se-
curity Industry. As a result the state of the business
climate demands business ventures such as outsourc-
ing or sourcing of the Se- curity to promote focus on
core business. The out- sourcing is not only a smart
idea, but it is a business necessity which puts the
service – receiving organi- zation on the leading edge
to improving its perform- ance and focus. Let us de-
fine the meaning of the Word “Lutsango” before we
go any further. It has two meaning the first meaning
being “A strong fence made of special tree trunk
around a homestead of respected man in rural areas” the other meaning “is a regiment made up
by a group of strong women in a certain category or certain age group in Swazi culture.
P.O.BOX 12239 10 NEETHLING STREET
NELSPRUIT SOUNHEUWEL
1200 1200

Phone: +27 13 741 5565


Fax: +27 13 741 5561
E-mail: lutsangoscurity@yahoo.com
T H E N AT I O N A L F R O N T

Vuk’uphile
learnership programme

A IMING TO CREATE WORK OPPORTUNITIES,


the Department of Public Works (DPW) together
with the Construction Education and Training
Authority (CETA) initiated the labour-intensive Vuk’uphile
terms of the Code of Good Practice for Special Public Works
Programmes, aimed at equipping them with the necessary
skills to enhance their capabilities and enable them to obtain
an income after completion of the programme. A total of
contractor learnership programme. It aims to train and establish 856 days of accredited training was completed during the
a pool of small contractor businesses qualified to execute project phases.
labour-intensive construction work by mentoring learner Life skills training was complemented by technical skills
contractors and supervisors in the George and Mossel Bay training in an effort to enhance production and the quality of work
municipalities. delivered. All training was funded by the George and Mossel
The programme was designed to incorporate practical work Bay municipalities as the Department of Labour could not meet
experience on actual projects as well as a theoretical learning the required implementation deadlines despite continued efforts
component. It covered every aspect of business, from tendering, by the key role players including the DPW.
purchasing and execution through to payments of suppliers During the execution of the projects, a total of 87 463 days of
and salaries as well as the handover of contracts. Managing work were created for the unemployed. Figures varied between
a business and its finances is a crucial part of the curriculum 205 and a peak of 509 people being employed in projects in
and bank accounts have been set up for each employee for George, and between 140 and 245 people in Mossel Bay. The
the payment of wages and a share of the profit. The contract total sum spent on local labour amounted to almost R7 million.
disciplines included storm water drainage, road works, sewer Owing to the limited use of heavy construction plants and
networks, water supply lines, water distribution networks and strict adherence to the quality standards required in terms of
minor building works. the environmental management plans of the quality assurance
Prior to the start of the training, the selected learners and system, the carbon footprint of the completed EPWP projects
supervisors, public body and accredited training provider signed was much lower than that of similar projects completed with
an agreement for the entire learnership period. The duration of the conventional construction methods.
Construction Contractor NQF level 2 programme was 24 months
and the Construction Supervisor NQF level 4 programme, 39
months. The project was managed by a committee comprising Client and end user satisfaction
representatives from the DPW, the public body; CETA, the All projects were completed on time and within budget to high-
accredited training provider and mentoring companies such quality standards and without any major incidents.
as PDNA. No bank overdraft was required during execution of the
projects owing to sound planning and excellent relations being
Social, environmental and economic maintained. Awards such as the Construction Women of the
sustainability Year were received and the programme was also featured in the
All workers employed on the EPWP projects were trained in national news.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 39
Mr. A. Sukreem established Conpack in 1997 to participate in infrastructure development needs of urban
and rural communities in South Africa with specific focus on construction.
Conpack is committed to high standard service provision; our approach is driven by the needs of our
clients. We always meet expectations of our clients in some instances exceed them as we have experienced
and qualified personnel in facilitation of our projects
Key factors in our vision are:
• To conduct our business in fair manner in
all dealings and maintain high standards of
business ethics.
• Ensure that all work is of best standard and
is carried out in an efficient and professional
manner.
• Satisfy our clients by complying with the
contractual obligation and handle all business
with fairness
• Effectively manage our business administra-
tion and always maintain adequate financial
resources for the proper discharge of all our
contractual obligations
• Assist where possible with training of future
human resource needs of the industry espe-
cially youth and the previously disadvantaged
• Alleviate poverty in communities, by employ-
ing local people and provide them with
different skills
• At all times, provide healthy and safe working
environment. 10 Mitchell Crescent, Tel: 032 – 945 2766
• Comply with all legislation applicable to the Mithanagar, 4399 Fax: 032 – 944 8747
Building industry in KwaZulu Natal and South
Africa as whole. PO Box 2244, Tongaat, 4400 E-mail: conpack@netactive.co.za

Conpack HP- new pics.indd 1 2010/03/10 12:24:58 PM


T H E N AT I O N A L F R O N T

Powering the EPWP

Eskom is committed to
adding value beyond
electricity to our country.
With the current challenges
of unemployment, poverty
alleviation and skills
development, the EPWP
delivers on this and is
supported by Eskom.

E SKOM has been fully supportive of EPWP


since 2007 through ensuring that the projects it
performs involve local people in the areas where it
operates, transferring skills and creating opportunities for
future engagements.

Contributing to the national effort


Zandile Mjoli, senior general manager: development at Eskom
says that Eskom has implemented EPWP programmes mainly
in the distribution division where there are large volumes of
projects and contractors.
“For the 2008/09 financial year, Eskom reported on 5 311
projects and in the process created 36 308 job opportunities.
This is 6.37% of the 570 019 job opportunities created in the
country during this period,” says Mjoli.
“In addition, in 2008, Eskom embarked on a contractor
development programme through the Eskom Contractor
Training Academy. This programme is certificated through the
University of Limpopo. the regions, which involves large numbers of contractors and
To date, 96 contractors have been trained and have projects, is a major logistical challenge.”
graduated. This training will continue during 2009/10 depending
on the availability of funds.” Looking ahead
There are plans to incorporate divisions other than distribution,
Challenges such as transmission lines, into EPWP in the 2010/11 financial
“Phase 1 was a major success but the new phase 2 year. Future EPWP projects include ongoing expansion projects
implementation is posing a major logistical challenge,” as well as the new build projects like Medupi and Kusile.
explains Mjoli. “This is mainly owing to the new requirement on
beneficiary name and ID numbers, which is complicating the
process. The challenge is the systems, processes and extra
requirements for data collation.
The new template is in the process of being finalised and
implemented. Implementation throughout the country in all

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 41
EAGLE PLUMBERS & CONTRACTORS

Hlabisa Bulk Water Supply Ivory Park Secondary School


Eagle Plumbers and Contractors are busy with Eagle Plumbers and Contractors left their mark
reservoirs in Hlabisa. It is quite a challange as hlabisa when this school was build in Ivory Park. We were
is situated in a rural area close to the wetlands honoured because the Minister of Education opened
of KZN. the school and was very pleased with the building
It is an honour for the company to do the reservoirs itself. We have now started to build a new school
as the people still carry water from the river, therefore in Diepsloot.
at the end of this project their lives will be
much easier. Raheema Moosa Hospital
(Coronation Hospital)
69 President Street Once again Eagle Plumbers and Contractors raised
We are renovating 29 floors and as you can see OHS their standard when the hospital theatre block was
is a priority in our company. renovated after it burned down.
Our aim is to train and educate as far as possible. Our
trade never goes without problems but because we Project in progress
are eagles we fly above all problems and soar above New Diepsloot Secondary School
all situations. We acknowledge God first in order for
him to direct our paths.

Eagle Plumbers and Contractors Everitte Cupido 0825700142


PO Box 69, Naturena, 2064 Email:eagle@eject.co.za

Head Office Durban Office


48 Yvette Crescent, Naturena 218 Gray Park Road
Tel: 011 942 2886 • Fax: 086 653 7082 Bluff, Brighton Beach
Alternative fax: 011 942 5652 Tel/Fax: 031 467 2690
T H E N AT I O N A L F R O N T

Community Work Programme


The Community Work
Programme brings communities
together to make a difference
collectively across the cities and
settlements of South Africa.

T HE COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAMME (CWP)


was a pilot programme. It was implemented as a
partnership between the Special Projects Unit of the
presidency, the Integrated Development Directorate of the Department
for the appointment of a project manager who is then trained either by
the SERITI Institute or TEBA development, the recognised training
providers for the programme. These organisations are also currently
capacitating other implementing agencies to train project managers
for Social Development and the Youth Desk in the Presidency. The in future. The CWP has left an impression on the environment as
group is tasked with contributing to the upgrading of public works well as on the fabric of society through efforts such as tree-planting
operations and special employment programmes, or publicly funded and community-building initiatives championed by members of the
employment. In the process, the partnership explores different communities themselves.
approaches to achieving employment objectives across sectors. Andersson believes that after a year of involvement with the
From 1 April 2010 it will be managed by the Department of Corporate programme, many currently underdeveloped communities will
Gorvernance and Traditional Affairs. penetrate the mainstream economy. He cites the example of
The CWP also investigates a range of issues, including the Tjakastad in Mpumalanga where the local community has become
development of a minimum-employment guarantee based on involved in policing for the Community Policing Forum. He notes
regular, weekly work, operationalisation of such a programme in that this has led to a drastic reduction in crime levels in the area. In
the South African context, as well as ways of enhancing community yet another community where the Integrated Development Plan (a
development. The group is continuously looking into ways of budgetary plan for community projects) fell short of the requirement
integrating social tasks into the work allocated for each project to pay for labour for a vital water project, the community provided
through interventions that differ according to the nature of the project, voluntary labourers to assist in its completion.
for example, providing support to child-headed households.
Programme management was provided by the Second Economy The nature of work
Strategy Project – an initiative of the Presidency, based in Trade and The work undertaken has varied across communities, depending
Industrial Policy Strategies – a policy research NGO. The CWP was on the dominant needs identified. Common themes include food
instated to add to already existing government initiatives for poverty gardens, support to vulnerable households, auxiliary services to
alleviation. Dr Gavin Andersson, coordinator of the programme, home-based care (cleaning, provision of labour to sustain household
says, “In the long term, the project contributes towards community food security), maintenance and repairs to classrooms, cutting long
development. In the short term, it (the CWP) helps residents become grass and fencing. The CWP has been involved with repairing public
proactive and responsible for their own welfare.” facilities, planting fruit gardens, planting trees, organising homework
classes for school children, planning sports programmes, and caring
How the programme works for orphans and the elderly.
Participants in projects earn R50 per day for two days of work
per week. The pooled payouts from projects ultimately make a Feedback on the programme
noteworthy contribution towards sustainability in communities and Follow-up meetings have indicated a tangible improvement in the
supporting families. For example, in a case where 2 000 people work quality of life in areas where the CWP is operating. Most notable
two days a week for a month, the programme injects R800 000 into is Bokfontein, where borehole water (instead of water trucked in
the community. In this way, the programme also contributes positively weekly) and a road have recently contributed to a higher standard of
towards building the local economy. living. The team-leader/supervisor structure used by the programme
The programme focuses on community development and has also created leadership opportunities in communities. Project
diverse community-based initiatives in areas where special needs managers have reported a significant effect on alcoholism, drug use,
exist. The work done by the programme is proposed mostly by sexual abuse and crime. It is expected that reports about the CWP’s
residents, ward committees, CBOs or faith-based organisations. In performance will be verified over time through the programme’s
every project, a reference group of community leaders is responsible monitoring and evaluation framework.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 43
IS YOUR SECURITY
ADEQUATE?
If you are serious about your or your client's security, you have to
wonder if the security solution currently in place is getting the job done.
Take the test below and find out if your system is lacking in any way.

surveillance access control


Are the recordings from your surveillance Is your access control system reliable or
cameras of high quality? must it be maintained on a regular bases?

Can you identify objects/people within the Is the information generated by the system
field of view of your surveillance cameras? accurate and can the information be
utilised within your payroll system?
Are your surveillance cameras placed in
positions where they are effective? Are you still experiencing theft/losses even
though you have an access control system?
Can your surveillance recording system
store a minimum of 30 days of recorded Is your access control system able to track
footage at a high quality resolution? your assets in real-time?

Can your surveillance system collect data Does your access control integrate with
other than camera surveillance footage? your surveillance system to give you real-
time verification of all access control users?

asset tracking
Do you know where your assets are If you have answered no to any of
at any given time?
these questions
Do you know who is utilising your assets?

CAN
WE
Do you know if unauthorised individuals
are utilising your assets?

Are you losing laptops and other


movable assets to theft?

Do you know where your staff are


at any given time?
HELP

detection whole body scanning


Does your x-ray machine
save 50 000 images? Do you have safety concerns with your
current full body screening equipment?
Does your x-ray machine have SIX colour
differentials to help speed up detection of Can you detect liquids, plastics,
items? gels, powders?

Can you network your x-ray machine over Do you know if confidential documents,
any distance or view images in your control CD's, or DVD's is leaving your premises?
room off site?
Does your current full body screening
Can you immediately select pre- equipment reveal anatomical details?
programmed international security
standards on your metal detector? Is your full body screening
equipment portable?
Does the metal detector have
high speed detection-15m/s?
Access Control Detection Surveillance
Card readers Explosive and narcotics detection CCTV Cameras
Biometric scanners Metal detectors Scaleable surveillance solutions
Visitor management control X Ray machines

Asset tracking Whole body scanning Integration


Telemetry tracking Passive millimeter wave scanners Enterprise wide
RFID tracking security Management

Axitech can integrate any of


its products into a complete
security solution

Axitech wholesales leading edge security products to trade Tel: 073 987 3789
installers. These products are so versatile/scaleable that they Fax: 086 563 1588
can be used to secure any facility from a warehouse to a info@axitech.co.za
military installation. www.axitech.co.za

Call Axitech today to find out more about our tailor made
security systems that are able to cater for a wide range of
security needs as well as budgets.
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

Provinces taking up
the challenge
Having signed the Intergovernmental Implementation Protocol with the
national Department of Public Works in 2009, the provinces certainly
rose to the demanding challenge of creating 500 000 work opportunities
in three short quarters between April 2009 and December 2009.

A
Q2 [1 April – 30 September 2009]: Overall EPWP - Job opportunities per
S THE MAIN DELIVERY ARMS OF
sector and province
GOVERNMENT, provinces and
Environment
municipalities are the primary project Province Infrastructure Non-state Social TOTAL
implementing bodies for the EPWP and therefore & Culture
play a central role in the success of the EPWP. EC 5 229 26 148 3 200 2 323 36 900
To confirm that all spheres of government are FS 1 672 3 608 1 470 4 670 11 420
committed to contribute to the overall national goal GP 4 541 31 301 2 331 6 118 44 291
and mobilise participation in the programme, the KZN 6 560 59 059 784 3 828 70 231
national Department of Public Works (DPW) produced LP 2 398 4 448 1 042 4 848 12 736
the EPWP Intergovernmental Implementation MP 1 242 5 365 1 711 3 037 11 355
Protocol. This protocol was signed by each province, NC 874 3 968 3 311 8 153
represented by the Premier. This protocol specifies NW 1 649 5 372 568 1 622 9 211
provincial targets for EPWP Phase 2, as well as WC 5 160 9 895 4 216 19 271
mechanisms to monitor the implementation of TOTAL 29 325 149 164 11 106 33 973 223 568
these targets.
Considered a significant development in the second phase of provinces in achieving this demanding target. A brief overview of
EPWP, the signing of the pledges at the launch of Phase 2 at the each province’s approach and progress in terms of EPWP serves
University of the Western Cape, Bellville, on 4 April 2009, committed to elucidate the driving forces behind the results achieved.
national, provincial and local governments to implementing and
surpassing the targets for job creation. Overview of EPWP in the provinces
During the signing ceremony, public works minister, Geoff EASTERN CAPE
Doidge, said, “There is no better way to put in practice the In the first phase of the EPWP, the Eastern Cape was the second-
formidable cooperative governance commitment between our best contributing province, exceeding its target of 176 000 by
national, provincial and local spheres of government than the creating 255 684 work opportunities.
signing ceremony you are witnessing here today. More importantly, “This is a product of the cooperation and selfless participation
this signing ceremony of commitment to implementing, reaching of public bodies within the province, both provincial departments
and surpassing the target of job creation by different municipalities, and local government structures,” says MEC Pemmy Majodina,
as well as national and provincial departments, is happening in full of the Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works.
view of the public represented here today.” “The 375 young people participating in the Vuk’uphile leanership
Recognising the presence and commitment of Public Works programme are a clear testimony to this commitment.” In respect
MECs from all provinces at the launch, minister Doidge said, “It of Phase 2, the Eastern Cape has committed itself to contribute not
is our intention that these elected representatives must be held less than 484 736 work opportunities over the five years between
to account to ensure that these commitments are delivered upon. 2009 and 2014. The Department of Roads and Public Works, as
Simply put, all municipalities and provinces are signing a job- a lead department charged with the responsibility of coordinating
creation target agreement with the national Department of Public and providing the support to public bodies, has already started with
Works. And if and when they surpass their set target in that financial providing technical support to public bodies that are eligible for the
year, they will be given more money to create more jobs.” The EPWP Wage Incentive Grant, which is meant to encourage public
provinces have certainly risen to the demanding challenges, as bodies to create more job opportunities. The provision of accredited
evidenced by a 97% achievement of the targets set by President training to the social sector through Department of Education and
Jacob Zuma during his first State of the Nation Address on 3 June Social Development in the Early Childhood Development (ECD)
2009 of 500 000 work opportunities by December 2009, as well as programme has been accelerated to improve the quality of service
4 million work opportunities (2 million full-time equivalent jobs) by delivery and career-pathing of practitioners. Around 1 100 ECD
2014. The graph above indicate the contributions from the various practitioners are undergoing NQF level 1 on child care, while 60

46 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

were already in child care level 4. By the end of October, a further and Transport, as part of their “inaccessible roads programme”.
670 was trained in child care level 4. The Department of Economic Jobs were created for 111 people. Routine maintenance
Development and Environmental Affairs has started implementing can easily be carried out by locals using the skills acquired
the environmental cleanliness and biodiversity programmes, during construction.
which have a great potential of absorbing unemployed people to
productive work. Spekboom thickets
The province has also intensified its communication strategy in The EPWP, through the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism
profiling and presenting the EPWP and the best practice within the and the Gamtoos Irrigation Board, has established two sites on
province. It aims to increase the public awareness on the strides degraded communal land at Glenmore near Peddie where spekboom
the province has taken in mainstreaming job creation within the thickets are being planted to prevent further degradation and soil
core mandates as well as to engage its social partners in attempts erosion. The work teams consist of 12 members each. Plans are in the
to encourage them to invest more in job creation programmes. pipeline to create 26 more jobs in the area and to sell carbon credits to
EPWP Phase 2 in the province is well on track. During 2009, foreign buyers.
the National Youth Service programme was launched by Roads
and Public Works with the aim of contracting 1 000 youth to FREE STATE
maintain government assets. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality The Free State has shown considerable progress over the
graduated 60 EPWP learnership contractors and in September, last few years in implementing the EPWP, particularly in the
cheques were awarded to the public bodies eligible for the Wage infrastructure, social and environmental sectors, with the provincial
Incentive Grant as a symbol of commitment in accelerating EPWP continually overachieving its targets for the creation of job
and taking the fight against poverty and unemployment to opportunities and training.
greater heights. The Free State Public Works and Rural Development
A series of briefing sessions were held throughout the province Department implements labour-intensive construction projects
with professional consultants to help them understand the aimed at delivering much-needed community-level infrastructure,
EPWP requirements. while at the same time contributing towards job creation targets.
As part of Operation Hlasela, the department contributes,
Examples of Eastern Cape EPWP Projects through the EPWP projects, to the revitalisation of Batho
Inkwanca Home-Based Care Centre in Molteno Location, particularly renovating the Maphikela Triangle. In
With funding from the Department of Social Development building social cohesion in rural areas, the EPWP will renovate
through its EPWP and the Department of Health, the Inkwanca four community halls in the Xhariep district towns of Smithfield,
Home-Based Care Centre in Molteno cares for 568 children Jacobsdal, Edenburg, Rouxville as well as Boshoff in the
of which 268 attend crèche and after-school centre every day. Lejweleputswa district.
Employees include 15 carers who undertake home visits, a social From November 2009, for a period of 12 months, the department
worker and a nurse, as well as full-time staff for the vegetable will commence with a labour-intensive access road in Jaggersfontein
garden, the kitchen producing food for Meals on Wheels, and amounting to R10 million. It will also respond to the call of township
commercial clothing makers that make free school uniforms for dis- revitalisation programme by building an ablution block and fencing
advantaged pupils. the cemetery in Jaggersfontein. These projects will alleviate
unemployment in the poverty-stricken district. The Kroonstad
A world first experimental road house of the late reverend ZR Mahabane, former president of the
The Eastern Cape Department of Roads and Transport, in ANC, will also be renovated. As part of the provinces’ commitment
partnership with the CSIR, implemented an experimental road to providing accommodation to early childhood development
project at the KuNgolo village near the Mthatha Quarry to change centres, the EPWP unit will complete the construction of the
the road from gravel into the world’s first 50 mm continued Smithfield Crèche. The department, together with the national
reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) road. The virtually Department of Public Works and the Masilonyana Local
maintenance-free road significantly reduced the cost of the road Municipality, has put systems in place to launch a pilot project on
and increased the labour intensity. Two hundred and twenty- waste management, the aim of which is to clean and green the
four locals were employed and trained. If proven successful, designated areas. This is consistent with the premier’s call in his
this technology will be implemented all over South Africa and State of the Province Address regarding the launch of National
the world. Youth Service (NYS) projects focusing on cleaning and greening.
It is expected that 60 households will benefit from this pilot project
Ngcingcinikhwe village now connected to the budgeted at R600 000 and all goods and services linked to the
world project will be sourced from local suppliers to contribute to the local
Physically isolated by the Great Kei River and enormous vertical economic development.
cliffs, Ngcingcinikhwe village has now been connected to the The department also conducted a workshop with all the
world with a one-way all-weather concrete access road, a project municipalities to discuss the effective implementation of the EPWP
implemented under the Eastern Cape Department of Public Works phase 2. Together with the Department of Corporate Governance
EPWP programme, with help from the Department of Roads and the Office of the Premier, the public works and rural development

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 47
Morongwa Business Enterprises ADVERTORIAL

Endeavouring to empower
Quality is our motto, construction is our passion

Client: Department of Public Works


Project: Cluster three schools
• renovating five schools
• plumbing
• electrical.
Project: Hoedspruit Clinic:
• construction of a clinic and nurses’
homes.
Project: TPA refurbishment:
• fitting of new sanitary ware
• tiling
• plumbing of six ablution blocks.
Project: Napo School
Construction of:
• eight classroom blocks
• eight pit latrines.
Project: Phalala Magistrate Office:
• renovations and repairs of old offices
• construction of four garages and one
guard house
• installation of a plumbing and
electricity connection.
MORONGWA BUSINESS Our values are:
ENTERPRISES was founded in 2001 • empowering women in the workplace Social responsibility
by Morongwa Maleta – a woman with • dedication Morongwa Business Enterprise’s
a vision of excelling in the construction • compliance operations also extend to the community.
industry and empowering other women • value for money The company offers assistance to the
to follow in her footsteps. • loyalty towards the workforce underprivileged through donations
• integrity made to aid institutions. The company
Our vision is to: • Batho pele (People first). gives vegetables monthly to the Holy
• deliver quality and value in the Jerusalem Soup Kitchen in Kwa-Xuma,
building, infrastructure and engineering Our highly qualified and experienced staff which supports orphans and people living
sectors are the building blocks of our company with HIV.
• be the industry’s partner of choice and the key to our success.
• deliver tailor-made solutions for our Awards and achievements
customers’ individual needs Projects • Limpopo Provincial Government
• expand into the rest of Africa The company has extensive experience Department of Public Works MEC
• maintain our high standards of in carrying out a variety of projects, on Women Contractor’s Award in
business integrity differing scales, for both the public and Recognition of Best Sakhasonke Women
• continually seek and develop innovative private sectors. Contractor
solutions through the work chain. The following are examples of our • National Certificate in Construction
clients and the projects that we have Contracting (NQF level 2).
Morongwa Business Enterprises undertaken
is committed to delivering quality for them:
construction at an affordable rate Client: Tshwane University of Technology
and ensuring compliance. We further Project: Construction of CONTACT
endeavour to empower women in the • 72 female residences
Tel: +27 (0)12 991 2467
construction industry with the necessary • four kitchens Fax: 0866 065 195
knowledge and skills to compete • one hall. Cell: +27 (0) 82 806 5952
on an equal footing with their male Installation of paving as well as storm E-mail: mbeconstruction@webmail.co.za
counterparts. water and sewer systems.

48 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

department will sign a memorandum of understanding with all 25 By focusing on road maintenance, learners are helping city
municipalities in the province, the purpose of which is to define the authorities to deal with one of the biggest nuisances in the
roles and duties of each public body in the execution of EPWP. The city: potholes.
municipalities agreed to signing this memorandum of understanding
on institutional mechanisms for effective implementation, reporting, Transport infrastructure
monitoring and evaluation of the EPWP. Three municipalities have A pilot EPWP programme, initiated in 2006 by the province’s
already signed a memorandum of understanding with the national directorate of transport infrastructure maintenance to increase
Department of Public Works to access the incentive grants. The output on road maintenance, while also creating jobs and
department has been coordinating all National Youth Service (NYS) developing contractors, has grown into one of the biggest projects
activities in the province and will continue to do so. There have of its kind in the country. In 2008, 69 contractors were supported
been successes and challenges that were experienced during the and maintenance work was increased from 500 to 3 850 km
execution of the NYS programme. In the last financial year, 107 of road.
young people from Motheo and Xhariep were selected and trained in This maintenance programme has created 1 860 jobs. In all
the built environment and some of them have since been absorbed routine maintenance work carried out, the emphasis is on using
by parastatals and the private sector as part of their exit strategy. and supporting contractors at CIDB level 1 and mentorship is made
The department continues to source funding from potential partners available from 15 professional teams. The plan is to grow these
to ensure that 393 youth who were not able to participate on the contractors to up to CIDB level 4.
programme are able to do so.
The emphasis in this current financial year is on ensuring that Jameson Park Frail Care Centre
all departments, and municipalities in particular, participate in the The Jameson Park Hospice provides terminally ill patients in the
NYS programme. In an endeavour to absorb youth and women into Lesedi Local Municipality with a 24-hour nursing care service. Land
the active sectors of the economy, the department – in partnership was donated by the Lesedi Local Municipality and Gauteng’s EPWP
with Whole and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority made available R7.5 million for construction. British American
– will implement a new venture learnership creation. A total of Tobacco contributed a further R1.5 million, illustrating how EPWP
30 young people from all over the province will be participating can encourage public-private partnerships. The Lesedi Local
in this 18-month learnership. Upon successful completion of this Municipality is committed to operating the centre with trained staff,
learnership, they will become fully trained entrepreneurs who will in partnership with home-based care NGOs in the area. The centre
have the necessary capacity to provide quality goods and services staff also conduct home visits.
to the market. Up to 30 work opportunities were created during the
construction of the centre, excluding locals employed by the
GAUTENG four local sub-contractors. EPWP beneficiaries were trained
The provincial Department of Infrastructure Development is in areas such as bricklaying, carpentry, electrical works,
responsible for coordinating EPWP in Gauteng. A wide range of plastering and welding and worked with qualified artisans on
innovative EPWP projects have been undertaken in the province, a site. Previously disadvantaged professionals were also engaged
few of which are briefly described below. as consultants.

EPWP supports the National Youth Service The new Natalspruit Hospital
Since 2007, Gauteng’s EPWP has recruited up to 4 000 young With the help of the EPWP in Gauteng, construction on the new
people, who have secured temporary work opportunities in Natalspruit Hospital on a 12.7 ha piece of land on the eastern edge
the Department of Infrastructure Development. In addition, of Vosloorus commenced in 2006. The initiative has also been
partnerships have been concluded with sister departments approved as a revitalisation project by both the national Department
and state-owned agencies, such as the Johannesburg of Health and National Treasury. As such, the hospital is an example
Roads Agency. of how cooperative governance involving national, provincial and
local government can deliver much needed public infrastructure.
George Mkhari hospital in Garankuwa A joint venture construction group, consisting of five venture
About 24 young people, including 13 women, have been deployed partners and incorporating a unique community involvement
to the George Mkhari Hospital in Garankuwa, west of Pretoria. structure, has been awarded the work. Up to 48 local sub-contractors
These learners are provided with training in as many as four trades, have benefitted from the projects and nine emerging contractors
including carpentry, plumbing, electrical works and air conditioning. are part of the project’s entrepreneurial development programme.
The learners are able to deal with the hospital’s plumbing problems Five of these SMME’s are led by women and the other four are
and the maintenance of over 300 air conditioners, reducing led by youths. So far, 273 people have been trained on life skills;
turnaround time and improving conditions for the hospital staff and 512 on technical skills such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical
patients. works. About eleven local contractors have benefitted through 320
jobs created and the more than R4.5 million paid to them. Because
Joburg Roads Agency’s Benrose Depot the hospital is creating a new development node, the project is
A total of 34 young people, including 18 women, have been continuously creating work opportunities for local people, with more
placed at the Johannesburg Roads Agency’s Benrose Depot. than 70% of those employed being sourced locally.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 49
Refemo Maintenance Services ADVERTORIAL

Exceeding expectations
Refemo Maintenance Services champions quality workmanship,
professionalism and innovation.

• be a one-stop shop in the construction


services industry by providing services
ranging from generic construction
requirements to specific sector
requirements that are traditionally
addressed by larger construction
operators
• employ and retain the best
talent in the industry, promoting
employee development by offering
comprehensive on-and-off-the-job
training.
Refemo Maintenance Services offers the
following services:

• general building- public and private


REFEMO MAINTENANCE health and academic institutions. infrastructure
SERVICES was founded in January Our pride in our burgeoning entity is, • civil works
1998 by Patricia Dikeledi Mogale. unequivocally, our personnel. These • electrical works
Mogale’s husband and son are actively individuals are exceptionally trained and • alterations and renovations
involved in the management of the possess vast experience in many fields • flooring and carpentry
business. and industries, and are fundamental • waterproofing, plumbing and drainage
The company’s principle focus has long in delivering quality and professional • fencing (steel and concrete palisades)
been the provision of general building, service. • vinyl sheeting and tiling
maintenance and renovation services. Our We believe in the uniqueness of each
skills and capital growth, coupled with client’s needs. The company upholds
constant client satisfaction over the years, high quality and service standards, and
have inspired us to expand our product employs only the most qualified and
portfolio to include general building experienced personnel.
construction and various other specialised We aim to:
activities in the field of construction. We • deliver unparalleled construction CONTACT
have become a fully fledged construction services to the building industry in
13 Reedbok Avenue
company providing a variety of services general by employing specialist skills,
Leondale
that range from general building while performing client specifications Germiston, 1401
construction, to flooring, roofing, civil • exceed the expectations of our clients PO Box 16240
works and electrical installations. continuously in terms of quality, cost- Leondale, 1424
Time and time again, we have proved effectiveness and time frames, through Tel: +27 (0)11 865 2624
our capabilities in the industry by continued research and use of state- Fax: 086 635 0958
E-mail: info@refemo.co.za
successfully completing construction of-the-art technologies and skills in
www.refemo.co.za
works and installation upgrades for major service delivery

50 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL
Q3 [1 April – 31 Dec 09]: Overall EPWP - Job opportunities
per sector and province
Environment
Province Infrastructure Non-state Social TOTAL
& Culture
Duduza Resource Centre
EC 11 438 40 142 12 509 14 716 78 805
The Duduza Resource Centre in Ekurhuleni was
FS 3 519 7 103 4 147 11 182 25 951
established in 1992 as a community development
GP 11 226 53 712 2 413 14 379 81 730
centre, housing workshops, education activities,
community meetings and various community outreach KZN 17 837 68 370 4 236 54 570 145 013
programmes. With around 15 separate projects running LP 5 658 9 947 2 499 22 927 41 031
from the Duduza Resource Centre, space is a huge MP 3 063 6 982 4 391 18 507 32 943
challenge and the centre was often forced to turn away NC 3 262 9 186 354 5 875 18 677
projects. The EPWP in Gauteng therefore invested NW 2 415 8 099 2 598 11 320 24 432
nearly R4 million for building an additional building on WC 7 622 13 986 562 11 990 34 160
the grounds of the centre, employing local labour and TOTAL 66 040 217 527 33 709 165 466 482 742
labour-intensive construction. The construction of the
additional buildings is now complete and already 90%
in use by organisations such as the Masihlanganeni Association for selected by the communities themselves, is required to work a
the Disabled and a private college training locals in upholstery and maximum of 60 hours per month. The programme is targeting
cabinet making. women-headed households and has developed into a major
employer of mainly unskilled and otherwise unemployable
KWAZULU-NATAL labour, 96% of which are women, on 25 000 km of the province’s
KwaZulu-Natal occupies almost 8% of the total land area of the road network.
country and is home to 21% of the population. It has the second-
largest provincial economy in South Africa, despite being the African Renaissance Upgrading Programme
country’s third-smallest province. It contributes approximately (ARRUP)
R206 billion or 16.5% towards the country’s gross domestic product. This emerging contractor development programme focuses on
(Davies, 2008). wealth and job creation in historically disadvantaged communities.
The biggest challenge facing the province remains job creation. Piloted in 1994 as part of the Roads for Rural Development
The provincial government has established a number of different Programme with a budget of R3 million, this programme assists
mechanisms to ensure that provincial growth and development emerging contractors to acquire the skills, experience, and
occurs in an integrated and balanced manner that also reduces capital that contractors need to compete successfully with other
the gaps between the dual economies. The EPWP is one of the independent entrepreneurs in the construction industry.
mechanisms identified to create job opportunities.
Learnerships
Institutional arrangements In 2008 the Department of Transport implemented the Vuk’uphile
The Department of Transport was mandated by the KZN Cabinet to and road worker learnerships, two-year EPWP-specific programmes
lead EPWP in the province. There are two structures that oversee through which contractors are trained in civil construction activities
the coordination of activities and implementation of the EPWP in through classroom theory and practical implementation on site. The
the province, the Provincial Steering Committee, convened by the contractors are capacitated and skilled in executing labour intensive
Department of Transport on a
quarterly basis, and the Sector
Coordinating Committees, that
are convened on a monthly basis
by sector lead departments.

EPWP achievements
Infrastructure sector
There are a number of
infrastructure programmes
implemented through the
various provincial departments.

Zibambele
A routine road maintenance
programme, based on the
Kenyan Lengthman system
and using EPWP-aligned
labour-intensive methods
and norms. Each contractor,

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 51
STREETS t STORMWATER t
EPWP PROJECTS
Allow us to assist you with
the implementation of
EPWP projects:
BUILDINGS t SEWER RETICULATION t NQF7 and NQF5 qualified civil
professional engineers to plan,
design and supervise labour
intensive EPWP projects

Tel: 013 752 7475


Fax: 013 752 2036
LEARNERSHIPS t WATER RETICULATION t Cell: 082 558 2316
or 082 469 0639
info@tumberfourie.co.za

Civil Engineers and Project Managers

AMM TRADING ENTERPRISE


CLEANING SERVICES: Cleaning carpets & CONSTRUCTION: Civil engineers, building OFFICE EQUIPMENT: Desks, office
windows, cleaning equipment, cleaning houses, stormwater control, water (storage, consumables, computer supplier,
chemicals & pesticides, cleaning sanitary bins bulk), roads (gravel and paved roads) printers and cartridges.

CATERING SERVICES: Events management, PAINTING GARDEN SERVICES: Cutting grass, trees
weddings, birthday parties and all garden services

LS MOLOPE BUILDING, 696 MOTHUDI STREET, GA-RANKUWA 0208


TEL: (012) 703 4253 • CELL: 073 560 2909 • FAX: (086) 511 6195 • EMAIL: ammtradingenterprise@gmail.com
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

projects and are placed with a mentor


to provide guidance while executing the
identified projects. These learnerships
are implemented in the following areas:
Ndwedwe, KwaMashu, Empangeni,
Mthunzini and Ulundi. The total number
of beneficiaries is 195.

Environmental sector
The Environment and Culture Sector
Programme collectively supports the
creation of land-based livelihood and
community-based natural resource
management.
The Department of Agriculture and
Environmental Affairs’ EPWP initiatives
are mainly through the Invasive Alien
Species Programme, Land-Care and
Diptank Rehabilitation. The Land-Care initiative involves a variety of LIMPOPO
activities that include small-scale invasive alien plant control, donga Limpopo featured strongly at the recent Kamoso Awards for
rehabilitation and wetland rehabilitation. These initiatives are short its contribution to the EPWP. In the Social Sector categories,
term, ranging from a few days to medium term of up to two years. Limpopo was recognised as the Best Province – Early Childhood
The contribution to this sector’s EPWP by Ezemvelo KZN Development, while its Manyeleti Youth Academy programme
Wildlife (EKZNW) is mainly through the control of invasive alien walked away with the Best Innovative Project award.
plants and tourism-based initiatives. Since the initial implementation In the Environment and Culture sector of the Kamoso Awards,
of EPWP in KZN, municipalities have been playing a critical role as Limpopo was also honoured as the Best Province, while its
far as creating much-needed jobs and where possible, facilitating Greening Vhembe project received the Best Project – National
skills development. award, and the Limpopo-based Mbhombela Cultural Group
There are a number of municipalities in KZN that continue Cooperative took the top honours as the Best Cooperative. Many
to implement EPWP projects and currently include Umsunduzi, other EPWP projects were nominated and recognised as finalists
Hibiscus Coast and Mnambithi/Ladysmith. This is also in line for the Kamoso Awards.
with poverty alleviation within the poverty nodes of KZN. These To manage these programmes effectively, the Limpopo
municipalities have implemented the Siyazenzela initiative which Department of Public Works has established a provincial
is a community based waste management project wherein steering committee (PSC), involving all EPWP stakeholders,
community members provide waste management services on which convenes quarterly. The PSC has a technical arm, i.e., the
behalf of the municipality. Technical Coordination Committee, which meets more regularly
Community members collect and sort waste and in exchange and deliberates on day-to-day technical activities of the sectors.
for the sorted waste, receive food parcels from the municipality. The Four sector coordinating committees are also established, each
potential for this initiative to create more jobs and contribute to more comprising of relevant implementing agencies and facilitated
effective waste management is partly limited by funds. The total by a lead department. The department is being assisted by the
number of community members benefitting from the project within International Labour Organisation (ILO), which is providing technical
the province is 452. assistance and skills development support in infrastructure-related
works covering all the sectors, while providing managerial support
Social sector related to the implementation of EPWP.
The intervention in the social sector involves creating work op- Sector plans have been prepared for all the sectors, which
portunities in public social programmes such as community outline the scope and activities of EPWP projects under each sector.
health workers, Home Community-Based Care, Early Childhood As part of its implementation strategy, the department has been
Development, and National Youth Service. The interventions are providing assistance to the municipalities and other implementing
implemented through the Departments of Health, Education and agencies in the selection and design of projects, realigning projects
Social Development. to EPWP principles as well as awareness creation in the form of
workshops and seminars. Programmes involving the Department
Kamoso Awards of Water Affairs’ Working for Water project, including the protection
In 2006/2007, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport was of water sources and the removal of alien plants are ongoing.
announced as the Best Performing Provincial Department at the The Department of Agriculture is implementing projects
Kamoso Awards. In 2007/2008, and again in 2008/2009, the de- under sustainable land base livelihood, RESIS and land care.
partment received two awards for the Best Maintenance Project The Department of Economic Development, Environment and
and Best Province in performance. Tourism has several projects that include the fencing of national

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 53
Equizine Civils ADVERTORIAL

From strength to strength


Continually rising to the occasion, Equizine Civils continues to expand its range
of construction and civils services to a growing client base.

THE HISTORY of Equizine Civils is closely of South Africa (ECSA), the South African Equizine Civils ensures that it completes
linked with the Expanded Public Works Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), projects within the allocated time, producing
Programme (EPWP). The company was the Construction Industry Development the finest-quality work. The company’s
established in 2006 by Sisa Tinise under the Board (cidb), the South African Federation inventory consists of:
Buffalo City Municipality’s EPWP learnership of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), • 1 × concrete mixer
agenda. It is based in Mdantsane, East Master Builders Association (MBA), and the • 1 × plate compactor
London, and its areas of specialty are civil Chamber of Commerce. • 1 × generator
works, building construction, maintenance, Equizine provides the following services: • 1 × concrete breaker
renovations, rehabilitation of civil structures • road construction • 1 × grinder
and various other civil engineering and • water supply reticulation • 1 × flat truck
construction services. In addition to • sewerage reticulation and sanitation • 1 × 1t van.
an experienced and knowledgeable • sidewalk construction, including kerbing, Its staff complement is made up of the
management and supervisory team, Equizine concrete paving and asphalt following artisans and labourers:
employs a skilled team of labourers, who • asphalt speed humps and speed hump • five bricklayers
possess the skills set necessary to complete tables • two roofing carpenters
any job to the highest-quality standards. • low-cost housing staircases, slabs, beams, • two plumbers
The company is 100% owned by Tinise, who pillars and columns • 20 general labourers
achieved a civil engineering qualification • retaining walls: gabions, stone pitching, • two operators.
while developing his skills profile. concrete walls and masonry walls Equizine Civils has the capacity to provide
He also has extensive experience, which • roof structures services that vary in scale and type, having
he gained through the EPWP learnership • parking bays, e.g. taxi and bus bays established relationships with other
empowerment programme. Employment • tunnelling reputable contractors in different sub-
creation and poverty alleviation for • subways and bridges trades with whom it partners for specialised
previously disadvantaged people are key • fencing projects.
aspects of this entrepreneur’s vision, and are • painting The business intends on purchasing
actively pursued in the company’s planning. • plumbing. more plant and equipment in the near
Equizine Civils aims to become a leading future, maximising revenue and realising
contractor, providing the highest-quality Previous projects its ideal potential. By offering plant hire in
service in construction, civil engineering and • Mdantsane schools’ pedestrian facilities: addition to its already-extensive repertoire
building science in the Eastern Cape. construction of sidewalks, speed humps as of services, Equizine will cater to a wider
Among its priorities is the development well as taxi and bus bays next to schools in range of its clients’ needs.
of a safe, active and positive workforce. Mdantsane
The company attributes its efficiency to its • Nxamkwana sanitation project: CONTACT
top-quality, experienced and motivated staff, construction of compost latrine toilets in Postal address
and it is dedicated to creating empowerment the Berlin rural area PO Box 185
Mdantsane
opportunities for their employees. As an • rehabilitation of sidewalks in Mdantsane
East London, 5219
organisation that is sensitive to change, • construction of sidewalks on the Qumza
Equizine keeps abreast of developments and highway Fax: +27 (0)86 513 8154
opportunities in the construction industry • rehabilitation and upgrading of roads in Cell: +27 (0)71 444 6962/
through its association with professional Mdantsane +27 (0)76 916 3946
bodies such as the Engineering Council • road construction in Mdantsane. E-mail: sisatinise4msirana@yahoo.com

54 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

parks, construction of camp sites


and game viewing sites, reclamation
of land and the refurbishment
of lodges. The infrastructure sector
is implementing projects such as
roads, water and sanitation, fencing
and these are being implemented by
agencies that include Road Agency
Limpopo (RAL), Department of Roads
and Transport and Municipalities. All
workers engaged on these projects
have been provided with skill training
in collaboration with the Department
of Labour.
The social sector’s primary focus
in the province is the empowerment Social Sector Progress 1 April – 31 Dec 2009 (Overall)
of basic social services, through
implementing projects such as early childhood development, home
community-based care and youth development programmes, Infrastructure sector: Work opportunities created since 2004
thereby enhancing the livelihood of the local communities. Year Work opportunities
2004/2005 39 570
Giyani Training Centre (GTC) 2005/2006 35 299
A training centre has been established in the province at Giyani
2006/2007 41 120
College of Education premises and caters for both theoretical
2007/2008 44 164
and practical learnerships to ensure that the training is run
2008/2009 65 495
in the most efficient and coordinated manner. The training
2009/2010 (April to December 2009) 44 506
facility also provides services when required, to agencies
in neighbouring provinces, including Mpumalanga and
North West. non-state capacity to deliver additional EPWP work opportunities,
she said. The Phase 2 launch in Limpopo ended with the signing
EPWP Phase 2 of a pledge.
Early in 2009, stakeholders from various sectors of the EPWP
gathered at the cricket sports ground in Polokwane to witness the MPUMALANGA
launch of EPWP Phase 2 in the province. Among the dignitaries In Mpumalanga, the EPWP is coordinated through provincial
in attendance were the deputy minister of Public Works, Ntopile EPWP committees. To date, Mpumalanga has created more
Kganyago, MEC of Public Works in Limpopo, Machwene Semenya than 100 000 job opportunities across all sectors. In his recent
and the Premier of the province, Cassel Mathale. Budget and Policy Speech, Mpumalanga Public Works, Roads
In his keynote address, Mathale said EPWP remained the most and Transport, MEC Dr Clifford Mkasi, said that in Mpumalanga’s
important vehicle for government to create employment for the first EPWP programme, which started in 2004, the province
poor directly. “Strong political leadership has proven to be critical has exceeded its EPWP job creation target of 100 000 by the
in Phase 1 of the programme and will be equally important in end of March 2009 by more than 7 000 work opportunities.
Phase 2. The start of EPWP Phase 2 signals a new opportunity for the
The introduction of a framework to increase accountability on department to ad-dress some of the chal-lenges presented by the
EPWP performance and a fiscal incentive to reward performance first phase.
and increase budget for those who are performing, are expected to The target towards which all government departments as well
provide a huge boost to increase the scale of the EPWP over the as municipalities in Mpumalanga will work towards in 2009/10
next five years,” he said. Addressing the capacity crowd, Semenya is to create 28 198 work oppor-tunities of which 19 571 will be
said, “We are pleased to announce to the people of Limpopo that work opportunities and 8 627 will be full-time equivalent jobs.
the first phase of the EPWP achieved its 1 million work opportunities The national minister of public works, Geoff Doidge, signed a
target, a year ahead of schedule.” She further said the first phase protocol agreement with Premier David Mabuza that committed
of the EPWP was not all smooth sailing. “We realise that there provincial departments as well as municipalities in Mpumalanga
were certain things that we needed to address in order to continue to the above-mentioned targets. The province further intends
meeting our targets,” she said. increasing work opportunities annually to contribute significantly
According to Semenya, the successes foreseen in to the national target of 4.5 million work opportunities by
Phase 2 will include making paid work the primary objective of the 2014. The provincial target for 2014 is to create 237 170 work
programme, therefore aligning EPWP output with core mandates opportunities of which 75 617 will be full-time equivalent jobs. All
and programmes of implementing bodies. This should also mobilise municipalities in Mpumalanga have already committed to setting

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 55
Zamang Women Trading & Projects
CK2008/085819/23

• General building • Civil Works • Palisade Fencing


n •
ng
vicces •
• Landscaping • Garden Services • Cleaning Services
• Plumbing • Electrical Works •
• Alterations and renovations • Maintenance • Gabions
bions •
Victoria Molebaloa
Tel/Fax: 011 986 5896 • Cell: 082 946 8321
E-mail: victoria.molebaloa@gmail.com
Address: 936 Mabalane Street, Mapetla • P.O. Box Chiawelo 1818
8

P and B Master Builders


Zamang Women Trading & Projects QP.indd 1
ADVERTORIAL 2010/03/10 03:17:55 PM

P AND B MASTER BUILDERS is an • building in the Western Cape:


expert in construction and repair, and also • maintenance (road maintenance, • reparation of a ceiling and a roof (2006)
offers supply services. Established in 2006, waterproofing, painting and tiling) • reparation of a roof (2007)
this emerging business is 100% owned • renovations • boundary wall reparation (2007)
by previously disadvantaged persons. • fencing • removal of building rubble (2007)
The company supports the national • plumbing • repair work (2008).
development goal of creating opportunities • welding
for women and the youth, and has an • supply
equity allocation of 50% female ownership • electrical CONTACT
and 50% youth ownership. • quantity surveying 30522 Asanda Village
•low-cost housing units Zolastrand, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)83 553 6457/
Services provided: P and B Master Builders’ notable track
+27 (0)83 350 0177
• construction record includes the following work done for Fax: 086 658 8072
• repairs the Department of Public Works E-mail: tebenaha@gmail.com

AKB Construction and Projects ADVERTORIAL

Prioritising customer satisfaction


Meticulous and customer focused, AKB Construction and
Projects is a full-service construction-related company,
with the priority of ensuring the satisfaction of its clients.
IN THE ELEVEN YEARS since its maintained. “We always ensure that we
establishment, AKB Construction and Projects do a proper job, the first time,” he says,
has continued to maintain a superior standard highlighting the effectiveness of AKB’s
of quality in every project it undertakes. The customer satisfaction policy. Customer
company was formally established eight satisfaction is one of the company’s primary
years after founder and director, Aubrey values, which is woven into the fabric of its
K. Bantsijang, took on his first building and service promise, together with values such of its expansion plan. The company’s range of
plumbing projects. (Building and plumbing as integrity and professionalism; employing services includes plumbing, building, painting,
are the company’s main business areas.) experienced and qualified staff; and respect various maintenance services, building
Bantsijang also has practical experience in for the needs of its clients. AKB’s customer renovations, roofing, ceiling, carpentry,
plastering, welding, painting and tiling. He focus supports its vision to become an electricals, tiling, welding and paving.
holds a building certificate and a diploma, efficient service provider offering high-quality
which he obtained from the Department of construction services at reasonable rates. CONTACT
Labour in Olifantsfontein in Gauteng. Through realising its vision, AKB intends to
1683 Maputo street,
Bantsijang employs a team of skilled, create employment opportunities for youth, Tladi, Kwa-Xuma
temporary staff for several of the company’s women and the disabled. The company is Johannesburg, 1868
projects, while his hands-on approach in 100% black-owned, and is presently extending Cell: +27 (0)83 723 0305/+27 (0)78 466 8022
E-mail: aubreykadimo@ymail.com
operations guarantees that quality is always ownership rights to interested parties as part

56 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

aside 50% of their municipal infrastructure grant for the EPWP, Environmental sector: Work opportunities created since 2004
some even committing 100% of their MIG funds. However, Year Work opportunities
provision of EPWP training will definitely be a challenge, as only
2004/2005 1 592
40% of the municipalities in the province have been able to set
aside 1% of their budget for EPWP training needs. 2005/2006 5 220
2006/2007 23 940
Sakh’abakhi contractor development 2007/2008 19 228
programme 2008/2009 13 036
The province has set targets for the participation of women,
2009/2010 (April to December 2009) 8 846
youth and people with disability, as well as military veterans in the
Sakh’abakhi programme. To date, 55% women, 40% youths, 2% for transport. Another improvement to the programme was that
people with disability and 3% military veterans have participated in learners are now receiving their monthly stipends through the
the programme. training service providers i.e. FET colleges and the Ifihlile Training
One of the biggest challenges is the lack of projects Academy. NYS 2 members will be concluding their theoretical
through which participating contractors can advance from one training in 2010 and the 1 050 members of NYS 2 should graduate
Construction Industry Development Board level to the next. early in 2010. The recruitment for NYS 3 commenced in October
From its first year, Sakh’abakhi 1, there are still 14 learner 2009 and will carry on in 2010.
contractors that need second projects before they can exit the
programme. From the second year, Sakh’abakhi 2, 35 learner NORTHERN CAPE
contractors still need another project before they can exit At the launch, EPWP Phase 2 in the Northern Cape, which took
the programme. place in Kimberley in August 2009, the public works minister
Geoff Doidge and Northern Cape Premier, Hazel Jenkins, signed
National Youth Service the EPWP implementation protocol, to confirm the province’s
The province formally launched the National Youth Service (NYS) agreement and commitment to achieving the targeted number of
in June 2007. Since then, the youth identified for these projects full-time equivalent jobs in the province by 2014 and to confirm the
were trained as artisans, using a combination of on the job and province’s agreement and commitment to assisting and mobilising
classroom training. For the 2007/2008 financial year, 500 youths municipalities in the province. Addressing the audience, provincial
were recruited and have graduated as part of the NYS 1 group. MEC for Roads and Public Works, David Rooi, acknowledged
Exit strategies saw 10% of the NYS 1 formally employed by the successes of the first phase of EPWP and recommitted his
the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport. Some department to achieving the targets set for the second phase of the
150 members of NYS I are currently receiving further training programme. “Together we can do more to achieve our target for the
at NQF level 3, through the national skills fund programme of next five years.
Vul’ematfuba. Cooperatives have also been formed and registered “We have committed to provide skills to the unemployed
as part of the exit strategy. The NYS was scaled up to recruit youth. Our mandate as the Department of Roads and Public
1 050 new members. To improve the programme, participants in Works is to build roads and maintain public infrastructure. We
the new intake were recruited from within a walking distance of the will continue to build public schools and libraries.”
projects identified. This is to ensure that the stipend is not used During her State of the Province Address in February this
year, the Northern Cape Premier, NC
Jenkins, said that the Northern Cape
planned to contribute, through the EPWP, a
total of 115 019 work opportunities towards
the national 4.5 million target over a period
of five years to 2014, including 8 826 work
opportunities within municipalities and 106
193 work opportunities within provincial
departments. The three sectors namely
social, infrastructure and environment
will be crucial in the achievement of
these targets.
The EPWP Phase 2 implementation
programme has seen the Northern Cape
already creating and reporting an overall
8 153 work opportunities through 204 projects
against the annual target of 16 709.
For example, the department has
spent more than R1 billion on road
infrastructure development in the past
Non-state Sector Progress 1 April – 31 Dec 2009 (Overall)

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 57
SIYAZAMA HOUSING CC
CK 2002/018274/23
Vat Reg: 4400218410
17 CHERRY ROAD
UNIT 11, PTN 3610
TEL: +27 (0)31 709 3138 FAX: +27 (0)31 709 3472

Siyazama Housing cc provided the clients with the highest quality of materials and service during the
construction of these projects. With years of technical and practical experience, the company guarantees
customer satisfaction, placing great emphasis on client communication in order to achieve work ethic,
Siyazama Housing boasts a proven track record in residential and commercial construction, ensuring the
utmost attention on detail.

SAPS POLICE STATION HOUSE GRAHAM HOWELL HEIGHTS


KWAMASHU - 2007 ZIMBALI - 2008 HOWELL RD - 2009 -2010

Siyazama Housing cc is a black empowered Management has adopted a policy that any
business. Members who were previously project that is awarded to them, the community
disadvantaged individuals by determination and surrounded by such project must benefit from
hard work has progressed through hard times. such, whereby 100% of unskilled labourers and
50% of skilled labourers will be taken from such
Today they have a policy to empower people community. This will enhance the relationship
through employment. Creating jobs in less with community leaders and the community by
advantaged areas were possible. Making sure that creating employment.
the community on hand is happy where they work.
Where there are local black businesses in the
We are proud to be truly South African, making surrounding areas then every Endeavour will be
sure as far as possible that all material bought is taken to make sure that we support the local
manufactured in South Africa. In this way we are businesses.
doing our part in creating employment.

Our motto is to strive to empower people by creating employment and supporting small
business to grow from stregth to strength
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL

Social sector: Work opportunities created since 2004 department has entered into a service level agreement with the
Year Work opportunities CIDB to establish a contractor contact centre in the Northern Cape
to assist these emerging contractors with registration and also
2004/2005 0
mentor them.
2005/2006 6 474
2006/2007 8 030 NORTH WEST
2007/2008 5 893 The North West Provincial Government is well on its way to
2008/2009 4 711 contribute towards the EPWP Phase 2 targets, judging by various
community projects in full swing around the province. The North
2009/2010 (April to December 2009) 50 898
West Province launched its EPWP under the brand name Semelela,
five years. The department completed the following major which means “roll up your sleeves and work”, in 2004 through
road projects: the Modimola Integrated Expanded Public Works Programme
• Transfrontier Park flagship project.
• SKA road
• Britstown – Vosburg Modimola Integrated EPWP project
• Barkly West – Hartsrivier. The Modimola Integrated EPWP was initiated by the Provincial
The department will spend R1.28 billion on capital infrastructure Executive Council in 2004 to be a flagship project of the EPWP in
investment in the 2009/10 MTEF period. The bulk of this is funded the province.
from the infrastructure grant allocated to provinces.
Projects under way for the 2009/10 financial year are as follows: The project entails the following:
• Churchill-Bendel road • Labour intensive routine maintenance of a 70 km section of the
• Ntsweng-Tsineng road Mafikeng-Vryburg road between Mafikeng and Setlagoli, involving
• UAP Phase 2 access road five contractors.
• Karakoel access road • Route patrol by three contractors, on the road between Mafikeng
• Jooste Eiland access road. and Taung, via Vryburg over a length of approximately 230 km.
In addition, projects for 2010/11 include the following: • Labour-intensive construction of approximately 15 km internal
• Vosburg-Carnarvon road access roads in Modimola by six contractors.
• Nababeep-Concordia road • The establishment of an agricultural project in Modimola where
• Colesburg-Phillipolus road 31 small farmers cultivate cash crops for own consumption
• Prieska-Niekerkshoop road. and commercial production under irrigation, as well as the
Other major projects undertaken by Public Works include establishment of an egg-laying unit.
the Mental Health Facility, which is now 63% completed and The project focused on the integration of the different economic
created a total of 744 jobs to date, as well as the Kimberley sectors relevant to the rural community of Modimola, to create
Conference Centre. short-term employment, as well as long-term sustainability and the
Through the National Youth Service (Building Maintenance establishment of economic advantages that will continue to sustain
programme), the Northern Cape aims for a skills revolution among the community once construction of the infrastructure has been
the youth. Young people recruited into this programme will also be completed.The project also targeted unemployed individuals from
enrolled with institutes of higher learning as artisan trainees to further the project area, to be trained as new small contractors and farmers
their skills. The National Youth Service programme also facilitates and for them to employ labour from the project communities for the
exit strategies for those youths upon completion of the programme, execution of the projects.
at which point they will be issued with accreditation certificates to A very heavy emphasis was therefore placed on training and
enable them to seek for future employment opportunities. Similarly, skills development. All contractors and farmers employed on
the Phakamile Mabija leanership programme seeks to support the project for the construction of infrastructure were identified,
nation-building through involving young people in the delivery of trained and developed through a learnership programme during
crucial government services and therefore enabling these young this project. This resulted in the creation of 46 new entrepreneurs
people in the maintenance of government assets, while training in the form of 16 contractors and 30 farmers, as well as direct
these youths to become mechanics in the motor industry. employment for approximately 450 people from the target
These young people will be trained in fields such as fitter and community. It is very clear that the project is having a profoundly
turner, earth moving equipment mechanic, diesel mechanics, beneficial impact on the lives of the people of Modimola, with the
as well as air conditioning and refrigeration specialists. The benefits filtering through to other parts of the community, such as
training of learners under the Vuk’uphile Contractor Learnership small businesses.
programme that seeks to build the capacity of emerging
SMME’s involved in the construction industry also continues. Rustenburg Local Municipality –
One of these key challenges experienced in the Northern Cape Vuk’uphile Projects
is the acute limited number of contractors that are registered with These infrastructure projects fall under the Vuk’uphile Development
the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb), especially Programme, which is a joint initiative between the Department of
on higher grade levels such as level seven to level nine. The Public Works, EPWP, Construction SETA, Department of Labour,

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 59
Lindiwe Hlekani Construction ADVERTORIAL

Building dreams
AT THE BEGINNING of the Expanded
Public Works Programme (EPWP) in
Buffalo City Municipality in the Eastern
Cape, Lindiwe Hlekani, an architect by
profession, began a two-year contract
under the auspices of the EPWP learnership
programme. Her contract consisted of:
• construction management
• a sanitation project
• building speed humps at a school
• construction of a taxi and bus bay
• kerbing and sidewalk construction
• roadworks around the Buffalo City
Municipality. exceed the expectations and needs of clients. Key clients
This contract marked the beginning of It is independent and is consequently able to LHC’s key clients include local
Lindiwe Hlekani Construction (LHC), a take advantage of new opportunities quickly, municipalities, district municipalities,
construction and civil engineering company in a dynamic environment. government departments, mega-
that was established in 2006. construction companies, private-sector
Hlekani studied and practised architecture Values entities and private clients.
before developing an interest in LHC ensures that projects are completed
construction. ”I became curious about what within the time allocated. “We never miss Previous projects
happens on site,” she says. This curiosity, deadlines and we don’t compromise,” Nxamkwana sanitation project
combined with a motivation to overcome emphasises Hlekani. LHC does its utmost BCM – R350 000
construction challenges, paved her way into to maintain high standards of integrity, Rehabilitation of sidewalks in Mdantsane
the industry. LHC is a 100% woman-owned professionalism, transparency, accountability BCM – R320 000
company where women are practically and strives to be effective and efficient. Mdantsane School pedestrian facilities
involved in on-site work. LHC specialises in It follows a non-discriminatory policy in BCM – R1 330 958.
kerbing, paving, concrete sidewalks, road employing staff and ensures adherence to
construction, civil construction, building industrial health and safety standards. Major business areas
construction, designing building plans, and • designing and drawing-up of
product supplies. As an additional service, Vision and social responsibility building plans
LHC offers an after-service programme by Hlekani’s goal is for LHC to excel as a • construction of retaining walls and
which it ensures comprehensive service to its woman-owned civil and road construction boundary walls
clients throughout the Eastern Cape, with a company, and eventually for it to be listed • construction of concrete sidewalks
vision to expand throughout South Africa. among the top-five companies in the • driveway construction
industry. The organisation is committed to • paving
Lessons learned the economic growth of the nation, and • kerbing
The process of mastering the handling of believes in the contribution of women, • fencing
practical issues involved in the day-to-day youth and the disabled towards achieving • water supply and reticulation
running of the business has honed Hlekani’s this goal, beginning in the construction • sewer-line construction.
leadership skills and cemented LHC as a industry. Hlekani aspires to expand into projects
people-driven entity. “I’ve learned a lot involving water and sanitation. She would
about leadership, communication, and Staff also like to start another company, where
people skills,” she says. LHC prides itself on a team of qualified the sole focus will be on architectural
staff that collectively possess a number design.
Mission of industry-related certificates and
LHC aims to make a visible contribution
in communities through the consistent
qualifications.
The team consists of two supervisors,
CONTACT
provision of unequalled service in every a manager, a foreman and a ‘first-aider’. PO Box 682
project. The intention is to enhance Where it undertakes labour-intensive East London, 5200
service quality in the construction industry construction projects, the company
through innovative construction solutions employs temporary staff. In this way, it Fax: 086 600 5989
and to make a visible contribution to contributes towards the fulfilment of EPWP Cell: +27 (0)73 331 6161/
+27 (0)83 711 3563
rural, economic and human resource objectives through which the organisation
E-mail: elihlel@webmail.co.za
development. LHC attempts – through hard guarantees that its products and services
work, focus and dedication – to meet and are continually enhanced.

60 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL EPWP

Absa Bank and the local municipality. fight to create employment opportunities
Unemployed people, interested in the and eradicate poverty.
construction industry, are recruited
and shown how to form their own Institutional arrangement
company, comprising one contractor and The Western Cape Department of
two supervisors. They undergo a formal Transport and Public Works was mandated
learnership programme, followed by by the Western Cape Cabinet to implement
practical experience in the form of local the EPWP as a lead strategy throughout
municipality projects for which they recruit The department the Western Cape province.
labourers from the local municipality.
A private sector mentor oversees the has spent more The key objectives of
institutionalising of the EPWP Lead
the

quality of work, while Absa provides than R1 billion on Strategy’s strategic directive are to:
access to financing for the projects. road infrastructure • provide a planning platform for EPWP
Following the two-year programme, they
receive a formal qualification and have development in per sector with a key output being a
sector implementation plan
the experience to go out into the private the past five years • drive accountability and accurate
sector and find other work opportunities. reporting per department on a monthly
There are currently 1 500 contractors and basis
supervisors under this programme. The • develop and document best practice
head of infrastructure for EPWP, Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song, said that • commission relevant research
Vuk’uphile is the biggest contractor development programme in the • implement regulatory framework for provincial EPWP
country, with 39 programmes, worth R1.5 to R2 billion, in the Rustenburg implementation.
area alone. The EPWP has been the one of the strategies to create job
“The drop-out rates are low, the project completion is good, opportunities in the province, and the province’s meeting of
about 400 people in the local Rustenburg community have been targets reflect the commitment and resolve of the Western Cape
employed as labourers and most of the contractors have ended up government and all EPWP stakeholders.
with a positive bank balance.” Although the Western Cape is performing at a first-rate level in
most sectors, a strategic decision has been taken to upscale the
North West EPWP/National Youth Service EPWP in the following sectors:
Projects • Infrastructure sector:
As one of the sub-programmes of the infrastructure sector of the • upgrading of access roads in the province
EPWP, and aimed at assisting the youth of North West to become • maintenance of provincial roads, targeting poor families
self-sufficient, this programme imparts valuable life, entrepreneurial identified through ward committees and CDW structures
and technical skills and provides opportunities for engagement in • continuing major construction projects, such as the Gansbaai-
the actual implementation of projects. Bredasdorp roadworks
The North West Department of Public Works and the Department of • expanding labour-intensive construction methods, such as the
Health as its client Department have undertaken to implement EPWP/ MIG projects
NYS projects that focus on the maintenance of governance facilities, • going ahead with housing projects throughout the province
such as hospitals, clinics and other government-owned buildings. • expanding the NYS programme
The youth, who are the primary targeted group, are engaged into • building facility maintenance programme.
formal and accredited skills programme learning as well as active • Social sector:
participation in the practical construction and maintenance sites and • the continued launch of the Community Home-Based Care
capacitated with business/entrepreneurial skills to facilitate exiting Programme
the programme. Various youth development institutions are playing • the continued launch of the Early Childhood Development
a pivotal role in ensuring effective involvement of youth – such Programme
institutions are the Department of Labour, Department of Public • expanding programmes in community safety and other health-
Works, Umsobomvu Youth Fund, Provincial Youth Commission and care services.
the Small Enterprise Development Agency.
The North West Department of Public Works aims to employ Kamoso Awards
565 young people – to date 465 young people have been identified In 2007/2008, the Western Cape Department of Community
and placed in 10 projects that are spread throughout the province. Safety’s Bambanani Programme was announced as the best
innovative programme in the social sector of the Kamoso Awards.
WESTERN CAPE In 2008/2009, the George Municipal won the Best Maintenance
The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the Western Project – Municipal within the infrastructure sector. The City of Cape
Cape is being implemented by a united front of provincial Town was also recognised for the Best Innovative Project within the
departments, the City of Cape Town and the people, joined in the environmental sector.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 61
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

City of Johannesburg
The City of Johannesburg has
been actively participating in
the EPWP since 2004/05,
when the programme was
introduced as EPWP phase I.
The city continues to succeed
in EPWP phase II, which was
launched in April 2009.

T HE PROJECT was piloted through the EPWP policy,


which was approved by the mayoral committee in
October 2004. The policy was reviewed and approved
by the mayoral committee in May 2009 to accommodate phase II,
indicators. An EPWP steering committee responsible for the overall
EPWP coordination within the CoJ was also established. The
steering committee is chaired by the executive director of economic
development and representatives from all the city departments, and
demonstrating the commitment of the mayor, Cllr Amos Masondo, entities attend monthly meetings. Each city department/municipal-
and his mayoral committee, to poverty eradication, job creation and owned entity has appointed a dedicated EPWP ‘champion’ to assist
skills development. the steering committee in selecting suitable projects for inclusion
The purpose of the Johannesburg policy document is to provide in the city’s EPWP and learnership programmes. The champions
a framework for the implementation of the EPWP within the city, are responsible for ensuring that the planning, design and contract
which includes the operations of all 15 municipal entities. The policy administration of labour-intensive work is carried out by consultants
framework seeks to create work opportunities for the unemployed who have completed the necessary skills training. The champions
using City of Johannesburg (CoJ) expenditure in the short-to-medium also monitors and reports on the implementation of EPWP projects.
term (next five years), in line with the EPWP.
The policy looks at the legal framework, institutional arrangements Achievements
and implementation framework for EPWP in the city and provides The city is implementing EPWP projects in the social, infrastructure,
guidelines for the implementation of EPWP projects in the city. environmental and cultural sectors. In 2008, Johannesburg won
In addition, the policy outlines the EPWP targets that the city is three Kamoso Awards, one of which was in the Infrastructure Sector:
aiming to achieve in the infrastructure, environment and culture, and Best Metropolitan City.
social sectors. The CoJ has set an overall target, which is to In 2009, the city won the Environment and Culture Sector: Best
create 150 000 work opportunities over the next five-year EPWP Municipal Project. The Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg City
programme. The city’s work opportunities will be incorporated into Parks (JCP), Pikitup and the city’s department of environmental
the 4.5 million work opportunities expected to be created nationally management contributed to the programme’s implemented in
by 2014. this sector.
In the 2008/09 financial year, the CoJ created a cumulative total
Institutional arrangements of 62 713 work opportunities through a total of 336 EPWP projects.
The city established a dedicated unit to coordinate, monitor and The total expenditure in creating these work opportunities and
evaluate progress in implementation of EPWP projects. The implementing the projects was R5.329 billion.
unit is located in the Department of Economic Development
and is headed by deputy-director Lulama Ndlovu, who reports Successful projects
directly to the executive director of economic development, Some of the successful projects undertaken by CoJ are briefly
Jason Ngobeni. detailed below.
The deputy-director is responsible for liaising with the sector i) The Gcin’Amanzi project won the Infrastructure Sector: Best Municipal
lead departments at national level, keeping abreast of sector-specific Maintenance Programme Kamoso Award in 2008. The project aims
developments and represents the city on all relevant provincial to address the problem of ageing water and sewerage infrastructure
EPWP coordinating committees. The EPWP also features in the in Soweto that is resulting in water leaks and burst pipes. The
city manager’s scorecard, and cascades down to all executive progress on the project to date is substantial and in some respects
directors who are measured on sector-specific key performance has already achieved more than the objectives set a year ahead

62 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

of the expected excellent example of how an existing department or entity is able to


completion date. contribute towards EPWPwithout having to change its core business.
Over 110 000 JCP implements a large variety of projects. Some of the main
stands have been activities include development, landscaping and building of parks and
serviced, 60 km botanical gardens; storm water management; as well as cemetery
of bulk supply has landscape development and grass cutting. Through these projects,
been reticulated, the JCP has created 2 966 job opportunities and provided training
260 km of water to beneficiaries.
mains has been
reticulated and 3 Key challenges faced
500 toilets have Underreporting takes place because the champions within
been installed. departments and entities are changing continuously. Job creation
Water wastage has and training initiatives are in place in all city departments and entities
been reduced by but proper reporting still needs attention.
Cllr Amos Masondo, as much as 70%, Training also continues to be a challenge as access to the
Mayor, City of Joburg 11 379 jobs have Department of Labour funding is difficult and time consuming. The
been created, and tight timelines on some projects means that accredited training
477 plumbers and cannot always take place. Instead, workers receive unaccredited
emerging contractors have been trained and contracted. Through on-the-job training. Some of the projects implemented using EPWP
the project, 11 super blocks (15 townships) have been covered, guidelines were not designed to be labour-intensive. Meeting targets
R588 million has been spent and R265 million worth of new to create labour-intensive jobs for people with disabilities remains
contracts were awarded. The project has provided exit opportunities a challenge.
to 248 beneficiaries.
ii) I-Jozi Ihlomile. This is a unique model of HIV/Aids intervention Planned projects
created to assist the city’s community to translate HIV/Aids During the 2008 CoJ EPWP lekgotla, a resolution was taken that all
awareness and knowledge into action towards behaviour change. projects implemented by the city would be EPWP projects unless the
It is a community-driven programme implemented by community- implementers could state why the project should not be implemented
trained volunteers in their own residential areas to develop capacity using EPWP guidelines. The slogan “Every project an EPWP project”
at community level for individuals and families to deal with issues was adopted.
related to HIV/Aids. The programme was implemented in 18 wards Below are some of the projects that are going to be
across the CoJ. The target areas are those with less access to implemented in the 2009/10 financial year. These projects
information, including informal settlements and hostels. Young will have a huge impact on the communities in which they will
school leavers implement this programme with women comprising be implemented.
70% of the 445 community-trained volunteers residing in the areas • fencing of informal settlements
where projects are implemented. The community volunteers are • rehabilitation of Bruma Lake
given a monthly stipend of R800. • rehabilitation of Juskei River
iii) Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) won the Environment and Culture • tourism safety ambassadors
Sector: Best Municipal Project (2008) Kamoso Award in 2008. • creation of new learnerships in the environment and social
Approximately 90% of JCP Capital and municipal infrastructure sectors, and upscaling of learnerships in the infrastruc-
grant projects are in line with EPWP guidelines. JCP programmes ture sector
have deployed a substantial amount of overall annual budget • Stretford water mains connection.
allocation towards the implementation of its EPWP and is an For more information on the CoJ, visit www.joburg.org.za

Shatadi Developers is an ever-growing and


highly industrious service provider that delivers
the highest quality of workmanship and client
satisfaction in construction and engineering.
This innovative construction company, currently
based in Groblersdal, prides itself on meeting
modern-day construction challenges and ensuring
the successful completion of complex projects.
Our services range from constructing pipelines,
roads, parking lots, concrete foundations
and structures right through to office parks,
warehouses and recreational centres.

4 Martiens Bekker Street, Groblersdal 0470


Our work. Your future. Tel: 013 262 3864 • Fax: 013 262 4424 • E-mail: biggy@lantic.net
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

City of Cape Town


The City of Cape Town’s commitment to the
EPWP is embedded in its IDP and corporate
performance scorecard and is clearly reflected in
the range and scope of its EPWP programmes.

I N HIS OPENING MESSAGE to the City of Cape


Town’s 2008/09 annual report, executive mayor of
Cape Town, alderman Dan Plato, says “… on the
back of public spending on fixed assets, it has also resulted in
the creation of up to 11 700 jobs per year through the city’s
Expanded Public Works Programme.”
The mandate for the Expanded Public Works Programme
(EPWP) within the City of Cape Town is to drive the labour-
intensive methodology and to make sure that it is mainstreamed
in the service delivery operations of the organisation. The EPWP
is firmly embedded in the city’s Integrated Development Plan
(IDP) and it represents one of the top 20 key performance areas
on the city’s corporate performance scorecard.

EPWP milestones
• During 2008/09, 16 379 EPWP job opportunities were created
against a corporate target of 12 000 with a budget totalling
R1.3 billion.
• A total of 468 officials have received the prescribed NQF level 5 with the upgrading of 4 km of concrete roads in Tambo village
and 7 training for planning and implementing the EPWP labour- and Guguletu. Some 25% of the project cost, about R2.4 million,
Intensive methodology since 2005. has been a direct benefit to the communities in the form of
• An EPWP targets-cascading formula was developed in 2008 salaries, wages and fees. The project has been implemented in
to determine a scientific target for each of the contributing other areas of the Cape Flats.
departments in meeting the corporate target. The formula has
been modelled on capital, operating and grants. Other prominent projects across the
• In 2009, council approved a draft recruitment and selection EPWP sectors
policy for the appointment of local labour on council-funded Infrastructure sector
temporary job-creation projects and programmes. • Spatial planning and urban design: Through this department,
• The city has signed a memorandum of agreement to participate EPWP principles are applied to create quality public spaces.
in the EPWP incentive scheme. This involves the use of labour-intensive construction methods
• A revised EPWP monitoring and reporting framework has been for soft and hard landscaping. The flagship project under this
developed in line with the national reporting requirements. programme is the upgrading of the Grand Parade, which will be
• A draft EPWP policy has been developed to guide implementation one of the 2010 World Cup fan park sites.
and is in the process of being approved through the relevant • Non-motorised transport (NMT): The city’s NMT plan focuses on
structures of the city. the improvement of access, as well as the safety and security
of cyclists and pedestrians. Under the programme, new cycle
Project Vukuhambe: a landmark project paths, sidewalks and disabled-friendly pedestrian crossings
for the city are constructed. Areas highlighted are public transport
This is a roads rehabilitation programme using labour-intensive interchanges, CBD areas as well as routes to schools, public
construction techniques. The model maximises the use of facilities and tourism sites. Key projects include park-and-ride
local labour and consequently complies with the principles of facilities at main public transport interchanges, Bunga Avenue
the EPWP. The initial project, at a cost of R9.5 million, commenced pedestrian and cycle bridge at a cost of more than R20 million,

64 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

as well as the Gugulethu and • The solid waste, sports, recreation and
Nonqubela pedestrian and cycle amenities industries are leading the
paths at a cost of more than generators of EPWP jobs in the environ-
R25 million. ment sector.
• Rapid Transport System (RTS): • The Witsand project: slipway construction:
To enhance road-based public
transport, the city has implemented
This project implemented by the Environmental
Resource Management (ERM), the
the RTS. This system uses contributes to the Witsand project in Ocean View involved
dedicated public transport lanes city’s strategic priority: the construction of a boat-launching
to ensure fast and economically
efficient public transport. EPWP
energy efficiency for a slipway, stabilisation of the dunes and the
rehabilitation of parking areas. The project
principles were applied to all sustainable future was nominated as a finalist in the 2009
the major RTS construction Kamoso Awards in the environment and
projects at a value of more than culture sector.
R500 million and include projects such as the Hospital Bend • City’s solar-heating initiative in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha: This project
upgrade; as well as the construction of a public transport contributes to the city’s strategic priority: energy efficiency for
corridor on the R27 leading to the West Coast, the N1 and N2, a sustainable future, which represents one of the key activities
which are the main entry and exit routes to the city and primary to reduce energy consumption, limiting the city’s impact on the
2010 World Cup venues. environment and building a low-carbon economy. The project
won the 2009 Kamoso Award for Outstanding Innovation. The
Environment sector departments involved in this project include environmental
• City Parks spearheaded a project on cleaning public open resource management, electricity, housing, and the urban
spaces in 2006. renewal programme, among others.

y B Cost Civic E
a m m nge
R n
Cell: 076 636 3729 E-mail: rammytrading@yahoo.com
Fax: 086 600 2846 PO Box 1193, Thulamahashe 1365

• Road construction – Road making, structure, • Plumbing – storm water, drainage, piping and
street seal and paving channeling
• Building Construction – brick laying, roo¿ng, • Electricity infrastructure – pipe, chipping,
plastering, painting and glazing wiring and power line
• Water infrastructure – pipeline • Transport service
• Bridge construction • Stationary and of¿ce furniture
• Taming • Supplier and cleaning material
• Catering • Storm water drainage piping and chambering
• Renovation • Wiring and power line – plumbing
• Floor tiling carpentry • Pest control
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

Nelson Mandela
Bay Municipality

Since November 2002, the Nelson


Mandela Bay Municipality has
recruited, trained and deployed
more than 400 community-based
anti-crime volunteers around the
metro. More than half have since
found employment elsewhere.

O FFICIALLY LAUNCHED on 28 November 2002


and funded from the municipal levy’s funds, this
project extends across the Nelson Mandela Bay
Municipality (NMBM). Initially, there were 453 beneficiaries in the
basic principles of criminal law; and disaster management. A total
of 400 volunteers were trained as basic fire fighters and as peace
officers, while 387 volunteers were trained as security officers in
grades D and EC at the Eastern Cape Training Centre and the
project, of which 250 beneficiaries have managed to find special event course. In addition, 368 of the volunteers have been
permanent or part-time job opportunities elsewhere. Currently, trained in self-defence, while 62 volunteers underwent a disaster
there are 125 beneficiaries in the project, consisting of 63 men management course. All the volunteers attended a workshop
and 62 women, of which 56 are young people. All the volunteers facilitated by UMAC, CSVR and ISS.
receive a R850 monthly stipend.
Over the last eight years, the community-based volunteer Scope of work
programme has proven to be the ideal tool with which to achieve Currently, the volunteers play a support role for the activities of
the metro’s objectives contained in the Youth Development other role players such as the SAPS, traffic services, beachfront
Strategy and Gender Policy in terms of skills development and office, with security services, disaster management and now the
promoting gender equality in the area. fire and emergency services.
In 2003/04, the programme won the Impumelelo Silver Award Some of the activities include foot patrols in the crime hot-
for ‘innovative work in the field of poverty reduction and community spot areas, including deployment in the CBD, assisting at scholar
development’. patrols, major events and roadblocks around the NMBM, as well
as patrolling all the beaches around the municipality.
Project objectives Volunteers played an active role in the SAPS Sector Policing
• social crime prevention Programme and were instrumental in recovering stolen property as
• strong, integrated law enforcement well as confiscating dangerous weapons during their activities.
• community participation Volunteers worked night shifts with the SAPS and letters of
• improved quality of life commendation were received from some of the police stations
• poverty alleviation where volunteers were operational.
• reduction in the unemployment rate. During the festive season, 30 volunteers are assigned to
the security services where they assisted security officers by
Training patrolling problem areas along beaches and other hot spot areas
Since the inception of the project, the volunteers have received an to reduce crime. Volunteers are jointly deployed to work with the
extensive range of accredited and non-accredited training. This traffic officers and security at roadblocks across the metro and to
training includes courses such as behaviour and relations; crime assist the SAPS with the sector-policing programme.
prevention; community policing; giving of evidence; points duty; Only volunteers with Peace Officer status are selected
tactical survival skills; basic fire fighting; basic first aid; legal matters for beachfront operations. A total of 30 community anti-crime
such as domestic violence, criminal procedure, constitutional acts, volunteers were detached to operate under the auspices of the

66 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

security division. Volunteers are also • 19 were employed in govern-


deployed as tourist ambassadors to ment departments
look after tourist along beaches and his- • 36 were employed outside the
torical places. municipality.
In 2009, 104 volunteers were absorbed
Exit strategy Of 453 beneficiaries by the safety and security directorate
Since the establishment of the on contract agreement.
project, numerous volunteers found in the project, 250 This number includes 18 men, 15
permanent employment both inside have managed to find women, 69 youths and two disabled
and outside the municipality, primarily
owing to the skills acquired as part of
permanent or part- persons. Of this total, 61 entered the
security services, while 43 entered the
the programme. time job opportunities traffic and licensing division.
elsewhere
Full-time employment Structure
A total of 144 volunteers have found The programme is managed by
full-time employment, as detailed below: permanent metro employees, who are not only responsible
• 59 were employed as traffic officers in the NMBM for the efficient deployment of the volunteers but also for the
• four were employed as traffic officers at the Department various administrative and budgetary functions pertaining to the
of Transport community volunteer operation.
• 16 were employed at various NMBM departments The project manager, LM Majikazana, was appointed to the
• one was employed in the disaster management department of position from the traffic and licensing services division. In addition,
the NMBM there are two project coordinators and two clerical assistants
• nine were employed in the security division appointed on a contract basis.

National Cold Asphalt POTHOLES

INSTANT PERMANENT POTHOLE REPAIR


NATIONAL COLD ASPHALT is a pre-mixed, high performance permanent cold mix
patching material made under license using Macfix® technology from Macismo
International Ltd.
The product consists of a mixture of selected aggregates coated with a blend of
bitumen and a special additive. The additive has been specially formulated to
enhance the workability of the mix during handling and to improve the adhesion
properties of the binder during it’s service life.
The aggregate grading ensures optimal stone interlock after placement so that the
POTHOLE REPAIR

product will not deform under traffic.


National Cold Asphalt specialises in road
ALSO AVAILABLE IN
PROVEN HIGH-TECH MIX 25KG BAGS
repair projects that are community driven
with the emphasis on sustainability.
Products Available:
• COST EFFECTIVE
Medium Grade 6.7 mm • SUPERIOR WORKABILITY
Coarse Grade 9.5 mm • 2 YEAR SHELF LIFE
Base Pre-fill -26.5mm • INSTANT PERMANENT REPAIR
• AVAILABLE IN BULK
BULK OR BAGS • ALL WEATHER APPLICATIONS
• ZERO WASTE
• NO HEATING OR TACK COAT
eco friendly • IMMEDIATELY TRAFFICABLE

Member of
info@nationalcoldasphalt.co.za | www.nationalcoldasphalt.co.za
Ra
ube
x Group Limit
ed Tel: +27(0)31 736 2146 | Cell: +27(0)82 333 3511
Myezane Construction and Services ADVERTORIAL

Committed to community
Producing quality structures and delivering exceptional services while
developing people and communities is all part of Myezane Construction and
Services’ grand plan for achieving excellence.

MYEZANE CONSTRUCTION oversee, as can be seen from the quality


AND SERVICES was founded in 2007 finish of their structures. As a result of a
and is a partnership between Nonhlanhla and personal understanding of the need for skills
Bongani Mabanga. The company is based training, the company endeavours to create
in Naledi and concentrates on welding and opportunities for the next generation to gain
steelwork, general building, cleaning services, economic independence.
transport and plumbing. The company focuses
on the construction of security features such Policy
as burglar bars, palisade fencing, carports and • Myezane Construction Services’ overriding
gates for private homes and offices. policy is to serve clients to the best of its
ability, with the aim of forming lasting
Services relationships.
• construction of steelwork, fencing, palisades • They commit themselves to honouring
and railings agreements with every client.
• welding • They endeavour to execute every service
• general building with the highest level of professionalism.
• maintenance • They provide development services, from
• plumbing feasibility and analysis to implementation
• cleaning. and support.
Myezane uses only quality raw materials and
boasts a ‘clean-and-neat’ finish every time, Consulting
says Mabanga. ”Our clients always come back Myezane also provides a corresponding
and usually refer others to us.” Through a service line that includes:
catalogue of well-executed jobs, Myezane • mentorship programmes
attracts a sizeable clientele, offering the • socio-economic consulting services
assurance that job specifications are met • feasibility studies
with the utmost care and, where possible, • leadership development
enhancements are made to the original plan. • planning and time management
Mabanga aims to provide the best possible consultation. Social aims
service at highly competitive rates. The company is also involved in community Myezane Construction and Services has
As a 100% black-owned company with a projects and ventures, in conjunction with a social responsibility policy aimed at
vision of shared empowerment, Myezane NGOs, which assist youth through training and promoting development and sustainability,
Construction and Services is constantly skills development. and not dependency, in communities. The
reaching out to people from previously company achieves these objectives through
disadvantaged backgrounds, providing Empowerment partnerships with beneficiaries in previously
opportunities for creating a better life Myezane supports the participation of disadvantaged communities.
through skills development. The company women in its projects and also facilitates the ”We believe that our programmes within the
recruits staff from marginalised communities involvement of youth and the disabled. communities are a seed sown for progress
near its clients’ locations and equips them ”We are committed to staff development and improvement of the quality of life that
with on-the-job training, while ensuring and training as part of our contribution will contribute towards prosperity and skills
that professional standards and quality to economic empowerment and skills transfer,” Bongani adds.
are maintained. In this way, Myezane development,” says Bongani.
Construction aims to train and inspire The company has a vision to promote a CONTACT
labourers to become managers in years to culture of diversity through capacity-building,
come. Mabanga explains that he too was equity programmes. Through its positive 1613 Khanya Street,
Senaoane Location.
once unskilled and disadvantaged, and a attitude towards formerly underprivileged
Fax: +27 (0)11 934 9549/
vision to become an independent business individuals, the company aims to address 086 578 4242
owner motivated him and his brother to previous imbalances in communities and to Cell: +27 (0)72 053 6216/
launch the company. The brothers are highly contribute towards levelling the playing field +27 (0)82 541 5835
experienced in the service divisions they of employment equity in the industry. E-mail: myezane77@yahoo.com

68 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

Amatole Municipality

Located on the
Eastern seaboard
of South Africa and
home to about
1.7 million people,
Amathole District
Municipality is abuzz
with growth and
ongoing development.

A REGION rich in heritage and folklore, heroes and


kings both ancient and contemporary, the Amathole
district is affluent in more respects than may be
apparent in mere observation. Observation of the district’s economy
and 20 learner supervisors, systematically engaging the learners in
theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline. The first phase
of the programme entailed road projects – a major project having
been undertaken at Indwe by one group of learners. A second group
does however also reveal a substantial measure of the district’s was involved in a sanitation project at Tendergate. Both groups then
wealth. Industrially, the locality boasts a manufacturing sector that participated in a water project undertaken at Tsomo and at Ngcobo.
includes automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, electronics and food- An additional water project was also undertaken at Ngcobo and
processing industries. Large companies such as DaimlerChrysler at Cofimvaba.
SA, Johnson & Johnson, Da Gama Textiles, China Garments, Nestlé, Since the time of its inception, the municipality has made a notable
First National Battery, Summerpride Foods, Castellano-Beltrame, contribution to the EPWP by creating 8 784 work opportunities.
Defy Refrigeration, Dimbaza Foundries, Kromberg & Schubert,
Aspen Pharmacare, Yarntex and Coca-Cola Bottling, to mention but Benefits from the EPWP Incentive grant
a few, have major operations in the area. On 7 December 2009, the municipality received a financial allocation
to the value of R1 038 400, which will be ploughed back into the
Inolvement with the EPWP region for supplementary job creation initiatives.
The municipality’s involvement with the EPWP has been most notable Also supporting the regional economy are two of the Eastern
in that it has initiated projects using labour-intensive construction Cape’s Spatial Development Initiatives (SDIs) for concentrated
methods. Through these initiatives, the municipality has created economic development – the Fish River and Wild Coast SDIs.
employment for numerous unemployed and poor people within the The manufacturing and processing focused East London Industrial
area. Over and above these efforts, the municipality signed a letter Development Zone, which is endorsed by the Department of Trade and
of intent with the National Department of Public Works in which a Industry is also ideally located close to the airport and harbour, the only
work opportunity target of 9 108 job opportunities was indicated river port in South Africa. The district also has good road infrastructure
for a three-year period between the 2007/2008 and the 2009/2010 as well as three tourist routes overlapping it – the Sunshine Coast
financial years. (Port Elizabeth to East London), the Wild Coast (East London to Port
Edward), the Friendly N6 (East London to Bloemfontein), as well as a
The Vuk’uphile learnership programme fourth route, the Amathole Mountain Escape, which falls wholly within
Amathole has a flagship three-year learnership programme dubbed the district in the northern boundaries.
‘Vuk-uphile’, meaning ‘awake and live’. The learnership programme is Looking forward, the municipality intends to extend the scope of
registered with the Construction Education Training Authority, which its EPWP-related activities to sectors other than the infrastructure
emphasises labour-intensive construction technology in keeping with sector, where its focus mostly rested in the first phase of
the dictates of the EPWP. So far, it has taken 10 learner contractors the programme.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 69
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

Chris Hani
District Municipality
By continuing to implement a proven
formula, the largely rural Chris Hani
District Municipality is on the brink
of significant transformation in the
second phase of the EPWP.

T HE CHRIS HANI DISTRICT is a land-locked area


situated in the interior of the Eastern Cape between the
Eastern Cape coastline and the Drakensberg
Mountains. The district municipality is comprised of eight local
municipalities, namely:
• Engcobo
• Inkwanca
• Intsika Yethu
• Inxuba Yethemba ROMP is an ongoing programme through which the CHDM has
• Lukhanji employed 1 213 people. This successful programme was nominated
• Tsolwana for the Kamoso Award for Best Maintenance Programme.
• Sakhisizwe.
Generally considered a rural district, 95% of the district’s total Creating work opportunities
population is located in rural and semi-rural areas. Out of a targeted 3 255 work opportunities gazetted by the EPWP
for the 2009/10 financial year, the CHDM has already created 2 766
Past and present involvement with the EPWP opportunities. In the 2007/08 financial year, the district municipality
The 2000 launch of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) exceeded a target of 607 work opportunities and created 1 152 jobs.
in the Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) was marked by the In the 2008/09 financial year, the CHDM was given a target of 2 689
recruitment of 10 learner contractors under the three-year flagship work opportunities and it created 2 278.
Vuk’uphile learnership programme.
Participants in the programme were at the time tasked with the The EPWP incentive grant
development of the Indwe roads and storm water drains with a Based on results achieved in the 2007/08 financial year, the CHDM
budget of R2 million, as well as a sanitation project at Kleibulhoek was allocated a sum of R7 949 000 by the EPWP. Out of this amount,
with a budget of R3 million. the municipality has already received R2 700 000, which it is using for
A second project completed during the learnership programme various projects in the district.
was the Tsomo RDP 2 water supply works in Intsika Yethu
Local Municipality. The learner contractors also worked on The future
the Gqobonco Nkondlo water supply works in the Engcobo The district municipality is currently working towards consolidating
Local Municipality. Graduates of the programme are free to tender involvement from all sector departments in the programme. So far,
for any job at any municipality and are not bound to work within the it has only been reporting on infrastructure projects. The Vuk’uphile
CHDM. In addition to the learnership programme, the CHDM has programme will also soon enrol new learners, as the current group of
also been reporting on various other capital projects identified with contractors has nearly completed the course. In an effort to stretch the
the objectives of the EPWP. horizons of development further and to enlarge project capacity within
the district, the CHDM is encouraging all of its local municipalities
Major projects with the EPWP to report their projects to the EPWP so that they too may receive
The Tsomo RDP2 water supply works, the Gqobonco Nkondlo water allocations from the incentive grant. Taking into consideration the
supply works, the Cofimvaba ward 15 water reticulation project and opportunities that have now been made available through the EPWP,
the refurbishment operations and maintenance programme (ROMP) the CHDM is poised for significant development in the next few years
are among the district municipality’s flagship programmes. The of the EPWP’s second phase.

70 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
M E T R O & M U N I C I PA L L E V E L

Sol Plaatje Municipality


Setting the pace of change
Having long been on track with
a vision of alleviating poverty,
Sol Plaatje Municipality is a
champion of the ideals behind
the Expanded Public
Works Programme.

T OWARDS THE END of the Community-Based


Public Works Programme, when discussions
surrounding the Expanded Public Works Programme
(EPWP) were in their infancy, the Sol Plaatje Municipality was
Work opportunities created
In the year ending June 2008, the Sol Plaatje Municipality
created 2 609 jobs. By the end of June 2009, an equivalent of 10
965 working days had been generated through the programme
heavily involved in labour-intensive projects, many of which were for that year. For the current year to date, the following job
initiated in 2000. When the EPWP was introduced nationally in opportunities have been created:
2004, the concept behind the programme was heavily entrenched
in Sol Plaatje. Number of job
At the time, funding for the various projects was drawn from: Project name
opportunities
• municipal funds GURP Kekana Park in Sol Plaatje 4
• Department of Public Works
Lindani Sanitation 61
• municipal infrastructure grants (MIG)
Kimberley street lights 14
• Department of Housing and Local Government through the
Roads and storm water paving in Galeshewe 68
Galeshewe Urban Renewal Programme.
EPWP infrastructure 209
The following processes used labour-intensive methods:
EPWP cleaning and greening 177
• construction of roads using the paving block method
Sol Plaatje mayoral cleaning project 341
• construction of roads using the Mc Adam method
• construction of bicycle lanes using paving blocks Other EPWP projects in Sol Plaatje 816
• construction of storm water drains using bricks or concrete Total 1 690
• trenching for pipe-laying projects
• patching of potholes Benefits from the EPWP incentive
• cleaning of infrastructure facilities programme
• cleaning and ‘greening’ Through the incentive grant programme, an amount of R3.01
• formal training and on-site training of labour in the above- million was officially allocated to the municipality for employment-
mentioned processes. creation efforts. However, the municipality received claims worth
The responsibility for the implementation of the above-mentioned R4 784 350 in December 2009.
processes fell solely on the Sol Plaatje Municipality with no
external contractors being brought in. In this way, the municipality Looking forward, what are the municipality’s
created employment for locals and hiring the municipality’s own plans for phase 2 of the EPWP?
teams for all labour requirements. The municipality is currently preparing the budget for the 2010/11
Skills transfer and development were also included in the financial year, which will be in draft form by the end of March 2010.
programme through formal training conducted by the Department An amount of R12.34 million has been allocated for the 2010/11
of Labour as well as on-the-job training. financial year. The allocation increase will allow the municipality
The recent introduction of the EPWP incentive grant is to enhance its EPWP implementation process. Projects aligned
expected to enhance the financial capacity of the municipality with the implementation of EPWP will only be finalised when the
further, enabling it to create more labour-intensive employ- budget process is complete; however, projects to be undertaken
ment opportunities. in future will favour labour-intensive methods.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 71
K A M O S O AWA R D S

Celebrating excellence
in job creation

The national Department of Public


Works celebrated excellence in the
implementation of the EPWP at the
third annual Kamoso Awards.

T HE 2009 KAMOSO AWARDS recognised the


achievements of Expanded Public Works (EPWP)
champions at a glamorous ceremony, themed
‘Celebrating excellence in EPWP implementation’, in November
2009. It also served as an important barometer of the progress
in EPWP implementation.
The Kamoso Awards programme was launched in February
2007 to recognise municipalities, provinces, departments and
public bodies that excel in implementing the EPWP.
The objectives of the awards are to:
• mobilise government stakeholders and partners to increase
efforts around the EPWP implementation and strive towards
greater heights
• communicate and showcase progress, reach and successes
of the EPWP as a key government programme
• create a platform to enhance the visibility of the EPWP and
reinforce its objectives to a broader audience.
Emphasising the role played by EPWP as a developmental
catalyst in fighting poverty and unemployment, the keynote
speaker, Faith Mazibuko, MEC for infrastructure development in
Gauteng, said, “The accelerated EPWP targets in the electoral
mandate period of 2009 to 2014 are part of government’s
concerted responses to the current global financial downturn
and aims to provide work opportunities as a safety net to those
out of work.”
Mazibuko acknowledged the quality of the finalists last year
and was encouraged by the valuable contributions made by the
many programmes and projects across the country. “The 2009
Kamoso Awards finalists have successfully raised the bar on the
level of innovation and creativity in implementing projects that
employ large numbers of the unemployed people and provide
much-needed goods and services to local communities,”
Mazibuko said. The 2009 Kamoso Awards recognised the vital
fact that the basic aim of our government is to improve the
general socio-economic conditions of our people. As a result,
the effective implementation of the EPWP is at the centre of this
national undertaking by our government. More so, the growth
of the EPWP was highlighted as one of the most important
forms of unemployment insurance and social protection. It is

72 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
K A M O S O AWA R D S

in recognition of this that the 2009 the night, during which Limpopo scooped
Kamoso Awards was extended from most of the awards. The members
15 to 23 award sub-categories, within of the adjudication panel consist of
the three sectors: infrastructure, representatives from the Presidency,
social, and environment and culture. The growth of the Government Communications and
This expansion of the award sub-
categories affords the EPWP the
EPWP was highlighted Information Systems, SALGA, National
Treasury, DPW (EPWP), and the
unique opportunity to acknowledge as one of the most sector-lead department such as social
the many examples of best practices important forms development or environmental affairs
in second economy intervention, which
are being launched countrywide.
of unemployment and tourism.
The following criteria were taken into
The event proved that the insurance and social consideration during the adjudica-
Kamoso Awards continues to be an protection tion phase:
important annual pilgrimage of EPWP • level of labour intensity vs. actual
implementers, evidenced by the expenditure
number of EPWP implementers and managers who attended • total allocation vs. expenditure
the glitzy function in recognition of the hard work they have • duration of work opportunities (average duration as
put in the EPWP projects. A roof-raising performance by Afro- the benchmark)
Pop group Malaika set the stage alight in the Serengeti Boma • number of FTEs created per million rand of expenditure
of the Birchwood Hotel after the end of the formal activities of • exit opportunities provided (15%).

And the winners are…


Infrastructure
Best construction project eThekwini Municipality: Asbestos Cement Water Relay
Best maintenance project – municipal Western Cape: George Civil Maintenance
Best maintenance project – provincial KwaZulu-Natal: Zibambele
Best public body supporting contractor development Eastern Cape DPW and DoE with Coega
Best province KwaZulu-Natal
Best metropolitan municipality eThekwini
Best district municipality Siyanda District Municipality (Northern Cape)
Best local municipality Maluti a Phofung Local Municipality (Free State)
Best regional DPW office implementing NYS Bloemfontein regional office
Recognition of contribution by state-owned enterprise Eskom, Coega
Best innovative project Eastern Cape: Ngcingcinikhwe access road project

Social sector
Best province Mpumalanga
Best province – Early childhood development (ECD) Limpopo
Best province – Home community-based care (HCBC) Mpumalanga
Best innovative project Limpopo: Manyeleti Youth Academy

Environment and culture sector


Best province Limpopo
Best project – national Limpopo: Greening Vhembe
Best project – provincial KwaZulu-Natal: Platt estate clearing – eco coffins
Best project – metro Gauteng: City of Johannesburg
Best project – local Free State: Mangaung
Best cooperative Limpopo: Mbhombela Cultural Group
Best local municipality Free State: Mangaung
Best environment programme Working on Fire
Best innovative project Kuyasa Clean Development Project

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 73
Mmanduku Building Construction ADVERTORIAL

Bricks and blossoms


Mmanduku Building Construction offers a comprehensive range of building and
construction services, as well as flower arranging and catering.

FROM ITS INCEPTION, Mmanduku


envisioned itself as a premier provider of
quality and professional services within
the construction industry. Established in
2003, with a service history spanning over
12 years, Mmanduku Building Construction
has developed a colourful spectrum of
services that includes building, plumbing
and painting, to mention but a few. This
rich diversity of services has played a
major part in developing sustainability
and seeing the company through trying
economic climates.
The company was founded in accordance
with the South African government
policy of encouraging the involvement of
black-owned businesses in commerce and
industry. Mmanduku Building Construction
empowers historically disadvantaged
individuals through skills training in
construction and project management. the company’s catering and flower-
arranging services, backed by 15 years`
Mmanduku Building experience. The other founding members
Construction’s mission is to: of the company are also individuals with
• provide quality construction work significant experience in their own right,
• render quality services that will add having been involved in the construction
value and enable women and the youth industry for a number of years.
to participate in the main-
stream economy Service offering:
• uphold high ethical standards in dealing • plumbing
with clients • building
• fully satisfy client needs • painting
• be flexible enough to accommodate • electrical installations The following companies are
all clients • carpentry and carpet fitting among Mmanduku’s previous
• act professionally with integrity • building renovations clients:
and ubuntu. • road and culvert construction • Kubak
The company aims to be an active • concrete flooring • Department of Education
participant in Gauteng’s infrastructural • catering and floral services • Department of Public Works
development. • transport • City of Johannesburg
Mmanduku Building Construction’s • township water reticulation • Sea Kay Engineering.
staff is imbued with the passion and • paving
determination that owner Lesole Lesole
has for upholding uncompromising
• welding
• carpentry
CONTACT
standard of integrity and quality. Lesole 313 Kgodima Street
explains that Mmanduku Building The company provides Molapo
Construction’s major client draw card is the services to: 1818
quality of their completed projects: “We • government departments
attract clients by letting them see what • municipalities Tel: +27 (0)11 984 6330
Fax: +27 (0)11 984 6330
we’ve done.” • private sector
Cell: +27 (0)83 962 5815
On the softer side of the business, • commercial entities E-mail: lj.lesole@telkomsa.net
managing director, P Lesole, supervises • households

74 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Eastern Cape school


building programme

The Eastern Cape Department


of Public Works and the Coega
Development Corporation (CDC) were
jointly awarded the Best Public Body
Supporting Contractor Development
in the 2009 Kamoso Awards for their
school building programme.

T HE SCHOOL-BUILDING PROGRAMME is one


of the Eastern Cape’s contributions towards the
EPWP. The programme was initiated by the
Department of Public Works through the EPWP and funded by
the Eastern Cape Department of Education. The project was
managed by the CDC, which also received an award for its
contribution as a state-owned enterprise in implementing
the EPWP.
The programme has been able to assist in changing the
socio-economic status of the province. Over and above the
50 emerging contractors that have been developed by the
programme, so far 2 961 people have been employed. Of this
number, 626 were women, 38 were disabled and 1 232 were
youth. A total of 54 further education and training colleges
interns were placed in jobs and 1 033 people received training
on HIV/Aids and OHS. meaningful contribution to the lives of the people in the Eastern
This is the third year in a row that the EPWP school- Cape,” said Majodina.
building learnership programme has received top honours. In According to Chuma Mbande, CDC Services operations
2008, the EPWP school building learnership programme won manager, “Coega’s winning of the EPWP is a reflection of
the Kamoso Award in the economic sector for Best Contractor the strength of the team that we have in place to ensure the
Development Programme and also won the Best Government successful delivery of infrastructure projects in the Eastern
Enterprise Development Programme Award at the EPWP Big Cape. We also ensure, together with the government, that we
News Awards for 2007. are able to meet the challenges that confront us.”
The MEC for roads and public works, Pemmy Majodina, The Department of Education’s chief director for facilities
said that the award belonged to all the people in the department management, Zamayedwa Tom has also welcomed this
who have worked so hard to improve the lives of people in the achievement, expressing the hope that it would also send a
Eastern Cape. clear message to some of our communities that the work of
“As a department, we are committed to finding sustainable eradicating the mammoth school infrastructure backlog is in
ways to provide the people of the Eastern Cape with access good hands. “This clearly shows that even as we make haste
not only to jobs but improved service delivery. This award really in eradicating mud structures, best practice is still the norm as
belongs to those people who work so hard, often without any we know that our long-suffering school communities expect
recognition, to ensure that as a government we are making a nothing less,” he added.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 75
WINNING PROFILE

Asbestos Cement (AC) Pipe


Replacement Project

The eThekwini Water and


Sanitation Service came out tops
when their Asbestos Cement (AC)
Pipe Replacement Project won
the coveted Kamoso Award for
Best Construction Project in the
Infrastructure category.

E WS PROJECT EXECUTIVE Alan Kee said


recently, “We are delighted to be associated
with the aims of the Expanded Public Works
Programme (EPWP) as we use large-scale municipal
projects of this nature to build both the infrastructure and
the communities within our municipality. The AC Pipe
Project has provided approximately 12 000 jobs this year
to people living in the area.
“The community will benefit from the project as it is our
policy to source project requirements locally, wherever
possible,” explains Kee. “We are proud to have been
recognised by the Department of Public Works and for
the AC Project to be recognised as an EPWP project that
delivers excellence. The Department of Public Works
actively encourages small enterprise development in a
constructive and managed manner. We will continue to
strive to produce sustainable growth in areas affected
by the AC Project.” The eThekwini Municipality was
recognised as the Best Metropolitan Municipality for
their work in consolidating existing infrastructure and
establishing new utility infrastructure, with projects such
as the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the new airport
being mentioned.
“The AC project is an outstanding example of what we
can achieve with team work and use of local resources,”
says Kee.
So far, the project has cost R1.6 billion and is on track
for completion in June 2010. Around 1.100 km of pipe
has been laid to date, as this massive project continues
to improve the sustainability of water provision in the
eThekwini Municipality.

76 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Limpopo’s Manyeleti
Youth Academy

The Manyeleti Youth Academy


empowers around 330 young
people per year so that they can
take control of their lives, become
economically productive and serve
as positive change agents within
their communities.

T HE
ACADEMY
MANYELETI
teaches
YOUTH
life and
vocational skills to youths between
the ages of 17 and 30 who are unemployed or out
of school, of which 23% are petty offenders.
Participants reside on campus for three to
15 months. The first six weeks entails life skills
training, which includes financial management,
computer literacy, community safety and
elementary fire fighting.
During the remainder of the time the focus is
on vocational skills training. Professionally, the
youth are offered a number of SETA-accredited
courses to choose from, the vocations includes
beautician, hospitality and catering, diamond
cutting and polishing, contact centre professional,
business skills and community house building.
But it isn’t all work and no play, the academy
also offers sport, exercise and other complimentary
activities such as debating and motivational talks
to ensure that the youths leave as well-rounded,
disciplined individuals.
When participants complete the project,
they are assisted with placement as interns with
permanent employment or they are helped to start
their own businesses.
To date, the project has created 440 work
opportunities as well as 58 jobs in the academy,
of which 46% are filled by people living in the
community and 68% by former participants in the
programme. None of the participants have been
reported to be in trouble with the law.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 77
ANDY’S
&
Boiler, burner sales repairs service and
inspections, electrical fault finding, repairs
and factory maintenance, dairy/piping
installation & hot water system.

BOILER
Contact Andy Khan
Cell: 082 453 7482
Tel/Fax 021 906 6703
Rhonda Khan
Cell: 082 457 8423

BURNER SERVICE Physical address: 9 Digtebij Street, Kuilsriver 7580


E-mail: andysboiler@mweb.co.za

Abakhethwa For all your • construction needs • renovations


• extensions • roof erecting and installation • wall
and roof painting and repairs • installation of floor
DEVELOPMENTS and wall tiles • new ceilings • deco with gamazinne

Mr T.D. Vumisa
Tel: 011 733 2320
Cell: 072 650 1621
E-mail: abakhethwa@yahoo.com
Address: 8 Bosman Avenue,
Persida, Springs 1559

Abakhethwa Developments QP.indd 1 2010/03/18 10:00:47 AM


WINNING PROFILE

Limpopo School
Nutrition Programme

The Limpopo Department of


Education has contracted 16
cooperatives, employing 98 women,
to prepare and deliver nutritious
meals to targeted learners at 38
primary schools for a minimum of
156 days in a financial year.

T HE NATIONAL SCHOOL NUTRITION


PROGRAMME is a national strategic programme
and was established in 2004 under the leadership
of the Department of Health as one of the presidential RDP
programmes. The programme’s objectives are threefold: to
provide school-going learners with nutritious food on each school
going day by 10:00; to facilitate the development of food
production projects in schools; and to promote a healthy
life style. The implementation of this programme entails a number
of activities performed by voluntary food handlers, mostly parents
of learners recruited by school governing bodies, who receive an
honorarium of R500. In light of this, the Limpopo Department of
Education introduced a cooperative model as a procurement
strategy to improve the quality and quantity of food delivered to
schools, and to make a contribution towards job creation. The 6. Beneficiaries, who received accredited training on vegetable
aim is to empower the volunteers so that they are able to act as production, then work in the gardens and the produce is used
service providers in the provisioning, preparation and serving of in the meals provided to the learners.
nutritious food stuffs to schools and learners. 7. Beneficiaries also manage their business books and issue
The department contracted 16 different cooperatives, all invoices to the department. As established businesses, they
located in the Mogalakwena Local Municipality, from April 2008. have catering cooperative business stamps, which they use to
All 109 cooperative members (2% male, 98% female and 10% run business activities.
youth) received accredited training through the Department
of Labour. The chairperson of Leshike Catering
Cooperative
Beneficiaries’ daily activities R2.7 million was shared among 16 cooperatives for delivering
1. Purchase and deliver food to each school, where the food food equivalent to 9 619 learners for 187 days in 2008/9. The
is prepared. cooperative members received R392 400 paid as honorariums
2. The food is dished out in the right quantities per class in line for preparing food and serving the learners.
with the training received. The idea is to cascade the model across the province.
3. Full, nutritious meals are delivered to each classroom. The model is in line with the prescripts of EPWP, where the
4. Water with disinfectant is prepared for learners to wash hands focus is to create local jobs, capacitate the beneficiaries and
before eating. develop exit strategy so that the participants are able to tap
5. The dishes are washed and the kitchen is cleaned. Beneficiaries into other programmes developed by government and the
also do stock taking every day. private sector.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 79
Bongi-M Construction ADVERTORIAL

Going the extra mile is our standard


With service that goes beyond the ordinary, it’s not hard to see why clients
constantly come back to the Bongi-M Construction team.
AFTER having been in business for seven
years and completing many successful
construction projects, Bongi-M Construction
(BMC) is still taking bold steps, making a
lasting mark in the construction industry.
The dynamic organisation, headed by Bongi
Maseko, is forging ahead in the provision of
services related to urban infrastructure, such
as water, sanitation, roads and storm water,
as well as other related civil engineering
works. BMC goes the extra mile in ensuring
the provision of a thorough service that is
focused on the client’s specific area of need.
“As a construction company, we don’t just
build according to the brief given by the
client. We conduct research of our own and
carry out the necessary tests on existing
structures so that we can advise clients
accordingly. By following this procedure, envisions itself becoming one of the preferred • laying sewer pipes
we save clients a lot of money and trouble. service providers in the construction industry. • laying water reticulation pipes
We have had many clients coming back and • credit control.
thanking us for our services,” says Bongi. Safety
Bongi always tell her staff that: BMC adheres to the highest safety standards. Previous clients
• everything in business is negotiable, except BMC has completed numerous projects for:
for quality Employment creation • Gauteng Department of Education
• persistence and common sense are more Company policy is to employ contract staff at • Johannesburg Water
important than intelligence – without basic professional and technical levels. This policy • South African Social Security Agency
hard work even the best-laid plans mean is based on the size of each individual project. (SASSA)
nothing. Labour-intensive methods – with community- • Department of Public Works.
BMC’s mission is to enhance community agreed, task-based wage rates – are preferred
landscapes through quality infrastructure and as they tend to maximise both the number Awards and certification
exceptional service to clients in the spirit of of people employed as well as the amount • cidb Women in Construction Excellence
ubuntu, building a good name in the process. earned per day. In a typical project, unless Award
The cornerstones of BMC’s mission are: the necessary skills are not available locally, • Certificate of Management of Civil
• quality service delivery BMC will recruit personnel from the local Engineering Construction Processes
• client satisfaction community. • Attended the JBCC series of seminars
• employment creation as well as strong BMC uses locally based services such • civil engineering diploma.
employer/employee relationship as plant hire and security, according to Bongi has a vision to see all South Africans
BMC employs a team of professional, Government Gazette rates, for labour. housed, irrespective of their race and gender,
committed staff who it acknowledges through and have access to basic amenities. She is
awards given for notable achievement. In Company services motivated by the thought of being involved
the course of her professional career, Bongi • renovation of schools, clinics, offices, in the changes currently taking place in the
has also gained invaluable experience from apartments, etc. country in terms of development.
consulting engineers and construction • new building construction, including tiling,
companies with whom she has worked. ceilings, cabinets and painting CONTACT
The vision of BMC is to develop into a • plumbing
renowned black-female-owned construction • civil works – laying sewer pipes, water pipes 1219 Irving Street
company in a male-dominated industry. and gas pipes Queenswood
The company intends to become a • meter reading. Pretoria
0001
preferred employer for people with an
interest in entering the construction Past projects Tel/Fax: +27 (0)12 333 5507
industry, particularly those from previously • renovating existing buildings E-mail: bmcadmin@telkomsa.net
disadvantaged communities. Ultimately, BMC • new building construction

80 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Limpopo’s Greening
of Vhembe Project

Limpopo’s innovative Greening


of Vhembe project supports
the Greening of the Nation
initiative, the eradication of
malnutrition in the area by
enhancing the School Nutrition
Programme, encouraging
environmental and resource
conservation and creating
awareness within the schools.

T HE GREENING OF VHEMBE PROJECT was


launched on 16 October 2008 by the minister of
Public Works, Geoff Doidge, in Vhembe District
Municipality in Limpopo.
phase of project had to be completed in a limited amount of time,
the initial number of labourers required increased from 57 to 113.
Each school had 12 labourers on average and these beneficiaries,
often parents, were identified by the school principals and local
The programme has a huge training and capacity-building municipalities.
component, which intends to equip beneficiaries with skills that When the programme was handed over in February 2009, 13
will allow them to access the job market or to develop their labourers were employed as school gardeners. A large number
own businesses. of the labourers became volunteers; these are mainly parents
The project is funded by the DPW, and coordinated by the who work on a rotational basis for either the benefit of fruit and
Independent Development Trust and the South African National vegetables or a patch of irrigated school land. All the schools have
Biodiversity Institute as project implementing agents. environmental policies in place to ensure the sustainability of
It involves the greening of 10 schools and the establishment their gardens.
of a community nursery. The activities include, among others, In addition, 29 teachers have attended workshops to allow
planting of fruit trees, indigenous trees, medicinal gardens and them to use the gardens in all learning areas of the curriculum,
water-saving gardens. five students attended a level 5-accredited course on urban and
rural greening techniques, 10 beneficiaries followed an accredited
The objectives of this project are to: course in bush cutting and 10 completed an accredited first-aid
• support the Greening of the Nation initiative by expanding the course. All the beneficiaries followed the SANBI horticultural
greening of schools in Limpopo training, giving them a competitive skill in the job market.
• eradicate malnutrition within the area The nursery at the Tshiluvhi Primary School boasts a hot house
• enhance the School Nutrition Programme and shade house. It maintains plants for the project and provides
• encourage environmental and resource conservation and seedlings and cuttings. At present, it provides seedlings for the
awareness within the schools. SANBI-DEAT projects in Vhembe. The nursery was handed over
The Greening of Vhembe project provides each of the 10 identified to the Tshiluvhi Primary School, which has a steering committee
schools in the community with 30 fruit trees, 30 indigenous trees, to run the nursery and employs a horticulturist as a supervisor.
a 600 m² indigenous garden, and a 150 m² vegetable garden. A Although food gardens and orchards were primarily
community nursery was also established where local community established to support the school feeding schemes, several
members are provided short-term employment coupled with schools sell their vegetables and earn an income, e.g. Tshiluvhi
training on environmental and life-skills aspects. As the first supplies Spar.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 81
e-KwikBuild Housing Company ADVERTORIAL

e-Kwikbuild Housing Company


Your home in your hands
also supplied office buildings to Eskom Projects
in the Western and Eastern Cape. Under Classrooms: We have supplied over 300
the auspices of ICAP, we also provide classrooms in the last 24 months to the
HIV/Aids clinics and wellness centres departments of education in the Western,
to the Department of Health in the Eastern and Northern Cape, KwaZulu
Eastern Cape. We have supplied offices Natal and Mpumalanga.
and accommodation units in Angola and Offices: We have built over 1 500 m2 of
Equatorial Guinea. office buildings for Eskom in Atlantis and
Mossel Bay.
Building systems Clinics: We supplied two HIV/Aids clinics
Currently, the main building system and two wellness centres for the ICAP
supplied uses 0.58 mm Chromadek Aids Project in Bizana and Flagstaff in the
cladding, which is laminated to flame- Eastern Cape.
retarded, expanded polystyrene filler.
This gives a wall panel a thickness of 40 New developments
mm, and a roof panel a thickness of 60 Currently, e-Kwikbuild is involved with
mm. These relocatable buildings may be two contracts to supply 90 classrooms
mounted either on a galvanised metal to the Eastern Cape Emergency Schools
E-KWIKBUILD HOUSING frame or a concrete slab. projects. We have been approached by
COMPANY Housing Company The buildings are fully insulated as the the Cape Town city council to supply
was formed in December 2002 with entire wall and roof panels are made of emergency shelters for the victims of fires
the objective of supplying insulated, the same type of insulated panel. The in the informal settlements.
prefabricated buildings for a wide building kits are in a knock-down format, We are currently supplying Eskom with
variety of uses, including housing, which makes them readily transportable offices at their new site in Port Elizabeth
offices, classrooms, dormitories, clinics on conventional trucks. No additional for the new gas turbine generators. We
and ablutions. The company has a equipment, such as cranes, is required are about to start on three new clinics in
level 1 B-bbee rating, verified by a for the offloading process. This allows New Brighton, Motherwell and Zwide in
Small Enterprise Rating Agency (SERA) the structures to be erected in the more Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
verification agency as a black women- inaccessible areas. We currently train
owned company. 31% of the equity in the subcontractors to erect the buildings A vision for the future
company is currently held by local in various regions of South Africa. This e-Kwikbuild is looking to develop a new
black women. results in a skills transfer and creation of building system to assist in addressing the
The main shareholder (51%), KwikBuild employment opportunities. backlog of housing and accommodation
Corporation in the UK, was taken over by in South Africa. The system will use
Lonrho, which has a vision of supplying Advantages and applications structural insulated panels to provide the
building infrastructure throughout Africa. The KWIKBUILD CB panel building system internal core of a building, up to 3 storeys
They have provided e-Kwikbuild with provides numerous advantages over high, quickly, thus giving a weatherproof
financial support to help achieve this goal. traditional ’brick and mortar’ structures. envelope for the internal trades to work
e-Kwikbuild has its head office and a For example, these advantages are: in without being affected by bad weather.
warehouse in Bellville, Cape Town, which • quality look and feel The exterior of the building can be brick
was established Eight years ago. The • flexibility and easy extendibility clad or plastered to suit the architectural
company’s manufacturing facility is in • quick design and construction requirements of the project.
Markman Industria, Port Elizabeth. This • fully insulated walls and roof These panels can also be readily used
facility is capable of producing 220 panels • energy saving as internal wall panels or cladding on
in a single shift, which is the equivalent • easier transport of materials existing buildings. We anticipate that this
of five classrooms. We currently employ • possible relocation of structures. project will produce a prototype by the
41 permanent staff members and use ten • the system components are recyclable. latter half of 2010.
subcontractor teams to erect buildings. The building system can provide a fast

Area of operation
solution for the construction of:
• ablution facilities
CONTACT
Currently, we supply various types • classrooms
of classrooms to the Departments of • dormitories Tel: +27 (0)21 949 0270
Fax: +27 (0)21 949 0288
Education in the Western Cape, Eastern • clinics
Cell: +27 (0)82 555 3486
Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, • offices E-mail: jonbuxton@e-kwikbuild.co.za
Mpumalanga and the Free State. We have • housing

82 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Baviaanskloof project

The Baviaanskloof project, which


aims to restore the unique
Eastern Cape thicket vegetation
in the area, has drawn global
attention with its research
initiatives. It is widely regarded as
the largest scientific experiment in
the southern hemisphere.

T HE MAIN CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING is


the massive increase in carbon dioxide gas over the
past decades. Since the start of the Industrial
Revolution, humans have used enormous amounts of fossil
information and scientific back-up. Various papers have been
published and contribute to the steady increase in scientific
knowledge of the unique Eastern Cape thicket.
The project complies with the international treaties signed by
fuels. These fuels and other related products release carbon various countries in an effort to reduce global warming, including
dioxide when they burn. the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Plants have the ability to capture carbon dioxide and store (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol.
the carbon in leaf stems and roots. The plants simultaneously
release the oxygen we need to survive. Current status
The thicket vegetation found in Baviaanskloof is very The thicket project is exceeding all expectations. Currently, 303
effective at storing carbon, especially where spekboom is found. thicket wide plots have been completed across the thicket biome.
Large areas of spekboom have been destroyed by poor veld The planting method has steadily evolved into a mechanised
management, drastically reducing the sustainability of any form system through which productivity has been increased from 7 ha
of development and reducing the capacity of the land to store per contract per month to 25 ha per contract per month. A total of
large amounts of carbon. 693 has have already been planted, but this will be significantly
The Baviaanskloof project uses spekboom to restore the increased during the 2010/11 financial year.
degraded landscapes and spans over three distinct areas, The project currently provides work opportunities for 91
Baviaanskloof, the Addo Reserve and the Fish River Reserve. people from some of the most resource-poor communities
The project beneficiaries are previously disadvantaged, of the Eastern Cape. Continuous improvements are made
unemployed individuals. These beneficiaries gain skills and in terms of the management of the project and the planting
experience while they work so that they are able to participate methods employed.
meaningfully in the mainstream economy of the country.
The spekboom plants are raised in a labour-intensive The future
nursery in Kouga, near the Baviaanskloof project. The project is The new financial year will be one of the most exciting to date as
implemented by the Gamtoos Irrigation Board based in Patensie, the project intends launching large-scale planting in all areas for
which provides administration services, payment procedures and the first time since 2004. The accumulation of years of dedicated
overall management. hard work by scientists such as Mike Powell is now becoming a
reality and this will be the first year of full-scale implementation.
International impact The prospects for eco-tourism are high and, in addition, the
The project has drawn the attention of the entire globe with long-term vision is to establish a carbon trading system in which
its research initiatives and is regarded by many as the largest the carbon credits generated by the project can be sold on the
scientific experiment in the southern hemisphere. international market. South Africa is in the forefront regarding
A dedicated group of scientists, formerly known as the this research and the public design documents will be sent for
Rhodes Restoration Group, continues to supply the project with validation in 2010/11.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 83
Kunini Business Enterprises ADVERTORIAL

Customer is king
A strong customer focus and service excellence are the distinguishing qualities of
rising star Kunini Business Enterprises.
THE EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS Kunini aims to become the preferred service • theodelite
PROGRAMME (EPWP) boasts a rich provider in all areas in which it operates. The • dumpy level
tapestry of companies that have reaped company strives to provide optimum solutions • concrete mixer
significant benefits through participation and quality products. The enterprise has a • plate compactor
in the EPWP learnership programme. One strong customer focus and prioritises achieving • fully equipped workshop.
such company is Kunini Business Enterprises. and maintaining exceptional quality in their Kunini Business Enterprises’ project history
The emerging organisation, which operates products and services. At Kunini, employees illustrates its wealth of experience, especially
in Limpopo and Gauteng, took part in are valued, respected and mentored to be in the area of construction. Some of their
the Sakhasonke programme in Limpopo. responsible leaders in their respective work previous projects include:
Registered in 2001, the company is 100% areas. Kunini Business Enterprises has a social • renovation of schools
woman and 100% youth owned. The investment programme through which it • construction of various structures, including
company’s major business area is building empowers women, youth and the disabled. classroom blocks, an administration block
construction and civils. The company also Through its sizeable plant, Kunini Business and toilets at a number of schools.
concentrates on the following: Enterprises is able to meet client needs
• building construction efficiently and without unnecessary delays. CONTACT
• civil works The company’s inventory consists of: 117 Forest Hill, 900 Koeduberg Street
• electrical works • trucks Faerie Glen, Pretoria East
• plastering • bakkies Tel.: +27 (0) 12 991 7841
Fax: 086 619 1883
• plumbing • scaffolding Cell: +27 (0)82 939 9667
• carpentry. • bomag compactor E-mail: kuninij@yahoo.co.uk

Inyameko Trading 126 cc Trading as

Ithemba Construction
• Bricklaying • Painting • Roof construction and covering •
• Building alterations and general maintenance • Brick and pre-
cast concrete paving • Plastering • General cleaning services •
• Civil engineering • Mechanical engineering •

156 Cambridge Street, Goodwood 7460


Tel: (021) 592 0448 • Fax: (021) 591 0859
Cell: 082 973 9618 • ithembaconstructions@vodamail.co.za
WINNING PROFILE

KwaZulu-Natal’s
Platt Estate-Clearing
The Eco-Coffins Project is a KZN
initiative aimed at controlling invasive
alien plants, rehabilitating and healing
the environment, while creating
employment opportunities and social
benefits for poor communities.
and have a significant impact on water security, the productive
potential of agricultural land, the severity of wildfires, and many
other impacts.
The project is labour intensive during all stages, from the
clearing of the invasive alien trees to the manufacturing of the coffins,
to optimise the number of sustainable jobs that can be created.
Opportunities are provided for the long-term unemployed and 83
jobs have already been created in the clearing and manufacturing
process. All of these people were unemployed prior to the start of the
project. Emphasis is placed on providing opportunities to women,
the disabled and former inmates to ensure that the job opportunities
created are available to the marginalised.
Another social benefit of the project extends to the poorest

T
people in the local communities, who often borrow money, or use all
HE PLATT ESTATE-CLEARING PROJECT – also of their insurance payouts, to bury their loved ones in ornate coffins.
known as the Eco-Coffins Project based at the Cedara Through the eco-coffins project, dignified funerals – in keeping with
Agricultural College in Howick – falls under the KZN all major religious traditions – are possible without deepening the
Invasive Alien Species Programme (IASP), a sub-directorate of the plight of the poor. The eco-coffins are of a high standard and can
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs. It seeks to compete in a commercial arena.
create tangible environmental benefits, through facilitating the The eco-coffins are made available to the poor at cost through
control of invasive alien plants, and social benefits through the faith-based organisations in South Africa working in partnership
creation of employment opportunities in manufacturing coffins and with local authorities, traditional leaders, NGOs and ethical burial
growing indigenous plants for rehabilitation and healing. societies. As such, it seeks to give the poor the greatest possible
dignity, at the lowest possible cost, in their time of bereavement
Objectives through the provision of quality eco-coffins and pastoral support
• ensure that the targeted communities have access to affordable around the funeral. The formal engagement of the traditional
and dignified coffins authorities and faith-based organisations to facilitate distribution
• ensure that the project uses suitable cleared biomass for the and to advocate affordable funerals has been key to the success
manufacturing of the coffins of the project.
• partner with local faith-based and other groups to reach those in The programme was awarded US$ 150 000 (about R1 million)
need in the communities and through these groups to ensure the for a two-year pilot project as one of 31 winners, from over 2 600
distribution to the bereaved entries, in the World Bank’s ‘development marketplace’ finals in
• optimise the number of sustainable jobs that can be created through 2005. The programme is co-funded by the KwaZulu-Natal IASP, in
this project, and to ensure that these go to the marginalised partnership with the national Working for Water programme.
• assist in reducing cost of clearing work through the use of It is intended to become a self-funding, non-profit enterprise
the biomass. in the near future. As an EPWP, the project meets the needs of
The eco-coffins are made from wood from invasive alien plants the government and the community. Employment opportunities
cleared by the IASP. These plants – among others pines, gums and are generated, environmental benefits are gained, and a service is
wattles – are the biggest threat to South Africa’s rich biodiversity offered to the most vulnerable in society.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 85
Luqaqambo Civil Construction ADVERTORIAL

Vision and verve


Luqaqambo Civil Construction is committed to providing a high-quality, 180°
service offering to all our clients.
policy with regard to health and safety.

Our commitment
We always have and will continue to
commit ourselves to meeting and exceeding
our clients’ expectations and needs through
hard work, focus, dedication and the will to
excel. Our commitment to independence
ensures that we can act quickly to take
advantage of new opportunities in a
changing environment.
Our commitment is motivated by our
LUQAQAMBO CIVIL mandate, which is to transform our clients’
CONSTRUCTION was established proper financial control, a leading, self- projects and ensure that their desired goals
in 2006 with the aim of delivering quality sustained construction company. Ultimately, and objectives are achieved.
products to clients with construction- we aim to expand service delivery to
related needs. The company was founded include South Africa as a whole. Social responsibility
by Meliwe Mcotshana, who is also the We aim to contribute to the upliftment
director and 100% shareholder in the Our mission is to: of previously disadvantaged individuals,
company. Our focus is mainly in the areas • make a visible contribution through groups and communities. To this end, we
of civil construction, building construction competitive service to our clients have committed ourselves to:
and product supplies, among other areas. provide quality services and products • instilling a sense of pride and dignity in
We also have an after-service programme • to all our clients through innovative people in various communities through
and with this, clients are assured of the construction solutions training and skills development
company’s commitment to service in • make a visible contribution to rural and • assisting the communities and youth
all areas of the Eastern Cape. The long- economic development nationally with whom we are involved in becoming
term vision of Luqaqambo is to expand • develop human resources as an integral independent as well as exposing them
throughout South Africa. • part of our organisational development to job opportunities after they have
philosophy completed training.
Service offering: • render innovative and unique civil and
• retaining and boundary walls building construction services Key clients
• concrete sidewalks • deliver high-quality, cost-effective • local municipalities
• driveways products. • district municipalities
• paving • government departments
• kerbing Values • large construction companies
• asphalt services We aim to: • private-sector clients, such as
• water supply and reticulation • provide our clients with services of an community members.
• sewer line construction. exceptional quality and high standard
• be instrumental in skills transfer and Previous projects
Empowerment policy harnessing human resources to enable • Nxamkwana sanitation project
We are committed to the economic the creation of an environment in which
development and active involvement of employment opportunities are created. • Mdantsane: rehabilitation of sidewalks
women, the youth and the disabled in the Luqaqambo Civil Construction prioritises • Mdantsane School pedestrian facilities
construction and infrastructure industries. assisting staff in accessing training that will • Mdantsane road rehabilitation.
In this way, Luqaqambo hopes boost their skills level and help them to be
to contribute to a greater vision of self-sufficient. CONTACT
economic empowerment. This also has a positive knock-on
PO Box 18213
effect in enhancing our service quality.
Quigney
Vision We seek to maintain high standards of East London
Luqaqambo’s vision is to be one of the integrity, professionalism, transparency, 5200
best service providers in Southern Africa, accountability, effectiveness, and an Fax: +27 (0) 43 742 0146
delivering exceptional quality to our clients. efficient after-service programme. Our Cell: +27 (0) 72 154 5474/
We strive to be, through hard work and company adheres to a non-discriminatory +27 (0) 72 574 4478

86 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Limpopo’s Mavungeni
SLAG Cooperative

The Mavungeni Poultry


Project, involving poultry
farming and a vegetable
garden, is situated on land
given to the Mavungeni
Village in the Vhembe
District under the Land
Reform Programme.

T HE SETTLEMENT LAND ACQUISITION


GRANT (SLAG) project has faced many
challenges. In response, the Limpopo Department
of Agriculture (LDA), together with beneficiaries, introduced
various projects within the SLAG farm, dividing members into
groups of horticulture, livestock production and poultry farmers.
Project beneficiaries were trained in occupational health and
safety, life skills and poultry production which enables them to
run their business operations without monitoring.
The cooperative currently has assets to the value of
R3.5 million and will start buying day-old chicks and feeds from
their savings with effect from January 2010. Through its value
chain programme, the department secured a five-year strategic
partnership with Bushvalley Poultry, which guarantees a market
for all live chicken.
The project created 15 work opportunities, including
opportunities for seven youths and four women, during the
construction of the poultry houses. It is now also able to create
temporary work opportunities for local community members
during the offloading of day-old chicks and cleaning the houses.
The project has brought many positive developments within
Makhado Municipality by being able to absorb a high number approximately R210 000. The cooperative intends establishing
of seasonal labours. Most of the labourers employed come a vegetable garden on 2 ha of fenced land with adequate water
from villages around the project location and they are mostly resources, using the chicken manure from the poultry house.
household heads, dependent on agriculture only for survival. The project is based on a partnership model wherein the
To ensure environmental management, the project has an cooperative and its strategic partners formulate a board of
exchange-of-resources agreement with a local commercial directors comprising general manager, financial manager,
farmer, Kallie Rodgers, who supplies them with saw dust in production manager and factory manager. The LDA’s Agribusiness
return for poultry manure. Development oversees the contracts.
The project produces an average turnover of R30 000 per This project, being led by women, was a finalist in Limpopo
cycle, and with seven cycles per annum, the annual turnover is Female Farmer of the Year Competition for 2009.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 87
BUILDING & ROAD
CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
QUALITY Ensure that our service and
products we supply are of high standard.
The preset standards are maintained and
improved.
CREDIBILITY Ensure effective and efÀcient
service delivery.
PARTNERSHIP Develop a meaningful
relationship with our client.
FLEXIBILITY Adapt to different
approaches to better suit the clients’ needs.

PO Box 7742, Weltevreden Park, 1714


Tel: +27 13 656 2155
Fax: +27 13 656 0279 / 088 013 656 0279
Cell: 072 789 5506
Email: ntombani@telkomsa.net
tsakani@ntombani.co.za
www.ntombani.co.za

GENERAL BUILDING
• Building Maintenance
• Waterproofing & Tilling
• Painting & Paving
• Roofing & Plastering
• Tenant Installations & BICs
• Plumbing Services Vino Building Constructions & Multi Projects cc – A dynamic
merging of established talent.
CIVIL ENGINEERING We have a hands on management philosophy, a keen team
• Roads & storm water player spirit and pride ourselves on quality workmanship and
the timeous completion of projects. On all our projects we have a
• Manhole Extension highly motivated, competent and qualiÀed foreman at all times.
• Sewer & Water Pipe Laying As a result, we have extremely resourceful individuals capable
• Pipe Encasement & Reinforcement of implementing our works to the highest of standards in order to
satisfy the expectations of our clients.
• Trench Opening, Drilling & Blasting
We always seek to add value, to Ànd opportunities, and deliver
to expectation. We guarantee and promise that to us the word
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING “Service” means just that.
• Heating, Ventilation, Air-condition
and Refrigeration Services CLIENTS INCLUDE:
• Plant Maintenance Johannesburg Water, City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Fresh
Produce Market, Department of Public Works, Department of
• Pneumatics and Hydraulics Communications & Private clients.
Systems
Contact person: Mr Vincent Dube
• Mechanical Engineering Designs
Tel: 011 680 4588 • Fax: 011 680 1251 • Cell: 072 858 3671
• Cabling & Electrical Services E-mail: vinoprojects@gmail.com
Address: 11a Jackson Road, Southdale, 2190
WINNING PROFILE

Gauteng’s Vusomunye
Clothing Manufacturers Cooperative
T HE VUSOMUNYE CLOTHING
M A N U FAC T U R E R S
COOPERATIVE (VCMC) is a
manufacturer of leather products mixed with the
The Vusomunye Clothing Manufacturers
Cooperative, based in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,
focuses on the manufacture of leather products
game skin products targeted at local and
international markets. The company also
incorporating game skin.
produces customised orders of various clothing company’s environment and structure encourages productivity and
lines. Vusomunye aims to develop an export respect for customers and fellow employees. VCMC has strategic
market in various international countries for alliances with the Gauteng provincial government, NGOs and other
leather products including bags, cushions, belts, cooperatives, which provide the required exposure for its products
purses, wallets and clothing that are all made within communities. A key factor in the success of VCMC is its
from African leather. Differentiating itself through distribution: The company plans to distribute its products through
competitive pricing and high-quality products, chain stores, leather specialty stores, catalogues and a website.
VCMC is run by seven dedicated women led by Quality products from a branded supplier with a good reputation,
Busisiwe Renah Papiyana. Founded in 2008, the as well as continuous assessment and evaluation of the marketplace,
company has an asset value of R50 000 and is products, methods of production and human resources, will ensure that
fully operational on a day-to-day basis. VCMC becomes a world-class business entity, making a difference not
Vusomunye means ‘seeking to develop other only to members of the company, but also to the community through
people in communities’, particularly women; the skills development.

E S TA B L I S H E D I N 1 9 7 7

Impact Engineering was established in 1977 by Mr Douglas Nidd.

on the KZN North Coast. From humble beginnings, the company has
progressed over the years and has established itself as the leader in
the KZN Structural Steel Industry. We are also a major contributor to
this industry on a national and international level.

Impact Engineering undertakes all types of Structural Steel


Fabrication, Corrosion Protection and Site Installations. These
include Warehouses, Manufacturing Facilities, Bridges, Shopping
Centres, Casinos, Sports Stadiums, Convention Centers, Conveyors,
Ships Loaders, Storage Tanks and International Airports.

The Company owns a wide range of equipment including over


20 Mobile Cranes, 6 Truck & Trailers, Fabrication and Corrosion
Protection Equipment.

We are members of the South African Institute of Steel Construction,


International Steel Fabricators Association, Master Builders
Association and hold a CIDB level 7SL rating.

If your next project includes Structural Steel, talk to the industry


leaders for expert advice and quality service.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT


Gordon McNeil or Byron Nidd on
Telephone: 032 947 1054 or Fax: 032 947 2017
Kasi Building Construction ADVERTORIAL

Thinking globally
Kasi Building Construction believes in making the impossible, possible

EVERY SO OFTEN, one finds • office partition professionalism and precision as key
an enterprise that pushes the limits • flooring, carpeting and tiling. standards.
previously set in the industry. Kasi Building Values
Construction is one such company. The Project management • We demonstrate honesty in presentation
Mogale City-based establishment provides • tendering, pricing as well as business, and in contracting.
general construction, building renovation, health and safety, and environmental • We prove ourselves reliable in delivery
project management and civil engineering plans and policies and in meeting deadlines.
services. It is owned by partners Goodness • projection plans and performance • We exercise integrity in our conduct and
Nkomo and Esther Lebeko, with 60% of management transactions.
the equity being black women-owned. Kasi • financial management, procurement and • We practise ubuntu in our client
Building Construction reflects its 16 years budgeting relations.
of experience in the quality of its finished • business consultation. Experience has also taught us the benefits
projects. and value of networking, information
Kasi Building Construction offers labour- Civil engineering sharing, and learning from industry
intensive, subcontracting services in • water and sewer reticulation business leaders.
infrastructure development, both to the • storm water infrastructure
public and the private sectors. The use • concrete rehabilitation and surfacing Membership
of cutting-edge technology and expert We provide labour for projects in any cidb and NHBRC
technical skills plays a facilitating role in province.
enabling the company to provide its clients We believe in working smartly and
with quality services. developing strategic partnerships across CONTACT
the construction industry to harness the
13506 extension 8
Services capacity of other service providers. In this Kagiso
General construction way, we guarantee our clients specialised Mogale City
• Provision of labour for services such as: and effective service. Uncompromising 1754
– building construction and roofing with regard to quality, the company
Tel: +27 (0)11 410 6798
– plumbing installation and maintenance implements and enforces performance
Fax: +27 (0)11 410 5407
– electrical installation and maintenance. management and safety measures. At Cell: +27 (0)76 877 2993/
Kasi Building Construction we strive to +27 (0)78 249 2596
Building renovations meet global standards in each project E-mail: cchamzi@gmail.com
• painting, carpentry, paving and welding we undertake by constantly upholding

90 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Working for Coast

Using poverty relief


funding from the DEAT,
the Working for Coast
Programme provides
jobs and training for
unemployed people in
coastal communities to
create a cleaner and safer
coastal environment.

O UR COASTS must be managed in a sustainable


manner at all cost. The White Paper for Sustainable
Coastal Development in South Africa presents a national
policy for managing the country’s coastal resources.
• patrolling beach and public areas to ensure safety of the general
public and tourists
• safeguarding the integrity of facilities
• identifying sick and injured animals on the beach and reporting these
to the relevant authorities.
Key aspects of sustainable coastal Through this programme, the EPWP was able to create more than 8
development: 000 jobs over the five-year period of phase 1.
• recognising the value of our coasts, estimated to contribute 35% to
the country’s GDP Working for coast: Strandfontein to Macassar
• facilitating sustainable coastal development, which entails a people- In the Western Cape, Anix Consulting was appointed by the
centred approach rather than a resource-centred one Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism as the implementer
• promoting coordinated and integrated coastal management for the Working for Coast: Strandfontein to Macassar project,
• introducing a cooperative style of management. which was recognised at the Kamoso Awards as a finalist in the
The Working for Coast Programme entails projects and products that Best Environment Programme category of the Environment and
contribute to the goals and objectives of government’s coastal policy: Culture Sector.
• cleaning of coastal areas of all litter on a regular basis and recycling Since the launch of the project, the beaches have been
materials, where appropriate maintained in pristine conditions. As part of the City of Cape Town’s
• assisting with maintenance of public facilities (ablution blocks, Biodiversity Strategy, the project has maintained its Blue Flag status
parking areas, picnic sites, etc.) at Strandfontein and Mnandi beaches.
• rehabilitating coastal ecosystems Sixty-five unemployed people from the community were provided
• assisting with access control with job opportunities, and numerous SMMEs have been developed
• serving as information and tourist officers as part of the programme.
Work opportunities

2, 500
2, 000 2 103
1 725 1 773
1, 500
1 493
1, 000
953
500
0
2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
Financial year

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 91
WINNING PROFILE

Fighting fire with fire

Working on Fire is a
government-funded, multi-
partner organisation
focused on integrated fire
management of veld and
wild fires. As a flagship EPWP
programme, it contributes
towards employment creation.

T HE FOREST FIRE ASSOCIATION – a private-


sector, veld fire-fighting initiative – was awarded a
tender by the Department of Water Affairs and
Forestry to implement an aerial and ground resource plan for
fighting veld fires in September 2003. The result was Working
on Fire (WoF), initially funded by the national government and
the commercial forestry sector. Embedded in the EPWP, the
project combines sound land management principles and best-
practice veld fire-fighting expertise with the need to create jobs
and develop skills.
Given the impact of annual fires across the country and in
the urban areas, there was a need for an agency that could train
a hand-crew fire-fighting resource where teams were based
locally, but could be deployed nationally. The overall strategy is
to apply the principles of integrated fire management to reduce
the frequency and impact of uncontrolled veld fires.
The project is not only a response to a national development
need, but also involves skills acquisition and is a job creation
initiative working towards poverty alleviation. In South Africa,
numerous job-creation programmes for the alleviation of poverty
have had various rates of success. WoF is regarded as a best-
practice model and one of the most effective poverty-relief and
skills-development programmes launched since 1994, creating
more than 15 000 work opportunities.
To date, the project has established 65 veld fire-fighting bases
with a range of local partners across the country. Approximately earn R121.55 and Type 1 crew leaders R149.00 per day. On
1 800 previously unemployed men and women are currently average, 48% of beneficiaries exit the programme in search of
trained, equipped and employed as 25-person units at the 65 better employment.
bases, which are mainly located in rural areas. Of these, 93% “We are delighted that this important award has recognised
are between 18 and 36 years old, 27% are women, and 88% the work the programme has done in job creation, skills
are previously disadvantaged individuals. They are employed transfer and our work in integrated fire management,” said Fred
on a one-year contract, which is renewed annually based Mokgope, WoF programme manager. “The wildland fire fighters
on performance. The programme lasts three years. Fire fighters who implement the programme will see this as a great incentive
earn a basic wage of R55.25 per day. Type-2 crew leaders to work even harder to achieve the goals of the programme.”

92 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
WINNING PROFILE

Working for Water Programme

The Working for Water Programme


was launched in 1995 to rid our
country of invasive alien plants.
Administered by the DWA, the
programme works in partnership with,
among others, local communities and
numerous government departments.

A DIRECT THREAT to South Africa’s biological


diversity, water security, the ecological functioning
of natural systems and the productive use of land is
caused by invasive alien plants. Of the estimated 9 000 plants
environment for skills training, the programme also invests in the
development of communities across the country. The programme
was able to create more than 180 000 work opportunities during
phase 1 of the Expanded Public Works Programme.
introduced into our country, 198 are currently classified as being In the 2007/08 financial year alone, the programme
invasive. These plants cover an estimated 10% of the country’s supported 1 663 emerging contractors. The programme is mainly
surface and the problem is growing at an exponential rate. implemented by regional directorates within DWA, but where the
Against this background, the Working for Water Programme capacity for implementation proves to be inadequate, the services
was launched in 1995 to rid our country of invasive alien plants. of implementing agents are used, of which the three largest are
The programme is administered by the DWA and works in the Independent Development Trust, which operates in most
partnership with local communities – to whom it provides jobs – regions, as well as on Department of Defence land (empowering
and also with government departments including the Department military veterans in this way); the South African National Parks
of Environmental Affairs and Tourism; the Department of Board in their respective parks; and the Western Cape Nature
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; the Department of Conservation Board in the Cape floral reserves.
Trade and Industry; provincial departments of agriculture, The programme further operates within quaternary
conservation and environment; research foundations and catchments. In principle, each quaternary catchment constitutes
private companies. one project area. In total, there are 315 projects in the country
The Working for Water Programme currently runs more than and each project has an assigned project manager tasked with
300 projects in all South African provinces. Scientists and field managing five to 15 teams, which are business entities in their
workers use a range of methods to control invasive alien plants. own right. A project advisory committee is established and is
The programme is globally recognised as one of the most responsible for identifying potential contractors for the project.
outstanding environmental conservation initiatives and it enjoys Workers are identified from communities within the catchment
sustained political support for its job creation efforts and the fight area and the recruitment and selection processes are then
against poverty. Since its inception, the programme has cleared concluded by Working for Water.
more than 1 million hectares of invasive alien plants, providing Each emerging contractor is responsible for a team, which
jobs and training to approximately 20 000 people per annum typically consists of chainsaw operators, herbicide applicators,
from among the most marginalised sectors of society. Of these, general workers, persons qualified in first aid, HIV/Aids peer
52% represent women. educators and a health and safety officer. The contractors are
Working for Water considers the development of people as awarded tenders that range in value from R30 000 to R150 000.
an essential element of environmental conservation. Short-term Ideally, each tender or block of work lasts for 20 days.
contracts are entered into with workers when clearing activities The DWA has developed a contractor development
are undertaken, with the emphasis on recruiting women (60%), programme, which comprises three phases, of which each phase
youth (20%) and the disabled (5%). By creating an enabling consists of 10 days of training.

E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N 93
Sizisa Ukhanyo Trading 3 ADVERTORIAL

Building with a difference


Whether it is construction, engineering, civil, water-
supply or geotechnical services, Sizisa Ukhanyo
Trading 3 provides quality services that their
clients can trust.
WITH a presence spanning across a buildings, as well as industrial structures,
range of fields in the built environment extending to bridge and reservoir
sector, Sizisa Ukhanyo Trading 3 is a construction.
service provider with a distinctly eclectic
quality. Formally established in 2003 but Quality assurance
in operation since 1992, Sizisa is based in A strict quality assurance policy ensures
Mthatha, Eastern Cape, and has built a that the company consistently maintains
portfolio of successfully comple- high standards and guarantees clients
ted projects. exceptional product and service delivery.
Grounded by values such as integrity, For each contract it undertakes, Sizisa
teamwork, honesty, efficiency and Ukhanyo commits to meeting each
determination, this cidb graded-6 GB (PE) individual client’s specific requirements.
organisation possesses both the ethical and Guidelines for conventional industry benefit of local communities, realising its
operational capacity to deliver services of standards are followed through the training mission of uplifting people and assisting in
exceptional quality to its clients. of site-supervision personnel in quality professional development. The company
control procedures (QCP). is in no way willing to compromise its
Services Over and above modern facilities and service standards to clients. Consequently,
Sizisa Ukhanyo’s core business activities are: equipment, Sizisa Ukhanyo carries out it provides sub-contractors with quality,
• building and engineering services ongoing research and development safety and management training. On-the-
• civil and infrastructure projects initiatives, in this way attempting to fulfil its job training and mentoring further enable
• water supply commitment to customer satisfaction. the transfer of skills to sub-contractors
• structural and geotechnical services. and employees alike; Sizisa has a vision of
The company’s building and engineering Environmental consciousness assisting all of these individuals to reach
services are streamlined to ensure low Environmental consciousness is highly their full potential.
operation and maintenance costs for prized by management and staff through
clients. The company also provides a collective commitment to environmental Past projects
a comprehensive product offering. preservation as well as the use of The company has undertaken massive
Throughout its service delivery and biodegradable and environmentally friendly projects with the Department of Public
production processes, careful attention is products. It is Sizisa Ukhanyo’s common Works for the departments of education,
paid to the environment as Sizisa Ukhanyo practice to conduct site walkabouts health and justice over a period of 17 years.
Trading 3 truly believes that a well- regularly for assessing and monitoring the These projects have contributed towards
preserved atmosphere and natural habitat impact of operations on the environment. the development of a variety of bodies,
contribute towards happier and including clinics and hospitals.
healthier communities. Safety
Civil and infrastructure projects The company views the health and safety Leadership
undertaken include water and sewerage of its staff as key to productivity and Sizisa Ukhanyo Trading 3 is led by Nzuzo
reticulation as well as the construction adheres rigorously to occupational health Mase, who is the company’s managing
of roads and storm drainage systems. and safety standards. member, and Mncedisi Mase, who is the
Sizisa Ukhanyo is also proficient in project organisation’s general manager. T Pakati is
management, master planning, tendering, Employment creation, the engineering manager.
and contract administration. mentorship and skills
development
CONTACT
Water is a commodity that is important to
this eco-friendly business: Among others, With regard to the organisation’s
it offers water supply, sanitation and pipe- contribution to employment creation, PO Box 527
construction services. the continued participation in community Mthatha, 5099
The company strives to be innovative in development projects ensures that local
Tel/Fax: +27 (0)47 537 0144
its structural and geotechnical projects. sub-contractors are repeatedly given
Cell: +27 (0)76 375 5804
Sizisa Ukhanyo’s expertise includes the preference. In this way, the company E-mail: nzuzoprojects@gmail.com
construction of high-, medium- and low-rise contributes towards the growth and

94 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
MINING
TION
LICA
PUB
MER
STO
A CU Build your brand through a

IS
high quality corporate magazine

THIS distributed to your target market.


Align your suppliers with your
company vision.
WATER
Akanya Media can compile this
powerful tool, and enable your
company to convey its message and
establish itself in the market place.

MENTT

ENVIRONMENT

Contact Rachel Gitari: +27 (0)11 258 6200 or rachel@3smedia.co.za


RESOURCES

Useful resources to consult when implementing EPWP programmes and projects.


Contacts
Useful documents
Department of Public Works EPWP Unit
• Guidelines for the Implementation of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure
Tel: +27 (0)12 337 3115 / +27 (0)12 337 2507
Projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
Website:www.epwp.gov.za
Download from EPWP website www.epwp.gov.za.
Expanded Public Works Support Programme
• Best Practice Guidelines for Labour-Based Construction Industry
Tel: +27 (0)11 447 6388
Productivities: Methods and Technologies for Employment Intensive
E-mail: Afsaneh@shisaka.co.za
Website: www.epwsp.co.za Development Board Construction Works. Download from CIDB
website www.cidb.org.za.
Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)
Tel: 086 681 9995 / +27 (0)12 482 7200
• Code of Good Practice for Employment and Conditions of Work for
E-mail: cidb@cidb.org.za Special Public Works Programmes. Download from EPWP website
Website: www.cidb.org.za www.epwp.gov.za.
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) • Ministerial Determination, Special Public Works Programmes, issued
Tel: 086 010 3188 / +27 (0)12 431-5000 in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 by the
E-mail: saqainfo@saqa.org.za Minister of Labour in Government Notice No. R63 of 25 January
Website: www.saqa.org.za 2002. Download from EPWP website www.epwp.gov.za.
Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) • Government Gazette (DORA 2004 with MIG and PIG Conditions).
Tel: +27 (0)11 265 5900 Download from EPWP website www.epwp.gov.za.
Website: www.ceta.org.za • Documents relating to the Labour Intensive Contractor Learnership
Local Government SETA (LGSETA) Programme. Download from EPWP website www.epwp.gov.za.
Website: www.lgwseta.co.za • Implementation Protocol: Provinces (Gauteng implementation
Government departments protocol as an example of the implementation protocol signed with
Provinces). Download from EPWSP website www.epwsp.co.za.
www.thepresidency.gov.za • Implementation Protocol: Municipalities. Download from EPWSP
website www.epwsp.co.za.
www.epwp.gov.za • Presentations on EPWP Phase 2. Download from EPWSP website
www.epwsp.co.za.
www.publicworks.gov.za Department:
• Fiscal Incentive Manual: guidelines and procedures for
Public Wor
W ks
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
accessing the incentive grant. Download from EPWSP website
www.epwsp.co.za.
www.dsd.gov.za

Information resources
www.environment.gov.za
• Frequently Asked EPWP Questions. Visit www.epwp.gov.za.
• EPWP Five Year Report. Visit www.epwp.gov.za.
www.dplg.gov.za • Details regarding the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).
Visit www.dplg.gov.za/html/progs/mig.htm.
www.thedti.gov.za • Details of the skills programme on NQF 7, 5, 4 and 2.
Visit www.saqa.org.za.

Index to advertisers
A.N Vehicle Hire & Civils 6 CV Shopfitters TA Projects 78 Mmanduku Building Constraction 74
AA Molaudzi Electrical 23 Eagle Plumbers and Contractors 42 Mologadi A Nape 16
Abakhethwa Developments 78 E-Kwikbuild Housing Company 82 Morongwa Business Enterprise 48
Abicia Construction and Civils 34 Equizine Civils 54 Myezane Construction & Services 68
Active Power Projects 8&9 EW Tools and Industrial Supplies 32 National Asphalt 67
Aeroduct Moya 36 Godzilla Electrical 34 Nolitha IBC
Afrisam OBC Gordon Verhoef & Krause Limited 40 Ntombani Trading Project 88
AKB Construction & Projects 56 Impact Engineering 89 P&B Master Builders 56
AMM Trading Enterprise 52 Inyameko Trading Enterprise 84 Rammy Building Construction & Civil 65
Andy's Boiler & Burner Service 78 Kasi Building Construction 90 Refemo Maintenance Services 50
Axitech 44 Khethwayo Construction 46 Shatadi Developers 63
Barleda 232 IFC Kunini Business Enterprise 84 Siyazama Housing 58
Bila Civil Contractors 30 Lindiwe Hlekani Construction 60 Sizisa Ukhanyo Trading 3 94
Bongi M Construction 80 Lutsango Security Services Thesa Civils 4
Chryselda Building Construction 34 Liquid Image 38 Tumber Fourie Consulting Engineers 52
CK Industries 29 Luqaqambo Civils 86 Vino Building Constructions & Multi Projects 88
Conpack 40 Madaleni GL Trading & Projects 24 Zamang Women Trading & Projects 56

96 E P W P C O N T R I B U T I N G TO A WO R K I N G N AT I O N
P.O. BOX 39181
QUEENSBURGH, 4070

CELL: 0791435559
0798838927
FAX: 031 4645128
TEL: 031 4645129 Committed to Excellence
“Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is commiĴed to complete client satisfaction from concept through to
commissioning by providing quality performance and service.”

• CONSTRUCTION & REHABILITATION OF GRAVEL ROADS


“WOMEN MAKING THE EARTH

• CONSTRUCTION & RESURFACING OF TAR ROADS

Directors from leĞ to right: Faizal Pillay, Amina Pillay, Stephen Faisal Pillay, Fierdouz Essa, Waseem Pillay,

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is a 100 percent black empowered


company and has established its reputation through Recent Contracts Completed Contract Value
working relationships built on trust and service Drakenstein Prison +-R24 million
excellence - the ability to deliver and com-mitment to
cost-effectiveness. Oudtshoorn Prison +-R12 million

Nolitha (Pty) Ltd is committed to complete client satisfaction from concept George Prison +-R6 million
through to commissioning by providing quality performance and service. The
Thohoyandou Prison +-R16 million
• CONSTRUCTION OF PARKING LOTS
MOVE”

company generates excellence by complying with the highest standards and


completing all contracts on time. Africa House:Parliament +-R30 million

Goals & Objectives Saldanha Bay Harbour +-R16 million


• To provide quality and dependable services to all clients and customers
• To contribute towards the social upliftment of previously disadvantaged St.Helena Bay Harbour +-R16 million
communities and individuals Lamberts Bay Harbour +-R8 million
• To contribute towards Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
Roeland Street:Cape Town +-R10 million
Unique Features Langebaan Air Force Base +-R4 million
• 100 percent black-owned and controlled
• Well-connected network Nyanga Home Affairs +-R6 million
• Highly experienced black directors and qualified staff in the electrical,
mechanical and management industry
• Registered with CIDB (Construction Industry Development
Board) CIDB No. 107290 Contact Information
CEO & Managing Director: Stephen Faisal Pillay
Products and Services Financial Director : Faizal Pillay
• Industrial electrical installations
• Commercial electrical installations Administration Director: Amina Pillay
• Mechanical installations Maintenance services Human Resource Manager: Fierdouz Essa
• HVAC and controls
• PLANT HIRE

• Hot water systems Projects Manager: Keith Gribble


• Refrigeration Technical & Site Manager: Waseem Pillay
• Access control
• CCTV Electrical Manager: George
• Civil Procurement Manager: Rayyaan Essa
Physical address: Nolitha House,137 Vasco Boulevard
Principle Suppliers
Crew Electrical, Wilson & Herd, Vulcan Caars, Incledon Cape, Dulux, Multi x,
Goodwood 7460
A.C&R Components, Penny Pinchers, Voltex group. Postal address: PO Box 12839, N1 City 7463
Telephone:(+27 21) 591 8183
Business & Finance Fax:(+27 21) 591 8190
Financial Capacity: R100 million
Bank: Absa (Corporate) Email address: fierdouze@nolitha.co.za
Accountants/Auditors: msi Nolands
Website: www.nolitha.co.za
Attorneys: Heyns & Partners
I AM AFRISAM
Building our future

“The AfriSam sustainability credo builds on the present


to create the future. Education is key, forming long-term
partnerships, not sporadic sponsorships. Through our
involvement with the Whole School Development Programme
(WSDP), we conduct needs analyses and, together with
community leaders, draw up strategic plans to address
shortcomings and requirements. Vital elements include
good governance, safety and security, quality standards,
teacher development, academic support and performance.
Schools become a centre for education and skills training,
with workshops and team-building developing individuals
and the community as a whole.”

Tsholo Diale -
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager

2010

EPWP 2010 PRESIDENTIAL REPORT


P R E S ID E N T IA L R E P O RT

ARM 29069
Contributing to a working nation

SPONSORED BY

Active Power

www.afrisam.com 0860 141 141 9l`c[n`k_:fe]`[\eZ\