Public Employment Programmes: Are They Working? 5 December 2016

The two guest speakers were Ms Hameda Deedat – Acting Executive Director, NALEDI; and Mr Rudi Dicks – Outcomes Facilitator, Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation. The dialogue focused on government employment programmes, more specifically the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and the Community Works Programme (CWP), and whether or not they are effective as an employment scheme. While government argues that EPWP and CWP have been meaningful in providing work opportunities, labour unions differ, stating that these programmes are not as successful as government would suggest. Although Hameda and Rudi had differing views on the success of EPWP and CWP, they did agree that they are a means of creating non-permanent informal workplace experience.


Participants seen engaging during the Seminar in the CPLO boardroom


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