Monthly Archives: October 2017

Sanya Serenity Coast Successfully Promotes Sanya City at the University of Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —  On October 27th, The 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yachting Race Sanya Committee representatives went to The University of Cape Town (UCT) and promoted Sanya City. Teachers and students at the International Academic Programmes of UCT came and listened to the promotion campaign. This included the […]

North West Tourism on training for tourist guides

In its endeavour to create a conducive environment for youth entrepreneurship and create methods which will enhance the fight against unemployment within the tourism sector in villages, townships and small dorpies, the National Department of Tourism an...

Wage increase for EPWP workers

The minimum wage for all Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) participants, with effect from 1f November, will increase from R83.59 to R88.00 per day or per task.

This was announced by Department of Public Works' Deputy Director General for the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), Stanley Henderson.

The wage increase is in line with the current inflation rate.

As EPWP continues to play a significant role in uplifting the lives of EPWP participants and communities through the creation of work opportunities and providing much needed services under the EPWP sectors such as infrastructure, non-State, environment & culture sector, as well as the social sectors, its impact is noticeable through the assets created and skills provided to our communities and participants.

The wage increase will significantly boost the socio-economic conditions of the EPWP participants, and I urge all the implementing bodies of the EPWP to timeously adhere to the implementation of an approved prescribed minimum wage increase as of 1 November 2017, said Henderson.

The implementation of the adjusted minimum wage is applicable to all the participants of the EPWP across all sectors. However, many public bodies implementing the EPWP projects pay wages that are much higher than the prescribed minimum wage, which is a significant move towards achieving better socio-economic status of the participants and communities.

The EPWP is a government initiative aimed at reducing poverty and unemployment through the provision of training and short-term to medium-term labour intensive work opportunities to the poor and unemployed South Africans.

The EPWP participants work in different projects like Early Childhood Development Centres, Home Community Based Care, Extra School Support Programmes, Working on fire, Working for Water, Roads Maintenance Projects, etc.

Through various skills and training that the participants receive from the EPWP, the participants stand a better chance to enter a formal job market or become entrepreneurs.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Minister Faith Muthambi presents quaterly reports in Parliament, 1 Nov

Minister for Public Service and Administration Honourable Faith Muthambi is leading the team within her portfolio as the Executive Authority, as they present the second quarter reports for the 2017/18 financial year to Parliament's Portfolio Committee ...

Un champion olympique de Londres devient un fan la ville de Sanya

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 30 octobre 2017 /PRNewswire/– Le 25 octobre, l’athlète sud-africain Cameron van der Burgh qui a remporté la médaille d’or du 100 mètres brasse masculin et établi ainsi un nouveau record du monde lors des Jeux olympiques de 2012 est apparu au Victoria & Albert Waterfront du Cap. Cameron s’est rendu sur la […]