In all cases, due to the very low silt permeability, the stone columns did not increase overall drainage or decrease the EPWP build-up rate during the shaking phase in any appreciable way.
The EPWP traces measured in the top half of both models at corresponding locations, showed fairly close similarity (with Model 2 EPWP build-up being somewhat slower).
The Provincial Department of Public Works and Roads accounts for the most reduction because most EPWP
contracts have expired , Sebego shared.
The EPWP wage increase is determined by Ministerial Determination and adjusted annually and accordingly and in line with the current inflation rate.
When she made an announcement today, Acting EPWP Deputy Director -General (DDG) Ms Kelebogile Sethibelo urged all the implementers of the EPWP to timeously adjust the EPWP participants wage accordingly and comply with the requirements, the bread and butter issues remain to be the major social challenge, therefore the EPWP mandate to alleviate poverty and unemployment remains steady in addressing the challenges of unemployment, inequality and unemployment within communities .
The IMC meeting on Friday, 2 October 2015 will receive a progress report on the EPWP
s Phase 3, discuss the road maintenance programme and assess potential areas of expansion for the EPWP
Since its inception in 2004, the EPWP has alleviated the social and economic living conditions of struggling families by creating over five million work opportunities for poor and unemployed South Africans.
During the implementation of the EPWP Phase 2, (2009/10 to 2013/14) the EPWP created 4 069 640 work opportunities.
The EPWP Social Sector accomplished more than 800 000 jobs by December 2013 as compared to the set target of 750 000, through programmes like early childhood development, home community based care, the School Nutrition Programme, community crime prevention, School Mass Participation and Kha Ri Gude (a mass literacy program).
As a set goal towards the general EPWP Phase 3 target of six million work opportunities, the sector is obliged to generate 1 038 929 jobs.
According to the Acting Head of Department for Public Works, Roads and Transport, Samuel Thobagale, the department made a proposal to Nehawu representatives that the concerned employees be absorbed back into the EPWP
contract and receive a stipend of R2 500 monthly.
According to the 4th Quarter Report on EPWP
Phase 2 for the past financial year tabled by the Executive Council Cluster on Economic and Infrastructure Development over R6,2 billion was spend across departments on 1 554 projects that were implemented.