Dear SAICE Member,
A delegation of the Department of Public Works’ Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) and the CBE, met with an ECSA delegation on 9 June 2014, to explain the EPWP as a Government Employment Creation Programme that seeks to utilize Labour Intensive Methods in Infrastructure Delivery. Significance of the EPWP in addressing unemployment challenges was outlined, together with the achievements that have led to Phase 3 of the programme with an increased target of 6 million work opportunities, thus demanding capacity building of the various role players.
Kindly see the email below from the Chief Director, EPWP Infrastructure, hereunder, requesting SAICE’s comments on the attached Draft 3rd Edition EPWP Infrastructure Guidelines.
SAICE members wishing to submit comments in connection with the Draft 3rd Edition EPWP Infrastructure Guidelines are requested to do so via the SAICE Blog on this link before end of business on 14 July 2014, which will allow SAICE three days to collate these responses and submit to Department of Public Works before their EXTENDED deadline of 17 July 2014. Click here to view full guidelines
Comments received after this date will not be included in the SAICE collated response.
Chief Operating Officer
South African Institution of Civil Engineering
Cell: +27 (0) 83 441 4982
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Warm Greetings from the EPWP,
The EPWP is in the process of revising the EPWP Infrastructure Sector Guidelines in line with EPWP Phase 3 and current developments. Based on their important role in EPWP implementation, we are consulting Consultants on an individual capacity, and were wondering whether the voluntary associations eg. SAICE, SAACE would be interested in commenting on the Guidelines. I do understand that there is as yet no formal linkage, which we intend to pursue soon, but we are giving it a shot for which I can be guided further.
However, in the event, you find it feasible, I am forwarding to you a copy of the appended Draft 3rd Edition EPWP Infrastructure Guidelines for comments by the relevant voluntary associations. The inputs and comments can be provided in tracked form or other format that suits the purpose.
Comments and input can be submitted to Gamelihle Sibanda; Gamelihle.Sibanda@dpw.gov.za and copy to Albert Uriyo; Albert.Uriyo@dpw.gov.za before 10 July 2014 for consolidation, review, finalization and printing.
We look forward to your continued co-operation in up-scaling job creation.
Albert Uriyo // Training Advisor – ILO/ National Expanded Public Works Programme // Centre Walk Building // 266 Pretorius Street// 6th Floor, Room 611 // Pretoria// 0002// SOUTH AFRICA
T. +27 87 357 2310 // C. +27 83 627 2296 // Email. email@example.com; Albert.Uriyo@dpw.gov.za