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CWP Improves Lives

The Community Work Programme (CWP) is an innovative offering from government to provide a job safety net for unemployed people of working age. It provides a bridging opportunity for unemployed youth and others who are actively looking for employment opportunities.


The programme provides them with extra cash to support them in their search for full-time or part-time employment. Programme participants do community work thereby contributing to improvements that benefit all community members.


Purpose of the CWP

  • To provide an employment safety net. The CWP recognises that sustainable employment solutions will take time, particularly in reaching marginal economic areas.
  • To contribute to the development of public assets and services in poor communities.
  • To strengthen community development approaches.
  • To improve the quality of life for people in marginalised economic areas by providing work experience, enhancing dignity and promoting social and economic inclusion.


Important contacts:

Dr Simphiwe Mngadi

CWP Head (Acting)

Tel: 012 334 0777