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Restoring Dignity through Work Opportunities

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The Community Work Programme(CWP)is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). It is an element of Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) designed to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It provides an employment safety net (not an employment solution) and basic minimum income for people living in […]

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A Proud Moment as CWP Participants Graduate

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister, Andries Nel addressed the Community Work Programme (CWP) graduation ceremony held in Mahikeng on 08 June 2018. Among the 146 graduates who were officially handed their certificates,  fifty-five of them were young CWP participants who had successfully completed their environmental training pitched at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 2. The […]

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Statement by Minister Zweli Mkhize on the Conclusion of his Visit to King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

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Today, 2 May 2018, I have concluded a visit to King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality in the OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape which was undertaken as part of the Back to Basics programme of supporting municipalities in distress in order to effect turnarounds. The visit forms part of undertaking oversight and support visits to provinces to […]

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Minister Andries Nel’s Address at the Graduation Ceremony of CWP Participants from NWU

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Address by Mr Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs at a graduation ceremony for participants in the Community Work Programme at the University of North West in Tlokwe on 5 April 2018     Programme Director, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Executive Dean Prof Awi Kotze, Executive Mayors, Councillor Khotso Khumalo […]

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Deputy Minister Nel To Officiate at the Graduation Ceremony of the CWP Participants

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) will be attending the graduation ceremony of 16 Community Work Programme  (CWP). In response to the persistent and structural nature of unemployment, government established public employment programmes (PEPs) like the Community Work Programme (CWP). Government places high priority to PEPs and this is shown in […]

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Social Cohesion is Central to the National Development Plan – Deputy Minister Andries Nel

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The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Andries Nel delivered a keynote address at the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop in Saint George’s Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria on Thursday, 12 October. The two-day workshop, which started this morning, is hosted by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The objectives […]

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel’s Remarks at the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Forum

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ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, MR ANDRIES NEL, at the PLANNING MONITORING AND EVALUATION FORUM, 12 October 2017, St George’s Hotel, Tshwane   Programme Director, Director-General, DPME, Ms Mpumi Mpofu, Secretary of Planning, Mr Tshediso Matona, Government officials, Ladies and Gentlemen,   “Innovative Governance, Open Cities”   Sanibonani, Dumelang, […]

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CWP Aiming to Expand to More Municipalities

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The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a community driven government programme based in the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG). Just above 1 million annually cumulative work opportunities have been provided to date. The CWP has over the years been able to establish 10 key strategic partnerships in order to enhance the quality of work outputs […]