Job creators honoured

By Drum Digital
01 December 2015

By Nomzamo Ngcobo

Public bodies including government and state owned entities have been honoured for their excellence in creating employment opportunities during the 2014/15 financial year, at the 2015 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Kamoso awards.

The awards ceremony was recently held at the Voortrekker Monument in Tshwane. The MEC for Infrastructure Development in Gauteng, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, delivered the keynote speech on behalf of Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi. She congratulated all the winners and encouraged other EPWP implementers to imitate them, in the quest to create over 6 million work opportunities by 2019.

She said, “As we strive for excellence, as individuals and organisations, we contribute to the broader socio-economic development of society and we improve the conditions of the people as a whole.”

The 2015 EPWP Kamoso Awards Winners were:

  • Best Construction Project in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – Thaba Nchu Route Project in the Free State Province
  • Best Maintenance Programme in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – Soweto Infrastructure Upgrade Project in Gauteng Province
  • Best Province under the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – KwaZulu-Natal Province
  • Best Municipality in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal Province
  • Best Public Body Supporting Contractor Development in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – Sakh’abakhi Contractor Development Programme in Mpumalanga Province
  • Best Public Body Implementing the National Youth Service Programme in the EPWP Infrastructure Sector – Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport in Mpumalanga Province
  • Contribution of the State Owned Enterprises in the creation of work opportunities – Eskom
  • Best Province in the EPWP Social Sector – Gauteng Province
  • Best EPWP Social Sector Programme – Home Based Care Programme
  • Best EPWP Social Sector Project – North West Food Security and Empowerment Project in the North West Province
  • Best EPWP Social Sector Municipality – City of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province
  • Best Sector Implementing Department in the EPWP Social Sector – Department of Education in Gauteng Province
  • Best Province in the EPWP Environment and Culture Sector – Gauteng Province
  • Best Local Municipal Project within the EPWP Environment and Culture Sector – Msunduzi Ward Based Integrated Maintenance Programme in KwaZulu Natal Province
  • Best District/Metropolitan Municipal Project in the EPWP Environment and Culture Sector – City of Tshwane Youth and Greening Project
  • Best National Sub-Programme in the EPWP Environment and Culture Sector – Working for Water
  • Best EPWP Environment and Culture Project - Creative Industries, My Village – My Art in Mpumalanga
  • Best Province: Non-Profit Organization Programme in the EPWP Non-State Sector – North West Province
  • Best Non-Profit Organization Programme in the EPWP Non-State Sector - Itekeng Clean and Green Centre in the Free State
  • Best Community Work Programme in the EPWP Non-State Sector - Siyakholwa Development Foundation in the Eastern Cape
  • Best Innovative Project in all EPWP Sectors - Zivuseni Reloaded Poverty Alleviation Programme in  Gauteng Province

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