The Community Work Programme (CWP) is an initiative designed to create an employment safety net, by providing participants with a predictable number of days of work per month, thus supplementing their existing livelihood strategies and affording them a basic level of income security through work (labour). The programme is targeted for unemployed and/or underemployed people above 18 years of age, including those whose livelihood activities are insufficient to lift them out of poverty. It is implemented at the local level at a ‘site’ (which generally comprises a ‘community’) and is designed to employ a minimum of 1,000 people per site for two days a week, or eight days a month and a maximum of 100 days a year.
CWP Emalahleni site was establish in 2012 and the programme is implemented in Twenty four wards ( Hlalanikahle, KwaThomas Mahlangu Ville, Lynnville, Eric Liberty, Thushanang, Old coronation and Klarinet, Pine ridge, Sinqobile, Empumelelweni, Kwaguqa Extensions, Phola, Duvha park, Rietspruit and Masakhane Village) (1,2,3,4,5;6,
7;8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,23,28,29.32). A total of 1244 participants were active for the month of February 2020 and their total number of workdays is 10 076 since they are working 8 days a month.

2019 - 20 Site Budget

Budget Item
R106 394.50
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
R999 681.00
Tools and Materials
R839 732.00
R679 783.00
Technical Support
R199 936.00
R415 174.00
R3 988 337.00
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