Expanded Public Works Programme
Employing innovative monitoring strategies Daveng have exceeded the minimum target values set by our clients for Contract Participation Goals (CPG) on at least 95% of the projects under our contract supervision.
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EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME
As an endeavour to reduce unemployment, national government made a ministerial determination in 2012 whereby the EPWP was established. Government-funded infrastructure projects is one of the four sectors whereby the EPWP is used to create work opportunities.
Through our innovative monitoring strategies we have exceeded the minimum target values set by our clients for Contract Participation Goals (CPG) on at least 95% of the projects under our contract supervision. Daveng managed to generate more than 980,000 person-days from 124 EPWP projects.
In 2015 we facilitated an on-screen presentation to all contractors that were on the Routine Road Maintenance program of the Western Cape Government and under our contract supervision. In this presentation we unpacked the importance of achieving the said goals, which changed the contractors’ views of the importance and degree of urgency to achieve these goals considerably. CPG achievements on projects improved enormously. The representatives of the client that were present in these presentations welcomed and praised the initiative of Daveng.
In addition to this, Daveng has completed several Empowerment Impact Assessments (EmpIA) recommending innovative diverse employment options to our clients in sourcing workers from communities surrounding the proposed major construction sites. Historically these types of construction works would employ minimal workers from neighboring communities, explaining that the scope of the works allows mainly for skilled workers. Contractors will then bring their own permanent employees to work on such projects. As part of our research for completing EmpIA’s we engaged labour-related government entities and recognized Business Forums, NGO’s and NPO’s.
Our EmpIA reports informs clients of the availability of skilled workers, qualified workers, trained youths, disabled persons that are fit to work under the defined scope, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises registered and unregistered on the Construction Industry Development Board and small vendors in the surrounding communities. These refined reports have enabled our clients to challenge the so-called explanations and subsequently maximise employment and subcontracting opportunities to local communities even in major projects that does not fall under the EPWP.