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by Department of Public Works in 2012
The Department of Public Works (DPW) said Phase I of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) was successful in creating more than 1 million work opportunities over five years however the scale of unemployment and poverty experienced by South Africa required a much more large-scale response to...
by Department of Land Reform and Rural Development in 2012
The Department’s operational plan provided a strategic overview and key priority areas, focusing on the contribution of the Department to address the triple challenges currently facing South Africa, of poverty, inequality and unemployment, with a specific bias to rural areas. This was to be...
by Ian Scoones in 2012
PLAAS is just launching a new research programme on local rural economies financed by the UK’s ESRC and DFID, titled ‘Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development’. It will have field sites in Zimbabwe, as well as Malawi and South Africa. The project aims to address the critical issue...
by Lynley Donnelly, Mail & Guardian in 2012
South Africa remains the dominant economic powerhouse in Africa, but other countries, most notably Nigeria, are fast catching up and could overtake us. The fierce competition between South Africa and Nigeria is well documented. But other countries without the economic heft of the West African giant...
by Pearlie Joubert, City Press in 2012
After weeks of countrywide public hearings on which hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ rands were spent, the department of justice and the select committee on security and constitutional development received a rude wake-up call this week. Most of the provinces either rejected the bill or asked for...

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