The KwaZulu Natal province continues to be a trail blazer in the delivery of Government services, this time by ensuring that more than 30 500 beneficiaries from 29 municipalities receive an income from a day’s work, within the Community Work Programme (CWP).

The Community Work Programme is a government programme aimed at tackling poverty and unemployment. The programme provides an employment safety net by giving participants a minimum number of regular days of work, typically two days a week or eight days a month, thus providing a predictable income stream.

CWP is designed as an employment safety net, not an employment solution for participants. The purpose is to supplement people’s existing livelihood strategies by offering a basic level of income security through work. It is an ongoing programme that does not replace government’s existing social grants programme but complements it.

The programme has achieved its target of operating in at least 2 wards per site and with at least 30 500 participants. During the month of October, last year, 31 590 people participated in the programme, showing a 104% participation target rate for this month.

KwaZulu-Natal was allocated a total budget of R 211 Million. The national Department of Cooperative Governance has already commenced with the process of allocating additional Municipalities to the programme to reach a target of 59 municipalities.

CWP SITES
The following table shows the programme foot prints per municipality and the implementing agent responsible for the day to day management of the sites

DISTRICTS                MUNICIPALITIES WARDS TYPE OF USEFUL WORK
Umkhanyakude Umhlabuyalingana (1,2,3,4,5,5,6,7,8,9,10
11,12,13,15,16,17) = 16 wards 
Cleaning of public spaces, maintenance of Community gardens, Maintenance of parks, Fencing of schools, Desk refurbishments
Mtubatuba  (2,3,4,5,15) = 5 wards
Jozini (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,
12,13,14,15,16,17,19&20)
17 wards
 

 Zululand

uPhongola (1,2,10,12) = 4 Wards

 

School Patrols, Assistance at orphanages and old age homes, Fencing of Community Gardens ,
Nongoma 2,3,4,5,7,8,10,13,14,15
,18,20&21) = 13 Wards 
Mgungundlovu Msunduzi 4,5,6,7,8,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,
19,20,21,22,23,29,31,31,34&35)
= 22 Wards
Home based care assistance, planting of trees, repairs on vulnerable homes
Mkhambathini

 

(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) = 7 Wards
Impendle 1,2,3 & 4 = 4Wards
Uthukela Okhahlamba 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,910,11,12,13,14) = 14 Wards Nursery , planting of seedlings and maintenance , establishment of rubbish pits, working at access roads and pavements, clearing of illegal dumping ,
uMtshezi 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8&9) 9 Wards
Ndaka  

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 ) = 10 Wards

Mzinyathi Msinga 3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,19) = 13 Wards Assistance with ID’S and grants, Preparation and distribution of meals in schools , Home based care visits, provide care for OVC
Nquthu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7& 8 ) = 8 Wards

 

Amajuba Emadlangeni 1,2,3,4 ) = 4 Wards

 

Assistance at EDC Centres, Repairs of irrigation facilities and equipment
Dannhauser

 

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10&11) = 11 Wards
Zululand eDumbe

 

1,2,3,4,5,6,7&8) =8 Wards Street Cleaning , cleaning of community halls ,clean-up of public spaces, community garden maintained Fencing of Schools and community gardens, The site planted 20 trees donated by the Department of agriculture
Abaqulusi 1 to 22 ) = 22 Wards

 

Uthungulu Nkandla 1,2,7,8,9,11, 13) = 7 Wards Building and repairing of vulnerable house-holds, awareness campaigns, Cleaning of public spaces, maintenance of Community gardens, Maintenance of parks, Fencing of schools Desk refurbishments
uMlalazi 5,22,23,24,25,26) =6 Wards

 

Ntambanana 1,2,3,4,5,6,7&8)= 8 Wards

 

Ilembe Maphumulo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10&11) =11 Wards

 

Harvest from the food gardens was donated to vulnerable families. planted 100 indigenous trees. Cleaning of public spaces
Ndwedwe

 

1,3,4,7,16,17) = 6 Wards
Ugu Vulamehlo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9& 10) = 10 Wards planting of seedlings and maintenance , establishment of rubbish pits, working at access roads and pavements, clearing of illegal dumping
Muziwabantu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9&10) = 10 Wards
Ezinqoleni 1,2,3,4,5,6) = 6 Wards
Umzumbe 1,2,5,6,8,10,11,12,15,16,17,18& 19  = 12 Wards
Harry Gwala

 

uMzimkhulu 3,4& 8 ) = 3 Wards Building and repairing of vulnerable house-holds, awareness campaigns planting of seedlings and maintenance , establishment of rubbish pits, working at access roads
uBuhlebezwe 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12) = 12 Wards

 

Ingwe 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9&10 ) = 10 Wards