Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the development of the South African economy was at the forefront of her thinking ahead of the governing party’s 54th National Conference.
The Deputy Director General of the EPWP said other African countries stood to learn a considerable amount from the South African programme.
SAMWU said it was disgusted by the Department of Public Works, calling its Extended Public Works (EPWP) salary increases a slap in the face.
The Department of Public Works in KwaZulu-Natal has denied plans to spend R32-million on an upgrade to the Premier’s Mansion in that province.
Nathi Nhleko said the South African government’s buzz phrase, Radical Economic Transformation (RET), desperately needed to be more than just a slogan.
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, claims the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is yielding positive results in the Eastern Cape.
A woman has won her case against the Mpumalanga MEC for public works, roads and transport, who has to pay her R450 000 for an accident caused by potholes.
The matter of EPWP workers being included in the minimum wage structure is currently being discussed in some quarters, and early indications are that government will have to fork out an extra R10-billion if a decision is taken to include EPWP workers.
Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has hit back at accusations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA), that he had misled Parliament about the Nkandla reports.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit various Expanded Public Works Programme projects in the Northern Cape on Friday.