Government programmes, projects and campaigns

Government programmes on employment, economic issues, etc.  This is not an exhaustive list - for more information visit the departmental websites and read the latest South Africa Yearbook 2013/14.

Employment
Economic issues
Rural development
Social and community development
Justice, crime prevention and security
Education
Population registration
Transport
Energy
Youth
Women
Housing
Health
Environment
International relations
Science and Technology
Agriculture
Communications
Governance and administration
Programme of Action
Public participation
Local government

 

 

 

 

Programme of Action

Government's Programme of Action reflects its strategic plan for the 2014-2019 electoral term, the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF). The MTSF is the first five-year implementation phase of the National Development Plan (NDP). It is structured around 14 priority outcomes which cover the focus areas identified in the NDP and Government’s electoral mandate: education, health, safety and security, economic growth and employment, skills development, infrastructure, rural development, human settlements, local government, environment, international relations, public sector, social protection, nation-building and social cohesion. This website does not contain detail about any programmes, but updates the progress in achieving the goals set.

Employment

  • Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) - provides poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed. EPWP includes the Home-Based Community Care and Food for Waste Programmes.
  • The New Growth Path (NGP) is aimed at enhancing growth, employment creation and equity.
  • the dti provides financial support to qualifying companies in various sectors of the economy. Financial support is offered for various economic activities, including manufacturing, business competitiveness, export development and market access, as well as foreign direct investment.
  • Finance for Small Businesses
  • Working for Water eradicates invasive alien vegetation to conserve water and the environment, providing jobs and training to approximately 20 000 people per annum.
  • Working on Fire is a multi-partner organisation focused on integrated fire management and veld and wild fire fighting, combined with the need to create jobs and develop skills.
  • Working for Wetlands uses wetland rehabilitation as a vehicle for job creation, skills development, and the wise use of wetlands.
  • The South African Decent Work Country programme: through this programme, the International Labour Organisation and government, organised business, organised labour and the community constituency give support to initiatives aimed at promoting the decent work agenda.

Economic issues

Development

  • Operation Phakisa was designed to fast-track the implementation of solutions on critical development issues. This is a unique initiative to address issues highlighted in the National Development Plan 2030 such as unemployment and poverty.

Rural development

Social and community development

Justice, crime prevention and security

  • Implementation of anti-crime initiatives - the crime situation in South Africa lead to the implementation of anti-crime initiatives in 2007.
  • Domestic violence - The rigorous steps the justice, crime prevention and security (JCPS) cluster is taking to root out genderbased violence is the adoption of zero-tolerance towards rape, violation of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and other forms of violence towards women and children.

Education

Population registration

Transport

Energy

Youth

  • Youth development - the National Youth Development Agency will enhance service and development opportunities provided to the youth.
  • Youth Economic Partcipation - coordinate the efforts of State Owned Companies (SOC) under the Department of Public Enterprises towards maximising their inputs towards youth economic empowerment.

Women

Housing

Health

Environment

  • Working for Water - eradicates invasive alien vegetation to conserve water and the environment.
  • Working on Fire is a multi-partner organisation focused on integrated fire management and veld and wild firefighting.
  • LandCare - communities and individuals are urged to manage South Africa’s environment and natural resources using an ecologically sustainable approach.
  • National water security - the prolonged lower-than-normal rainfall since the beginning of 2015 has necessitated plans to mitigates the effects of the drought.

International relations

South Africa has relations within southern Africa, on the continent of Africa and in the world.

Science and technology

Agriculture

Communications

Governance and administration

  • Batho Pele - the Batho Pele principles were developed to guide government employees in their work with the public.
  • Disaster management - The National Disaster Management Centre ensures integrated institutional capacity for disaster risk management.
  • Centre for Public Service Innovation nurtures innovation in the public sector.
  • Access to information - The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (PAIA) guarantees the public access to information that is not classified secret.

Programme of Action

  • Programme of Action - The Programme of Action (POA) system monitors progress of delivery agreements with national Ministers.

Public participation

Local government

  • Back-to-Basics is a programme devised to build and strengthen the capability and accountability of municipalities.