The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)

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The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) currently has several vacancies available across various sectors and locations. Here are some of the latest opportunities:

Umzimvubu Local Municipality is hiring for several positions, including:

General Workers (297 posts) for waste collection, sorting, and transportation, with a stipend of R1,506 per month.

Horticultural Maintenance (47 posts) for activities like grass cutting and tree planting, with a stipend of R2,761 per month.

Street Cleaning & Town Beautification (50 posts) also with a stipend of R2,761 per month. Applications should include a certified ID copy, proof of residence, and an application letter​

Limpopo Department of Health is offering 428 EPWP General Worker positions in various hospitals across the Vhembe and Waterberg districts. The roles include tasks such as food preparation, cleaning, and waste management. Applicants need a Grade 12 certificate and should follow the application process outlined on the department’s website​)​​ .

Application Process

  • Umzimvubu Local Municipality: Submit applications to the Corporate Services Department at the specified addresses, either by mail or hand delivery. Include your CV, certified educational certificates, and proof of residence​​.
  • Limpopo Department of Health: Applications must be submitted using the Z83 form, which can be downloaded from their website. For more details, contact the provided phone numbers during office hours​ .

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) requirementChatGPT

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) aims to provide poverty and income relief through temporary work for the unemployed. To participate in EPWP projects, applicants typically need to meet certain requirements, which may vary based on the specific project or municipality. Here are some common requirements:

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be a South African citizen.
  2. Must be unemployed.
  3. Age requirements may vary but typically target youth and adults between 18 and 60 years old.


  1. Certified copy of ID.
  2. Proof of residence from a local Ward Councillor or similar authority.
  3. Application letter.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  1. While many EPWP positions require no formal qualifications, some may specify a minimum educational level, such as Grade 10 or Grade 12.
  2. Specific roles may require relevant experience. For instance, horticultural maintenance positions may prefer candidates with experience in refuse collection and removal​ (Jobcare)​.

Health and Fitness:

  1. Applicants must be physically fit to perform manual labor tasks.

Other Considerations:

  1. Some positions may prioritize local residents within the municipality’s jurisdiction.
  2. Special consideration is often given to women, people with disabilities, and youth.


Entry-Level Positions Available (Redline Gate/Guard/Fence Patrol)

Application Process

  • Submit Required Documents: Applications typically need to include a completed application form, CV, certified copies of educational certificates, and proof of residence.
  • Delivery of Application: Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to designated municipal offices or relevant department offices.

For example, the Umzimvubu Local Municipality has specific requirements and application processes for various EPWP roles, including general workers, horticultural maintenance workers, and street cleaning and town beautification workers​​.

Steps to Apply for EPWP Positions:

  1. Identify Available Vacancies:
  2. EPWP vacancies are advertised on various platforms, including municipal websites, government job portals, and job listing websites.
  3. Prepare Necessary Documentation:
  4. Certified Copy of ID: Ensure that your ID is certified by an authorized official.
  5. Proof of Residence: Obtain a proof of residence document from your local Ward Councillor or municipality.
  6. Application Letter: Write an application letter expressing your interest and suitability for the position.
  7. Educational Certificates: Include certified copies of your educational qualifications if required.
  8. Complete Application Forms:
  9. Some positions may require you to fill out a specific application form, such as the Z83 form for government positions. This form can typically be downloaded from the relevant department’s website or collected from their offices.

Submit Application:

  1. Applications can usually be submitted by hand or by mail to the specified addresses. Ensure you follow the instructions provided in the job advertisement.
  2. For example, for the Umzimvubu Local Municipality, applications should be forwarded to:
  3. The Corporate Services Department, Umzimvubu Local Municipality, Private Bag X9020, KwaBhaca, 5090.
  4. Hand deliveries can be made to Dabula Street Sophia (New Municipal Offices), KwaBhaca, 5090 or 67 Church Street, Emaxesibeni, 4735​ (Matriq)​​

Attend Interviews and Assessments:

  1. If shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview. Ensure you bring certified copies of all relevant documents to the interview.
  2. For example, the Limpopo Department of Health requires shortlisted candidates to present their documents at the interview​ (Edupstairs)​.

Example of Current EPWP Vacancies and Application Details:

  • Umzimvubu Local Municipality:
  • Positions Available: General Workers, Horticultural Maintenance Workers, Street Cleaning & Town Beautification Workers.
  • Application Requirements: Certified ID copy, proof of residence, application letter, and educational certificates.
  • Submission Address: As mentioned above, applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to specified municipal offices​​.
  • Limpopo Department of Health:
  • Positions Available: General Worker positions across various hospitals.
  • Application Form: Z83 form is required, which can be downloaded from their website.
  • Submission Process: Applications should include the Z83 form, certified ID copy, and relevant qualifications. Contact details for queries are provided in the job advertisement​ ​.

Additional Tips:

  • Check Deadlines: Ensure you submit your application before the closing date. Late applications are typically not considered.
  • Double-Check Requirements: Make sure you meet all the specified requirements and include all necessary documents to avoid disqualification.
  • Contact for Queries: If you have any questions regarding the application process, contact the provided numbers or email addresses in the job advertisement.

For more information on these and other EPWP vacancies, you can visit the official websites of the respective municipalities or departments.

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