Department of Public Works

In 2003, the Department of Public Works formulated a vision and the mission statement and reviewed these value statements in 2005 to demonstrate the Department’s and its employees’ serious commitment to Government’s vision of a better life for all South African citizens:
"To be world-class Public Works Department"
The Department of Public Works (DPW) aims to promote the government’s objectives of economic development, good governance and rising living standards and prosperity by providing and managing the accommodation, infrastructure needs of national departments, by leading the national Expanded Public Works Programme and transformation of the construction and property industries. In pursuance of this objective the Department will endeavour to:

  • Efficiently manage the asset life cycle of immovable assets under the Department’s custodianship;
  • Provide expert advice to all three spheres of Government and parastatals on immovable assets;
  • Contribute to the national goals of job creation and poverty alleviation through programme management, leading and directing of public works programmes nationally, of which the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) forms an integral part; and
  • Provides strategic leadership to the Construction and Property Industries.

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