Department Of Public Works Gauteng
Department Of Public Works Gauteng,Gauteng Sotho pronunciation which means “place of gold”, is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area. Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the country’s largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand and Vanderbijlpark. As of 2017, Gauteng is the most populous province in South Africa with a population of approximately 14,200,000 people according to estimates.
The National Department of Public Works is committed to facilitating delivery by other departments by providing accommodation and property management services and meeting the objectives of poverty alleviation and transformation. In 2003 the Department formulated the following new vision, mission and value statements to demonstrate the Department’s and its employees’ serious commitment to Government’s vision of a better life for all the country’s 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.