24 July 2020 - NW1235
Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
What (a) number of participants are currently actively working as part of the Expanded Public Works Programme’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that she launched on 27 March 2020 and (b) total amount has been paid to date to the specified participants?
The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure:
a) As at 17 July 2020, a total of 16 417 participants were actively working in COVID-19 response related to the Department of Health Promotion of Hygiene Strategy interventions.
b) A total of R1 906 375 was paid to participants as stipends as at 21 July 2020. Further processing of payments are still underway.