30 Sep The Good, the Better and the Best: How the Community Work Programme Can Reach Its Full Potential as an Instrument of Community Development in South Africa
This policy brief draws on research by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) into the Community Work Programme (CWP), a public employment initiative in South Africa. The policy brief outlines the function of the CWP, both as an employment safety net, and as a vehicle for community development. It also identifies several ways in which different CWP sites vary in terms of their efficiency, fairness and social impact. After identifying what allows some CWP sites to perform better than others, it makes several recommendations to strengthen the CWP.
David Bruce is a Johannesburg-based independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and criminal justice. He obtained his Master's Degree Public and Development Management and Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Arts with majors in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.