Corruption in government employment programme results in strike

Workers from the Philippi Community Works Programme went on strike this week over claims of fraud. Photo by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

The CWP is a programme managed by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, aimed at providing a “job safety net” for unemployed people of working age.

The Philippi CWP site is run from Vuyiseka High School.