6 Women involved in SA road reconstruction work projects

27 August 2015

Six young women will be involved in the construction projects come from Maitland Garden Village, Langa and Gugulethu after being appointed to be part of the Expanded Public Works Programme

(EPWP) within TCT. Road reconstruction work in South Africa involving women is set to tackle gender issues in the country.

According to the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member, Brett Herron, the move is part of TCT Training Academy Project supporting the organisation’s view that gender does not determine employment potential.
Women have been under-represented in the transport sector and TCT sector. Only 3.4% of women are involved in the physical maintenance of roads and stormwater infrastructure.

The second team of women for the construction project will be employed in three months and the project will run for ten months.
Herron added that the TCT training academy will monitor the work of the first team of women so that all information can be applied when the second team comes in.

This will then lead to a partnership with the private transport sector to help in full development programmes that will meet the requirements of the industry.
Training includes: Stormwater infrastructure, Footways, roads construction and line marking.
The South African women will go to the field in September.

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