2017 Public Works News

December 2017

Is ‘body shaping’ fitness worth the price? (English / IsiZulu)

“Count Us Too” : Men’s Forum at Works dealing with social ills (English / IsiZulu)

Stand Up and Be Counted

We Are Here To Serve You (English / IsiZulu)

Public Works Portfolio Committee Oversight Visit

Departmental Mid-Term Review - A Useful Measure For Performance Management

Public Works produces yet another exceptional calibre of professionals

The best is yet to come as Paul Erasmus retires (English / IsiZulu)

Thank You! For the good work done in 2017 (English / IsiZulu)

Skills Programme for Emerging Contractors

A time for reflection and going back to the drawing board for North Coast Region


September 2017

September 2017: Heritage Day festivities at eThekwini Region


August 2017

Women’s Day Message: “Be A Woman of Substance” (English / IsiZulu)


May 2017

25 and 26 May 2017: Acting hod: ‘it’s time for public works to realise its objectives through common and shared vision’


March 2017

March 2017: Signing Off....Roger Govender

March 2017: Midlands region plastering a ‘work hard, play hard’ cast finish

March 2017: Female Contractor Paving the Way to Quality Work in the Construction Industry...Reported by Sibongile Dlangalala & Lihle Bhengu. Photos by Sibongile Dlangalala & others supplied (English / IsiZulu)

March 2017: A round of applause for KZN Public Works major projects management as they complete and handover the KZN Central Laundry project worth R275 million – Sphiwe Maphumulo visited the project recently

March 2017: Nquthu Local Municipality Imbizo...Report by Kiru Naidoo

March 2017: Free education at last...Report by Melba Nzimande, Photographs by Linda Makhanye

March 2017: How Leaders and Their Teams Achieve...Report and images by Vusi Shabalala (English / IsiZulu)

March 2017: Public Works Laying a Foundation for Youth Development...Story by Lihle Bhengu & pictures by Sibongile Dlangalala (English / IsiZulu)


February 2017

February 2017: Emboldening Environmental Education to the youth...Story by Thando Mazibuko, Images by Nokwanda Makhanya and Melba Nzimande (English / IsiZulu)

February 2017: How Leaders and Their Teams Achieve...Report and images by Vusi Shabalala

February 2017: OSS making an impact at KwaJobe...Report by Vusi Shabalala and pictures by Sibongile Dlangalala (English / IsiZulu)


January 2017

27 January 2017: Public Works Made A Mark During Education Awards Of Excellence

10 January 2017: MEC Pillay rolled up his sleeves as schools welcomed 2017

January 2017: MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Ravi Pillay together with members of the Public Woks Portfolio Committee paid a visit to schools under Harry Gwala District Municipality

January 2017: A promise made a promise kept - Changing peoples’ lives for the better...Story and pictures by Vusi Shabalala (English / IsiZulu)

January 2017: MEC Pillay pays a special visit to Amandawe Junior Primary School...Report by Vusi Shabalala and pictures by Sane Mbhense (English / IsiZulu)

January 2017: MEC Pillay ‘serious’ on youth development for the Greater Kokstad Municipality...Report and photos by Vusi Shabalala (English / IsiZulu)

January 2017: Public Works’ ‘DGs’ hard at work as MinMec gains momentum...Report by Vusi Shabalala and pictures by Sphiwe Maphumulo (English / IsiZulu)

January 2017: Umzinyathi District office: A force to reckon for social change...Report by Vusi Shabalala and pictures supplied (English / IsiZulu)

Message from the MEC
Public Works employs a variety of communications tools to engage its stakeholder community. Since websites are usually the first port of call, the Department seeks to maintain a site with up to date content that is of value to our diverse audiences.
Mr Ravigasen Ranganathan Pillay


Private Bag X9142, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Tel no: 033 355 5500

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