Provide policy formulation for, as well as coordination, regulation and
oversight of, the public works sector in relation to the accommodation,
housing, land and infrastructure needs of national departments. Enhance
intergovernmental relations by coordinating concurrent public works functions.
Lead and direct the implementation of the national expanded public works
programme. Promote growth, job creation and transformation in the construction
and property industries.
As set out in the Government Immovable Asset Management Act (2007), the
Department of Public Works is mandated to be the custodian and portfolio
manager of government’s immovable assets. Following the creation of the
Property Management Trading Entity in 2015/16, the department’s role now
consists of policy formulation, coordination, regulation and oversight
relating to the provision of accommodation and expert built environment
services to client departments at the national level; and, through the
Property Management Trading Entity, the planning, acquiring, managing and
disposing of immovable assets in the department’s custody. The Department is
further mandated to coordinate and provide strategic leadership in job
creation initiatives through the implementation of the expanded public works
programme. Public works is constitutionally designated as a concurrent
function exercised by the national and provincial spheres of government.
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