Apply for work through EPWP

Every year the City of Cape Town creates work for about 40 000 unemployed Capetonians via EPWP. EPWP offers short-term and medium-term work opportunities for those who are unemployed or under-skilled.

Register on our Job Seekers database

EPWP candidates are selected from the City of Cape Town’s Job Seekers Database. To register for the database, you will need to visit your nearest office


All job applications to the City are free of charge.

General requirements to apply for EPWP work through the City of Cape Town:

  • Open to unemployed and unskilled women and men, including youth (aged 16 to 35)  and to people living with disabilities
  • You must have a CV
  • You must have an ID document, or valid South African work permit

Contact us

Employment service desk

  • Telephone:  0800 103 089

EPWP Helpdesk

  • Telephone: 021 400 940
  • Email: