• Vision, Mission And Values


    The National Department of Public Works is committed to facilitating delivery by other departments by providing accommodation and property management services and meeting the objectives of poverty alleviation and transformation. In 2003 the Department formulated the following new vision, mission and value statements to demonstrate the Department’s and its employees’ serious commitment to Government’s vision of a better life for all the country’s citizens:

    "To be world-class Public Works Department"


    The Department of Public Works (DPW) aims to promote the government’s objectives of economic development, good governance and rising living standards and prosperity by providing and managing the accommodation, infrastructure needs of national departments, by leading the national Expanded Public Works Programme and transformation of the construction and property industries. In pursuance of this objective the Department will endeavour to:

    • Efficiently manage the asset life cycle of immovable assets under the Department’s custodianship;
    • Provide expert advice to all three spheres of Government and parastatals on immovable assets;
    • Contribute to the national goals of job creation and poverty alleviation through programme management, leading and directing of public works programmes nationally, of which the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) forms an integral part; and
    • Provides strategic leadership to the Construction and Property Industries.


    The following values are the principles that bind and guide the Department in its continuous effort towards service delivery improvement and are underpinned by The Leadership Way and Zimisele.

    • Open Communications:
      Regular, frank and open communications is encouraged within the Department, and with its external publics.
    • Urgency:
      All tasks are attended to timorously and diligently.
    • Commitment:
      All employees demonstrate unwavering dedication to their work and perform tasks purposefully within available resources.
    • Integrity:
      The Department rejects any form of corruption and / or maladministration and all employees vow to expose any actions undermining principles of good corporate governance.
    • Decisiveness:
      No time is wasted nor resources spared to expedite decision making and effect problem-solving actions.
    • Client Focus:
      All aspects of our work are guided by the need to improve service delivery to clients; internally and externally.
    • Team Work:
      Every employee has a specific task / role to perform and the sum of all our actions defines our destiny (success or failure).