City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (JHB)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1049, Johannesburg, 2000
    Physical: 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
    Tel: 011 407 6111
    Fax: 011 403 8723
    Web: www.joburg.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 645km²
    Description: City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is located in the Gauteng province. Johannesburg is the most advanced commercial city in Africa and the engine room of the South African and regional economy. It is a city with a unique, African character, world-class infrastructure in the fields of telecommunications, transportation, water and power, and with globally-competitive health care and educational facilities. However, the city is also one of contrasts – home to both wealthy and poor, residents and refugees, global corporations and emerging enterprises.
     The demographics of Johannesburg indicate a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan area. As the largest city in South Africa, its population is defined by a long history of local and international migration. Johannesburg is home to more than 4,4 million people, accounting for about 36% of Gauteng's population and 8% of the national population.
     Over the last decade the city has been growing. A key contributor to this is that the city continues to attract people from other provinces, and internationally, who are looking for better economic opportunities and quality of life. The population pyramid indicates that the city’s population is predominantly young. This can be attributed to migration from other parts of the country as young people look for jobs. Johannesburg is considered the economic hub of South Africa and is often the first choice of destination by job seekers across the country.
    Cities/Towns: Alexandra, Diepkloof, Diepsloot, Ennerdale, Johannesburg, Johannesburg South, Lawley, Lenasia, Lenasia South, Meadowlands East, Meadowlands West, Midrand, Orange Farm, Pimville, Randburg, Roodepoort, Sandton, Soweto
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services, community services, manufacturing, trade (collectively 82%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 121, DA 104, EFF 30, IFP 5, AIC 4, ACDP 1, ALJAMA 1, COPE 1, PA 1, UDM 1, VF PLUS 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA Minority Government
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Herman Mashaba
    Other Members of Council: Vasco da Gama (Speaker), Kevin Wax (Chief Whip), Mlungiseli Ngalonkulu (Deputy Chief Whip), Richard Ngobeni (MMC: Development Planning), Mpho Phalatse (MMC: Health and Social Development), Anthony Still (MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services), Yao-Heng Sun (MMC: Public Safety), Nonhlanhla Makhuba (MMC: Transport), Mzobanzi Ntuli (MMC: Housing), Nonhlanhla Sifumba (MMC: Community Development), Rabelani Dagada (MMC: Finance), Valencia Khumalo (MMC: Corporate and Shared Services), Sharon Peetz (MMC: Economic Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Trevor Fowler
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Reggie Boqo
    Communications Officer: Nabintu Petsana (Group Head: Group Communications)
    LED Officer: Ravi Naidoo (Executive Director: Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: Gerald Dumas (Chief Operations Officer), Hennie Labuschagne (Acting Executive Director: Group Corporate and Shared Services), Dudu Maseko (Executive Director: Community Development), Tiaan Elhers (Environment, Infrastructure and Services), Wandile Zwane (Group Head: Social Development), Yondela Silimela (Executive Head: Development Planning), Thabo Maisela (Executive Director: Housing), Lisa Seftel (Executive Director: Transport), Dr Refik Bismilla (Executive Director: Health), Lungelwa Sonqishe (Executive Head: Revenue and Customer Relations Management), Khomotso Letsatsi (Group Head: Treasury and Financial Strategy), Nonto Hadebe (Group Strategy, Policy and Relations), Mbulelo Ruda (Group Head: Legal and Contracts), Sinaye Nxumalo (Executive Director: Group Audit, Risk and Compliance), Vicky Shuping (Acting Group Head: Customer Relations and Urban Management), Bryne Maduka (Group Head: Group Governance)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 4 434 827
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.20%
    Population 15 to 64 72.70%
    Population over 65 4.10%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 37.60
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.70
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.18%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 25.00%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 31.50%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.90%
    Higher education 19.20%
    Matric 34.70%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 1 434 856
    Average household size 2.80
    Female headed households 36.20%
    Formal dwellings 81.40%
    Housing owned 40.20%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 87.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 95.30%
    Piped water inside dwelling 64.70%
    Electricity for lighting 90.80%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates7 716 2067 673 1316 034 9465 539 477
    Service charges21 772 60919 418 62119 220 09818 601 300
    Investment revenue371 900336 019533 600426 660
    Transfers recognised - operational5 990 6755 261 1344 677 3715 852 171
    Other own revenue2 888 9963 123 5882 377 2472 951 767
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)38 740 38635 812 49332 843 26233 371 375
    Employee costs8 582 9798 062 5227 450 6827 098 305
    Remuneration of councillors127 498120 639110 41198 291
    Depreciation & asset impairment2 413 3592 044 0421 997 8021 717 514
    Finance charges1 580 4841 418 6631 477 4871 606 887
    Materials and bulk purchases13 587 52711 628 74011 113 58710 147 417
    Transfers and grants569 071324 530153 955132 957
    Other expenditure10 990 37010 504 3449 171 6568 851 745
    Total Expenditure37 851 28834 103 48031 475 58029 653 116
    Surplus/(Deficit)889 0981 709 0131 367 6823 718 259
    Transfers recognised - capital3 019 7712 679 5882 146 5061 688 215
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets323 563---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 127 5544 388 6013 514 1885 406 474
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 127 5544 388 6013 514 1885 406 474
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure10 231 6227 115 2154 226 1833 606 495
    Transfers recognised - capital2 682 3272 311 6492 352 7092 329 419
    Public contributions & donations279 348609 393--
    Borrowing3 053 1581 183 5781 271 488930 797
    Internally generated funds3 879 3453 010 595601 986346 279
    Total sources of capital funds10 231 6227 115 2154 226 1833 606 495
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets16 130 08214 855 35913 879 4559 848 368
    Total non current assets62 237 22952 266 83346 294 82643 070 837
    Total current liabilities14 907 04513 717 61813 394 79210 913 003
    Total non current liabilities24 175 82417 765 58516 358 97715 144 138
    Community wealth/Equity39 284 44235 638 98930 420 51226 862 064
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating7 147 4305 874 0898 652 9684 915 328
    Net cash from (used) investing(9 885 979)(7 758 150)(5 162 808)(4 075 853)
    Net cash from (used) financing2 304 4471 421 390(309 146)639 881
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end4 879 5544 938 1755 400 9182 174 445
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure959 322--167 144
    Irregular expenditure79 600360 052208 975348 568
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure452 5436 1171 144
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 8 582 9798 062 5227 450 6827 098 305
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 127 498120 639110 41198 291
     
    Total Employee Positions 29 72330 71634 92332 826
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1 3914 3196 5625 777
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.68%14.06%18.79%17.60%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 30333522
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0015
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2 0082 1851 1151 251
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 14450010759
    Community And Social Service Positions 3 7062 1783 4491 678
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 9666421183
    Finance And Administration Positions 6 7016 5616 8844 771
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2051 608147246
    Electricity Positions 1 8771 9143 6013 271
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1143001 9321 647
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2126501 747
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 1325159
    Health Positions 1 1901 383977980
    Vacant Health Positions 38285442
    Public Safety Positions 4 3514 4904 3474 497
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 50200182
    Road Transport Positions 2 3141 8453 1041 758
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 139144648141
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1401654381 902
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 322276276
    Waste Management Positions 5 0154 8868 0975 698
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 3971282 9652 672
    Waste Water Management Positions 2998483440
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 3459380
    Water Positions 2 0711 2551 6522 463
    Vacant Water Positions 170110109205
    Other Positions 02 9478302 788
    Vacant Other Positions 029698160

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a96.06n/a98.92
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 978 406986 411963 906942 251
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 939 058925 869921 942914 962
    Inside the yard 839 634833 748829 821718 957
    Less than 200m from yard 99 42492 12192 121170 300
    More than 200m from yard 00025 705
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 31 49031 652223 431130 000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 807 000764 844645 674642 367
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 427 688288 209223 431130 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 759 268743 465793 272862 797
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 662 957646 964624 550718 957
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 49 36849 36852 09252 092
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0066 57966 579
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 41 33743 476223 431130 000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 015 257992 613973 455859 498
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 101 047112 082223 431130 000

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

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