City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EKU)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1069, Germiston, 1400
    Physical: 47 Van Buuren Road, Germiston
    Tel: 011 999 0003
    Web: www.ekurhuleni.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 975km²
    Description: City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality covers an extensive area from Germiston in the west to Springs and Nigel in the east. The former administrations of the nine towns in the former East Rand were amalgamated into the metropolitan municipality, along with the Khayalami Metropolitan Council and the Eastern Gauteng Services Council. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the province, and the country.
     The economy in the region is larger and more diverse than that of many small countries in Africa. It accounts for nearly a quarter of Gauteng's economy, which in turn contributes over a third of the national Gross Domestic Product. Many of the factories for production of goods and commodities are located in Ekurhuleni, often referred to as ‘Africa's Workshop'.
     The network of roads, airports, rail lines, telephones, electricity grids and telecommunications found in Ekurhuleni rivals that of Europe and America. It can be regarded as the transportation hub of the country. It is home to OR Tambo International Airport; South Africa's largest railway hub; a number of South Africa's modern freeways and expressways; the Maputo Corridor Development; direct rail, road and air links connecting Ekurhuleni to Durban; the Blue IQ projects, with linkages to the City Deep Container terminal; the planned Gautrain rapid rail link to Johannesburg and Pretoria; and the OR Tambo International Airport Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).
    Cities/Towns: Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Katlehong, Kempton Park, Nigel, Olifantsfontein, Springs, Tembisa, Tokoza, Vosloorus
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (23%), finance and business services (22%), community services (19%), trade (15%), transport (11%), construction (5%), electricity (3%), mining (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 125, DA 62, NFP 3, COPE 2, IFP 2, PAC 2, ACDP 1, APC 1, DRPA 1, FF+ 1, IRASA 1, UDM 1
    Mayor: Mr Mondli Gungubele
    Other Members of Council: Patricia Kumalo (Speaker), Robert Mashego (Chief Whip), Petrus Mhlari (Roads and Transport), Moses Makwakwa (Finance), Thumbu Mahlangu (City Planning and Economic Development), Aubrey Nxumalo (Human Settlement), Makhosazana Mabaso (Health), Dorah Mlambo (Sports, Heritage, Recreation, Arts and Culture), Ndosi Shongwe (Environment), Doctor Xhakaza (Water and Energy), Vivian Chauke (Community Safety)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Khaya Ngema
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Ramasela Joyce Ganda
    Communications Officer: Makhosazana Matsipa (HOD: Communication and Brand Management)
    LED Officer: Caiphus Chauke (HOD: Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: Moshema Mosia (HOD: Disaster and Emergency Management Services), Vincent Campbell (HOD: Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture), Dr Gilbert Motlatla (Health and Social Development), Hezekiel Nkosi (HOD: Environmental Resources Management), Sizwe Cele (HOD: Roads and Storm Water), Devraj Chainee (HOD: Human Settlement), Motubatsi Motsapi (HOD: City Planning), Moeketsi Motsapi (HOD: Corporate and Legal Services), Lerato Gumbi (HOD: Human Resource Management and Development), Kiruban Pillay (CIO), Mark Wilson (HOD: Electricity and Energy), Yolisa Mashilwane (HOD: Public Transport), Philemon Mashoko (HOD: Water and Sanitation), Qaphile Gcwensa (Waste Management), Isaac Mapiyeye (Acting HOD: EMPD), Andile Mahlalutye (HOD: Enterprise Programme Management), Lindiwe Hleza (Chief Audit Executive), Manyane Chidi (HOD: Facilities and Real Estates), Mildred Nkopane (HOD: Risk Manager), Obed Jabu Nhlapo (HOD: Fleet Management), Manana Moloi (City Secretariat)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 3 178 470
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.30%
    Population 15 to 64 71.70%
    Population over 65 4.00%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 39.40
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 105.00
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.47%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 28.80%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 36.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.60%
    Higher education 14.60%
    Matric 35.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 1 015 465
    Average household size 2.90
    Female headed households 31.30%
    Formal dwellings 77.40%
    Housing owned 44.00%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 85.00%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.40%
    Piped water inside dwelling 57.20%
    Electricity for lighting 82.20%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates4 093 3803 534 3212 874 9632 644 170
    Service charges16 537 77214 861 03813 500 27612 640 496
    Investment revenue470 603370 295239 543153 736
    Transfers recognised - operational2 594 1153 823 8043 638 0733 285 158
    Other own revenue2 389 227959 148882 065808 802
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)26 085 09723 548 60721 134 92119 532 362
    Employee costs4 936 0855 432 1364 276 5714 109 532
    Remuneration of councillors99 97794 14187 95579 406
    Depreciation & asset impairment1 431 8201 978 9232 055 9052 029 144
    Finance charges541 661572 960522 866453 418
    Materials and bulk purchases12 143 51910 821 99410 692 8199 667 706
    Transfers and grants833 6571 060 444960 645426 285
    Other expenditure3 486 5273 247 7512 570 7613 473 982
    Total Expenditure23 473 24723 208 34921 167 52120 239 472
    Surplus/(Deficit)2 611 850340 258(32 599)(707 111)
    Transfers recognised - capital1 431 6751 516 1571 108 4851 272 382
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(113 000)---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions3 930 5251 856 4141 075 886565 272
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year3 930 5251 856 4141 075 886565 272
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure2 721 0772 612 3012 370 4372 001 014
    Transfers recognised - capital1 480 5111 540 7021 122 1291 256 427
    Public contributions & donations---21 618
    Borrowing791 762838 118965 258475 500
    Internally generated funds448 804233 482283 050247 470
    Total sources of capital funds2 721 0772 612 3012 370 4372 001 014
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets13 367 70211 258 1867 930 5075 857 903
    Total non current assets45 675 74644 790 49643 987 76643 227 376
    Total current liabilities6 538 6946 536 4634 898 6353 759 849
    Total non current liabilities8 379 4297 851 0576 899 8386 484 677
    Community wealth/Equity44 125 32641 661 16240 119 80038 840 752
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating4 163 9843 907 6003 534 2193 071 675
    Net cash from (used) investing(2 936 712)(2 565 747)(2 703 819)(2 242 131)
    Net cash from (used) financing536 310178 311705 553670 016
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7 658 1225 894 5404 374 3772 838 424
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure----
    Irregular expenditure67 462251 370134 306299 686
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure20 75310 12039 88474 760
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 5 432 13644 276 57144 109 5324
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 94 14187 95579 406
     
    Total Employee Positions 18 87918 86118 842
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 8203 0992 322
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.94%16.43%12.32%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 2929104
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 51234
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1 0081 046474
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 24834896
    Community And Social Service Positions 3053072 605
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3327214
    Finance And Administration Positions 2 1613 2162 076
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 348708296
    Electricity Positions 1 1261 1281 144
    Vacant Electricity Positions 217214183
    Enviromental Protection Positions 222 179191
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 828720
    Health Positions 1 4431 4711 412
    Vacant Health Positions 8511986
    Public Safety Positions 3 8303 3634 256
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 491379428
    Road Transport Positions 1 6421 6351 307
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 260283206
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1 2101 2031 125
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 176176121
    Waste Management Positions 1 5861 5831 579
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 175156167
    Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 1 0751 0771 102
    Vacant Water Positions 167182166
    Other Positions 3 4426241 467
    Vacant Other Positions 607208305

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a99
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 717 100652 203647 381
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 669 769633 363628 423
    Inside the yard 549 689470 381466 009
    Less than 200m from yard 119 217162 982162 414
    More than 200m from yard 86300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 549 689444 811439 722

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 540 872540 872521 782
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 36 526217 914212 804

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 717 100650 895647 381
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 549 689467 865464 801
    Flush toilet - septic tank 01 2081 208
    Ventilated pit latrine 000
    Bucket system 000
    Other 120 080162 982162 414
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 549 689442 298436 638

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 007 880948 130917 840
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 36 52634 32734 397

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis Development; revitalisation of the manufacturing sector; Integrated Rapid Public Transport System (IRPTN); Digital City; revitalisation of township economies.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Key industries such as aerospace, agribusiness, manufacturing and logistics; Rail Cluster Development – based on the existing rail industry, including the new Rolling Stock Programme by PRASA through the Gibela Consortium; production of the new passenger trains in Nigel is expected to carry up to 70% in local content; Commercial Vehicle Cluster – based on existing commercial vehicles and bus manufacturing industry; current BRT Roll-Out Programme – opportunity for inward investment and promotes local bus and related components manufacturing for local procurement by the bus manufacturers; 40 Strategic Land Parcels to release for development – private sector to present their investment and development plans; other Land Parcels – also accessible through the city’s process for investment and development; Ekurhuleni Business Facilitation Network – serves as a one-stop shop to fast-track mega investment and development applications for approvals.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES

 

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