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
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 1 975km²
Description: Click to enlargeEkurhuleni 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%)

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), Thumbu Mahlangu (Public Transport, Planning and Provision, and Roads), Moses Makwakwa (Finance), Phelisa Nkunjana (Corporate and Shared Services), Bennett Nikani (City Planning and Economic Development), Queen Duba (Human Settlement), Makhosazana Maluleke (Health and Social Development), Zeni Tshongweni (Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture), Tilly Vuyelwa Mabena (Environmental Development), Aubrey Nxumalo (Water and Energy), Mthuthuzeli Siboza (Community Safety)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Khaya Ngema
Chief Financial Officer: Ms Ramasela Joyce Ganda
Communications Officer: Makhosazana Matsipa
LED Officer: Caiphus Chauke
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), Caiphus Chauke (HOD: Economic 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), Makhosazana Matsipa (HOD: Communication and Brand Management), 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates3 777 3812 874 9632 644 170
Service charges15 432 99513 500 27612 640 496
Investment revenue370 295239 543153 736
Transfers recognised - operational2 403 5073 638 0733 285 158
Other own revenue2 376 491882 065808 802
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)24 360 67021 134 92119 532 362
Employee costs4 571 8684 276 5714 109 532
Remuneration of councillors94 14187 95579 406
Depreciation & asset impairment1 312 8962 055 9052 029 144
Finance charges436 396522 866453 418
Materials and bulk purchases11 223 39510 692 8199 667 706
Transfers and grants797 986960 645426 285
Other expenditure3 244 8612 570 7613 473 982
Total Expenditure21 681 54221 167 52120 239 472
Surplus/(Deficit)2 679 128(32 599)(707 111)
Transfers recognised - capital1 394 1591 108 4851 272 382
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(130 000)--
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions3 943 2871 075 886565 272
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year3 943 2871 075 886565 272
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure2 371 2872 370 4372 001 014
Transfers recognised - capital1 424 4471 122 1291 256 427
Public contributions & donations--21 618
Borrowing711 033965 258475 500
Internally generated funds235 807283 050247 470
Total sources of capital funds2 371 2872 370 4372 001 014
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets10 775 4027 930 5075 857 903
Total non current assets43 677 25643 987 76643 227 376
Total current liabilities5 314 5644 898 6353 759 849
Total non current liabilities7 177 7196 899 8386 484 677
Community wealth/Equity41 960 37540 119 80038 840 752
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating3 224 5733 534 2193 071 675
Net cash from (used) investing(1 884 532)(2 703 819)(2 242 131)
Net cash from (used) financing178 762705 553670 016
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end5 893 1804 374 3772 838 424
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a134 306299 686
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a39 88474 760
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 4 571 8684 276 571
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 94 14187 955
 
Total Employee Positions 18 64418 842
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 3402 322
Total Vacancy Percentage 12.55%12.32%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 171104
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 9834
Managerial Positions - by organogram 445474
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10396
Community And Social Service Positions 2 5372 605
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 232214
Finance And Administration Positions 2 6142 076
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 398296
Electricity Positions 1 1961 144
Vacant Electricity Positions 194183
Enviromental Protection Positions 236191
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2020
Health Positions 1 4081 412
Vacant Health Positions 8386
Public Safety Positions 3 6124 256
Vacant Public Safety Positions 359428
Road Transport Positions 1 7161 307
Vacant Road Transport Positions 253206
Sport And Recreation Positions 1 1111 125
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 127121
Waste Management Positions 1 5921 579
Vacant Waste Management Positions 175167
Waste Water Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 1 1011 102
Vacant Water Positions 166166
Other Positions 9051 467
Vacant Other Positions 132305

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 652 203647 381
Number of domestic households/delivery points 633 363628 423
Inside the yard 470 381466 009
Less than 200m from yard 162 982162 414
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 444 811439 722

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 548 677521 782
Domestic households with access to free basic service 217 914212 804

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 650 895647 381
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 467 865464 801
Flush toilet - septic tank 1 2081 208
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 162 982162 414
Domestic households with access to free basic service 442 298436 638

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 948 130917 840
Domestic households with access to free basic service 34 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

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.

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Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 011 999 6631/30 Otsile.Maseng@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Electricity 082 469 3933/011 999 5564 Hannes.Roos@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 011 999 6017 Anele.Sidlayiya@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Roads 011 999 3663 Phillip.Pheeha@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Service Delivery 011 999 3695 Sthembiso.Nzima@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Water 011 999 2666 Dimakatso.Zamisa@ekurhuleni.gov.za

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