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 109, DA 77, EFF 25, AIC 4, IFP 2, VF PLUS 2, ACDP 1, COPE 1, IRASA 1, PAC 1, PA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC Minority Government
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Mzwandile Masina
    Other Members of Council: Patricia Khumalo (Speaker), Jongizizwe Dlabathi (Chief Whip), Doctor Xhakaza (Finance and Economic Development), Robert Mashego (Infrastructure Services), Petrus Mabunda (Transport and Planning), Tiisetso Nketle (Water, Sanitation and Energy), Madihlaba Masele (City Planning), Lesiba Mpya (Human Settlements), Ndosi Shongwe (Environment and Waste Management), Khosi Mabaso (Corporate and Shared Services), Vivian Chauke (Community Safety), Dorah Mlambo (Community Services)

    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
      20162011
    Population 3 379 1043 178 470
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 22.7%24.3%
    Population 15 to 64 71.2%71.7%
    Population over 65 6.1%4.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 40.539.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 105.7105.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.39%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a28.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a36.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.1%3.6%
    Matric 38.5%35.4%
    Higher education 11.9%14.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 1 299 4901 015 465
    Average household size 2.62.9
    Female headed households 32.8%31.3%
    Formal dwellings 80.4%77.4%
    Housing owned 52.9%44.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 85.4%85.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 84.8%88.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 56.5%57.2%
    Electricity for lighting 85.4%82.2%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates4 277 8573 781 7933 534 3212 874 963
    Service charges18 914 45716 304 45914 861 03813 500 276
    Investment revenue630 467519 167370 295239 543
    Transfers recognised - operational2 901 0133 882 3153 823 8043 638 073
    Other own revenue2 766 2011 085 295959 148882 065
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)29 489 99525 573 02923 548 60721 134 921
    Employee costs5 722 5495 587 3505 432 1364 276 571
    Remuneration of councillors105 69699 97794 14187 955
    Depreciation & asset impairment1 629 1612 057 3811 978 9232 055 905
    Finance charges605 107571 556572 960522 866
    Materials and bulk purchases14 080 57111 546 88910 821 99410 692 819
    Transfers and grants1 376 1861 167 5591 060 444960 645
    Other expenditure5 344 0984 362 3633 247 7512 570 761
    Total Expenditure28 863 36825 393 07623 208 34921 167 521
    Surplus/(Deficit)626 627179 954340 258(32 599)
    Transfers recognised - capital2 130 8171 877 8681 516 1571 108 485
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(130 000)---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 627 4442 057 8221 856 4141 075 886
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 627 4442 057 8221 856 4141 075 886
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure3 977 6033 069 1642 612 3012 370 437
    Transfers recognised - capital2 076 0901 647 4421 540 7021 122 129
    Public contributions & donations-1 700--
    Borrowing598 739971 607838 118965 258
    Internally generated funds1 302 773448 415233 482283 050
    Total sources of capital funds3 977 6033 069 1642 612 3012 370 437
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets17 393 28713 291 58311 258 1867 930 507
    Total non current assets50 439 82946 113 80044 790 49643 987 766
    Total current liabilities9 946 9847 353 4576 536 4634 898 635
    Total non current liabilities7 727 0048 311 1327 851 0576 899 838
    Community wealth/Equity50 159 12843 740 79441 661 16240 119 800
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating1 803 2044 529 5893 907 6003 534 219
    Net cash from (used) investing(3 794 554)(3 284 829)(2 565 747)(2 703 819)
    Net cash from (used) financing(558 600)562 075178 311705 553
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end5 151 4267 701 3765 894 5404 374 377
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a67 462251 370134 306
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a20 75310 12039 884
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 5 587 3505 432 1364 276 5714 109 532
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 99 97794 14187 95579 406
     
    Total Employee Positions 18 67518 87918 86118 842
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 7512 8203 0992 322
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.73%14.94%16.43%12.32%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 292929104
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 851234
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 9861 0081 046474
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 22324834896
    Community And Social Service Positions 3043053072 605
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 353327214
    Finance And Administration Positions 3 3602 1613 2162 076
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 609348708296
    Electricity Positions 1 1251 1261 1281 144
    Vacant Electricity Positions 206217214183
    Enviromental Protection Positions 21222 179191
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 8828720
    Health Positions 1 4481 4431 4711 412
    Vacant Health Positions 1288511986
    Public Safety Positions 3 5153 8303 3634 256
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 399491379428
    Road Transport Positions 1 6371 6421 6351 307
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 250260283206
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1 1931 2101 2031 125
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 154176176121
    Waste Management Positions 1 5871 5861 5831 579
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 207175156167
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 1 0761 0751 0771 102
    Vacant Water Positions 172167182166
    Other Positions 2 3943 4426241 467
    Vacant Other Positions 352607208305

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a96.6298.95
    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 837 180717 100652 203647 381
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 789 849788 005633 363628 423
    Inside the yard 669 769667 925470 381466 009
    Less than 200m from yard 119 217119 217162 982162 414
    More than 200m from yard 86386300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 669 769549 689444 811439 722

    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 544 540540 872540 872521 782
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 303 215303 215217 914212 804

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 717 100717 100650 895647 381
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 549 689549 689467 865464 801
    Flush toilet - septic tank 001 2081 208
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 120 080120 080162 982162 414
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 669 769669 769442 298436 638

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 652 498652 498948 130917 840
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 103 48536 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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