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

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 975km²
    Description: The City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A 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
    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: Dr Imogen Mashazi
    Chief Financial Officer: Gugu Pride Malaza-Duda
    Communications Officer: Makhosazana Matsipa (HOD: Communication and Brand Management)
    LED Officer: Caiphus Chauke (HOD: Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: Lesiba Mojapelo (Chief Operations Officer), Tumelo Kganane (Chief Information Officer), General Isaac Mapiyeye (Chief of Police), 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), 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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates4 678 1044 047 5753 781 7933 534 321
    Service charges20 450 22017 130 45516 304 45914 861 038
    Investment revenue626 606632 624519 167370 295
    Transfers recognised - operational3 373 3294 464 9723 882 3153 823 804
    Other own revenue2 674 2751 225 4751 085 295959 148
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)31 802 53427 501 10125 573 02923 548 607
    Employee costs6 220 8246 338 4215 587 3505 432 136
    Remuneration of councillors119 944105 69699 97794 141
    Depreciation & asset impairment1 851 1721 945 2342 057 3811 978 923
    Finance charges579 851848 639571 556572 960
    Materials and bulk purchases14 889 42313 323 00711 546 88910 821 994
    Transfers and grants2 057 1791 096 4771 167 5591 060 444
    Other expenditure5 707 5963 820 5364 362 3633 247 751
    Total Expenditure31 425 98927 478 01125 393 07623 208 349
    Surplus/(Deficit)376 54623 090179 954340 258
    Transfers recognised - capital1 661 8622 147 1581 877 8681 516 157
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 038 4072 170 2482 057 8221 856 414
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 038 4072 170 2482 057 8221 856 414
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure4 217 3784 093 8653 069 1642 612 301
    Transfers recognised - capital1 738 3192 146 2631 647 4421 540 702
    Public contributions & donations--1 700-
    Borrowing1 064 845-971 607838 118
    Internally generated funds1 414 2141 947 602448 415233 482
    Total sources of capital funds4 217 3784 093 8653 069 1642 612 301
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets14 242 54314 963 27313 291 58311 258 186
    Total non current assets52 833 06249 532 65846 113 80044 790 496
    Total current liabilities10 528 8778 600 7587 353 4576 536 463
    Total non current liabilities8 163 7278 524 8018 311 1327 851 057
    Community wealth/Equity48 383 00147 370 37243 740 79441 661 162
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating2 072 1124 913 8154 529 5893 907 600
    Net cash from (used) investing(5 256 733)(4 335 054)(3 284 829)(2 565 747)
    Net cash from (used) financing(293 094)(307 551)562 075178 311
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end4 223 6627 972 5867 701 3765 894 540
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a67 091--
    Irregular expendituren/a167 18367 462251 370
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a2 37120 75310 120
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 6 338 4215 587 3505 432 1364 276 5714 109 532
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 105 69699 97794 14187 95579 406
     
    Total Employee Positions 18 66218 67518 87918 86118 842
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 7042 7512 8203 0992 322
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.49%14.73%14.94%16.43%12.32%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 29292929104
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 3851234
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 9949861 0081 046474
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20922324834896
    Community And Social Service Positions 3823043053072 605
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 55353327214
    Finance And Administration Positions 3 3543 3602 1613 2162 076
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 627609348708296
    Electricity Positions 1 1251 1251 1261 1281 144
    Vacant Electricity Positions 213206217214183
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2121222 179191
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 108828720
    Health Positions 1 4481 4481 4431 4711 412
    Vacant Health Positions 911288511986
    Public Safety Positions 3 5043 5153 8303 3634 256
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 390399491379428
    Road Transport Positions 1 6371 6371 6421 6351 307
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 238250260283206
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1 1151 1931 2101 2031 125
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 169154176176121
    Waste Management Positions 1 5811 5871 5861 5831 579
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 119207175156167
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 1 0761 0761 0751 0771 102
    Vacant Water Positions 197172167182166
    Other Positions 2 3962 3943 4426241 467
    Vacant Other Positions 383352607208305

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a96.620.0098.95
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 839 014837 180717 100652 203647 381
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 791 683789 849788 005633 363628 423
    Inside the yard 671 665669 769667 925470 381466 009
    Less than 200m from yard 119 217119 217119 217162 982162 414
    More than 200m from yard 80186386300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 669 769669 769549 689444 811439 722

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 552 651544 540540 872540 872521 782
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 303 215303 215303 215217 914212 804

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 718 996717 100717 100650 895647 381
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 551 585549 689549 689467 865464 801
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0001 2081 208
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 120 080120 080120 080162 982162 414
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 669 769669 769669 769442 298436 638

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 839 084839 084652 498948 130917 840
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 99 289103 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.
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