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: 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), 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.
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