Ekurhuleni

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THE municipality comprises nine towns in the eastern part of the Gauteng province: Greater Alberton, Benoni, Germiston, Springs, Kempton Park, Edenvale, Nigel, Brakpan and Boksburg.

Ekurhuleni is a Tsonga word and can loosely be translated as the place of peace. It denotes a place where working together to create a peaceful and prosperous environment is encouraged and undertaken by the residents who are bound together by their love for peace.

From the world’s largest producer of gold a century ago, the geographical area known as the East Rand has become an entity of note in a globally competitive business and industry. The mining boom that led to the emergency of the East Rand, also prompted the growth of a substantial manufacturing support base in the area.

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has identified seven strategic priorities designed to stimulate urban renewal, fight poverty, create jobs, ensure residents’ safety and security, combat HIV/Aids, ensure good governance and encourage community participation.

The region administered by the municipality accounts for nearly a quarter of Gauteng’s entire economic output, with more than 41 000 enterprises supplying a variety of goods and services.

 

Contacts

Executive Mayor : Mzwandile Masina
Tel: 011 999 0156
City Manager : Dr. Imogen Mashazi
Tel: 011 999 0863