Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

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Ekurhuleni
Metropolitan municipality
Official seal of Ekurhuleni
Seal
Location in Gauteng
Location in Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°20′E / 26.167°S 28.333°E / -26.167; 28.333Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°20′E / 26.167°S 28.333°E / -26.167; 28.333
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Seat Germiston
Wards 101
Government[2]
 • Type Municipal council
 • Mayor Mondli Gungubele[1]
Area
 • Total 1,975 km2 (763 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,178,470
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[3]
 • Black African 78.7%
 • Coloured 2.7%
 • Indian/Asian 2.1%
 • White 15.8%
First languages (2011)[4]
 • Zulu 28.8%
 • English 12.0%
 • Afrikaans 11.9%
 • Northern Sotho 11.4%
 • Other 35.9%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code EKU

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa. The name Ekurhuleni means place of peace in Tsonga. Ekurhuleni is one of the 5 districts of Gauteng province of South Africa and one of the 8 metropolitan municipalities of South Africa. The seat of Ekurhuleni is Germiston. The largest language group among its 2,480,260 people is Zulu (2001 Census). OR Tambo International Airport is in the Kempton Park area of Ekurhuleni.[5] An Integrated Transport Plan has been initiated to allow Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to confidently develop a transport system within its responsibilities over the next 5 years.

Main places[edit]

The 2001 census divided the municipality into the following main places:[6]

Place Code Area (km2) Population Most spoken languages
Alberton 77301 80.45 89,392 Afrikaans 49% English 38%
Bapsfontein 77302 0.31 936 Zulu 34% Pedi 17% Sotho 13%
Bedfordview 77303 15.43 21,294 English 71%
Benoni 77304 187.99 94,341 English 46% Afrikaans 24% Zulu 12%
Boksburg 77305 164.05 158,649 Afrikaans 30% English 22% Zulu 15%
Brakpan 77306 196.35 62,113 Afrikaans 55% English 15% Zulu 13%
Cerutiville 77307 0.41 2,151 Zulu 67% Afrikaans 12% Sotho 12%
Chief Albert Lithuli Park 77308 1.12 2,896 Zulu 44% Pedi 15% Sotho 12% Xhosa 11%
Daveyton 77309 14.17 131,390 Zulu 40% Pedi 16% Xhosa 12% Sotho 11%
Duduza 77310 10.74 71,960 Zulu 63% Sotho 19%
Dukathole 77311 1.07 18,537 Xhosa 26% Zulu 25% Pedi 18% Sotho 11%
Edenvale 77312 20.38 40,624 English 74%
Etwatwa 77314 21.26 124,435 Zulu 47% Pedi 13% Tsonga 11%
Germiston 77315 129.14 139,719 Afrikaans 27% English 26% Zulu 13% Xhosa 10%
Katlehong 77316 61.42 349,866 Zulu 39% Sotho 25% Xhosa 13%
Kempton Park 77317 158.50 117,271 Afrikaans 47% English 28%
KwaThema 77318 13.93 99,517 Zulu 57%
Lindelani Village 77319 1.60 7,514 Zulu 41% Pedi 20%
Midrand 77320 13.41 5,095 Afrikaans 31% Pedi 15% English 12% Zulu 11%
Nigel 77321 129.29 28,706 Afrikaans 51% English 19% Zulu 17%
Reiger Park 77322 5.70 36,004 Afrikaans 48% Pedi 12% Xhosa 11%
Springs 77323 172.18 80,776 Afrikaans 39% English 21% Zulu 14%
Tembisa 77324 32.44 348,693 Pedi 35% Zulu 25% Tsonga 12%
Thokoza 77325 8.65 85,106 Zulu 39% Sotho 27% Xhosa 20%
Tsakane 77326 29.74 144,289 Zulu 57% Sotho 11%
Vosloorus 77327 28.65 150,277 Zulu 48% Sotho 19%
Wattville 77328 4.78 49,927 Zulu 43% English 16% Sotho 10%
Remainder of the municipality 77313 420.74 18,795 Zulu 26% Pedi 21% Tsonga 14% Sotho 10%

Demographics[edit]

Planners from the Ekurhuleni Town Planning department on a routine site visit in Benoni. The team's composition is a reflection of New South Africa's racial integration policies

The following statistics are from the 2001 census.

Language Population %
Zulu 754 411 30.42%
Afrikaans 321 103 12.95%
Northern Sotho (Pedi) 282 641 11.40%
Sotho 278 398 11.22%
English 277 950 11.21%
Xhosa 213 389 8.60%
Tsonga 141 484 5.70%
Tswana 76 896 3.10%
Swati 45 357 1.83%
Ndebele 44 496 1.79%
Venda 25 753 1.04%
Other 18 396 0.74%

Gender[edit]

The Rhodesfield suburb of Kempton Park
Gender Population %
Male 1 258 513 50.74%
Female 1 221 747 49.26%

Ethnic groups[edit]

A street in Lakefield
Ethnic group Population %
Black African 1 891 452 76.26%
White 482 080 19.44%
Coloured 67 064 2.70%
Indian/Asian 39 664 1.60%

Age[edit]

The CBD of Benoni
Age Population %
000 - 004 213 560 8.61%
005 - 009 199 108 8.03%
010 - 014 196 933 7.94%
015 - 019 209 576 8.45%
020 - 024 267 642 10.79%
025 - 029 296 678 11.96%
030 - 034 247 072 9.96%
035 - 039 218 644 8.82%
040 - 044 180 980 7.30%
045 - 049 137 562 5.55%
050 - 054 102 035 4.11%
055 - 059 70 713 2.85%
060 - 064 52 238 2.11%
065 - 069 33 805 1.36%
070 - 074 24 063 0.97%
075 - 079 14 555 0.59%
080 - 084 9 705 0.39%
085 - 089 3 249 0.13%
090 - 094 1 437 0.06%
095 - 099 481 0.02%
100 plus 224 0.01%

Politics[edit]

The municipal council consists of 202 members elected by mixed-member proportional representation. 101 are elected by first-past-the-post voting in 101 wards, while the remaining 101 are chosen from party lists so that the total number of party representatives is proportional to the number of votes received. In the election of 18 May 2011 the African National Congress (ANC) won a majority of 125 seats on the council.

Ekurhuleni uses a mayoral executive system. The Executive Mayor is elected by council and selects a 10 member Mayoral Committee to run the government. As of 2013 the mayor is Mondli Gungubele (ANC). The Speaker of Council is Patricia Khumalo (ANC) and the Chief Whip of Council is Robert Mashego (ANC). The Leader of the Opposition is Fortune Mahano (DA) and the Opposition Chief Whip is André du Plessis (DA).

The following table shows the results of the 2011 election.[7][8]

Party Votes Seats
Ward List Total  % Ward List Total
African National Congress 478,068 490,234 968,302 61.6 71 54 125
Democratic Alliance 238,380 237,605 475,985 30.3 30 32 62
National Freedom Party 9,332 8,938 18,270 1.2 0 3 3
Inkatha Freedom Party 8,165 9,174 17,339 1.1 0 2 2
Congress of the People 6,206 8,579 14,785 0.9 0 2 2
Pan Africanist Congress 5,873 4,806 10,679 0.7 0 2 2
African Christian Democratic Party 5,226 4,690 9,916 0.6 0 1 1
African People's Convention 4,241 5,375 9,616 0.6 0 1 1
Freedom Front Plus 4,655 4,011 8,666 0.6 0 1 1
Independent Ratepayers Association of SA 6,080 2,557 8,637 0.5 0 1 1
United Democratic Movement 4,002 3,280 7,282 0.5 0 1 1
Displacees Rate-payers Association 3,759 3,222 6,981 0.4 0 1 1
Independent 2,391 2,391 0.2 0 0
The Real Congress 784 983 1,767 0.1 0 0 0
African Christian Alliance 972 603 1,575 0.1 0 0 0
Black Consciousness Party 663 877 1,540 0.1 0 0 0
Simunye in Christ Organisation 873 650 1,523 0.1 0 0 0
People's Civic Organisation 832 670 1,502 0.1 0 0 0
Christian Democratic Party 837 643 1,480 0.1 0 0 0
First Nation Liberation Alliance 620 639 1,259 0.1 0 0 0
National Republican Party 572 379 951 0.1 0 0 0
Pan Africanist Movement 85 274 359 0.0 0 0 0
Thembisa Concerned Residents' Association 355 355 0.0 0 0
Umhlaba Uhlagene Peoples United Nations 34 34 0.0 0 0
Total 782,650 788,544 1,571,194 100.0 101 101 202
Spoilt votes 14,321 9,922 24,243

Economy[edit]

Airways Park, the head office of South African Airways
Professor John D. Kasarda with Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele

Manufacturing[edit]

The municipality is an important manufacturing centre in South Africa, and has been described as "the workshop of the country"[1]

Aviation[edit]

Several airline companies are headquartered in the Kempton Park area of Ekurhuleni.

South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa, and subsidiary South African Express Airways have their head offices in Ekurhuleni.[5][9][10] In addition Mango, a low cost airline, is headquartered on the grounds of OR Tambo.[11]

The headquarters of Comair and Kulula.com are at an intersection within Ekurhuleni in close proximity to OR Tambo.[12][13] Federal Air also has its headquarters on the OR Tambo grounds.[14] 1Time has its head office in the Isando Industrial Park.[15] Safair's head office is in Kempton Park.[16]

Airports Company South Africa has its head office in Bedfordview, Ekurhuleni.[17] TAAG Angola Airlines has an office in Bedfordview.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cities Leadership Timeline". State of the Cities Report 2011. South African Cities Network. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Contact list: Executive Mayors". Government Communication & Information System. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, age in 5 year groups and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Table: Census 2011 by district council, gender, language and population group". Statistics South Africa. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Background." Ekurhuleni. 3 (3/8). Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  6. ^ Lookup Tables - Statistics South Africa
  7. ^ "Results Summary – All Ballots: Ekurhuleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seat Calculation Detail: Ekurhuleni". Independent Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Legal Information - (EU)." South African Airways. Retrieved on 24 June 2009.
  10. ^ "Contact Us." South African Express. Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Contact Us." Mango. Retrieved on 30 September 2009. "Mezzanine Level Domestic Departure Terminal OR Tambo International Airport 1627"
  12. ^ "Contact Us." Comair. Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  13. ^ "Contact Us." Kulula.com. Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  14. ^ "Contact details." Federal Air. Retrieved on 30 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Contact Us." 1Time. Retrieved on 28 October 2009.
  16. ^ "Contact." Safair. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  17. ^ "Contact us." Airports Company South Africa. Retrieved on 6 February 2011. "Physical address: 24 Johnson Road The Maples Office Park - Bedfordview Johannesburg."
  18. ^ "TAAG Offices." TAAG Angola Airlines. Retrieved on 23 January 2010.

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