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Ekurhuleni has a population of around 2.7 million people and contributes approximately 7% to national production and between 6% and 7% to the total economic output of Gauteng province. Its economy grew by an average of 2.7% per annum from 1996 to 2006.
Five minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, the Albertina Sisulu Corridor is a prime investment and development location. Straddling theR21 freeway, which runs through Ekurhuleni, the corridor links Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport and Pretoria (Tshwane).
This corridor offers a myriad of investment opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including telecommunications and business outsourcing, import and export, manufacturing and processing, transport-related services, office and retail space and industries to agriculture, eco-tourism and conservation.
Business activities in Ekurhuleni townships are diverse and ranges from retain, industrial activity to construction. The municipality has devised an urban development structure that creates investment opportunities for business while also contributing to social development and upliftment.
Roads, railways and airports service Ekurhuleni well as it has a well development network of infrastructure as well as strong telecommunications infrastructure and powerful electricity grids.
A modern road network system reaches every part of the municipality and connects all the major towns, offering conveniences and a seamless travel experience.
Roads are well maintained and more that capable of handling the city increasing commercial traffic. The N3 from Johannesburg to Durban, the N12 from Johannesburg to Witbank and the R21 highway, which joins OR Tambo International Airport to the rest of the province all meet at Gillooly’s Interchange right in the heart of Ekurhuleni.
South Africa has more than a quarter of all railroad tracks in Africa, and the hub of the railway system is found in Ekurhuleni. It connects the region with all major cities and ports in Southern Africa – Richards Bay, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Maputo. Development of the Gautrain network provides further benefits for business visitors.Ekurhuleni is home to OR Tambo International Airport which is used by most of the world’s leading airlines and services most of the African continent.