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EKURHULENI 2017/18 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

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EKURHULENI 2017/18 BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

Total Ekurhuleni Budget

The total Ekurhuleni Budget for the 2017/18 financial year is R36.6 billion which is funded as follows:

  • Generated revenue – R26.2 billion;
  • Operating grants - R5.4 billion; and
  • Assessment rates – R5 billion.

The R36.6 billion includes a Capital Budget of R6.4 billion for 2017/18, a 23% leap from the 2016/17 Adjusted Budget which totalled R5.1 billion and repairs and maintenance of xxxxx

Specific Highlights

  •  Economic Development is allocated R664 million. Of this amount, R619 million is for bulk infrastructure rollout to enable economic development initiatives. Among the projects targeted are:

R45 million for revitalisation of four traditional Industrial Parks in Wadeville and Labore;

Conclusion of four Strategic Partnerships for Cluster Development;

Implementation of the Gibela/Prasa Industrial Park; and

Implementation of the Tambo Springs Inland Port.

  • At least R200 billion of investment will be facilitated as part of the Aerotropolis.
  • Tourism Strategy we are investing an amount of R38 million, of which R35 million will go to the Khumalo Street Tourism Hub with R3 million channelled to the development of the Ekurhuleni Liberation Route.
  • 40 Strategic Land Parcels to be released for strategic development areas such as lakes and dams, and township localities and attract not less than R15 billion
  • About R4 million for the development of 120 urban farmers and a further R15 million for investment in farm infrastructure.
  • Springs Fresh Produce Market and Agriculture to be recapitalized at a cost of R110 million over the next three years
  • The City is allocating R12 billion of procurement opportunities to local entrepreneurs, service providers and enterprises over three years which includes:

+R1 billion (per annum) on 2 000 youth owned enterprises;

+R500 million (per annum) on 100 emerging construction companies; and

+R500 million for black industrialists;

+R500 million for community trade in service;

+R112 million for community based planning.

  • Supply chain management policy amended to ensure that a minimum of 30% of procurement expenditure is re-invested in local communities.
  • About R269 million of the Capex is allocated to Township Economies over the next three years.

Projects to be undertaken include:

R35 million - Reiger Park Enterprise Hub: R5 million (2017/18) and R30 million (2018/19 and 2019/20);

R80 million - Ekurhuleni Innovation Hub and Studios: 2017/18 R10 million, (2018/19) and R70 million (2019/20);

R60 million - Kwa-Thema business hub: R30 million (2017/18) and R30 million (2018/ 19);

R50 million - Automotive Centres in Katlehong, Tembisa and Tsakane: R10 million (2017/18) and R40 million (2018/19); and

R24 million - Etwatwa Township Enterprise Hub (2017/18).

  • R2.6 billion over the MTREF to build a reliable public transport system, starting with R831million in 2017/18. An amount of R1.9 billion is allocated for the second phase of the BRT project (Harambee), which links Kempton Park and Katlehong.
  • The rest of the budget will go to the following projects:

R116 million - Germiston Station Intermodal Transport Facility, taxi ranks and other public transport facilities;

R427 million - licensing centres in among other areas Tembisa, Vosloorus, Boksburg, Edenvale, Germiston and Bedfordview;

R69 million is allocated to replace ageing municipal buses; and

R100 million is earmarked for other transport related facilities.

The Human Settlement department receives allocated R1 billion for 2017/18 and R3.4 billion over the MTREF. This is for urban renewal, mega projects, social housing and serviced stands as follows:

R290 million for serviced stands in Alliance 1 and 9, Apex Extension 12, Balmoral 4 and 5, Daveyton 14, Mayfield 45, 32 and 34, Langaville 4, Palmridge 9, Pyneville 1;

R112 million for the Tembisa Ext 25 mega project in 2017/18 and an additional R397 million in the period 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R498 million for the Van Dyk Park mega project between 2018/19 to 2019/20);

R242 million for the Leeuwpoort mega project in 2017/18 and R324 million between 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R89 million for the Germiston Urban Renewal Projects in 2017/18 and R208 million for 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R85 million for the Khatorus Urban Renewal Project in 2017/18 and R311 million for 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R82 million for the Tembisa Urban Renewal Project in 2017/18 and R17 million for 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R81 million for the Wattville Urban Renewal Projects in 2017/18 and R343 million 2018/19 and 2019/20;

R41 million for the upgrading of Nguni Hostel between 2018/19 and 2019/20; and

R80 million for the refurbishment of rental stock between 2017/18 and 2019/20.

A further R850 million has been set aside for land banking and property acquisition for human settlement purposes over the MTREF.

Energy Department has been allocated R718 million for the 2017/18 financial year and R2.2 billion in the MTREF.

An amount of R655 million is assigned to the electrification of informal settlements (reblocked areas) over the next three years.

Lighting has an allocation of R169 million for the installation of 240 high mask lights, 30 000 PV solar panels 1 800 street lights in the next three years. Areas targeted include Daveyton, Duduza, Katlehong, Voolorus and Tembisa.

An amount of R1 billion has been allocated for repair and maintenance in 2017/18, while R3.5 billion is provided for the same purpose over the MTREF.

 Water and Sanitation Department is allocated R599 million for 2017/18 and R2.3 billion for the MTREF:

R687 million for reservoirs, pressure management systems and for pipe network;

R555 million is set aside for sewer networks; and

R272 million for meter repairs and replacements.

R607 million in 2017/18 and R2 billion over the MTREF for operations and maintenance of water and sanitation leaks, unblocking of sewer blockages and reservoir maintenance.

R170 million to improve the 1:10 ratio for portable ablution facilities to 1:5 as per the Council's revised policy.

§ Roads and Storm Water has an allocation of R683 million in 2017/18 and R2.5 billion over the MTREF.

A sum of R846 million is allocated for repairs and maintenance, potholes and road surfacing in the for 2017/18 financial year, and stormwater related works - while the total is R2.7 billion over the MTREF.

§ Health and Social Welfare Department has been given R91 million in the 2017/18 financial year, and R348 million for the next three years for, among others, the construction of 12 new clinics and maintenance of existing facilities.

R206 million for clinics, while the rest will be for Social Welfare programmes such as Early Child Development centres in Alberton, Tsakane and Thokoza.

 Sport, Recreation, Arts, Culture and Heritage R417 million for the next three years and R99 million has been set aside for swimming pools in areas like Duduza, Benoni, Tembisa, Springs and Brakpan. Repairs and maintenance of facilities is budgeted at R131 million is allocated over the MTREF for repairs and maintenance.

The Environmental Management Department gets R167 million in the 2017/18 and R833 million for the MTREF.

R159 million goes to new cemeteries and upgrading of existing ones across the City.

R92 million for specialised vehicles and the rest being for dams, lakes and other environmental programmes.

R74 million has been set aside for grass cutting in 2017/18 and R244.7 million in the MTREF.

The Waste Management Department is allocated R166 million for 2017/18 and R502 million for MTREF.

 R132 million for the purchase of specialised waste removal trucks and equipment, and

R27 million for bulk containers.

R113 million for 2017/18 and R377 million over the MTREF for waste removal programmes and recycling work.

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) is allocated R149 million in 2017/18 and R359 million in the next three years, which is broken down as follows:

R110 million for new Precincts in Thokoza, Tembisa, Etwatwa and Duduza;

R12.5 million for the establishment of the Equestrian Unit over the MTREF; and

R177 million is set aside vehicles and specialised equipment and vehicles.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department has been allocated of R609 million in 2017/18 and R1.8 billion over the MTREF.

The community bursary funding was increased in 2016 to R100 million from R10 million in the previous year, for academically qualifying students to further their tertiary studies.

The City has recruited 100 learner contractors and 100 learner supervisors to the EPWP Vukuphile Programme at the tune of R500 million per annum over three years.

R44 million from the national fiscus for job creation and the proposed new EPWP policy which ensures that projects generate jobs for local labour. 

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