Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor
The City increased its bursary allocation from R10m per annum to R100m, enabling it to assist more youth achieve their dreams.
One of the initiatives of Mayor Mzwandile Masina, on coming into office in August 2016, is for the City of Ekurhuleni to have its own university – the Ekurhuleni Applied Sciences and Technology University.
As early as 2017, Mayor Masina announced that one of the primary focus areas is to implement a strategy for alternative and renewable energy. This will limit the City’s dependence on the national grid, improve security of energy and play its part in limiting greenhouse emissions as part of the City’s environmental sensibilities.
"In commencing our term of office, we outlined a clear programme of action to advance a pro-poor agenda as our guiding philosophy. We defined this agenda as a deliberate and systematic bias to rollout service delivery and economic development opportunities in a manner that uplifts the poorest sections of Ekurhuleni."
Youth Month in The City
The City has a packed programme for Youth Month, celebrated every June. Activations during the month include the opening of the Youth Directorate’s offices in Boksburg
Live, Play and Invest
A city so good you’ll want to LIVE PLAY INVEST in it.
The city has prime residential estates, glitzy entertainment venues, mega shopping malls, lively townships, historical villages, good schools, recreational facilities and wide-open spaces.
Ekurhuleni is a digital city and is investing in digital infrastructure that will streamline the way it delivers services to the community, including smart grids, payment gateways, e-learning and e-health systems.
Ekurhuleni is building on the region’s long history as an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse to create a Smart City that will underpin the new economic growth trajectory. The city boasts a world-class transport network, telecommunications and energy grid, a youthful citizenry and strong financial position.
The City is being developed through a series of strategic urban developments and transformational projects. With these project and others like it, the city is expanding the horizon that will see Ekurhuleni blossom into a prosperous region for all its citizens.