Come Invest In The Affordable City
City of Ekurhuleni a home to a state of the art infrastructure with competitive energy rates and offers reliable transport including quality water services which makes it the city an investment destination.
Ekurhuleni’s infrastructure is designed to accommodate all businesses, big and small operating in any market or industry. It boasts the OR Tambo International Airport, Africa’s biggest and busiest airport with a significant logistics corridor along the R21 highway thus making it a true gateway into Africa. The airport registers about 17 million passengers annually and is a critical transit point for goods, with more than 300 000 tons of freight going through our airport each year.
The City also boasts an extensive transport network across rail, road and air, with the Gillooly’s interchange being the biggest in Southern Africa. It boasts some of the country’s finest modern highways, namely the N12, N17 and N3 linking Ekurhuleni to cities like Johannesburg, provinces like Mpumalanga and neighbouring countries like Mozambique.
According to the World Bank’s 2018 report on Doing Business in South Africa, it reported that the average monthly consumption cost for energy in South Africa is 13 US cents per kilowatt-hour and is slightly cheaper than the average for BRIC economies (13.8 cents). The cost for energy consumption in City of Ekurhuleni (11.8 US cents per kilo watt) is not only below the national average but is also cheaper than other metros in the Gauteng Province with City of Tshwane at 14.1 and City of Johannesburg at 15.7 US cents per kilo watt.
The City does not only boast an extensive transport network but also South Africa’s largest railway hub is in Germiston, where all railway lines connect to guarantee speed and agility in moving high value goods across the Southern African region.
Ekurhuleni’s Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) aims to provide high quality and affordable public transport. The main objective of the IRPTN is to provide a new and attractive integrated public transport network, which includes road and rail public transport services to better serve the people of Ekurhuleni. Based on forming a network linking nodes of social, economic and industrial development, the IRPTN is a catalyst for sustainable development and does more than just address immediate demand. It cuts across all nine of the City’s flagship projects and ties into the development plans of private stakeholders.
This City prides itself in supplying its 99% of its population with top quality potable water that is Blue Drop certified. To maintain optimum water quality and compliance to national legislation and international standards, regular tests are conducted at various points on the water supply network including water tanks, reservoirs, towers and distribution points.
The critical role water plays in socio-economic development activities is recognised and is committed towards rendering uninterrupted water supply services to customers. It has systems in place to provide alternative water supply during time planned and unplanned water interruption to ensure that consumers are not affected negatively.
In terms of good governance, Ekurhuleni has a good record of accomplishment of getting clean and unqualified audit reports from the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). In the latest audit, the City received a clean audit opinion for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is testament that Ekurhuleni’s leadership and management are committed towards good governance and accountability.