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City Planning Department

Custodian of the Ekurhuleni Spatial Plan, the City Planning Department provides support services, integration, reporting and monitoring related to the spatial planning in the City. This also includes the management of billboards and related advertising.

In short, this department looks to ensure optimal planning and land use for Ekurhuleni, and to consider and approve, where appropriate, land development applications.

When it comes to ensuring that the City’s spatial footprint meets the needs of communities, as per the City’s integrated development plan (IDP) – it: ensures that levers such as policies and budget adequately respond to the spatial trajectory of the City


Office of the HOD

Heading up this department tasked with spatial planning within the City is Palesa Tsita.

Corporate Geo-Informatics

This division is responsible for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), land survey and geotechnical services. GIS is a mapping technology that allows you to create and interact with a variety of maps and data sources.

City Operations and Special Projects

Over and above facilitating the strategic urband developments (SUD) / large scale urban development that is of a metropolitan wide strategic nature and of critical importance in building the City as envisaged in the GDS, IDP,

Building Control and Outdoor Advertising

Building control involves: Approving building plans, Building inspections, Initiating legal actions as per legislation, Motoring vacant, dilapidated and or abandoned buildings

Metropolitan Spatial Planning

Unlocking of dolomitic land for development and land survey – measuring and determination of the property size and its boundaries – is the responsibility of this division within City Planning.

Department Contacts

Office of the HoD:

Palesa Tsita
Itumeleng Netshikulwe

City Planning Operations/Land Use:

Elsabe Steyn
Fani Mabena

Strategic Urban Developments:

Sindiswa Maka

Metropolitan Spatial Planning and Precinct Plans:

Nobuzwe Soldati


Glyn Kelly

Geo-Informatics: (GIS, Sinkholes and Encroachments):

Celani Myeza

Outdoor Advertising:

Lethabo Shebu

Building Control:

Regional Manager – East (Benoni, Brakpan, Springs, Nigel CCA) Anton Basson (011) 8720 | Anton.Basson@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Regional Manager – South (Alberton, Germiston, Boksburg CCA) Tabudi Tebele (011) 999-4228 | Tabudi.tebele@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Regional Manager – North (Edenvale, Kempton Park, Tembisa) Thapelo Mogatusi (011) 999- 3975 | Thapelo.magatusi@ekurhuleni.gov.za

Area Managers:

Benoni CCC – Mdumiseni Mkhize (011) 999- 6319 | Mdumiseni.mkhize@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Brakpan CCC – Dudu Twala (011) 999- 2267 | Dudu.Twala@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Boksburg CCC – Alrich Bestbier (011) 999-5215 | Alrich.Bestbier@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Edenvale CCC – Samke Nqcobo (011) 999- 3291 | Samke.ngcobo@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Germiston CCC – Itumeleng Nkoane (011) 999- 0148 | Itumeleng.nkoane@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Kempton Park CCC – Tshepo Ramokoka (011) 999-3809 | Tshepo.Ramakoka@ekurhulenigov.za
Springs/Nigel CCC – Dirk Van Rooyen (011) 999- 8682 | Dirk.vanRooyen@ekurhuleni.gov.za
Tembisa CCC – Veronica Nepfumbada (011) 999-8682 | Veronica.nepfumbada@ekurhuleni.gov.za