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Gauteng Business 2016 edition

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The 2016 edition of the Gauteng Business and Investment Guide is the premier business and investment guide for the Gauteng province and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). In addition to detailed profiles of key provincial organisations, including the GGDA, the Automotive Industry Development Corporation Centre (AIDC), the Gauteng Investment Centre, the Gauteng IDZ, the Gauteng ICT Park SEZ and Constitution Hill, this edition includes well-researched economic and demographic data on the province, as well as insights into the province’s five development corridors and the new industries and development nodes in these corridors; a focus on Gauteng as a global city region; and key growth sectors for the province.


SPECIAL FEATURE and Westonaria). Merafong City is the largest of the local municipalities in terms of land area and is home to approximately 200 000 residents. The municipality boasts rich gold deposits, especially in the Carletonville area, and the domiwhich is home to the Cradle of Humankind (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Mining and agriculture constitute the main economic sectors in the district, with the Western Deep Gold Mine near Carletonville currently the deepest mine in the world. Lanseria International Airport is situated in the district, providing an alternative entry point for visitors to Gauteng. There are four local municipalities within the jurisdiction of the West Rand district municipality (Merafong City, Mogale City, Randfontein MUNICIPALITIES IN GAUTENG Metropolitan/District Municipality boundary Local Municipality Boundary District/Metropolitan Municipality Local Municipality Gauteng North North West West Amajuba uMlalazi N1 Mabopane City of Tshwane Metropolitan Akasia Bon Municipality Accord Cullinan Rosslyn Onderstepoort PRETORIA Mamelodi Rayton Atteridgeville N4 Centurion Erasmia Bronkhorstspruit Sterkfontein Mogale Hekpoort City DMA R50 Local Municipality N14 N1 R25 Clayville Halfway House Muldersdrift Tembisa West Rand Magaliesburg OaktreeCity of R21 Bapsfontein District Municipality Sandton Krugersdorp Johannesburg N1 Kempton Park Randburg Ekurhuleni Randfontein Metropolitan Metropolitan Daveyton Local Municipality Roodepoort Municipality JOHANNESBURG Benoni Municipality N12 N14 Boksburg Brakpan Mohlakeng Randfontein N12 Merafong City Westonaria Soweto Springs Bekkersdal Alberton Germiston Local Municipality Local Municipality N7 Westonaria Lenasia Katlehong Carletonville Ennerdale Walkerville Lesedi Local Municipality R28 N1 R59 Nigel Randval Evaton Sedibeng District Municipality N3 Sebokeng Emfuleni Local Municipality R82 Heidelberg R42 Meyerton Midvaal Local Municipality R54 Vanderbijlpark Free State Vereeniging Temba Northern Province Babelegi Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga Mpumalanga GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016 24

SPECIAL FEATURE nant economic activity in the municipality is mining. Mogale City has a population of around 360 000. While economic activity within the municipality is comparatively diversified, manufacturing and agri-business constitute the leading economic sectors. Sedibeng District Municipality The administrative headquarters of the Sedibeng district municipality are located in Vereeniging. The municipality covers the whole eastern side of Gauteng and has a population of approximately 920 000 residents. Three local municipalities (Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal) fall under the jurisdiction of the Sedibeng District Municipality. The Emfuleni local municipality is renowned for iron and steel manufacturing, which is based primarily in Vanderbjlpark and Vereeniging. The local municipality has a total population of approximately 720 000 and contains six large townships: Evaton, Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Boipatong, Bophelong and Tshepiso. The economy in Sedibeng is dominated by the manufacturing sector. Major companies such as Sasol and ArcelorMittal operate within the district, with the result that the fabricated metal and chemical industries dominate manufacturing activity in the area. The agriculture and tourism sectors, on the other hand, present opportunities to further local development within the municipality. The Midvaal local municipality is home to around 90 000 residents and is regarded as the fastest-growing municipality in Gauteng. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality The Ekurhuleni metropolitan area includes Germiston, Boksburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, Brakpan and Springs. Ekurhuleni is home to approximately 3-million people, and the municipality had a combined budget of R21.3-billion in the 2012/13 financial year. The municipality is a focal point for manufacturing within the province, and the manufacturing enterprises located in the municipal area account for 19.7 percent of Gauteng’s provincial GDP. Despite the level of economic activity within the metropolitan area, unemployment remains high (the unemployment rate in the municipality was 28.8 percent in 2011). The OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s premier airport is situated in Kempton Park, and the OR Tambo International Airport IDZ is also located within the borders of the metropolitan municipality. The most recent election of the provincial legislature was held on 7 May 2014, and the African National Congress (ANC) won 53.59% of the vote, along with a 40-seat majority in the legislature. The official opposition is the Democratic Alliance, which won 30.78% of the vote and 23 seats. Other parties represented are the Economic Freedom Fighters with eight seats, as well as the Freedom Front Plus and the Inkatha Freedom Party, each holding one seat. Premier David Makhura of the ANC was elected on 21 May 2014 at the first meeting of the legislature following that general election. The Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa (which has seats in Pretoria and Johannesburg) is a superior court with general jurisdiction over the province. Johannesburg is also home to the Constitutional Court, South Africa’s highest court, and to a branch of the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court. 25 GAUTENG BUSINESS 2016

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