About Emfuleni

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Greenery, space and natural beauty in abundance. These are the visitor's first impressions of Emfuleni but look further and you will discover an active, highly industrialized and diversified area and one of the most knowledge-intensive areas of Africa.

Emfuleni enjoys a strategically very favorable, central location, with international airports and major cities in the immediate vicinity. A highly developed infrastructure gives you rapid access to Johannesburg, Pretoria and within 5 hours you can be in Durban, which is one of the major export ports.

These factors make Emfuleni the ideal area for entrepreneurs, but the man behind the entrepreneur will feel very much at home here too. The economic growth of Emfuleni is in total harmony and agreeable with the Emfuleni way of life, which is characterized by a rich culture and a pleasant living and working climate.

These aspects have led several foreign companies to set up in Emfuleni. Emfuleni is more than just one of the areas in the Gauteng province. We invite you to take a closer look at its Leisure and Business.

Our Location

The Emfuleni Local Municipality (previously Lekoa) is one of three Local Municipalities comprising the Sedibeng District Municipality situated in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa. It is the Western-most Local Municipality of the District, which covers the entire southern area of the Gauteng province extending along a 120 kilometers axis from east to west. It covers an area of 987.45 km². The Vaal River forms the southern boundary of the Emfuleni Local Municipality and its strategic location affords it many opportunities for tourism and other forms of economic development. Emfuleni shares boundaries with Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State to the south, Midvaal Local Municipality to the east, City of Johannesburg metropolitan area to the north and Westonaria and Potchefstroom (in North West Province) Local Municipalities to the west.

The municipality is strategically located with access to a well-maintained road network - N1 national route linking Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, which traverses Emfuleni. Emfuleni Local Municipality boasts two main town centers, namely Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark with Sasolburg being only 10 kilometers to the south, across the provincial boundary. It forms the heartland of what was formerly known as the Vaal Triangle, renowned for its contribution to the iron and steel industry in South Africa.

The area also comprises a number of large residential areas, all of which require considerable investment in infrastructure and environment upgrading. Emfuleni contains approximately six large peri-urban townships of Evaton, Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Boipatong, Bophelong and Tshepiso. The latter six areas lack facilities associated with towns of their size. The other approximately ten small settlements tend to be suburban settlements within six kilometers of the above towns, they are Bonanne, Steel Park, Duncanville, Unitas Park, Arckonpark, Sonlandpark, Waldrift, Rust-Ter-Vaal, Roshnee and Debonair Park.

The Emfuleni Local Municipality is rich in history as it encapsulates the Anglo Boer War, heritage assets such as the Sharpeville monument and the liberation struggle epitomized by the signing of the Constitution in 1996. Settlement patterns in Emfuleni are largely dictated by the history of the area. The evidence of san rock engravings near the Vaal River verifies that the San people originally inhabited Emfuleni.

 

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

Vision

  • A developmental City that continuously improves the quality of life of its community.

Our Mission

  • Providing responsive, effective, efficient, and sustainable municipal services in an accountable manner.

Motto

  • “Vaal River City, the Cradle of Human Rights”

Values

  • Subscribe to Batho-Pele Principles as well as being:
  • Responsive
  • Disciplined
  • Accountable & Transparent
  • Respectful and
  • Honest
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