Overview

Our 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.

Our 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

Background

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 industrialised and diversified area and one of the most knowledge-intensive areas of Africa.

Emfuleni enjoys a strategically very favourable, 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 characterised 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 kilometres 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, the 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 has two main town centres, namely Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark within the area and Sasolburg is only 10 kilometres 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. 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 in Sharpeville.

Our Area Location

Emfuleni Local Municipality is one of three local municipalities that constitute the Sedibeng District Municipality . It is the Western-most Local Municipality of the District, which covers the entire southern area of the Gauteng province extending along a 120 kilometres 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, the 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 has two main city/town centres, namely Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark within the area and Sasolburg is only 10 kilometres 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 . Emfuleni also contains approximately six large peri-urban townships of Evaton, Sebokeng, Sharpevile, 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 kilometres of the above towns, they are Bonanne, Steel Park , Duncanville , Unitas park, Arcon Park , Sonlandpark, Waldrift, Rust-ter-vaal, Roshnee and Debonairpark.

The area also comprises a number of large residential areas, all of which require considerable investment in infrastructure and environment upgrading. 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 in Sharpeville. Emfuleni's settlement patterns 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.

Important Numbers

Emfuleni Head Office