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MDB code: JHB

Description: The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is located in the Gauteng Province. Johannesburg is the most advanced commercial city in Africa and the engine room of the South African and regional economy. It is a city with a unique, African character, world-class infrastructure in the fields of telecommunications, transportation, water and power, and with globally-competitive health care and educational facilities. However, the city is also one of contrasts – home to both wealthy and poor, residents and refugees, global corporations and emerging enterprises.
The demographics of Johannesburg indicate a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan area. As the largest city in South Africa, its population is defined by a long history of local and international migration. Johannesburg is home to almost five million people, accounting for about 36% of Gauteng’s population and 8% of the national population.
Over the last decade the city has been growing. A key contributor to this is that the city continues to attract people from other provinces, and internationally, who are looking for better economic opportunities and quality of life. The population pyramid indicates that the city’s population is predominantly young. This can be attributed to migration from other parts of the country as young people look for jobs. Johannesburg is considered the economic hub of South Africa and is often the first choice of destination by job seekers across the country.

Area: 1 645km²

Cities/Towns: Alexandra, Diepkloof, Diepsloot, Ennerdale, Johannesburg, Johannesburg South, Lawley, Lenasia, Lenasia South, Meadowlands East, Meadowlands West, Midrand, Orange Farm, Pimville, Randburg, Roodepoort, Sandton, Soweto

Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services, community services, manufacturing, trade (collectively 82%)

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (JHB)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 1049, Johannesburg, 2000
Physical 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tel 011 407 6111
Fax 011 403 8723
Web www.joburg.org.za

Resident Queries

Accounts 0860 562 874
joburgconnect@joburg.org.za
Electricity 0860 562 874
customerservice@citypower.co.za
Refuse & Waste 0860 562 874
joburgconnect@joburg.org.za
Roads 0860 562 874
hotline@jra.co.za
Service Delivery 011 203 3300
Water 0860 562 874
customerserviceemails@jwater.co.za

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 121, DA 104, EFF 30, IFP 5, AIC 4, ACDP 1, ALJAMA 1, COPE 1, PA 1, UDM 1, VF PLUS 1
Controlling Party: DA Minority Government
Mayor: Mr Herman Mashaba
Other Members of Council: Vasco da Gama (Speaker), Kevin Wax (Chief Whip), Mlungiseli Ngalonkulu (Deputy Chief Whip), Richard Ngobeni (MMC: Development Planning), Mpho Phalatse (MMC: Health and Social Development), Anthony Still (MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services), Yao-Heng Sun (MMC: Public Safety), Nonhlanhla Makhuba (MMC: Transport), Mzobanzi Ntuli (MMC: Housing), Nonhlanhla Sifumba (MMC: Community Development), Valencia Khumalo (MMC: Corporate and Shared Services), Sharon Peetz (MMC: Economic Development)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Reggie Boqo
Communications Officer: Nabintu Petsana (Group Head: Group Communications)
LED Officer: Ravi Naidoo (Executive Director: Economic Development)
Other Senior Management: Gerald Dumas (Chief Operations Officer), Hennie Labuschagne (Acting Executive Director: Group Corporate and Shared Services), Dudu Maseko (Executive Director: Community Development), Tiaan Elhers (Environment, Infrastructure and Services), Wandile Zwane (Group Head: Social Development), Yondela Silimela (Executive Head: Development Planning), Thabo Maisela (Executive Director: Housing), Lisa Seftel (Executive Director: Transport), Dr Refik Bismilla (Executive Director: Health), Lungelwa Sonqishe (Executive Head: Revenue and Customer Relations Management), Khomotso Letsatsi (Group Head: Treasury and Financial Strategy), Nonto Hadebe (Group Strategy, Policy and Relations), Mbulelo Ruda (Group Head: Legal and Contracts), Sinaye Nxumalo (Executive Director: Group Audit, Risk and Compliance), Vicky Shuping (Acting Group Head: Customer Relations and Urban Management), Bryne Maduka (Group Head: Group Governance)

Demographic Information

2016 2011
Population 4 949 347 4 434 827
Age Structure
Population under 15 25.7% 23.2%
Population 15 to 64 68.9% 72.7%
Population over 65 5.4% 4.1%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 45.1 37.6
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 100.3 100.7
Population Growth
Per annum 2.49% n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a 25.0%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a 31.5%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 3.4% 2.9%
Matric 38.5% 34.7%
Higher education 14.7% 19.2%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 853 371 1 434 856
Average household size 2.7 2.8
Female headed households 37.7% 36.2%
Formal dwellings 81.3% 81.4%
Housing owned 51.7% 40.2%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 88.6% 87.1%
Weekly refuse removal 85.4% 95.3%
Piped water inside dwelling 60.3% 64.7%
Electricity for lighting 90.9% 90.8%

Financial Results

All values: R’000 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
AUDIT OUTCOME n/a Financially unqualified Financially unqualified Financially unqualified Financially unqualified
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates 8 008 686 8 138 059 7 674 889 7 215 938 6 088 635
Service charges 24 808 257 23 477 479 21 504 935 20 115 991 19 313 900
Investment revenue 640 294 365 224 382 240 310 033 406 803
Transfers recognised – operational 6 748 115 6 181 068 5 987 772 5 190 365 4 509 731
Other own revenue 2 343 375 3 211 366 2 886 601 3 117 924 2 494 713
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions) 42 548 727 41 373 196 38 436 436 35 950 251 32 813 782
Employee costs 10 083 794 8 999 009 8 589 106 7 942 566 7 448 344
Remuneration of councillors 139 594 133 887 127 500 120 639 110 411
Depreciation & asset impairment 2 971 808 2 794 082 2 391 018 2 124 347 2 072 862
Finance charges 2 375 213 1 941 504 1 580 009 1 440 800 1 459 552
Materials and bulk purchases 15 140 307 15 142 779 13 570 403 12 803 781 11 131 302
Transfers and grants 503 679 484 417 577 071 309 839 153 955
Other expenditure 12 400 120 10 913 984 11 081 257 9 695 369 9 187 281
Total Expenditure 43 614 516 40 409 662 37 916 364 34 437 341 31 563 707
Surplus/(Deficit) (1 065 789) 963 534 520 072 1 512 910 1 250 075
Transfers recognised – capital 3 132 328 3 102 743 3 334 756 2 599 217 2 299 001
Contributions recognised – capital & contributed assets 36 981 2 961
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions 2 066 539 4 066 277 3 854 828 4 149 108 3 552 037
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year 2 066 539 4 066 277 3 854 828 4 149 108 3 552 037
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure n/a 8 941 663 8 930 055 7 778 719 4 143 456
Transfers recognised – capital n/a 2 738 835 2 859 303 2 599 217 2 299 001
Public contributions & donations n/a 363 910 475 453 14 923 2 961
Borrowing n/a 3 292 934 3 053 158 1 214 054 703 000
Internally generated funds n/a 2 545 984 2 542 141 3 950 525 1 138 494
Total sources of capital funds n/a 8 941 663 8 930 055 7 778 719 4 143 456
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets 13 389 377 13 570 609 16 182 307 14 922 513 13 727 663
Total non current assets 70 652 900 67 780 720 61 343 993 52 001 972 47 404 063
Total current liabilities 17 201 338 14 226 529 13 594 522 13 853 612 13 704 515
Total non current liabilities 22 375 355 23 999 114 24 637 483 17 698 880 16 455 549
Community wealth/Equity 44 465 584 43 125 686 39 294 295 35 371 993 30 971 662
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating (1 098 462) 5 975 709 7 386 819 6 263 156 7 917 229
Net cash from (used) investing 418 092 (8 595 440) (9 885 979) (7 771 736) (3 983 682)
Net cash from (used) financing (593 484) 2 109 942 2 065 058 1 421 390 (752 605)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end 3 095 911 4 369 765 4 879 554 5 313 656 5 400 846
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expenditure n/a 692 587 959 322
Irregular expenditure n/a 155 639 79 600 360 052 208 975
Fruitless & wasteful expenditure n/a 2 248 45 2 543 6 117
SOURCE S71 Audited Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome

Employment Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 8 999 009 8 589 106 7 942 566 7 448 344 7 098 305
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 133 887 127 500 120 639 110 411 98 291
Total Employee Positions 29 433 29 723 30 716 34 923 32 826
Total Vacant Employee Positions 1 467 1 391 4 319 6 562 5 777
Total Vacancy Percentage 4.98% 4.68% 14.06% 18.79% 17.60%
Managerial Positions – S57 33 30 33 35 22
Vacant Managerial Positions – S57 3 0 0 1 5
Managerial Positions – by organogram 2 669 2 008 2 185 1 115 1 251
Vacant Managerial Positions – by organogram 146 144 500 107 59
Community And Social Service Positions 1 539 3 706 2 178 3 449 1 678
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 320 96 664 211 83
Finance And Administration Positions 5 667 6 701 6 561 6 884 4 771
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 186 205 1 608 147 246
Electricity Positions 1 351 1 877 1 914 3 601 3 271
Vacant Electricity Positions 20 114 300 1 932 1 647
Enviromental Protection Positions 1 383 21 26 50 1 747
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 104 1 3 25 159
Health Positions 2 143 1 190 1 383 977 980
Vacant Health Positions 109 38 285 4 42
Public Safety Positions 5 307 4 351 4 490 4 347 4 497
Vacant Public Safety Positions 225 50 200 1 82
Road Transport Positions 2 508 2 314 1 845 3 104 1 758
Vacant Road Transport Positions 131 139 144 648 141
Sport And Recreation Positions 196 140 165 438 1 902
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 21 3 22 276 276
Waste Management Positions 4 237 5 015 4 886 8 097 5 698
Vacant Waste Management Positions 0 397 128 2 965 2 672
Waste Water Management Positions 262 299 848 344 0
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 28 34 59 38 0
Water Positions 2 138 2 071 1 255 1 652 2 463
Vacant Water Positions 174 170 110 109 205
Other Positions 0 0 2 947 830 2 788
Vacant Other Positions 0 0 296 98 160

Service Delivery Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a n/a 96.06 n/a 98.92
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 982 427 978 406 986 411 963 906 942 251
Number of domestic households/delivery points 942 096 939 058 925 869 921 942 914 962
Inside the yard 839 634 839 634 833 748 829 821 718 957
Less than 200m from yard 102 462 99 424 92 121 92 121 170 300
More than 200m from yard 0 0 0 0 25 705
Domestic households with access to free basic service 31 430 31 490 31 652 223 431 130 000
Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 809 701 807 000 764 844 645 674 642 367
Domestic households with access to free basic service 29 554 35 769 288 209 223 431 130 000
Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a n/a n/a n/a 0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 778 293 759 268 743 465 793 272 862 797
Number of households using:
Flush toilet – public sewerage 678 135 662 957 646 964 624 550 718 957
Flush toilet – septic tank 0 0 0 0 0
Ventilated pit latrine 52 971 49 368 49 368 52 092 52 092
Bucket system 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 66 579 66 579
Domestic households with access to free basic service 41 133 41 337 43 476 223 431 130 000
Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 016 919 1 015 257 992 613 973 455 859 498
Domestic households with access to free basic service 109 713 101 047 112 082 223 431 130 000

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