Geography, History and Economy
MDB code: TSH
Description: The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality situated in the Gauteng Province. It merged with the Metsweding District, which was a consequence of the Gauteng Global City Region Strategy to reduce the number of municipalities in Gauteng to at least four by 2016. The City of Tshwane is the single-largest metropolitan municipality in the country, comprising seven regions, 105 wards and 210 councillors.
Pretoria is the capital of South Africa. It has the second-largest number of embassies in the world after Washington DC. Many embassies thus call this city their home. The Union Buildings house the administrative hub of the country and have also been the setting for the presidential inaugurations of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and the incumbent South African president, Jacob Zuma. These sandstone buildings offer beautiful views over the City.
Its rich and colourful heritage is reflected in the City’s myriad of museums, monuments and historical buildings, and is punctuated by contemporary arts and crafts markets, bringing the City alive with a unique blend of new and old. The Science and Technology Museum offers a tactile experience of science at work. The South African mint has a minting press dating back to 1892 that is still in operation.
The City also offers township sleepovers with a five-star stay. Church Square and the State Theatre often host international and national performances. There are also two nature reserves where visitors can view wildlife such as buffalo, antelope, cheetah, jackal, giraffe and sable.
Area: 6 298km²
Cities/Towns: Akasia, Atteridgeville, Bronkhorstspruit, Centurion, Cullinan, Ekangala, Ga-Rankuwa, Garsfontein, Hammanskraal, Irene, Kudube, Mabopane, Mamelodi, Pretoria, Pretoria North, Rayton, Refilwe, Roodeplaat, Soshanguve, Temba, Winterveldt
Main Economic Sectors: General government (28.1%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (24.7%), manufacturing (13.0%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (11.9%), transport, storage and communication (10.3%), community, social and personal services (5.2%), construction (3.5%), electricity, gas and water (1.9%), mining and quarrying (0.7%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (0.5%)
|Postal||PO Box 440, Pretoria, 0001|
|Physical||Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria|
|Tel||012 358 9999|
|Fax||012 358 4896|
|Accounts||012 358 9999
|Electricity||082 612 0333
|Refuse & Waste||012 358 9999
|Roads||080 111 1556 / 0123589999
|Service Delivery||012 358 9140
|Water||012 358 2111 / 0801111556
Composition of Council: DA 93, ANC 89, EFF 25, VF PLUS 4, ACDP 1, COPE 1, PAC 1
Controlling Party: DA Minority Government
Mayor: Mr Solly Msimanga
Other Members of Council: Katlego Rachel Mathebe (Speaker), Christiaan van den Heever (Chief Whip), Randall Willams (MMC: Economic Development and Spatial Planning), Mandla Nkomo (MMC: Housing and Human Settlement), Mike Mkhari (MMC: Agriculture and Environmental Management), Derrick Anniruth Kissoonduth (MMC: Community Safety), Mare-Lise Fourie (MMC: Finance), Ntsiki Mokhotho (MMC: Community and Social Development Services), Sheila Lynn Senkubuge (MMC: Roads and Transport), Darryl Moss (MMC: Utility Services), Sakkie du Plooy (MMC: Health), Cilliers Brink (MMC: Human Capital Management and Shared Services)
Municipal Manager: Dr Moeketsi Mosola
Chief Financial Officer: Umar Banda
Communications Officer: Hilgard Matthews
LED Officer: Makgorometje Makgata (Group Head: Economic Development and Spatial Planning)
Other Senior Management: James Murphy (Chief Operations Officer), Lorette Tredoux (Governance and Support Officer), Cali Phanyane (Group Head: Regional Operations and Coordination), Gerald Shingange (Group Head: Group Human Capital Management), Zukiswa Ntsikeni (Group Head: Customer Relations Management), Nonto Memela (Group Head: Housing and Human Settlement), Nosipho Hlatshwayo (City Strategy and Organisational Performance), Hilgard Matthews (Group Communication and Marketing), Tich Mekhoe (Community and Social Development Services), Koena Nkoko (Group Head: Health), Stephens Notoane (Group Head: Utility Services), Previn Govender (Chief of Emergency), Johanna Nkomo (Chief of Police), Verusha Morgan (Group Head: Group Property), Marna Kock (Group Head: Group Legal and Secretariat Services), Phillip Moeketsi Ntsimane (Chief Audit Executive), Pheko Letlonkane (Group Head: Roads and Transport), Mthobeli Kolisa (Group Head: Agriculture and Environmental Management), Tiyiselani Babane (Group Head: Secretariat of Council)