EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
A developmental City that continuously improves the quality of life of its community
"Vaal River City, the Cradle of Human Rights"
Providing responsive, effective, efficient, and sustainable municipal services in an accountable manner
Subscribe to Batho-Pele Principles as well as being:
• Accountable & Transparent
• Respectful and
• Reinventing our economy
• Renewing our communities
• Reviving a sustainable environment
• Reintegrating our region
• Releasing human potential
• Good and financial sustainable governance
• Vibrant democracy
Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) 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 ELM and its strategic location affords it many opportunities for tourism and other forms of economic development. ELM 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 Tlokwe Local Municipalities to the west.
ELM ECONOMIC DELIBERATIONS
Establishment of Logistical Hub, the aim of this project is to attract new investment, economic development and job creation opportunities in the Vaal, based on international best practice principles. It will afford local people who have been disadvantaged from entering the economy through partnering, business establishment, training and skills development access to finance and marketing opportunities. The aim is to target specific groups of people, especially woman, youth, disabled, SMME's and BBBEE for procurement of goods and services from the full spectrum of a world class project. It will also create new demand for the basic iron and steel manufacturing plant from the world class producer, Arcelor Mittal, in order to increase its economic impact in the Vaal with higher demand and supply of products and services from the local community. Furthermore, it will diversify and grow the economy of the Vaal following international trends in establishing the Vaal Logistical Hub.
Special Annual Events, Tourism has been identified as one of the high impact sectors which will build on and complement initiatives of the growth and development strategy of the region. The LED and Tourism department has come up with excellent and exciting events that will expose the ELM and Sedibeng Region as a vibrant, 'must go to' tourist destination. The events will include wine tasting, jazz festival, life style events, river fashion show and vintage car show. This will unlock a huge value for thriving entrepreneurs and bring vibrancy into townships socio-economic environment.
In an area such as Emfuleni, with its relatively high levels of unemployment and poverty, the SMME's and co-operative sectors will play an important role in job creation and poverty alleviation. It is essential to strengthen the support system available for SMME's and co-operatives in the region in order to create the SMME and co-operatives sectors that will increase the sustainability of the local economy, increase the competitiveness of local businesses, generate jobs and broaden the tax base of the ELM.
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