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WELCOME TO EKURHULENI The City of Ekurhuleni strives to be smart, creative and development city. It provides sustainable and people-centred development services that are affordable, appropriate, and of high quality. Under the leadership of executive mayor Mondli Gungubele, the city is focused on social, environmental and economic regeneration. INTERVIEWS • Since South Africa’s last municipal election in May 2011, the City of Ekurhuleni has grown from strength to strength. Executive mayor Mondli Gungubele shares the city’s success and addressed what it is doing to overcome the challenges. • In an age where issues of service delivery are at the centre of the country’s socio-economic sphere, the City of Ekurhuleni is well on the path to achieving excellence. City manager Khaya Ngema outlines the City of Ekurhuleni’s flagship projects that are ensuring the city’s continued successes. • The City of Ekurhuleni oversees Gauteng’s busiest hive of economic production. Keeping the lights on is, therefore, critical for business sustainability and job creation. Mark Wilson, head of the city’s Energy Department explains how his department • With the City of Johannesburg and the City of Tshwane up and running with bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, it is imperative for the City of Ekurhuleni to get going with the implantation of its own BRT system. While it is not a simple project, progress is in full swing, as HOD: Transport Planning, Yolisa Mashilwane explains. EKURHULENI SOARS City of Ekurhuleni, home to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Africa’s largest and busiest airport, is all set to become the continent’s first aerotropolis.