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City Tshwane information

MDB code: TSH Area: 6 298km²

Geography, History & Economy

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.


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%)

2016 2011
Population 3 275 152 2 921 488
Age Structure
Population under 15 25.7% 23.2%
Population 15 to 64 69.0% 71.9%
Population over 65 5.4% 4.9%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 45.0 39.0
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 98.5 99.0
Population Growth
Per annum 2.60% n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a 24.2%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a 32.6%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 4.5% 4.2%
Matric 38.5% 34.0%
Higher education 19.8% 23.4%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 136 877 911 536
Average household size 2.9 3.0
Female headed households 37.5% 35.8%
Formal dwellings 82.6% 80.7%
Housing owned 62.2% 52.0%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 77.2% 76.6%
Weekly refuse removal 79.4% 80.7%
Piped water inside dwelling 62.1% 64.2%
Electricity for lighting 91.8% 88.6%

Council & Management

Composition of Council:
DA 93, ANC 89, EFF 25, VF PLUS 4, ACDP 1, COPE 1, PAC 1
Controlling Party:
DA Minority Government
Executive Mayor:
Mr Stevens Mokgalapa (DA)
Deputy Mayor:
Ms Katlego Rachel Mathebe
Chief Whip:
Mr Christo van den Heever
Other Council:
Mr Cilliers Brink (MMC: Human Capital Management and Shared Services)
Mr Sakkie du Plooy (MMC: Health)
Ms Mare-Lise Fourie (MMC: Finance)
Mr Derrick Anniruth Kissoonduth (MMC: Community Safety)
Mr Mike Mkhari (MMC: Agriculture and Environmental Management)
Ms Ntsiki Mokhotho (MMC: Community and Social Development Services)
Mr Darryl Moss (MMC: Utility Services)
Ms Sheila Lynn Senkubuge (MMC: Roads and Transport)
Mr Randall Willams (MMC: Economic Development and Spatial Planning)
Municipal Manager:
Dr Moeketsi Mosola
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Umar Banda
Senior Management:
Tiyiselani Babane (Group Head: Secretariat of Council)
Mr Previn Govender (Chief of Emergency)
Nosipho Hlatshwayo (City Strategy and Organisational Performance)
Ms Marna Kock (Group Head: Group Legal and Secretariat Services)
Mthobeli Kolisa (Group Head: Agriculture and Environmental Management)
Pheko Letlonkane (Group Head: Roads and Transport)
Mr Makgorometje Makgata (Group Head: Economic Development and Spatial Planning)
Tich Mekhoe (Community and Social Development Services)
Nonto Memela (Group Head: Housing and Human Settlement)
Ms Verusha Morgan (Group Head: Group Property)
Nasiphi Moya (Group Head: Office of the Chief Whip)
Mr Patrick Mphahlele (Acting Group Head: Agriculture and Environmental Management)
Mr James Murphy (Chief Operations Officer)
Mr Koena Nkoko (Group Head: Health)
Ms Johanna Nkomo (Chief of Police)
Mr Stephens Notoane (Group Head: Utility Services)
Ms Zukiswa Ntsikeni (Group Head: Customer Relations Management)
Mr Phillip Moeketsi Ntsimane (Chief Audit Executive)
Ms Cali Phanyane (Group Head: Regional Operations and Coordination)
Mr Gerald Shingange (Group Head: Group Human Capital Management)
Ms Lorette Tredoux (Governance and Support Officer)
Communications Officers:
Mr Hilgard Matthews (Group Communication and Marketing)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 440, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria
Tel 012 358 9999
Fax 012 358 4896
Web www.tshwane.gov.za

Resident Queries

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