Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is a metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of the East Rand region of Gauteng, South Africa. The name Ekurhuleni means place of peace in Tsonga. Ekurhuleni is one of the five districts of Gauteng province and one of the eight metropolitan municipalities of South Africa. The seat of Ekurhuleni is Germiston. The largest language group among its 2,480,260 people is Zulu (2001 Census). OR Tambo International Airport is in the Kempton Park area of Ekurhuleni. An Integrated Transport Plan has been initiated to allow Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality to confidently develop a transport system within its responsibilities over the next 5 years.
Following the 2016 municipal elections, Ekurhuleni will include the area of the Lesedi Local Municipality, which will be abolished, making Ekurhuleni the local government of both the East Rand and the rest of south-eastern Gauteng.