Welcome to Ehlanzeni District Municipality
Ehlanzeni District Municipality (EDM) is one of the three districts in Mpumalanga Province and is located in the Northern Eastern part covering the whole Southern part of the Kruger National Park. EDM covers an area of 27 895.47 km² which is about (36.47%) of the 76 495 km² which is the total estimated land size of Mpumalanga Province. It is bordered by both Mozambique in the east and Swaziland in the South. Other neighboring districts municipalities in South Africa are Sekhukhune in the North, Nkangala in the west and Gert Sibande in the South.
Ehlanzeni is comprised of four local municipalities which are: - Bushbuckridge, City of Mbombela, Nkomazi, and Thaba Chweu. Our strategy will ensure that the municipality’s strategic objectives are communicated in a simpler manner to the relevant target audience. It will also propel the realization of the vision of EDM, that of being “The best performing District Municipality of the 21st century”. Informed by leaders of all spheres of government who have expressed their expectations on improved communication that will market, promote and inform electorates of what government is doing to improve their lives, we are using this platform to also promote investments, economic growth and job creation.
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Mr. FS Siboza
The New Council of Ehlanzeni Municipality is required in terms of Section 25 of Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 to adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan for the development of the municipality.
In line with the National Development Plan, emphasis is on addressing and crafting strategies that are aimed at solving the triple challenge which is, poverty, unemployment and inequality. These attributes are really undermining the gains of democracy and must be attended to without further delays. Role players in their sectors are called upon to contribute their resources and knowledge in the fight against the triple challenge.
The National Development Plan supported by the Mpumalanga Economic Growth and Development Path maps out the five pillars which are sector specific and essential in the growth of the economy in Mpumalanga Province and these are: Job Creation, expand infrastructure, transition to low carbon economy, transform urban and rural space education and training.
The focus of the five years amongst others includes the following priorities; implementing and planning for water and sanitation projects, waste management especially aiming for the reduction of dumping sites, recycling and green economy, job creation, rural and local economic development, management and mitigation of disaster, municipal health and planning, rendering support to local municipalities, supporting the establishment of agri- hubs and integrating systems to the main stream economy of scale. It is required of the district to continue strengthening the collaboration with other stakeholders such Traditional Leaders and Private Sector, Non- Governmental Organization and Faith Based Institutions.
In doing our work, we continue to commit and to subscribe to the Batho Pele principles by being transparent, accountable, reliable and honest to the people we serve.