The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
The so-called Big 5 of the animal kingdom are amongst the main lures to a region that continues to expand, diversify and evolve as one of South Africa’s most influential hubs
stablished in its current guise for nigh-on 16 years, The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is justifying its formulation as a concerted hub of innovation, development, natural preservation and business attractiveness to become one of South Africa’s most appealing regions.
Comprising 13 former city and town councils since its inception on 5 December, 2000, a latter expansion in 2011 added further structure to the Gauteng province, while strengthening a Tshwane region that continues to put its money where its mouth is in developing all aspects of life within its borders.
“Tshwane has 105 wards, 210 councillors and about 2.5 million residents, and is divided into seven regions,” the Tshwane Tourism Association states on its website. “It covers 6,368 square kilometres of Gauteng’s 19,055 and stretches almost 121 kilometres from east to west, and 108 kilometres from north to south; making it the third-largest city in the world in terms of land area, after New York and Tokyo/Yokohama.
“Tshwane’s five-Year plan of action is to develop Tshwane into a leading city where residents can enjoy a good quality of life. The five-year programme focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by the city and have five strategic objectives.”
Enhanced provision of quality basic services and infrastructure, a cleaner and safer sustainable community, and improved governance and financial viability comprise just three of these; epitomising once again the ambitions of the city in terms of its future prominence, and the inevitable positive ramifications that this has in regards to tourism and the business travel sector.