Ekurhuleni, a Tsonga word, means "a place of peace"- symbolic of the diversity of the new city and of its vision of an equitable and progressive community. Ekurhuleni produce 23% of the Gross Geographic Product of Gauteng.
The region has approximately 2.4 million residents and comprises some 190 000 hectares of land with a business sector boasting more than 41 000 industries alone.
To this end, Ekurhuleni offers numerous opportunities in the manufacturing and service industries.
OR Tambo International Airport is located in Ekurhuleni, along with a choice of hotels in close proximity for overnight and in-transit travellers. Gauteng’s well-planned road network fans out from this location.
The original settlement, Benoni, was established in 1881. Legend tells of a land surveyor who battled so much with the lie of the land that he named the town Ben-Oni – “son of sorrow” in Hebrew – out of frustration.