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            CENTURION CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE             Cnr Basden and Rabie Streets, Lyttelton
            LAUDIUM CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE             Cnr Tangerine Street and 6th Avenue, Laudium
            OLIEVENHOUTBOSCH CUSTOMER CARE CENTRE             Cnr Rethabile and Legong Streets, Olievenhoutbosch



The City of Tshwane's approved macro structure has led to the re-engineering of the Municipality to better perform its functions as a developmental local government.

A noticeable character of the new institutional arrangements is the introduction of the regional services model which aims to bring government and services closer to the people and improve service delivery.

Tshwane 2055: Regional Focus Areas

The Tshwane 2055 principles and outcomes are aimed at realising the rights of the people as contained in the Freedom Charter. The 2013/14 financial year marks the beginning of the 

first "Decade of Game Change" with an emphasis on the continued provision of basic services, and development of enabling policies to achieve the long-term outcomes of 2055.

The regions as primary service delivery centres of City's demarcated areas are responsible to develop implementation plans which will ensure that the City realises its aspirations as outlined in the Tshwane 2055 document.​

The following functions have been devolved to regional service centres:

Health, Social Development and Sports and Recreation Services

  • Clinic operations
  • Environmental health services
  • Social development
  • Sports and recreation
  • Library services
  • Cultural services

Energy and Electricity

  • Network maintenance
  • Meter placing and maintenance
  • Street light and public lighting maintenance
  • Switching actions as needed

Urban Management

  • Cemeteries
  • Waste management
  • Rental stock and informal settlements
  • Development compliance

Transport and Roads

  • Roads maintenance
  • Storm water maintenance
  • Traffic signs maintenance

Water and Sanitation

  • Water distribution (operation and maintenance)
  • Sanitation water collection (operation and maintenance)



Region 4 is situated in the south-western portion of the metropolitan area. The region borders on the area of jurisdiction of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality as well as Mogale City to the west.

The region is one of the more affluent areas. It incorporates Centurion and Irene in the east, Olievenhoutbosch in the south and the Rhens Nature Reserve in the west.

Its strategic location along the border of Johannesburg has meant Region 4 has progressively developed further towards the south, with many investors attracted by local developments. Other important areas include the Zwartkop and Waterkloof military airports, 

the Centurion CBD, the Sunderland Ridge industrial area, the N1 corridor, the Louwlardia commercial and industrial area and Samrand.



Region 4 has a population of about 379 349 (source statistics SA census 2011), which is approximately 13% of the total population of Tshwane (2 921 488) (source statistics SA Census 2011). This is an increase from the 354 918 recorded by the 2008 Tshwane Household Survey.

Approximately 68.6% of the population are economically viable, whereas 31.4% are non-active. According to the Tshwane Household Survey, the region has 11.9% self-employed people between the ages of 15 and 64, with men making up 66.8% and women 33.2%.

Region 4 population in 2011  (Stats SA: Census 2011)

High Medium Low Total
132 713 83 973 73 432 290 118


In terms of income groups, 25 % of the population can be regarded as within the low-income group (monthly household income of less than R2 000 a month).



Region 4 covers 489 km² and has 11 wards.

  km² ha Wards
Region 4 488,555,898 489 48856 11


Region 4 is accessible via:

  • The N1 Highway, which runs partly through the region and links Tshwane with the Limpopo Province in the north and Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town towards the south.
  • The R21 Highway, which runs along the eastern boundary of the region and connects Tshwane with Ekurhuleni and the Oliver Tambo International Airport.
  • The R28 (N14) Highway, which connects the region with Mogale City (Krugersdorp) and the North-West Province.

The region is accessible from a regional point of view, as it is served by both north-south and east-west first-order roads (highways), linking it to the rest of Gauteng and the broader region.


Regional characteristics

Region 4 is characterised by:​

  • An urban area to the east and a rural area to the west, with both areas currently being under pressure of development.
  • The core area of Region 4 is located between two major highways, the Ben Schoeman Highway (N14) and the N1 Highway (M1). 
  • The N1 corridor represents one of the most sought-after development strips in South Africa. This corridor contains the Midrand and Centurion areas and it is known as one of the high-technology belts in the South African economy.
  • The region falls within the economic core of the Gauteng Province with the legs of the triangular core being the N1 Highway on the western side and the R21 Highway with its linkage to the Oliver Tambo International Airport on the eastern side. This economic core is the primary growth focus for Gauteng Province. 
  • Region 4 is located at the southern gateway of Tshwane and is easily accessible from the Johannesburg financial and corporate district and the Oliver Tambo International Airport.
  • The region includes and shares with other regions a number of conservancies within reach of Johannesburg and the greater Tshwane area.
  • The Hennops River basin is situated within this region. The Crocodile River basin in Region 3 also contributes water to this region. These are important natural resources that provide opportunities for tourism and recreational activities.
  • The underlying dolomite in the region, the sensitive environmental areas and ridges tend to direct and inform urban development. 
  • The region covers an area of 48 856 ha and consists of 11 wards.

Structural Elements

Economic Base

The following information indicates that the region's local economy is based on certain dominant economic sectors:

  • Finance and Business Service Sector (26.7%)
  • General Government Services (22.7%)
  • Manufacturing Sector (18.1%)
  • Trade Sector (14%)

These sectors represent the pillars of the local economy that includes:

  • Centurion Mall
  • The Reeds
  • Lifestyle Mall
  • Lyttelton complex
  • The economic sectors that increased their share within the local economy between 1998 and 2004 include Finance and Business Services (24.0% to 26.7).
  • Transport and communication (5.1% to 7.6%) includes warehousing and distribution.
  • Trade sector (12.6% to 14.0%).
  • Construction sector (2.4% to 2.8%).

Those economic sectors that have experienced a decline in contribution to economic activity between 1998 and 2004 include:


  • General Government Services (27.8% to 22.7%)
  • Electricity and Water (2.2% to 1.9%)
  • Manufacturing Sector (19.4% to 18.1%)
  • Mining and Quarrying Sector (0.9% to 0.7%)

It is evident that two of the economic pillars have experienced a decline in economic production (manufacturing and government services), whereas the other two (trade and business services) have increased their overall contribution to economic activity in the region.

Region 4 forms part of an area of economic expansion to the north of Johannesburg. This sub-node is dominated by smart industries and business tourism. There is a prospect for future expansion of a smart industry/knowledge regional sub-node that could be used in strengthening the Gauteng Province's comparative advantage as a "smart province".

Information will be updated with the information obtained during the compilation of the 2015 Transport Plan.

Physical Environment/Natural Structural Elements

The environmental features of Region 4 are major form-giving elements that determine the surrounding urban structure. These are:

  • Significant sensitive open space resources, especially so in the western parts of the region, which forms one entity with the open space resources of the south-western part of the Region 3;
  • Significant ridge systems in Region 4 such as Klapperkop, Skurweberg, Langeberg, Kwaggasrand and Groenkloof Ridge;
  • Significant watercourse systems such as Hennops River, Apies River; Riet Spruit, Swartbooi Spruit, Sesmyl Spruit, Crocodile River and Jukskei River;
  • Several dams, quarries and wetlands, i.e. N1/R21 Quarry, PPC Quarry, Gommes Quarry, Rossway Quarry, Ecopark Wetland and Centurion Lake;
  • Significant protected areas, notably three conservancies, a World Heritage Site and four nature reserves;
  • Ecologically sensitive areas associated with ridge and watercourse systems;
  • Potential place-making opportunities around the N1, R21, provincial roads and Centurion metropolitan core;
  • Several culture historical sites at Cornwall Hill, Irene, Rooihuiskraal, Koppie Alleen, Hospital Cave, etc.


Region 4 accommodates the higher income community of Tshwane with the result that many offices and retail functions have relocated to the region during the past few years.

The Centurion CBD (metropolitan core) is the strongest node in the region.

A new emerging node was approved during 2012, situated at the intersection of the N14 Highway and the K55 routes, known as Forest Hills. This emerging node will be supported by various other approved mixed-use developments.

Various townships were identified that will form part of the Irene Emerging Node. The existing Irene Village Mall forms the core of this emerging node and various additional land uses will be integrated, eg retail, offices, high-technology industries, industrial uses, etc.

During 2011, a new emerging node situated at the intersection of the R55 and Main Road (K103) to the east of Erasmia, known as Erasmia Extension 15, was approved. This emerging node will be developed as a regional retail centre as well as various other mixed land uses such as wholesale trade, warehouses, motor-related uses, etc.    ​

Numerous large nodes are located throughout the region and accommodate combinations of retail, office and industrial functions.

  • Route 21 – corporate park (high-technology industries and offices)
  • Sunderland Ridge – industrial
  • Highveld Technopark – industrial and office development (part of N1 development corridor)
  • Hennopspark Industrial Area  (part of the N1 development corridor)
  • Louwlardia  – commercial/industrial
  • Samrand/Kosmosdal – commercial/industrial
  • Mall@Reeds – retail
  • Doornkloof Mall – retail
  • Pick 'n Pay Lifestyle – retail and commercial
  • Southdowns Shopping Centre – retail and offices


The trend for new development is integrated development nodes that include various land uses and emphasise the need to incorporate job opportunities close to residential development. The following integrated nodes have been established/envisaged within the region:

  • Eco-Park (Highveld) – including different housing typologies, commercial, retail and office development
  • Louwlardia/Heritage Hill – mixed-use development
  • Route 21 integrated development, consisting of Route 21 industrial and commercial development, the Irene central development as well as the 5 o' clock development
  • The proposed PWV 9 development corridor

Activity Areas

The linear residential development in the region occurs in the following estates:

  • South West
  • Kosmosdal
  • Celtisdal
  • Copper Leaf/Peach Tree
  • Blair Athol
  • Irene
  • Louwlardia


  • Six informal settlements (Brazzaville, Siyahlala, Vergenoeg, Laezonia, Choba and Mooiplaats are located in Wards 48, 61 and 77.
  • Townships of Olievenhoutbosch are located in Ward 77.
  • Suburbs, estates and security complexes are located in Wards 57, 61, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 77, 78 and 79.

Movement and Transport

Road networks  

A number of route networks form the major movement system and outside the region and include:

  • N1 Polokwane
  • N14 Krugersdorp
  • R101 Old Pretoria/Johannesburg Road
  • R55 OR Tambo
  • John Vorster
  • Linchen
  • Metrorail line passing Lyttelton, Centurion and Irene
  • Gautrain rail line passing Centurion Mall

Public Transport and Private Transport

  • Metro Rail
  • Gautrain
  • Taxi
  • Buses
  • Private cars are mostly used in the southern part (46.0%).​

Services Infrastructure

The region is well provided with services infrastructure for development on the south-west of the region.


  • Olievenhoutbosch Extension 13 Clinic
  • Lyttelton Clinic
  • Laudium Clinic
  • Rooihuiskraal Clinic (satellite)
  • Eldoraigne Clinic
  • Pierre van Ryneveld Clinic


  • Lyttelton Library
  • Laudium Library
  • Pierre van Ryneveld Library
  • Rooihuiskraal Library
  • Irene Library
  • Valhalla Library
  • Olievenhoutbosch Library
  • Erasmia Library
  • Eldoraigne Library


The region has four cemeteries:

  • Laudium Cemetery – active
  • Olievenhoutbosch Cemetery – active 
  • Centurion Cemetery – inactive
  • Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery – inactive


There are two resorts in Region 4, namely the Rooihuiskraal and Zwartkops resorts. These facilities cater for overnight camping, day visitors and private functions. The Rooihuiskraal resort also has a reptile park that offers interpretive guided tours.

Swimming Pool

There is only one public swimming pool in Region 4, in Laudium. It provides two squash courts, and a hall for private renting and swimming. The swimming pool can be used for formal galas and leisure needs.


Sport Facilities:

Alpha Centurion Runners
Centurion Blue Jays Baseball Club
Centurion Blues
Centurion Bowling Club
Centurion Gymnastics Club
Centurion Jukskei Club​
Centurion Netball Club
Centurion Racing Pigeon Club
Centurion Radio Yacht Club
Centurion Rugby Club
Centurion Society of Model Engineers
Centurion Squash Club
Centurion Wrestling Club
Clubview Tennis Club
Doringkloof Tennis Club
Eagles Karate
Eldoraigne Matsport Centre
Eldoraigne Tennis Club
Elwierda Korfball Club
Flamingo Tennis Club
Lyttelton Tennis Club
Pitch & Putt Mashie Golf Course
Villagers Cricket Club
Villagers Hockey Club
Erasmia Jukskei Club
Erasmia Tennis Courts
Erasmia Multipurpose Courts
Extension 13, Olievenhoutbosch
Extension 13, Olievenhoutbosch
Extension 13, Olievenhoutbosch
Extension 4, Olievenhoutbosch
Extension 4, Olievenhoutbosch
Heuweloord Soccer Ground
Heuweloord Grounds Tennis
Heuweloord Community Hall
Laudium Bowling Club
Laudium Cricket Club
Laudium Football Association
Laudium Stadium
Laudium Tennis
Mets Baseball Club
Pierre van Ryneveld Recreation Squash Courts
Pierre van Ryneveld Recreation Tennis Courts
Rooihuiskraal Tennis
The Reeds Golf Driving Range
Uitsig Squash Club
Valhalla Dodgers
Valhalla Tennis Club
Wierda Park Tennis Club
  • Culture Facilities:
  • Lyttelton Auditorium
  • Lyttelton Art Gallery


Complaints reporting numbers


Transport: 012 358 3351/3054/3296/3254

Water and sanitation: 012 358 2111/9999/1937/5852/1516/0296/3469/0801111556

Street lights: 012 358 9583/1762/9583/1760/9454

Power failure: 012 358 9999/ 082 612 0333

Network problem: 012 358 7575/3329/2222/1111/5079/0123399111

Urban management: 012 358 0277/0252/0546/0848361921/0824428615

Metro Police Control Room: 012 664 4445

Revenue protection: 012 358 3239/3474​​​​​​​

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