Our Gauteng Chillies Agency Information:
Consultant: Melissa Combrinck
Address: 122 Lonehill Village Estate, Lonehill, Gauteng 2191
Should you be based in the Gauteng region please contact Melissa for quotations, proposals, assesments and support for websites, mobile sites, bulk sms & mms CRM solutions and multimedia flash designs.
Melissa has a Diploma in Public Relations and Communication from PRISA (Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa). With extensive experience in all areas of public relations and communication across a variety of sectors, Melissa’s core expertise lies in strategy, media relations and writing.
Why the Chillies studio is based in Bloemfontein?
Chilles' head office and studio is based in Bloemfontein South Africa. This is where the Chillies team of highly skilled website professionals do all the design and development. Bloemfontein is not only the hub of Chillies it is also the judicial centre of Southern Africa and has a concentration of some of the most highly respected educational institutions in South Africa. Geographically Bloemfontein is also the most central point of South Africa providing Chillies with the base from which to offer its services throughout Africa and abroad from its central design and development hub. This enables Chillies to be highly productive, offer very competitive pricing and gives Chillies access to world class software programmers and graphic design students from some of the top universities and technicians in South Africa.
How would it work if I am based in Gauteng and the Chillies studio is in Bloemfontein?
Chillies offers a unique and highly specilased product offering tailored to your individual needs. The global communications network makes it possible for you to enjoy the benefits of Chillies’ superior product offering. Melissa works very closely with the Chillies website design and development team on a daily basis to ensure that all of your needs and specifications are met.
Gauteng is a province of South Africa. It was formed from part of the old Transvaal province after South Africa's first all-race elections on 27 April 1994. It was initially named Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging (or PWV) and was renamed Gauteng in December 1994. Tokyo Sexwale was elected as the first premier of the province that same year. Politically, it has been dominated by the ANC throughout its post-apartheid history.
Situated in the heart of the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, with only 1.4% of the land area, but it is highly urbanised and has a population of 8,837,178 (2001 South African National Census). 2005 estimates put forward by the CSIR Gauteng Spatial Development Perspective suggest, however, that Gauteng has become the most populous province in South Africa, with a total of 9.5 million people living there, growing at around 100,000 people every year.
The name Gauteng comes from the Sesotho word meaning Place of Gold, the historical Sesotho name for Johannesburg and surrounding areas referring to the thriving gold industry in the province following the 1886 discovery of gold in Johannesburg.
Gauteng is considered the economic hub of South Africa and contributes heavily in the financial, manufacturing, transport, technology and telecommunications sectors, amongst others. It also plays host to a large number of overseas companies requiring a commercial base in and gateway to Africa.
Gauteng contributes 33.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP) of South Africa and also generates 10% of the GDP of the entire African continent.
According to the State of the Cities Report, the urban portion of Gauteng - comprised primarily of the cities of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni (the East Rand) and Tshwane (greater Pretoria) - will be a polycentric urban region with a projected population of some 14.6 million people by 2015, making it one of the largest cities in the world.
The median annual income of working adults aged 15-65 is R 23 539 ($3,483). Males have a median annual income of R 24 977 ($3,696) versus R 20 838 ($3,083) for females. The median annual income by race is R 15 399 ($2,279) for Blacks, R 33 448 ($4,949) for Coloureds, R 57 036 ($8,440) for Indians/Asians, and R 73 438 ($10,867) for Whites.
The annual income distribution in Gauteng Province is:
No income 2.0%
R 12 – R 4,800 ($2 - $721) 6.4%
R 4,812 – R 9,600 ($723 - $1,443) 13.0%
R 9,612 – R 19,200 ($1,445 – $2,886) 24.0%
R 19,212 – R 38,400 ($2,888 - $5,772) 20.4%
R 38,412 – R 76,800 ($5,774 - $11,543) 15.8%
R 76,812 – R 153,600 ($11,545 - $23,087) 10.4%
R 153,612 – R 307,200 ($23,089 - $46,174) 5.0%
R 307,212 – R 614,400 ($46,176 - $92,348) 1.8%
R 614,412 or more ($92,350+) 1.1%
Gauteng Province is divided into 3 metropolitan municipalities, and 3 district municipalities (which are further divided into 9 local municipalities):
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
Metsweding District Municipality
Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality
Kungwini Local Municipality
Sedibeng District Municipality
Emfuleni Local Municipality
Midvaal Local Municipality
Lesedi Local Municipality
West Rand District Municipality
Mogale City Local Municipality
Randfontein Local Municipality
Westonaria Local Municipality
District Management Area (DMA)