Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is the local authority and government for Gauteng, former East Rand area. Offers news, tourism and municipal information.

Page load speed analysis

  • 55/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    1.7 sec

  • Resources loaded

    6 sec

  • Page rendered

    519 ms

  • Total page load time

    8.2 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 1.7 sec and then it took 6.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 153.0 kB
    Images 1.8 MB
    Javascripts 997.0 kB
    CSS 602.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 3.5 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 75% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 1.8 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 153.0 kB
    • After minification 141.8 kB
    • After compression 24.7 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 128.2 kB or 84% of the original size.

    • Original 1.8 MB
    • After optimization 1.6 MB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Ekurhuleni Gov images are well optimized though.

    • Original 997.0 kB
    • After minification 961.5 kB
    • After compression 281.7 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 715.3 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 602.9 kB
    • After minification 525.0 kB
    • After compression 91.3 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 511.6 kB or 85% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • typography2.php
  • style.min.css
  • attachments_hide.css
  • widgetkit-d337fd5f.css
  • calendar-jos.css
  • common.css
  • default.css
  • modal.css
  • default.css
  • style.css
  • settings.css
  • dynamic-captions.css
  • static-captions.css
  • jquery.min.js
  • jquery-noconflict.js
  • jquery-migrate.min.js
  • sl_redirectconfirm.js
  • bootloader.js
  • mootools-core.js
  • core.js
  • attachments_refresh.js
  • widgetkit-7ecd323d.js
  • bootstrap.min.js
  • jquery.ui.core.min.js
  • jquery.ui.sortable.min.js
  • jquery-ui-addons.js
  • mootools-more.js
  • punycode.js
  • validate.js
  • calendar.js
  • calendar-setup.js
  • jcalpro.js
  • ajax.js
  • modal.js
  • modal.js
  • css
  • css
  • s5box.css
  • s5_register.css
  • bootstrap-default.css
  • bootstrap-responsive.css
  • font-awesome.min.css
  • s5_flex_menu.css
  • system.css
  • general.css
  • template_default.css
  • template.css
  • com_content.css
  • editor.css
  • thirdparty.css
  • s5_responsive_bars.css
  • s5_responsive_hide_classes.css
  • s5_responsive.css
  • custom.css
  • s5_info_slide.css
  • jquery.themepunch.revolution.min.js
  • html5fallback.js
  • site-5.0.32.static.min.js
  • jquery.colorbox.js
  • s5_flex_menu.js
  • s5_font_adjuster.js
  • s5_info_slide.js
  • s5_columns_equalizer.js
  • s5_responsive_mobile_bar.js
  • s5_box_hide_div.js
  • lazy_load.js
  • system.css
  • DkhSmOiC_normal.jpeg
  • s5_background.jpg
  • COE.png
  • water-is-life.jpg
  • cleancity.jpg
  • Website_aero.jpg
  • Harambee.jpg
  • cleanaudit2016.jpg
  • b2ap3_large_clean_city.jpg
  • b2ap3_thumbnail_ride-for-sight.jpg
  • WiFi-Banner-500x500.jpg
  • Eskom.png
  • Ekurhuleni-Cleann-Audit.jpg
  • Ekurhuleni-Clean-City-2014.jpg
  • bluedrop_side.jpg
  • external-black.png
  • login.png
  • all.js
  • menu_light.png
  • login_light.png
  • register_light.png
  • search_light.png
  • s5_header_bg.png
  • facebook.png
  • twitter.png
  • s5_search.png
  • s5_menu_bg.png
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  • s5_top_row1.png
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  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • fontawesome-webfont.woff
  • s5_ul_arrow.png
  • widgets.js
  • s5_scroll_arrow.png
  • analytics.js
  • border1.png
  • border2.png
  • s5_menu_arrow.png
  • loader.gif
  • coloredbg.png
  • shadow1.png
  • bullet.png
  • large_left.png
  • large_right.png
  • collect
  • button.831500944bc3eb7ea5276ccdc3f71d2e.js
  • collect
  • follow_button.6a78875565a912489e9aef879c881358.en.html
  • jot

Our browser made a total of 120 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 89% of them (107 requests) were addressed to the original, 3% (3 requests) were made to and 2% (2 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.8 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 112 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Ekurhuleni Gov. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 37 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 32 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to before it reached this domain.

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to This is the best domain hosting practice .

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 299
NS 86399
NS 86399

86400 Mname:
Serial: 2021061001
Refresh: 43200
Retry: 7200
Expire: 2592000
Minimum-ttl: 7200
MX 52541 Pri: 10

Language and encoding

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N/A  language flag


EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

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Visitor World Map

The server of is located in Germany, but, unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

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Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Ekurhuleni Gov. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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