Sibabalwe Tywabi


This site straddles a number of suburbs, taking in areas that are well off and others that are poor. It borders Soweto in the northwest; its northeastern suburb, Lenasia, borders Johannesburg South. Its eastern, western and southern borders form greater Johannesburg's extreme southern boundary. About 40 kilometres south of the inner city, it is the most isolated, least-integrated region of Johannesburg. The southern area of the region still has agricultural land which opens up possibilities for future development. At present, however, open spaces are often used for illegal dumping as the waste removal system is inadequate.
There are small pockets of prosperity in some areas. In general though, even in the formal settlements, the housing falls in the lower-income bracket. And the large informal settlements, especially in the south, suffer from extreme poverty and unemployment, and their geographic isolation makes it costly to provide much-needed infrastructure.
For Greater Ennerdale and Lenasia the issues are: informal settlements, the absence of higher-income residential areas, and the lack of control of local economic activities.
For Greater Orange Farm and Weilers Farm (Kanana Park) the issues are: extreme poverty and unemployment, the isolation and marginalisation from the economic and social opportunities afforded by greater Joburg, and low-quality basic services both infrastructure and social.
The total population of Region G is estimated at 370 000, with 170 000 of these people living in the Greater Orange Farm and Weilers Farm area. The population is extremely young, with half the population under the age of 18. Income levels are very low: 50 percent of the population has no income and about 62 percent of the remainder earn less than R1 500 a month.

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