Smutsville and Sizamile display a peripheral peri-urban and informal economy.
Karatara, Fairview, Farleigh and Elandskraal are outlying rural areas. The majority of the population in these targeted areas is unskilled, unemployed and contrives to make a living.
Poverty, unemployment and alcohol and drug abuse go hand in hand. With the increasing HIV/AIDS and TB prevalence, this gives rise to further unemployment, poverty and alcohol and drug abuse. The reality is that we are dealing with communities that are constantly complex and dynamic and in a state of flux.