The area’s economy is stagnant. As a result the area is characterised by a high unemployment rate, poverty, organised crime, etc. The economy relies heavily on primary economic sectors such as agriculture, the government and transport services. One of the contributing factors is the lack of infrastructure (i.e. water and roads).
The relative small population of the area, Jansenville in particular, results in it not being a very attractive investment destination. Bigger centra such as Graaff-Reinet and PE/Uitenhage are situated too close for any servers to consider relocating or investing in the area.
Realistically, the growth potential of Jansenville and particularly Klipplaat is limited. Careful consideration should be given to creating opportunities in the area whilst realising that large-scale development or significant economic growth would not be realised in the short term.
Source: Ikwezi IDP 2003 reviewed
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