Johannesburg

Alexandra

  Alexandra     12 Aug 2019
Apartheid’s legacy bequeathed the township of Alexandra to its wealthy sister, Sandton, and the two couldn't be more contrasting. Alex, as it is known, may be a historical anomaly but it’s also home to thousands of people and expresses the city’s diversity and income gap in a few square kilometres. Here you’ll find informal shacks precipitously clinging to the Jukskei River banks, housing entire families in a single room, adjacent to the modest East Bank suburban housing developments. Culturally in the shadow of Soweto, Alex is starting to wake up to its potential as a tourist destination.

To visit the area it is best to arrange a tour with an experienced guide. 

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