Latest articles on Alexandra Township

From ‘academic boys’ to ‘sex-jaros’: What it means to be a black boy in a South African township

Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy?

Khosa case: Going straight to the Constitutional Court isn’t always the right path

Even where the case is a strong one, direct access to the highest court is a route only in truly exceptional circumstances

Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

The lockdown: South Africa’s test of its democracy

How South African citizens, the police and the army, and politicians behave during the 21-day lockdown will have far-reaching implications for our democracy

Jo’burg pool in the deep end

Residents complained about noise and bad behaviour so the gates were closed on weekends, a decision some see as racist

The suicidal effect of our ailing society

Millions of our fellow citizens are literally robbed of the opportunity to live meaningful lives

Linda Twala — the father of the nation of Alex

​Linda Twala was born to one of the original residents of Alexandra. He is now known as the father of Alex, a title he takes very seriously

Alex is a ‘disaster-in-waiting’ – Gauteng settlements MEC

Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa said lawlessness and disorder is a result of different stakeholders in the community not agreeing on how Alex should be developed

Alex inquiry: City of Joburg refutes residents’ claims

The inquiry's mandate is to investigate whether there are violations of the rights contained in the Bill of Rights as related to people in Alexandra

‘The development of Alex has been arrested’ inquiry hears

During the protests, residents shed light on the failed Alexandra Renewal Project, which had an alleged allocated budget of R1.6-billion

Alexandra township is the place of forgotten people — Malema

The EFF leader says Alexandra is an indication of how the governing party has done nothing to improve the lives of township residents

Alex citizens just want it ‘to be nice’

Alexandra citizens are struggling, with housing woes and unkept promises making life difficult for them

Alex’s answer: Relocations

Town planners say the township’s infrastructure cannot support the number of people living there

Township development — yes, we can!

Created to exist on the fringes of society, townships still carry the economic legacy of apartheid

Alex fire leaves scores destitute as they work on rebuilding

Approximately 500 shacks were reduced to ash on Thursday in what residents say began as an altercation involving someone living at the settlement

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