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FACTS OR LIES? Help us fact-check these 10 things noted on the internet about Alexandra
- Alexandra is a township located in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa.
- Alexandra was established in 1912 as a location for black people who were forcibly removed from other areas, as a way to separate the races during the apartheid era.
- In the early days, Alexandra was known as a “black spot” due to its overcrowded and poorly serviced conditions.
- During the 1950s and 1960s, Alexandra became a center of political and social resistance against apartheid.
- Many notable political activists and leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, had ties to the community in Alexandra.
- In the post-apartheid era, Alexandra has undergone redevelopment and upgrading of infrastructure, but still suffers from high unemployment and poverty rates.
- Alexandra is one of the oldest townships in South Africa and has a rich cultural heritage.
- Alexandra has a diverse population of various ethnic groups, cultures, languages and traditions
- The Alexandra Renewal Project was launched in 2001 to improve housing, health and education, as well as infrastructure and economic development in the area.
- Despite the challenges, Alexandra is a vibrant community with a strong sense of community spirit and pride, it is also known as Alex, a symbol of hope and resilience.
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