FACTS OR LIES? Help us fact-check these 10 things noted on the internet about Alexandra

1. Alexandra is a township located in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa.

2. 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.

3. In the early days, Alexandra was known as a “black spot” due to its overcrowded and poorly serviced conditions.

4. During the 1950s and 1960s, Alexandra became a center of political and social resistance against apartheid.

5. Many notable political activists and leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, had ties to the community in Alexandra.

6. In the post-apartheid era, Alexandra has undergone redevelopment and upgrading of infrastructure, but still suffers from high unemployment and poverty rates.

7. Alexandra is one of the oldest townships in South Africa and has a rich cultural heritage.

8. Alexandra has a diverse population of various ethnic groups, cultures, languages and traditions

9. The Alexandra Renewal Project was launched in 2001 to improve housing, health and education, as well as infrastructure and economic development in the area.

10. 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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