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Sandton 
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Tel: 011 582 1400 

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Alexandra multi purpose centre
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8th Avenue and Roosevelt Street
Alexandra
Tel: 011 022 3814
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Mon - Fri
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Wynberg
Tel: 011 531 5544

 

 

REGION E is home to many of Johannesburg's older established suburbs that lie along Louis Botha Avenue, the old main road between Johannesburg and Pretoria. But it includes many of the city's newer suburbs that sprung up around developments in and near central Sandton.

It is also home to Alexandra, an old township with a significant place in South Africa's history. Its long-standing poverty was exacerbated by the violence of the political struggle that led to a democratic South Africa, and by a continuing influx of informal settlers.

Previously a symbol of apartheid oppression, Alex, as it is better known, now often stands as a beacon of hope. The Alexandra Renewal Project is designed to uplift the area and undo the legacy of racial inequality.

Also in the region are the old suburbs of Houghton Estate, Oaklands and Norwood, which are dotted with impressive old mansions, many built by those who made their fortunes on the gold mines but who wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city.

To its northeast border, beyond the N3 Eastern Bypass, are the suburbs of Modderfontein, Linboro Park and Rounders Hill.

The vast region is home to a mix of highly paid professionals, middle income workers and lower paid labourers. There is also a high level of unemployment, especially around Alex.

 


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