Alexandra police force is far too small, inquiry hears

2019-06-05 16:28

The UN recommends one officer for every 288 people, but Alexandra has one officer for every 730 residents.


2019-05-09 10:00

THE African National Congress (ANC) is leading all political parties in the 2019 National elections with 54.91% from the 1 949 724 vote counted so far.

Herman Mashaba claims #AlexShutdown was 'hijacked' by disgruntled contractors

2019-04-17 13:09

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has issued a statement in which he has claimed to reveal "[t]he truth behind #AlexShutDown movement".

Rain might thwart Alex protests, but JMPD remains ready

2019-04-08 07:12

As heavy rains in Johannesburg continued on Monday morning, police remain prepared for the planned 'shutdown' of Sandton.

WATCH: Aerial footage shows billowing smoke during Alexandra protests

2019-04-04 14:08

Aerial footage shows smoke plumes as residents of Alexandra near Sandton shut down the township, demanding basic services from the DA-led municipality.

WATCH: Brave motorcyclist foils smash-and-grab attempt in Johannesburg

Anton Damhuis doesn’t consider himself a hero even though he put his own life in danger to foil a smash and grab attempt on Monday. Watch.

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Inspiring Alexandra, one dance class at a time...

Meet Sunnyboy Motau, a dancer and choreographer born and raised in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, who's giving back to his community. Watch.

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AS IT HAPPENED: the EFF briefing on coalitions

Watch as EFF leader Julius Malema announces his party's take on coalitions.

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Data demand soars in Gauteng townships

2015-04-22 15:11

Internet data volumes for mobile network Vodacom are growing faster in Gauteng townships than the national average.

Here's what SA had to say about the new Joburg bridge

2014-05-28 11:08

A new bridge is to be constructed, that is set to connect Alexandra township and Sandton, and this is what you, our readers, had to say about it.



2019-05-10 11:15

On the second day of counting the 2019 election votes, the African National Congress is still leading but has dipped below the 50% mark.

JHB manager tells SAHRC of difficulties developing Alexandra

2019-04-19 19:19

On Thursday, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) started an inquiry into the recent spate of protests in Alexandra. The inquiry will consider some of the issues raised during the protests such as the lack of housing, water and sanitation in the township.


2019-04-11 18:05

AFTER Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba failed to meet with Alex resident, president Cyril Ramaphosa has gone to the township and addressed them.

Msimanga to lay complaint against ANC for 'instigating protest' in Alexandra

2019-04-06 22:06

DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga plans to lay a criminal complaint against the ANC on Sunday morning, alleging the party behind the violent protests that have gripped Alexandra since Wednesday.

Alexandra protests called off - for now ...

2019-04-04 07:03

Alexandra residents have temporarily called off their protest due to 'security concerns'.

WATCH: Taxi strike leaves commuters in Alexandra stranded

Alexandra commuters have been left stranded after taxi operators embarked on a strike. Watch.

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Father of girl missing in JHB flash floods blames himself

The father of the three-year-old girl who went missing during flash floods two weeks ago said he blamed himself.

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‘I saw him attack my mum’

2015-06-07 18:21

Barbra Nkuna is both glad and devastated. The 21-year-old from Alexandra in Johannesburg is happy because she escaped almost certain death this week, but she is distraught because her mother, Anna Nkuna, wasn’t so lucky.

WATCH: Julius Malema blames ANC for  xenophobic violence

EFF leader Julius Malema called for peace in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra on Monday afternoon, laying the blame for deadly xenophobic violence at the door of the ANC. Watch.

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Joburg set for new landmark bridge

2014-05-26 12:49

Commuters can look forward to a safer way to travel between Alexandra and Sandton.

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