Alexandra Township

Tensions come to a head between Lebogang Maile and SAHRC at Alexandra inquiry

2019-07-23 16:50

Gauteng Human Settlements and Urban Planning MEC Lebogang Maile threatened to take the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to court on Tuesday after things became heated during his submission at the Chapter 9 institution's Alexandra inquiry.

Alex Shutdown Movement lays case of contempt of court against Mashaba

2019-06-19 18:57

The conveners of the Alexandra Total Shutdown movement opened a case of contempt of court against City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba.

The inconvenient truth about Alexandra

2019-04-17 08:56

In listening to the news, one could be forgiven for believing that the entire community of Alexandra had marched that day to Sandton. This never happened, writes Herman Mashaba.

OPINION: Ramaphosa's Alex visit smacked of dishonesty and opportunism

2019-04-14 07:00

It was only a matter of time before the façade dropped. Aware that he is more popular than the ANC, President Ramaphosa imposed on the people of Alexandra a government speech using the wrong platform, writes Lukhona Mnguni.


Alexandra inquiry: Land grabbers will be arrested, says police boss

2019-07-22 16:44

National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has warned that people behind rampant land occupations in Gauteng will be arrested.

How portrayal of protest in South Africa denigrates poor people

2019-04-17 13:38

Harping on the fact that a protest is organised is like noting that people won’t go to an event unless someone invites them. There’s no evidence that anyone has been forced to take part in the current protests, writes Steven Friedman.

Alex shutdown might be only the beginning

2019-04-16 08:53

For people whose lives are constantly disrupted by poverty and general destitution, the idea that peaceful non-disruptive protests will highlight their plight is unrealistic, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Don't turn Alex protests into a political football

2019-04-09 10:23

I will not, as mayor of the City of Johannesburg, make public grand plans about what is to be done in Alexandra without the necessary budget to follow as this would fall into the category of ANC cheap politicking, writes Herman Mashaba.

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