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Alexandra, or Alex as it is fondly known, is situated in the north of Johannesburg. The area is known for its vibrant culture, with impromptu restaurants and entertainment centres popping up on street corners all over the suburb. Mandela himself said: "Life in Alexandra was exhilarating and precarious. Its atmosphere was alive, its spirit adventurous, its people resourceful." Alexandra, or Alex as it is fondly known, is situated north of Johannesburg. The area is known for its vibrant culture, with impromptu restaurants and entertainment centres popping up on street corners all over the suburb. Mandela himself said: "Life in Alexandra was exhilarating and precarious. Its atmosphere was alive, its spirit adventurous, its people resourceful." The Alexandra Heritage Precinct is found on a quiet street where the great man spent his first few months after moving from his homestead in the Eastern Cape. The community makes use of the centre’s facilities such as training areas and an art gallery that showcases local work. Nearby shebeens and taverns cater for thirsty and hungry visitors, offering delicious local cuisine. Alex is the birthplace of many other famous heroes and interesting people such as Hugh Masekela, the world-renowned jazz maestro. In total Alexandra is home to over 400 000 people.

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  • Title: Alexandra, Johannesburg
  • Location Created: Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Category: City Lifestyle

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