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Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures Derelict Buildings, Environmental Art, Real Friends, African Art, Cape Town, South Africa, Art Photography, Pictures, Photos

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

People stand outside the African Hair Salon in the late afternoon sunlight. Townships like Alex Diepsloot and Soweto were built outside the main white areas as a cornerstone of South Africa's apartheid policy.

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A man walks between some of the thousands of shacks that make up the township of Alexandra. South Africa, Tours, Veils, Walks, Places, Landscapes, Invitation, Pictures, Travel
Invitation

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

The finance model was supposed to help the country's disenfranchised, but has just pushed them further into debt Economic Development, The Guardian, Short Film, Wander, South Africa, Egypt, Debt, Pictures, Photos
The GuardianWanderPhotos

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A mother watches television while her month-old boy sleeps.

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A man stands on the street sign for Eighth Avenue as he waits for a taxi in Alexandra Township Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA Butterfly Painting, Street Signs, The Guardian, South Africa, Maine, Veils, Pictures, Taxi, Smoke
Street SignsThe GuardianMaine

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A man stands behind a washing line by homes made from corrugated iron and spare wood. The Guardian, South Africa, Africans, Pictures, Photos, Driftwood, Places, Landscapes, Digital Art
The GuardianAfricansPhotosDigital Art

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A man carries a young child down one of the streets of the township. In stark contrast to the walled complexes and houses that are a hallmark of middle-class Johannesburg, Alex boasts a colourful environment. The Guardian, Wander, South Africa, Street View, Pictures, Photos, History, Contrast, Environment
The GuardianWanderStreet ViewPhotos

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A woman washes her family's clothes in a dustbin in a side alley as her friends look on. Family Outfits, The Guardian, Outdoor Power Equipment, Pictures, Photos, Wander, Photography, Travel, Life
The GuardianPhotosWanderLife

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A girl wearing a mask stands outside a shop in Alexandra Township Credit: Kim Ludbrook/EPA Lucky Star, South Africa, Pictures, Painting, Southern, Design, Shop, Life, Art
Lucky StarPaintingSouthernShopLifeArt

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

Men play a communal board game after work. Dwellers here enjoy an open society: children play outdoors, adults take part in dice and card games, and a wide array of small businesses thrive. Outdoor Play, Kids Playing, Card Games, South Africa, Children Play, Dice, Small Businesses, Pictures, Outdoors
Outdoor PlayKids PlayingOutdoors

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

Street Food - Langa, Capetown Street Food, Wander, South Africa, Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones Characters, Life, Fictional Characters, Art, Art Background
Street FoodWanderLifeArt

Street Food - Langa, Capetown

A boy listens to his radio next to a fruit seller's stand.

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

Street Market - Alexandra, Johannesberg

Street Market - Alexandra, Johannesberg

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures Creative Portfolio, After School, Kids Playing, Pictures, Children Play, Game, Design, Photos, Venison
Kids PlayingPhotosVenison

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s

A tailor sits at his desk and sews a pair of trousers in the late afternoon sun. South Africa, Trousers, Pictures, Desk, Sun, Life, Trouser Pants, Photos, Pants
DeskLifeTrouser PantsPhotos

Alexandra township in Johannesburg – in pictures

Alexandra is one of the main townships on the edges of Johannesburg and was built in the early 1900s