Alex to Randburg by taxiSince at the moment I have very little time to travel around South Africa – I try to learn a lot from the photos and videos I find on the NET.

I have found a series of photos in Lebogang’s Flickr collection about a journey I’d like to take myself – from Alex to Randburg by taxi.

About Alexandra from the Wikipedia:

Alexandra (sometimes nicknamed “Alex”) is a township located in Gauteng province, South Africa. It is situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg, close to the wealthy suburb of Sandton and is bounded by Wynberg on the west, Marlboro and Kelvin on the north, and Kew, Lombardy West and Lombardy East on the south. In contrast, Alexandra is one of the poorest urban areas in the country.

Alexandra is situated on the banks of the Jukskei River. The township covers an area of more than 8 km² and has an estimated population of 470,000 people. In addition to its original, reasonably well-built houses, it also has a large number (estimated at more than 20,000) of informal dwellings or “shacks”.

Randburg – from the Wikipedia:

Randburg is a large town in Gauteng, South Africa. Once a separate municipality, its municipal government has since become a part of the City of Johannesburg.

Randburg’s resident demographic tends to be more affluent than most Johannesburg dwellers. Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping centres and entertainment areas, including the Brightwater Commons, Cresta Centre, NorthGate, Sanlam Shopping Centre and various others.

Randburg contains more than 32 suburbs, most of them residential. These include Darrenwood, Linden, Cresta, Aldara Park, Olivedale and others.

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