“I have gone from you, many times, I come back. Alexandra, I love you.”
- Mongane Wally Serote

You may not know this but in 1979, the two men on the left, Harry Makhubire and Rev. Dr. Sam Buti, fought and put their lives on the line to save the Alexandra township from forced removals during a turbulent time in the country.

This year marks Alexandra’s 107th anniversary when we celebrate its heroes and other iconic residents such as Nelson Mandela, Hugh Masekela, Dr. Irvin Khoza and Linda Twala to name a few.

Recently, this historical township has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons and 40 years after 1979, Alex faces a new kind of threat, self-destruction.

Alex needs new heroes.

Help us restore pride in Alexandra by offering your support at alexproject@southafricaday.org.za or call Stacey Woolley on 081 814 0129.

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