Alexandra, or Alex, is a suburb in the City of Johannesburg. This low-income area has played an important role in South Africa's history and Alex continues to be a key point in the city. It is located on te banks of the Juskei River and close to Sandton, one of the most important business districts in Johannesburg. Alex, however, is one of the poorest suburbs in the city and is home to over 180,000 residents within an area measuring just under 7 km².
In Alex we are looking into working together with various local partner organisations. Our main partner is the Alexandra Greening Route. This community organisation was established in 2015 and is focused on various activities:
The people behind Alexandra Greening Route include:
1 Paul Maluleke Co-founder and project manager
2 Solly Co-founder and skills development
3 Hymie Sokupha Co-Founder and Marketing Manager
4 Lekau Project Administrators
5 Thaphelo Site manager
6 Kgomotso Human resources
7 Mxolisi support
8 Nyiko support
9 Papi support
Our goal is to work with Alexandra Greening Route and the team behind it to add a strategic conservation and urban greening angle to their project.