n IMIESA - Alexandra Renewal Project : housing

Volume 34, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



The sprawling Alexandra Township just north of Johannesburg, with its now notorious London Road, has a rather unsavoury reputation as a place civil unrest, xenophobia and rampant crime. More recently, residents marched en masse to the Alexandra Renewal Project offices in Wynberg to protest against the lack of housing delivery. However, transformation is taking place, and many thousands of houses have been built. Contrary to common perception, Alexandra is an amazing success story, with consulting engineering firms BVI and Bigen Africa making significant contributions.

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