Down jobless street: Alex residents share struggles of finding employment

11 August 2019 - 00:00 By BELINDA PHETO

Fifth Avenue, Alexandra, is abuzz late on Thursday morning. A group of young people congregate on the side of the road with two boxes of wine. There is nothing else to do. Across the street, a vendor prepares a fire to braai chicken feet.

Alexandra has, according to the Gauteng City-Region Observatory, a research partnership with universities and the Gauteng provincial government, among the highest unemployment rates in the province, home to between 4,979 and 8,758 jobless people per square kilometre...

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