The games were just a sliver of it all
JOHANNESBURG -- Alexandra is one of the few places in South Africa not ringed with razor wire. There are no high walls here, no fences, no security guards, no signs promising an armed response. There is no protection here, because there is nothing here to protect.
It is a desperate place -- for an American, Alexandra redefines the meaning of poverty. It is a warren of dirt roads, hemmed in by row after row of hastily built shacks. They look like the forts that children make. ...
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