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‘A NICER WALK TO OUR PRISONS’

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, city planners hope a new bridge in Johannesburg can ease racial tensions. But few residents agree

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DISCONNECT: Cars pass under the bridge that is being built between the township of Alexandra and the wealthy suburb of Sandton. Many black residents of Alexandra work in the mainly white Sandton.
JOHNNY MILLER/MILLEFOTO/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/AP

IT’S A 15-MINUTE drive from the Ferrari-lined streets of Johannesburg’s Sandton suburb to Alexandra, one of South Africa’s poorest townships. But for 56-year-old cleaner Mooko Dikotla and thousands of others who commute by foot from Alexandra to what’s known as “the richest square mile in Africa,” the four-mile trek over bustling highways takes an hour and a half.

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