Our City's built heritage resources are precious, non-renewable, finite and irreplaceable. Through its core activities of Tours, Research, Education, Conservation and Activism, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation aims to protect our rich and varied heritage of Johannesburg and its associated social history, for the use and enjoyment of both current and future generations.

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On Joburg’s 130th birthday Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba visited Museum Africa and were photographed next to the original Mayoral Chair. The Mayor dared not sit in it as the seat has collapsed. Vice Chair Kathy Munro suggested it offered a fine project for the Foundation – repairing the mayoral seat.

Joburg Heritage Foundation - Mayor Herman Mashaba & MMC Nonhlanhla

Thanks to the co-operation of the Friends of the James Hall Transport Museum the birthday celebrations proved a  very successful event for the JHF.

Lindfield Victorian House Museum:

Gets 5 stars from Trip Advisor!

Sprucing up Ellis Park Hotel in Bertrams

Blue Plaque for Circle Court

The first St Barnabas College:  

Our Help was recently sought for a landmark property in Westbury

News! How NOT to treat an Art Deco building

Wrapped in advertising for SKYY Vodka this little building in Braamfontein corner de Korte and De Beer is a very attractive art deco block.

Manchester Hotel: A slow and painful death for the Manchester Hotel.

Rosebank Fire Station: Demolition has begun on the Rosebank Fire Station.

Rand Steam Laundries: Rand Steam Laundries rising again.

Museum Africa: The City has appointed a Fashion & History Curators. Some progress is being made.

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Sat 25 February

SS Mendi  Civic Centenary Commemoration at Avalon Cemetery on Saturday 25th February

NB: We are involved in TWO commemorative ceremonies. The first is simply a wreath- laying at the Cenotaph on the centenary of the actual day on which the Mendi sank i.e. Tuesday  21st February. Members are welcome, but if you need parking in the garage below Beyers Naude Square please give Eira your name and registration number.

The SECOND and the much bigger one will be the Civic Ceremony  on Saturday 25th at Avalon Cemetery where the SS Mendi Memorial was built in 1992 when Queen Elizabeth unveiled it with President Nelson Mandela. We are involved because the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is meeting the fees of the architects MayatHart who have designed an upgrade especially for the Centenary. Their plans and a  model will be on display so you will be able to see the original and comment on the design.

We have a planned to take a small number of members by bus to Avalon. Professor Kathy Munro will talk us through the tragedy and comment on other memorials around the country. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR MEMBERS.

Non-members may use the special buses which  will be leaving the Metro Centre at 12.h00

If there is time after the ceremony we will take our members to Heroes Acre in Avalon where Helen Joseph and Lilian Ngoyi lie alongside many other struggle heroes whose names you will recognise.  


Sun 19 February


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Sat 25 February


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