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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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CONSTITUTION

CURRENT ISSUES

 

URGENT! URGENT!

LINDFIELD MUSEUM MAY HAVE TO CLOSE!!

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The City of Johannesburg has turned off the lights claiming unpaid rates and electricity bills.

The MUSEUM HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR 9 MONTHS

TRIPADVISOR rates Lindfield House Museum  the top museum in Johannesburg yet the City not only fails to subsidise it they will force it to  close if they charge a  museum standards rates.

IT ISN’T THE ONLY MUSEUM WHICH WILL BE CLOSING. The Nelson Mandela House Museum in Vilakazi Street is also in financial difficulties.  NO MUSEUM IN THE COUNTRY CAN AFFORD 9 MONTHS OF LOCKDOWN WITHOUT COVID SUBSIDY.

We are appealing to Counmcillor Margaret Arnolds to help save our Museums. She has staken steps to save Museum Africa bu increasing security there. We need her help now to takie action
On Lindfield House Museum.

Lindfield House Museum

Brett & Richard Holden (Engineer)

Have been responsible for shoring up the banks of the Orange grove Spruit saving the Hilson Road Bridge from collapse .

Heritage Blue Plaques installed in Joburg

Wonderful News for Joburg Heritage Foundation as the Oppenheimer Family ensure Heritage Preservation is a Priority and Donates to the continued Operations of JHF Research Centre.

 

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EXCITING NEWS FOR JOBURG MUSEUM
Lindfield House Museum is OPEN again

For the fifth year in-succession Lindfield House Museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TRIP ADVISOR arising from the repeated 5-star rating Katherine Love has received 5 years running. This qualifies her and her Victorian Museum for the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame.

It is simply amazing that this self- funded museum outranks all the others in Johannesburg including state funded and even one funded by a casino let alone the municipal museums which do not feature at all.

If you have not already visited Lindfield House Phone (011) 726 2932 for an appointment for a guided tour and tea at this charming house, packed with treasures at 72 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park.

You can find some photographs on the internet.

To View 10 Of Joburg's Most Underated Buildings

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“In line with the Government’s action to limit exposure to the Corona Virus we have agreed to postpone all functions and events planned for March and April.

We will try to bring our members some lively information on heritage conservation and our work will continue, but without allowing visitors to Northwards or to the Research Centre.

Please contact Eira by telephone or e-mail  mail@joburgheritage.co.za and if you are getting frustrated because there are times when the line isn’t working and messages don’t go through you can use diana@joburgheritage.co.za and she will direct your message to the right person.

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Bez Valley Mosaic

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DIY SPECIAL OUTINGS

Knowing that restrictions have been lifted to some extent  under Level 1, we have tried out a few places to visit where you can be outdoors and not in a crowd -  Covid safe.

1. Ubuntu Mosaic

JHF - Ubuntu Mosaic

2. Bez Valley Memorial now in Bezuidenhourt Park

JHF - Bez Valley Memorial

3. Satyagraha  House

JHF - Satyagraha House

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Detailed heritage Study on the Orange Grove waterfall has been completed and can be read under RESEARCH.

Proposed Densities in terms of the Nodal Review
Dylan Weakley has kindly provided links to the maps which show the proposed densities in different neighbourhoods.

We have objected to the proposals as they ignore the ridges and rivers as well as the heritage character of several areas. Of particular obtuseness is the fact that Jubilee Road in Parktown is shown as supporting very high densities when the south side is the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital and the North side has a row of highly significant heritage homes including Dolobran and Emoyeni.

Sadly while we have drawn the planners attention to this year after year they ignore our comments so clearly they have done this on purpose. The value of the Nodal Review in guiding develeopment has to be questioned.    Flo Bird

 

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