OUR VISION

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.

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Constitution

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CURRENT ISSUES

LINDFIELD HOUSE MUSEUM PLAQUES

We celebrated Auckland Park’s first blue Plaques the first with Katherine Love at Lindfield House Museum and the second with Pat Corbin at Kingsway Mansions.  

Katherine Love in first picture and second shows Katherine, Eriuc Itzkin and Flo.

 

Very exciting news: The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation are publishing the first 4 000 entries of our Archive Index Auckland Park, Berea, Bellevue, Brixton, Bertrams, Doornfontein and Forest Town. We know they are not complete so if you can assist with information and photographs please send these to diana@joburgheritage.co.za. Remember this project has only been made possible through a grant from the National Lottery Fund. 

People interested in obtaining further information from our archives are welcome to contact the Foundation at research@joburgheritage.co.za. While members have free access to the material, there is a fee for non-members and organisations.

Go to Resources and Click on the Archive Index or just click here

 

NEWCLARE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Photo of Mayor unveiling plaque

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NEWS! - JOBURG’S 130th BIRTHDAY

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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EVENTS CALENDAR

Sat 20 May

WALKING TOUR - ‘STARSTRUCK IN URANIA VILLAGE’

Sat 27 May

HOUSE TOUR - ‘LIFESTYLES OF VICTORIAN JOBURG’S RICH AND FAMOUS’

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Sat 3 June

WALKING TOUR - ‘THE MARKET THEATRE PRECINCT UNDERGOES A SPECTACULAR TRANSFORMATION"

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Sat 10 June

HERITAGE HIKE - ‘A WILD AND SOLITARY PLACE’

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