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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

The inaugural FNB Run Your City Series (RYCS) Heritage Day Virtual Run took place nationwide today (National Heritage Day / Thursday 24 September 2020)





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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Covid has caused the tours to be postponed…… and the Northwards office has been closed.

Contact Eira by phone 082 834-3377 on What’s App or email.

Please don’t use the office number 011 482 3349


Tribute for Prof Revil Mason on behalf of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation by Professor Kathy Munro.

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation mourns the passing of Professor Revil Mason, distinguished archaeologist and fine academic. He was the professor of African prehistory and director of the Archaeological Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand. We celebrate his life and his achievements in science.

He was the man who brought the pre-history of the Transvaal to the fore and taught us there were people on the highveld and on the ridges of the Witwatersrand before the founding of Johannesburg and the discovery of gold.

I value his occasional paper written in 1971 on Prehistoric man at Melville Koppies, Johannesburg. His field work on the Iron Age sites of Melville Koppies and elsewhere were pathbreaking and his efforts were in no small measure responsible for the preservation and conservation of the koppies and ridges of our city and ensuring that Melville Koppies remains an open natural ridge parkland for Johannesburg citizens. You can hike, walk climb, look at the flora and learn about the work of Revil Mason and its significance. He showed how people lived and hunted here three hundred years ago in the late Stone Age

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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The newly restored Bez Valley War Memorial in Bezuidenhout Park. A project of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation with the City of Joburg, assisted by Barrow Construction.

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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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