Johannesburg Heritage Foundation

Joburg’s Decay Continues as Rotunda is stripped

More bad news for Joburg’s vulnerable heritage! In addition to the appalling state of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (as reported on Carte Blanche) and the illegal demolition of the Crown Mines headquarters by a developer, we have now learned that the iconic Rotunda building next to Park Station has been completely stripped. As noted by …

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Outrage at illegal demolition of Crown Mines Offices

We have just learned that the old Crown Mines Head Office, with its landmark assay chimney, has been illegally demolished. A declared National Monument (now a Provincial Heritage site) this was one of the most significant mining elements in the City of Johannesburg. Standing just west of the M1 and the M2 intersection, bounded by …

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Forgotten Headstones – Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries

The Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries group, which was started in 2018 under the umbrella of Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, has done some solid work in the Braamfontein and Brixton cemeteries over the past 4 years.  We have a great following on our WhatsApp group, which is for people who want to join our work parties in …

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Restoration of Stewart Drive’s Stonework

As part of the JHF’s on-going Restoration Programme, we are proud to announce that the stonework along beautiful Stewart Drive has been stabilised and repaired. Funded by the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, this was a collaborative effort with Mayat Hart Architects, local activist Richard Holden, City Parks (who developed Stewart Drive Park and installed playground equipment) …

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