Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries

Friends of Joburg Cemeteries – Radio Interview

Here’s a great interview with the Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries (FOJC) team regarding the restoration of the vandalised ash walls at Braamfontein Cemetery. The interview was first broadcast as part of ‘Klank Koerant’ on Pretoria FM. If you would like to contribute to the FOJC’s restoration fund, please send an email to mail@joburgheritage.org.za or cemeteries@joburgheritage.org.za. […]

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The Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries Needs Your Help!

For the past six months, the Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries (FOJC) has been hard at work restoring the vandalised ash walls in Braamfontein Cemetery. A dedicated team of volunteers and builders have done sterling work so far, but now funds are running out and we need your financial support to complete the work! For more

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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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The Story of ‘Grannie’s Grave’ in Braamfontein Cemetery

Some time ago, I was wandering around the General Section of Braamfontein cemetery, doing some research. There was a family plot with one headstone on it and its cross broken off and laid down in front of the stone.  I think this cross may have been turned by Mr Pon and the waste pickers from

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