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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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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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Johannesburg Heritage Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for Brett McDougall

At the AGM of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, held on 30th July 2022, Brett McDougall was presented with the Johannesburg Heritage Lifetime Honorary Membership Award. This gratefully acknowledges his extensive contribution to the work of the JHF over the last decade. In that time, Brett served as Chairman of the JHF from 2015 to 2018. …

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