Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries

The Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries (FOJC) was founded by Sarah Welham to research, explore, and restore Johannesburg’s historic cemeteries. It has signed a partnership agreement with Joburg Parks to enable this. The Friends meet regularly to clean headstones and cut back vegetation, and to prevent further deterioration of headstones. The Friends also funds the professional restoration of damaged headstones.

Upcoming Events:

Brixton Cemetery – Monday, July 18: The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and Friends of Johannesburg Cemeteries will be spending their 67 minutes for Mandela Day clearing vegetation that has overtaken the graves in Brixton Cemetery.  We intend to work for only 67 minutes but usually go on a little
longer as we get carried away with the task of exposing long forgotten headstones. 

Should you wish to join us, please let me know so I can expect you, and tell you where to meet us and what to bring with you. Thanks – Sarah.

Friends of the Johannesburg Cemeteries in the Media

  • Friends of the Johannesburg Cemeteries was recently featured on eNCA eNUUS! Watch the clip here:
  • The Northcliff and Melville Times recently published an article about the FOJC’s work. Read it here.


Join us in cleaning our historic cemeteries, cleaning headstones, and documenting their history

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Assist us in restoring damaged historic headstones in our Cemeteries

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FOJC is able to conduct research on burials and graves on your behalf (fees may be applicable depending on the extent of research required)

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