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.

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Friends of the Johannesburg Cemeteries in the Media

Vandalism at Braamfontein Cemetery – read and watch below:

IOL Article: read it here

The Citizen article: read it here and here

The Times article: read it here

City of Joburg article: read it here

eNCA article: read it here

Sowetan Live article: read it here

Newzroom Africa (video)

Eyewitness News (video)

eNCA video 1 and video 2

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

Request Research

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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