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:

Saturday, 14 May – Brixton Cemetery cleanup from 09:00 to 12:00. Please let us know if you can join by emailing


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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