Tips for renovating or Developing a Heritage Property

Heritage Applications are required for any structure older than 60 years as these are automatically a protected heritage resource and may not be altered without prior permission of the Provincial Heritage Resource Agency Gauteng (PHRAG). Most Johannesburg townships/suburbs date back to before 1960, so it is becoming an increasingly common requirement for homeowners and developers

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Flo Bird, founder of the JHF, Celebrates 80th birthday

Flo Bird – esteemed founder of the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust (which became the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation in 2012) – recently celebrated her 80th birthday! To honour the occasion, a wonderful tea was held at Northwards where old friends, family and colleagues came together to acknowledge the remarkable contribution made by our irresistible, indomitable,

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heritage Association of South Africa Symposium 2023

The Heritage Association of South Africa (HASA) is holding its annual symposium on the 12, 13 and 14 October 2023. This year’s event will be held at Kedar Heritage Lodge (located about 26km out of Rustenburg) and is hosted by the Magaliesberg Association for Culture and Heritage. The programme is packed with interesting speakers and

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Orlando Community Centre Receives Blue Plaque

The City of Johannesburg and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation erected a blue plaque at the Donaldson Orlando community Centre on 15th June, ahead of Youth Day on 16th June 2023 .  Flo Bird and Steve Groeneveld represented the JHF at the installation . The blue plaque specifically remembers the significance of this centre in 1976 when

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