Heritage

Public Protest – Re-open Our Library!

CALL TO PARTICIPATE IN A PUBLIC PROTEST: RE-OPEN OUR LIBRARY! The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Johannesburg Crisis Alliance, is holding a public protest calling on the City of Johannesburg and it’s implementing agency, the Johannesburg Development Agency, to “Re-open Our Library”. The public protest will be held outside the Johannesburg City Library […]

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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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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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