OUR VISION

Our City's built heritage resources are precious, non-renewable, finite and irreplaceable. Through its core activities of Tours, Research, Education, Conservation and Activism, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation aims to protect our rich and varied heritage of Johannesburg and its associated social history, for the use and enjoyment of both current and future generations.

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation Constitution

Please click on the link to open the document - CONSTITUTION

 

 

 

CURRENT ISSUES

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is delighted to publish the start of the list of material which we carry in our archives. This is thanks to the grant received from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund which enabled the establishment of the programme.  It is a work in progress and will be added to as more material is indexed and scanned. We currently have around 16,000 documents scanned and the list continues to grow.

People interested in obtaining further information from our archives are welcome to contact the Foundation at research@joburgheritage.co.za. While members have free access to the material, there is a fee for non-members and organisations.

Archive Index

 

NEWCLARE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Photo of Mayor unveiling plaque

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NEWS! - JOBURG’S 130th BIRTHDAY

On Joburg’s 130th birthday Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and MMC Nonhlanhla Sifumba visited Museum Africa and were photographed next to the original Mayoral Chair. The Mayor dared not sit in it as the seat has collapsed. Vice Chair Kathy Munro suggested it offered a fine project for the Foundation – repairing the mayoral seat.

Joburg Heritage Foundation - Mayor Herman Mashaba & MMC Nonhlanhla

Thanks to the co-operation of the Friends of the James Hall Transport Museum the birthday celebrations proved a  very successful event for the JHF.

Lindfield Victorian House Museum:

Gets 5 stars from Trip Advisor!

Sprucing up Ellis Park Hotel in Bertrams

Blue Plaque for Circle Court

The first St Barnabas College:  

Our Help was recently sought for a landmark property in Westbury

News! How NOT to treat an Art Deco building

Wrapped in advertising for SKYY Vodka this little building in Braamfontein corner de Korte and De Beer is a very attractive art deco block.

Manchester Hotel: A slow and painful death for the Manchester Hotel.

Rosebank Fire Station: Demolition has begun on the Rosebank Fire Station.

Rand Steam Laundries: Rand Steam Laundries rising again.

Museum Africa: The City has appointed a Fashion & History Curators. Some progress is being made.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Sat 18 March

WALKING TOUR - ‘STATION TO STATION’

Sat 25 March

HOUSE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD TOUR - 'TEA AT LINDFIELD AND CHAMPAGNE AT KINGSWAY MANSIONS

Sat 1 April

WALKING TOUR - ‘BRIXON’

Fri 7 April

WALKING TOUR - ‘THE CITY BY NIGHT’

Sun 23 April

LUNCH TOUR - ‘FROM THE GALLOWAY PONY CLUB TO THE REA VAYA’ - A SHORT HISTORY OF AUCKLAND PARK ENJOYED AT LUNCHEON

Sat 29 April

WALKING TOUR - ‘FROM CONCESSION TO CO- OPERATION

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