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

Really very bad news.  

In 2014 the JHF cleaned it up planted the trees behind to create a screen and got the Darras shopping centre involved in assisting with maintenance. Pick-it-Up undertook weekly clean-ups.

The centre was sold on a year later to someone else and despite the  efforts of ward councillors this significant piece of heritage in a public place has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent . Fires have broken the massive granite bowl.

The small area in front is always crowded indicating the desperate need for open space and for the City’s Management to find  a sustainable way of keeping the place clean and shelter for the homeless as the nights get colder.

 

VICTORY AT RAND STEAM 

Click here to open the Rand Steam press release.

Click here to open the Rand Steam brochure

Ten years after the laundry buildings were destroyed by Imperial in violation of provisional declaration as a heritage site, a team is back on the ground preparing to rebuild the buildings which stood along Napier Road. Flo Bird and William Gaul who watched the horror of the great grab pulling walls apart  and smelt the Oregon pine as it was crushed make a very happy return to the site to meet the team which is rebuilding the RAND STEAM  shopping centre.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Sun 8 July

CEMETERY TOUR - ‘THE JEWISH CEMETERY AT BRIXTON CEMETERY’

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Sat 14 July

BUS TOUR - ‘MANDELA’S JOHANNESBURG’

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Sat 21 July

EVENT - ‘JOBURG COLLECTABLE BOOK FAIRE AT THE PARKTOWN FREEMASONS’ HALL’

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Sat 28 July

SAVE THE DATE! - ‘ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JOHANNESBURG HERITAGE FOUNDATION’

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Sun, 5 August

HOUSE TOUR - ‘LIFESTYLES OF VICTORIAN JOBURG’S RICH AND FAMOUS’

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