Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

Joburg Heritage Foundation 2nd Quarter programme

Gasworks in Cottesloe visited during the industrial heritage tour in September 2016
Gasworks in Cottesloe visited during the industrial heritage tour in September 2016

By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements).  I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and mad contrasts; and Jozi  heritage is one of my many passions. So below is a conflation of all 3.

Joburg Heritage is an amazing organization which does sterling work. It lobbies for protecting heritage and buildings and spaces of historic significance; and it runs many fascinating tours of little known areas of Joburg.  Here is the summary of their 2nd quarter programme.  BUT …. with my new blog layout and formatting, grids don’t translate so well … it looks horrible!  But it does give a summary of When, Where, Who and How.

The first tour is a night your of the city centre tomorrow evening.  This tour will provide great photo opportunities of the Edwardian streetscape on Harrison and Fox, various art deco building and 44 Main St under night illuminations. Plus enjoy a drink at the Rand Club which is said to have the longest bar in Africa!

Please check their website  to flesh out the full details of each tour and what will be covered.

Unless otherwise indicated all tours are 3 hours long and cost R150 for non-members.

Date & Time Tour Tour leaders Meeting  place
07/04 @6pm City by night Brian Kent McKechnie and Brett McDougall Park On Loveday & Fox Streets. Meet at the entrance of the Rand Club
29/04 @10am Modderfontein Keith Martin & Clare van Zweiten Museum at 2 Main Street, Modderfontein
13/05 @2pm New Doornfontein (including Hallmark House) Alkis Doucakis &Brett McDougall Cnr Beacon and Staib
20/05 @10am Historic Observatory Monique Jefferson McDonald & Prof. Katherine Munro The Observatory, 18A Gill Street, Observatory
27/05 @2pm The View Parktown The Cullinan Home Dr Alexandra Parker & Colin Berger The View, 23 Ridge Road, Parktown  R190 non-members 2 hours
03/06 @2pm Market Theatre precinct – new Developments Wayne Mansfield, Brett McDougall & Flo Bird Newtown Junction parking – enter from Miriam Makeba St; Meet entrance to Market Theatre
10/06 @9am Hike through Parktown, Westcliff, Parkview Brett McDougall, Ed Coogan & Mike Bagley Northwards, 21 Rockridge Road, Parktown ; 4 to 5 hours  12.5 km;  take small packed lunch
17/06 @2pm 1976 prisoners at the Old Fort Seth Mazibuko (one of the prisoners Details TBA
24/06 @2pm 1899 Natal bank building & its fascinating history Prof. Katherine Munro & Judith Cabral As close as you can to 90 Albertina Sisulu Street (mind the bus lanes; or uber to town) 2 hours
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