We have just visited Holy Family College / Parktown Convent. The iconic main building is safe and so is the priceless Johannesburg Heritage Foundation archive and research centre. The school is buzzing with talk of the events of last night and while most people are somewhat critical of the fire department the overall atmosphere is one of relief.
The Blue Plaque this week goes to five regular contributors to the Heritage Portal. Their expert input is driving a new level of education and awareness. We are incredibly grateful to them: Roger Fisher, Corlie Smart, Herbert Prins, Chris Snelling & Adrian de Villiers.
A big thank you must also go to Flo Bird, William Martinson and Brian McKechnie for keeping us informed of their heritage activities.
The Gauteng Geological Community is up in arms about the increasing threat to the Province's GeoHeritage. Illegal dumping and vandalism are on the rise and as far as we are aware very few perpetrators are caught and fined. Given the history of the region GeoHeritage should be a major tourist attraction making a significant contribution to the local economy.