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Sisulu legacy marked

HAD he still been alive, Walter Sisulu would be 100. The City and others celebrated his legacy on this important milestone, saying he was an example to all.
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Records of past kept

ARCHIVISTS and record-keepers are the unsung heroes of our heritage. They carefully document our past, so helping us to trace our journeys.
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Heritage status for grave

THE final resting place of Afrikaans anti-apartheid activist Beyers Naudé will be declared a national heritage site, one of about 28 heritage projects for the year.
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Kathrada is freeman of Joburg

THE City’s highest honour has been given to Ahmed Kathrada for his lifelong dedication to freedom, human rights and universal suffrage.
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Brenda Fassie intact again

MA BRR has her microphone back – the bronze sculpture of the late pop diva in Newtown has been restored after the mike was broken off.
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Gandhi Walkers take to the streets

IN honour of the Mahatma, Lenasia’s annual walk for peace, health and unity will benefit a range of charities, while participants will also find food stalls, a kids’ zone and an afternoon concert.
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Mandela archive goes live

THE Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project has been launched online, opening the life, times and writings of the global icon to all.
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Mosaic keeps alive our history

A MEMORIAL to Petrus Molefe, the first Umkhonto weSizwe casualty, is a potent reminder of South Africa’s turbulent past.
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Remembering the sacrifices

THE lives of those who fought in the struggle for a democratic South Africa will be remembered at a Human Rights Day ceremony at Walter Sisulu Square.
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Old bikes splutter into town

VINTAGE motorbikes pulled into the James Hall Museum of Transport after an epic 700km rally from Durban. The oldest was made in 1909.
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Caledonian damaged in fire

THE historical Caledonian Hall in the CBD, believed to be a hijacked building, has been gutted by a fire, in which one person died.
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Ferreira’s wagon rolls in

A REPLICA of a kakebeenwa – the wagons made by the Voortrekkers and used by gold diggers to get to the Reef – has been installed in Ferreirasdorp.
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JAG ‘back on its feet’

AN appeal for help to the Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery has had a bigger-than-expected response, with Joburg residents and businesses offering their assistance.
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Sophiatown turns 100

THE memories of Sof’town lived on at a commemoration of that awful day more than half a century ago when its soul was ripped out. But it was also a time to plan for the future.
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Discover your city

JOHANNESBURG is 125 years old. To mark this milestone, an exhibition traces the history of the city, starting with the first tents that were pitched.
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New mural for Sof'town church

THE original mural at Christ the King was whitewashed in the 1970s. But now a mosaic of reconciliation has been created on the wall.
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St Alban’s Church breathes again

THE toxic pigeon droppings have been cleared from the turret at St Alban’s Church. Other repairs have restored the beauty of the building.
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Celebrating the golden years

THE city of gold is 125 years old, a milestone celebrated with a concert and an exhibition tracing its tumultuous history.
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Joburg 125 years celebrations

AT the Joburg 125-year Experience Centre, visitors will journey through the history of the city, from the discovery of gold in 1886 to the 2040 vision.
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Military to march in Soweto

JABULANI will resonate to the sound of military drums tomorrow when troops from the Freedom Regiment Association of Johannesburg march through town.
 *Honouring fallen soldiers
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