What is “Heritage”? what makes one thing a heritage item and another not?
The dictionary defines it as “features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings, that were created in the past and still have historical importance”. (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/heritage).
Personally I really view it as something from the past that has importance to the present and is worth preserving for the future. A lot of what I have written about over the years falls within that definition because I have an interest in history and the past. However, bear one thing in mind, what I consider as heritage may not be what somebody else does. It also explains a lot of the meaningless vandalism that happens to heritage items in South Africa. This page is heavily biased towards what I have seen and experienced personally.
Gold Mining and the City of Johannesburg
The Constitutional Court
The Women’s Jail, Johannesburg
Concentration Camp Cemeteries (South Africa)
DRW. © 2016-2021 Recreated and expanded 04/06/2016, fixed dodgy link and duplicate image. 30/04/2017, added Constitution Hill links and moved JHB Fort to that table 05/06/2017, added Settler’s Park 16/12/2020