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RADIO INTERVIEW - RISSIK STREET POST OFFICE - TUESDAY, 22nd FEBRUARY
Dear Member,
Don’t miss Heritage Today on Tuesday, 22 February,  when Flo Bird has 3 guests from the Johannesburg Property Company who will explain just what is happening to the Rissik Street Post Office and exactly when the restoration work will start.  Brian Mahlangu (PR and Media Officer),  Kululwe Muthetwa (Project Manager: Capital Projects) and Fanuel Motsepe (Heritage Architect) are intimately involved
The Johannesburg Property Company is undertaking this work with special pride in this City’s heritage and a determination to prove that the past neglect was a factor of budgetary constraint and not because they are not aware of its great cultural importance in the heart of the City directly across the road from the Gauteng Legislature, which is also a fully declared Heritage Site.  
Flo Bird will be putting the questions which have been on the minds of all conservationists  “Are you going to restore the Rissik Street Post Office? “ and  “When will the work begin.”

RADIO TODAY TALK - MEDIUM WAVE 1485 OR DStv RADIO CHANNEL 169 - 10.45 AM

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Heritage Today - 7 December 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Karen Wygers

Den Adams interviewed Karen Wygers, owner of Bishopskop.
In 1904 architects Baker Masey and Sloper designed this house, tiny chapel and its gardens for Archdeacon Furse. Using the koppie stone quarried on site, Sloper patiently taught the masons to shape the very hard rock. Elevated to Anglican Bishop of Pretoria Furse continued to champion the mineworkers. He changed the church’s system of stipends by putting all Anglican priests onto the same graded payroll, operating independently of the wealth or otherwise of each parish. Host of Heritage Today was Den Adams and is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust. 

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 25 November 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Linda Chernis

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 16 November 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Skye Korck

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 9 November 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: William Gaul - Parktown Resident

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 2 November 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Dr Neil Viljoen

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 26 October 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Alida van Deventer - Westcliff Resident

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 19 October 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Sue Krige -Historian and Heritage

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 12 October 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Dr Johan van der Watt

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 5 October 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Val Hammerton

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 28 September 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Alex Parker

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - (Special Heritage Day) 24 September 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guests: Eric Itzkin, Brian McKechnie & Ya'el Horowitz: Topic: “Jo’burg Heritage Doomed or Cherished?”

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 21 September 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: James Ball

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 14 September 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Keith Martin

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 7 September 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Franky Toussaint

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 31 August 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Guest: Raymond Cardoso

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 24 August 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 10 August 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

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Heritage Today - 27 July 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

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Heritage Today - 18 May 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 23 March 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

Flo Bird rejoices in her interview with Eric Itzkin of the City of Johannesburg regarding the removal and re-housing of the squatters from Chancellor House, the law offices of Mandela and Tambo and later Godfrey Pitje, and praises the City’s decision to expropriate the property and restore this historic landmark  which stands directly across the road from the main entrance to the magistrate’s Court in Fox Street, with its statue of Justice dominating the façade.  JUSTICE FOR HERITAGE AT LAST!

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Heritage Today - 16 March 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 2 March 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Heritage Today - 23 February 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

Heritage Today is brought to you on Radio Today each Tuesday from 10h45 to 11h00 by The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust.

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Recent In-Studio Guest, Bev Smith (Executive Director: Heritage Foundation- St Andrew's School for Girls) and Den Adams (Host of Heritage Today)

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Heritage Today - 16 February 2010 - (Each Tuesday at 10H45)

 

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Heritage Today - 15 September 2009 - (Each Tuesday at 10:45 am)

Gillian Godsell - Jozi Today Tuesday Host, with Flo Bird, Chair of The Parktown & Westcliff Heritage Trust and Heritage Today Host with guest Yvette Hand of the Alberton Heritage Society.

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SEPTEMBER

 

8         Guest, DEN ADAMS to describe the many tours on offer over the PWHT Heritage Weekend.

15       Flo and Yvette Hand of the newly constituted Alberton Heritage Society. Members are already gathering historical information on a number of old buildings which they have identified as significant. The town recently celebrated its centenary and it boasts a Moerdyk church, a hundred year old house which served as a police station (it has the corrugated iron cell in the backyard) as well as the lovely Meyer’s Farmhouse, Klipriviersberg.

22       Flo welcomes Feizel Mamdoo who chairs the Fietas Festival Committee. He describes the range of activities which have been organised including the start of the Fietas Repository at the Matthew Goniwe School, David Goldblatt’s very fine photographs of Fietas before the forced removals and a Lang Arm Dans at the Jan Hofmeyer Recreation Centre featuring live music from The Hot Shots.

24       Heritage Day Flo leads an hour long discussion of our mining heritage which is neglected and ignored by the Chamber of Mines and by the City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg Tourism. Guest  Florence  Mayekiso, lives in Langlaagte Deep Village and has been secretary to the community organisation for many years, Gerhard von Ketelhodt author of the Golden Crown which deals with the great Crown Mine where he himself started as a miner in 195, Pam Brent of the Boksburg Historical  Association, another mining town which is fast losing its magnificent mining heritage, and Jenny Johnson of Central Rand Gold who brings good news of her company’s commitment to improving the George Harrison Park where the discoverer’s claims can be seen.

29       Den Adams talks to Katherine Love who lives at Lindfield, the House she has made into a House Museum. It is packed with artefacts collected by Katherine and her mother. The tour covers drawing room, dining-room, several bedrooms, children’s rooms, library, kitchen, butler’s pantry and even a museum room displaying all the gruesomes beloved of Victorian collectors.

OCTOBER:

6          LT COL DON SMYTHE       Transvaal Scottish Regiment 10th Oct

13       SARAH WELHAM a researcher in the PWHT Research Centre, whose favourite study is graveyards altjopugh she also enjoys working on old parts of the city, most recently Hillbrow and Berea. .

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27       DEN                                                    PWHT Jacaranda Tours    

NOVEMBER

3          Flo  and GILLIAN GODSELL discuss the shocking news of the fire which destroyed much of the RISSIK STREET POST OFFICE. One of Johannesburg’s very rare buildings from Paul Kruger’s days. Built in 1897 and a fully declared National Monument it has been shockingly neglected by the City of Johannesburg since the Post Office moned out in 1992.

10       Guest  ERIC ITZKIN who is officially in charge of the City’s Immovable heritage and whose advice on the Rissik Street Post Office the Johannesburg property Company completely ignored. He mentions the City’s contribution in terms of identifying heritage sites with heritage plaques.

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DECEMBER

1st        Flo talks to artist HERMAN NIEBUHR whose very moving art exhibition called simply MINE DUMPS reminds us forcefully of the beauty and sense of identity Johannesburg is losing as the dumps are recycled.

8          Flo introduces ALIDA VAN DEVENTER, a residents of Westcliff who has lived in            YE ROKKES for more than 50 years, much longer than any earlier owners dating right back to 1902. She is also a PUPPETEER, the first to appear on SATV with Willie Walie, and gives performances in the little theatre at Ye Rokkes, oonce a billiard room.  

15       DENNIS ADAMS & FLO BIRD

2010

JANUARY

12       Flo and WILLIAM GAUL talk about the buildings which celebrate their CENTENARY in 2010 including the Union Buildings (the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910) the Turffontein Fire Station, the delightful Kleine Schuur in Rhodes Abenue, the Rand regiments memorial (the Anglo Boer war Memorial to the top of the Zoo and William’s own house, Cragside.

19       Flo and DEN ADAMS explain the BLUE AND WHITE HERITAGE PLAQUE  programme which identifies important heritage places and gives information to passersby asserting the fact that heritage is a public c0ncern. The programme which is led by Den is a civil society initiative which the City of Johannesburg recognises  is  an excellent way of promoting the City’s heritage.  

26       Flo and HENRY PAINE from the Johannesburg Heritage Trust deal with the refusal of the South African police Services to accept their duties as heritage Inspectors and even refuse to to enforce a Stop Order on Durban Roodepoort Deep to rpoevent the further removal of the Topstar dump. A superintendant at Johannesbuirg Central Police station even refused to accept a complaint regarding the neglect of the Rissik Street Post Office which is a contravention of the national heritage Resources Act.  

 

FEBRUARY

2          NORA MCILROY talks to Flo about the SCHOOLS HERITAGE PROGRAMME which involves the children putting on pinafores and learning to write with a dip pen. That is the highlight for today’s pupils though their grandparents found it a horrible experience.

9                      Flo Bird and WILLIAM Gaul chatting in light-hearted vein about

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23       Flo talks to HERBERT PRINS, doyenne of the conservationists in South Africa talks about the National Heritage Resources Act and the need for permission to alter or demolish buildings over 60 years old. He accepts that the legislation is far more onerous than the Provincial Administration allows so the PHRAG is severely under- resourced leaving those who uphold the law facing long delays.

 

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