A new heritage register has been created to alert residents to avoid refurbishing their homes without a permit if the properties are deemed to be a heritage site.
Ray White spoke to the chairperson of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, Flo Bird about the legalities surrounding this.
The point of the register is to try and draw people's attention to the valuable heritage of Johannesburg. It is not to stop people from upgrading or improving things.— Flo Bird, chairperson of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation
You need a permit for the changes. It just means you have to change carefully so it does not destroy the heritage.— Flo Bird, chairperson of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation
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This article first appeared on 702 : Find out if your Joburg home is a heritage site with new online register