The Heritage Department at the City of Johannesburg is fighting back against acts of vandalism on Joburg's heritage sites and public art. Many readers will know that the cenotaph was vandalised shortly before Remembrance Sunday last year (click here for details). The City was able to clean the memorial before the big Armistice centenary commemoration event but within weeks the cenotaph was vandalised again.
Thankfully contractors have been at work this month removing the paint and applying anti-graffiti treatment to protect the Cenotaph going forward.
Cleaning the Cenotaph (City of Joburg)
A short distance away, the City is also investing in Ernest Oppenheimer Park. The wooden sculptures (also victims of graffiti and vandalism) are being rejuvenated and the basketball court is receiving a facelift.
A selection of photos from Oppenheimer Park (City of Johannesburg)
Next up for some well needed TLC will be the stamp mills at Kloofendal. Congratulations to all involved at the City for this priceless work!