The Prestwich Memorial, built in memory of Cape slaves whose bones were unearthed during construction of an apartment block, houses the first ossuary in the country. It is one of several sites that pay homage to South Africa's ancestors, among whom are slaves and kings.
• The meaning of heritage
Heritage means different things to different people. But for all, it seems to be inextricably linked to national pride, culture, tradition and the past. Now, as Heritage Month draws to a close, the National Heritage Council wants South Africans to help define the concept.
• Ubuntu is about relationships
By foot or by bus, there are several tours on offer taking in the rich history of Johannesburg. For the first time, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation is going as far east as Bezuidenhout Valley, and as far south as Kliptown, site of the famed Freedom Charter gathering.
• South Africa's heritage is world class