The South African Heritage Resources Agency, in partnership with the Council for Geoscience, is pleased to announce the release of the world's first national palaeontological (fossil) sensitivity map. Version 1 of the map has been added to the various map windows on SAHRIS.
On the 16th of December 2013, South Africa will be celebrating the centenary of the Union Buildings which has recently been declared a national heritage site by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), in terms of Section 27 of the National Heritage Resources Act (No. 25 of 1999). The criteria to qualify a site as stipulated by the Act include the historical, aesthetic, scientific and social value as well as its rarity and vulnerability, a criterion that qualified the Union Buildings as a national heritage site.