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South African Fossil Sensitivity Map

At the Conference of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand from 11 to 14 July 2014, SAHRA announced the release of Version 2 of the National

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.

A recent spate of thefts of heritage objects from museums in the Eastern Cape has seen many of these institutions remove valuable items from display to keep them safe.

South African Parliament Buildings, Cape Town
South African Parliament Buildings, Cape Town
South African Parliament Buildings, Cape Town

The South African Parliament in Cape Town has been officially declared as a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).

photo credit Lusanda Ngcaweni

An article about the Eastern Cape Oral Histories Project and its work in recording the maritime heritage of the Wild Coast.

A recently published book that can spread light on South Africa's underwater cultural heritage management and maritime heritage protection is a monograph by Sarah Dromgoole entitled Under

For the first time, a commercial salvor has been prosecuted under the National Heritage Resources Act (1999).

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.

Invitation to all experts and conservation bodies across South Africa to register on SAHRIS

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