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Grading and Declarations Unit Identifying our Nation's Heritage

In Heritage Month, to celebrate of 20 years of democracy SAHRA presents 20 sites that have been declared National Heritage Sites since the promulgation of the National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999).

Cornish pump building
Orbicule Koppie
Post office tree area

ANCIENT fossils from the Jurassic, human skeletal remains from the Later Stone Age, African decorative beadwork, Boer War medals, Irma Stern paintings, Cape Town Castle, rock art and rock engravings, ceremonial leopard skins, Groote Schuur wine glasses, stalactites, ancient teeth, a Springbok mascot and even old post office buildings… Given South Africa's rainbow nation social status, it's no surprise at all that its rich heritage is equally diverse.

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

Amafa now requires the services of a graduate/intern in an applicable heritage field to survey all heritage resources, with specific focus on the Built Environment


SAHRA and the Castle of Good Hope are teaming up this week to celebrate our heritage! 

(image credit: Shawn berry)

Lake Fundudzi

A Place of Myths and Mystery

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.

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


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