Vision

A nation united through heritage

Mission

  • Our Mission in fulfilling our mandate of promoting social cohesion in our country by: Identification, conservation and management of heritage resource in South Africa so that they can contribute to socio-economic development and nation building;
  • Developing norms, standards and charters for the management of heritage resource in South Africa and codes of international best practice; and
  • Contributing to skills and knowledge production and transformation in heritage resources management in South Africa and beyond.

Values

Accountability
Teamwork and cooperation
Respect
Transparency
Service excellence
Integrity & ethics
Honesty
Accessibility
Professionalism

Legislative and other Mandates

South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is a statutory organisation established under the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999, as the national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage. SAHRA, as an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), has been tasked to manage and implement the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) of 1999.