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Minimum Standards for Heritage Reports for Public Review

SAHRA invites the public to provide comments on the updated Minimum Standards for Heritage Specialist Studies in terms of section 38 of the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999 from 1 September 2017 until 30 September 2017. Comments may be sent to nhiggitt@sahra.org.za or nkhumalo@sahra.org.za. The document aims to improve the section 38 application process by providing guidance on how Heritage [...]

September 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Minimum Standards for Heritage Reports for Public Review

Celebrating 20 Years of National Heritage Declarations

In celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of Democracy, SAHRA used Heritage Month to look back at 20 sites that have been declared National Heritage Sites under the National Heritage Resources Act. These sites have been selected to tell the South African story of a multi-racial rainbow nation that overcame oppression, discrimination, and often brutal [...]

October 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Celebrating 20 Years of National Heritage Declarations

SAHRA declares SA Parliament a National Heritage Site

The South African Parliament in Cape Town has been officially declared as a National Heritage Site by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). The mandate of SAHRA is to identify, protect and promote heritage resources in South Africa and it the only mandated organization tasked with grading and declaring heritage sites in accordance with [...]

May 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment

Celebrating World Heritage Day

International Day for Monuments and Sites April 18th is International Day for Monuments and Sites, also popularly known as World Heritage Day. To celebrate this day, GoUNESCO, a UNESCO New Delhi supported online challenge, is planning a social media campaign of epic scale to bring heritage and world heritage into focus and needs your help in [...]

May 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Celebrating World Heritage Day

SAHRA declares the Union Buildings a national heritage site

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF: Press Release Union Buildings_2 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 [...]

May 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on SAHRA declares the Union Buildings a national heritage site

Call for Registration of Experts on SAHRIS

It is well established that modern humans originated in Africa, before moving out to inhabit rest of the planet. They first spread into Asia and Europe via the Arabian Peninsula, and those in the Far East eventually reached America and the Pacific islands. However, this simple picture does not explain several groups found across Asia [...]

May 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Call for Registration of Experts on SAHRIS

Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children

Basel Egyptologists of the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project have been working on tomb KV 40 in the Valley of the Kings close to the city of Luxor for three years. From the outside, only a depression in the ground indicated the presence of a subterranean tomb. Nothing was known about the layout of [...]

May 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children

Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

Underwater archaeologists have discovered evidence of prehistoric caribou hunts that provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal organization of early peoples in the Great Lakes region. An article detailing the discovery of a 9,000-year-old caribou hunting drive lane under Lake Huron appears in today’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This [...]

May 4th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

Dinosaur Fossil Bone Stolen!

During the week of 13th – 17th May, a team of palaeontologists from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the Albany Museum/Rhodes University, Grahamstown, began to excavate a large dinosaur that had been discovered in a road cutting on the R393 between the Mountain Shadows Hotel and Moshesh’s Ford. The dinosaur fossil was first [...]

March 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Comments Off on Dinosaur Fossil Bone Stolen!
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