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Request for comments on Transnet’s intended disposal of wagons

Section 9 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 (NHRA) requires each State Department and supported body to inform SAHRA of any proposed action that could adversely affect heritage resources.  As such, Transnet intends to dispose of 36 wagons in the Eastern Cape, see the link for details: (   SAHRA requests input from experts in the sector to inform our comments and we would like your input to be substantiated with reasons relating to heritage value and cultural significance of the wagons.  When considering the significance of the object/s, apply the criteria as per the National Heritage Resources Act No. 25 of 1999 (3(3)):

An object is to be considered part of the  National Estate if it has cultural significance or other special value because of:
a) Its importance in the community, or pattern of South Africa’s history;
b) Its possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of South Africa’s natural or cultural heritage
c) Its potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of South Africa’s cultural heritage.
d) Its importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class of South Africa’s cultural objects
e) Its importance in exhibiting particular aesthetic characteristics valued by a community or cultural group;
f) Its importance in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement at a particular period
g) Its strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons;
h) Its strong or special association with the life or work of a person, group or organisation of importance in the history of South Africa; and

Comments or objections can be forwarded to the following before 23 May 2017:

Themba Monnye, Email:

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