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 or The document aims to improve the section 38 application process by providing guidance on how Heritage Specialist Studies are to be completed and what they should contain as per section 38(3) of the NHRA. Additionally, the document aims to align the section 38 process with the Environmental Application process in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, Act No 107 of 1998 (NEMA) (As Amended) and the NEMA 2014 and/or 2017 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations.