Provincial heritage site (South Africa)

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Provincial heritage sites in South Africa are places that that are of historic or cultural importance within the context of the province concerned and which are for this reason declared in terms of Section 27 of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) or legislation of the applicable province.[1] The designation was a new one that came into effect with the introduction of the Act on 1 April 2000 when all former national monuments declared by the former National Monuments Council and its predecessors became provincial heritage sites as provided for in Section 58 of the Act.[2]

Both provincial and national heritage sites are protected under the terms of Section 27 of the NHRA or legislation of the relevant province and a permit is required to work on them. Provincial heritage sites are declared and amdinistered by the relevant provincial heritage resources authority whilst national heritage sites are the responsibility of SAHRA.

KwaZulu-Natal is the only province to have its own heritage legislation and provincial heritage sites are known as either 'heritage landmarks' or 'provincial landmarks' depending upon whether they are privately or government owned.[3]

Most provincial heritage sites are still marked with old national monuments badge, but provincial heritage resources authorities in KwaZuluNatal, the Northern Cape and Western Cape have developed their own badges.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Heritage Resources Act, Act 25 of 1999, Government Notice 506, Republic of South Africa Government Gazette, Vol. 406, No 19974, Cape Town, 28 April 1999
  2. ^ National Heritage Resources Act, Act 25 of 1999, Government Notice 506, Republic of South Africa Government Gazette, Vol. 406, No 19974, Cape Town, 28 April 1999
  3. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Heritage Act, Act No.4 of 2008, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Gazette 225 of 12 February 2009

External links[edit]

Provincial Heritage Resources Authorities: