South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 4637, Cape Town, 8000
Physical 111 Harrington Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel 021 462 4502
Fax 021 462 4509


The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is a statutory organisation established under the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999, as the national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage.

The Agency's vision is of a nation united through heritage. SAHRA's mission in fulfilling its mandate is to promote social cohesion in South Africa by: identifying, conserving and managing heritage resources 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 resources in South Africa, and codes of international best practices; and contributing to skills and knowledge production and transformation in heritage resources management in South Africa and beyond.

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