National Heritage Council South Africa (NHC)

Contact Details

Physical: Domus Building, 57 Kasteel Road (Cnr Kasteel & Ingersol Roads), Lynnwood Glen, 0081
Postal: PO Box 74097, Lynwood Ridge, Pretoria, 0040
Tel: 012 348 1663/8223
Fax: 012 348 2833


The mission of the National Heritage Council South Africa (NHC) is to transform, protect and promote South African heritage for sustainable development.

The core functions of the Council are to: advise the Minister on national policies about heritage matters, including indigenous knowledge systems, treasures, restitution and other relevant matters, and any other matter concerning heritage which the Minister may from time to time determine; advise the Minister on the allocation of core funding to declared cultural institutions; investigate ways and means of effecting the repatriation of South African heritage objects presently held by foreign governments, public and private institutions, and individuals; make grants to any person, organisation or institution in order to promote and develop national heritage activities and resources; coordinate the activities of public institutions involved in heritage management in an integrated manner to ensure optimum use of state resources; monitor and coordinate the transformation of the heritage sector, with special emphasis on the development of heritage projects; consult and liaise with relevant stakeholders on heritage matters; generally support, nurture and develop access to institutions and programmes that promote and bring equity to heritage management; promote an awareness of the history of all our people, including the history of enslavement in South Africa; lobby in order to secure funding for heritage management and create a greater public awareness of the importance of our nation's heritage; perform such duties in respect of its objects as the Minister may assign to it; and, on its own initiative, advise the Minister on any matter concerning heritage.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr MM Balintulo
Chief Executive Officer
Adv S Mancotywa

Dr Marcus Malusi Balintulo
Deputy Chairperson:
Ms Alice Damane
Council Members:
Adv Sanet Botha
Ms Palesa Kadi
Dr Vonani Khumalo
Mr Fani Makhanya
Prof FM Lucky Mathebula
Chief Livhuwani Matsila
Amb Dikgang Moopelwa
Ms Sindiswa Nhlumayo
Mr Lentikile Pelele
Dr Mirriam Tawane
Mr Mlawu Tyatyeka
Chief Executive Officer:
Adv Sonwabile Mancotywa
Chief Financial Officer:
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Danny Coulkan (Head: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets5 9299 0217 12315 219
Non-Current Assets1 1151 7692 4712 919
Total Assets7 04410 7909 59418 138
Current Liabilities6 99112 17418 5017 350
Non-Current Liabilities895389191 218
Total Liabilities7 08012 71219 4208 568
Total Net Assets(36)(1 922)(9 826)9 570
Total Revenue63 91965 83855 73852 450
Revenue from Exchange Transactions373233165507
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions63 54665 60555 57351 943
Total Expenditure(62 033)(57 934)(74 984)(54 678)
Employee Costs(25 278)(25 671)(22 500)(18 241)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year1 8867 904(19 246)(2 228)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities423320(7 549)(1 818)
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(248)(117)(540)(418)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year1 5291 7351 83110 144
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure4 1484 0602 6631 986
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure5309542301
Posts Approved515151n/a
Posts Filled282933n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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