South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)
Last Updated: August 2016
Contact Melvin Roberts
40a Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
- Longitude: 26.5228951
- Latitude: -33.3130874
- Community Services
Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:30
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
About South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)
The South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is tasked in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (No. 25 of 1999) to establish and maintain an inventory of the national estate, which in fact is the management of a comprehensive and well-oiled information network.
Part of this network is the Archives in the SAHRA Registry Section, which forms part of the organisation’s Information Services Division.
The Archives contain existing heritage conservation records generated by SAHRA and its predecessors. This includes information of all heritage sites and any other places and objects with which SAHRA and its predecessors have been involved.
More specifically it contains information on sites and objects protected through the publication of notices in the Government Gazette or Provincial Gazette, whether in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act or legislation relevant to SAHRA’s predecessors, or provincial legislation.