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Please note the following concerning applications submitted to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) during the December 2023 to January 2024 period.

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Special Notice

Following comments received on the proposed Revised Schedule of Fees for applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), made in terms of Section 25(2)(l) of the National Heritage Resources Act No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) and published in the Government Gazette of 22 July 2022, SAHRA hereby publishes the final Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to SAHRA. Applications for provision of services submitted to the South African Heritage Resources Authority (SAHRA), in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act, No. 25 of 1999 (NHRA) must be accompanied by a payment of the appropriate fee, taking effect from 1 January 2023

Revised Schedule of Fees for Applications made to the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)






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Proposed Additions and Alterations to Erf 248 being 18 Bute Road, Windermere, Berea, Durban, 4001, Ethekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, Draeing no, 21-361/01, 21-361/02


This property is owned by a firm of Attorneys and they have a need to expand their offices by creating a first floor to the existing building. This building is situated in the Windermere Suburb in Durban. This Application has been previously tabled at an Amafa Meeting and the decision taken was to re-design the addition so as to maintain the original look of the house and dropping the height of first floor roof.This property is owned by a firm of Attorneys. They use these premises to operate their Law Practice. They employ a number of professionals and a staff compliment that keeps growing. Thus there is a need to expand their premises to accommodate the expansion. For this reason, the Owners have appointed me to design Plans for the building that would add a First Storey to the property. Due to the age of the building, I first communicated with Ms.Ros Devereux during the on line assessment meetings and enquired how susceptible would Amafa be to the addition of a first Storey. I was advised that a Design would be considered as long as the top floor was receded so as to leave the front façade unaltered. For this reason, as per enclosed Plans, I have pushed back the first floor and created a covered parking area under the suspended rear section of the first floor. After a second Amafa meeting in which a neighbour expressed concerns, we discussed what needed to be changed to keep everyone happy, which I have now done. I have now approached the concerned neighbour for 20 Bute Rd and he was happy with the design and signed off the Plans and the Neighbours Consent Form.


Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 09:56






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