Heritage Cases

Changes to SAHRIS!

The South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) has undergone a generational upgrade and restructure. These changes to the site include, but are not limited to:

  • A new & modernised look and layout
  • Improved site usage flows with respect to applications and content creation
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Launch for the new version of SAHRIS occurred on Monday the 30th of October 2023.

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SAHRA Application Closure

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

The full notice is available here: Notice

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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Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd (the applicant) appointed Setala Environmental (Pty) Ltd as the independent environmental assessment practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a proposed electricity strengthening project. The National Department of Environmental Affais (DEA) issued Environmental Authorisation for the construction of a 132kV power line from the existing Paradise Substation to the proposed Fondwe Substation, on 05 October 2015, (DEA Ref 14/12/16/3/3/1/1337) and a subsequent amendment authorised on 25 March 2019. DEA Ref 14/12/16/3/3/1/1337/AM3. Following on the above, an application for authorisation for deviation of a section of the above-mentioned power line is submitted to the National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of 2014, as amended.


The proposed line deviation (study site) is approximately 2,16km in length and is situated south of the R523, east of Louis Trichardt Rd; and west of Fondwe Substation. The deviation as investigated in this current report, is required to avoid new dwellings in the authorised corridor of 2019. Since the original authorisation of 2015, the power line route had to be amended a number of times. The section between pylon 73 to 84 is presented as part of the final alignment between Paradise substation and Fondwe substation. At this stage, no viable alternatives for the deviation could be identified or investigated.


Monday, December 12, 2022 - 15:29






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