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
  • Improved site performance and stability

Launch for the new version of SAHRIS occurred on Monday the 30th of October 2023.

The new site can be found here:


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)





Development Type: 


Phase 1 Heritage Impact Assessment for the proposed township establishment on Portion 100 of Farm Nooitgedacht 434-IP in order to establish integrated and sustainable human settlement development. Although numerous Late Iron Age sites can be found in the greater geographic region to the north and west of the Klerksdorp town.


The proposed township will comprise of government fully subsidized housing programme (BNG) and Financial Link Subsidised Housing Programme (FLISP)/ Bonded housing in the area within the jurisdiction of City of Matlosana Local municipality in the North West Province. The proposed project was initiated by the City of Matlosana Local Municipality who requested the Housing Development Agency (HDA) to assist in the development of the property in question for Human Settlements. This project is part of the HDA legislative mandate, Section 7 of the Housing Development Agency Act, (Act 23 of 2008) enjoins the Housing Development Agency (HDA) to, amongst others, undertake any processes relating to approvals required for housing development. The HDA is further mandated to prepare necessary documentation for consideration and approval by the relevant authorities, monitor progress of the development of land and landed properties acquired for the purposes of creating integrated and sustainable human settlements. As part of its processes, the HDA intends to undertake a Township Establishment Application to accommodate people living in the jurisdiction of City of Matlosana LM situated on the above-mentioned properties in order to establish integrated and sustainable human settlement developmenT.


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Heritage Reports: 


Assessing heritage significance Office of Environment and Heritage. Heritage publications, Publication, Guideline November (2015). Bergh, J.S. (red.). 1999. Geskiedenisatlas van Suid-Afrika. Die vier noordelike Huffman, T.N. 2007. Handbook to the Iron Age: The Archaeology of Pre-Colonial Farming Societies in Southern Africa. Scotsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press Maggs, T. O. (1980). The Iron Age sequence south of the Vaal and Pongola Rivers: some historical implications. Journal of African History, 21: 1---15. 5. Pelser, A.J. (2021). Report on a Phase 1 hia for the proposed Jouberton extension 31 township development on portions 8 & 32 of Nooitgedacht 429IP and a portion of portion 100 of the farm Nooitgedacht 434IP city of Matlosana Local Municipality, Northwest Province

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