Frequently Asked Questions

Question: 

What are the SAHRA processing fees and banking details?

Answer: 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING ONLY APPLIES TO APPLICATIONS MADE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE RESOURCES AGENCY (SAHRA).

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, the Guideline and Schedule of which is contained hereunder.

Guideline to SAHRA Fees for Services
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 for the following applications:

1. PERMIT APPLICATIONS
All permit applications made to SAHRA shall be charged as follows:

COST PER APPLICATION (ZAR) TYPE SECTION(S)
OF NHRA
  Application for a permit to: 48
500.00 Conduct a pre-disturbance survey or search for a wreck 35
800.00    Destroy, damage, excavate, alter, deface, or otherwise disturb archaeological or palaeontological material or sites, objects, or meteorites for research purposes
Permanently export for destructive analysis any archaeological or palaeontological material, or any meteorite
Destroy, damage, excavate, alter, deface, or otherwise disturb archaeological or material or sites, objects, palaeontological meteorites, or structures1 for the purposes of mitigation in respect of a proposed development
Construct, alter, demolish, remove, or change the use of a structure or place2 34
2,000.00 Disturb, destroy, damage, alter, remove, relocate, or exhume a grave or burial ground 36

Carry out filming/capture photographs for a commercial production at an archaeological or palaeontological site

35, 27
Reproduce for a commercial production any National Heritage Site

Permanently export heritage objects described in the Gazetted List of Types3

32
800.00

Temporarily export for research purposes, or in respect of a loan agreement with a recognised repository, any archaeological or palaeontological material, or any meteorite

Temporarily export any heritage object listed on the Gazetted List of Types for exhibition purposes

N/A Carry out work related to specifically declared heritage objects


2. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS
All requests for input from SAHRA for development applications shall be charged as follows:

COST PER APPLICATION (ZAR)

TYPE

SECTION(S) OF NHRA

800.00 Submission of Notification of Intent to Develop (NID) 38(1)
2,000.00

Review of an impact assessment report related to an application for a proposed development

38(4)
2,000.00

Review of an impact assessment report related to an application for Environmental Authorisation made in terms of legislation other than NHRA

38(8)


3. OTHER SERVICES
All other services provided by SAHRA shall be charged as follows:

COST PER APPLICATION (ZAR) TYPE SECTION(S) OF NHRA
1,500.00 Lodgement of an appeal against a SAHRA decision to the SAHRA Council 49
Up to 20,000.004 Site monitoring/inspection visit by SAHRA in respect of specific requests N/A


1 Where such a structure or place is older than 60 years or protected in terms of Section 27 or Section 29
2 Where such a structure or place is older than 60 years or protected in terms of Section 27 or Section 29
3 This includes pre-approval inspection/investigation, assessment, and identification of heritage objects by SAHRA (export or archaeological or palaeontological material in private collections is excluded)
4 Inclusive of R2,000.00 service fee and all related travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses at cost

Exemptions:
Charges may be waived, at the discretion of SAHRA’s CEO, for certain permit applications.

In addition to the levying of fees SAHRA may, in terms of section 48(1)(d) of the NHRA and Regulation 3(1) and (2) of  Government Notice 21239 (2 June 2000), require that a financial deposit is lodged with it against the satisfactory completion of the action for which the permit is required.

PAYMENT:

Payment may be made by depositing the relevant amount into the SAHRA bank account and producing the proof of payment (stamped deposit slip, internet banking confirmation, etc.).

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS NOT ACCOMPANIED BY PROOF OF PAYMENT MAY NOT BE PROCESSED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A WAIVER FROM THE CEO.


All fees made in respect to applications to SAHRA are to be paid into the account below;

Bank: ABSA
Account Holder: SAHRA 
Account No: 406 416 0070  
Account type: Cheque Account
Branch Code: 632005
SWIFT Code: ABSAZAJJ
Reference: For Permits: SAHRIS Case ID number, type of application and unit responsible (e.g. 12345/27/APM)
                  For development applications: SAHRIS Case ID number, type of application (e.g. 12345/38.8)

Please upload the proof of payment to the "proof of payment" field on page 4 of your application.


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