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:


Kathu Townlands 1, Northern Cape






Monday, May 6, 2013 to Saturday, May 31, 2014





  1. This permit is issued to Mr Beaumont for the collection of artefacts and test excavation of three trenches at the site of Kathu Townlands.
    If Mr Beaumont is not to be present on the site at all times, then SAHRA must be provided with the names and qualifications of the authorised representatives.
  2. Adequate recording methods, as specified in the Regulations and Guidelines pertaining to the National Heritage Resources Act, must be employed.  Note that the position of all trenches must be marked on a plan of site.
  3. A standard site record form must be lodged with the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.
  4. All archaeological material collected and excavated, as well as field notes and records, will be curated by the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.
  5. A signboard should be erected on site to record the presence and significance of the material below the car park.
  6. A final report on the results of the excavations and analyses of the material must be submitted to SAHRA on or before the 31st of May 2014.
  7. Reprints of all published papers or copies of theses and/or reports resulting from this work must be lodged with SAHRA.
  8. If a published report has not appeared within three years of the lapsing of this permit, the report required in terms of the permit will be made available to researchers on request.
  9. It is the responsibility of Mr Beaumont to obtain permission from the landowner for each visit, and conditions of access imposed by the landowner must be observed.
  10. It is the responsibility of Mr Beaumont to fill in excavations and protect sites during and after excavation to the satisfaction of SAHRA and the landowner.
  11. SAHRA shall not be liable for any losses, damages or injuries to persons or properties as a result of any activities in connection with this permit.
  12. SAHRA reserves the right to cancel this permit by notice to the permit holder.


Kathu Permit applica



PDF of Permit: 

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