Friday, July 20, 2012 to Saturday, August 1, 2015






  1. If the permit holder is not to be present on the site at all times then the heritage authority 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 excavations and objects collected must be marked on a plan of site.
  3. A standard site record form must be lodged with the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History in Pretoria. Once the material has been researched and studied, it will need to be curated by a Museum in the province where the material was collected, i.e. the Albany Museum in Grahamstown. 
  4. All fossils collected and excavated, as well as field notes and records, will be temporarily curated by the Ditsong Museum and permanently curated by the Albany Museum.
  5. A report on the specimens recovered and their origin must be submitted to the heritage authority annually on or before the 1st of August for the duration of the permit.
  6. Reprints of all published papers or copies of theses and/or reports resulting from this work must be lodged with the heritage authority.
  7. 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.
  8. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to obtain permission from the landowner for each visit, and conditions of access imposed by the landowner must be observed.
  9. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to fill in excavations and protect sites during and after excavation to the satisfaction of the heritage authority and the landowner.
  10. The heritage authority 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.
  11. The heritage authority reserves the right to cancel this permit by notice to the permit holder.
  12. This permit is subject to a general appeal and may be suspended should an appeal against the decisions be received by SAHRA within 14 days from the date of the permit. SAHRA may not be held responsible for any costs or losses incurred in the event of the suspension or retraction of this permit.

PDF of Permit: 

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