Permit roadcuttings Sutherland, Northern Cape






Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to Saturday, May 31, 2025




This permit serves as an extension to an existing collection permit (Permit ID # 2918) and is issued to Dr Rose Prevec, Albany Museum Grahamstown, who will be leading scientist with regard to collection and analysis of the collected material.

1. This permit is for the survey and collection of fossil material from exposures of the Beaufort Group in road cuttings in the vicinity of Sutherland in the Northern Cape (Onder Karoo Road (Plant 1 and 2) and Ouberg Pass (Plant 1 and 2).

2. If the permit holder 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.

3. Adequate recording methods as specified in the Regulations and Guidelines pertaining to the National Heritage Resources Act must be used.

4. All material collected will be curated by the Albany Museum in Grahamstown.

5. Interim reports must be submitted to SAHRA on or before the 31 May 2023 and 2024. A final report must be submitted to SAHRA on or before 31 May 2025.

6. The final permit report can be made available to researchers on request within three years of the lapsing of this permit.

7. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to obtain permission from the landowner for each visit, and the excavator is responsible for ensuring that he or she has an understanding with the landowner concerning: the number of visitors and workers; conditions for camping on the property; speed limits on access roads; possible prohibitions on off-road driving; size, type and number of vehicles permitted; possible prohibitions on trespassing beyond the site; disturbing fauna, flora or substrate; erection and demolition of structures on the site; appropriate hours of visiting and working on the site; use of firewood, electricity and water; lighting fires and the prevention of uncontrolled fires and any fencing necessary to protect livestock. Conditions of access imposed by the landowner must be observed.

8. The permitted excavator shall be responsible for the activities and impacts of all colleagues, students and employees under his or her supervision.

9. Excavators must take measures to ensure the safety of any person who may enter the excavation site as part of their excavation team or as their visitor.

10. Reprints of all published papers, or copies of theses or reports resulting from this work must be lodged with SAHRA.

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.

13. 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.



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