South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)

South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is a statutory organisation established under the National Heritage Resources Act, No 25 of 1999, as the national administrative body responsible for the protection of South Africa’s cultural heritage. 


SAHRA’s vision is to be the leading organisation in innovative management and promotion of our diverse heritage resources.


Our mission is to deliver on our mandate to coordinate the management and identification o the national estate by:

  • Identifying, protecting and promoting heritage resources in South Africa
  • Developing norms, standards and charters for the management of heritage resources in South Africa in accordance with the Heritage Resources Act (No 25, 1999) and codes of international practices;
  • Contributing to skills and knowledge production in the heritage sector; and
  • Heritage management practice

Contact details:

Residential Address:

111 Harrington Street

Cape Town, 8001

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 4637

Cape Town


Phone: 021 462 4502

Fax: 021 462 4509