PROVISIONAL PROTECTION: LUTHERAN CHURCH, CAPE TOWN
Title: The provisional protection of the Lutheran church, erf 9245, Strand street, Cape Town
Government Notice: GN 617 in GG 40041 of 3 June 2016
Date of commencement: 3 June 2016
Section 29 of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 (NHRA) states that the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) may, by notice in the Gazette, provisionally protect for a maximum period of two years any protected area, heritage resource, the conservation of which it considers to be threatened and which threat it believes can be alleviated by negotiation and consultation; or heritage resource, the protection of which SAHRA or the provincial heritage resources authority wishes to investigate in terms of this Act.
SAHRA now gave notice of the Provisional Protection of the Lutheran Church, Gold Museum and the Dutch Embassy building, Erf No. 9245, in terms of Section 29 of the NHRA. The Provisional Protection is valid from the 15th October 2015 until the 15th October 2017.
“So what” for my operation?
No person may damage, deface, excavate, alter, remove from its original position, subdivide or change the planning status of a provisionally protected place or object without a permit issued by a heritage resources authority or local authority responsible for the provisional protection. Therefore, if your activities will impact on this heritage resource, a permit must be obtained from SAHRA.