South Africa's cultural heritage is under constant pressure due to various reasons. This includes overt vandalism of heritage resources that are regarded as unacceptable by certain groups, or simply because some people are not mindful of it, notwithstanding that - South Africa has some of the most progressive heritage legislation in the word.
This guide, Erfenisriglyne: ‘n praktiese gids vir alledaagse gebruik, provides practical guidelines that can be used by the general public to protect cultural heritage in their region. It provides a brief overview of the various pieces of legislation, heritage conservation methods and outlines the extent to which communities can become involved in heritage resource management.
Nothing is discussed in detail to avoid unnecessary technical terminology. However, it contains sufficient information to be a useful layman's guide to heritage conservation, as well as for heritage practitioners. In this way it provides the necessary background information to aid people not only to obtain knowledge and understanding of our cultural heritage, but also to guide communities in protecting heritage from harm.
The author, Anton C. van Vollenhoven, has more than 25 years' experience in heritage conservation and has already completed more than 700 heritage related projects. He has written 78 documents, mostly articles, but also regularly acts as a public speaker. He is a private heritage consultant as well as an extraordinary professor in History at the North West University's Mafikeng campus.
The guide is available in A5 format and comprises 40 pages. A few illustrations are also included.
Price: R 70,00
Postage and packaging: R30,00 in case of registered post to a street or PO Box address; otherwise as needed.
Payment can be made to:
Account name: AC van Vollenhoven
Account number: 630891221
Branch code: 632500
It can be ordered from:
AC van Vollenhoven
PO Box 55
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