10/17/2017 - 00:00

Urban-Econ Development Economists was appointed by the South African Heritage Resources Agency, to provide a viable economic financial business model to assist the organisation with the implementation and funding of all relevant heritage legislation and policies. We would like to give members of the heritage community an opportunity  to participate in the study’s questionnaire (click here to view).

Any additional inputs/comments can be emailed to Marius Theron (marius@urban-econ.com) or Alreta Bouwer (alreta@urban-econ.com).

Section 58, pertaining to Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments, lists numerous activities that must be enacted for a smooth transition from the National Monuments Council to the new institution (SAHRA). Some of these activities were undertaken and some were not applied which created challenges for SAHRA.

Unfortunately, the costing of the implementation of the new act (NHRA) was not completed. This meant SAHRA had to utilize the National Monuments Council’s business model in order to implement the new Act. This had serious implications as the new Act had more provisions aimed at transforming the heritage resources landscape and practices to suit a new democratic, non-racial and non-sexist state. With limited resources, an ad hoc implementation of the new Act had to be followed with piecemeal applications of the Act. With more and more previously ignored and marginalised heritage resources requiring attention, SAHRA requires a business model which will regulate how it holistically, inclusively manages and conserves heritage resources.

This research is undertaken by Urban-Econ on behalf of the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA); it is a pragmatic project which will hopefully make a meaningful contribution to SAHRA and the heritage sector as a whole. This study will also provide a much-needed understanding and recommendations on the State of South Africa’s heritage resources.

Click here to begin survey.

Please note that your individual responses will remain confidential and will only be presented in an aggregated form.

Please arrange that the correct respondent completes the questionnaire (management/knowledgeable person). Thank you for your participation; the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marius Theron (marius@urban-econ.com) or Mcebisi Ndlazi (mcebisi@urban-econ.com) for assistance.

Closing date for contributions: 17 October 2017 00h00

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