The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government has employment opportunities for competent and qualified individuals to identify, protect and promote the conservation of heritage resources in the Western Cape under the guidance of Heritage Western Cape and the National Heritage Resources Act (no.25) 1999. These posts are based in Cape Town, CBD.

Heritage Officer: Heritage Resource Management Services (3 posts available), Ref No. CAS 04/2020

Minimum Requirements    

  • An appropriate 3-year B-Degree (or higher qualification). 
  • Recommendation Postgraduate qualifications (Honors, Masters, Doctorate) in heritage-related studies.

Key Performance Areas

  • Proactive identification of heritage resources and their significance through assisting local authorities and the public in integrating the heritage permitting process with local municipal planning processes;
  • Applying scrutiny to the significance of identified heritage resources as well as grading previously unidentified heritage resources in the process of assessing impacts to these heritage resources;
  • Provide professional and technical heritage assistance to the public as well as other departments and internal units and the promotion and increasing public awareness regarding the value of heritage and the role it should play in empowering civil society to nurture and conserve heritage;
  • Monitoring and enforcement of compliance in terms of heritage policies and legislation by conducting site inspections and investigations prior to possible prosecution.


Knowledge of the following:

  • National Heritage Resources Act; Heritage Resources Management policies and guidelines (specifically those of HWC {Heritage Western Cape}); Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Related legislation in the heritage management process (such as NEMA {National Environmental Management Act}, MRDA {Mineral Resources Development Act} and municipal processes where applicable);
  • Skills in office package suite and working knowledge of database such as the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS) or similar.


  • R257 508 per annum (Salary level 7)
  • Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.
  • The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.  
  • Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.


Ms W Dhansay at (021) 483 9533

Closing date

2 March 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 12:45

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