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National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act No.25 of 1999)


Regulations in terms of Section 59

Chapter VIII : Circumstances for Objection to Declaration [Section 27(12)]

9. Circumstances for objection to declaration [Section 51(2)]


The State, a local authority or a supported body may object to the declaration as a heritage site of a place which it owns or controls only in the following circumstances—

(a) if the place does not fulfil the criteria for Grade I or Grade II status as set out in the regulations under section 7(1) of the Act; or
(b) if the declaration of the place as a heritage site would jeopardise state security; or
(c) if the State, local authority or supported body has offered to transfer ownership or control of the place to the heritage authority responsible for the proposed declaration or a third party approved by such heritage authority, and the offer has been refused.