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


South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) Permit Regulations

Chapter VII : Application for Permit to Export a  Heritage Object (Section 32(21))

23. Application requirements and procedure


(1) Permit applications must be made on the official form Application for permit: Heritage objects available from SAHRA.


(2) The following information must be supplied:
(a) The number and date of the notice of declaration of the heritage object in the Gazette;
(b) the number of the object or type of object in the register of heritage objects;
(c) a precise description and scaled photographs and/or drawings of the object, including all information necessary to assess its significance, in accordance with the Guidelines;
(d) the physical location of the object at the time of application;
(e) the reason for export;
(f) the name and address of the recipient of the object;
(g) in the case of temporary export—
(i) the period during which the object will be outside the country;
(ii) the address at which the object(s) will be located; and
(ii) the written undertaking of a South African cultural or scientific institution that the object will be returned in good condition;
(h) in the case of permanent export, information on similar objects housed in public institutions or in private ownership;
(i) the name, identity number, address, telephone and/or fax number and signature of the owner or custodian of the object or collection;
(j) any other relevant information required by SAHRA.