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


South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) Permit Regulations

Chapter II : Permit Applications (Section 48(1)) and General Provisions for Permit Applications

2. Application procedure and requirements


(1) A permit application must be made to SAHRA on the applicable official form as set out in the following chapters of these regulations, and must include the information required in terms of these regulations and the applicable Guidelines.


(2) SAHRA shall acknowledge receipt of the application and notify the applicant—
(a) whether the application is complete or additional information is required;
(b) of the approximate time it will take to process the application;
(c) if the application will be considered at a meeting, of the date, time and venue of the meeting; and
(d) whether or not any fees are payable, in accordance with Guidelines.


(3) An application fee may not exceed one percent of the cost of the action/s for which application is made.


(4) SAHRA may at its discretion refer an application to experts in the field for assessment and advice on the issuing of a permit and on any conditions that should be imposed.


(5) A permit is not transferable.