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


South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) Permit Regulations

Chapter IX : Application for Permit :  Burial Grounds and Graves (Section 36(3))

35. Minimum qualifications and standards of practice


A permit will be issued only for exhumation or removal that is to be done—

(a) under the supervision of a qualified archaeologist or person approved by the relevant heritage resources authority;
(b) with due respect for any human remains and the customs and beliefs of any person or community concerned with such grave or burial ground and, when requested, in the presence of such person or community representative;
(c) after arrangements have been made for the re-interment of any human remains and the re-interment or curation of any other contents of such grave or burial ground, to the satisfaction of SAHRA or the relevant heritage resources authority;

in accordance with Guidelines.