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World Heritage Convention Act, 1999 (Act No. 49 of 1999)

Chapter II : Authorities

8. Existing organ of state declared as Authority


Where an existing organ of state is already lawfully managing or involved in a World Heritage Site, the Minister may, after consultation with the relevant affected MEC or Minister, if applicable, by notice in the Gazette

(a) declare that such organ of state is an Authority under this Act which is a juristic person with the capacity to sue and be sued in its own name;
(b) give or impose such additional powers or duties referred to in section 13 to that organ of state in relation to that World Heritage Site.