• Conserving our Eastern Cape Heritage sites

  • Focusing on untapped heritage in the province

  • The quality of diverse or different cultures.

  • Conserving our Eastern Cape heritage

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About Us

The Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (ECPHRA) is an entity that was established by former MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Nosimo Balindlela in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) Act No. 25 of 1999. ECPHRA is responsible for the management of various types of heritage resources that abound in the province. As a responsible heritage authority, ts mandate includes but not limited to identification, documentation, and assessment of heritage resources, developing policies and conservation plans, and maintaining essential national standards for the management of heritage resources.

 

ECPHRA is also a commenting heritage authority in terms of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA) thus it has an obligation to participate in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes thereby issuing heritage comments for each proposed infrastructural development project that qualifies as a listed activity in terms of NHRA. These include the construction of roads, bridges, wind energy turbines, electricity turbines, farm conversions, alterations of historic buildings, etc. 
 
ECPHRA has an obligation to create an enabling environment for research thereby facilitating research in different heritage disciplines by issuing research permits to individual researchers from across the globe and nationally. ECPHRA is also responsible for product development- identifying potential heritage resources for development as heritage tourism destinations.

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