ABOUT US

The Heritage Association of South Africa is the voice of conservation bodies from around the country dedicated to conserving the national estate. With our roots in the Simon van der Stel Foundation, we are the largest and oldest conservation lobby group in South Africa. We are guided by our Constitution. 

Our values

We hold that heritage plays an important role in national prosperity and well-being.
We believe that change to the historic environment requires careful management.
We stand for accountability in the management of the national estate.
We promote scientific inquiry and research.
We are committed to the values of the Constitution of South Africa and the National Heritage Resources Act.

Our objectives

  • To be dedicated to the principles and objectives of South African heritage legislation
  • To advocate and promote the need for the conservation of the heritage resources
  • To provide a national perspective and collective opinion on matters of conservation of heritage resources
  • To recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations to the cause of heritage

To be dedicated to the principles and objectives of South African heritage legislation

To advocate and promote the need for the conservation of the heritage resources

To provide a national perspective and collective opinion on matters of conservation of heritage resources

To recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations to the cause of heritage

What we do

The Heritage Association of South Africa carries out a number of roles and functions:

  • It provides forums and other means of communication to share information and knowledge.
  • It represents and advocates on behalf of our associates at a national level.
  • It monitors, assesses and acts upon issues of national import that may have an impact on the conservation of the national estate.
  • It promotes and fosters public appreciation, understanding and knowledge of our shared heritage.
  • It offers expertise and knowledge in support of our associates.

The Heritage Association of South Africa carries out a number of roles and functions:

It provides forums and other means of communication to share information and knowledge.

It represents and advocates on behalf of our associates at a national level.

It monitors, assesses and acts upon issues of national import that may have an impact on the conservation of the national estate.

It promotes and fosters public appreciation, understanding and knowledge of our shared heritage.

It offers expertise and knowledge in support of our associates.

2019 Council

The national council of the Heritage Association of South Africa is made up of elected representatives from across the country.

Jacques Stoltz, chairperson (Egoli Heritage Foundation)
Len Raymond (Drakenstein Heritage Foundation)
Jayson Augustyn-Clark (Tulbagh Valley Heritage Foundation)
Carol Podd (Swellendam Heritage Association)
Beverley-Ann Small (Alberton Heritage Society)
Herbert Prins, co-opted (Egoli Heritage Foundation)
Twin Mosia (Elandskop Museum)
Marius Bakkes (Mpumalanga Heritage)
Tony Burisch (Heidelberg Heritage Association)
Dr Judy Maguire, ex officio (Prince Albert Heritage Association)