A Heritage Area is an area of special historic and cultural significance in which the character and quality of the environment is protected by legislation. Areas are designated as Heritage Areas on the basis of the quality of the concentration or extent of groupings of cultural heritage resources, an extensive landscape resource or place or an agglomeration of buildings.
The following heritage advice pamphlets advise on the care designers need to take when planning new developments or alterations to properties within heritage areas, as well as to historic buildings outside of heritage areas. Some pamphlets give interpretive information on the heritage of an area for educational and tourism purposes:
Heritage Guidelines for Signs in Urban Conservation Areas of Cape Town [PDF 4 MB]
A guideline document for designing appropriate and attractive signs in urban conservation areas, such as Long Street and Greenmarket Square.
Cultural Heritage Strategy [PDF 729 KB]
A framework for the management and protection of the cultural heritage resources of the City of Cape Town.
National Heritage Resources Act – No. 25 of 1999 [PDF 204 KB]
The national legislation for heritage resources in South Africa.
For further heritage information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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