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Heritage information and resources<h2 class="sectHeading">Cape Town's heritage database</h2><p>​In keeping with the general principles for how to manage heritage resources as outlined in the <a href="https://www.gov.za/documents/national-heritage-resources-act" target="_blank">National Heritage Resources Act<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>, the City of Cape Town holds that all cultural values, sites and landscapes of historical importance and value, areas of scenic beauty and places of spiritual importance must always be taken into account before any changes are made to our city.</p><p>The City maintains a database of heritage resources within our Metropolitan area. Our database includes (but is not limited to) structures, streetscapes, settlements, symbolic sites, natural and cultural landscapes, and significant plantings.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border">​ <i class="info wellrun">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <b>A well-run city:</b> The National Heritage Resources Act actually requires that local authorities, like the City of Cape Town, maintain a database of the heritage resources within the boundaries of its area of jurisdiction. Our database was started in the 1980s, well before the proclamation of the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999</p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Environment and Heritage Resources Information Centre (EHRIC)</h2><p>The Environment and Heritage Resources Information Centre (EHRIC) has been set up by the City to allow researchers access to historic records and to facilitate good heritage management. EHRIC consists of historic documents, reports and publications, historic maps, photographs, plans and photographic negatives. Some of these documents are fragile and are only available in digital format.</p><p>We have the following collections available to the public:</p><h4> Historical map collection</h4><ul><li>Comprehensive catalogue is on-going </li><li>Digital scans are freely available on request </li><li>Access to originals is restricted </li><li>Maps that are too fragile for handling are not available for viewing</li></ul><h4> Historic printed media </h4><ul><li>Box files with City reports and publications </li><li>Select annual reports available, including mayoral minutes </li><li>Old property records (Yellow Pages) </li></ul><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p>EHRIC is open to the public by appointment only. Contact us on <em> <a href="mailto:heritage@capetown.gov.za">heritage@capetown.gov.za</a>.</em></p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Heritage Advice Guideline Series</h2><p>We are creating a Heritage Advice Guideline Series to help you understand heritage resources management, including: the protection and management mechanisms for heritage resources; and the processes for making heritage-related development applications.</p><p>Download <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Heritage_Resource_Management_Brochure.pdf" target="_blank">Heritage Advice Guideline Series: Booklet 01</a></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Heritage pamphlets</h2><p>Whether you are exploring the city as a visitor or looking to understand how we <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/cape-towns-history-and-heritage/Understanding-our-history-and-heritage/Protecting-our-heritage">protect our heritage resources</a>, our heritage pamphlets are an excellent source of heritage information for Cape Town.</p> <span> <div class="content-accordion"><div class="content-trigger contentTrigger"><h3>Heritage pamphlets<i class="icon button-down-arrow"></i> </h3><div class="content-toggle contentToggle" style="display:none;"><p> HAP 1 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP01_HeritageResources.pdf" target="_blank">Heritage Resources</a><br> HAP 2 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP02_HeritageAreas.pdf" target="_blank">Heritage Areas</a><br> HAP 3 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP03_CulturalLandscapes+Vegetation.pdf" target="_blank">Cultural Landscapes and Historic Vegetation</a><br> HAP 4 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP04_DesignInHeritageContext.pdf" target="_blank">Design Guidelines in a Heritage Context</a><br>HAP 5 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP05_BoundaryEnclosures.pdf" target="_blank">Boundary Enclosures in Heritage Areas and to Historic Buildings</a><br>HAP 6 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP06_Garages+Carports.pdf" target="_blank">Garages and Carports in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings</a><br>HAP 7 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP07_Roofscapes.pdf" target="_blank">Roofscapes in Heritage Areas and of Historic Buildings</a><br>HAP 8 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP08_Security.pdf" target="_blank">Security in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings</a><br>HAP 9 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP09_LangaHeritage_PART1.pdf" target="_blank">Langa Heritage and Sites - PART 1 </a><br> HAP 9 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP09_LangaHeritage_PART2.pdf" target="_blank">Langa Heritage and Sites - PART 2 </a><br> HAP 10 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP10_Company%27s_Garden_Self-guided_Walk.pdf" target="_blank">Company's Garden Self-guided Walk </a><br> HAP 11 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP11_Alt+AdditionsGuidelines.pdf" target="_blank">Alterations and Additions in Historic Residential Areas </a><br> HAP 12 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP12_StJamesKalkBay.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for Work in St. James and Kalk Bay Heritage Area </a><br> HAP 13 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP13_BoKaap.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for Work in Bo-Kaap Heritage Areas </a><br> HAP 14 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP14_DRAFTCliftonBakovenGlenBeachBungalows.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for Work in Bungalows Heritage Areas </a><br> HAP 15 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP15_MamreMissionVillage.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for Work in Mamre Heritage Area </a> (Also see website: <a href="https://mamrerevitalization.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Mamre Revitalisation Project<span class="icon link-external"></span></a>) <br> HAP 16 <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP16_PhilippiHeritage.pdf" target="_blank">Philippi Heritage Information Brochure</a><br>HAP 17 ​<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Slave%20Heritage%20Walks%20complete%20pamphlet%2017%20HAP%20readable.pdf" target="_blank">Slave Heritage Walks​</a></p></div></div></div></span> <p>You may also be interested in <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/cape-towns-history-and-heritage/Heritage-sites-and-buildings/Walking-heritage-tours-of-the-city">Walking heritage tours of the City</a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Interactive map</h2><p>You can check a property or area’s local heritage status online. Visit our <a href="https://citymaps.capetown.gov.za/EGISViewer/" target="_blank">City Map Viewer<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> to find properties, identify streets and find out its status (e.g. whether it's a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) or a listed heritage site).</p> <b>Heritage Protection Overlays </b> <p>Many areas in Cape Town are protected under Heritage Protection Overlay zoning (HPO) because of their special historic and cultural significance, and our laws protect the character and quality of these environments. An area can be included in the HPO because of the high quality, or concentration or extent of groupings of cultural heritage resources within it, or because of an extensive landscape resource, place or cluster of buildings. </p><p>Please see <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Residential-property-and-houses/Build-or-renovate-your-property/Your-heritage-site-or-building">Your heritage site or building</a> for further guidance. </p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Get heritage advice​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Contact a <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/EHM_District_Offices_Contact_List.pdf">Heritage Management District Office </a>near you for more information and general advice.</p><p>You may also want to visit our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Environmental%20Management%20Department">Environmental Management Department page</a>.</p>GP0|#f9a1afbf-0c3e-41ba-ae20-94f6f15a9403;L0|#0f9a1afbf-0c3e-41ba-ae20-94f6f15a9403|Heritage information and resources;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#b0285696-285a-478d-9edd-44cbd43c6cc1;GPP|#b9188e62-cf1a-433d-a10c-06e34a7d1593;GPP|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;GP0|#86dd7391-47ad-4a12-8a14-a3f7819efed6;L0|#086dd7391-47ad-4a12-8a14-a3f7819efed6|Heritage information and resources;GPP|#c33557cc-ff47-42c3-a36e-c87bd87776e6;GPP|#b61ba3b6-e2ed-4500-bee7-e523686ba8bf;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752Our well-maintained heritage database and preserved heritage records are available to the public in a number of ways.0

 

 

Heritage Advice Guideline Series: Booklet 01695316GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d32020-11-22T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 01: Heritage Resources774036GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 02: City of Cape Town Heritage Areas1734312GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 03: Cultural Landscapes and Historic Vegetation738431GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 04: Design Guidelines For a Heritage Context673084GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 05: Boundary Enclosures in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings556192GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 06: Garages and Carports in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings724775GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 07: Roofscapes in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings567452GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 08: Security in Heritage Areas and for Historic Buildings549316GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-05-31T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 11: Alterations and Additions in Historic Residential Areas1256184GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 12: Guidelines For Work in St. James & Kalk Bay Heritage Area1234633GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 13: Guidelines For Work in Bo-Kaap Heritage Area891466GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 14: Draft Guidelines For Work in Bungalows’s Heritage Area973357GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 15: Guidelines For Work in Mamre Heritage Area1421454GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 16: Philippi Heritage2641397GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2007-02-28T22:00:00Z
Heritage Advice Pamphlet 17: Slave Heritage Walks5753038GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-06-01T10:00:00Z

 

 

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