A cultural heritage management plan for the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve, City Of Tshwane


This document entails a cultural heritage resources management plan for the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve. Eight sites of cultural heritage importance were identified. This excludes the Voortrekker Monument, which is a declared Grade I heritage site and which is dealt with in other SAHRA documents. These are discussed and heritage management guidelines are given. Some basic principles for heritage management which are applicable will also be discussed.

These are the basic conservation and preservation principles to be used in managing cultural resources. Recommendations made in the document are done within the parameters of the National Heritage Resources Act (25 of 1999).

The management plan is an open document meaning that it should be adapted and reassessed from time to time. A continuation period of at least five years is given. However any developments done before the expiry of the five year period should be used to re-evaluate the impact on cultural resources and to make the necessary adaptations to the document. The five year period ends in 2019.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)