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Published: 13 Dec 2018Title: Christmas MessageStatus: On behalf of the community of the greater Plettenberg Bay, we wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! ~ Executive Mayor, Cllr Peter M Lobese
Published: 13 Dec 2018Title: CLOSURE OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2018/2019Status: Notice is hereby given that all municipal offices will close on the following dates: > Monday, 24 December 2018 at 12:00am until Monday, 31 December 2018. > Will re-open on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 at 07:30am. [All essential services will be fully operational and staffed during these periods.]
Published: 13 Dec 2018Title: PUBLIC NOTICE - Plettenberg Bay Landfill Site Status: Closure of the Plettenberg Bay Landfill Site from 15 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 (Please make use of the Bitou Transfer Station (N2) after Kwanokuthula) - By Order; The Acting Municipal Manager; Mr. TM Sompani
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30 March 2014

DCAS TO INVESTIGATE FORMAL PROTECTION OF THE GRIQUA KRANSHOEK MONUMENT

This morning, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and the Mayor of Bitou Municipality, Cllr Memory Booysen, met with members of the Griqua community in Plettenberg Bay to discuss issues around the recognition of Heritage Sites in the province.

This meeting was extremely successful with the cultural leaders engaging with me and my department officials extensively.

It was decided that the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport will investigate how we, under the National Heritage Resources Act of 1999, can protect the Kranshoek Monument which is central to the Griqua Culture. I am committed to ensuring that this site is not only recognised but is to be protected under legislation so that it can be officially registered.

The National Heritage Resources Act makes provision for different types of protection for heritage sites that are applicable to the Kranshoek sites.

Formal protections are applied to sites that have been identified as being conservation worthy and around which a formal process of nomination for protection takes place.  If the nomination is successful there should be a formal publication of the protection either in the government or provincial gazette or in a municipality’s Spatial Development Plan or zoning scheme.

In order to formally protect a site it first has to be graded.  The grading requires that it be assessed either as a grade I, II or III site, equating to being of national (National Heritage Site), provincial (Provincial Heritage Site) or local (register or heritage area) significance.

Regarding the Kranshoek Monument we will request that the Heritage Western Cape Council investigate the possibility of grading it so that it can be given formal protection should this community wish to do so.

As we go through Heritage Month, it is essential that far beyond the festivities, Government plays its role with the different cultural groups, to ensure that places of cultural significance are given the requisite recognition and protection.

The Western Cape Government is committed to doing just this.

Media Enquiries:
Siviwe Gwarube
Spokesperson for Minister Mbombo
Tel: 021 483 9800
E-mail: Siviwe.Gwarube@westerncape.gov.za

Last published 30 March 2016