On 26 August 2015, the Council of Heritage Western Cape approved HWC's Guide to Monuments and Memorials.
The document is intended to provide guidance to local authorities as well as the public with regard to dealing with the sensitive issue of monuments and memorials.
The guideline recognizes the ability of public monuments and memorials to reflect the whole of South Africa's history and to express the identity of the nation which includes different cultural groups. Public monuments and memorials have a capacity for redress of past inequities. This guideline aims to provide principles for managing existing and creating new monuments and memorials and to establish processes for identifying, assessing and managing monuments and memorials.
The Guide is available in all official languages of the Western Cape.