Heritage Western Cape has released a draft policy on the management of Initiation sites in the Western Cape.
This policy aims to provide guidance on processes required for the formal identification and registration of initiation sites, and to provide mechanisms for their conservation through:
- The Impact Assessment process in terms of section 38 of the National heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999), (the NHRA)
- The Municipal Spatial Development Framework
- Other mechanisms such as a Heritage Agreement under the NHRA.
The documents are open for comment until 26 October 2015