Archaeology, Palaeontology and Meteorites

Heritage Western Cape is the permitting authority for all work proposed on Archaeological or Palaeontological sites, as well as Meteorites in the Western Cape.

Required Documents for Submission

For applications in terms of Section 35

Completed S35/27 application form, duly completed and signed (see below)
Locality map.
Description of proposed research, destruction, excavation, sampling and other analysis of site or associated material
Photographs – contextual photographs relevant to the application.
Repository Agreement (i.e. IZIKO or any other accredited and suitable institution)
Proof of payment with correct reference number (Please request a case number from hwc.hwc@westerncape.gov.za for reference)
Written comments of the applicable local authority.
Written comments of registered conservation bodies in the area – if in doubt, kindly ask the staff member on duty, or consult the conservation body map.
A digital copy of the application on a CD.

Forms: