Conservation Bodies

The below list provides the various contact details of various conservation bodies that have registered an interest in heritage with Heritage Western Cape. If a development or activity covered by the National Heritage Resources Act falls into the interests or defined area of the various bodies, the said body must be consulted. The consultation period runs for 30 days. HWC will not process an application if it has not undergone the consultation process. If a registered Conservation body fails to comment within the 30 day period, proof of the notification to the conservation body in writing must be submitted with the application.

Title Categories of Heritage E-mail Name
Stillbaai Heritage Conservation Trust Argeologie, paleontologie, begrafnis terreine, openbare monument, gedenketens, geskiedkundige geboue, lewende erfenis, natuurerfenis gebiede. George Sabbagha
Agulhas Heritage Society Buildings and cultural-historical structures archaeological sites, historical, cultural and natural landscapes, endangered vegetation within these landscapes, traditionally used vegetation from medicinal, culinary and other uses (e.g. building material) Emmerentia De Kock
Associated Bibbeys Hoek Conservancy (Knysna) Craig Bester
Bo-Kaap Civic Association History of slavery in Cape Town and the Bo-Kaap Osman Shaboodien
Bo-Kaap Youth Movement Mujahid Hartley
Camps Bay Clifton Ratepayers Association (CBCRA) Single and complex of buildings, streetscapes, historic, cultural and natural landscapes for Camps Bay & Clifton incl Atlantic coast and Table Mountain interface Johan van Papendorp
Cap Trust Buildings deserving of grading and declaration,and architecturally and culturally significant buildings in danger of demolition Paul Grey
CIBRA(City Bowl Ratepayers '& Residents Association) The Boundary as per the "Definitions" in CIBRA's constitution: "Ward" shall mean the area known as the City Bowl bordered by Boundary road to the north-west and enclosed by the Table Mountain National Park to the north-west, west, south and south-east up to De Waal Drive/M3, east viat the top of Roeland Street and north vai De Villiers / Tennant Street, east into Sir Lowry road up to the Eastern Boulevard/N2 and north up to the Harbour. NOTE: CIBRA has no paid admin personnel and may only be able to answer emails once a month. Please therefore consult the CIBRA website at this link : for full guidelines how to submit an application to CIBRA to ensure that a comment can be provided. CIBRA
Clifton-On-Sea & District Bungalow Owners Association Geographcial Boundary 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Beach & the Ridge Clifton. Glen Beach, Bakoven. The three bungalow areas, declared in accordance with the NHRA 25 of 1999, encompass theland on which the bungalow are located on the four clifton beaches, Bungalows and land as per City Zoning Scheme 112 : Bakoven, Clifton, Glen Beach as depicted on plans TPZ, 10557, TPZ 11167 and TPZ 10556 and surrounding environment which impacts on the character of the area - public open space, garage area zoned, special business as well as the land which abuts Clifton Scenic reserve as a PHS Paddy Walker
Constantia Ratepayers & Residents Associations Area bounded by the North - Klaasens road, West - Constania Nek, South - Ou Kaapse weg, East - M3 Sheila Camerer
De Rust Heritage Conservation Association Historical buildings and farms Allan Tonkin
De Waterkant Civic Assocation De waterkant,Cape town(area within upper strand,buitengracht,somerset road and boundary road) Ian McMahon
Docomomo South Africa Twentieth Century sites & buildings of the modern movement in South Africa limited to the Western Cape. Ilze Wolff
Drakenstein of Heritage Foundation In general terms the Drakenstein Heritage Foundation’s sphere of registration involves two specific principles, emanating from its history that pre-dates the current Municipal boundaries. Firstly: The complete Drakenstein Municipal area. Secondly: Historical, The area, Drakenstein, included the areas: Groot- and Klein Drakenstein, some parts of which have now been omitted from the Drakenstein Municipal area. Specifically detailed the southern boundaries of the DHF area, are the Wemmers River east of the Berg up to the Mountain ridge and Dwars River, west of the Berg River up to an imaginary line west of the Pniel Graveyard to the peak of the Simonsberg range. This western line runs along the ridge behind west of Boschendal, Plaisir de Merle, Donkerhoek and Babylonstoren and descending the Mountain, south of Anura to the Klapmuts/Old Paarl Road 4-way stop. The boundary then runs approximately west of the south side of the Old Paarl Road to Joostenberg (then along the Malmesbury/Stellenbosch Road to the Paardeberg Road, where it turns approximately east to the Paardeberg, including Slent to the Wellington Road just beyond the prison, to the Berg River and / or the Drakenstein Municipal boundary. There are associated areas that are specifically included: Klapmuts Kop and the farms to the North and East of the Elsenburg Muldersvlei Road. The area in Du Toit’s Kloof to the Klip River; the Voor-Paardeberg area. Dr Rolf Annas
Durbanville Heritage Society Cultural heritage includes tangible culture, (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes) Intangible heritage culture - folklore, traditions, language and knowledge) and Natural heritage - cultural significant landscapes Denise Robinson
Franschhoek Heritage and Ratepayer Association The catergories of heritage resources referred to in Section 3 (2) (a) to (h) of the NHRA act 25 of 1999 Larry Oltmans
Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area (FoBCA) Natural, historical structures, cultural artifacts and archaeology. Stephanie Muller
Friends Of Constantia Valley Green Belts The area we are involved in is the riverine greenbelts of Constantia and Tokai. The one that has heritage implications is ‘De Hel.’ The others are Klassenbosch, Diep River, Alphen, Wolwerkloof, Bel Ombre, Silverhusrt, Sillery, Spaanschemat, Paggasvlei, Grootboschkloof Keysers and Doordrift. Colen Walker
Friends Of Elim The entire town of Elim / Elim Mission Station, Elim Farm Vogelstruys kraal, 237 declared as a PHS as per government Gazette Notice No. 1638 of 29 August 1975 Tanya Golden
Great Brak River Museum Great Brak river and surrounds, Glentama to Tergeniet /Reebok/Little Brak River and Freimersheim but including Mossel Bay municipal area as and where necessary to complete existing templates Rene De Kock
Greater Lynfrae Civic Association Boundries North Ave de Mist, South Haron road, West Routwap line East Belvedere Rd Maura Sanderoff
Greater Vredehoek Heritage Action Group Built Environment (Section 34, 38 and 27 of the NHRA) Charl De Villiers
Green Point Ratepayers & Residents Association All Built environment and human environment Stuart Burnett
Greyton Conservation Society The village of Greyton in the Caledon District of the Overberg and surrounding farms Andrew White
Habitat Council Mainly within the provincial boundaries of the Western Cape, for if and when we are made aware of a threat to the built heritage or the natural environment. Hazel Bowen
Harfield Village Association Boundary Iman Haroon road, Rosmead avenue, Kenilworth road and railway line James Fanie
Helderberg Renaissance Foundation Helderberg Administration / city of cape town jurisdication Louis Steyn
Heritage Mossel Bay Municipal borders of Mossel bay and evirons, Carina Wiggill
Hex Valley Tourism Association Melanie Esterhuyse
Hout Bay & LIandudo Heritage Trust Ward 47 of COCT William Bowler
Hout Bay & Ratepayers And Residents Association HoutBay – Constantia Nek – Chapman’s Peak – Noordhoek – Suikerbossie – Harbour – Karbunkelberg – HB Beach - Sandy Bay Dennis Steggink
Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa ILASAWC@ILASA.CO.ZA Tamsin Faragher
Kalk Bay Historical Association between Baileys Corner (Muizenberg) and Silvermine River (Clovelly) & enclosing sections of the mountainside Derek Stuart-Findlay
Kalk bay-St James Ratepayers & Residents Association between Baileys Corner (Muizenberg) and Silvermine River (Clovelly) T Trimmel
Kommetjie Heritage Society Town of Kommetjie up to Wildevoelvlei on northern border , crayfish factory on southern border and slangkop road to the east Richard Bryant
McGregor Heritage Society Louise Van Riet
Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society Rhodes cottage, Het Posthuys Battle of Muizenberg Chris Taylor
Napier Heritage & Conservation Randall Fuller
Nelspoort Agency of Sustainable Development body Conservation Richard van Staden
Newlands Residents Association Rondebosch & Newlands bordered on the main road from Klipper to Protea and Upper Paradise road and Union avenue & Princess Avenue Joanne Devine
Noetzie Conservancy Owners Association Only world heritage sites within the Western Cape,Noetzie & Knysna R Robertson
Observatory Civic Association Observatory (Browning/Rochester, M5; N2) Naomi Roux
Oudshoorn Heritage Greater Oudtshoorn Municipal area including De Rust, Dysselsdorp, Volmoed & Schoemanshoek Hazel Jonker
Overstrand Heritage and Aesthetics Committee (OHAC) The whole Overstrand municipal boundaries Katie Smuts
Paarl300 Foundation Built structures and landscapes Johan Malherbe
Pinelands Ratepayers & Residents Association Heritage Protection overlay zone of Pinelands Dr Shaun Adendorf
Pniel Heritage And Cultural Trust Pniel and surrounding area Janine Myburgh
Rosebank & Mowbray Planning & Aesthetics Committe(RAMPAC) All Buildings more than 60 years of age, all buildings with category 3C or higher heritage rating, all vegetation on streetscapes more than 60 years old Simon Birch
Salt River Heritage Society All categories dealt with by Heritage Western Cape Yusuf Lalkhen
Sea Point For All Group Houses over 60 years old, with particular interest in protecting the characteristic Mediterranean style architecture of the original buildings of Sea Point, Fresnaye and Bantry Bay. Isa Jacobson
Sea Point,Fresnaye & Bantry Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay Lauren Bolus
Simon Van Der Stel Foundation Southern Cape Riversdale to Plettenberg Bay and Calitzdorp to Uniondale plus Prince Albert Ignatius de Swardt
Simon vand der Stel Foundation Cape Town Magisterial areas of Cape Town & Wynberg south of N1 national road & west of M5 Ian Pretorius
Simon's Town Historical Society Simon's Town Municipal area (Completed SAHRA form) Eric Mawhinney
Stanford Conservation Trust & Stanford Heritage Committee Stanford's Proclaimed Heritage Site, Stanford Administration's area of jurisdiction Liz Hochfelden
Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation Greater Stellenbosch Municipal Area Ronel Fourie
Stellenbosch Interest Group All catergories dealt with by HWC Patricia Botha
Swellendam Heritage Association Swellendam Municipal Area Alfred Hunter
The George Heritage Trust All heritage resources considered part of the "National Estate" as defined in the NHRA Act 25 of 1999 Henry Paine
The Old Wynberg Village Society Demarcated conservation areas between Waterloo road, Mortimor road & Carr Hill Tim Jackson
The Rustenburg Valley Residents Association (RVRA) All Buildings, structures and vegetation older than 60 years Ursula Rigby
The Tulbagh Valley Heritage Foundation Entire Tulbagh valley from the Saronsburg Mountains in the west of the valley, to the Witzenberg Mountains to the east and from the Groot Winterhoek in the North to the Murludis in the south - the northern end of the Breede River valley, north of the R46 and cutting of at Weltevreede road near Worsley Jayson Clark
Touws River Heritage and Conservation Society Christiaan du P...
Upper Claremont and Residents and Ratepayers Association (UCRRA) The geographical area in which the body needs to be consulted: Upper Claremont. Specifically, this area extends from the M33 (from the M3 freeway), east as far as Cavendish Rd. South along Cavendish Rd to Bowood Rd. East down Bowood Rd to the M4.South along M4 to Highwick Ave. West along Highwick Ave, South into Herschel Rd, into Herschel Walk, west across Bebbington Ave to M3. North along M3 until M33 offramp. Alexis van Der Merwe
VASSA (Vernaclar Architecture Society of South Africa) Vernacular Architecture, Built Environment Trevor Thorold
Walmer Estate Ratepayers and Residents Association Irshaad Wadvalla
Walmer/University Estate Conservation Action Group Trevor Klein
Ward 2 Forum Derek Searle Cr...
West Coast Aboriginal Council Saldanha Bay Municipal Area - St Helena bay, Brittania Bay, Stompneus Bay, Shelly Point, Paternoster, Vredenberg, Jacobsbay, Saldanha Bay, Langebaan, Hopefield and Bergrivier Municipal area (west coast distict) Charika Barends
Whale Coast Conservation The Overberg District Municipal area and the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (Core, Buffer and Transition Zones Ingrid du Plessis
Woodstock Aesthetic Advisory Committee(WAAC) Suburb of Woodstock Ernest Ford
Woodstock Residents Association Geographical rather than category interest Bevil Lucas
Worcester Heritage & Conservation Society Breedevalley municipal area - Worcester, Rawsonville, De Doorns & Touwsriver Martin Oosthuizen
Wynberg East Civic Association All structures older than 60 years and all structures within the proposed HPOZ for Wynberg East area Yunus Karriem
Wynberg Residents and Ratepayers Association covers part of Wynberg that falls within Protea subcouncil Ward 62 with the exception of the Wynberg Village urban conservation area (outlined in green on attached map) Karen Gird