Northern Cape Heritage Resources Authority (NCHRA)
|1 Monridge Office Park, cnr Kekewich Drive & Memorial Road, Kimberley
|079 036 9294 / 053 831 3319
The Northern Cape Heritage Resources Authority (NCHRA), previously called Ngwao Boswa Jwa Kapa Bokone, is the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (PHRA) of the Northern Cape Province. It is a statutory body established by the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture in terms of section 23 of the National Heritage Resources Act.
The object of the NCHRA is to coordinate the identification and management of the national estate in the Northern Cape. The national estate may include buildings, structures and equipment of cultural significance; places to which oral traditions are attached or which are associated with living heritage; historical settlements and townscapes; landscapes and natural features of cultural significance; geological sites of scientific or cultural importance; archaeological and palaeontological sites; graves and burial grounds; sites of significance relating to the history of slavery in South Africa and movable objects.
As one of its functions NCHRA must advise the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture on the implementation of the National Heritage Resources Act or relevant provincial or municipal legislation.