Media statement: Minister Marais welcomes new Heritage Council | Western Cape Government



Media statement: Minister Marais welcomes new Heritage Council

17 November 2022

On Thursday, 17 November 2022, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially welcomed the newly appointed members of the Heritage Council as they start their three-year term.
Heritage Western Cape (HWC) is a provincial heritage resources authority with the responsibilities of identifying, protecting, conserving, managing and promoting the heritage resources of the province. The newly appointed Council will serve in assisting HWC to deliver on its mandate, strategic vision and objectives within the province. HWC is committed to working innovatively to ensure that the local economy continues to be bolstered by important developments. The council will play an important role in supporting this work, while ensuring that our built heritage is safeguarded.
Heritage Western Cape CEO Michael Janse van Rensburg said: ““The appointed members come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience which will certainly be of great value to HWC. The HWC Management Team is looking forward to working with the new members and chairperson of Council in delivering on the entity’s mandate in a manner that will inspire optimism in the heritage industry.”
Minister Marais said: “Thank you to the new members and chairperson who have taken on this role to ensure that heritage in the province is protected and promoted. I wish you all the best for your term and trust that you will serve on this council to the best of your abilities to support the work being done by Heritage Western Cape.”
The new council members are: Reyhana Gani (Chairperson), Heidi Michelle Boise, Ron Anthony Martin, Siphiwo Mavumengwana, Dennis Lincoln Belter, Cornelia Hendrika Smart, Mandla Mdludlu, Cedric Daniels and Tyrone Gregory Ontong.

Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Acting Spokesperson for Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 076 093 491