Legally, owners of privately held collections of fossils, artefacts and meteorites that were collected under previous legislation had until 1 April 2002 to register their collections with the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).
There are a number of advantages to creating a register of these items:
The registration process does not affect the ownership of the registered collections, which remain the property of the owner. This registration of private collections ensures that the information about them is not lost to future generations.
Collections that must be registered with SAHRA include:
Contact your Regional Office for more information:
Western Cape Provincial Office of the SAHRA: