Heritage Sites

Report
Towards Inner-City
Regeneration-Heritage
Management, Arts and Culture
Ishmael Mbhokodo
Deputy Director Heritage
Management
Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture: Policy and
Systems
Introduction
• Cities play a significant role in driving
economic success and competitiveness.
Large cities bring together all the various
elements that are needed to support
industry, services, retail, research, and
cultural and social life.
Introduction
Vision
• To develop and preserve our precious heritage, arts and culture to ensure social
cohesion and nation building
Mission
• Develop and promote arts and culture in the City of Tshwane and
mainstream its role in social development.
• Develop and monitor the implementation of policy, legislation and
strategic direction for the identification, conservation and promotion of
cultural heritage.
• Guide, sustain and develop the archival, heraldic and information
resources of the nation to empower citizens through full and open access
to these resources.
Introduction
Vision
• To develop and preserve our precious heritage, arts and culture to ensure social
cohesion and nation building
Mission
• Develop and promote arts and culture in the City of Tshwane and
mainstream its role in social development.
• Develop and monitor the implementation of policy, legislation and
strategic direction for the identification, conservation and promotion of
cultural heritage.
• Guide, sustain and develop the archival, heraldic and information
resources of the nation to empower citizens through full and open access
to these resources.
Mandate
Develop strategic plans for the development of the performing arts, and heritage
management for efficient implementation thereof.
 Facilitating coordination and integration of programs with other relevant
Government Departments and other stakeholders.
 Formulating policies and strategies and the management and implementation
thereof
 Managing the development , upgrading , extension and construction of Culture
facilities, museums and heritage sites
◦ Cultural heritage resources management- Built environment
◦ Provide comments on applications for development, and rezoning
◦ Develop guidelines for City owned heritage buildings maintenance plans
◦ Museum management
◦ Heritage projects management
◦ Stakeholder management and consultation on heritage related matters (3 tiers
of government and local communities)
Legislative framework
Guided by the South African Constitution
CoT approved Heritage Resources Management Framework 2009
The National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999) (NHRA),
provides for a three-tier system for heritage resources management: National
functions are the responsibility of SAHRA, provincial functions that of provincial
authorities and local functions that of local authorities.
• A local authority is responsible for the identification and management of
Grade III heritage resources.
• Whereas, the Provincial Authority is responsible for Grade II heritage
resources and the National Government being the custodian for all Grade I
heritage resources
COT Heritage Status Quo
 In the City of Tshwane specifically the inner-city, there is a large
concentration of heritage resources in a form of museums and
sites of memory than any city in South Africa
 Most of the said heritage resources fall with the framework and
management of the National Government and section 21
Companies namely
 The Ditsong Museums( Cultural and Natural History ; and Kruger
House Museum)
 Voortrekker Monument and Museum
 National Archives and Library
 Academic Museums and Galleries
 National Squares (Church Square precinct, Lillian Ngoyi)
 Private museums etc,
Heritage Resources Audit and Mapping
• One of the key objective of the department as stipulated in the
Heritage Resources Management Act 25/1999 is to.
– Conduct a heritage audit with a view of developing a local
heritage resources register and mapping of such resources. (
Local, Provincial and National)
– Develop conservation and management plans of identified
and listed heritage resources
– Develop alternative and suitable use of such resources
Best Kept Heritage resources…
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A city for its residents, tourists, workers , students and entrepreneurs
A City that takes pride in its built cultural and natural heritage resources
A creative cultural city for the creative industries in the creative economy
Capital city of all humanity and a gateway to the world
Partnerships
– Iconic Places development and protection
– Church Square precinct
– Historic houses
– Old synagogue
– Modern movement architectural sites
– Early settlement precincts (Arcadia, Marabastad etc.)
– Gerhard Moerdyk
– Pretoria station
– City hall
– Heritage Route development
• Linkage of heritage and tourist attraction sites for
sustainable tourism
– Visual City Scape / Public Art and events
– Host festivals and feasts celebrating diversity and
promoting unity, Namely;
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Feast of the Clown,
Antiques fair
Car show
Host National Celebrations( Freedom Day; Women's Day and
Reconciliation Day)
– Open Space theatrical offerings
• Linkage of heritage and tourist attraction sites for
sustainable tourism( Heritage Festival)
CoT Intervention
– Council approved the Cot Heritage management framework
– A heritage management unit established in the department of Sport
recreation Arts and Culture
– Council approved establishment of the City of Tshwane heritage
Advisory Committee- ( Call for nominations issued inviting suitable
persons to serve)
The advisory Council Will:
• Advise Council and MMC SRAC on matters relating to heritage
management, and other matters Council may choose to delegate to it.
• Form part of the applications for rezoning, development and alteration
inspection committee
• Provide advice to community members and promote the interest and
awareness on matter relation to heritage management and conservation
CoT Intervention cont…
– City Hall Upgrading
– Upgrading and restoration of Museums and Sites
This relates to the grade III – museums and heritage sites in the
City namely
• The Pretoria Art Museum
• Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site
• Melrose House Museum
• Establishment of the CoT Heritage Route that will depict the
following:
– Archaeological and Early settlement history
– Apartheid and struggle for liberation heritage and history
– Modern architectural sites
Regeneration in
Historic cities
Provides an opportunity for:
• Upgrade to the built environment residential,
retail, industrial or street scape in historic cities,
• Improve access to basic services for the urban
poor,
• Preserve key cultural heritage assets,
• Implement labour-intensive public works
programs,
• Support social development, and
• Enhance the institutional framework
Components of a Typical Historic City Regeneration
or Cultural Heritage Conservation Project
• Urban infrastructure improvement;
• Preservation of key cultural heritage assets;
• Public-private partnerships, support to small
and medium-enterprises, and community
development; and
• Capacity building and project management.

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