The Heritage Portal is a discussion, education and marketing platform serving the South African Heritage Sector. It aims to assist a spectrum of stakeholders to negotiate the tensions between preservation and development and help integrate heritage into the planning process. It aspires to ease the burden on heritage officials and to drive an owner education agenda.
Visitors to the Heritage Portal will be able to find expert assistance by searching the relevant directories, browsing the resources section and participating in various forums including a powerful ‘ask the experts’ section. They will also be able to share their expertise for the benefit of the community.
The Heritage Portal aims to play a role in the emergence of a powerful South African heritage industry that contributes to job creation and economic growth. It has been designed to complement the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS).