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The KwaZulu-Natal Amafa and Research Institute (The Institute) is the provincial heritage resources authority (PHRA) for KwaZulu Natal. Amafa, the predecessor to The Institute, was established as a statutory body in terms of the KZN Heritage Act of 1997, replaced by the KZN Heritage Act of 2008. The Institute became the official PHRA on the 14 December 2018 when the new KwaZulu-Natal Amafa and Research Institute Act (5 of 2018) was Gazetted.

The new Council of The Institute was appointed by the Premier of KZN and will take up office in 2019. The Institute fell under the portfolio of the MEC for Cultural Matters (Arts & Culture) from April 2019 and is funded through a grant from the Legislature through the same department.

The Institute has offices in Pietermaritzburg (Head Office), and Ulundi and manages several major heritage projects such as the Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift Battlefields, Border Cave archaeological site and the KwaZulu Cultural Museum.

All compliance processes for development, structural/visual changes to protected buildings and archaeological and battlefield sites in KZN are administered from the Pietermaritzburg office. Click here to obtain information on submitting.

The senior management develops and implements the organization’s strategy with policies, programs, and initiatives. Leads cross functional teams to study and develop effective tools, methods, and systems to ensure that the products and services are of the highest quality.​

Dr mxolisi dlamuka

Head of Secretrait and Administration
Head of Administration of the Institute appointed In terms of section 20(1)

Ms Cheryl moodley

Legal Officer
The Legal officer is  responsible for monitoring all legal affairs within KZN Amafa Insitute.

Mr Akash Rampersad

Chief Financial Officer
Akash Rampersad heads up the finance department and is responsible for carrying out effective financial management of the Entity, exercising sound budgetary control practices and administering fair and transparent supply chain management.

COUNCIL

dr reverend vikinduku mnculwane

Chairman of the Council

Ms Sushila Keshav

Member of Council

Mr Themba shezi

Member of Council

Mr Nqobani mzizi

Member of Council

Dr thelma ngidi

Member of Council

Mr Dumisani mhlaba

Member of Council

Awards

During September (Heritage Month) of each year, Amafa hosts the Annual Amafa Heritage Awards. These awards recognize the efforts of members of the public who have made a contribution towards heritage conservation in KwaZulu Natal.

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of the KZN Heritage Act of 1997, replaced by the KZN Heritage Act of 2008. The Institute became the official PHRA on 14 December 2018 …

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of the KZN Heritage Act of 1997, replaced by the KZN Heritage Act of 2008. The Institute became the official PHRA on 14 December 2018 …

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