Lockdown level 3 regulations:

In view of the imposition of level 3 lockdown regulations, and due to the declaration of Umgungundlovu district as a covid-19 virus hotspot, the holiday closure of the Amafa and research institute’s Pietermaritzburg office has been extended to 11 January 2021.  However, the situation remains fluid and it is likely that staff will continue to work from home or on a rotational basis in line with the level 3 lockdown regulations applicable to the heritage sector until the current regulations are suspended.

The built environment and archaeology compliance sections remain closed until 18 January 2021 as per the previous notice.  Applications may still be uploaded to SAHRIS (www.sahra.org.za) or sent via email as per instructions on the forms and they will be processed in the order in which they have submitted once the staff resume work. Please note that email inboxes may fill up due to the computers not being monitored.  Hard copy applications will not be accepted during the lockdown.

The king shaka memorial site at Kwadukuza will be closed until 11 January 2021, in line with the declaration of Ilembe district as a covid-19 virus hotspot.

The interpretation centres at Isandlwana, Shiyane/Rorke’s Drift, Umgungundlovu, and Ondini, as well as the other battlefield sites and memorials/monuments, remain open to visitors.



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