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Short Courses

People and Conservation

Cultural Heritage Management

Course Outcome

Apply conservation management principles in support of the management of cultural heritage in the area of operation.

Learning outcomes for the course

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe cultural heritage management principles as it applies to own area of operation.
  • Document cultural heritage sites according to operational requirements in own area of operation.
  • Interpret cultural heritage legislation within the context of heritage management in conservation of protected areas.
  • Develop a cultural heritage management plan as it applies to a selected heritage site.
  • Use and apply cultural and conservation knowledge to interpret a cultural site and resources within a conservation/protected area.


Strategic Areas Covered

  • An introduction to cultural heritage
  • Cultural heritage resources (CHR): threats and conservation
  • Cultural heritage legislation in southern Africa
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • How do we define, describe, map and record cultural heritage resource?
  • Principles of cultural heritage management
  • Cultural heritage resources and management plans
  • How is a community involved in CHR management?
  • Interpreting CHRs, and their role in tourism and education
  • UNESCO and national cultural heritage institutions


Who can attend?

This course is suitable for natural resource mmanagers and supervisors.Applicants must have knowledge, comprehension and application of English.



This course is a NQF level 5 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.


Course Duration

5 days


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