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World Heritage Convention Act, No. 49 of 1999

Long title


To provide for - the incorporation of the World Heritage Convention into South African law; the enforcement and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Africa; the recognition and establishment of World Heritage Sites; the establishment of Authorities and the granting of additional powers to existing organs of state; the powers and duties of such Authorities, especially those safeguarding the integrity of World Heritage Sites; where appropriate, the establishment of Boards and Executive Staff Components of the Authorities; integrated management plans over World Heritage Sites; land matters in relation to World Heritage Sites; financial, auditing and reporting controls over the Authorities; and to provide for incidental matters.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

CONTENTS OF ACT

CHAPTER I. DEFINITIONS, OBJECTIVES, PRINCIPLES AND IMPLEMENTATION
1.  Definitions
2.  Enactment of Convention as part of South African law
3.  Objectives of Act
4.  Fundamental principles
5.  Enforcement and implementation of Convention
6.  Identification and nomination of World Heritage Sites

CHAPTER II. AUTHORITIES
7.  Consultation prior to declaration or establishment of Authority
8.  Existing organ of state declared as Authority
9.  Establishment of new Authorities
10.  Organs of new Authorities
11.  Name of Authority
12.  Disestablishment of Authority and revocation of powers
13.  Powers and duties of Authorities

CHAPTER III. BOARD AND EXECUTIVE STAFF COMPONENT
14.  Establishment of Board for new Authority
15.  Powers and duties of Board of new Authority
16.  Terms of Employment of Board of new Authority
17.  Appointment of Executive Staff Component of new Authority
18.  Transfer of staff members where existing organ of state is declared as Authority
19.  Powers of Executive Staff Component of new Authority
20. Terms of Employment of Executive Staff Component of new Authority

CHAPTER IV. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLANS
21.  Preparation and implementation of integrated management plans
22.  Harmonisation of integrated management plans
23.  Objects of integrated management plans
24.  Contents of integrated management plans
25.  Approval of integrated management plans
26.  Duration of integrated management plan
27.  Amendment or termination of integrated management plan by Minister
28.  Model integrated management plan

CHAPTER V. LAND
29. Purchase of land for World Heritage Site purposes
30. Expropriation of land for World Heritage Site purposes
31. Transfer and alienation of movable or immovable property, and consolidation of land

CHAPTER VI. FINANCES AND REPORTS
32. Application of chapter
33. Funding
34. Security
35. Expenditure of monies
36. Annual financial plan
37. Strategic plan
38. Financial regulations
39. Accounting
40. Audit
41. Report by Auditor-General
42. Annual report

CHAPTER VII. GENERAL
43. Delegation
44. Regulations
45. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. CONVENTION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF THE WORLD CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE [s1]
 
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