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Greenside Heritage


Part of the charm of Greenside is its history, which is reflected in some of the older homes, shops, beautiful streets and trees. Buildings older than 60 years are protected by the National Heritage Resources Act, 25 of 1999 which states that

“No person may alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure which is older than 60 years without a permit issued by the relevant provincial heritage resources authority”.

In Gauteng, this authority is the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority – Gauteng. (PHRAG).

When an owner plans to alter or demolish part or the whole of a structure that is over 60 years, they are required to submit an application to PHRAG and then to the City Council. This also applies to alterations and/or additions to outbuildings (even where the outbuildings are not attached to the primary dwelling), even where the outbuildings may not be older than 60 years, but where the primary dwelling is older than 60 years.

Any plans to alter or demolish a structure older than 60 years should be presented to the Greenside Heritage Sub Committee of the Greenside Resident Association (GRA) before submitting them to PHRAG, as the letter issued by the Greenside Heritage Sub Committee needs to be included in your submission to PHRAG.

The Greenside heritage sub-committee can be contacted through the GRA or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Failure to obtain the relevant permission from PHRAG could result in a criminal prosecution.

Greenside Heritage Team
The Greenside Heritage Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the GRA and is run by volunteers.

For building, renovating and/or altering your property, please access these documents:


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