World heritage site status for Pinnacle Point?

The South African World Heritage Convention committee is in Mossel Bay where they will be meeting from 3 – 5 September.

The Committee is a body established in terms of the World Heritage Convention Act to provide advice to the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Africa. It is composed by World Heritage Site managers and several representatives of government departments involved in matters pertaining World Heritage Sites. The committee meets twice a year and they will be in Mossel Bay this week.

On Thursday, the committee will visit the Pinnacle Point site complex, a provincial heritage site. Pinnacle is in the process of being nominated as a World Heritage Site.  

The Museum will also host a stakeholder engagement session, which will have as speakers the Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderman Harry Levendal, the Deputy Director General of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and the Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Western Cape.

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