News and Events

APHP Gauteng Meeting

Dear APHP members

You are cordially invited to an APHP Meeting in Gauteng

Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018

Time: 3.30pm

Venue: H Block UG Conference Centre, Room 14 (MR14)

Nedbank 135 Rivonia Road Campus

135 Rivonia Road



APHP Conference 2019: Reconnecting Heritage - unpacking heritage dissonance

Call for Papers

The Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners would like to invite you to submit
abstracts for papers to be presented at our first APHP Conference.

We encourage the submission of papers that will communicate and share:

- Lessons learned within the overarching theme of the conference
- Challenges experienced in “Reconnecting Heritage”
- Critiques in existing heritage management practice

Dates: 5 to 7 April 2019
Location: District Six Homecoming Centre, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Cost: To be Determined

UCT CPD Course - Heritage Resources Management

UCT presents its annual CPD Course on Heritage Resources Management.

Course Content

The contents of the course will include:
• an introduction to the history of the ideas and theories of architectural and urban conservation
• a brief introduction to certain national and international charters
• a grounding in the principles of conservation practice
• an introduction to the South African legislation and the current administrative practices
• an introduction to the research techniques and sources used in this multi-disciplinary practice

15th Annual General Meeting of APHP

APHP held its AGM on Wednesday, 30th May 2018.

Revisions to the accreditation guidelines for membership accreditation was tabled and approved (please see attached) as well as a proposed Conference for 2019 themed: Decolonising Western Cape Heritage

The 2018/2019 Executive Committee:

Jenna Lavin (Chairperson)

Emmylou Bailey (Vice- Chairperson)

Louise van Riet (Treasurer)

Ursula Rigby

Mike Scurr

Grave Encounters Book

Please note the book: Grave Encounters, Archaeology of the burial grounds, Green Point, South Africa, is available for purchase. Please see flyer attached and details of who to contact and purchasing options.


R375 incl 14%VAT (excluding local or overseas postage)


From ACO Associates in Unit D17, Prime Park, Mocke Road Diep River (and can be delivered free if within about 20km of the office). Send us your address and we will let you know if we can deliver.

2017/18 APHP Executive Committee

The new Executive of APHP are as follows:

Jenna Lavin (Chair)
Emmylou Bailey (Vice-Chair)
Louise van Riet (Treasurer)
Mike Scurr
Ursula Rigby
Stefan de Kock
Melanie Attwell
Muneerah Karriem (co-opted as Secretary)

Attached the AGM minutes and financial statements.

M.Phil theses regarding Langa, Cape Town

On 22 September 2016 APHP hosted a workshop given by Raymond Smith and Berendine Irrgang on the topic of their M.Phil theses:

· Raymond Smith: Social Housing as Heritage: Case Study: Langa Hostels: Whose Values and What
Significance?” and

· Berendine Irrgang: “Township Churches as Heritage: The Case of Langa, Cape Town”

Copies of Berendine’s thesis and Raymond’s presentation are attached

Adoption of Constitutional Amendment

Attached, the revised Constitution which includes the amendment adopted in August 2016. This amendment allows for Associate membership of the Association.

Please refer to Section 3.3 of the Constitution for the said amendment.