The George Heritage Trust, founded in 1996 as a non-profit organisation, promotes the sustainable conservation of the architectural, archeological, cultural/living and natural heritage of George and the surrounding district for the mutual benefit of all. We are registered with Heritage Western Cape (registration number HM/CB/0815/35.)
Acting as custodians of the greater George heritage environment, the Trust works in consultation with residents, property owners, developers, other civic bodies and the authorities. A series of heritage plaques placed on buildings in the central business district testify to the Trust’s endeavors.
The National Heritage Resources Act of 1999 prescribes the preservation of all buildings and structures older than 60 years. We may not be able to change the law but we can make it easier for owners, developers, and officials to decide on priorities.
The George Heritage Trust is known for its balanced and reliable advisory inputs and enjoys broad-based support. Ordinary membership is open to individuals and organisations with an interest in heritage preservation.
The consultative services of the Trust are generally provided for free, but extensive research, investigation and motivation may require the appointment of independent specialists. Trustees include experts in history, architecture, town planning, urban development, impact assessment, archival and museum science, cultural heritage and natural history.