Once a year, the Heritage Association of South Africa hosts its annual symposium in a city, town or village. The gathering is HASA’s most prestigious annual event. Over three to four days, heritage activists and professionals from around the country network, share the latest knowledge, discuss pertinent issues facing the sector and highlight conservation challenges in particular communities.
After the disappointment of having to cancel the annual symposium last year because of COVID-19, The Heritage Association of South Africa is pleased to announce it will be holding its symposium from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 October 2021 in the beautiful and historic town of Swellendam. HASA will be hosted by The Swellendam Heritage Association which has been in existence for 40 years this year. The theme chosen for the symposium is titled: 'Overberg Potjie'; reflecting the various communities coming together.
Swellendam is situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province and is a typical farming community type town. It is the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town and Stellenbosch and boasts some beautifully maintained historical buildings and tree-lined streets.
The brochure can be downloaded here.
The booking form for the symposium is available here.
Accommodation options and a Booking form available on request.
Lifts from Cape Town airport are available.