In March 2013, the South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA) launched its ground-breaking content management system – SAHRIS. To celebrate the launch of SAHRIS, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decided to dedicate 2 hours of their Morning Live show to South African heritage.
SAHRIS project’s founder and developer Nicholas Wiltshire invited WikiAfrica to attend, and explain the greater implications of SAHRIS for Wikipedia and Open Access. Also invited to reveal the landscape and implications for South Africa’s public were Creative Commons South Africa, represented by OER lead Kelsey Wiens, and the Heritage Portal, represented by founder James Ball.
SAHRIS is a fully collated database of South Africa’s heritage resources – that also enables site assessments and planning applications that has been released under the CC-BY-SA licence.