Castle Control Board

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About the Department

The Castle Control Board, a Schedule 3A Public Entity, is responsible for the overall management, maintenance and promotion of the Castle of Good Hope as a heritage site and tourism attraction. The Castle is the oldest building in South Africa.

In terms of this legislative mandate the organization is expected to provide a range of public services and goods on behalf of the Department of Defence and Military Veterans to local community members, tourists, learners, students, conservation agencies, exhibitors, performers, cultural organizations, traditional authorities, filming companies, event-organizers, military institutions and the like.


Build an internationally known and recognised cultural and heritage brand for Ubuntu, dialogue, nation-building and human rights recognition.


The Castle of Good Hope shall be a globally significant, truly accessible centre that showcases South Africa’s shared heritage.

Core Values

  • Service quality and excellence.
  • Operate with honesty and dignity.
  • Respect for the diversity in military, cultural and social history.
  • Genuine partnerships and collaborative relationships.
  • Community engagement and inclusivity.
  • Fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency and sustainability.

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