Heritage is the legacy preserved by past generations for future generations. In order to be given World Heritage status, sites must have outstanding natural, cultural or historical value and meet at least one of UNESCO's ten selection criteria. A country can apply to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for a site to be proclaimed a World Heritage Site. A place that is declared a World Heritage Site is proclaimed by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism by notice in the Government Gazette and thereafter included in the World Heritage List. An example is Robben Island.