Functions of the NAAC as indicated in the National Archives and Records Service Act
In terms of Section 6(4) the functions of the Council shall be to-
(a) advise the Minister and the Director-General: Sport, Arts and Culture on any matter related to the operation of this Act;
(b) advise the National Archivist on furthering the objects and functions of the National Archives;
(c) advise and consult with the South African Heritage Resources Agency on the protection of records forming part of the National Estate;
(e) consult with the Public Protector on investigations into the unauthorised destruction of records otherwise protected under this Act; and
(f) annually submit a business plan to the Minister for approval.