A conservation management plan for the Transalloys Grave Site, close to Emalahleni, Mpumalanga ProvinceSummary
This document entails a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Transalloys grave yard identified on the farm Elandsfontein 309 JS. This is situated close to Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga Province.
The methodology and terminology used with regards to management plans are explained and the legal framework stated within the plan. International conventions regarding the protection of cultural resources are also cited within the plan (this document). These include the Burra Charter, the Venice Charter and the Conservation plan of Kerr. These aspects are considered in the conservation plan for the site.
Guidelines and principles for the management of the sites are given throughout the document. These principles give a clear way forward and are the basic conservation and preservation principles to be used in managing cultural resources. The recommendations made in the document are done within the parameters of the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999).
In conclusion some management principles and guidelines are given. The management plan is an open document meaning that it should be adapted and reassessed from time to time. A continuation period of at least five years is given. However any developments done before the expiry of the five year period should be used to re-evaluate the impact on cultural resources and to make the necessary adaptations to the document. The five year period ends in 2020.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)