A report on the heritage relating to the closure EMP of the Assmang Glosum Mine close to Postmasburg , Northern Cape


Archaetnos cc was requested by GCS to conduct a survey relating to heritage aspects for the planned Assmang Glosam Closure EMP. The Glosam Mine is located about 30 km to the north of the town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape Province.

The client indicated the affected areas and the survey were confined to this. A survey of the available literature was undertaken in order to obtain background information regarding the area.

During the survey twelve sites of possible heritage significance was located. These are discussed and recommendations relating to the preservation or destruction thereof are made. The proposed closure may continue in lieu of the recommendations made in this report.

It should be noted that the subterranean presence of archaeological and/or historical sites, features or artifacts is always a distinct possibility. Care should therefore be taken when destruction commences that if any of these are discovered, a qualified archaeologist be called in to investigate.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Anton J. Pelser