Draft report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed change of land use to banana plantations of the farms Vyeboom 414 JT portions 7 and 9 and Marlothi 524 JI in the Tenbosch area, Mpumalanga Province
Archaetnos cc was requested by Umsinsi Environmental Specialist to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed cultivation of virgin land on the farms Vyeboom 414 JT, portions 7 and 9 and Marlothi 524 JI in the Tenbosch area in the Mpumalanga Province. The area to be cultivated for banana production cover approximately 500 hectares.
The client indicated the areas where the proposed development is to take place and the survey was confined to this area. A survey of the available literature was also undertaken in order to obtain background information regarding the area.
During the survey no area of cultural heritage significance was located in the indicated areas, due to impenetrable vegetation.
The proposed development may only continue after proper implementation of the additional measures to mitigate for possible heritage resources has been implemented.
Annie Radford - Affiliated Member of ASAPA & Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)- Accredited member of ASAPA