A short report on the exhumation and relocation of two known graves older than 60 years of age (site MKA), impacted on by the new Goedgevonden colliery near Ogies, Mpumalanga Province
Archaetnos cc was requested by Goedgevonden Colliery, on behalf of XStrata Coal SA, to participate in the exhumation and relocation of two known graves, older than 60 years of age. The graves, situated on Grave Site MKA, one of several informal cemeteries on the property of Goedgevonden Colliery, are to be impacted on by opencast coal mining operations.
This work forms part of a project which is conducted through various phases, and as a result the graves are also investigated, exhumed and relocated in different phases. This document constitutes a short report on the exhumation and relocation of 2 graves belonging to the Mtsweni family. Family members gave permission for the relocation and were also present during the exhumations. Both burials were relocated to the Kameelrivier D Cemetery in KwaNdebele.
The exhumation and relocation of these graves are permitted under Permit No. 80/08/01/009/51. The original permit expired on the 1st of May 2009, but was renewed on the 3rd of September 2009 until 1 May 2010.