A REPORT ON A HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE ERECTION OF A MEMORIAL AT THE IRENE CONCENTRATION CAMP CEMETERY, CITY OF TSHWANE, GAUTENG PROVINCE
Archaetnos cc was appointed by the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Organisations (FAK) to conduct a heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the erection of a memorial at the Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery. The report was submitted to SAHRA and the PHRA-G.
The site is located on Erf 1/343, Irene. This is in the City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province. The site lies between Stopforth Road (north) and Bruce Street.
The proposed development will consist of the erection of a memorial called ‘Sorg’ (Care). This will be placed within a circular stone wall, which was built from the original stones that once were on the different graves in the cemetery.
The land owner is the City of Tshwane. The site is a declared Heritage site. It was declared under the former National Monuments Act (Act 28 of 1969) and under the new legislation, the National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999), it thus is a Grad II heritage resource. Thus it was decided to do a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA).
The applicable social consultation has also been done, consisting of site notices and newspaper advertisements. Comments received were adequately addressed and incorporated into the final document.
The development may therefore continue. It is recommended that this HIA report be approved by the PHRA-G and BGG Unit of SAHRA.
Prof. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L. Akad. S.A.)
Accredited member of ASAPA
Accredited member of SASCH