A report on an archaeological impact assessment (AIA) for the proposed solar energy plant
on Klein Zwart Bast 188, Kenhardt District, Northern Cape


Archaetnos cc, in conjunction with Robert de Jong & Associates, was appointed by EScience & Associates, on behalf of Aurora Power Solutions, to conduct an Archaeological Impact Assessment as part of the Basic Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for a proposed Solar Energy Plant on the farm Klein Zwart Bast 188 (Farm De Hoek, Portion 1 of Klein Zwart Bast), in the Kenhardt District of the Northern Cape Province.

A number of archaeological sites, features and objects of significance were identified during the assessment. Most of the sites and finds date to the Stone Age, although there were some historical finds as well. The report gives a discussion of these finds and observations made during the fieldwork and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed or disturbed during the development activities.

Mitigation measures to minimize the impact of the development on the sites that were located during the assessment are put forward at the end of this report. Once these have been implemented the development, from an Archaeological perspective, can continue.

Report by

A.J. Pelser