A report on a basic assessment relating to cultural heritage resources for the proposed Eskom Rietfontein Pumps Lilo Line, Mpumalanga Province
Archaetnos cc was appointed by Texture Environmental Consultants to conduct a basic assessment relating to cultural heritage resources for the proposed Eskom Rietfontein pumps lilo line. The line will run between the existing Wildebees-Sublime powerline and the Rietfontein substation. This is to the south of Emalahleni in the Mpumalanga Province. Two options for the route were surveyed.
The fieldwork undertaken revealed no sites of cultural heritage significance. The main reason for this is the disturbance of the area due to agricultural activities.
From a heritage point of view both alternatives may be used. The proposed development may continue bearing in mind the possibility of finding chance sites.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)