A desktop heritage assessment study for a prospecting rights application on the farm Kalkfontein 573 LS, North of Polokwane Molemole Magisterial District, Limpopo Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by MSA Geoservices (Pty) Ltd trading as The MSA Group to conduct a scoping level desktop heritage assessment for a Prospecting Right Application (PRA) north of Polokwane in the Molemole Magisterial District of the Limpopo Province. The area where potential mining will be undertaken is located on the farm Kalkfontein 573 LS in the area. The aims of the study were to determine if there are any possible archaeological and historical sites, and features that need be taken into consideration when prospecting work commences and that could be potentially impacted upon by future mining operations.

Various sources were consulted for the desktop study. From this it is clear that there are a number of known heritage resources in the larger geographical area. No known cultural heritage sites are located in the study area, but some might be located if a physical survey is undertaken.

A number of recommendations are put forward at the end of this report. If these are implemented, from a Cultural Heritage point of view, there would be no objection to the proposed mining exploration.

Report by

A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA