A report on a 2nd opininion on possible graves found during a HIA done for the Fairview Mine Tailings Dam reworking project, near Barberton, Mpumalanga


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Synergistix Environmental Services to provide a 2nd opinion on a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) done by Dr. J.van Schalkwyk for the Fairview Tailings Dam Reworking Project. The mine is located near Barberton in Mpumalanga. During the HIA done by Dr.van Schalkwyk a number of stone walled LIA remains and some historical sites were identified including a number stone packed features recorded as possible graves. It was for last mentioned that Archaetnos was asked to provide an opinion on.

This report discusses the results of the investigation of these features and then puts forward recommendations regarding the mitigation of these features together with the other sites recorded during the earlier HIA.

Report by

A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA