a desktop heritage assessment study for
a prospecting rights application on Cracouw 391LR, Harriets Wish 393LR and Aurora 397LR in the Mokerong Magisterial District, Limpopo Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by Prescali Environmental Consulting (Pty) Ltd, on behalf of Hacra Mining & Exploration Company (Pty) Ltd, to conduct a scoping level desktop heritage assessment for a Prospecting Right Application (PRA) on the farms Cracouw 391 LR, Harriets Wish 393 LR and Aurora 397 LR in the Mokerong Magisterial District of the Limpopo Province. The aims of the study were to determine if there are any possible archaeological and historical sites, and features in the area 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 but that that there are no known sites within the boundaries of the prospecting area. It is however envisaged that a number of previously unknown sites might exist here.

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