A report on a heritage impact assessment for the proposed main street 778 (Pty) Ltd mining right application close to Hotazel, Northern Cape Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by GCS to conduct a cultural heritage study for the proposed Main Street 778 (Pty) Ltd Mining Right Application. This is situated on a number of farms close to Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed eleven sites of cultural heritage significance. These all date to the recent historical past or Historical Age. These are discussed in the report.

It seems that none of the sites will be directly impacted on by the development. One is however reasonably close. There will however more than likely be a secondary impact on the sites. Mitigation measures are proposed. The development may continue after implementation of these.

The developer also needs to take note that all archaeological and historical sites may not have been identified. Apart from natural factors this is also due to certain farms not being accessible. It also is possible that subterranean archaeological sites may be found later on. On identification of these it needs to be dealt with by an archaeologist.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L. Akad. S.A.) - Accredited member of ASAPA