A report on a heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed Brown Shaft and Conveyor at the Goedehoop Colliery, close to Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Geovicon to conduct a heritage impact assessment for the proposed Brown shaft and a conveyor at the Goedehoop Colliery. This is close to Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed no sites of cultural heritage significance. Therefore no mitigation measures are needed and the development may continue.

The developer however needs to take note that all archaeological and historical sites may not have been identified due to different environmental factors. It also is possible that subterranean archaeological sites may be found later on. Should such sites be identified, it needs to be dealt with by an archaeologist.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)