A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed development at Transalloys on Portions 34 and 35 (Portion of Portion 34) of the farm Elandsfontein 309 JS and Portions 20 and 24 of the farm Schoongezicht 308 JS, close to Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Province
Archaetnos cc was requested by HydroScience to conduct a cultural heritage impact
assessment (HIA) for a proposed development for Transalloys on portions 34 and 35
(portion of portion 34) of the farm Elandsfontein 309 JS and portions 20 and 24 of
the farm Schoongezicht 308 JS. This is close to the town of Emalahleni in the
A survey of the available literature was undertaken in order to obtain background
information regarding the proposed project area and the surrounding environment.
This was followed by the field survey which was conducted according to generally
accepted HIA practices, aimed at locating all possible objects, sites and features of
cultural significance in the project area.
During the HIA survey one site of cultural heritage significance was identified. The
necessary mitigation measures are proposed. After implementation of these, the
proposed development may continue.
It should be noted, however, that the subterranean presence of archaeological
and/or historical sites, features or artifacts is always a possibility. As such, care
should be taken when the construction phase of the project commences. If any
historical sites, features or artifacts are discovered, a qualified archaeologist should
be commissioned to investigate.
It is also important to take cognisance of the applicant’s responsibility to submit this
report via the SAHRIS System on the South African Heritage Resource Agency
(SAHRA) website. No work on site may commence before receiving the necessary
comments from the SAHRA.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Professional member of SASCH & Zurethe Collins (BA), BA (Hons) Archaeology