A report a cultural heritage impact assessment for the Tshepong Extention 1, 2 and 3 housing development, close to Vereeniging, Gauteng Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by MGTD Environmental to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the Tshepong Extention 1, 2 and 3 Housing Development. This is on the remainder of portion 9 of the farm Vlakfontein 546 IQ, close to Kopanong/ Vereeniging in the Gauteng Province.

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.

Four sites were identified during the survey. These are discussed and 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 artefacts is always a possibility. As such, care should be taken during any work in the entire area, that if any historical sites, features or artefacts 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.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH and Cherene de Bruyn (BA), BA (Hons) Archaeology