Phase 1 heritage impact assessment for the proposed Groblersdal Regional Shopping CentreSummary

Leonie Marais-Botes Heritage Practitioner was requested by Bokamoso Environmental to conduct a Phase 1 Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the proposed Groblersdal Regional Shopping Centre.

A field survey was conducted after which a survey of literature was undertaken.

The following structures older than sixty years were identified on site;

• The original house (severely altered)
• The original outbuilding (severely altered)
• The original irrigation canal (originally a soil channel, cemented out approximately 10 years ago)

It should be noted that the sub-surface archaeological and/or historical deposits and graves are always a possibility. Care should be taken during any work in the entire area and if any of the above is discovered, an archaeologist/heritage practitioner should be commissioned to investigate.

Report by

Dr A.C. van Vollenhoven Zurethe Collins Leonie Marais-Botes