A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed the Hills Outfall Sewer, City of Tshwane, Gauteng ProvinceSummary

Archaetnos cc was requested by Leonie Marais-Botes Heritage Practitioner to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed The Hills Outfall Sewer. This is within the City Of Tshwane in the Gauteng Province. Due to the urbanization of the area only one option could be surveyed, but for a small section of the route there is a second option.

A survey of the available literature was undertaken in order to obtain background information regarding the area. 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 area of the proposed development.

During the survey no sites of cultural heritage significance was located in the area to be developed. From a heritage perspective there is no specific preference for any of the two options. The development may therefore continue on any of these.

It should be noted however that the subterranean presence of archaeological and/or historical sites, features or artifacts is always a distinct possibility. Care should therefore be taken when the development commences that if any of these are discovered, a qualified archaeologist be called in to investigate.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH