A report on a walk down heritage impact assessment for the proposed Phagameng 11kv Line, Limpopo ProvinceSummary

Archaetnos cc was requested by Texture Environmental Consultants to conduct a walk down heritage impact assessment for the proposed Phagameng 11kV power line. This is at Modimolle in the Limpopo Province.
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 were identified. It needs to be stated however, that the route was changed after field work was done and therefore a small section of the route was not surveyed. It is however expected that nothing of heritage significance would be found here since the area is mostly disturbed. The proposed development may therefore continue.
It should be noted however that the subterranean presence of archaeological and/or historical sites, features or artefacts is always a distinct possibility. Care should therefore be taken when the development commences further that if any of these are discovered, a qualified archaeologist be called in to investigate and that the assessment be amended if necessary.
It is also important to take cognizance that it is the client’s responsibility to do the submission of this report via the SAHRIS System on the SAHRA website. No work on site may commence before receiving the necessary comments from SAHRA.

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