A report on a heritage impact assessment for the Jabulani Village development, on portion 1 of the farm The Bends 417 IT, Amsterdam area, Mpumalanga


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Plan2Survey, in conjunction with Development Management Services, to conduct a heritage impact assessment on Portion 1 of the farm The Bends 417 IT, in the Amsterdam area in Mpumalanga Province. The development of the so-called Jabulani Village is being proposed.

In the area to be impacted upon by the proposed development a number of sites of some cultural heritage significance were found, dating to the recent historical period. The report gives a discussion of these sites and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed during future development activities.

The sites are of some cultural significance. Mitigation measures to minimize the impact of the development on these sites are put forward at the end of this report. Once these have been implemented the development can continue.

Report by

A.J. Pelser & A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)