A report on an archaeological impact assessment (AIA) for a proposed new landfill site on the farm Weltevreden 227 IR, near Delmas, Mpumalanga


Archaetnos cc was requested by Cultmatrix Heritage Consultants, on behalf of BKS Environmental Consultants, to conduct an Archaeological Impact Assessment on the farm Weltevreden 227 IR, near Delmas in Mpumalanga. A new Landfill site (Klinkerstene Landfill) is being proposed. A known grave site in the area of proposed development was also to be assessed and recorded. Currently the area is used as a quarry for and a brick making factory.

Beside the graves, the remains of the farm laborer settlement associated with the graves and the early farming history of the area were also identified and recorded. 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 low to high significance (the graves). 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.)