A report on a heritage impact assessment for the T Project Coal Mine close to Kinross, Mpumalanga Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by Prime Resources (Pty) Ltd to conduct a heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed T Project Coal Mine. The site is located close to the town of Kinross in the Mpumalanga Province.

Prime Resources (Pty) Ltd indicated the areas where the proposed development is to take place and the survey was confined to this area. A survey of the available literature was undertaken in order to obtain background information regarding the area.

During the survey two sites of heritage significance were located in the area to be developed. Suitable mitigation measures are recommended. The proposed development may therefore only continue after these have been implemented.

It should be noted that the subterranean presence of archaeological and/or historical sites, features or artifacts is always a distinct possibility. Care should therefore be taken when construction 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.) & Anton J. Pelser