A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed power line known as Eskom Madibeng route alternative 3, Northwest Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Texture Environmental Consultants to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed construction of route alternative 3 of the Eskom Madibeng power line from Dinaledi to Madibeng. This is close to Madibeng (Brits) in the Northwest Province. Two other options for the route were surveyed previously.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed two sites of cultural heritage significance. One of these is of a high cultural significance and one of a medium cultural significance. Suitable mitigation measures are recommended, should alternative 3 be the preferred route option.

Once a decision has been made and the mitigation measures have been implemented, the proposed development may continue.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)