A report on an archaeological impact assessment (AIA) for the upgrade of the Sonneveld sewarage system, Rand Collieries, Brakpan (Gauteng)


Archaetnos cc was requested by Rock Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd to conduct an Archaeological Impact Assessment as part of the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) for the upgrade of the Sonneveld Sewarage System, Rand Collieries, Brakpan. The assessment was requested by the PHRAG (Provincial Heritage Resources Authority Gauteng).

No archaeological sites, features or objects were identified during the survey. The sewerage system runs largely next to existing roads and in residential areas that have been extensively disturbed in the recent past. The report gives a discussion of the observations during the survey and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. A background to the archaeology of the area is also provided. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed during the development activities.

Mitigation measures to minimize the impact of the development on any sites that might be found subsequently are put forward at the end of this report.

Report by

A.J. Pelser & A.C.van Vollenhoven
Accredited members of ASAPA