A cultural heritage management plan for the archaeological sites at the rand Water Nature Centre, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Glenvista, Johannesburg


This document entails a cultural heritage resources management plan for the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Six archaeological sites, known to the client, are included in the plan. The previous plan only covered two sites.

These all date to the Late Iron Age. It is evaluated and assessed in terms of the standard criteria for cultural heritage resources.

At the individual description of each of these management guidelines are given. These are the basic conservation and preservation principles to be used in managing the resources. Recommendations made in the document are done within the parameters of the National Heritage Resources Act (25 of 1999).

The management plan is an open document meaning that it should be adapted and reassessed from time to time. A continuation period of at least five years is given. However any developments done before the expiry of the five year period should be used to re-evaluate the impact on cultural resources and to make the necessary adaptations to the document. The five year period ends in 2016.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.Akad. SA) - Accredited member of ASAPA