A report on a heritage impact assessment for the proposed establishment of
the so-called Malayanini Township on portion 30 of Vroegeveld 509 IT
near Piet Retief, Mpumalanga (Mkhondo Projects)


Archaetnos cc was requested by Plan2Survey Africa, on behalf of Worleyparsons (incorporating KV3 Engineers), to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment for the proposed establishment of the Malayanini Township on Portion 30 of the farm Vroegeveld 509 IT, in the Mkhondo Local Municipality (Piet Retief), Mpumalanga.

The area has been fairly extensively disturbed in the recent past by rural residential developments, agricultural activities and large scale plantations, as well as other developments such as a railroad and Power lines. A Combined School (Kemp Siding) is also present in the area. If any sites, features or objects of a heritage nature or significance existed in the area during the past it would have been disturbed or destroyed to a large degree. The only site of significance recorded in the area is a recent cemetery, although some scattered Stone Age tools were also recorded in the area. Recommendations regarding the mitigation of impacts on these sites are given at the end of this report.

If the recommendations put forward at the end of this document are implemented, then, from a Cultural Heritage point of view, there would be no objection to the proposed township development.

Report by

A.J. Pelser - Accredited member of ASAPA