Report on the assessment of the office buildings at the Glisa Coal Mine near Belfast in Mpumalanga Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by GCS to conduct an assessment of the office buildings at the Glisa Mine close to Belfast in the Mpumalanga Province. This is where the expansion of coal mining activities is foreseen in the near future.

Legislation relevant to heritage was also discussed. The most important of these are the National Heritage Resources Act (25 of 1999).

Three of the buildings were found to be fairly recent in age. These have no heritage value and may therefore be demolished without obtaining permission.

The fourth building used to be a farm house and is older than 60 years. It has however been changed to a large extent and although it is in a good condition, it is not unique or possible to restore if to its former state. It received a rating of low cultural significance and may be demolished. However for this a permit is needed from the Mpumalanga Provincial Heritage Resources Agency (PHRA).

Report by

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