A report on a phase 1 heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed Rietfontein Manor X 20 retirement centre on the farm Rietfontein 485 JQ, Northwest Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by Landscape Dynamics to conduct a heritage impact assessment relating to cultural heritage resources for the proposed Rietfontein Manor X 20 Retirement Centre. This is situated at Ifafi, close to the Hartebeestpoort Dam in the Northwest Province.

The fieldwork undertaken revealed no sites of cultural heritage significance. The area is largely disturbed by past human activities such as agriculture. However indications of historical activities were identified.

The proposed development may therefore continue and this report is seen as ample mitigation in this regard. As historical objects were found the developer however needs to take note that more such finds may occur during the work on site. In such a case an archaeologist should immediately be called in to investigate.

Report by

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