A report on two grave sites on the farm Doornkraal 680 LS, Polokwane in the Limpopo Province


Archaetnos cc was requested by Mettle Property Solutions to investigate the best way to deal with two grave sites. These were identified by Archaeology Africa cc during an earlier HIA on the farm Doornkraal 680 LS close to Polokwane in the Limpopo Province.

The sites were visited in order to obtain contextual information. This was coupled with information known about the graves, applicable legislation and the grave relocation process. A risk assessment and cost estimate was also made.

Different factors influencing these particular sites make recommendations difficult. However it is believed that the best possible solution is to not relocate these graves. Under certain conditions relocation may well be a better compromise.

Report by

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