A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed Dorstfontein west expansion project near Kriel, Mpumalanga Province
Dr JCC Pistorius was appointed by GCS to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed Dorstfontein West Expansion Project. It was then arranged with GCS THAT Archaetnos may do the work on behalf of Dr Pistorius. The Dorstfontein mine is located close to the town of Kriel in the Mpumalanga Province.
The fieldwork undertaken revealed nine sites of cultural heritage significance. Most of these are of high cultural significance. It is uncertain whether the planned expansion project will have a direct impact on these. This will be determined by the mine. However the sites are handled as if there will be a direct impact and the report indicates how to deal with this.
Suitable mitigation measures are proposed. Once these have been implemented, the proposed development may continue.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) & A.J. Pelser