Report on a desktop study with regards to the cultural heritage relating to the EMF for the Msukaligwa and Albert Luthuli Municipalities, Mpumalanga Province
Archaetnos cc was appointed by SRK Consulting to conduct a desktop study with regard to the cultural heritage relating to the EMF for the Msukaligwa and Albert Luthuli Municipalities in the Mpumalanga Province. This report deals with the information obtained in this regard.
Sources that were used include a variety of literature sources, databases and unpublished reports. A vast amount of information was collected. However this only indicate the known sites, features and structures that were published by scholars or that have been identified via different heritage related processes and surveys as well as local knowledge regarding the heritage of the area.
The lack of information on certain areas does not indicate that no heritage exist here, but only that no heritage related surveys were conducted here. Such a heritage survey should therefore be conducted before any development project can be planned properly. Guidelines are given in order for the municipalities to know how to handle heritage related matters in future.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L. Akad. S.A.) BA, BA (Hons), DTO, NDM, MA (UP), MA (US), DPhil (UP), Man Dip (TUT)