A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for a proposed new sewage pipe line in the Three Rivers area, Gauteng Province
Archaetnos cc was appointed by Nature & Business Alliance Africa (Pty) Ltd) to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed new sewage pipe line in the Three Rivers area. This is close to the confluence of the Klip, Vaal and Suikerbosrand Rivers in the Gauteng Province.
In the area impacted upon by the proposed development no sites of cultural heritage significance were found. The report gives an indication of the methodology followed and also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed during construction activities in the future.
As no sites of cultural significance were found, no mitigation measures can be proposed. However a working brief is recommended as the area is known for important Stone Age discoveries and as the environment where the work will be conducted falls within the known environment for such finds. It is concluded that the proposed development may continue, but that the work should be monitored by an archaeologist at least twice a week.
Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.)