A cultural heritage management plan for the Kleinkopje late iron age archaeological site near Witbank, Mpumalanga Province


This document entails a cultural heritage resources management plan for the Kleinkopje Late Iron Age archaeological site. The site is situated at the Douglas Colliery close to Witbank in Mpumalanga. The management plan stems from phase 1 and phase 2 work that was done here. These are referred to in this document.

The document refers to all aspects indicated by national legislation as well as international guidelines for the management and preservation of archaeological sites. The relevant sources are cited. Recommendations made in the document are done within the parameters of the National Heritage Resources Act (25 of 1999).

The management plan is an open document meaning that it should be adapted and reassessed from time to time. A continuation period of at least five years is given. However any developments done before the expiry of the five year period should be used to re-evaluate the impact on cultural resources and to make the necessary adaptations to the document. The five year period ends in 2014.

Report by

Dr. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.Akad. SA) & A.J. Pelser