A report on a cultural heritage impact assessment for the proposed Refenkgotso extension township development on the remainder of the farm Knoppiesfontein no 94, Free State Province


Archaetnos cc was appointed by KoJoCo Eiendomme BK to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment on the remainder of the farm Knoppiesfontein 94. This is for the proposed Refenkgotso Extension township development near Deneysville in the Heilbron district of the Free State Province.

In the area to be impacted upon by the proposed development one site of cultural heritage significance was found, dating to the recent Historical Age. This was a graveyard. The report gives a discussion of the site and also gives an indication of the methodology followed. It also indicates how to deal with any archaeological material that may be unearthed during construction activities in the future.

The site is of high cultural significance, and although it might be located on the boundary of the proposed development, certain mitigation measures needs to be implemented to minimize any possible negative impacts on it. Once these measures have been implemented, and the conclusions and recommendations at the end of the report have been taken into cognizance, the development may continue.

Report by

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