A management plan for an existing historical cemetery to be impacted on by the proposed extension of the existing Avalon cemetery situated on portion 129 of the farm Doornkop 299 JQ, Johannesburg, Gauteng


Archaetnos cc was sub-contracted by Strategic Environmental Focus (Lead Consultant) to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment for the extension of the existing Avalon Cemetery, located on Portion 129 of the farm Doornkop 299 IQ, in Johannesburg, Gauteng. As part of the HIA we had to provide a management plan for the existing graves noted on the site.

This document provides management guidelines (mitigation measures) in terms of the grave site on the property, as well as discussion of the grave site. The grave site is of high cultural significance and, certain mitigation measures needs to be implemented to minimize any possible negative impacts on it. Once the measures contained in this Management Plan have been implemented, the cemetery extension may continue.

Report by

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