Battle of Blouberg site meeting

Land Parcel Type: 

Erf/Farm No.: 

1 234

Ptn No.: 


HWC file No.: 


Registered Owner: 

City of Cape Town


Nature of Application: 

Section 35 permit

Date of Site Visit: 

Monday, 7 December 2015

HWC Representatives: 

Guy Thomas

Met on Site By: 

Louisa Hutten, Willlem Hutten, Mary Leslie, Lita Webley, Simon Hall

Reasons for Site Inspection: 

A permit was applied for in November 2014 for excavation. APM denied the permit in favour of a Ground Penetrating Radar study. The report was submitted in late 2015. The full permit was requested to be granted.

Findings of Site Inspection: 

The site was inspected. The likely site of the field hospital is highly disturbed with a broad rnge of 19th century material being spilled to the surface. The site is increasingly being accessed illegally. There is a great risk that material is being removed by members of the public. The site may also be coming under pressure for development in the future.

Which committee should this report be submitted to?: