Excavation of Kaingo Rock Shelters, Waterberg






Wednesday, August 4, 2021 to Friday, September 30, 2022




Permit application for taking two micro-samples of Rock Art pigment at two Rock Shelters in the Kaingo Reserve, Bulge Rivier District, Limpopo Province.

  1. This permit is issued to Prof. Lyn Wadley, GAES, University of the Witwatersrand.
  2. Sampling must be done by the permit holder.
  3. A  full, detailed photographic record of the affected area(s) must be made before, during and after sampling.
  4. The position of both micro-samples must be marked on tracings of the paintings and a photographic record of the same areas should be taken a year following its sampling to record any progressive damage which may occur as a result of the sampling.
  5. Only two micro-samples may be collected as prescribed:each less than 1 mm x 1 mm; one micro-sample of the paint from a white hippopotamus rock art figure and a second sample of an undecorated area next to this hippopotamus figuration.
  6. A record must be made of all methods and techniques used in the sampling.
  7. A final permit reports on the results of the research must be emailed to on or before 30 September 2022 using the template in the following link: SAHRA reserves the right to withhold further permits if progress is not deemed satisfactory. Permit reports can be made available to researchers on request within three years of the lapsing of this permit.
  8. Reprints of all published papers or copies of theses and/or reports resulting from this work must be lodged with the heritage authority.
  9. If a published report has not appeared within three years of the lapsing of this permit, the report required in terms of the permit will be made available to researchers on request.
  10. SAHRA shall not be liable for any losses, damages or injuries to persons or properties as a result of any activities in connection with this permit.
  11. SAHRA reserves the right to cancel this permit by notice to the permit holder.
  12. This permit is subject to a general appeal and may be suspended should an appeal against the decisions be received by SAHRA within 14 days from the date of the permit.
  13. SAHRA may not be held responsible for any costs or losses incurred in the event of the suspension or retraction of this permit.
  14. Request to renew permits must be done at least two months prior to the expiry of the existing permit.



PDF of Permit: 

PDF icon Pigment Sampling Permit 16864.pdf94.57 KB

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