Committee Decisions

36 COM 7B.48

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (South Africa) (C 1099)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Regrets that mining activities were re-started before the joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission was able to consider the Heritage Impact Assessment on site;

4.   Requests the State Party to submit the relevant documents to clarify the delineation of the property and of its buffer zone;

5.   Also requests the State Party to ensure that any mining activities do not affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

6.   Also urges the State Party to ensure that measures are taken as soon as possible to protect, conserve and consolidate the archaeological evidence on the property and particularly at the Leopard’s Kopje (K2) site, which the mission reported to be seriously deteriorated;

7.   Further requests the State Party to submit a copy of the Integrated Management Plan to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies, by 1 February 2013;

8.   Requests finallythe State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013. 

Themes: Conservation
Session: 36COM