WELCOME TO PGAS HERITAGE

PGAS Heritage – a coming together of two leading African heritage consultancies(PGS Heritage ad GAS Heritage)brings specialised knowledge to clients on heritage and socio-economic issues. PGS Heritage and GAS Heritage came together in 2016 as a providing a specialist consultancy on heritage management and grave relocations In Mozambique. The two companies have since developed their offering into a focused service with three units providing services in Stakeholder Engagement and Social studies, Grave Relocations and Heritage management.

WELCOME TO PGAS HERITAGE

PGAS Heritage – a coming together of two leading African heritage consultancies(PGS Heritage ad GAS Heritage)brings specialised knowledge to clients on heritage and socio-economic issues. PGS Heritage and GAS Heritage came together in 2016 as a providing a specialist consultancy on heritage management and grave relocations In Mozambique. The two companies have since developed their offering into a focused service with three units providing services in Stakeholder Engagement and Social studies, Grave Relocations and Heritage management.

PHONE:
(+258) 84 730 7713
(+27) 82 851 3575

EMAIL:
contact@pgasheritage.com

OUR MISSION
WE ENSURE QUALITY

 

Providing an effective ‘business to business’ service to clients that will ensure the legally, success and scheduled conclusion of each project through professionalism, transparency and integrity.

To preserve the cultural environment for future generation by rendering a comprehensive service to those who have an impact on the environment through their operations and to protect the interests of the occupation of the land.

To be loyal and supportive of our mission, to be custodians of our precious heritage through the practice of sustainable development and site-specific standards and wealth creation principals. We can only accomplish this if we are loyal and open to our fellow workers and clients.

BEE CREDENTIALS

We endorse the South African Government’s Black Economics Empowerment(BEE) initiative. We believe in equal opportunities and to uplift the poor and disadvantage. PGS Heritage is a Level Eight BBBEE independently rated enterprise.

OUR TEAM MEMBERS
MEET OUR TEAM

HENK S. STEYN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Henk is Managing Director and one of the founding members of PGS. He has been involved in heritage resources and business management for the past 22 years. He has acted as project manager on more than 60 grave relocation projects for various environment consulting firms, engineering firms, mining companies and developers.

His firm grasp of the grave relocation process and the intricacies of the logistics or large scale grave relocation projects has earned him a reputation as one of the foremost grave relocation project managers.

Henk holds a BA(Hon)(Cum Laude) in Archaeology.

His main expertise covers Project Management of large scale grave relocation projects and business management. Henk provides PGS with a firm financial grounding and clear business goals.

With the other business directors of PG
AS Henk provides the back bone to a strong core of managers that is guiding PG
AS to exciting new frontiers.

Henk is accredited with the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists  (ASAPA) as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading as a Principal Investigator in Grave Relocation.

WOUTER FOURIE
Director / Heritage Specialist

Wouter is a Director and one of the founding members of PGS Heritage. He has been involved in heritage resources management for the past 22 years acting as specialist consultant on various high-profile projects involving heritage and archaeology. He specialises in providing tailormade heritage solutions to the mining, water and oil and gas industries. Such projects include the heritage management implementation for the Clanwilliam dam project in South Africa, the Polihali Dam Project in Lesotho and the Mozambique Liquid Natural Gas Project on the Afungi Peninsula in Northern Mozambique. Other countries of experience include Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wouter holds a BA (Hon) (Cum Laude) in Archaeology and is currently completing his MPhil in heritage studies .

His main expertise covers Project Management, archaeological input in surveys, mitigation and management, grave relocation action plans and management, Historical Research, GIS management and technical liaisons, heritage impact management and project analysis.

He is actively involved in the management of the business and focuses on marketing and new business for PGS specifically focussed on the larger African continent.

Wouter is accredited with the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (APHP) as a Professional Heritage Practitioner, and the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading.

Polke D. Birkholtz
Director / Heritage Specialist

Polke is a Director and one of the founding members of PGS. He has been involved in Heritage Resources management for the past 22 years acting as specialist consultant.

on various high profile projects involving heritage and archaeology. He has acted as project manager on more than 170 heritage impact assessments, grave relocation projects as well as historical and archival studies for various environmental consulting firms, engineering firms, mining companies and developers in South Africa. He has also worked on heritage and archaeological projects in Botswana, Mauritius and Swaziland.

Polke holds a BA (Hon) (Cum Laude) in Archaeology and is planning to continue with further postgraduate studies in the near future.

His main expertise covers Project Management, Archaeological and historical input in surveys, mitigation and management, Grave Relocation management and consultation, Heritage Impact Assessments, Historical Archaeology as well as Historical and Archival Research.

Polke is also actively involved in the management of the business and focuses his attention on the social consultation component of grave relocation, the undertaking of Phase 2 Mitigation projects in terms of Late Iron Age and Historical (Colonial) archaeological sites.

He is accredited the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists(ASAPA)as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading.

Sandra Rodrigues
Director

Sandra is senior Director at GAS Heritage and has been involved in Heritage & Archaeological Impact Assessment studies for the past 20 years, acting as specialist heritage consultant on various large-
scale projects in European and African countries.

Sandra holds a Master’s degree in Archaeology.

Sandra’s experience in archaeological excavations as well as grave relocation projects has focussed her skills in project Management, archaeological research as well as stakeholder engagement. She is also involved in the publication of several specialized/technical books and articles in Europe and Africa.

Her involvement in PGAS focussed further on new clients and business development in SADC and the larger African region


HENK S. STEYN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Henk is Managing Director and one of the founding members of PGS. He has been involved in heritage resources and business management for the past 22 years. He has acted as project manager on more than 60 grave relocation projects for various environment consulting firms, engineering firms, mining companies and developers.

His firm grasp of the grave relocation process and the intricacies of the logistics or large scale grave relocation projects has earned him a reputation as one of the foremost grave relocation project managers.

Henk holds a BA(Hon)(Cum Laude) in Archaeology.

His main expertise covers Project Management of large scale grave relocation projects and business management. Henk provides PGS with a firm financial grounding and clear business goals.

With the other business directors of PG
AS Henk provides the back bone to a strong core of managers that is guiding PG
AS to exciting new frontiers.

Henk is accredited with the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists(ASAPA) as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading as a Field Director in Grave Relocation.


WOUTER FOURIE
Director / Heritage Specialist

Wouter is a Director and one of the founding members of PGS Heritage. He has been involved in heritage resources management for the past 22 years acting as specialist consultant on various high-profile projects involving heritage and archaeology. He specialises in providing tailormade heritage solutions to the mining, water and oil and
gas industries. Such projects include the heritage management implementation for the Clanwilliam dam project in South Africa, the Polihali Dam Project in Lesotho and the Mozambique Liquid Natural Gas Project on the Afungi Peninsula in Northern Mozambique. Other countries of experience include Botswana, Malawi,
Mauritius and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Wouter holds a BA (Hon) (Cum Laude) in Archaeology and is currently completing his MPhil in heritage studies .

His main expertise covers Project Management, archaeological input in surveys, mitigation and management, grave relocation action plans and management, Historical Research, GIS management and technical liaisons, heritage impact management and project analysis.

He is actively involved in the management of the business and focuses on marketing and new business for PGS specifically focussed on the larger African continent.

Wouter is accredited with the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners (APHP) as a Professional Heritage Practitioner, and the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading.


Polke D. Birkholtz
Director / Heritage Specialist

Polke is a Director and one of the founding members of PGS. He has been involved in Heritage Resources management for the past 22 years acting as specialist consultant.

on various high profile projects involving heritage and archaeology. He has acted as project manager on more than 170 heritage impact assessments, grave relocation projects as well as historical and archival studies for various environmental consulting firms, engineering firms, mining companies and developers in South Africa. He has also worked on heritage and archaeological projects in Botswana, Mauritius and Swaziland.

Polke holds a BA (Hon) (Cum Laude) in Archaeology and is planning to continue with further postgraduate studies in the near future.

His main expertise covers Project Management, Archaeological and historical input in surveys, mitigation and management, Grave Relocation management and consultation, Heritage Impact Assessments, Historical Archaeology as well as Historical and Archival Research.

Polke is also actively involved in the management of the business and focuses his attention on the social consultation component of grave relocation, the undertaking of Phase 2 Mitigation projects in terms of Late Iron Age and Historical (Colonial) archaeological sites as well as the development of the Botswana side of the business in close association with Botswana archaeologist Wim Biemond.

He is accredited the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists(ASAPA)as a Professional Archaeologist and has CRM grading.


Sandra Rodrigues
Director

Sandra is senior Director at GAS Heritage and has been involved in Heritage & Archaeological Impact Assessment studies for the past 20 years, acting as specialist heritage consultant on various large-
scale projects in European and African countries.

Sandra holds a Master’s degree in Archaeology.

Sandra’s experience in archaeological excavations as well as grave relocation projects has focussed her skills in project Management, archaeological research as well as stakeholder engagement. She is also involved in the publication of several specialized/technical books and articles in Europe and Africa.

Her involvement in PGAS focussed further on new clients and business development in SADC and the larger African region

OUR VISION

To render a professional service, adhering to laws and legislation, while recognising that these services are sensitive to authorities and clients and emotional to communities and families, and complete a project with minimal disruption to everyone involved.