Our Services

The employees each have individual fields of expertise as well as overlapping competencies. Projects are assessed as a team exercise and, if and when required, additional necessary expertise is acquired on sub-consultancy basis. The reason for this approach is due to the complexity of the disciplines necessary to complete assess and cover the environmental aspects of many projects and the inability of any one firm to accommodate all the disciplines in-house and still deliver a top class professional service. The main categories of their services can be summarized as follows;

Environmental Impact Assessment and Review

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is “the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.”

EIAs are conducted as part of the Application for Environmental Authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 (NEMA).

EnviroAfrica was one of the first environmental consultancies in the Western Cape to conduct environmental impact assessments and over the past 20 years.  EnviroAfrica has undertaken EIAs and provided comprehensive environmental consulting services throughout most of South Africa using the collective expertise and resources that make up the EnviroAfrica team.

Environmental Impact Assessment and Review

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is “the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.”

EIAs are conducted as part of the Application for Environmental Authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 (NEMA).

EnviroAfrica was one of the first environmental consultancies in the Western Cape to conduct environmental impact assessments and over the past 20 years.
EnviroAfrica has undertaken EIAs and provided comprehensive environmental consulting services throughout most of South Africa using the collective expertise and resources that make up the EnviroAfrica team.

Environmental Management Plans & Programs

An Environmental Management Plan/Programme (EMP) is “an environmental management tool used in conjunction with the conditions of approval to ensure that undue or reasonably avoidable adverse impacts of the construction, operation and decommissioning of a project are prevented; and that the positive benefits of the projects are enhanced”.

EMPs are compiled and approved as part of the EIA process, or can be stand-alone documents implemented to demonstrate environmental due-diligence or compliance.

EnviroAfrica is well versed in tailoring EMPs to meet legal and project requirements while looking to best serve the interests on the environment, client and community.

Environmental Management Plans & Programs

An Environmental Management Plan/Programme (EMP) is “an environmental management tool used in conjunction with the conditions of approval to ensure that undue or reasonably avoidable adverse impacts of the construction, operation and decommissioning of a project are prevented; and that the positive benefits of the projects are enhanced”.

EMPs are compiled and approved as part of the EIA process, or can be stand-alone documents implemented to demonstrate environmental due-diligence or compliance.

EnviroAfrica is well versed in tailoring EMPs to meet legal and project requirements while looking to best serve the interests on the environment, client and community.

Environmental Project Management

EnviroAfrica’s team provides complete environmental project management services from project feasibility, design and development to overseeing project implementation, as well as providing on-site training, assessment of operational compliance and legal due-diligence evaluations (pre- and post-development including decommissioning).

Environmental Project Management

EnviroAfrica’s team provides complete environmental project management services from project feasibility, design and development to overseeing project implementation, as well as providing on-site training, assessment of operational compliance and legal due-diligence evaluations (pre- and post-development including decommissioning).

Environmental
Control Officer (ECO)

The environmental control officer (ECO) is an independent, suitably qualified person, responsible for managing and monitoring environmental aspects and impacts of the project during the construction phase of any NEMA approved development in terms of relevant environmental legislation, the conditions of Environmental Authorisations, and/or Environmental Management Plans/Programmes.

EnviroAfrica offers huge experience in a variety of development sectors as Environmental Control Officers and have done so for more than 20 years.

Environmental
Control Officer (ECO)

The environmental control officer (ECO) is an independent, suitably qualified person, responsible for managing and monitoring environmental aspects and impacts of the project during the construction phase of any NEMA approved development in terms of relevant environmental legislation, the conditions of Environmental Authorisations, and/or Environmental Management Plans/Programmes.

EnviroAfrica offers huge experience in a variety of development sectors as Environmental Control Officers and have done so for more than 20 years.

Environmental Public Participation Process

Public participation with parties interested and/or affected by the proposed development is part of the environmental impact assessment process under NEMA. EnviroAfrica has vast experience in facilitating public participation processes and liaising with governmental and non-governmental organsations, as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.

Environmental Public Participation Process

Public participation with parties interested and/or affected by the proposed development is part of the environmental impact assessment process under NEMA. EnviroAfrica has vase experience in facilitating public participation processes and liaising with governmental and non-governmental organsations, as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.

Environmental Auditing
and Assessments

Environmental auditing is a valuable tool in the management and monitoring of environmental and sustainable development programmes. Environmental auditing is a process whereby an organisation’s environmental performance is tested against its environmental policies and objectives, legal compliance and best environmental practices in general. Apart from general environmental audits, the NEMA EIA process requires that an independent environmental audit is performed on completion of the development phase of each approved project in order to confirm environmental compliance with the conditions of the environmental authorisation and EMP.

EnviroAfrica uses environmental audits and assessments to evaluate a company’s performance against legal and other requirements such as the company’s own objectives and targets. Besides using the assessment process to identify existing or potential problems, EnviroAfrica is able to provide corrective plans and actions and/or pro-active solutions in line with best environmental practise.

Environmental Auditing
and Assessments

Environmental auditing is a valuable tool in the management and monitoring of environmental and sustainable development programmes. Environmental auditing is a process whereby an organisation’s environmental performance is tested against its environmental policies and objectives, legal compliance and best environmental practices in general. Apart from general environmental audits, the NEMA EIA process requires that an independent environmental audit is performed on completion of the development phase of each approved project in order to confirm environmental compliance with the conditions of the environmental authorisation and EMP.

EnviroAfrica uses environmental audits and assessments to evaluate a company’s performance against legal and other requirements such as the company’s own objectives and targets. Besides using the assessment process to identify existing or potential problems, EnviroAfrica is able to provide corrective plans and actions and/or pro-active solutions in line with best environmental practise.

Environmental
Training

Environmental awareness training is done before construction may commence on any NEMA EIA approved project in order to promote environmental awareness and compliance with the conditions of approval and the requirements of the EMP.

EnviroAfrica also offers environmental training to project and construction staff on the interpretations and implementation of NEMA EIA regulations in terms of specific projects.

Environmental
Training

Environmental awareness training is done before construction may commence on any NEMA EIA approved project in order to promote environmental awareness and compliance with the conditions of approval and the requirements of the EMP.

EnviroAfrica also offers environmental training to project and construction staff on the interpretations and implementation of NEMA EIA regulations in terms of specific projects.

Environmental
Advisory Services

Besides project management advice related to legislative/EIA requirements, timelines and authorisations, EnviroAfrica is able to assess a company’s complete environmental management system and develop and implement the required checks and balances to meet legislative, best practise and international standards (such as ISO 14001).

Environmental
Advisory Services

Besides project management advice related to legislative/EIA requirements, timelines and authorisations, EnviroAfrica is able to assess a company’s complete environmental management system and develop and implement the required checks and balances to meet legislative, best practise and international standards (such as ISO 14001).