The Draft EIA regulations went out for public comment some time ago (back in 2016). Several months later, there has finally been some movement. According to the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the amendments will be gazetted on 31 March 2017. While it is great that the amendments are finally happening, it brings the good, the […]
If you think that there is nothing going on in Durban, then you need to network more. Whether it is for business opportunities or making new connections with like-minded people, the prospects abound. I was invited to attend the National Biodiversity and Business Network Seminar last week as the IAIAsa KZN Committee Chair. The first day, […]
I recently attended a seminar held by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in Durban. The attendance was encouraging, with private EIA consultants, mining companies and related practitioners being represented. Several DMR representatives, including National Office personnel, were also present. The DMR became the competent authority for mining EIA applications in December 2014. Following several […]
This past weekend I travelled to Johannesburg for the mid-term IAIAsa National Executive Committee meeting. This has always been one of my annual highlights since I became involved in the committee. Although its purpose is to facilitate face-to-face discussions between the members from around the country, I thoroughly enjoy conversing with like-minded people and helping […]
Even the small things about starting your own business are exciting; especially business cards.
The birth of envital represents my departure from corporate consulting and, whilst the mind shift is quite scary, I’m so excited to have the chance to focus on my passion of social consulting. It helps having a fantastic support network that has been highly encouraging; this has truly helped me make the leap. I’m wholly […]