Environmental Management

SiVEST Environmental provides a full spectrum of environmental professional services ranging from obtaining environmental planning permissions to conducting site specific specialist studies. Our environmental team has extensive experience in a range of development sectors and are ideally positioned to work throughout Southern Africa and Africa. Our on the ground experience means we can offer practical solutions to projects while ensuring legal compliance and environmental protection. Our diverse team has the capacity and expertise to undertake a range of projects from small to mega.

A selection of Services include:

Strategic Environmental Planning

  • Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA's)
  • Integrated Environmental Plans (IEP's)
  • Environmental Management Frameworks (EMF's)

Impact Assessment

  • Basic Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA's)
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility assessments (Screening)
  • Environmental Risk Assessments

Environmental Management

  • Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr's)
  • ISO 14001 Management Systems (EMS's)
  • Green Design

Water Use Licensing and Registration

  • Water Use License Applications/General Authorisations
  • Borehole Registration and Licensing

Auditing and Training

  • Health and Safety Audits
  • Environmental Audits
  • Legal Compliance Audits
  • Waste Audits
  • Water Use License Compliance Monitoring
  • Environmental Awareness Training
  • Environmental Legislation Training
  • Training on Environmental Authorisations and EMPr's


In-House Specialist Skills

Public Participation

  • Liaison and Co-ordination of I&AP's
  • Database Management
  • Integration into EIA Process

Health & Safety Management

  • ISO 18001 Management Systems
  • Preparation of Health and Safety Documentation

Biodiversity Assessments

  • Vegetation Assessments
  • DAFF Vegetation Permits
  • EKZNW Vegetation Permits
  • Vegetation Rehabilitation Plans and Bill of Quantities
  • Landscape Management Plans
  • Alien Invasive Identification and Management Plans
  • Veld Condition Assessment
  • Terrestrial Faunal Assessments

Surface Water / Water Resources Assessment

  • Wetland Delineation
  • Wetland Functional Assessment
  • Wetland Rehabilitation Plans
  • Riparian Assessment
  • Catchment Management Planning
  • Floodline Determination
  • Estuarine Studies and Modelling
  • Diatom Sampling

Tourism Planning and Development

  • Ecotourism Development Planning
  • Tourism Masterplans
  • Ecotourism Business Plans and Feasibility Studies
  • Market Analysis and Marketing Strategies
  • Tourism Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Management of Tourism Developments

Waste Management

  • Waste Management Plans
  • Waste Management Licenses

Landscape and Visual Assessment

  • Landscape Character Assessment
  • Visual Impact Assessment (VIA)
  • 3D Modelling and Visualisation

Geographic Information Systems

  • Spatial Data Management, Dissemination and Graphic Representation
  • Spatial Analysis and Modelling
  • Mapping
Biodiversity
Mining Infrastructure
Powerline Infrastructure
Renewable Energy
Roads & Infrastructure
Tourism