ETC-Africa specializes in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Applications, Environmental Management plans and related environmental compliance projects. ETC-Africa also has significant experience in water use licenses, sustainability planning / reporting, carbon footprint management and mining license applications. We are based in Durban, Richards Bay, Ballito and Amanzimtoti (KwaZulu-Natal) and undertake projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Environmental Consulting

ETC-Africa have successfully undertaken scores of environmental impact assessments, basic assessment reports, environmental management plans and specialist studies. Our significant experience, understanding of environmental laws and hand on approach ensures quick turn around times for approvals and project delivery. 
  • Environmental Risk Analysis & Planning
  • Environmental Management & Compliance 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (Full scoping and EIA’s as well as BAR)
  • Environmental Management Plans 
  • Environmental Control Officers 
  • Sustainability Planning 
  • Water Use Licenses

ETC-Africa are members of the International Association For Impact Assessment and have many years experience in managing EIA applications as independent environmental practitioners. Under the EIA regulations an independent environmental practitioner needs to be appointed to undertake the process on your behalf, this ensure a neutral approach and professional opinion on the impact assessment.

Water Use Licensing

Other than permissible water uses (Schedule 1 use and use authorised under General Authorisation), various water uses require licensing. Section 21 of the National Water Act (Act No. 36 of 1998) identifies water uses that require a license. These include:
  • Taking from a water resource
  • Storing water
  • Diverting the flow of water in a watercourse
  • Irrigation of land with waste water
  • Disposing of water containing waste
  • Altering the bed, banks, course or characteristics of a watercourse
ETC-Africa compiles Integrated Water Use License Application (IWULA) in order to obtain licenses for listed water uses. We liaise directly with the Department of Water and Sanitation to ensure the process is carried out as efficiently as possible.

FAQ around the EIA process

Attachments:
Download this file (listing-notice-1.pdf)listing-notice-1.pdf[Listing Notice 1]304 kB
Download this file (listing-notice-2.pdf)listing-notice-2.pdf[Listing Notice 2]196 kB
Download this file (listing-notice-3.pdf)listing-notice-3.pdf[Listing Notice 3]369 kB

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