Seaton Thomson & Asscociates

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Environmental Planning and Management

Planning and development in South Africa is gradually becoming increasingly environmentally sensitive and appropriate, guided by legislation that requires the undertaking of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for all new developments and certain activities. This legislation aims to protect our precious natural resources, including endangered and threatened ecosystems, faunal and floral species, wetlands and water resources and valuable agricultural soils. It also aims to ensure development is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable and contributes to a quality of life for all people in South Africa.

In an endeavour to contribute to the protection of South Africa's unique environmental attributes, the company specialises in independent Environmental Impact Assessments for new developments and activities, as now required by law in terms of the National Environmental Management Act.

We, together with a team of accredited specialists in their various fields, prepare and submit EIAs in order to obtain approval for such development to proceed. The company specialises in EIAs for all types of developments, including new residential, commercial and industrial townships, infrastructural services, game lodges and resorts, and recreation facilities.


"Nature is man's teacher.
She unfolds her treasure to his search,
unseals his eye, illumes his mind,
and purifies his heart;
an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds
of her existence."

Alfred Billings Street