About Us

The Environmental Partnership is a well established environmental management consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa. We have successfully been in business since 1998 and believe that our professionalism, strong work ethic, experience and knowledge base have contributed to our continued success.

We offer a broad range of environmental services and have experience in a diverse scale of projects that include those that are large in magnitude, highly complex and have a range of biophysical and social sensitivities. We have excellent public and stakeholder participation skills that are utilised in our projects.

The Environmental Partnership is a B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor which is 100% female black-owned. Please see our B-BBEE Certificate here.

Areas of Expertise

  • Powerlines, underground cables and substations
  • Power generation
  • Road, water and sewage infrastructure
  • Housing developments ranging from upmarket to gap and low cost housing
  • Community facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Key facilities such as the Cape Town Stadium
  • Industrial and warehousing facilities
  • Airport infrastructure
  • Places of Worship
  • Mixed use and commercial developments
  • Hotel and Convention Centre
  • Film industry facilities
  • Conservation planning
  • Solid waste management
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Fish meal plant
  • Tourism and resort developments

Resources

The company is based in the Cape Town CBD and uses the most up-to-date technology, infrastructure and equipment to complete projects. The company is owned and managed by Carmen du Toit who is ably assisted by a team of professionals and support staff.

The Environmental Partnership also uses specialist sub-consultants as and when a project requires this level of input. Through the years we have built up a team of reliable, highly qualified specialists in botany, fresh water systems, fauna, avifauna, hydrology, geo-hydrology, agricultural economics, socio-economics, visual, noise and heritage.

Managing Director

Carmen du Toit, the owner of The Environmental Partnership and the Principal Environmental Practitioner, has more than 25 years experience in the field of environmental management and assessment. She holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Environmental Management from Stellenbosch University, a Bachelor of Art Honours degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, and a Higher Diploma in Education (Geography and History), all from the University of Cape Town. She is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as well as a registered Environmental Practitioner with the interim certification board of Environmental Assessment Practitioners South Africa (EAPSA).

Carmen enjoys developing and upskilling her employees to become worthy environmental assessment practitioners, some of whom now hold key environmental related positions in South Africa in the private, public and academic sectors.

MEMBERSHIP OF OTHER SOCIETIES / BODIES / INSTITUTIONS / ASSOCIATIONS

Founding and current board member of Environmental Assessment Practitioners South Africa (2002 to present)

Founding board member of Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) (2012 – May 2016) and Chairperson
of the Registration Committee for EAPASA (2012 to 2016)

Member (Western Cape Branch) of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). 2001 to present.

Member of the national workgroup that was tasked with the drafting of the initial constitution and certification criteria for a registration body (the current EAPASA) for the National Department of Environmental Affairs. (2006-2012)

Member of the national task team that compiled the national qualification standard (NQF) for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in South Africa for the South African Qualifications Association (SAQA).

Chairperson of South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO), Western Cape (2002 to 2003 and 2010 to 2011)

Member of South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO), Western Cape (From 1998 to present)

First Registrar for EAPASA (2016 -2017)