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“Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing”
Dear IAIAsa Members & Other Interested Parties
The IAIAsa Western Cape branch is hosting a discussion on “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing” event at Studio 5 of the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building (EGS) at UCT Upper Campus.
Nigel Rossouw (Environmental Planner at Shell South Africa Exploration B.V.), Jeanie le Roux (Treasure Karoo Action Group) and Roger Parsons (Parsons and Associates – Specialist Groundwater Consultants) will be our prominent speakers for this event.
Nigel Rossouw has more than 15 years experience working in a variety of roles and capacities, ranging from research, training, consulting, construction monitoring and corporate environmental management. Nigel will be speaking on “The Potential of Shale Gas in South Africa: Using the Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment to Answer Critical Questions about Sustainability”.
Jeanie le Roux is the Director of Research at Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and holds a Masters Degree in environmental management. Jeanie’s talk will cover aPerspective on Shale Gas Facts and Application for the South African Context and Global Social and Environmental Trends”.
Roger Parsons is a specialist groundwater consultant and will repeat his presentation as delivered at the 2012 IAIA-SA National Conference entitledImpact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Groundwater Resources of the Karoo”.
DATE:            Thursday 11th April 2013; 17h30 until 20h00
VENUE:          Studio 5 of the Shell Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building (EGS) at the University of Cape Town, Upper Campus. Please see this link to view the location of the venue -
COST:            Members – Free
Non-members – R50
Special non-member student price – R30

Details for the new 2012/2013 Western Cape Branch Committee have been uploaded.
Follow the link above to meet all of them!




IAIAsa-WC publishes a seasonal newsletter to keep members informed of developments.

Please browse through our past editions:





DEA&DP CIRCULAR 7 of 2009: The Implementation of the National

Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008) - The

Licencing of Waste Management Activities

Please be informed that the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development

Planning (DEA&DP) has released Circular 7 of 2009 (23 July 2009).



DEA&DP NEMA Amendment Act


The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning’s newly

established Development Facilitation Unit (DFU), together with the Integrated

Environmental Management Directorates, would like to present the new

amendments to the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) and

the implications of these changes for environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

Please download the 18 June 2009 presentation


  The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning’s newly
established Development Facilitation Unit (DFU), together with the Integrated
Environmental Management and Waste Management Directorates, presented
the procedures for the licencing of waste management activities
in terms of the new National Environmental Management Waste Act (NEMWA)
and the implications of this for environmental impact assessments (EIAs).


New EIA Regulations as corrected on 10 December 2010
The new (corrected) EIA Regulations are available for download below:

    EIA Regulations 2010 (GN No. R543) (277kb)
    Listing Notice 1 (GN No. R544) (107kb)
    Listing Notice 2 (GN No. R545) (69kb)
    Listing Notice 3 (GN No. R546) (256kb)
    EMF Regulations (GN No. R547) (105kb)


Download the 08 October 2009 Powerpoint Presentation

DEA&DP NEMA EIA Guidelines


The latest versions of the documents available in the series consist of the following:










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Fabio Venturi (Chairperson)


Fabio's professional career in the environmental management field stretches over a decade, across both the government and private sectors.  The first six years of his professional career involved working at a number of strategic biodiversity organisations which provided a wide range of training, exposure and experience in the environmental management field, from implementation through to strategic policy and planning.  This included work at CapeNature, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in Cape Town.  Fabio moved to a prominent environmental firm in 2007 where he held the position of Associate, responsible for managing the EIA/Green Building division of the company.  In March 2011, Fabio launched his own environmental firm, Terramanzi Environmental Consulting, which focuses on EAP and Sustainability / Green Building Services.


In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, trail running, surf ski and general adventure in the wilds.  Fabio also has a passion for landscaping and green building design. Fabio is a registered Environmental Scientist (SAIEES), Carbon Footprint Analyst (GHG Protocol) and Green Star South Africa Accredited Professional (AP).


Oliver Stotko (Deputy Chairperson/Communications)


Oliver completed a BSc(Eng) degree in Chemical Engineering at UCT in 2004, followed by a MSc(Eng) in Environmental Engineering at UKZN in 2006.  Oliver is a keen environmental advocate for change, with a core interest in resource (materials, water, energy) use minimisation through process optimisation.  He has worked in the automotive, agro-processing, clothing and textile, commercial building, metals, mining and pulp/paper industrial sectors.

His aims in terms of serving on the IAIAsa WC branch committee incorporate being surrounded by like-minded environmentally aware people and also to facilitate engagement and knowledge transfer in the environmental field.  His social interests extend to surfing, cycling, music (saxophone and guitar) and Royal Scottish Country Dancing.



Christian Gerhardt (Treasurer/Transformation)


Christia n is a project manager at NCC Environmental Services, heading up the technical department.  He has a Bachelors degree in Social Science Development and Environmental Studies and a NDip Nature Conservation from the Cape Technikon.  Christian has worked at the  National Parks Board - Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and also as an Environmental Control Officer and Environmental Officer for a number of big infrastructure projects, including the Berg Water Project and Port of Coega.  In his spare time Christian enjoys sports (surf, triathlon, combat sports), playing and writing music, carpentry and gardening.





Colleen McCreadie (Assistant Treasurer)


Colleen McCreadie has a BA degree in Economics and Political Studies and a BComm (Honours) degree in Economics (UCT), with a focus on environmental and socio-economic sustainability.  She is currently completing on an executive basis a BPhil in Sustainable Development at the Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch.  Colleen has worked in the field of environmental management for over four years.  In this time, she has managed numerous environmental applications (EIA, Waste Management Licences, Section 24G applications and the like).  She has also undertaken construction phase Environmental Control Officer work.  In March 2012,
Colleen joined Sillito Environmental Consultants as an Associate Consultant.  Colleen remains up-to-date with legislative and regulatory changes and interpretations, with on-going industry workshop attendance, as well as being a committee member of IAIAsa and an associate member of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa.




Nelis Bezuidenhout (Marketing and Membership)


Nelis is an Environmental Practitioner at Aurecon (Pty) Ltd and has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Development and Environment from the University of Stellenbosch.  Nelis is currently enrolled in a part-time Masters in Philosophy course, specialising in Environmental Management, at the University of Stellenbosch which he hopes to complete in 2011.  He has been exposed to a number of Environmental Impact Assessment projects that range from cement plants through to bulk water pipelines and wind farms.  He has a specific interest in renewable energy.  In his spare time he likes to spend time with friends, listen to music and enjoy the great outdoors.




Simon Clark (Marketing and Membership)

Simon is an Environmental Practioner at Aurecon (Pty) Ltd and has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa.  Simon is currently completing his Honours degree in Environmental Management at the University of South Africa.  He has undertaken a number of Environmental Impact Assessment projects from Wind Energy Facilities to Biomass plants.


His specific interests include renewable energy technologies and
resource conservation.  His other interests include rock climbing,
kayaking and hiking. 




Lauren Jansen (Events)
Lauren is a Senior EAP and Office Manager at the Sharples Environmental Services Cape Town Branch. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from UCT obtained in 2005. She specialised in environmental management, oceanography, geography, and atmospheric science. Lauren is also currently completing her BScience honours degree in Environmental Management via UNISA part time. Lauren has 7 years of experience in the filed of environmental impact assessment, environmental monitoring & management, waste licensing and climate science. She worked in the Integrated Environmental Management Directorate at DEA & DP and also internationally for the UK Government in the Department of Energy & Climate Change. Laurens hobbies are spending time with her friends and her dogs by going for hikes and walks on the beach, braaing and swimming.



Caroline Ann Wallington (Young Professionals Forum)


Honours student in BSc (Botany) at the University of Cape Town





Olutoyosi Olaide Ayeni (Young Professionals Forum)


I have eighteen years work experience in environmental positions. First, as a Conservation Officer at the Conservation Monitoring Centre (CMC) in the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) at Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, later rose to the position of a Senior Environmental Officer in Federal Ministry of Environment at Surulere, Nigeria. Currently, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Cape Town as a Doctorate candidate at the Department of Environment and Occupational Studies, pursuing an Environmental Health degree. I am lecturing environmental biotechnology and my research interest is wetland ecology, management and conservation. My interest is the use of ecotoxicology techniques to investigate traditional ecological questions. I’m currently working on a variety of projects, ranging from Macrophytes responses to chemical pollution. I hold BSc (Hons) second class upper division in Ecology and Conservation Biology (NQF level 7) and Masters of Technology in Environmental Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with emphasis on toxicological assessment of South Africa wetlands.  I have published peer-reviewed scientific articles in international accredited journals and have been residence in CapeTown for more than ten years.




Jeffrey Manuel (Communications)


Jeffrey Manuel holds a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science. He started his career in 2002, with an internship at Common Ground Consulting, where he worked primarily on the development of the Lowlands Component of the Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E) programme. After spending two years with the "Biodiversity in EIA" programme of the Botanical Society of South Africa, Jeffrey joined the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in 2007. He is currently seconded to the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) to coordinate the C.A.P.E. programme to 'Integrate Biodiversity into Land-use Planning and Decision-Making'. Jeffrey is also responsible for managing the national SANBI programme to mainstream biodiversity into environmental assessment and land-use planning.




Darryn van der Poel (Marketing and Membership)  

Darryn is a Sustainability Practitioner with a keen focus on economic, environmental and social developments in Africa.  Over the past four years, Darryn has assisted organisations with the development of sound sustainability strategies to create business value.  During a tenure at Global Carbon Exchange he completed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) assessments, Energy Audits and reporting capacity development projects enabling organisations to pursue their strategies consistently.  Presently, Darryn manages a not-for-profit known as the Carbon Protocol of SA which provides a platform for South African organisations to publicly disclose their level of GHG emissions in our registry, accredit GHG Assessors and promotes Carbon Offset Project Providers.  







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