EkoInfo | Services

By: Ekoinfo  11-11-2011
Keywords: Mining, Environmental Management, Information System

EkoInfo CC with the assistance of other specialists, strives to provide an holistic, cost effective and well managed service to its clients.

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s)

EkoInfo CC assists companies or private individuals with applications for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), when they intend to do activities listed in terms of the Environment Conservation Act (No. 73 of 1989).

Environmental Management Program Reports (EMPR’s)

EkoInfo CC assists mining companies with the compilation of their Environmental Management Program Report as part of their exploration or mining license requirements in terms of the Minerals Act (No. 50 of 1991) or the new Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (No. 28 of 2002)

Environmental Monitoring/Auditing

EkoInfo CC assists those institutions whose activities have an influence on the environment to comply with the monitoring requirements implied within the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act (No. 108 of 1996) or stated in the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) and related bills e.g. Biodiversity Bill, the National Water Act (No. 36 of 1998)

and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development

Act (No. 28 of 2002) or incompliance with their Environmental

Management Program (EMP) monitoring requirements as

stipulated within their Record of Decision (ROD) or existing

mining rights.

Game or Livestock Management Reports

EkoInfo CC assists landowners (private/ corporate) with the compilation of management plans for either game or livestock. Management plans are site specific and tailored made to suite the clients needs or knowledge base. Aspects addressed in the management reports are veld condition, carrying capacity, stocking rates and general management information (bush

encroachment, burning, alien vegetation).

Geographic Information Analysis/Management

EkoInfo CC can establish a Geographic Information System (GIS) based database for clients to assist with their management requirements. The database can be updated at management required intervals, trends analyzed and priorities flagged.

Keywords: Environmental Management, Environmental Management Act, Geographic Information, Geographic Information System, Information System, Livestock Management, Mining, National Environmental Management

Other products and services from Ekoinfo


EkoInfo | Products

EkoInfo CC has available and/or has access to experts who specialize in aquatic environments, hydrology, geology, pedology, ornithology, zoology, entomology, mining, surveying and rehabilitation. The information from these surveys are used in State of the Environment Reports, Strategic Environmental Assessments or provincial environmental monitoring.


EkoInfo | Fauna surveys

They are the most conspicuous component of the environment when disasters occur and can muster large reaction from the public when their existence is threatened. It has in-house expertise for medium to large mammals and uses taxa- specific zoologists for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arthropods and insects. EkoInfo CC does fauna surveys as part of EIA’s, EMPR’s and livestock management reports.


EkoInfo | Flora surveys

EkoInfo CC specializes in phytosociology (vegetation description and mapping) as part of baseline studies for EIA’s and EMPR’s, as well as for livestock management reports. Within the political boundaries of  South Africa, approximately 23 420 species have been recorded of which 948 species are listed as Red Data. Plants convert sun energy into a format which is accessible to millions of organisms (consumers – humans and animals).


EkoInfo | Soil surveys

EkoInfo CC does soil surveys on  a reconnaissance level during its vegetation assessments to enable correlation between soil conditions and vegetation distribution. Soil represents an anchor for plants as well as a source of nutrients, its physical and chemical properties determine which species will grow successfully in it.


EkoInfo | Natural Resource Maps

EkoInfo CC uses vector and raster based Geographic Information System software to compile maps from aerial photographs, satellite imagery and available or newly captured natural resource data. Georeferenced government 1: 10 000 scale aerial photos of a section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Mpumalanga, South Africa (Client: Deneys Reitz Attorneys, Sandton.