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Environmental Services

Who We Are NCC is a leading environmental consultancy. We offer a “one-stop shop” of environmental management and conservation services, for the prevention and mitigation of impacts to our natural environment. Our service portfolios broadly include biodiversity assessment, best practice construction

environmental management and protected area management. The company is 34% BEE owned and is a verified Level 2 BEE contributor company. We are privileged to have 70 environmental managers and nature conservators among us, specialising either in environmental management, ecology or conservation management interventions. We are members of the International Association of Impact Assessors and Green Building Council SA. Our head office is in Cape Town and we work across southern Africa. We are registered with the various government departments for UIF, SDL, VAT, Tax & WCA, as well as with TradeWorld.

What We Do Construction Environmental Management We offer a wide range of services to the Construction and related industries, which impact the natural environment, in southern Africa and abroad. Our services include:

Pre Construction Phase EIAs and EMPs

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Compilation of Environmental Scoping Reports (ESR) Compilation of Environmental ImpactAssessments (EIA) Compilation of Construction & Operational Environmental Management Plans (EMP) Environmental Permitting: relevant permit applications e.g. water abstraction

Provision of Environmental Staff

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Environmental Officers (EO): Implementation of Project Environmental Specifications Environmental Managers (EM): Management of Environmental Related Components Environmental Control Officers (ECO): Environmental Compliance Monitoring & Reporting Senior Environmental Consultants: high level consulting on strategic, logistical, interpretational, communications & reporting issues

Environmental Consulting

Water Management: including pollution prevention, surface water monitoring, storm water reticulation and more • Waste Management: compilation of Management Plans including safe disposal of hazardous waste & recordkeeping, advice on implementing best practice standards and more • Fire Management: compilation of Management Plans in line with the National Veld & Forest Fire Act and supply of firefighting equipment • Land Management: compilation of Management Plans including top soil management, rehabilitation, alien invasive vegetation control, fauna & flora management, landscaping & more • Environmental Authorisations (EA): Independent Review of EMPs & Interpretation of Record of Decisions (RoD)


Environmental Services

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Implementing ISO14001 and ISO9001: Develop/Review existing &/or new systems in order to achieve best practice standards against cost effective management strategies.

Environmental Performance Auditing

Using the International ISO14001 Standard, applicable Environmental Authorisation and relevant legislation

Planning & Advice on Financial Aspects

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Environmental Project Management Bill of Quantities Environmental Registration & Licensing

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Reporting & Communications Risk Management & Method Statements Inductions & Awareness Training Monitoring

Including dust, surface water, fauna & flora and noise

Biodiversity Assessment & Conservation Management • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Fire & Alien Vegetation Management: Planning & Implementation Surveys & Assessments: for Species/Population Status, Conservation Area Status and EIAs Conservation/Ecosystem Management Planning Protected Area Site Management Implementation of Conservation Management Interventions Veld Restoration Species Search & Rescue and Translocation Wildlife Population Management Eradication & Control of Alien Bird & Alien Fish Species GIS Mapping & Information Management Environmental Awareness – Media Design Animal/Human Conflict Management Indigenous Plant Propagation

Film & Event Management This service offering entails the compilation of Environmental Management Plans for sport events and film productions in our natural environment, the provision of environmental officers to monitor compliance of the activities and where necessary, permit management throughout South Africa.

Green Building & Sustainable Development This service is being further developed. services.


At present our service offering entails consulting and auditing

Environmental Services

Some of Our Projects Construction Environmental Management We are the largest provider of Environmental Control Officers in southern Africa, with more than 55 “career ECOs” currently implementing environmental management on development projects across southern Africa. These include: • Environmental Management of the Salvage of the Seawin Sapphire and dune rehabilitation • Construction of Transmission Lines (400kV & 765kV): • Mercury-Perseus, Mercury-Zeus, Hydra-Gamma, Bravo, Majuba-Umfolozi, • Dedisa-Grassridge-Poiseidon, Duvha-Leseding, Spensor-Tabor, Stikland-Palmiet, • Beta-Delphi, Majuba-Umfolozi • Construction of Sub Stations: • Omega, Gamma, Hydra, Dedisa, Serumula, Iziko, Perseus, Mercury, Zeus, Majuba, Umfolozi • New Multi Purpose Pipeline (KwaZulu Natal to Gauteng) • Medupi & Kusile Coal Fired Power Stations • King Shaka International Airport • Open Cycle Gas Turbines in Atlantis & Mossel Bay • Ingula Hydro Electrical Power Station • Vaal River Eastern Subsection Augmentation Scheme: Pipeline & Pump Station construction • Cape Town & Port of Ngqura Container Terminals • Nelson Mandela Multi Purpose Stadium for 2010 • Environmental Management at Business Parks and private estates • Kumba Iron-Ore mine in Postmansberg

Environmental Management Plans •

Ecosystem and Environmental Management Plans were compiled for: Spier Holdings, Backsberg Estates, Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve, Bushmanskloof Wildlife Retreat and Reserve and others • Environmental Management Plans for King Shaka International Airport, Mossel Bay Open Cycle Gas Turbine and Gamma Omega 765kV Transmission Line

Biodiversity Assessments •

Botanical & Faunal Assessments have been conducted for the consideration of development applications across Western and Eastern Capes • Groundtruthing remnant vegetation for the City of Cape Town Biodiversity Network 2008 • Assessment of Biodiversity Sites across City of Cape Town for Conservation Status • Assessment of endangered Western Leopard Toad populations across Agulhas Plain • Assessment of Biodiversity Value & Management Effectivity of a sample of 50 voluntary conservation sites across Western Cape for stewardship status • Population census of Grysbuck at Cape Flats Nature Reserve, determination of carrying capacity and management interventions.


Environmental Services

Conservation Management Services • • • • • • •

Site Management of Plattekloof Natural Heritage Site Environmental Management at Spier Estate Estate Management of Bokkemanskloof Estate Environmental Management of Capricorn Business Park Management of Baboon/Human Conflict across the Cape Peninsula Eradication Programme of alien invasive Indian House Crows across the Cape Metropole Environmental Audit and Drafting of Annual Operating Plan for Vergelegen Estate

Fire Management •

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Provision of fire fighting resources for the combating of uncontrolled wildfires for: • Table Mountain National Park • Vergelegen Estate • Erinvale Home Owners Association Implementation of controlled burns within estate properties and private nature reserves Compilation of Fire Management Plans Auditing of the circum-peninsula fire break - Table Mountain National Park Assist with registration & establishment of Fire Protection Associations

Film & Event Management Services We have drafted Management Plans and provided ECOs for the following: • Absa Cape Epic • Cape Odyssey • Challenger World – Corporate Challenge • UCI events • AfricanX Trail Run • Red Bull events: Big Wave, DHX, Cape Town Man • O’Neill Cold Water Classic – international surf competition • Feature Films: Blood Diamond, Racing Stripes, Red Water, Ask the Dust, Primeval, The Breed, Love in Saigon, Goodbye Bafana and Three Investigators


Environmental Services

Some of Our Clients City of Cape Town ALE South African National Biodiversity Institute Eskom J Melnick & Co – Red Bull International National Department of Public Works Marine & Coastal Management Doug Jeffrey & Associates Trans-Africa Projects Mpumalanga Pipeline Contractors (JV) Grinaker-Lta Transnet City of Johannesburg Spiecapag Eastern Cape Parks Board Berg River Project South African National Parks CapeNature Sentech Winelands District Council Department of Water Affairs & Forestry World Wildlife Fund – Table Mountain Fund SANDF Cape Timber Resources Oudtshoorn Municipality Murray & Roberts Various Film Production companies Bushmanskloof Cycad Pipelines Wild Coast Sun Sillito Environmental Consulting Private property estates Group Five Table Mountain Fund

Ownership and Equity Name





% Ownership

% Voting

Dean Ferreira

South African






Kareemah Jacobs

South African






Justin Miller

South African






Linden Rhoda

South African







Environmental Services

Our Details Name of Company NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd Registration Number 2007/023691/07 Email Telephone +27 21 702 2884

Facsimile +27 21 701 5302 / 086 555 0693

Postal Address

Physical Address

PO Box 30223 Tokai 7966 Cape Town

26 Bell Close Westlake Business Park Westlake 7945 Cape Town

VAT Registration No.:

Trade World Registration: LYNZ001TRW


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