Key projects

To compile a list of projects is always an enormous task, and makes for some tedious reading. We have however listed some projects – to highlight the company’s capabilities as well as the diversity of services we offer. Below, listed under the relevant headings, find a list of projects completed by our consultants in recent years.

Applications in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998

Kusile Truck Stop

Approval of a Filling Station and Truck Stop in the Balmoral area, Mpumalanga Province.

Upgrade of the K56 William Nichol Road

Upgrade of the road in the Dainfern area required authorisation.

Various residential developments 

Various Residential Developments for Renico Construction is facilitated by Prism EMS. Basic Assessment applications are completed, with supporting specialist studies including wetland assessment and delineation and ecological assessment (current).

K33 and K52 Road Development

The construction of these GAUTRANS roads required Environmental Authorisation and various Specialist assessments.

Natanja Christian School Sports Complex

Basic Assessment application to facilitate the construction of a sport-complex adjacent to an existing school in the Ottosdal Area. Specialist Assessments where also done in support of the application (2016).

Steyn City development

Various Basic Assessment applications to facilitate development and construction on the site have been conducted by our office. As the consulting Environmental Practitioners on this site, Prism EMS have been involved in the planning of various aspects on site, to accommodate and protect the sensitive receiving environment around the Jukskei River, which traverses this site.


Waste License applications in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008


Remainder of Portion 31 of the farm Nietgedacht 535 IQ

An Integrated Waste License application to facilitate the storage of building waste on-site was completed early in 2017.

Chalmar Beef Composting site

A full Environmental Impact Assessment to facilitate a waste license for the operation of a composting site at an abattoir (2014).

Air Emissions Licenses in terms of the National Air Quality Act, 2004

Coega Tank Farm, Eastern Cape

Application for an Air Emissions License to facilitate the construction of a tank farm in the Coega Industrial Area (2018).

Northam Platinum Mine (Zondereinde Div)

Air Emissions License application (2014).

Water Use Licenses in respect of the National Water Act, 1998

 Strubensvalley Ext 21

A General Authorisation to facilitate the installation of essential services to the new residential development (2018).

Randpark Ridge Ext 105, 140 and 152

Application for a Water Use License for the construction of a swale as a stormwater management measure, installation of services and construction of a bridge over a wetland area for these developments (2016).

Steyn City development

Various Water Use License applications have been conducted to facilitate the installation of services, bridge constructions and weir constructions in the large scale mixed use development (in progress).

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002

Environmental Management Programmes

Northam Platinum Zondereinde Division 

EMPr Amendment

Amendment to the existing EMPr to facilitate expansion of operations on the mine. Scope of work included a full Environmental Impact Assessment, EMPr compilation and associated specialist studies (2016 and ongoing).

Precious Metals Exploration Corp

Prospecting Rights Application – Environmental Management Plan. Benoni South Area.

Closure Cost Assessments

Khumani Mines

Closure cost estimates and financial provision assessment for this client has been completed (2014).

Sable Mines

Closure cost estimates and financial provision assessment for this client has been completed (2014).

Auditing in terms of NEMA, NEM:WA, NWA and ISO 14001

Northam Mines (Northam Platinum)

Mine Performance Assessment against all relevant legislation and applicable management plans and licenses (2017).

Avenge-Grinaker LTA

On site mentoring and auditing of environmental control officer for a period of 6 months in the Limpopo province (2014).

Steyn City Development

Site Assessment against Water Use Licenses issued to facilitate the development (ongoing).

Various CONCO projects

Dedicated ECO and EO's on site around South Africa. 

Sere Wind-farm, Vredendal

Full-time, on-site Environmental Control Officer for the construction of this wind-farm in the Western Cape Province for a period of 6 months (2014).


Legal compliance audit in respect of relevant legislation, management plans and existing authorisations (2017).

Specialist studies across various disciplines

Wetland/Aquatic Assessments and delineations

  • Wetland investigation as part of the Prospecting Right application for Sable, Doornpoort Mine (2014).
  • Riverside Ext. 22 and 23 – wetland assessment and delineation (2014).
  • Witpoortjie Ext. 52 – wetland and aquatic assessment and delineation for reporting in support of WULA (SASS5) (2013).
  • Steyn City development – various wetland and aquatic studies (SASS5 and delineations included) (2012 to present).
  • Founders Hill Ext. 7 – wetland assessment and delineation (2014).
  • Kwa-Thema – Joe Mzamane Road extension - Wetland and Aquatic Assessment (2013).


Ecological Assessments

  • Portions 1 & 7 of the farm Elandsfontein (Wagterskop) – ecological assessment including a specialist Entomological Assessment (Lepidochrysops praeterita).
  • Glen Gory bulk services – ecological assessment of area for alignment of bulk services to the area, including an investigation into the Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) known to habitat the area (2013 & 2014).
  • Road K6, Provincial Road Development in Soshanguve area - Ecological Habitat Assessment (2014).
  • Holding 9, 16, 19 and 21 Brentwood Park A.H. - African Grass Owl (Tyto capensis) study (2012).
  • Portion 25 of the farm Welgegund 491 J.Q. – A full ecological study was conducted on this site, measuring ± 170 hectare in extent. The property falls within the North West Province (2011).