Profiles

Sandy

 

Sandy Wren

Managing Member and Senior Environmental Assessment Practitioner

Sandy has a BA Honours Degree in Development Studies from the University of Port Elizabeth, majoring in Political Science, Sociology and Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Sandy obtained a BA Honours Degree in Development Studies in 2003 for which she obtained distinctions in courses in Environmental Management.

A former Regional Director of Idasa (Institute for Democracy in SA) she has extensive experience in the management and coordination of Environmental Impact Assessments as well as specialist public participation. The following lists some of the projects in which Sandy has played a key role: EIA’s for the Coega Industrial Development Zone and Port of Ngqura, Expansion of the Addo Elephant National Park, Boardwalk Casino and Resort Development, Coega Aluminium Smelter, Sustainable Coastal Development Policy for SA, Proposed N2 Wild Coast Toll Road Project, Biodiversity Conservation Assessment and Action Plan for the Wild Coast, Regional General and Hazardous Waste Processing Facility for the Eastern Cape, various residential developments, several agricultural developments and municipal bulk infrastructure projects (roads, stormwater, effluent management housing).

 

Marisa

 

Marisa Jacoby

Environmental Assessment Practitioner

Marisa has a BSc Honours Botany (cum laude), majoring in Botany and specialising in Environmental Management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. In partial fulfilment of the requirements for this degree she completed two treatises entitled: “Germination inhibition in Syncarpha recurvata“ and “A GIS approach to designation of a nature reserve for the PPC mine at Grassridge”. Marisa has worked as an Environmental Assessment practitioner as well as a biophysical specialist (fauna and flora) on various Basic Assessments, Scoping and EIA Processes for new residential developments, expansion of agricultural activities, poultry production facilities, and bulk infrastructure projects.

 

JP

 

JP Hechter

Environmental Assessment Practitioner

JP has a BSc Honours Geography majoring in environmental and social geography from the Nelson Mandela University. JP’s thesis entitled “The Socio-economic impacts of Wind Farms: Kouga Wind Farm as a case study”, focused on the social implications of wind energy and the impacts these have on the environment. JP has worked as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner on a number of projects including mining applications, new housing developments and agricultural activities.

 

Wandile

 

Wandile Junundu

Public Participation and Community Consultation

Wandile has gained extensive experience in community based consultation and liaison with various organisations and structures throughout the entire Eastern Cape Province. Wandile is an integral part of the project team and plays an important role in communication with grass roots organisations and communities. Wandile has worked on projects such as the Coega IDZ and Harbour, Pechiney Aluminium Smelter, Expansion of Greater Addo Elephant National Park, Coega Integrated LNG to Power Project and the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road Project.