Providing Holistic Management Solutions
Utshani comes from the isiZulu language, simply meaning grass.
We at Utshani Consulting SA work towards a greener future for all and do so with one basic principle in mind. Grass is seen almost everywhere and has so many different functions to aid us in our daily endeavours, that we forget it's true meaning of existence.
Grass gives way to the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems Earth has to offer and without it, flora and fauna will have no foundation to blossom and prosper. Grass equates to everything green. This is shown in the isiZulu word luhlaza njengotshani, when translated, referring to the colour green in English. When the isiZulu word is translated directly from English, it means "green like the grass".
Utshani ConsultingSA is a dynamic and innovative company established to provide holistic environmental management solutions to public and private sector clients. The company strives for technical excellence while ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget to clients.
Key to the success of our projects is understanding the client needs, ongoing communication and delivering a product to their satisfaction and in compliance with legislative requirements. Our service offerings include: Project Management, Environmental Impact Assessments and Compliance Auditing over a range of sectors including Mining, Petrochemical, Commercial and Industrial at a grass root (Utshani) level. Utshani Consulting SA (Pty) Ltd is a certified Level 3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Company and has a 100% black equity ownership.
The founder of Utshani ConsultingSA, Raveshni Maharaj has 10 years’ experience in environmental consultancy with core expertise in environmental impact assessment (EIA) and South African compliance. Having started her career in consulting, she has experience in undertaking and managing all aspects of, EIA, basic assessments, waste license applications, compliance audits, environmental site assessments in accordance with the ASTM standard and developing, implementing and auditing ISO14001:2001 environmental management systems (EMS).
Raveshni has undertaken Environmental Site Assessments according to the ASTM standard for several local and international clients for divestures and acquisitions. She has extensive experience in the gold, coal and platinum mining industries in the form of providing a variety of services including mining right and permit applications, environmental risk assessments (ERA), environmental management programme reports (EMPR) and environmental performance assessment report (EPAR) verification audits to major mining clients. Raveshni has also been involved in providing environmental services on several infrastructure (road and power lines), residential, commercial and industrial projects.
The founder of Utshani Consulting SA