Since January 2004 Umhlaba has specialised in managing, facilitating and compiling documents required to successfully undertake applications for a variety of South African environmental legal authorisation processes. Our experience and expertise mainly lies within the South African mining and related industries, such as:

  • Alluvial Diamond Mines
  • Brick Manufacturing
  • Chrome Smelters
  • Copper
  • Gold Mines
  • Gold Processing Plants
  • Gold Tailings Reclamation
  • Iron Ore Mines
  • Iron Beneficiation Plants
  • Limestone Mining and Cement Manufacturing
  • Ready-mix Plants
  • Sand, Stone and Clay Quarries
  • Waste Rock Dump Reclamation

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Our regular client base includes:

  • Afrimat Ltd
  • AfriSam (South Africa) Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Assore Limited
  • Benoni Gold (Pty) Ltd
  • Drift Super Sand
  • Gold One Africa Limited
  • Goliath (Pty) Ltd
  • Gomes Sand cc
  • Group 5 (Pty) Ltd
  • Iron Ore Mineral Beneficiation Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Phalaborwa Mining Company Limited
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd
  • Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd
  • Raubex Ltd
  • Sibanye Stilwater

Companies we have worked with since 2004:

  • Brikor Ltd
  • ELM Group
  • ENS Africa
  • Jones and Wagner
  • Kellogg (South Africa) Pty Ltd
  • Monroe Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Much Asphalt (Pty) Ltd
  • Prime Spot Trading 11 (Pty) Ltd
  • Rand Leases Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Rooiberg Conservancy
  • SC Johnson & Sons Inc.
  • Viva Bricks (Pty) Ltd


Our dealings with everyone at Umhlaba is and was always a great experience. Any requests for assistance are always attended to with a prompt response and with great professionalism. You have delivered solid performance over the years, and have given sound advice in all matters. Environmental reporting is handled very well. To date we have never been flagged by any Environmental compliance Inspector with regards to quality of reports / lack of information / incorrect information, and this speaks a great deal to the quality of reporting, both on Compliance Monitoring as well as Environmental Performance Assessments on our Gauteng Operations.”

– AfriSam


“Umhlaba have an excellent working ethics and an effective reporting structure.”

– Gold One

“Raumix has no reservations recommending Umhlaba:

  • Their communication is excellent
  • They have always delivered service in term of the scope of the contract
  • They always act independently
  • Their reports are always professionally written
  • They have an established relationship with relevant government departments
  • Third party audits of our operations have praised work undertaken by Umhlaba
  • They often provide additional environmental advice beyond the scope of their work
  • They provide professional services and have vast expertise in terms of Environmental legislation and application.

Raumix intends to continue utilising their services into the future.”

– Raumix