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About Us

Standards, Affiliations & Associations

ECC and its consultants are affiliated and/or members of the following organisations:

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Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE)
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Namibian Chamber of Mines (CoM)
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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
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Southern African Institute of Ecologists & Environmental Scientists (SAIE&ES)
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Environment Assessment Practitioners of Namibia (EAPAN)
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International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Equator Principles (EPs)
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International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
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Namibia-Biomass industry Group (N-BiG)
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De-Bushing Advisory Service (DAS)
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Environment Information Services (EIS)

Our Team

Our full-service environmental firm offers comprehensive solutions to a variety of industries, namely Agriculture, Mining, Renewables and Construction. The experienced and hands on team members use proactive and practical solutions to achieve the beat outcomes for our clients and the environment.

Our team include consultants and specialists that work on a full-time and contract basis as required. Here are some of the consultants and specialists that ECC have had the pleasure of/or are working with:

Stephan Bezuidenhout

Stephan Bezuidenhout

Environmental Practitioner and Consultant

ECC’s proudly Namibian Principal leads the ECC team as the lead Environmental Practitioner with a strong and dedicated environmental background. Mr Bezuidenhout has leading practice experience in fields of construction, oil and gas, agriculture, rehabilitation, monitoring compliance and consultancy obtained from leading professionals.

Jessica Mooney

Jessica Mooney

Environmental Practitioner and Consultant

ECC’s lead practitioner for our major projects and community engagement team with over eleven years of experience. Offering expertise in the fields of operations, water treatment and wastewater treatment plants, environmental approvals, legal and compliance, minimising operational impacts, community liaison, including indigenous relationship management, mine closure and rehabilitation.

Michael Matengu

Michael Matengu

Environmental Control Officer (ECO)

Mr Matengu is a dedicated team member with valuable field work and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience. He is developing his skills in report writing, scoping studies and environmental management plans.

Pierre Smit

Dr Pierré Smit

Land Use and Mine Rehabilitation Specialist

ECC’s mine closure specialist and senior consultant. Offering expertise in the fields of environmental compliance, mine closure and rehabilitation. Pierré is a keen adventurer and traveller.

Johanna Ithindi

Johanna Ithindi

Environmental Graduate

An aspiring Environmentalist who holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management (MIWRM) and a Bachelor’s degree of Environmental Health Sciences from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Ivy Simasuki

Ivy Simasiku

Environmental Graduate

An aspiring Environmentalist who holds a postgraduate degree in Wildlife management and Eco-Tourism at University of Namibia (UNAM) and a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Recourse Management from Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Ndapandula Joel

Ndapandula Joel

GIS Graduate

Ndapandula Joel is a Geographic Information System (GIS) Graduate who is very passionate about mapping and the environment.

Oliver Freyer

Oliver Freyer

Environmental Intern

An aspiring Environmentalist who holds two BSc degrees, BSc Biodiversity and Ecology and BSc Chemical Biology from the University of Stellenbosch. Oliver has a keen interest in rangeland management and mine closure.

Emerita Ashipala

Emerita Ashipala

Environmental Intern

An aspiring Environmentalist who holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from University of Namibia (UNAM). Emerita enjoys working in the field conducting onsite monitoring.

Leonia Nashipili

Leonia Nashipili

Office Care Taker

Our Namibian gem! Leonia is from the Northern parts of Namibia and she is a long-standing member of the ECC family. She is fluent in Oshiwambo and takes extreme pride in her work.

Amanda Jane Rau

Contract Environmental Research for marine mineral, oil and gas exploration and mining in Namibia

Peter Cunningham

Environment & Wildlife Consulting, Namibia

Rob Simmons

Research Associate of the Fitzpatrick Institute’s Centre of Excellence
UCT Director of Birds & Bats Unlimited
Environmental Researcher

Otto Huiseman

Administrative Officer

Erasmus & Associates

Legal Team

Acorn

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Payroll Services

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