Founded in 1992 by Geologist Rowena Hay, Umvoto Africa is an earth sciences consultancy, specializing in environmental resource development, management and sustainability. Our name Umvoto, is the respectful word that Xhosa brides use for water. Key areas of our expertise are groundwater and mineral exploration, environmental planning, geo-hazard assessment and disaster risk management.

Umvoto Africa is BEE Level 1 certified and fully ISO9001-compliant in terms of quality management procedures.

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End-of-year Christmas Hike and Picnic

January 19, 2017

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Field Trip Excursion for the 35th International Geological Congress

October 26, 2016

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Fives Football champions captained by Umvoto staff member Dylan Blake!

October 25, 2016

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Donation to the Grace Foundation – B-BBEE

October 13, 2016

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Michael Hartnady – On *sabbatical* to study for his PhD in Australia

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Michael and Paul – At the top of Ethiopia’s highest summit, Ras Dashen

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Umvoto team hiking up Kasteelspoort trail (left to right: Camille Olianti, Paul Lee, Mlamli Vundla, Msizi Cindi, Magen Munnik, Dylan Blake, Lunka Nolakana and Eddie Wise)

End-of-year Christmas Hike and Picnic

To celebrate the end of 2016, staff at Umvoto got together and went hiking at Table Mountain National Park. One group walked the short route, from Constantia Nek out to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, where both groups met after the hikes for a Christmas picnic party. The other group trekked from Camps Bay up Kasteelspoort hiking trail, past Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir and down to the botanical gardens.… Read the rest