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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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’s prestigious 2016 NSTF award

September 15, 2016

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Pre-11 CFB Trip delegate photo at Knysna Heads

Field Trip Excursion for the 35th International Geological Congress

A week prior to the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC), two field excursions through the Cape Fold Belt were organised and lead by Umvoto staff Dylan Blake (who assisted IGC Pre-11 field trip head guide Chris Jackson) and by Umvoto staff Chris and Michael Hartnady. These tours were designed to bring attention to the somewhat enigmatic history of the unique Cape Fold Belt, while taking in spectacular scenery and navigating historical mountain passes.… Read the rest

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