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.

News

Book Launch – The Mentor Within by Rosemary Shapiro-Liu

February 13, 2017

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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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The Mentor Within book written by Rosemary Shapiro-Liu.

Book Launch – The Mentor Within by Rosemary Shapiro-Liu

On the 17 January 2017, the double-storey Umvoto Africa building on the Muizenberg beachfront was transformed into an outstanding party venue for the book launch in South Africa of The Mentor Within, written by Rosemary Shapiro-Liu. Friends, family, Umvoto staff and book lovers poured through Umvoto’s iron gates to join the party, where a live accordionist, catered food, wine and drinks and vibrant atmosphere were up on the evening’s menu.… Read the rest

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from Dr. Chris Hartnady

Hi Chris...it's been a long time since we met...glad ro know you are doing well...my contact number is 0723485385 Barbara Sand nee Savage living in Durban..sadly my husband Peter died nearly 7 years ago...would love to chat...