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

Umvoto – Winner of the National Science and Technology Forum Award

July 1, 2016

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Umvoto nominated for 2015-2016 NSTF Award

June 29, 2016

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Umvoto – Finalist at the 2015/2016 Open IX Challenge

June 13, 2016

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David McGibbon – trainee geologist at Umvoto – and the Comrades Marathon

June 6, 2016

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Umvoto and the Riverine Rabbit and Black Jackal Thinking Path

May 31, 2016

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Corstorphine and Draper Memorial Medal celebrations

August 3, 2015

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Rowena Hay at the NSTF Gala Dinner in Gauteng

Umvoto – Winner of the National Science and Technology Forum Award

Congratulations to each member of the team working at Umvoto Africa!

Last night, Umvoto Africa won the prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) award in the “Research Leading to Innovation for Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Enterprises” category. This award reflects an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.… Read the rest

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