Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement

The safety and security of our employees, clients and communities are our highest priority. This belief will guide all our decisions to ensure we can continue deliver the highest quality of service, while ensuring the safety and security of all. 

Digby Wells has been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and from the onset set out measures to protect the health and safety of our staff. Effective 26 March 2020 all South African, United Kingdom and Jersey, staff will be working from home. Staff will remain contactable through email, telephone and video conferencing (MSTeams; Skype).

Our Tanzanian, Malian and Botswana Offices remain functional although we are closely monitoring the situation in each of these countries and may elect to close these should the virus pose a risk to our employees based in these offices. Digby Wells has no alternative but to postpone international travel for projects until it is safe to do so.  Impacts of these decision Projects are being assessed and solutions jointly discussed and formulated with clients.  

All projects that can continue whilst observing country specific restrictions will be done in consultation with our clients. 

Digby Wells Environmental will provide regular updates and remains proactively prepared to make decisions based on current developments and in response to any changing conditions to ensure we keep our employees, clients and communities safe.

Making A Difference on World Wetlands Day

Making A Difference on World Wetlands Day

Commemorating World Wetlands Day, Digby Wells Environmental Aquatic, Wetland and Ecology specialists Julia Ndou, Byron Bester and Tebogo Khoza, aided in the facilitation of the miniSASS activity, in support of the annual World Wetlands Day event at the Colbyn Wetland Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Hosted by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, affiliated with Friends of Colbyn Valley and the Agricultural Research Council, assisted by WetRest Centre for Wetland Research and Training, the South African Wetland Society and BirdLife Northern Gauteng, the event sought to create awareness and educate our youth on the importance of wetlands and rivers, and the role they play a in protecting them.

Celebrating 25 Years: Sustainability Breakfast

Celebrating 25 Years: Sustainability Breakfast

Throughout our history, our team has based the projects undertaken on the philosophy of partnership resulting in Digby Wells Environmental (Digby Wells) becoming the preferred partner in offering sustainable solutions across the resources, infrastructure, energy and agricultural sectors.

In celebrating this milestone, Digby Wells Environmental hosted  our 10th Annual Sustainability Breakfast at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town.

Founder and CEO, Graham Trusler, opened the morning with a presentation looking back at the history of our company, Digby Wells. Having completed projects throughout five of the seven continents, our partnership in providing innovative and practical environmental and social solutions to Barrick, Exxaro Resources, DRDGold, East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and Kazangula were demonstrated, to name a few.

Mr Grant Beringer,  Barrick Group’s Sustainability Executive presented on Barrick’s Sustainability Principles and Mr Mongezi Veti, Executive Head of Sustainability of Exxaro, presented on Environmental and Climate Change Stewardship within Exxaro. Closing the morning sessions, Digby Wells Legal Services Director, Lucy Stevens, presented on Digby Wells’ involvement in the Resettlement Action Plan of the largest pipeline project in Africa, EACOP.

All presentations were well received, and we thank all industry partners who participated in the event.

 

The SKA Project: Heritage Resource Management

The SKA Project: Heritage Resource Management

The SKA Project: Heritage Resource Management

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project is an international initiative to build the world’s largest radio telescope in South Africa and Australia. In South Africa, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), a facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF), is the responsible entity for the SKA Project.. Digby Wells undertook a Heritage Resources Management (HRM) Process for SARAO

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