Leading Experts in Environmental and Social Advisory Services

CES was established in 1990 to service a then fledgling market in the field of Environmental Management and Impact Assessment. Our establishment predated the legal requirement in South Africa to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), which came into force in 1997. At that time EIAs were voluntary, so our early work focused on international EIAs and a range of other environmental service offerings. This makes us one of the oldest environmental practices in South Africa.

The Company has grown significantly since those early days, due to the increased demand for our high quality environmental and social advisory services across 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Our founding partner, Dr Ted Avis remains with the company, and some of our staff have been with us for almost two decades, so there is continuity in our service offerings.

CES has its head office in Grahamstown, and a small office in East London, but since Covid we mainly work from home. We have staff compliments in Cape Town, , Port Elizabeth, the Gauteng area and Richards Bay, as well as a wholly owned subsidiary in Maputo, Mozambique (Coastal and Environmental Services LDa., registered as an Environmental Practitioner with the Mozambican authorities since 2012).

This web site provides more detail on the range of services we offer, and we invite you to explore it further and connect with us, here are our contact detail.

CES Company Profile - 'Capability Brochure'

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"We believe that a balance between development and environmental protection can be achieved by skilful; considerate and careful planning."

Our CES logo and brand is well-known in the environmental market and synonymous with respected experts and credible outputs.  However, we updated and modernised the original logo designed in 1990 to match the evolution of the business since its establishment in 1990.

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