Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa
A transformed profession of competent, ethical and legally registered Environmental Assessment Practitioners contributing to South Africa’s sustainable development agenda.
EAPASA strives to advance the quality of environmental assessment practice in South Africa by establishing, promoting and maintaining registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) in terms of S24H of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998) and the Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations.
The conduct of EAPASA is guided by the following organisational values and principles – as an Association we shall:
- Perform our activities in compliance with the EAPASA Constitution and the Rules of the Association, and the relevant legal framework (‘Do the right thing’).
- Apply principles of ethical leadership and good governance (‘Do things right’).
- Meet the needs of our members in an accountable and transparent manner, striving for service excellence.
- Ensure objectivity and impartiality when carrying out registration activities.
- Uphold the imperative to progressively achieve membership that is representative of the demographics of the country.
- Keep informed of advances in environmental assessment practice, and integrate such knowledge into our systems and processes.
o provide relevant authorities, development proponents & the public in general with quality assurance regarding EAPs by:
- Establishing criteria (education, professional experience, competency and continued professional development requirements) and procedures for registration and sanction of EAPs.
- Upholding a defined Code of Ethical Conduct and Practice and acting in the best interest of the environment, sustainable development and the public good.
- Establishing disciplinary procedures and sanction mechanisms.
2) To promote continued professional development for EAPs in South Africa.
3) To promote the transformation of EA practice through the empowerment of black and female professionals.
4) To promote awareness of the purpose and practice of environmental assessment in South Africa.