Meet the Team

Nishal Sewruttan

The director of NS Environmental, Nishal Sewruttan, has geared the consultancy towards a wide scope of professional environmental services. Nishal holds a BSc Environmental Management degree (Chemistry stream) and a BSc Honours degree in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA). Over and above his academic qualifications, he has over 11 years of expertise in environmental management practices which have equipped him with an integrated knowledge on complex environmental issues and related dynamics. Nishal is registered both as a Professional Natural Scientist by the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and as a Certified Environmental Assessment Practitioner by the Interim Certification Board of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa. 

Nishal’s project experience is extensive, covering environmental authorisations for industrial facilities, golf estates, residential developments, human settlements, resort developments, commercial developments and public works. His core competencies include:

  • Sound knowledge of environmental legislation and policies

  • Thinking holistically about the environment

  • Analysing the baseline environment to identify significant environmental characteristics, challenges and opportunities

  • Public Participation

  • Methodical evaluation of environmental impacts and assessment of their significance

  • Providing mitigation, management, and monitoring measures to minimise the impact on the environment

  • Evaluating environmental options and trade-offs

  • Management of environmental specialists

Ayanda Mnyandu

Ayanda Mnyandu is an Environmental Consultant at NS Environmental. She holds a Bachelor Social Science Degree in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal (2011). She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Environmental Sciences. Ayanda is also accredited as an Assessor and Facilitator.

Ayanda has over five years of environmental consulting experience working on medium to large projects. Project experience include environmental consultancy services for industrial facilities, human settlements, tourism, public works and municipal planning. Her key competency areas are:

  • Scoping/Environmental Impact Assessments & Basic Assessments

  • Environmental Management Programs

  • Water Use Licenses

  • Waste Management Licenses

  • Project Management

  • Public Participation

  • Environmental Monitoring and Auditing