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We always apply best practice, specialising in progressing high profile, sensitive applications through the authorisation process and their operational management. Our expert team provides a variety of bespoke services to meet the demands of any development. Whether your project is at the early stages of inception, progressing through the authorisation process, or is in construction and operation, our range of in-house services is designed to meet your needs.

Ashlin Bodasing

Technical Director

Ashlin Bodasing is the Technical Director at Arcus Consulting, located in Cape Town. Having obtained her Bachelor of Social Science Degree (Geography and Environmental Management) from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She has over fourteen years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry in southern Africa through which she has gained extensive experience in the field of Integrated Environmental Management. Ashlin has major project experience in the development of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Plans and the monitoring of construction activities. Her areas of expertise include project management, environmental scoping and impact assessments, environmental management plans, environmental compliance monitoring and environmental feasibility studies. Experience also includes International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and World Bank Environmental Guidelines environmental reviews.

Jonathan Aronson

Senior Ecologist

Jonathan has 12 years of experience studying and researching bats and has presented at the International Bat Research Conference and numerous local bat workshops. He has been at the forefront of bats and wind energy research in South Africa and has worked on more than 40 WEF projects in South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and the UK undertaking pre-construction monitoring, operational monitoring, impact assessments and mitigation strategy design. He is a co-author of the Good Practise Guidelines for Surveying Bats at Wind Energy Facilities in South Africa, is the lead author on the operational monitoring guidelines for bats and is a founding member of the South African Bat Assessment Advisory Panel (SABAAP). He has experience managing wind energy facility projects including developing survey strategies, implementing field surveys, data analysis and report writing. He has provided extensive input to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and post-construction Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for bats.

Michael Brits

Ecologist

Michael has a wide range of ecological expertise including experience with insects, amphibians and mammals. He has developed various monitoring plans to assist conservation bodies in adaptively managing wetlands, implemented baseline freshwater ecology monitoring plans and managed urban-wildlife conflicts, specifically with baboons and local residents in the City of Cape Town. He is skilled with various analytical techniques relevant to ecological projects, including four years of GIS experience.

Aneesah Alwie

Environmental Consultant / Administrative Assistant

Aneesah Alwie is an Environmental Consultant and Administrative Assistant at Arcus. Having obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree (Environmental and Water Science) from the University of the Western Cape, she has over 10 years public relations experience in conjunction with 6 years’ experience as support to a technical team. Aneesah manages assistance in the concise and accurate operation of the EIA processes for projects and offers administrative and technical support to ensure that projects are completed in time and within budget. Her excellent organisational skills and extensive experience in support to project managers enables smooth flow of the assigned project duties and meeting project deadlines.