Batho Earth is a dynamic Environmental and Social consultancy business offering practical support, assistance with planning applications and developer advice on a range of environmental and social issues to clients throughout South Africa and Africa.  The company, which is located in Gauteng, was established in 2009 and the principal consultants have over 20 years’ collective experience in the Environmental and Social consulting profession.





Diana Verster

Environmental Specialist


  • BA (Geography and Environmental Management
  • BA Hons (Geography and Environmental Management
  • MA (Environmental Management)
  • More than fifteen years’ experience in the environmental industry and has been involved in a wide range of environmental projects.
  • Certified as Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) with the Interim Certification Body of Environmental Practitioner Association of South Africa (EPASA)

Ingrid Snyman

Social Specialist


  • B A (Political Science)
  • B A (Hons) Anthropology
  • Train the Trainers Centre for Development Administration
  • More than twenty years’ experience in the facilitation of projects in the social field which ranges from Social Impact Assessments to Public Participation Programmes
  • She has been involved in various complex development projects that require various levels and approaches