Nemai Consulting's social expertise is a vital component of our commitment to our full service consulting philosophy. It includes social impact assessments (SIA), socio-economic studies, programme evaluations, and social research. Dealing with the concerns of local communities is an essential part of successful, long-term environmental management. We design and implement community consultation exercises, particularly those involving stakeholders in participatory decision-making. Much of our work is concerned with the interface between South African peoples and the environment because enlightened resource management is largely about managing the tensions between people and their use of natural and physical resources.