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Our logo is based on an ancient symbol called “the seed of life” or “the seed of the universe”.  It shows a spiral of potential energy within a sphere symbolising the Universe.  Our logo reminds us that creativity and life flows from the dynamic balance created by the constant ebb and flow of opposing energies and that our lives and work should reflect this fundamental principle.  It also represents the creative energy of our organisation and our commitment to designing strategies and governance systems that are holistic, balanced, and consistent with the greater natural systems within which we exist.

Sarah Dene Kvalsvig

Associate Consultant

South African, Irish

Academic Qualifications
BA, LLB (Natal)



Professional Qualifications
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (with rights of appearance in the High Court)

Professional associations
Environmental Law Association
International Association of Impact Assessors (South Africa)

Country Experience
South Africa, United Kingdom

Expertise and experience
Sarah Kvalsvig joined EnAct International as a consultant in 2005.  She is also a director of Cullinan & Associates, a specialised environmental law firm.
Prior to joining EnAct, Sarah worked for six years in London, most recently in a commercial law environment at two large international firms. Prior to that she worked on the three-year public inquiry into BSE and variant CJD chaired by Lord Nicholas Phillips. Her work on the Inquiry involved researching and drafting a volume of the final report of the Inquiry. Before moving to London, Sarah practiced for two years in Durban as a litigation specialist. 

Since joining EnAct, Sarah has provided a number of detailed opinions for clients on various aspects of environmental law, particularly the application of biodiversity law and the law relating to protected areas, and she has provided advice on the rationalisation of conservation functions in the Western Cape for clients in the public sector. Her work has also included preparing an in-depth review of legislation pertaining to the management of large predators for an NGO client and she commented on the 2006 draft hunting norms and standards on behalf of the Law Society of South Africa. Sarah has assisted with research on and revision of certain provisions in the draft Sustainable Development Bill for the Western Cape and the draft Integrated Waste Prevention and Management Bill for KwaZulu-Natal, prepared by the firm during 2005, and is part of a team drafting new biodiversity legislation for the Western Cape.
Sarah is in the process of completing a Masters degree in environmental law.