Tim Hart

Principal Social and Development Consultant
SRK Johannesburg
265 Oxford Road 2196 Illovo, South Africa PO Box 55291 2116 Northlands
+27 11 441 1111
+27 11 880 8086


  • socio-economic assessment and evaluation
  • development studies
  • management strategy and support
  • engagement in conflictual and multi-stakeholder settings
  • social development programme design and support
  • social consultation and engagement facilitation
  • corporate social investment and corporate shared value advisory
  • organizational assessment and development
  • application of international standards and safeguards in socio-economic contexts.


Tim Hart has been involved in the fields of human resource management, social assessment, social development consulting and social auditing.  He works in South Africa and internationally.  Much of his work is in the natural resources sector, with a focus on water and mining. Where applicable, international conventions, standards and safeguards have been applied. Against this background, Tim has acted as an advisor to several mining companies on issues of stakeholder engagement, empowerment and sustainable human development.  He has also advised major international clients on management and institutional arrangements for cross-boundary water resources.

His work on an extensive engagement programme leading to the establishment of Community Development Trusts linked to platinum mines in South Africa was recently recognised by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), winning Southern Africa and International Project of the Year awards in 2014.

His expertise includes:

  • social baseline assessment and human development analysis;
  • social impact assessment and social management planning (the latter including plans for sustainable development, stakeholder engagement, indigenous peoples, community health and safety, security, artisanal mining, influx management and labour and working conditions);
  • engagement planning and implementation, including indigenous peoples;
  • socio-economic development planning, including logical framework methods;
  • corporate social investment assessment, planning and implementation;
  • advice on black economic empowerment (South Africa);
  • sustainable development assessment and sustainability reporting;
  • development programme evaluation, including output to purpose assessments;
  • community resettlement planning and livelihoods restoration;
  • strategy for the management of small-scale and artisanal mining;
  • organisation and institutional assessment and development;
  • capacity assessment and capacity building;
  • mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution (including workshop facilitation);
  • social policy, procedures and systems;
  • public participation planning and facilitation;
  • socio-economic monitoring, auditing and due diligence;
  • facilitation of strategic planning;
  • application and effective management of international frameworks and standards, including those of the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, the African Development Bank and Equator financial institutions.


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