|It has been many years of environmental development in South Africa for the past thirteen years of existence of the SAIEH. In this past thirteen years, we have seen the name change of Environmental Health Officer’s change to Environmental Health Practitioner. This has been through the efforts of SAIEH. Environmental Health Officer, to us, meant a professional who would just be looking at enforcement. An Environmental Health Practitioner is a person who should scientifically make a proper assessment of environmental health conditions and institute appropriate mitigating measures that would sustainably address environmental conditions. This is a true description of what we are trained to do, as professionals practising within the field of environmental health.