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This research aims to advance our understanding of the role of social factors in environmental decision making through an empirical examination of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in South Africa. Through the use of qualitative approaches, the motivations of stakeholders are explored, and a system level view is taken to understand what governs this process in practice. These findings are then used to indicate consequences for conservation planning, biodiversity offsetting, EIA and conservation scientists who wish to engage with government decision making across the world.