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Across Borders

In the past six months, our teams have been extremely busy. Not only with projects in South Africa but also throughout the continent. Our teams have been deployed to sites in Zambia, Namibia, Malawi and Uganda to mention a few. But before any project can begin, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation work that needs to happen. TRAININGBefore we deploy to any site, we a ...

Staff training

GeoGroup Newsletter | August 2021

Welcome to this edition of the GeoGroup newsletter. Much of this year has been dedicated to the various projects in South Africa, and across our borders that we were able to complete successfully. In this feature, we focus on the teams behind the scenes who go the extra mile to help make every project a successful one. In this issue, we look at: • Across Borders - Getting ou ...

Happy Women's Day 2021

Wishing all the women of the world a wonderful Women's Day 2021. ...

CPT & Vane Shear Testing

Conducting Testing in Difficult Conditions

Concerns about the stability of a tailings dam require specialized testing and analysis in order to gather sufficient data. This was a task well suited for the Geomech Africa Team. In 2020, a client required the services of the GeoGroup to conduct Cone Penetration Tests (CPTu) and field Vane Shear Testing (VST) at a site in Mpumalanga. The project required the team to conduct ...

CPT testing & vane shear testing

GeoGroup Newsletter | July 2021

Welcome to the July edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. Over the last few days, South Africans all across the country have felt the brunt of the current political unrest, the impact of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it is affecting the economy. At the GeoGroup we are running at maximum capacity to ensure that all our projects are running safely and according ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | June 2021

June 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the June edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. As we are approaching the 2021 mid-point, it seems that this year is one of those that just flies by. With many projects underway and more to come, we had to recruit more than 15 new staff members in order to meet the demand within the drilling sector. It's a great honour for us to be in a position wh ...

Renewed and Ready for the Field

Recently, the GeoGroup workshop technicians took on the daunting task of refurbishing a retired XY-44 drill rig. Under the leadership of the Workshop Director, Brett Rossiter, the team decided to do an intensive refurbishment on this rig to get it up and running to meet the demand of projects the group had received in the past few months.Often it isn't financially viable to pur ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the May edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. Drilling has always been at the core of the GeoGroup since its establishment in 1989 by the late founder and CEO, Dave Rossiter. We have continued to grow and evolve over the years with new vehicles and rigs regularly being added to our growing fleet. We are thankful for the years of experience we have ...

Our Newest Edition

Over the past couple of months, we have been very busy with the manufacturing and assembly of our new customized CPTu rig specifically designed with stability in mind. Stability, which is a very important factor when conducting CPTu tests where the ground conditions show characteristics of a lower shear strength value or cohesiveness. With our smaller TG63-150 and TG73-200 CPTu ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | Arpil 2021

April 2021 Newsletter As we head into the second quarter of the year, many of us stand in amazement that it has already been 1 year since the start of the national lockdown. Although many countries around the world are still facing various challenges, we can positively say that having the ability to adapt is an invaluable strength in a personal capacity and when it comes to ru ...