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In The Works - Projects Underway

The Geomechanics teams have been very busy over the last few weeks and months, preparing all of our rigs, equipment and people, gearing them up for some freezing on site weather conditions. The team will be starting on site in Lesotho next week and setting up camps in the mountains using our flat pack containers which provide our teams comfortable, and easy to set up remote site accommodation.

Training with the team

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 ...

Storeman Position Available

STOREMAN POSITION AVAILABLEThe GeoGroup is looking for a skilled Storeman to join their team.CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:•Applicants must have Storeman experience of 5 years or more.•Must be able to efficiently manage multiple stores.•Accurately manage the dispatching and the receiving of goods.•Computer literacy is a must. Especially with the Microsoft Office suite.•Knowledge of su ...

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 ...

Safety First

The GeoGroup has always understood the importance of equipping our staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep themselves and each other safe on site. Before any employee is deployed to site, we want to prepare them as much as possible by offering them the following training sessions in case of emergencies:   First aid Level-1 to Level-2. As we know, it is imperat ...