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GeoGroup Newsletter | March 2021

Let's March! The best way to describe the energy among the GeoGroup team since the beginning of the year, and especially this month, would be the popular saying "GO TEAM GO!". Just in the past couple of months, we have visited many locations all across South Africa as well as projects in Lesotho, Uganda and Malawi, to mention only a few. And with more projects lined up, it is ...

Reverse Circulation Drilling | Letšeng Diamond Mine

“The Geomechanics drill team drilled 3 354 meters using the Reverse Circulation drill method.”What is Reverse Circulation Drilling? Reverse Circulation drilling, or RC drilling, is a specific method of drilling which makes use of dual wall drill rods. These drill rods are a combination of an outer drill rod and an inner tube. With RC drilling, the rock is fragmented into chips ...

Reaching New Heights | Converting our Atlas Copco CS1500

Exploration Drilling is used in the mineral mining sector to probe the contents of known ore deposits or to explore sites for potential geological/commercial value. Exploration drilling allows geologists to extract and examine sample core profiles at the surface with reduced environmental impact and lower costs.The Atlas Copco CS-1500 is a rotary core drill rig used in explorat ...

Birthday Tree Tags | A GeoGroup staff appreciation initiative

We have started this year on a greener, more sustainable note. Over the past 2 months, we have been planting trees in Lanseria as part of our staff appreciation initiative.This was one of the goals our late CEO and founder of GeoGroup DAVE ROSSITER had...to make a difference to our environment and to reduce our carbon footprint as a company. The initiative, which he entrusted t ...

In Loving Memory of Josana (Panga) Ncube

We are saddened to say goodbye to our dear friend and respected colleague, Panga Ncube. We will forever miss your smile, cherish all the good times we had with you and remember the great memories we made together over the years. Your exceptional expertise as a drill rig operator will be greatly missed in the industry. 
 
On behalf of all of us here at Geomechanics, we send our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones.
2021 Staff Awards

The GeoGroup Year-End Function & Staff Awards Ceremony

The GeoGroup Year-End Function & Staff Awards CeremonyAs 2020 was coming to a close, the GeoGroup team was ready to celebrate together at our annual year-end braai and staff awards on the 18th of December. This, especially, is a great time where we get to unwind and celebrate all the milestones we reached together in 2020 even while observing strict COVID-19 preventative me ...

In Loving Memory of William Mabuela

In Loving Memory of William Mabuela (12 March 1955 – 28 January 2021)It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye today to our dearest William Mabuela. We will always remember you for your joyful character, the kindness you showed everyone, and the level of excellence you brought to the drilling industry. We thank you for your long service of 19 years in Geomechanics as ...

CPTu Testing

Our teams have been very busy on site conducting CPTu testing with dissipation tests as well as seismic CPTu obtaining S & P wave Seismics. We are excited to announce we are in the process of buying our 3rd CPTu rig to meet the growing demand in the industry for these services. We will be sure to keep you informed once it has reached our shores. ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | February 2021

"Hello, February!" The GeoGroup has had an extremely busy start to the year. Currently, we have 35 Projects within the group of companies of which we are truly grateful for. We want to dedicate this edition of the GeoGroup newsletter to all of our clients for their continuous support and especially to each and every GeoGroup employee for their dedication and the excellence the ...

Terra Monitoring Team at Work

GeoGroup Newsletter | January 2021

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first edition of the GeoGroup newsletter for 2021. We wish all our staff and clients a successful and prosperous 2021.We have been back at work for a week already and our teams have been deployed to the field beginning site works. Our teams have been retrained and medicalised and ready for the year ahead of hopefully some uninterrupted hard work ...