Nov 2016 - Feb 2017

Through its managing director, Mr. Rupert Sebire, and a senior environmental geohydrologist, Mrs. Elzet Bowker, Geomeasure Group were represented at the 2016 Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa (NICOLA) conference. This was held in Johannesburg during early November 2016, with many other industry stakeholders present. Much was learnt through this attendance, especially with regards to some industry developments that are making their way to our shores. We will always encourage our staff members to attend these types of conferences, so as to further their industry-based knowledge of our field.

On Saturday 11th February 2017, Geomeasure Group entered a team of swimmers into Event 3 (Company Relay) of the 44th edition of the Midmar Mile. It is held every year at Midmar Dam near Howick in central KwaZulu-Natal, and typically attracts more than 15 000 entrants across the two days of competition. Despite high temperatures, conditions were near perfect with the surface of the dam generally quite flat with little chop.

A combined time of 112 min 51 sec, or an average of 37 min 23 sec across the three swimmers, was achieved by Geomeasure Group, with the team experience of this event certainly enjoyed. Geomeasure Group is encouraging its staff members to enter a larger team next year!

The following day, on Sunday 12th February 2017, saw the Hillcrest Marathon being hosted by Hillcrest Villagers Athletic Club, of which our managing director, Mr. Rupert Sebire, is a member. Geomeasure Group came on-board as a co-sponsor, in an effort to assist the running community and encourage fitness and physical activity, and the benefits that result. In addition, marshalling assistance was provided to aid the race organisers and ensure safety throughout the event. With the ‘home’ race complete for the year, Geomeasure Group will challenge its staff members to partake in road running races and trail runs across the province throughout the rest of 2017!

After the submission of her application, one of our junior geologists, Mrs. Shannon Krebs, was recently accepted as a candidate member of the South African Institute for Engineering and Environmental Geologists (SAIEG), for which we congratulate her. Two of our other staff members are currently full members of the SAIEG, with more being encouraged to apply and keep their professional knowledge up-to-date through additional registrations.