B-Tech (Civil Eng)
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Frans van der Merwe
BSc BScHons MSc* (Eng.Geology)
Katlego is an engineering geologist who is demonstrating significant potential and proficiency towards becoming and exceptional asset to the geotechnical profession. Being surrounded by a team of highly experienced and competent individuals, Katlego is responsible for undertaking geotechnical investigations and supervision of drilling contracts, dolomite stability assessments and providing assistance in the technical design of projects to the geological, geotechnical, tunnel and underground engineering team.
Summary of Credentials
Summary of Credentials
Master of Science (Engineering Geology)
Bachelor of Science Honours (Eng.Geol.)
Bachelor of Science (Geological Sciences)
Dolomite investigation and risk assessment
Field investigation techniques and supervision,
Engineering Geology and field mapping
Borrow Pit investigations,
Materials utilisation and aggregates,
Katlego is graduate engineering geologist, who is demonstrating significant potential and proficiency towards becoming an exceptional asset to the geotechnical profession. Currently, she is the site geologist on the prestigious N3 Keyridge realignment project.
Amongst other things, she has proved to have a strong academic standing, having been awarded the NRF Full-time Honours/Final year BTech and NRF Scarce Skills Masters scholarships, during her studies at the University of Pretoria.
Throughout her postgraduate studies, she has been tutoring second year - Groundwater (GLY 265), Intro. to Geology for Civil & Mining Engineers (SGM 210) and third year - Engineering Geology (GLY 363) modules, from the Geology Dept. Additionally, in 2016, she was appointed stand-in lecturer, presenting Intro. to Geology & Rock Mechanics for Civil Engineers (IGL 703). Furthermore, she has demonstrated an appreciation for research having presented at the 35th IGC hosted in South Africa, Cape Town, in the Young Engineering Geologist Session.
She is a focused, goal-driven individual who has further served in a number of noteworthy student organisations, including, Enactus “En – entrepreneurial, Act – action, us – student, academic and business leaders”. Including, heading up the Community Projects Portfolio, from her own faculty house: Natural and Agricultural Sciences Faculty House (NATHOUSE).
Being surrounded by a team of highly experienced and competent individuals, Katlego is responsible for the technical design of projects and providing assistance to the geological, geotechnical, tunnel and underground engineering team.
Segole, K.P., and Van Rooy, J.L. (2016)The influence of Aperture on Flow Regimes in a Single Smooth Fracture. Paper Number: 4956. Abstract 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
Jones B.R., Van Rooy, J.L., Dippenaar M.A., Brouwers L.B., Roux, J.I., Joubert, A., and Segole, K.P. (2016) Advances in the Understanding of Variably Saturated Fracture Flow, Water Research Commision (WRC) Report, Project K5/2326, Pretoria.
Completed masters degree in engineering geology at the University of Pretoria from 2014 to 2016 and assisted as a stand-in lecturer and tutor during this period. Since Jan 2017 has been supervising the geotechnical and drilling investigation of the N3 Keyridge realignment.