B-Tech (Civil Eng)
GaGE comprises a highly qualified professional group with extensive individual experience and a strong track record in delivering geotechnical and geo-structural solutions to complex multi-disciplinary projects.
We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of professional knowledge to achieve extraordinary outcomes in engineering. Our staff are driven by the
work we do and clients value our deep expertise and new thinking.
Frans van der Merwe
N.Dip (Civil Eng); B-Tech (Construction Man, Civil Eng)
Keabetswe is a geotechnical engineering technician with over 7 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering profession, and has been involved in the geotechnical aspects of a variety of small to large civil and structural engineering projects; including for railway and road centrelines, multi-storey structures, housing developments, and bridges.
Summary of Credentials
Summary of Credentials
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
National Diploma (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Technology (Con.Man, Civil Engineering)
Geotechnical investigations; Technical drawing;
Profiling and core logging;
Keabetswe’s involvement has included the investigations, analyses, technical designs and reporting for these various infrastructure types. Keabetswe is competent in planning geotechnical investigations, soil profiling and core logging, material classification, sampling and on-site supervision and field testing.
Keabetswe is a self-motivated person with a very strong ability to grasp new concepts. Her willingness to learn consintuously allows her to acquire new knowledge within the engineering prfoession. She holds a National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Tshwane University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (Civil Eng) from the University of Johannesburg.
In her present position at GaGE Consulting, Keabetswe is responsible for the druaghting of technical designs of projects, field investigations (test pit and borehole logging), administrative tasks such as preparing bids and tender, and providing assistance to engineers and scientist, as well as other professionals or consultants where needed.
Mogotsi, K. A., and van der Merwe, F. H. (2017) Can One Use the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer to Predict the Allowable Bearing Pressure?Proceedings of the 9th South African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, 13, 14 & 15 September 2017 – Salt Rock Hotel, Dolphin Coast, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. SAICE Geotechnical Division.
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.