Fernando Pequenino Geotechnical Engineer GaGE Consulting

Fernando Pequenino

BEngHons PrEng

Geotechnical Engineer

Keabetswe Mogotsi Geotechnician GaGE Consulting

Keabetswe Mogotsi

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 Geostructural Engineer GaGE Consulting

Frans van der Merwe

MEng PrEng

Geostructural Engineer

Katlego Segole Engineering Geologist GaGE Consulting

Katlego Segole

MSc (Geology)


Keabetswe Mogotsi

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.

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Summary of Credentials

Summary of Credentials




South African







National Diploma (Civil Engineering)

Bachelor of Technology (Con.Man, Civil Engineering)


Geotechnical investigations; Technical drawing; 

Profiling and core logging; 

Report writing



South Africa

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.


Key Projects

Pomona Water Tower, reservoir and Pump Station Kempton Park (2019)

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Kempton Park, South Africa

Specialist Engineering Geologist The project included the geotechnical investigation and evaluation of the the ground conditions for the proposed development and providing geotechnical and foundation recommendations. Keabetswe was responsible for the geotechnical investigations (Test pitting and Core logging), and compiling a geotechnical report including analysis of test results and making recommendations for the wayforward.


Pedestrian Bridge between Zonkizizwe and Palm Ridge, Katlehong, SOUTH AFRICA, (2017)

Hlanganani Consulting Engineers

Geotechnical Enigneering technician The project included the geotechnical investigation and evaluation of the feasibility for a potential route for the newly proposed pedestrian bridge alignment. The route includes very deep excavations. Keabetswe was responsible for the geotechnical investigations (test pit and Borelohore logging), geotechnical drawings as well as and compiling the geotechnical reports, including analysis of test results and making recommendations.

Upgrade of N3 between Paradise Valley, Mariannhill and Hammarsdale, Durban, S.AFRICA (2017-18)

South African Road Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL)

Geotechnician/ Draughting– The project involved the widening and upgrade of the National Route 3 between Paradise Valley (Section 1, km 17.5) and Hammarsdale (Section 2, km 8.1). Geotechnical works comprised the investigation, and design of cut and fill retaining walls, soil and rock slopes, structure abutments, and pile foundations to several bridges. Keabetswe was responsible for draughting of the MSE (retaining) walls, soil nail walls for lateral support, as well as longitudinal sections and cross sections.

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Technical Publications

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.

Katlego Segole


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.  

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