Ubuntu Rock Drilling

Ubuntu Rock Drilling previously operating as Geosphere Drilling, was established in 2005 by Louis Berrington. Ubuntu Rock Drilling is a level 2 Contributor to B-BBEE with 51% black ownership and specialises in core-, geo-technical-, air percussion,- symmetric- and blasting drilling. URD recently added opencast blasting to our portfolio making us your drilling contractor of choice.


Louis Berrington (Pri. Sci. Nat: Geology) , has been involved in core -and air percussion drilling for more than 20 years. He is highly involved in all current operations and oversees his personnel responsible for all the drilling, fieldwork related services and administrative tasks. Louis’ skills include geological and core logging, drilling supervision and borehole construction.

John Mophethe obtained his LL.B degree from the former Vista University (now University of the Free State). He later obtained his LL.M and Advanced Certificate in Labour Law from the University of the Free State (UFS).