About Ubuntu Rock Drilling

We contribute to social and economic development of sustainable communities with our operations. To achieve this we:

  • Identify the communities and other stakeholders associated with our operations and actively engage with them in a culturally appropriate and transparrent manner as early as possible and throughout the life-cycle of our operations to establish relationships based on mutual benefit;
  • Respect the cultures, customs, interests and rights of communities and vulnerable or previously disadvantaged groups;
  • Work with governments, local authorities, community representatives and NGO’s and other interested parties to develop and support projects that benefit the communities associated with our projects;
  • Work to minimise the adverse impacts of our operations on the communities in which we operate.

In addition we aim to preserve the long-term health, function and viabillity of the natural environments affected by our operations. Lastly, but most important of all, we aim to operate a safe workplace that is injury and fatality free, and to enhance the well-being of employees, sub-contractors and the community. We are proud to anouns a ZERO injury rate to date.

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Drill Crew Capacity & Experience

As our equipment is specialised we make use of qualified and certified competent personnel. All personnel’s competencies are reviewed on a regular basis and refresher training done. Most of our personnel have been with us for at least 7 years. Qualified standby personnel are available should a team member not be able to perform his duties due to illness or injury, reducing possible time loss considerably.

In charge of projects is our Managing Director who fulfils the role as Operations Manager. Louis, who is a qualified Geologist, registered with the SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific professionals), has more than 20 years industry experience. He conducts regular site visits to monitor progress and compliance and is also responsible for logistic support.

URD is also a member of BWA.

Safety Zero Tolerance

Ubuntu Rock drilling is proud to announce a zero incident rate.

How do we achieve this?

Zero tolerance regarding alcohol and drug use. Safety during any drilling project is of utmost importance and all sites are clearly demarcated. A standardised layout is used for all drill sites to ensure an efficient and safe working environment for all personnel, and visitors whom may arrive at the site. Making use of trained and qualified personnel.

SHEQ Management Systems such as

  • Policies,Procedures and Standards
  • PPE Management
  • Equipment Tagging and Pre-use inspections
  • Task based Risk Assessments prior to project
  • Daily Mini Risk Assessment prior to shift start
  • Continues SLAM (Stop, Look, Assess and Manage)
  • Planned Task observations
  • Risk Conversancy Training and Education
  • Toolbox talks
  • Safety meetings


  • CIPC Business Registration (Registration Number 2014/157053/07)
  • BBEE- Level 2 (Affidavit & Auditor Report)
  • SARS Tax Clearance (Registration Number: 9516533172)
  • VAT Registration (Registration Number: 4940267083)
  • Letter of Good Standing (Registration Number: 990000973377)
  • Member of Borehole water Association of South Africa (Membership Number: 298)
  • CSD Registration (Supplier Number: MAAA0464106)