Media coverage 2016

  • Nunn’s Kropz wary of “push back” as political noise grows

    MIKE Nunn, the mining entrepreneur that brought us Tanzanite One which briefly stole the spotlight from diamonds, is back on our screens again as the driving force behind Kropz – a privately-owned company that also has Patrice Motsepe as a backer.

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  • Controversy afoot with miner Kropz

    Mining entrepreneur Mike Nunn, with the backing of magnate Patrice Motsepe, has embarked on a new endeavor – he wants to mine phosphate next to the Langebaan Lagoon.

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  • More work for Saldanha port

    Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital (ARC) and a private company, Kropz, headed by former tanzanite miner Mike Nunn, are waiting for two final permits before they start mining phosphate near Saldanha Bay.

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  • Fertiliser plant in the offing near Saldanha

    SA could have another fertiliser producer if a company called Kropz can raise R10bn to build a plant at Saldanha Bay to process the phosphate coming from its new Elandsfontein mine.

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  • Emerging phosphate miner gains momentum, aims to ‘change’ mining perception

    Emerging miner Kropz is working to change the perception of mining and become the new industry benchmark through the responsible operation and rehabilitation of the Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay.

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  • Mines department a mess of confusion

    “We have a major problem with DMR [the department of mineral resources] … there’s nothing we can do now to regulate mines,” said a provincial environmental affairs official. Changes in legislation prevent the department from stopping abuses in the mining sector.

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  • Fosfaatmyn: Water bly dié kwessie

    Geeneen van die huidige personeel by die Elandsfonteinmyn het enige vorige fosfaatmyn-ondervinding nie, het Mark Maynard, operasionele bestuurder van die omstrede fosfaatmyn, Maandagaand by die Weskus-sakekamer se netwerksessie genoem.

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  • Manuel says DMR must “clean up act” as Cape project wins permit

    FORMER finance minister, Trevor Manuel, has demanded the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) “clean up its act” referring specifically to the controversial granting of a permit to mine phosphate next to the Langebaan Lagoon – part of the West Coast National Park.

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