Proudly creating employment in South Africa.

Creating more jobs

Kropz is proud to be creating sustainable employment in South Africa and is nurturing talent in our local communities. During the early project development, we had catered for 300 employees. The final scope of work, together with the proposals we received from our main contractors, has resulted in this number being revised to over 450. The 450 roles will be long term, available for the 15 year life of mine.
Wellness Centre under construction.

Construction update – Kropz Wellness Centre

Part of the construction work underway at the moment is the building of the Wellness Centre. This centre will serve a number of purposes, one of which being the venue for the induction and training of employees and contractors before they commence work on the plant and mining areas, as well as the induction of visitors to site. This is not only a legal health and safety requirement, it also gives us the opportunity to familiarise our visitors with the Kropz work ethos, whilst sharing our vision and values with them.
West Coast Music Academy learners.

Bringing music to Hopefield Thusong Centre

The Saldanha Bay Municipality has agreed that the Hopefield Thusong Centre can be used as a centre for music tuition and training as well as the venue for the provision of music therapy to help rehabilitate substance abuse addicts.
Department of Mineral Resources’ Regional Manager, Ms Duduzile Kunene, signs the safety banner along with mine employees.

1,000,000 Lost Time Injury Free Hours

On 21 September 2016, the Kropz team and contractors celebrated another significant safety milestone. The plant construction team, as controlled by the DRA site management, reached 1,000,000 Lost Time Injury free hours. This is another impressive milestone for the project. “This impressive safety milestone is testament to each team member taking responsibility for the welfare of those working with them. I want to thank each and every person for making this possible. Let’s remain focused and actively care for each other,” says Dr Wynand van Dyk, Elandsfontein Project Manager.
One of the bontebok tagged and micro-chipped for monitoring.

Protecting bontebok at Elandsfontein

Since the purchase of the Elandsfontein property in 2009, a small herd of bontebok have inhabited the larger property. These animals have not been tested before to determine their genetics. During August 2016, three bontebok, one male and two females, were darted and blood samples were taken and sent to the Zoological Society in Pretoria for genetic testing.
West Coast wild flowers will not be affected by mining.

Will the Elandsfontein project negatively impact the West Coast wild flowers?

According to Deon van Eeden, Elandsfontein’s rehabilitation specialist from VULA Environmental Services, the colourful annual West Coast wild flowers are mostly associated with old agricultural areas and will not be affected by Elandsfontein’s mining operations.