Kropz Elandsfontein Phosphate Mine (2016)
Initial engagement and discussions were with Adj/Prof Wynand van Dyk who has been involved with MtM through the GMIRM training programme and is the project manager of Kropz’s Elandsfontein Phosphate mine. This deposit is located 12 km from Langebaan and borders the West Coast National Park and sustainability principles have been incorporated into the design and operation of this mine and processing facility. This is regarded as a premier example of ‘Green Mining’ in practice. The processing facility is in the construction phase and the partnership with MtM has facilitated three visits with different groups of students, the most recent including five law students. This has provided valuable insight to MtM staff and students and ongoing discussions to develop an ongoing partnership are underway.