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Kropz PLC (KRPZ)


Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Kropz PLC

Management Update

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Kropz PLC
30 September 2020

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30 September 2020

Kropz Plc
("Kropz" or the "Company")

Management Update

Kropz plc (AIM: KRPZ)   an emerging African phosphate explorer and developer, provides an update on its management team.    

Mr Jan Steenkamp has resigned as Managing Director of Kropz Elandsfontein (Pty) Ltd ("Kropz Elandsfontein"), effective today. He will, however, remain on the board of Kropz Elandsfontein as a non-executive director. Mr Steenkamp will also remain in a technical advisory capacity for the on-going development of the Company's projects, namely the Elandsfontein phosphate project located in South Africa and the Hinda phosphate project located in the Republic of Congo. Mr Steenkamp's executive responsibilities will be assumed by the Company's Chief Operations Officer, Michelle Lawrence.  

In addition, Kropz is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Louis Swart as the Company's Financial Manager with effect from 1 October 2020. Mr Swart previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Richland Resources Limited, and financial manager for TanzaniteOne and Simmer & Jack Mines Limited. Mr Swart holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Pretoria and an Honours degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.


Mark Summers, Chief Executive Officer of Kropz commented: "The Board and I would like to sincerely thank Jan for his significant contributions to Kropz Elandsfontein over the past two years. We are delighted that he will remain on the board as a non-executive director and look forward to his counsel in an advisory capacity as we continue to advance the Elandsfontein and Hinda projects. We would also like to welcome Louis to our team." 


For further information visit or contact:

Kropz Plc


Mark Summers (CEO)

+27 (0)79744 8708



Grant Thornton UK LLP

Nominated Adviser

Samantha Harrison

Niall McDonald

+44 (0) 20 7383 5100



Hannam & Partners

Joint Broker

Andrew Chubb

Ernest Bell

 +44 (0)20 7907 8500




Financial PR & IR (UK)

Emily Moss

Jos Simson

Oliver Lamb

+44 (0) 207 920 3150

[email protected]


R&A Strategic Communications

PR (South Africa)

James Duncan

+27 (0)11 880 3924

[email protected] 


About Kropz Plc

Kropz is an emerging African phosphate explorer and developer, with an advanced stage phosphate project in South Africa and a phosphate project in the Republic of Congo. The vision of the Group is to become a leading independent phosphate rock producer and to develop into an integrated, mine-to-market plant nutrient company focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.


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