The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has approved a landmark R5 billion (U.S.$351,534,619) settlement agreement in the protracted class-action case centred around former miners who developed silicosis after working in gold mines. 14 mining companies attached to the case have applied to the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the ruling.
Court Approves Historic Settlement in Silicosis Case
GroundUp, 26 July 2019
There was a lot of “give and take” from both sides, but the settlement agreement, which has resulted in a R5 billion compensation fund for gold miners afflicted with… Read more »
Zwelakhe Dala died on 30 March 2015. He was 55 years old and suffering from silicosis. He worked on the gold mines for 28 years and received no compensation when he got sick. “It is too painful. If my husband was not working on the mines, he would still be alive.” says his wife, Nosipho (pictured).
Six Mining Groups Ask Court to Approve R5 Billion Silicosis Settlement
GroundUp, 30 May 2019
Lawyers for thousands of gold miners afflicted by silicosis or tuberculosis lined up on the side of six mining groups this week to ask the Gauteng High Court to approve a R5… Read more »
'We Know Our Lives are in Danger' - Environment of Fear in South Africa's Mining-Affected Communities
HRW, 16 April 2019
I know I am on the hit list.… If I am dying for the truth, then I am dying for a good cause. I am not turning back. - Nonhle Mbuthuma, community member and spokesperson of… Read more »
The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted mining companies leave to appeal against a court decision allowing mineworkers suffering from silicosis and TB to bring a class action ... Read more »
Mineworkers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis have issued a class action lawsuit against 32 companies. Read more »
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