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Law firm begins process for silicosis victims’ compensation

17 August 2019, 6:23 PM

A private law firm representing victims and their families in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action case has begun the process to prepare applications for compensation for mineworkers.

Way forward in Silicosis case

29 July 2019, 6:21 PM

The law firm involved in the Silicosis class action case has sought to explain the process going forward following the landmark judgment.

Num calls for speedy process to compensate miners who contracted silicosis

27 July 2019, 9:34 PM

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) in the Free State has called for a speedy process to compensate the thousands of former gold miners who contracted silicosis in South African mines and  their dependants.

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Cosatu welcomes R5 billion agreement in Silicosis saga

27 July 2019, 7:31 AM

Cosatu says it will soon begin a process of identifying the victims of silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis to determine the extent of their claims against the gold mining companies.

R5 billion silicosis settlement approved

26 July 2019, 1:30 PM

The High Court in Johannesburg has approved an historic R5 billion settlement in the silicosis case.

[WATCH]: Silicosis and TB class action briefing

3 May 2018, 3:05 PM

The claimants’ attorneys in the silicosis and TB class action litigation and the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group and its seven member companies will give details on developments in respect of the negotiations between them.

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Disgruntled SASSA applicants cry foul over disability grant rejection

1 August 2021, 9:26 AM

A group of ill workers from Kanana in the North West are crying foul about the process used by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to determine their fitness to work.

Mine deaths reduced as safety improves

24 January 2020, 6:25 PM

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced a 37% fall in mine deaths as safety improves.

ANC welcomes miners R5 billion class action settlement

6 May 2018, 2:54 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the R5 billion class action settlement with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis.

Mineworkers, gold companies reach R5 billion out of court settlement

3 May 2018, 4:10 PM

Thousands of mineworkers who contracted silicosis and TB are expected to receive a total of five-billion rand in compensation, following a class action settlement between major gold producers and firms representing the miners.

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