Silicosis: Clarity on Q(h)ubeka Trust payouts

2016-05-22 16:20

A law firm has clarified how sick former miners who reached a landmark settlement in their battle against Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti will be compensated.

Silicosis ruling not on merit - mine companies

2016-05-13 14:10

The court finding enabling a silicosis class action suit against 32 SA miners does not represent a view on the merits of their case, caution the companies.

Silicosis: Landmark judgment for mineworkers

2016-05-13 09:48

In a landmark judgment, the South Gauteng High Court has ruled in favour of mineworkers to launch a silicosis class action suit against mining companies.

Sasol damages suit amounts to R80m

2015-04-05 21:28

The entire coal mining industry faces a legal attack, following a R80m civil suit against Sasol for damages relating to lung diseases.

Anglo American faces new silicosis protest

2014-04-24 14:02

The planned high profile protest at Anglo American's annual general meeting in London highlights renewed claims by miners suffering from the deadly silicosis disease.

Mines must act now over silicosis - lawyers

2013-09-25 19:17

Gold mines need to establish an industry-wide settlement scheme for silicosis victims following a deal with Anglo American, say the mineworkers' lawyers.

Silicosis suit: Anglo not yet off hook

2013-07-25 14:45

Gold miners have vowed to take their silicosis lawsuit against Anglo American to South Africa's courts, after a UK court refused to hear their case.

Gold miners' steps up silicosis lawsuit

2012-12-28 13:45

A lawyer has filed a class action suit against over 30 gold firms on behalf of 17 000 miners who say they contracted silicosis due to negligence in health and safety.

Sick miners to go to arbitration

2012-10-01 12:42

Former gold miners sick with silicosis will go into arbitration next year with Anglo American in a "test case", their attorneys say.

Gold miners slapped with lawsuit

2012-08-21 10:21

First papers have been filed in a potential class action suit against SA gold mining firms, on behalf of thousands of workers who contracted a lung disease.


Why silicosis judgment is important

2016-05-13 19:24

The Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 have welcomed the judgment handed down in the silicosis class action case against mining companies.

Silicosis class action in the interest of justice - court

2016-05-13 11:39

Mineworkers suffering from silicosis have made a prima facie case that mining firms had violated their constitutional rights, a South Gauteng High Court judge has said.

Gold firms form working group on lung disease

2016-03-20 13:26

SA gold-mining firms, some of which are being sued for incidents of lung disease, have formed a working group to pay compensation and prevent new cases occurring.

Gold mines move to crush silicosis suit

2014-06-08 17:56

Gold mining companies have filed thousands of pages of court papers to stop the historic class action by former mineworkers suffering from a lung disease.

Decrease in SA TB deaths

2014-03-25 14:41

According to Statistics SA progress is being made in reducing the number of deaths due to tuberculosis in South Africa.

Anglo: Sick miners' settlement a win for all

2013-09-25 14:11

A settlement between Anglo American and former miners who had contracted silicosis while working for the company benefited all parties, the miner says.

Sick miners file suit against Anglo

2013-03-07 12:36

Lawyers representing gold miners suffering from the deadly lung disease silicosis have filed a class action lawsuit against the SA arm of mining giant Anglo American.

Miners launch silicosis case

2012-10-04 16:19

Thirty-one former miners launched a case against AngloGold Ashanti, saying they contracted the lung disease silicosis while working in its shafts.

Miners may face SA's largest damages case

2012-08-21 13:30

If successful, a damages lawsuit filed against SA gold miners could result in damages of tens of billions of rands.

Anglo ordered to disclose documents

2012-07-17 08:26

Mining company Anglo American SA has been ordered by a UK high court to release documents to South African gold miners suing the company, say the firm's lawyers.

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