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.

SA mining's tragic legacy

2012-03-22 07:38

From gold dust may arise a billion dollar silicosis claim.

Miners denied silicosis checks - lawyer

2011-11-16 15:51

A lawyer for hundreds of former SA gold miners says their employers failed to provide access to regular silicosis check-ups.


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.

Miner with silicosis to attend Anglo AGM

2012-04-19 07:46

An ex-worker at an Anglo American mine, who is among more than 1 000 suing the firm for negligent exposure to silica dust, will ask the firm for compensation.

SA miners may face huge class action case

2012-03-20 16:20

A lawyer says he is preparing a class action case against SA mining firms on behalf of almost 7 000 former workers who say they contracted silicosis on the job.

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