ARTICLES RELATING TO SILICOSIS

Harmony Gold reduces losses, vows to put miner safety first

2019-08-20 09:08

Gold mining company Harmony reduced its losses by over 40% for the 2019 financial year.

R5bn silicosis payout could increase with inflation, more claims - attorney

2019-07-29 16:04

The R5bn silicosis settlement, approved in a landmark ruling by the Gauteng High Court last week, is the minimum guaranteed amount payable by the six companies involved, but their liability remains infinite – and the compensation values will rise in line with inflation each year.

Landmark silicosis ruling a 'huge relief' even if it took 15 years - lawyer

2019-07-27 07:30

The approval by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties.

Court approves historic R5bn settlement in silicosis saga

2019-07-26 10:24

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has approved the historic R5bn settlement agreement in the lengthy silicosis case.

Miners can register for silicosis/TB claims online

2018-06-20 08:14

A website and Facebook page have been launched to assist mineworkers and their families in registering their claims for silicosis/TB settlements.

R1.4 billion settlement for miners with silicosis, TB

2018-05-08 11:13

A settlement has been reached according to which mineworkers with silicosis or tuberculosis will be paid out.

Miners settle for about R5bn in silicosis class action

2018-05-03 16:03

Seven mining firms have reached an agreement to settle an historic class action brought on behalf of thousands of mineworkers who contracted the deadly silicosis disease while working underground.

Court approves postponement of silicosis case

2018-01-11 07:00

The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted a postponement of a silicosis class action appeal as parties try to settle out of court.

Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action

2017-02-08 16:26

Mining companies facing class action from mine workers who contracted silicosis on South Africa’s gold mines, remain hopeful that there will be an out of court settlement.

SA’s ‘living corpses’ backed by US lawyers who beat big tobacco

2016-08-17 07:22

While it’s taken more than seven years, the unlikely combination of deep-pocketed US lawyers and SA's silicosis mining victims is finally having some success.

 

Everything you need to know about the R5bn silicosis settlement as mining companies prepare to pay out

2019-08-03 10:17

Following a lengthy legal process, the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg recently approved a landmark settlement agreement which will see gold miners affected by silicosis or tuberculosis receiving compensation.

A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's historic R5bn silicosis settlement

2019-07-27 14:14

Thousands of miners, ex-employees and dependents of deceased miners will finally receive compensation for suffering through tuberculosis or silicosis because of working underground in South African gold mines.

Chest X-rays and mobile clinics across Southern Africa: the mammoth task after the landmark R5bn mining settlement

2019-07-26 17:24

The six companies will payout R5bn in claims and miners will receive between R70 000 and R500 000, depending on which of four categories they fall into.

Mining groups ask court to approve R5bn silicosis settlement case

2019-06-01 13:00

Mining groups have asked the Gauteng High Court to approve a R5bn settlement agreement relating to thousands of gold miners affected by silicosis or tuberculosis.

Silicosis deal prompts tears

2018-05-13 06:00

Claimants relieved they will soon be able to get compensation after years of fighting mining companies.

Most silicosis claimants living in poverty, say lawyers

2018-05-03 21:21

Lawyers say it would be difficult to quantify the exact number of possible claimants to be covered in the R5bn silicosis settlement, and that the majority of them are living in poverty.

Silicosis settlement imminent

2018-02-07 14:53

A settlement for miners suffering from silicosis will be a better option than litigation, says Graham Briggs, convenor of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group.

Mines make room for silicosis settlements

2017-07-30 11:22

It is unclear how exactly multinational mining giant Anglo American came to the $101m “best estimate” it announced this week for settling its liability in the now 13-year-old legal battle to compensate mine workers suffering from lung diseases.

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Broke & Broken - Miners with silicosis get their stories told

The story of mineworkers suffering from silicosis.

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Mine firms file leave to appeal silicosis, TB ruling

2016-07-15 15:27

The six companies that are members of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group want leave to appeal against a class action certification judgment.

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