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.

Broke & Broken - Miners with silicosis get their stories told

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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.

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.


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.

Mining firms to appeal silicosis ruling, says lawyer

2016-06-03 11:21

Gold mining firms will appeal against a court ruling allowing class action suits seeking damages for up to half a million miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis.

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.

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