Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action

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Cape Town – 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. 

Graham Briggs, former Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Gold and Chairperson of the Mining industry Working Group on Occupational Lung Disease, told journalists on the sidelines of the 2017 Mining Indaba that there’s good collaboration among stakeholders in the industry, labour and government to find a speedy solution. 

“I’m optimistic, although we don’t have a solution on the table yet,” Briggs said. 

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