Historic settlement reached in silicosis case: Sick miners to get up to R500k

On 2 May 2018, the Legal Resources Centre, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and Richard Spoor Attorneys, on behalf of thousands of mineworkers, reached a historic class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Disease (OLD) Working Group, representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony, Sibanye Stillwater and Pan African Resources. The settlement will see compensation paid to eligible mine workers who have silicosis or tuberculosis.

This is the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa and follows three years of extensive negotiations between the representative attorneys and the OLD Working Group.

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Source: GroundUp

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By Pete Lewis

Published: May 5, 2018, 12:50 a.m.

Last updated: May 5, 2018, 12:50 a.m.

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