south african gold miners reach landmark settlement

  • Class action settlement reached for miners with silicosis

    The Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Abrahams Kiewitz Attorneys and Richard Spoor Attorneys, on behalf of thousands of mineworkers, have reached a class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Disease (OLD) Working Group, which represents various South African gold mining companies. Mining Weekly reports that the settlement, which is the first of its kind in South []

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    S. Africa gold miners, workers reach settlement in historic silicosis case. The parties said they believed an out-of-court settlement was far preferable for all concerned than an inevitably

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  • Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired

    Jun 28, 2018South Africa's mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era have resulted in high rates of occupational lung disease and low rates of compensation for ex-miners and their families. Given growing advocacy and activism of current and

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  • South Africa gold producers, gold miners reach silicosis

    May 03, 2018JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African gold producers reached a class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, the lawyers said on Thursday. In

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  • South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung

    South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung disease. Gold producers reach a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease.

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  • Landmark settlement of South African miners' silicosis

    Sep 25, 2013Legal Resources Centre, Legal Aid South Africa and Leigh Day Co Press release 25 September 2013 Landmark settlement of President Steyn miners' claims against AngloAmerican boosts fight for silicosis compensation The long-running President Steyn gold miners' silicosis litigation against Anglo American South Africa Ltd ("AASA")has today been settled.

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  • South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement

    Mar 12, 2018South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a

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  • South Africa Gold Miners' Silicosis Lawsuit Settlement

    By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday "I am confident we will finalize the settlement within []

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  • Joburg Court Rules R500k Compensation For Ex Wenela Miners

    7 THE South African High Court has approved a historic R5 billion settlement in the silicosis case involving gold miners, among them Zimbabweans, under the ex-Witwatersrand Native Labour Association

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  • South African Gold Producers Reach Lung

    May 03, 2018Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. and other mining companies agreed to resolve a lawsuit filed by workers who said they contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines

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  • South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung

    May 01, 2019South African gold producers have reached a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease, in the country's largest-ever class action suit. Officials said the six mining companies involved agreed to the 5bn rand ($395m) settlement on Thursday, Reuters news agency reported.

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  • South Africa : A Shorthand History

    Oct 18, 2012A broad visual overview of South African History and the rich tapestry of early people who made it their home from its first inhabitants, the Khoisan, to the

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  • South African Gold Miners Reach Landmark Settlement by

    British mining conglomerate Anglo American agreed to pay a group of former gold miners in South Africa an undisclosed amount for health problems, a settlement that could open the door to thousands of similar suits against Anglo American and other mining companies. It is the first settlement reached

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  • SA gold producers, miners reach silicosis settlement

    May 03, 2018South African gold producers reached a class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis, the lawyers said on Thursday. In their statement, the lawyers did not provide an amount but the companies have already said that they have set aside R5 []

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  • South African Gold Producers Reach Lung

    Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – South African Gold Producers Reach Lung-Disease Settlement — The agreement provides for compensation for all eligible workers suffering from silicosis or tuberculosis who worked in the companies' mines at any point since March 1965, the parties said in a statement Thursday.

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  • Landmark settlement sees South African mine workers

    5 On 26 July, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg granted final approval of the historic settlement reached in May 2018 regarding the thousands of South African gold mine workers and dependents of workers who developed tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses whilst working in the gold mines.

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  • Understanding the silicosis judgment

    May 16, 2016In doing so, the court drew on international legal precedent on both class action litigation and common law, from the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA. The judges also drew on South African legal history, in one instance going back 100 years, roughly the lifespan of the South African gold mining

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  • Geography of South Africa

    Much of the area is devoted to commercial farming, but it also contains South Africa's largest conurbation in Gauteng Province, the centre of the gold mining industry. But there are also important coal mines on the Highveld which are associated with South Africa

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  • Landmark settlement for South African asbestos workers

    The high profile battle in the South African courts to secure compensation for South African asbestos miners and their families has concluded with a landmark multi-million rand settlement which will lead to the first and only asbestos trust fund in South Africa.

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  • South Africa miners reach $400 mln silicosis settlement

    May 03, 2018South African gold producers agreed a 5 billion rand ($400 million) class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners

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  • South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement

    Mar 11, 2018South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a

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  • Gold miners near silicosis lawsuit settlement

    Jan 10, 2018The class action brought by thousands of mineworkers who contracted lung diseases while working for South African gold miners has been postponed because the parties are close to a settlement

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  • A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's

    7 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, following Friday's historic court decision.. The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg approved the settlement of a lengthy class-action lawsuit.

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  • South Africa: Landmark Silicosis Settlement Made Order of

    Jul 26, 2019There was a lot of "give and take" from both sides, but the settlement agreement, which has resulted in a R5 billion compensation fund for gold miners afflicted with Silicosis and TB, was as

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  • UPDATE 1

    Many of the nearly half a million miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, are from nearby countries who supplied labour to South African mines. Gold miners are appealing against that ruling while at the same time six of the firms, including Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye and Harmony, are holding settlement talks with

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  • S.Africa miners reach landmark silicosis settlement

    May 03, 2018The settlement will cover those who worked for the mining giants between March 1965 and the present day and will reportedly benefit up to 100,000 former mine workers or their dependents Johannesburg (AFP) - Thousands of miners in South Africa

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