City Press - Claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action say they are relieved the matter is reaching closure after a historic settlement between their legal representatives and gold mines was reached last week.
Mining Weekly - The Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and Richard Spoor Attoneys, on behalf of thousands of mineworkers, last week reached a class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Diseases (OLD) Working Group, which represents various South African gold mining companies.
Health24 - Two days after Workers’ Day, South Africa’s biggest ever class action settlement was reached, offering compensation to mineworkers who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on gold mines from 12 March 1965.
Business Live - The name of the R5bn trust established to provide compensation for mine workers made ill by silica dust in the mines — Tshiamiso — is a Setswana word meaning "to make good" or "to correct".
All Africa - On Wednesday 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.
Mining Review - All mining employees require active collaboration between management and regulators, as well as each other, in order to work towards the 2024 zero harm D-day. This requires an intensive focus on illnesses including tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, the Chamber of Mines’ head of health Dr Thuthula Balfour tells Sascha Solomons.
Bizcommunity - Hopes have been tempered of a quick resolution to the occupational lung disease class action including thousands of former miners afflicted with silicosis, with expectations of a settlement to take to the courts expected in the next six months instead of early in 2018 as three new companies join the action.
SAfrica24 - The out of court settlement for the tuberculosis and silicosis class action brought against six gold mining companies on the Witwatersrand could be signed in the next six months, graham Briggs, the convener of the occupational lung diseases working group, said yesterday.
Fin24 - A settlement for miners suffering from silicosis will be a better option than litigation, said Graham Briggs, convenor of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group.
SA Labour - The day marks exactly two years since three workers were killed after being trapped underground at Vantage Gold’s Lily Mine in Barberton. The three bodies remain underground despite Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant saying late last year that the container in which the workers were trapped in February 2016 was likely to be retrieved by January 2018.