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The Tshiamiso Trust was founded in terms of the class action settlement agreement concluded between six mining companies, some of their affiliates, the claimants’ representatives and the claimants’ attorneys.

Companies party to the silicosis settlement reached on 3 May 2018 of the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation, are pleased to announce that the settlement agreement has become effective. The Occupational Lung Disease Working Group - representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater – and Richard Spoor Inc, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and the Legal Resources Centre representing the claimants, reached this historic settlement after almost five years of negotiations.