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Towards a comprehensive and sustainable solution to occupational lung disease

This op-ed first appeared in City Press on 20 March 2016

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - South Africa’s gold mining industry is the foundation on which the country’s economic wealth has been built over more than a century. As the industry has matured, it has had to go ever deeper underground to recover the precious metal, the extraction of which still employs and supports hundreds of thousands of people, both directly and indirectly, in the industries and communities which continue to rely on its existence.

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