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Asbestos case: More charges in store for Magashule

Three more people have been arrested, bringing the total of accused to 15, who will appear in the Mangaung magistrate’s court today

Hawks arrest Free State ‘asbestos project’ players

Businessman Edwin Sodi and senior civil servants are among those arrested over the R200-million theft of state funds

Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation

In the Northern Cape, former mineworkers and their families live with lung-destroying diseases and barely survive financially.

Asbestos payout came too late

Delays in the department of labour added to dying pensioner's distress.

Playing in the shadow of asbestos mine dumps

A ministry is caring for Swazi Aids orphans in the abandoned mining town of Bulembu in northern Swaziland, despite health warnings.

Landmark ruling in asbestos trial

A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron have been found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison by an Italian court in a ground-breaking trial.

Precious and the asbestos dump

Penge started out as a short stopover for Kevin Davie while on a cycling trip. But he was drawn back by the inhabitants living amid poisonous dust.

French ‘asbestos’ ship poised for Suez crossing

Egyptian technicians on Monday were to inspect an old French aircraft carrier, heading for an Indian scrapyard, ahead of its planned transit through the Suez canal after a delay caused by controversy over the warship's asbestos insulation. In a further potential legal snag, India's Supreme Court on Monday banned the ship from entering Indian waters before February 13.

Gencor pays R460m to settle asbestos claims

Former South African mining holding company Gencor on Monday announced that it had paid R460,5-million to various trusts as part of its asbestos claims settlement. Of the amount, R40-million was specifically held for rehabilitation claims.

Settlement in sight for Gencor and asbestos claimants

South African mine holding company Gencor and asbestos mining claimants could reach a settlement agreement by week end or at the latest the end of March, said Richard Spoor, a lawyer from legal firm Ntuli, Noble & Spoor, representing the claimants.

Banks fingered in asbestos case payment delay

The bankers of Cape plc -- the company that reached an out-of-court settlement with asbestosis victims last year -- would be held personally responsible if it is proved they were responsible for reneging on the agreement, says the victims' legal counsel.

Asbestos victims challenge Gencor unbundling

The case brought by 7 500 South African mineworkers against UK multinational, Cape Plc, has taken a new turn as London-based and local lawyers join forces and challenge the terms of Gencor's proposed unbundling in the Cape Town High Court.

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