Sarah Evans

‘You can’t pin silicosis on all of us’

This week it was the mining companies' turn to tell the court why they can't be held responsible for the suffering of thousands of former mineworkers.

Silicosis case poised to rewrite law books

The historic class-action suit brought by gravely ill former gold miners and their families will push the boundaries of the country's court system.

Silicosis class action: A question of manageability

The high court in Johannesburg has to decide how to process a case of this size, which mining companies say is impossible.

Silicosis class action suit: A question of causality

Will gold mineworkers have to prove a link between their silicosis and their employers' negligence?

Mining houses embroiled in potentially massive TB and silicosis case

Thousands of former mineworkers are seeking compensation for allegedly being exposed to conditions which caused them to contract TB and silicosis.

Motsoeneng ruling gives Madonsela much-needed teeth

Without a legal review, the public protector's findings and recommendations cannot be ignored, the supreme court has said.

Mass protected strike set for Wednesday

On Wednesday, any worker who wants to go on strike, can do so. Every town across SA is being urged to join the first of two protected mass strikes.

Who owns what in South Africa?

Thomas Piketty's message about a global wealth tax found fertile ground in South Africa.

A permanent job is hard to find

Precarious work is becoming the norm as bosses increase their levels of exploitation.

Sources of party funding to remain private – court rules

But a minority judgment would have granted My Vote Counts's wish to see Parliament pass legislation giving citizens fair access to party funding info.

Mosebenzi Zwane sworn in as mineral resources minister

The former Free State provincial MEC has replaced Ngoako Ramatlhodi who is being shifted to the department of public service and administration.

ConCourt dismisses Legal Aid’s leave to appeal

In a majority ruling, the Constitutional Court has ruled that Legal Aid SA's case was moot, and that its appeal had no prospects of success.

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