asbestos

 
Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation
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. Lucas Ledwaba...
State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines
State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines
Six thousand of the more than 7 500 mines in South Africa are abandoned and the government must spend R30-billion to fix the environmental...
Landmark ruling in asbestos trial
Landmark ruling in asbestos trial
A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron were found guilty and sentenced to 16 years each in prison by an Italian court on Monday in a ground-breaking trial over 3 000 alleged asbestos-related deaths....
Precious and the asbestos dump
Precious and the asbestos dump
The town of Penge, on the banks of the Olifants River in Limpopo, was on my cycling route. I knew that asbestos had been mined there in the past...
Chernobyl of the Northern Cape
Chernobyl of the Northern Cape
An out-of-court settlement between Gencor and asbestos victims last week does not cover cleaning up places where people live and children play --...

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