Mineworkers

 
Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online
Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online
A website and Facebook page have been launched to assist mineworkers and their families in registering their claims for silicosis and tuberculosis...
Letters to the editor: May 18 to 24
Letters to the editor: May 18 to 24
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Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up
Ziyanda Manjati, as she so often does, was calling to inform a former mineworker living in the rural Eastern Cape about a meeting. The family...
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...
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
The introduction of a national minimum wage must go beyond the narrow purpose of establishing a minimum floor wage, below which no worker can be...
Marikana miners blast Farlam Commission report
Marikana miners blast Farlam Commission report
About 2 000 mineworkers braved the cold weather in Wonderkop, Marikana, on Sunday to listen to their legal representative unpacking the...
Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs
For decades, production in South Africa's platinum mines has rested on the muscular shoulders of men risking life and limb to drill into the rock...
How long could the mines hold out?
How long could the mines hold out?
Twenty weeks into South Africa's longest strike and the economy is undoubtedly feeling the strain. But the affected mining companies are weathering...

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