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‘More needed’ for miners to work again

Amcu and experts agree that mineworkers and their communities face a unique risk without a detailed response to Covid-19 from the sector

Mandela said I could, so I got my doctorate

My mother was a domestic worker and my father a miner, and I went to school in the townships

Miners speak out against Sibanye

Not a year into buying Lonmin, Sibanye is accused of mistreating the mineworkers who were injured eight years ago during the Marikana massacre. But the platinum giant says it is a miscommunication. Athandiwe Saba and Paul Botes visit Marikana to find out the truth

Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online

Potential claimants and their dependents are encouraged to also contact the call centre

Letters to the editor: May 18 to 24

A reader writes in about the silicosis class action

Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up

Impoverished families will have some relief after a class action against 29 mining firms succeeds

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.

​Almost five years after the massacre, the battle for Marikana justice continues

Another BASF shareholder meeting has come and gone without resolution on reparations.

A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people

We must address the legacy of apartheid and abolish the slave wage economy we have inherited.

‘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.

Marikana miners blast Farlam Commission report

Mineworkers in Marikana have blasted the Farlam Commission of Inquiry report for its findings against Amcu.

Platinum mines push for automation, despite costs

Three years of labour upheaval and a political push for safety and better wages have set in motion a drive to mechanise platinum mines.

How long could the mines hold out?

Platinum stockpiles and a market surplus mean the mineworker strike is almost convenient for the mining companies.

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