They allege they contracted incurable lung diseases while working on mines and want compensation for the harm caused to their health
Three people were killed and dozens injured a year ago when the tailings dam at the Jagersfontein diamond mine collapsed
Workers and their families claim they contracted lung disease from coal dust while working on mines owned by BHP Billiton, South32 SA and others
Families will never forget how iphika took their fathers, brothers, husbands and breadwinners after they spent the best years of their lives digging up gold in the mines
The long-running arms deal case is heading for further delays after Zuma’s attorney and senior counsel withdrew at the 11th hour
The former president is looking for new pro bono legal counsel
to defend him on arms deal charges, on the brink of the matter going to trial after 17 years
In February, the Johannesburg high court determined that Richard Spoor Attorneys could go ahead with a class action application
Despite a high court judgment halting extraction, villagers feel unsafe as the minister plans a survey and resettlement guidelines
The listeriosis outbreak — the largest in recorded history — killed 218 people after more than 1 000 contracted the disease between 2016 and 2018.
Mthobeli Gangatha has learnt to accept that nothing, not even part of the R5-billion settlement announced by lawyers, will ever reverse his condition
Impoverished families will have some relief after a class action against 29 mining firms succeeds
A new report by Oxfam shows how the mine allegedly breached the terms of its mining rights agreement
A new report by Oxfam reveals the company’s poor track record in a South African community
Since announcing the class action plan last week, Attorney Richard Spoor has said his team has a mammoth task which may take years to come to fruition
If the lawsuits are successful, they could potentially result in hundreds of millions of rands awarded to victims and the families of those killed.
An SA lawyer says he is preparing to sue leading gold miners on behalf of former miners who contracted respiratory ailments such as silicosis.
Nelspruit’s Mataffin community has accused its board of trustees of skulduggery after court documents went missing over the Mbombela Stadium land.
A ferromanganese smelter near Durban did not insist its workers wear protective dust masks, even though dust levels were sometimes three times more than national legislative limits, a Labour Department inquiry heard on Thursday. The inquiry is investigating 40 alleged cases of manganism that have resulted from workers breathing in fumes.
An application to have a Labour Department inquiry into workers’ exposure to poisonous fumes at a Cato Ridge ferromanganese smelter dismissed because of alleged bias was itself dismissed to loud cheers on Tuesday afternoon by the inquiry’s presiding officer, departmental inspector Vuli Sibisi.
Attempts to reach an out-of-court settlement between a KwaZulu-Natal ferromanganese factory and its workers over compensation for manganese poisoning foundered on Wednesday. The workers’ trade union and attorney accused the company, Assmang, of negotiating in bad faith.