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Silicosis case settlement brings hope

The payouts to affected miners who were part of the class action will provide a modicum of justice

Changing our world requires insubordination

We need to resist the patriarchy, racism, sexism and capitalist greed that is still prevalent on the globe

Money from the silicosis settlement is not fixed

It will give current and ex gold mineworkers an opportunity to receive a medical examination and compensation for those suffering from silicosis

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

Suffering litigants rejoice over mining houses’ R5-billion silicosis settlement

Mthobeli Gangatha has learnt to accept that nothing, not even part of the R5-billion settlement announced by lawyers, will ever reverse his condition

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

#MiningIndaba: Why the real mining investors won’t be in Cape Town this week

The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.

Court case could force gold industry to pay out miners’ daughters and wives

A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.

Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs

The industry’s disgraceful behaviour takes place as death whittles away the number of claimants, writes Richard Meeran.

Gold industry’s appeal in miners’ silicosis class action is shameful

Widows and children stand to inherit damage claims from the mining industry, but their decision to appeal doesn't bode well.

The next step in the class action silicosis case and sick miners

Gold mining giants are beginning to negotiate with mineworkers and their families.

Landmark silicosis ruling allows class action against gold firms

Analysts said the suits could cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in the largest class action in Africa’s most industrialised country.

Miners’ silicosis win paves way for industry compensation scheme

The landmark legal settlement benefits miners with silicosis and encourages an industrywide settlement scheme at gold mines.

How Spoor can lead the way to a better Bar

How come not one black counsel was part of the applicants' team in the miners' silicosis class action?

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