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USED AND ABUSED: Ex-miner Steven Bambela has silicosis and asthma after more than 30 years underground. He is not sure if he among the 4365 ex-miners in line for compensation. Bambela, 77, seen here with his wife Nokhaya, lives in Lubomvana village, Willowvale, where silicosis has struck every third household Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

Silicosis: miners’ fight for compensation is just one

What is silicosis and what is its relationship to TB? Silicosis is a disease you get from inhaling silica dust,…

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WATCH: TB takes its toll on retired miners

Sickly 77-year-old Steven Bambela left his home in the Transkei to seek his fortune on the gold mines in the…

WHAT NOW?: Nopindile Balintulo and Nokwakha Mpengesi lost their husbands as a result of silicosis. Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

Families left destitute as miner husbands die

Ten men have died in Lubomvana village in Willowvale in the past five years due to dust they inhaled from…

SHOWING STRAIN: Steven Bambela sits with his wife Nokhaya. Bambela spent more than 30 years working in  the gold mines and is one of thousands  suffering from silicosis-TB. Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

WATCH – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: R464m may not help many dying miners

The landmark payment of R464-million by mining giant Anglo American may be too little too late for many former Eastern…

President Jacob Zuma

Zuma: Marikana miners were armed

President Jacob Zuma has told parliament that police were reacting to violent strikers when they acted at Marikana‚ where 34…

OUT OF SIGHT: Gold miners had dustiest jobs, with scant regard for their health

Ailing former gold miners are still getting shafted

Last week, the public health scandal surrounding silicosis-afflicted black former gold miners was shifted from the Eastern Cape to AngloGold Ashanti’s…

Police watch as mine workers meet in Marikana. Picture: FILE

Little has changed since Marikana, mining conference told

Very little has changed in the mining industry since the events at Marikana in August 2012, Bench Marks Foundation executive…

Miners on strike chant slogans as they march in Nkaneng township outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg May 14, 2014. About 1,000 stick-wielding strikers gathered outside Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa on Wednesday, preventing workers from breaking the longest and costliest bout of industrial action the sector's history. Some of the protesting strikers, clad in the green shirts of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), told Reuters they were there to block anyone from reaching the shafts.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)

Establish restoration fund for Marikana families: lawyer

A restoration fund should be established for the families affected by the shooting at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam…

USED AND ABUSED: Ex-miner Steven Bambela has silicosis and asthma after more than 30 years underground. He is not sure if he among the 4365 ex-miners in line for compensation. Bambela, 77, seen here with his wife Nokhaya, lives in Lubomvana village, Willowvale, where silicosis has struck every third household Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

Silicosis: miners’ fight for compensation is just one

What is silicosis and what is its relationship to TB? Silicosis is a disease you get from inhaling silica dust,…

Front Page Sat

WATCH: TB takes its toll on retired miners

Sickly 77-year-old Steven Bambela left his home in the Transkei to seek his fortune on the gold mines in the…

WHAT NOW?: Nopindile Balintulo and Nokwakha Mpengesi lost their husbands as a result of silicosis. Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

Families left destitute as miner husbands die

Ten men have died in Lubomvana village in Willowvale in the past five years due to dust they inhaled from…

SHOWING STRAIN: Steven Bambela sits with his wife Nokhaya. Bambela spent more than 30 years working in  the gold mines and is one of thousands  suffering from silicosis-TB. Picture: SIBONGILE NGALWA

WATCH – TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: R464m may not help many dying miners

The landmark payment of R464-million by mining giant Anglo American may be too little too late for many former Eastern…

President Jacob Zuma

Zuma: Marikana miners were armed

President Jacob Zuma has told parliament that police were reacting to violent strikers when they acted at Marikana‚ where 34…

OUT OF SIGHT: Gold miners had dustiest jobs, with scant regard for their health

Ailing former gold miners are still getting shafted

Last week, the public health scandal surrounding silicosis-afflicted black former gold miners was shifted from the Eastern Cape to AngloGold Ashanti’s…

Police watch as mine workers meet in Marikana. Picture: FILE

Little has changed since Marikana, mining conference told

Very little has changed in the mining industry since the events at Marikana in August 2012, Bench Marks Foundation executive…

Miners on strike chant slogans as they march in Nkaneng township outside the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg May 14, 2014. About 1,000 stick-wielding strikers gathered outside Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in South Africa on Wednesday, preventing workers from breaking the longest and costliest bout of industrial action the sector's history. Some of the protesting strikers, clad in the green shirts of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), told Reuters they were there to block anyone from reaching the shafts.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST EMPLOYMENT)

Establish restoration fund for Marikana families: lawyer

A restoration fund should be established for the families affected by the shooting at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam…


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