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GLIMMER OF HOPE: Former Eastern Cape miners suffering from silicosis met in Dimbaza yesterday as they demand compensation from mining companies Picture: MARK ANDREWS

EC Ex-miners seek silicosis payout: Hopefuls meet for way forward

Former Eastern Cape mineworkers who suffer from silicosis and were left out of the R500-million compensation payout by Anglo American…

Mineworkers have been granted the right to file what could be one of the biggest lawsuits in the country.

Mineworkers get go-ahead for potentially biggest class action in South Africa

The high court in Johannesburg has certified a class action by mineworkers against gold mining companies in South Africa.

Protesters form a cross with miners' hats during a protest to show their support to fellow miners who filed a lawsuit against mining companies, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 October 2015. High Court in Johannesburg will begin on 13 October hearing in a lawsuit filed by 56 former mine workers who say they suffered silicosis, a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust, due to their work at gold mines.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Judgment expected in the silicosis certification case

The full bench of the high court in Johannesburg is on Friday expected to pass a landmark judgment deciding whether…

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa Mandela

Zondwa Mandela and Khulubuse Zuma must pay Aurora workers

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an appeal application by directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems‚ which means they…

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…

GLIMMER OF HOPE: Former Eastern Cape miners suffering from silicosis met in Dimbaza yesterday as they demand compensation from mining companies Picture: MARK ANDREWS

EC Ex-miners seek silicosis payout: Hopefuls meet for way forward

Former Eastern Cape mineworkers who suffer from silicosis and were left out of the R500-million compensation payout by Anglo American…

Mineworkers have been granted the right to file what could be one of the biggest lawsuits in the country.

Mineworkers get go-ahead for potentially biggest class action in South Africa

The high court in Johannesburg has certified a class action by mineworkers against gold mining companies in South Africa.

Protesters form a cross with miners' hats during a protest to show their support to fellow miners who filed a lawsuit against mining companies, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 October 2015. High Court in Johannesburg will begin on 13 October hearing in a lawsuit filed by 56 former mine workers who say they suffered silicosis, a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust, due to their work at gold mines.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Judgment expected in the silicosis certification case

The full bench of the high court in Johannesburg is on Friday expected to pass a landmark judgment deciding whether…

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa Mandela

Zondwa Mandela and Khulubuse Zuma must pay Aurora workers

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an appeal application by directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems‚ which means they…

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…


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