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Fraudsters are telling people to go to Johannesburg to sign papers, and they charge them fees for transport to Johannesburg.
The autopsy service performed by the NIOH Pathology Division is a statutory requirement for deceased miners, in line with the ODMWA.
Mine workers that have been affected by occupational lung diseases in gold mines will soon start being compensated by the companies for which they worked.
The Tshiamiso Trust, which is being established to ensure meaningful compensation for eligible gold mine workers in South Africa that contracted silicosis or tuberculosis, is gaining momentum.
The silicosis settlement agreement reached on 3 May 2018, which is an outcome of the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation, has become effective.
It will nearly be twelve months since the Brumadinho tailings safety disaster in Brazil which claimed over two hundred and fifty lives.
Civil Society Organizations and Ex-miners’ associations across the southern Africa region have come together to call for justice for mine workers.
Global statistics from the World Health Organisation estimate there were 25 000 deaths from pneumoconiosis and 46 000 deaths from silicosis in 2013.
Abrahams Kiewitz Inc. and Richard Spoor Attorneys reached a historic class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Disease (OLD) Working Group representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold, Sibanye-Stillwater and Pan African Resources.
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