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Minerals Council addresses outdated TB data used by media

The data attributed to the World Bank in the Reuters article is outdated by a decade states the Minerals Council South Africa.
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A call to reprioritize pre-existing occupational health threats

"We must not lose sight of pre-existing health threats including occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis, TB, HIV and NCDs."

Silicosis settlement: First claimant pay outs expected in Q2, 2020

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.

Establishment of Tshiamiso Trust for silicosis compensation gains momentum

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.
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Five million die through mining in southern Africa

Civil Society Organizations and Ex-miners’ associations across the southern Africa region have come together to call for justice for mine workers.
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New surveillance project monitors mortality statistics

The NIOH in South Africa has initiated a surveillance project to determine the increase in mortality from specific diseases within occupation groups.

Addressing the harsh reality of a bitter past in South Africa

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.

Mining stakeholders launch 3 year TB screening programme

The departments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity, UASA - and the Chamber of...