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The data attributed to the World Bank in the Reuters article is outdated by a decade states the Minerals Council South Africa.
"We must not lose sight of pre-existing health threats including occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis, TB, HIV and NCDs."
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.
Civil Society Organizations and Ex-miners’ associations across the southern Africa region have come together to call for justice for mine workers.
The NIOH in South Africa has initiated a surveillance project to determine the increase in mortality from specific diseases within occupation groups.
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.
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...