Gold miner silicosis litigation re So. Africa Business

Gold miner silicosis litigation re So. Africa On 21 December 2012 attorney Richard Spoor filed a motion in South Africa court seeking class certification for as many as 17,000 ex gold miners suffering from the lung disease silicosis.

Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action

READ: Silicosis: Landmark judgment for mine workers . The case was granted a class action certification which will make it the largest class action ever to be certified in South Africa, allowing hundreds of thousands of gold miners and their families to seek redress against goldpanies.

Settlement reached for South African gold miners Mining

Jul 31, 2019· WASHINGTON, D.C. The High Court of South Africa in Johannesburg granted final approval on July 26 of the settlement reached in May 2018 for thousands of South African gold mine

South African gold miners' silicosis lawsuit nearing

Nov 22, 2017· Many of the nearly half a million miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, are from nearby countries who supplied labour to South African mines. Gold

Mining industry of South Africa

In July 2018, Mineral Council of South Africa announced, 75 of mines in South Africa are now unprofitable due to decline in gold reserves. Among the nation's gold mines are two of the deepest mines in the world. The East Rand Mine, in Boksburg, extends to a depth of 3,585 metres 11,762 ft.

Silicosis Claims In The South African Mining Industry

Feb 24, 2015· Class action lawsuit involving 27,000 affected miners or their families may represent just 10 of the total number of silicosis sufferers in South Africa The South African gold mining industry faces a number of challenges including falling gold prices, sticky labour pricing, the increasing costs of

South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis

South Africa's gold mines are the largest and historically among the most profitable in the world. Yet at what human cost? This book reveals how the mining industry, abetted by a minority state, hid a pandemic of silicosis for almost a century and allowed miners infected with tuberculosis to spread disease tomunities in South Africa and to labour sending states.

South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis on

Book Description: South Africa's gold mines are the largest and historically among the most profitable in the world. Yet at what human cost? This book reveals how the mining industry, abetted by a minority state, hid a pandemic of silicosis for almost a century and allowed miners infected with tuberculosis to spread disease tomunities in South Africa and to labour sending states.

Mining: Silicosis, TB claimants may nowpensation

By Reon Janse van Rensburg. On 29 July 2019, Judge Leoni Windell handed down a historical judgment in the Johannesburg High Court. An amount of R5 billion was awarded to victims or next of kin of mineworkers who had contracted silicosis and tuberculosis in South African gold mines.

Silicosis South African Medical Journal

Silicosis 10 000 gold miners getting set to sue. Tagged as victims of the worlds biggest, longest running industrial disaster dwarfing Chernobyl, 10 000 known silicosis affected southern African gold miners are finally set to negotiate a payout that could induce a painful paroxysm of shareholder coughing across the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Silicosis rampant in South Africas mines World

Oct 09, 2012· South Africas miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis in the world. Silicosis is a painful and debilitating disease that causes shortness of breath, a persistent cough and

South African gold miners to appeal silicosis ruling

Jun 03, 2016· South Africas top goldpanies will appeal against a recent court ruling allowing the countrys biggest ever class action to go ahead, a lawyer for the miners said on Friday. While

Why South Africa's gold miners are suing their bosses

Oct 28, 2015· Tens of thousands of gold miners are suffering with diseases like silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV. In the mines, Apartheid lives on. You may not have heard about it yet, but right now 59 South

Mine Workers Affected By Silicosis And The Women Who Care

The South African gold mining industry has long been criticised for the poor treatment of its workers and the dangerous conditions in which they work. Dust in the mines literally kills mineworkers: Silicosis, a degenerative lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust in the mines, and TB, easily transmitted in poorly ventilated mine shafts, are

South Africa miners reach $400 million silicosis

May 03, 2018· FILE PHOTO: Former gold miner Thulani Bitsha, 39, who contracted silicosis while working underground, stands in the doorway to his home near Bizana in South Africa

Mines report progress in preventing deadly silicosis

The gold mines may at last be making progress with the prevention of silicosis among miners, figures presented at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town suggest. Graham Briggs, retired CEO of Harmony Gold, and part of the Occupational Lung Diseases Working Group, said silicosis diagnoses had dropped 24

South Africa miners reach $400 million silicosis

May 03, 2018· FILE PHOTO: Former gold miner Thulani Bitsha, 39, who contracted silicosis while working underground, stands in the doorway to his home near Bizana in South Africa

Why South Africa's gold miners are suing their bosses

Oct 28, 2015· Tens of thousands of gold miners are suffering with diseases like silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV. In the mines, Apartheid lives on. You may not have heard about it yet, but right now 59 South

Mining firms hope for settlement in silicosis class action

READ: Silicosis: Landmark judgment for mine workers . The case was granted a class action certification which will make it the largest class action ever to be certified in South Africa, allowing hundreds of thousands of gold miners and their families to seek redress against goldpanies.

Three Decades of Silicosis: Disease PubMed Central PMC

Nov 23, 2009· The only study on the prevalence of silicosis among white gold miners in South Africa is a large cohort of more than 2,200 men who were employed for an average of 24 years from 1940 to the early 1970s. By 1991, the prevalence of radiologically diagnosed silicosis was 14 Hnizdo and Sluis Cremer 1993. Murray and Hnizdo unpublished data

Occupational health, occupational illness: tuberculosis

In this chapter we discuss tuberculosis, silicosis and HIV in the context of the South African gold mining industry in order to assess the current state of these diseases on the mines and to suggest areas in which more research needs to be done. Although these diseases are probably

Silicosis court case GroundUp

May 13, 2016· Silicosis court case. In October 2015, former workers on South Africa's gold mines took more thanpanies to court. The mine workers asked the South Gauteng High Court for permission to bring a class action againstpanies, on behalf of all miners who have silicosis and tuberculosis TB as a result of their exposure to silica dust since 1965, and of the families of all

A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's

Jul 27, 2019· Thousands of miners, ex employees and dependents of deceased miners will finallypensation for suffering through tuberculosis or silicosis because of working underground in South African gold mines, following Fridays historic court decision.. The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg approved the settlement of a lengthy class action lawsuit.

Mining industry of South Africa

In July 2018, Mineral Council of South Africa announced, 75 of mines in South Africa are now unprofitable due to decline in gold reserves. Among the nation's gold mines are two of the deepest mines in the world. The East Rand Mine, in Boksburg, extends to a depth of 3,585 metres 11,762 ft.

About the Silicosis Litigation Richard Spoor Inc. Attorneys

About the Silicosis Litigation. Richard Spoor filed a motion and supporting Founding Affidavit on Dec. 21, 2012, in South Gauteng High Court Johannesburg, South Africa, requesting class certification of more than 15,000 prospective class members.

Mining: Silicosis, TB claimants may nowpensation

By Reon Janse van Rensburg. On 29 July 2019, Judge Leoni Windell handed down a historical judgment in the Johannesburg High Court. An amount of R5 billion was awarded to victims or next of kin of mineworkers who had contracted silicosis and tuberculosis in South African gold mines.

South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit

A class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa is likely to be settled within months with 9 billion rand $755 million going to miners suffering from fatal lung disease, the

Occupational health, occupational illness: tuberculosis

In this chapter we discuss tuberculosis, silicosis and HIV in the context of the South African gold mining industry in order to assess the current state of these diseases on the mines and to suggest areas in which more research needs to be done. Although these diseases are probably

South Africa goldpanies face silicosis lawsuit

Sep 13, 2017· South Africa goldpanies face silicosis lawsuit. They have won praise for HIV work, but are accused of failing to safeguard workers from

South African Gold Mine Workers' Class Action Settlement

May 03, 2018· In May 2016, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg certified this class action, the first in South African history for sick workers, allowing gold miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to proceed with their claims against the goldpanies. The Courts order was on appeal at the time of settlement.

South African gold miners agree to landmark silicosis, TB

The Blom/President Steyn Mine matter, she explained, was the first case on silicosis in South Africa and served as a test case to establish the liability of Anglo American South Africa as a parent

Safeguards against silicosis in mining

Sep 19, 2011· Silicosis devastated a number ofmunities in early days of industrialised drilling, but the disease persists today, especially in developing mining markets like South Africa. Silicosis is a particular threat at underground gold mining operations because of

Historic Settlement Made in South African Miners

South Africa: Court Approves Historic Settlement in Silicosis Case GroundUp, 26 July 2019. There was a lot of give and take from both sides, but the settlement agreement, which has resulted

Risk of silicosis in a cohort of white South African gold

The risk of silicosis was investigated in a cohort of 2,235 white South African gold miners who had, on average, 24 years service from 1940 to the early 1970s and who were followed up to 1991 for radiological signs of onset of silicosis ILO category 1/1 or more.

South African gold miners to appeal ruling in silicosis

Jun 22, 2016· South Africas top goldpanies will file an appeal Thursday at the Johannesburg High Court against a recent court ruling allowing the

Silicosis agreement a milestone judgment for ordinary people

Aug 14, 2019· This agreement means the miners, dependants of deceased miners and former employees, willpensated for exposure to silica dust in South African gold mines since the 1960s. Silica causes

Silicosis agreement a milestone judgment for ordinary people

Aug 14, 2019· This agreement means the miners, dependants of deceased miners and former employees, willpensated for exposure to silica dust in South African gold mines since the 1960s. Silica causes

Tuberculosis and Silica exposure in South African gold mines

PDF To examine the effect of silica exposure, in the absence of silicosis, on the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis PTB, which is epidemic among South African gold miners. Cross sectional

South Africa gold miners to sue over silicosis CNN

May 13, 2016· South Africa's biggest ever class action lawsuit brought by gold miners with silicosis against mining firms will be allowed to proceed, a judge has ruled.

Dying for gold: the effects of mineral mining on HIV

Mineral mining in southern Africa is among the most hazardous occupations in the world. High levels of silica dust exposure can cause silicosis, an occupational lung disease leading to scarring of the lungs. Workers in South Africas gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of

Dying for gold: the effects of mineral mining on HIV

Mineral mining in southern Africa is among the most hazardous occupations in the world. High levels of silica dust exposure can cause silicosis, an occupational lung disease leading to scarring of the lungs. Workers in South Africas gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of

South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit

A class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa is likely to be settled within months with 9 billion rand $755 million going to miners suffering from fatal lung disease, the

Landmark silicosis ruling allows class action against gold

South Africa gave the green light on Friday for class action suits seeking damages frompanies for up to half a million miners who contracted the fatal lung diseases silicosis and

South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement

Mar 11, 2018· South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung diseasepanies have set aside 5 billion rand $420 million in provisions for, a

Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African

Jan 24, 2013· The gold mining sector. Until the 1990s, there were very few studies on the extent of silicosis in South African gold miners Table 2 515.The only long term cohort study, conducted on white miners, provides a clear illustration of the progression of silicosis long after retirement.

Silicosis claims in the South African mining industry

The South African gold mining industry faces a number of challenges including falling gold prices, sticky labour pricing, the increasing costs of production, inconsistent energy supply and policy dithering on the part of the African National Congress led government, to name but a few.

EXCLUSIVE: Deep Dive Into The Historic Silicosis Class

The aim ispensate former and current mineworkers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, eSwatini, Mozambique, Lesotho and Malawi who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis on a gold mine

South Africa: Silicosis Unpacking the Gold Mines

Mar 28, 2017· South Africa: Silicosis Unpacking the Gold Mines Strategy Posted on March 28, 2017 by admin The appeal by the countrys biggest goldpanies against last years decision by the South Gauteng High Court to allow sick gold miners to fightpensation as a group is to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in May.

Tuberculosis and silica exposure in South African gold miners

To examine the effect of silica exposure, in the absence of silicosis, on the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis PTB, which is epidemic among South African gold miners. Crosssectional study of 520 gold miners over 37 years of age. Length of service, and cumulative and average dust and quartz

Silicosis: Landmark judgment for mineworkers Fin24

May 13, 2016· He was delivering judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 others v Harmony Goldpany Ltd and 31 others. The judgment means this is the largest class action to ever be certified in South Africa and it allows hundreds of thousands of gold miners and their families to access justice and redress.

The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South

The crisis of tuberculosis and silicosis in the South African mining industry 1. Current epidemiology of pulmonary TB in miners 2. Underlying causes of TB epidemic in miners 3. Externality: ex miners and the migrant sick 4. Systemic changes are needed, particularly for ex miners: 1. Governance 2. Elimination of silicosis/dust control 3.

About Silicosis Settlements

Jul 26, 2019· Mining companies have made significant progress in underground dust prevention over the years, but all parties believe that there should be continuing improvement in underground dust management techniques so as to ensure that silicosis and tuberculosis cease to be occupational health risks in South African gold mining.