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14 Mär 2003

David Black, Guardian [UK]

Black workers to receive £45m asbestos settlement [South Africa]

Thousands of black South African workers suffering from asbestos-related diseases yesterday secured multi-million pound compensation deals from two leading mining companies, after six years of legal wrangling in London and Johannesburg. British company Cape has agreed to pay £7.5m in compensation to 7,500 workers, and Gencor, a South African company which took over many Cape operations in 1979, has agreed to set up a trust fund for its workers, worth 448 million rand (£37.5m). Gencor will pay an additional £3.21m to the Cape claimants, who were also exposed to Gencor's operations.

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Black workers to receive £45m asbestos settlement [South Africa]

Cape/Gencor lawsuits (re So. Africa)