DRDGold

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DRDGold was known as Durban Roodepoort Deep until 2004.

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26 February 2018

So. Africa: Class-action silicosis case likely to take six months to settle as three new companies join the matter

Author: Allan Seccombe, Business Day (South Africa)

"Class-action silicosis case likely to take six months to settle as three new companies join the matter", 7 Feb 2018...

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10 September 2017

So. Africa: NGO report says at least 56% of those living near DRD Gold mine dumps suffer from respiratory problems; includes response from company

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to inhale’, a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg. The communities in and surrounding Soweto, studied were Riverlea, Diepkloof, Meadowlands and...

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17 March 2017

So. Africa: DRDGold mine directors face $770 000 fine and jail term for failure to rehabilitate closed mine

Author: Sheree Bega, Saturday Star (South Africa)

"Mining directors face R10m fine, jail time for pollution", 11 March 2017...

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27 January 2017

So. Africa: New report by FIDH & LHR reveals devastating human toll of Blyvooruitzicht Mine liquidation

The human toll of the abrupt closure of the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine in 2013 is devastating, according to a new FIDH and LHR report. The two human rights organisations documented a widespread and precipitous decline in both environmental and socio...

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23 September 2016

So. Africa: Mining companies granted leave to appeal silicosis class action decision

Author: Pete Lewis, GroundUp (South Africa)

"Setback for gold miners’ silicosis claims", 22 Sep 2016...

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28 June 2016

So. Africa: High Court rejects gold mining companies’ appeal in silicosis class action

Author: Franny Rabkin, Business Day Live (So. Africa)

“Gold mining companies refused leave to appeal silicosis judgment”, 24 Jun 2016...

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15 December 2015

So. Africa: Gold mining companies push for legacy fund to pay eligible silicosis claimants above statutory compensation

Author: Nastassia Arendse, Miningweb (So. Africa)

"Gold mining companies push for a legacy fund", 14 Dec 2015...

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8 September 2015

So. Africa: Study finds that many companies listed on JSE's Sustainability Index flout environmental laws

Author: Alide Dasnois, GroundUp

'Some of SA's top companies are quietly breaking the law', 8 Sep 2015: Some of the top companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are flouting environmental laws and not telling their shareholders, according to a study by the Centre for...

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15 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights and business country guide exposes business sector human rights abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. the report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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21 December 2012

[PDF] Gold Mine Workers with Silicosis File Motion for Class Action [So. Africa]

Author: Richard Spoor Inc., Attorneys

South Africa human rights lawyer Richard Spoor filed an application for class certification of an action for damages in the South Gauteng High Court on behalf of tens of thousands of current and former gold mine workers, as well as dependents of...

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