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30 June 2003

Cape plc finally pays out

Author: Business Day [South Africa]

A long-running battle for compensation by the British company Cape to South African miners with asbestos-related diseases was settled yesterday for 7.5 million pounds. The settlement includes provision for a further 3.1 million pounds by the South...

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30 June 2003

Pay-out for ill miners cut by half [South Africa]

Author: Lynne Altenroxel, Mercury [South Africa]

After a four-year battle, thousands of terminally-ill asbestos miners have learnt that they will receive only half of the money promised to them in a multi-million rand lawsuit. [settlement by Cape Plc and Gencor]

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20 March 2003

Cape/Gencor lawsuits (re So. Africa)

In 1997, a group of five South Africans suffering from asbestos-related disease (ARD) brought suit against Cape PLC in the English High Court seeking compensation for their injuries from Cape’s asbestos mining and milling activity in South Africa. ...

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14 March 2003

Asbestos deal won't bring back the dead [South Africa]

Author: South African Press Association, in Mail & Guardian [South Africa]

Various organisations said on Thursday nothing would reverse the loss of life and damage suffered by victims of asbestos-related diseases but they welcomed the settlement agreements with Cape plc and Gencor with a mixture of anger and relief.

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14 March 2003

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

Author: David Black, Guardian [UK]

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...

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14 March 2003

Gold Mines Could Face Gencor-Type Lawsuits [South Africa]

Author: Business Day [South Africa]

[to find article, scroll half-way down the page] Spoor said far more workers had silicosis than asbestosis [refers to AngloGold]

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25 November 2002

Gencor denies it employed asbestos claimants [South Africa]

Author: Ronnie Morris, Business Report

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22 November 2002

Gencor opposes class action as 37 seek payment for asbestos-related diseases [South Africa]

Author: , Business Day [South Africa]

SA MINING company, Gencor, has contested the basis for a class action in SA.

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21 November 2002

Gencor's asbestos liability could be huge, court told [South Africa]

Author: Ronnie Morris, Business Report [South Africa]

Thousands of mineworkers were exposed to the hazards of asbestos dust and as a result thousands of cases could come before the courts

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18 November 2002

Asbestos victims seek court nod for class action against Gencor [South Africa]

Author: Ronnie Morris, Business Report [South Africa]

The Johannesburg high court will be asked tomorrow to recognise the right of people suffering from asbestos-related diseases to bring a class action for damages against Gencor, the investment holding company. [refers also to Cape plc]

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