Government does not back the multibillion-dollar lawsuits [in U.S. courts] for apartheid reparations being brought against SA corporate giants, but will also not intervene to stop them, says Justice Minister Penuell Maduna.
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Fluor faces $1 billion claim by former South African workers alleging discrimination & repression during apartheid
In 2002, a group of South Africans sued 20 banks and corporations that did business in South Africa during apartheid in US federal court. Plaintiffs allege that the defendant's participation in key industries encouraged and furthered abuses against black Africans during Apartheid. The court dismissed the suit, citing lack of sufficient connection with the US. Plaintiffs reached a settlement with General Motors, one of the defendant corporations.