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26 Jun 2008

Allan Seccombe, miningmx.com

Multi-billion rand legal threat to SA miners crumbles

The test case brought against AngloGold Ashanti in the case of a sick worker and said by human rights lawyers to have the potential to open the South African mining industry to lawsuits worth billions of rands has gone in AngloGold’s favour. “The Johannesburg High Court ruled today that the exception lodged by AngloGold Ashanti in respect of Mr Thembekile Mankayi’s claim for damages against the company has been upheld,” AngloGold said in a statement. Charles Abrahams, a lawyer representing Mankayi, said the legal team working on the case…would study the judgement and could lodge appeal against it in the Supreme Court within the next 14 working days.

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AngloGold Ashanti silicosis lawsuit (So. Africa)