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4 Sep 2019

Pindula News, (Zimbabwe)

So. Africa: Gold mining companies issue notice on compensation of miners exposed to dangerous dust since 1965

‘SA Gold Mines Announce Compensation For Mineworkers Employed From 1965 Onward’ 1 September 2019

South African gold mines have issued a notice calling on gold mineworkers, former mineworkers, or their dependants to consider their eligibility to claim for compensation for exposure to dangerous dust during the mineworker’s employment.The call follows a high court judgement in the Bongani Nkala and 67 others class-action suit which approved a settlement. The notice issued today says “eligible claimants will be entitled to receive a once-off payment of between R10 000 and R250 000 depending on the nature and seriousness of the disease.”

Many former mineworkers in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and other countries in the region may be eligible for the compensation. South African gold mines pulled migrant workers in Africa looking for better-paying jobs life as their home countries offered few opportunities for African men.