abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

27 Apr 2014

Tracy McVeigh, Guardian (UK)

South African miners take lung disease fight to London [UK]

The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if talks to set up an industry fund to compensate them continue to stall…[Representatives] of South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) were in the UK to put pressure on…Anglo American to pay for…testing and healthcare…as well as compensation…[More] than 3,500 ex-miners [are] currently involved in a legal action against Anglo American in the London courts, while an action…against 29 mining companies, including Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields, is under way in Johannesburg…Anglo American…said the company supported initiatives to ensure that sufferers received support and statutory compensation, but stuck to its position that it was not liable for the claims…The firm said it, along with industry, government and civil society partners, shared "common objectives" to improve the access to healthcare for all disadvantaged South Africans.

Part of the following timelines

So. African mining union demands Anglo American provide healthcare & compensation for silicosis sufferers; includes company statement

Videos highlight plight of So. African miners with silicosis allegedly caused by excessive dust exposure in Anglo American gold mines

AngloGold Ashanti silicosis lawsuit (So. Africa)