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So. Africa: Trust to disburse funds to miners following silicosis & tuberculosis lawsuit settlement to be established in 2019
Author: South African News Agency, Published on: 19 October 2018
"Silicosis fund to be established in April 2019", 17 Oct 2018
A trust, which will disburse funds for mine workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, is to be established in April 2019...
This follows the historic class action settlement reached on 3 May between mining companies and claimants’ attorneys. The class action involved mining companies African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater.
The class action also involved attorneys Richard Spoor Inc, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and the Legal Resources Centre, who represented mineworkers and their dependents.
The class action involved current and former workers from the six mining companies from 12 March 1965 to 3 May 2018, who were certified as having contracted silicosis, as well as those who contracted certain severe forms of tuberculosis.
The settlement needs to be approved by the South Gauteng High Court, which could take several months...