Business Maverick - Over the past five years, a settlement was negotiated between the parties to the South African silicosis class action which the High Court recently approved of as ‘reasonable, adequate and fair’.
Sowetan Live - Last month, after a lengthy legal process spanning almost six years, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled in a landmark settlement that former gold miners affected by silicosis be compensated.
Sowetan Live - Bester is a beneficiary of the lengthy class action begun in 2012. A R5-billion settlement was this week handed down by the high court in Johannesburg.
Eye Witness News - The High Court in Johannesburg has approved a historic R5 billion settlement in the ongoing silicosis case involving thousands of mineworkers.
Business Day - Six of SA’s biggest gold mining companies could be liable to pay victims of silicosis more than the R5bn in a settlement approved by the high court in Johannesburg.
Money web - The Gauteng division of the High Court this week approved a settlement in SA’s first class action in which a group of workers and former workers in gold mines sued for damages due to unsafe, dusty working conditions that caused severe cases of silicosis and tuberculosis. Four years of negotiations between lawyers for the mineworkers and those for the gold mines resulted in a settlement worth billions of rand. The exact amount is unknown.
Miningmx - Former mineworkers claiming to have contracted silicosis are a step closer to receiving financial compensation after the Johannesburg High Court approved a R5bn settlement of a class action suit.
IOL - With a grimace, Nkayi William Sifanelo gestured to his back. “It’s hurting even now,” said the sickly former gold mineworker, explaining how the pain in his lungs moved to his upper body.
The Citizen - This concludes what has been described as one of the most complex multi-party class action settlements ever.
The Guardiane - Tens of thousands of gold miners in South Africa who contracted fatal illnesses while working underground have won a compensation deal from their former employers that could be worth more than £280m.