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    National Union of Mineworkers (SA) welcomes historic silicosis class action judgement

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

    The National Union Of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the South Gauteng High Court ruling against 29 respondent gold mining companies allowing class action suits by thousands of workers suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis.

    Silicosis: statement from Legal Resources Centre in South Africa

    Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

    Marks first class action in South Africa for sick workers; seeks to hold dozens of gold mining companies accountable  Johannesburg – (13 May 2016) – The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has certified the first class action in South African history for sick workers, allowing gold miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to

    Free Silicosis event: Justice and Accountability for gold miners with speakers from South Africa

    Monday, May 16th, 2016

    South Africa’s Silicosis Epidemic: Justice and Accountability for Gold Miners You are invited to this event at the

    Silicosis class action: TAC and Section 27 Statement

    Friday, May 13th, 2016

    South Africa’s High Court have today given the green light to thousands of gold miners to proceed with their landmark class action suit – the biggest in South Africa’s history – against 31 mining firms.  Following this historic judgement

    Silicosis Sufferers Deserve Justice Now

    Friday, May 13th, 2016

    The decision by the High Court in South Africa on 13 May that a class action representing 30,000 ex- gold miners suffering from silicosis can go ahead is very welcome. It should lead to an industry wide compensation scheme for all with silicosis. Tony Dykes, Director of ACTSA, which has been campaigning for years for

    Abdul Minty Lecture and Reception

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

    ACTSA statement on Anglo American AGM 2016

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

    ACTSA, with the support of the London Mining Network, attended Anglo American’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21st April 2016. The purpose of ACTSA’s attendance was to raise the issue of decent compensation and health care for all ex-miners and current miners in Southern Africa with silicosis. It is estimated tens of thousands, possibly more, [...]