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  • Swaziland: The international community must act now

    By admin | June 29, 2016

    ACTSA calls on the international community to apply serious pressure on the Government of Swaziland so that it respects human rights and develops a genuinely democratic constitution. 

    The absolute monarch King Mswati III is due to become the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August while his government continues to Read the rest of this entry »

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    40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising

    By admin | June 14, 2016

    Wednesday 16 June 1976 changed South Africa.

    Thousands of youth, mainly secondary school children left their schools to protest against apartheid, which was white supremacy, institutionalised discrimination against black South Africans, denying them their rights. The protest had Read the rest of this entry »

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    Silicosis: Mining companies should stop appealing and start negotiating

    By admin | June 7, 2016

    The news that the mining companies will appeal against the decision of the High Court in South Africa on 13 May 2016 to certify (i.e. allow to proceed) the class action on behalf of 30,000 current and ex-gold miners with silicosis and TB is deeply Read the rest of this entry »

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    Angola: President names his billionaire daughter as head of state oil company

    By admin | June 3, 2016

    President dos Santos has appointed his daughter Isabel, who according to Forbes magazine is worth an estimated Read the rest of this entry »

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    #ApartheidMustFall to #RhodesMustFall?: The Soweto Uprising of 16 June 1976

    By admin | June 3, 2016

    On 16th June 1976, a peaceful student protest at Afrikaans language education in the Soweto township outside Johannesburg was brutally dispersed by the South African riot police. This event and its aftermath Read the rest of this entry »

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

    By admin | May 17, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Silicosis: statement from Legal Resources Centre in South Africa

    By admin | May 17, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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

    By admin | May 16, 2016

    South Africa’s Silicosis Epidemic: Justice and Accountability for Gold Miners

    You are invited to this event at the Read the rest of this entry »

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    Silicosis class action: TAC and Section 27 Statement

    By admin | May 13, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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    Silicosis Sufferers Deserve Justice Now

    By admin | May 13, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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