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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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    Abdul Minty Lecture and Reception

    By admin | May 11, 2016

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    ACTSA statement on Anglo American AGM 2016

    By admin | May 4, 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, have this incurable and debilitating Read the rest of this entry »

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    Freedom Day: South Africa commemorates first post-apartheid elections

    By admin | April 27, 2016

    On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first free election where all residents, regardless of race, could vote freely.

    President Jacob Zuma will lead Freedom Day celebrations while hundreds of protesters across the country will Read the rest of this entry »

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    Are you a consultant with experience in project evaluation?

    By admin | April 25, 2016

    ACTSA is currently seeking a consultant to evaluate the ‘Improving Women’s Rights’ project in Swaziland

    The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct an external evaluation of the project focusing on its impact and extent to which the project has achieved its outcomes. The project evaluation is Read the rest of this entry »

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    South Africa: President Zuma announces date for the Local Government Elections

    By admin | April 6, 2016

    President Zuma announced the South African local elections will take place on 3 August. It had been announced previously they would be held between May and August. The last local elections were held on 18 May 2011.

    You can see the full announcement here. 

     

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