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Cutting Edge: Former mine workers seek compensation for deadly disease

14 Jul 17 Silicosis Video by SABC Digital News

Cutting Edge explores the human toll of South Africa’s gold mining industry. Thousands of mineworkers sacrifice their health and well-being when they return home from the gold mines penniless and sick.

The former miners have made history this year when a landmark high court decision certified South Africa’s first ever class action lawsuit, paving the way for sick former gold mine workers to seek compensation from the entire gold mining industry.

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