Silicosis: Court lets NGOs join class action

“Sonke Gender Justice and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) were in court last week applying to join a class action that could affect as many as 200,000 current and former mineworkers. The organisations, which were accepted as friends of the court on Friday, will highlight the impact silicosis has had on communities, particularly women and girls, in labour-sending areas and question the denial of the mineworkers’ constitutional rights.”

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