Sonke Gender Justice, the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 welcome the Gauteng High Court’s approval of the settlement agreement in the Silicosis Class Action. SECTION27 represented Sonke Gender Justice and the Treatment Action Campaign in the application to certify the …Read More
Thabang Pooe highlights work done by gender activists to ensure that the role of women and girls in caregiving is recognised in the recent litigation aimed at holding gold-mining companies accountable for their negligence. This article was first published in …
TAC and Sonke welcome historic settlement in case of mining companies vs former mineworkers who contracted silicosis and/or TB in SA’s gold mines.Read More
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 …Watch
The human toll of South Africa’s gold mining industry is laid bare in this heart-wrenching Special Assignment documentary. Thousands of former mineworkers return from the goldfields – penniless and broken. Sick with an incurable lung disease, the former miners made …Watch
The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.Read More
Former mineworker with incurable lung disease calls for compensation during press conference hosted by Sonke Gender Justice on Tuesday 7 February 2017Read More
Sonke facilitates a press conference for stricken mineworkers to give a firsthand account of the impact of silicosis in their lives.Read More
The entire South African gold mining industry is currently on trial. In a historic lawsuit, 32 gold mining companies, collectively comprising all the major mining houses, are being sued by 56 litigants who are current mineworkers, former mineworkers, or widows …
Thabang Pooe, Policy Development and Advocacy Fellow at Sonke Gender Justice appeared on the Tim Modise Show to discuss the historic ruling in the silicosis class action lawsuitWatch
Outlining Sonke’s research contributions to the ongoing silicosis class action.Read More
It is vital the court of appeal upholds a ruling that makes South Africa’s gold mining industry accountable to women whose husbands died from silicosis.Read More
A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.Read More
Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and SECTION27 worked collaboratively on this project to conduct media advocacy, research and documentation to raise awareness on silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) in the gold mines of South Africa, as well …
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