Silicosis class action has positively impacted the rights of women and children who’ve depended upon, and cared for, sick miners.Read More
A summary of the ongoing class action against South Africa’s gold mining companies.Read More
Leave to appeal the certification judgment was heard on 23 June 2016 The application for the certification of a class action was heard in October 2015. This resulted in a historic judgment handed down on 13 May 2016, certifying a …
Judgment may limit scale of claims in class action suit – Lutho Mtongana reports in The Sunday Times.Read More
Mining companies have been denied leave to appeal against the historic class action’s certification.Read More
Unpacking the ramifications of the ongoing silicosis lawsuit – written by Thabang Pooe for the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog.Read More
Widows and children stand to inherit damage claims from the mining industry, but their decision to appeal doesn’t bode well.Read More
SABC News reports on the Johannesburg High Court’s ruling in the historic silicosis class action lawsuit.Read More
Sonke Gender Justice welcomes the judgement handed down today, 13 May 2016, by the South Gauteng High Court granting permission to a group of miners to proceed with a class action against South Africa’s gold mining companies. A group of …Listen
The South Gauteng High Court has certified the largest class action lawsuit in South Africa’s history to commence.Read More
David McKenzie of CNN.com reports on the fate of the miners’ historic class action suit.Read More
The judgement handed down by the South Gauteng High Court, is in favour of the constitution of a class action lawsuit of 56 current and former goldmine workers, representing hundreds of thousands, against 32 gold mining companies – comprising the entire …
This week, Sonke Gender Justice and the Treatment Action Campaign are joining former miners in a court hearing seeking certification for a class action lawsuit seeking damages to be paid to former gold miners who are now sick with #silicosis …Watch
After months of deliberation, over 50 miners stricken with lung disease will find out whether or not they’ll be compensated.Read More
Follow photographer Thom Pierce on a journey to document the lived experiences of the class action representatives. The journey culminates with an exhibition and possibly certification of the class.Watch
CEOs know that they owe sick victims money, but are buying time while mine workers die, write Meeran and Mbuyisa.Read More
Two-day workshop marks the beginning of policy reforms that will make it easier for eligible miners to claim compensation.Read More
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