Cutting Edge: Former mine workers seek compensation for deadly disease

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.