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11 December 2017

So. Africa: Lawyer representing 30 000 mineworkers in silicosis case says deal with mines most likely final by end of 2017

Author: Pete Lewis, GroundUp (South Africa)

"Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney", 11 Dec 2017...

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9 October 2017

So. Africa: Harmony Gold regional manager shot dead; small-scale miners implicated

Author: Dineo Faku, Business Report (South Africa)

"Shock at latest mining murder - unions blame zama-zamas", 1 Oct 2017...

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27 August 2017

So. Africa: 3 miners' bodies retrieved from Harmony Gold operated mine after 5 were trapped following an earth tremor; 2 still missing

Author: Reuters (South Africa)

"Third trapped miner dies at Harmony Gold South Africa mine", 28 Aug 2017...

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28 July 2017

So. Africa: Mining companies set aside millions for potential settlement of gold miners’ silicosis lawsuit

Author: Kevin Crowley , Bloomberg Technology

"Anglo, Gold Miners Set Aside Millions for Lung Disease Claims", 27 Jul 2017...

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5 June 2017

NGO calls for justice for southern Africa mineworkers affected by silicosis and tuberculosis

Author: Action for Southern Africa (United Kingdom)

Anglo American South Africa (AASA) was the largest and longest established gold mining company in South Africa throughout the 20th century, operating 12 mines within its group. AASA is a wholly owned subsidiary of global mining giant Anglo American...

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20 May 2017

So. Africa: More than 30 illegal miners killed from suspected methane gas explosion at disused Harmony Gold mine

Author: Graeme Hosken, Times Live (South Africa)

''We call it the zama graveyard': 4 brothers among more than 40 killed in blast", 19 May 2017...

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18 May 2017

So. Africa: Settlement in silicosis class action lawsuit by mineworkers against gold mining companies expected by year-end

Author: Jade Davenport, on Mining Weekly (So. Africa)

"Settlement likely by year-end as parties in silicosis case pursue out-of-court option", 5 May 2017...

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16 February 2017

So. Africa: Mineworkers likely to settle lawsuit over compensation for health damage against gold mining companies

Author: Greg Nicolson, Daily Maverick (So. Africa)

"Silicosis: Mining companies point to settlement", 15 Feb 2017...

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23 January 2017

So. Africa: AngloGold Ashanti engages unions on plans to lay off over 800 workers; union says agreement reached to halt retrenchments

AngloGold Ashanti is reportedly engaged in talks with unions to lay off more than 800 workers at its South African operations. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) confirmed on Friday last week that it had received notice from AngloGold of a plan...

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12 January 2017

So. Africa: 1700 miners stage 2 day sit-in underground at Harmony Gold over bonuses; strike ends after company & unions intervention

1700 miners spent two nights underground at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine in Johanesburg. Formal demands from the workers, given to the company in the midst of the strike action, included the payment of a special bonus, the removal of the general...

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