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17 March 2017

So. Africa: DRDGold mine directors face $770 000 fine and jail term for failure to rehabilitate closed mine

Author: Sheree Bega, Saturday Star (South Africa)

"Mining directors face R10m fine, jail time for pollution", 11 March 2017...

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27 January 2017

NGOs say abandoned Blyvooruitzicht Mine a 'Catastrophe'; urge government to protect communities' rights

Author: Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg (South Africa)

"Abandoned S. Africa Mine a ‘Catastrophe,’ Rights Group Say", 27 Jan 2017...

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27 January 2017

So. Africa: New report by FIDH & LHR reveals devastating human toll of Blyvooruitzicht Mine liquidation

The human toll of the abrupt closure of the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine in 2013 is devastating, according to a new FIDH and LHR report. The two human rights organisations documented a widespread and precipitous decline in both environmental and socio...

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28 June 2016

So. Africa: High Court rejects gold mining companies’ appeal in silicosis class action

Author: Franny Rabkin, Business Day Live (So. Africa)

“Gold mining companies refused leave to appeal silicosis judgment”, 24 Jun 2016...

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15 December 2015

So. Africa: Gold mining companies push for legacy fund to pay eligible silicosis claimants above statutory compensation

Author: Nastassia Arendse, Miningweb (So. Africa)

"Gold mining companies push for a legacy fund", 14 Dec 2015...

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21 December 2012

[PDF] Gold Mine Workers with Silicosis File Motion for Class Action [So. Africa]

Author: Richard Spoor Inc., Attorneys

South Africa human rights lawyer Richard Spoor filed an application for class certification of an action for damages in the South Gauteng High Court on behalf of tens of thousands of current and former gold mine workers, as well as dependents of...

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23 March 2012

Lawyer hopes to settle silicosis suit out of court [So. Africa]

Author: Dineo Faku, Business Report [So. Africa]

Richard Spoor, the lawyer leading a class action lawsuit against mining firms on behalf of thousands of workers who contracted silicosis due to lax safety regulations, is willing to talk to firms about the best procedure to resolve the battle. Because...

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26 September 2011

Mine class action could start soon [So. Africa]

Author: Dineo Matomela, Business Report [So. Africa]

More than 300 000 retired gold mine workers, who contracted silicosis or tuberculosis (TB) during or after their employment in the industry, were pushing for the start of a multibillion-rand class action next year, lawyer Richard Spoor said on Friday....

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20 February 2008

Mine rejects 'racist claims' [So. Africa]

Author: South African Press Association

DRGold has denied claims...that intolerant racist behaviour is being practiced at the company's Blyvooruitzicht mine. In a statement released by Cosatu on Tuesday, the union alleged that Blyvoor mine management practiced racism towards employees...NUM...

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20 August 2007

Poisoned by mines [So. Africa]

Author: Joel Avni, Sowetan [So. Africa]

A directive issued to farmers by Harmony Gold Mining company on July 16 warns that the National Nuclear Regulator has issued a directive prohibiting the use of water from the spruit for agricultural purposes... The National Nuclear Regulator recently...

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