Silicosis: Landmark judgement for mineworkers

In a landmark judgment, the South Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of mineworkers’ to launch a silicosis class action suit against mining companies. We have reached the consensus that there are sufficient common issues to justify the class action. There will be two classes (for silicosis and for TB),” Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo told the court on Friday morning.

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