South African gold miners near silicosis lawsuit settlement


From Reuters
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The class action brought by thousands of mineworkers who contracted lung diseases while working for South African gold miners has been postponed because the parties are close to a settlement, lawyers for the companies said today.

A high court in 2016 set the stage for protracted proceedings on cases dating back decades in the largest class-action suit yet in Africa’s most industrialized country.

Many of the nearly half a million miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis are from nearby countries that supplied labor to South African mines. ...

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