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Financial Mail - - BETWEEN THE CHAINS -

More than 100,000 ex-minework­ers who con­tracted oc­cu­pa­tional lung dis­ease since 1965 stand to be com­pen­sated, thanks to the his­toric R5bn class-ac­tion set­tle­ment be­tween the three law groups rep­re­sent­ing them, and min­ers Har­mony Gold, Gold Fields, ARM, Sibanye-still­wa­ter, Anglogold Ashanti and An­glo Amer­i­can. The com­pa­nies have also built up a R4bn fund for the sick min­ers. The rights lawyer best known for spear­head­ing the six-year mat­ter, won a sim­i­lar case against Gen­cor in 2003.

Richard Spoor,

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