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Reforming Miners’ Lung Disease Compensation in South ...

A number of countries have workers’ compensation systems which reserve specific arrangements for workers in certain sectors, notably mining. This article describes the current impetus to reform of the centuryold South African mining compensation system. It is intended as a case study of the implications of harmonization of two disparate compensation systems for occupational lung disease ...

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Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in the South ...

South African mining sector to Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) for compensation benefi ts. ... Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No. 130 of 1993 (COIDA), ... gold mines submitted the most claims (%) followed by platinum (%) and coal mines …

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South African bishops seek better compensation for ...

Mining companies in South Africa are being called on to compensate miners suffering from miningrelated illnesses by the country’s bishops. ... little or no compensation after working in mines ...

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South Africa: Setback for Gold Miners' Silicosis Claims ...

South Africa's six biggest gold mining companies have been given leave to appeal against the court decision in May to allow mineworkers sick with silicosis and TB to bring a class action against ...

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2018 Occupational Health Process in the South African ...

Mining Weekly The Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and Richard Spoor Attoneys, on behalf of thousands of mineworkers, last week reached a class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Diseases (OLD) Working Group, which represents various South African gold mining companies.

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How to Claim Occupational Health Process in the South ...

Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry ... If you have silicosis or TB and you work or used to work at a mine, you may be entitled to claim compensation. ... they will issue a certificate and send it to the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases (MBOD)/Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases (CCOD) for ...

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SA mine workers set to receive lung disease compensation ...

SA mine workers set to receive lung disease compensation . ... diseases in South African gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation. ... by the Occupational Diseases in Mines …

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South African Gold Mine Workers' Class Action Settlement ...

In May 2016, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg certified this class action, the first in South African history for sick workers, allowing gold miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to proceed with their claims against the gold mine companies. The …

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Costs of occupational lung disease in South African gold ...

The total cost, both internalised and externalised, of gold mining related lung disease represents 6 per cent of the 1996 wage bill and per cent of the gold mining industry's contribution to South Africa…

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Fighting the legacy of mining in Lesotho | South Africa ...

Fighting the legacy of mining in Lesotho ... Her father worked underground in the gold mines across the border in South Africa all her life. ... Miners can receive compensation for occupational ...

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COUNTING THE COST: GOLD MINING AND OCCUPATIONAL …

African Affairs, 108/431, 221–240 doi: /afraf/adn085 C Advance Access Publication 22 January 2009 COUNTING THE COST: GOLD MINING AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA JOCK MCCULLOCH ABSTRACT Gold mining has been central to the success of South Africa’s economy.

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

Abstract. South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags.

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SETTLEMENT OF THE SILICOSIS AND TB CLASS ACTION …

goal of a comprehensive solution to issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the gold mining industry in South Africa that is both fair to past, present and future gold mining

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South African Gold Producers Reach LungDisease Settlement

May 03, 2018· South Africa’s mines, which have produced a third of all the world’s gold, have drawn in millions of poor, black workers from across the region in the 130 years since gold was discovered.

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Platinum health risk study due to be published by yearend

She highlights that HIV and TB have become serious problems in South Africa’s mining industry: some studies have calculated the prevalence of HIV infection in gold miners to be as high as 25%.

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands (US billion; 1¼R7) in 1996, closer to 20 billion rands (US billion) today. Even in poor countries, investments in compensation systems should bring greater returns in reduced disease burdens and

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