Update: South Africa’s highest court allows class action case against Mining companies.

About 500 000 former and existing miners have now been given the opportunity to jointly sue 32 mining companies for damages in the millions of dollars, thanks to the recent decision of the court in Johannesburg. The initial case was brought forward by a group of 60 miners but is set to expand to cover thousands of elderly men from the poorest rural areas of South Africa as well as Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique,.   ... →

Class Action lawsuit against Mining Companies in South Africa

A case against 32 mining companies could become the largest class action lawsuit in South Africa, and the continent, should the outcome of the current litigation allow.[1] 100,000 mine workers are suing 32 mining companies including AngloGold Ashanti, Goldfields, and Anglo American for compensation in relation to the contraction of silicosis and TB as a result of inadequate protection provided by the mines.   ... →