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S.Africa gold miners’ silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday. The six companies involved are Harmony Gold, Gold Fields, African Rainbow Minerals, Sibanye-Stillwater, AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American. Anglo American no longer has gold assets but historically was a bullion producer.
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Silicosis: Mining companies point to settlement

For decades, the gold mining industry ignored health and safety standards and exposed black workers to silicosis and tuberculosis. Class action cases are still in court, with the Supreme Court of Appeal to decide whether they can go ahead. An out-of-court settlement, however, looks likely.
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