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.
Some thoughts on LMN's tenth anniversary

Some thoughts on LMN's tenth anniversary

In April, London Mining Network celebrated our tenth anniversary, celebrating at SOAS University of London, where we launched in April 2007. We received many messages of support, for all of which we are very grateful. Here are a few of them. From Glen Mpufane,...

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.
Avoiding responsibility: the 2017 Lonmin AGM

Avoiding responsibility: the 2017 Lonmin AGM

By Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network On 16 August, 2012, South African police shot and killed 34 striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine. Lonmin is a British company – successor to Lonrho, which British Conservative Prime Minister...
Workers with silicosis win legal victory in South Africa

Workers with silicosis win legal victory in South Africa

In South Africa, the struggle for justice for former gold miners suffering from silicosis has taken a step forward with a landmark judgement on 13 May, which has paved the way for a class-action lawsuit to proceed against 30 gold mining companies named as respondents....