Dr Shula Marks, Emeritus Professor of History at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, spoke at a public meeting organised by London Mining Network and War on Want on 22 April 2010.
Her talk dealt with the toll taken on South African miners by silicosis. She spoke alongside Alpheos Blom, a former gold miner from South Africa who is one of a number of former miners taking legal action against Anglo American plc’s South African subsidiary Anglo American South Africa in a case alleging negligent failure to control dust levels in gold mines controlled by the company. His testimony can be found in the report on the Anglo American AGM, held on 22 April, at https://londonminingnetwork.org/2010/04/anglo-american-challenged-at-agm-full-report/.
To download and read the text of Dr Marks’ talk, click here:  Talk by Shula Marks 22-4-10