A South African court judgment could enable hundreds of thousands of workers, and their families, to gain compensation for deadly silicosis contracted in the country’s gold mines. Alas, the verdict arrives too late for Thembekile Mankayi, the worker who initiated the suit.
UK-listed Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti are at the centre of this legal struggle.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10774.