Lawyers for more than 25,000 miners and the dependents of deceased workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis while working on South African gold mines filed an application to combine three pending cases against producers. Abrahams Kiewitz Attorneys, the Legal Resources Centre and Richard Spoor Attorneys Inc. jointly filed the application in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Aug. 21. They named 32 respondent gold mining companies including AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., Harmony Gold Mining Ltd., and Gold Fields Ltd.