The silicosis settlement - why it matters

16 May 2018 - 14:45

South Africa’s historic silicosis class action: why the settlement matters

by Professor Penelope Andrews | Dean | UCT Faculty of Law

The lawyers for miners who either fell sick or died after contracting silicosis and tuberculosis on South Africa’s gold mines, have reached a historic class action settlementwith the industry. The R5 billion (US$400 million) settlement becomes the country’s second class action resolution and therefore very much a precedent setter.

Read the full article here - on The Conversation.