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Court Approves Historic Class Action Settlement For South

Jul 26, 2019 · PLEASANT, S.C., July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/- The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg granted final approval today of the historic settlement reached in May 2018 for thousands of South

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Perspectives on Compensation for Occupational Injuries

Breaking News. In South Africa, the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act or COIDA came into effect on 1 March 1994. It replaced the old Workemen's Compensation Act (WCA). The Act states that employers must pay a certain amount of money into a central fund each month. The amount depends on how dangerous the industry is,

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the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of

generate centralised database to record the occurrence of occupational diseases in the South African mining industry, together with the morbidity and mortality of such diseases. The database is used by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for research purposes.

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Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation

Mar 11, 2016 · Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation scheme The landmark legal settlement benefits miners with silicosis and encourages an industrywide settlement scheme at gold mines. Nov 01

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Miners' silicosis and TB appeal postponed‚ as talks make

Jan 10, 2018 · Miners' silicosis and TB appeal postponed‚ as talks make progress. Another significant hurdle the Trust faces in determining compensation eligibility is establishing that claimants worked for at least two years at Anglo American South Africa and AngloGold Ashanti Limited-owned mines.

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Workers' Compensation in South Africa is currently

1. Workers' Compensation Workers' Compensation in South Africa is currently regulated by two statutes, namely Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, No. 78 of 1973 as amended (ODMWA); and Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No. 130 of 1993 (COIDA).

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FAQ Silicosis Settlements

Gold mine workers or their dependants (wife, partner, children) if the mineworker has passed away, might be eligible for compensation if the mineworker got sick with silicosis or certain types of tuberculosis caused by his or her work at certain gold mines at any time after 12 March 1965.

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Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long

The epidemic must stop being buried in rural areas of South Africa. Jaine Roberts is director of research at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her work as a public health researcher has focused on asbestos-related disease and the occupational disease compensation system for miners, and on silicosis and tuberculosis in gold

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Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, No 78 of 1973 Tuberculosis Part A Strategic Overview Situation Analysis 1.1 Performance Delivery Environment The Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases (CCOD) has one national office based in Johannesburg that covers South Africa and the neighbouring countries. The administration costs

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Silicosis rampant in South Africa's mines World

Oct 09, 2012 · Silicosis rampant in South Africa's mines. The Department of Health's compensation commissioner for occupational diseases proposed incrementally raising levies paid by the mining industry from an average of 32 cents (approximately 4 US cents)

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Occupational Asthma Reference Variation in incidences of

Occupational Asthma Reference. Kleinschmidt I, Churchyard G, Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners., Occup Environ Med, 1997;54636-641, Keywords epidemiology, incidence, tuberculosis, TB, gold miner, miner, mine, South Africa, Africa, silicosis, hiv Known Authors. If you would like to become a known

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S African gold miners gun for mining firms South Africa

Dec 26, 2012 · A sign reads 'No job is so important' at the front of a South African mine [Jonathan Wood/Al Jazeera] ia, South Africa-"The mines eat men. Even when you have left them, the mines

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CDC Mining Topic Respiratory Diseases NIOSH

Oct 02, 2019 · In 2010, CWP was the cause or a contributing factor in the death of 486 people. More than $45 billion dollars in federal compensation benefits have been paid to miners with CWP since 1968. After a long period of decline, an increase in CWP has recently been seen in some areas of the country.

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Trends and causes of fatalities in South African mines

The trends and principal causes of occupational fatalities and disasters (defined as six or more fatalities in one incident) in the South African mining industry are analysed. A miner who spends twenty years working underground faces a one in thirty chance of dying in an occupational accident.

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Fighting the legacy of mining in Lesotho South Africa

Jun 27, 2016 · fast facts mining in south africa The implementation of the Miners' Phthisis Act of 1922 provided compensation to white miners for diseases contracted

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Published in European Journal of Health Law · 2002Authors HendriksAbout Health law[]

CHAPTER 4703 WORKER'S COMPENSATION

16. Compensation in case of permanent partial incapacity 17. Compensation in case of temporary incapacity PART VI Calculation and Distribution of Compensation 18. Method of calculating earnings 19. Persons entitled to compensation 20. Distribution of compensation PART VII Occupational Diseases 21. Compensation in respect of diseases 22.

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Published in South African Medical Journal · 2012Authors Chris BatemanAbout Class action

Tuberculosis, mining and silica Occupational

From the early years following its inception in 1886, South African gold mining was characterised by racial stratification and circular migrant labour from neighbouring colonies (later states), systems which underlay the labour and health profile of the industry for the next century.1 By the second decade of the twentieth century legal provisions were in place for regular physical and

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Groundbreaking Settlement on Behalf of Southern African

Jul 29, 2019 · This historic class action settlement, the first ever of its kind in South Africa, reflects more than a decade of preparation and litigation aimed at providing compensation to gold miners who

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Silicosis Mining companies point to settlement

Silicosis Mining companies point to settlement. According to representatives of both mineworkers and mining companies, current compensation discussions include potentially compensating workers who have contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, as well as the dependents of employees who have passed away.

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A century of deadly mining dust A timeline of SA's

Jul 27, 2019 · The companies owned or operated 78 different gold mines from 1965 to the present, largely around Johannesburg and the Free State. May 2016 The Johannesburg High Court gives the green light to a class action suit to be launched, saying it is the only realistic option to attain compensation for thousands of miners scattered around Southern Africa.

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An Introduction to South African Accident Statistics

South African Accident Statistics Many workers have an intuitive feeling that work in South African factories and mines is dangerous. For a union wanting to take action over hazardous work, accident statistics can be very useful to help focus campaigns on the most dangerous industries and jobs.

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() Employee heath and wellness in South Africa ?The

Occupational accidents and diseases amount to a cost for South Africa in the region of 3.5% of the GDP, which translates to about R30 billion per annum (South African Department of Labour, 2004

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Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996) and

to generate centralised database to record the occurrence of occupational diseases in the South African mining industry, together with the morbidity and mortality of such diseases. The database is used by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for research purposes. This research helps to identify and classify problem areas in occupational disease

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands (US$1.4 billion; $1=R7) in 1996,

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Historic Settlement Agreement Reached In South African

MT. PLEASANT, S.C., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/- A settlement agreement has been reached in historic litigation for classes of potentially thousands of South African gold

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Reforming Miners' Lung Disease Compensation in South

This article describes the current impetus to reform of the century-old South African mining compensation system. It is intended as a case study of the implications of harmonization of two disparate compensation systems for occupational lung disease, specifically in relation to equity in financial benefits, equity in coverage, linkage of compensation to disease prevention, and efficient administration.

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Groundbreaking Settlement on Behalf of Southern African

May 03, 2018 · Groundbreaking Settlement on Behalf of Southern African Gold Miners Suffering from Silicosis & Tuberculosis. The settlement calls for the compensation of all eligible gold miners who suffered silicosis or tuberculosis, and sets up a trust to provide medical examinations of miners and compensation payments. Benefits for eligible miners will be in the range from 10,000 to 500,000

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Silicosis, TB class action is set to be concluded in the

Silicosis, TB class action is set to be concluded in the next 6 months. Compensation for occupational TB is a lower number, he said. The R5bn was a "top-up" to the R3.5bn compensation set aside by the government through the Department of Health to pay former mine

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Mining (coal; other mining) sector

Aug 19, 2019 · Mining (coal; other mining) sector Minerals and mineral products are the backbone of most industries and some form of mining or quarrying is carried out in nearly every country in the world. It has important economic, environmental, labour and social effects.

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OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES IN MINES AND WORKS ACT

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES IN MINES AND WORKS ACT 78 OF 1973 as amended by Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, No. 27 of 1974 Establishment and management of compensation fund 62. Amounts payable by owner of controlled mine or works 63. Amounts payable by owner of controlled mine or works for research

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