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Silicosis Class Action

Court Judgement

The Johannesburg High Court approved the historic settlement between the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group – representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye Stillwater, and settlement classes’ representatives as well as the settlement classes’ attorneys Richard Spoor Inc, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc Attorneys and the Legal Resources Centre.

Summary of Court judgement.  Click here (131KB)

Full court judgement. Click here (2.7MB)

Minority judgement. Click here. (1.1MB)

Settlement Agreement.

The Johannesburg High Court approved a historic settlement resulting from three years of extensive legal work.

The Agreement provides meaningful compensation to all eligible workers suffering from silicosis and/or tuberculosis who worked in these companies’ mines from 12 March 1965 to date.

Full text of settlement agreement. Click here. (15.3 MB

First addendum. Click here.  (2 MB)

Second addendum. Click here. (348 KB)


Abrahams Kiewitz Inc

Practice Areas

Litigation & Disputes

The firm has vast experience in Magistrate Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court litigation.

Clients’ matters are thoroughly considered beforehand to advise on the merits of success and the appropriate jurisdiction within which to institute its dispute. The firm works with an extensive network of experienced junior and senior advocates to provide clients with the best advice on its matters.

Increasingly, clients are looking to mediation and arbitration as a means of resolving their disputes swiftly. Abrahams Kiewitz is well-placed to provide such services to clients.

Property Law

The firm renders a broad spectrum of conveyancing services such as the transfer of property, registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds. It acts as service provider to most of South African commercial banks in the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds.

Public Interest Litigation

Abrahams Kiewitz has been and continues to be at the forefront of very important public interest and human rights litigation in South Africa. The firm has been a leader in developing class actions in South Africa as a means of making public interest and human rights litigation more effective.

The firm has brought a number of landmark public interest cases before the courts..

Constitutional & Administrative Law

Advising on and judicial reviews on constitutional and administrative matters;
Challenging the constitutionality of legislation and regulations;
Procurement disputes.

Insolvency & Liquidation

Liquidations, insolvency and business rescue applications
Voluntary winding-up

Labour Law

Providing advice on and drafting employment contracts and procedure policies, disciplinary hearings, Labour Court applications and hearings.

Contact Us

Contact our offices telephonically to schedule and appointment  at +27 21 914 4842 or via email at info@ak.law.za

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