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20 August 2019- UCT’s team central role in R 5 bn settlement-UCT News.

University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Dr Shahieda Adams and Professor Mohamed Jeebhay were part of a team that played an integral role in providing technical medical input to the legal arguments in South Africa’s historic R5-billion settlement for the gold miners who contracted silicosis and/or pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at work. Read more.

2 August 2019- Silicosis case settlement brings relief.

Tshegofatso Mathe writes in the Mail and Guardian about the recent silicosis class action. Read more.

26 July 2019- Court Approves R 5 bn settlement in lengthy silicosis battle- 26 July 2019, Radio 702

Justice has finally been served for thousands of workers who contracted silicosis while employed in mines owned by companies including AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American. Read more.

27 July 2019- Landmark silicosis ruling a huge relief- Finance 24

The approval by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties. Read more.

27 July 2019- Landmark silicosis ruling a huge relief- Finance 24

The approval by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties. Read more.

16 October 2015 Silicosis case poised to rewrite law books. Mail and Guardian. 

Sarah Evans writes about the application lodged with the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties. Read more.

16 October 2015 Silicosis case poised to rewrite law books. Mail and Guardian. 

Sarah Evans writes about the application lodged with the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg for a landmark R5bn settlement with ill gold miners has been broadly welcomed by the affected parties. Read more.

9 October 2015 – Lawsuit for miners with terminal illness begins. Independent Online. 

Sakgopi Mabotja writes about the silicosis class action which is a bid for mineworkers and their families left destitute as a result of contracting terminal diseases. Read more.