Media

Media

Listed below are highlights of coverage detailing the silicosis litigation and the silicosis epidemic.

Updates

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – March 22, 2013
Human Rights Day Newsletter: Attorney Richard Spoor honors Human Rights Day and the need to advocate for South African gold miners’ pursuit of justice, as well as the many victims of other human rights abuses around the world.

Press Releases

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – May 13, 2016
Press Release: Class certified for South African gold miners in landmark case

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Aug. 22, 2013
Press Release: Legal Teams Seek to Consolidate Thousands of Cases in Historic Silicosis Litigation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – March 9, 2013
Statement from Richard Spoor: Attorney Richard Spoor comments on the motion to intervene that attorney Richard Meeran (of the UK firm Leigh Day) filed and the commitment to continuing his team’s efforts in the case,  Bongani Nkala & Others v. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited & Others, No. 48226/12 (South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg).

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – Dec. 21, 2012
Silicosis Victims File Motion for Class Certification: Mine workers and their families seek to hold accountable dozens of mining companies.

Media Coverage

May 13, 2016
CNN
Dying for gold: South Africa’s biggest ever class action lawsuit gets go ahead

March 13, 2016
MineWeb
Silicosis: why African miners’ fight for compensation is a just one

Dec. 26, 2015
SABC
Will 2016 see an end to the silicosis battle?

June 11, 2015
Daily Maverick
The lost life of a goldmine worker

March 25, 2013
SciDev.net
Gold miners with work-related TB neglected for too long

March 14, 2014
The Daily Maverick 
Coughing up for Gold

Feb. 11, 2013
MiningMX
Indaba signals sea-change in social conscience

Jan. 25, 2013
Times LIVE
Disease stalks SA miners

Jan. 25, 2013
Mail & Guardian
Rural idlyll belies life of silent suffering

Jan. 25, 2013
Mail & Guardian
Silent killer lurks in miners’ lungs

Jan. 6, 2013
The Sunday Independent
US experts help miners launch class action suit over lung disease

Oct. 12, 2012
Business Day
Mining companies face a string of lawsuits from sick workers

Sept. 28, 2012
The American Lawyer
Groundbreaking Work

Sept. 4, 2012
National Public Radio (NPR)
Decades Later, South African Miners Sue Employers

Aug. 24, 2012
Mail & Guardian
Class action against gold mines goes ahead

Aug. 22, 2012
Health 24
SA gold mines face lung disease lawsuit

June 2012
South African Medical Journal
Silicosis 10 000 gold miners getting set to sue

March, 20, 2012
Mail & Guardian
Civil Case to take Gold mines to Court