Mining, life and occupational disease after Covid

With the help of Action for Southern Africa (Actsa), thousands of ex-gold mine workers suffering from silicosis in South Africa finally achieved a settlement of at least £268 million in 2019, with African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold …

Compensation framework - Occupational Health Process in ...

Most mineworkers in South Africa are covered by ODMWA for occupational lung diseases, based on a state-determined assessment of whether or not a mine is 'controlled'. Mining companies contribute certain amounts to an ODMWA-based compensation fund.

Perspectives on Compensation for Occupational Injuries ...

Kazan-Allen, L. 2001. South African claimants briefed on Cape asbestos settlement. Internet posting (Accessed September 2003) Republic of South Africa. 1993. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 Republic of South Africa.1993. Occupational …

Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired ...

Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired in South African mines: recent developments and ongoing challenges Barry Kistnasamy1, Annalee Yassi2, Jessica Yu2, J. Spiegel3, Andre Fourie1, Stephen Barker2 ... South Africa gold mining triggered the additional colonial

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands (US$1.4 billion; $1¼R7) in 1996, closer to 20 billion rands (US$2.9 billion) today. Even in poor countries, investments in compensation systems should bring greater returns in reduced disease burdens and

Silicosis settlement: First claimant pay outs expected in ...

Apr 02, 2020· While the cogs have turned slowly in what has been the first class action settlement of its kind in South Africa, mine workers that have been affected by occupational lung diseases including silicosis and tuberculosis from working in South Africa's gold mines will soon start being compensated by the companies for which they worked.

WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS BIOLOGICAL AGENT (HBA)? …

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 2. Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act ... • Gold and coal miningGold and coal mining ... OCCUPATIONAL ALLERGY AND ASTHMA IN SOUTH AFRICAN …

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 ...

Mining silicosis: How SA's medical compensation system is ...

South African mines have produced roughly 40 % of all gold ever mined on the planet. Consequently, South Africa's miners are among the workers worst affected by silicosis and other occupational ...

'Dying for gold': the effects of mineral mining on HIV ...

Workers in South Africa's gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world, of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100,000 population per year, compared with 981 per 100,000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of …

South Africa - Gold mining | Britannica

South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth ...

Tshiamiso Trust for silicosis compensation gains momentum

Mar 11, 2020· The Trust will ensure the compensation of eligible gold mine workers who carried out risk work at the participating gold mines at any time between 12 March 1965 and 10 December 2019 and were exposed to silica dust and have contracted silicosis or tuberculosis, or dependants of such gold mine …

Glimmer of justice for sick gold miners in South Africa ...

Mar 29, 2011· Glimmer of justice for sick gold miners in South Africa ... compensation under South Africa's Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (Odimwa), but according to one study as …

S African gold miners gun for mining firms | South Africa ...

S African gold miners gun for mining firms. ... through the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA), a former mine worker with lung function impairment of …

Hazards identified and the need for The Author(s) 2015 ...

metals in South African mines. Finally, uranium (U), a radioactive substance of moderate acute toxicity,57 is found in South African gold ore in concentrations of around 100–300 ppm. Mining of U-bearing ore often releases and mobilises high concentrations of the radionuclide in the bio-sphere. Mine tailings dams and dumps are known

Brief history of gold mining in South Africa - Mining for ...

Deep-level mining progressed to reach gold lower down in the ground 1910 Union of South Africa formed 1910 Chinese indentured labourers repatriated and replaced by migrant black labour, many recruited from neighbouring territories 1912 South Africa became the first state to introduce compensation for silicosis as an occupational disease 1913

Sick miners to get up to R500k - GroundUp: South African ...

May 03, 2018· Academic analysis of the epidemic of occupational lung disease amongst black mineworkers since the 1980s is currently underway, using the millions of records held by TEBA, the inheritor of the colonial-era migrant labour recruitment body for the gold industry set up by the Chamber of Mines …

Silicosis at autopsy in platinum mine workers ...

Studies in South Africa have focussed on the gold and asbestos mining industries and, to a lesser extent, the coal mining industry. Although it has been shown that platinum refinery workers have an increased risk of developing platinum salt sensitivity [ 8, 9] associated with respiratory symptoms of asthma, rhinitis and urticaria and ...

About - Silicosis Settlements

For the companies in the Working Group, this represents a huge step towards their previously stated goal of a comprehensive solution to issues relating to compensation for occupational lung disease in the gold mining industry in South Africa that is both fair to past, present and future gold mining …

Barry Kistnasamy's research works | Department of Health ...

Introduction The mining sector that has driven the South African economy for over 100 years left a legacy of occupational lung diseases in mineworkers, their families and communities in Southern ...

Fulfilling broken promises: Reforming the ... - South African

Mine workers in southern Africa have some of the highest rates of occupational lung disease in the world. These diseases, including silicosis and tuberculosis, acquired in the gold mines of South Africa have, over many decades, left hundreds of thousands of men disabled, in penury, or dead. Under South African law, these men and their families are entitled to financial compensation…

Coal miners next to launch lung disease compensation claims

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and Richard Spoor Attorneys say coal miners are the next in line to seek compensation for occupational …

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA Case CCT 40/10 [2011] ZACC 3 In the matter between: ... Introduction [1] The issue to be decided is whether section 35(1)1 of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act2 (COIDA) extinguishes the ... ―. . . ‗controlled mine' means a mine which is a controlled mine in terms of section 9 ...

pensation of occupational asthma in south african gold mines

coal screening equipment in mining project. compensation of occupational asthma in south african gold mines; grinding table underneath; coal screening equipment in mining project, Posted at:April 29, Gold mining trommel and coal screening machine and fly ash processing are a very complex project...

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research on silicosis, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and ...

Commentary Occupational lung disease in the South African ...

about by compensation payments and hence increased levies on mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags.

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;54:636-641, Keywords: epidemiology, incidence, tuberculosis, TB, gold miner, miner, mine, South Africa, Africa…