The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has approved a R5bn
settlement agreement for miners either living with lung disease or those who
were deceased as well as their dependants.
The six mining companies paying out the collective R5bn include African Rainbow Minerals‚ Anglo American SA‚ AngloGold Ashanti‚ Gold Fields‚ Harmony and Sibanye Stillwater. The mining companies admit that in the past they failed to take necessary precautions to protect their employees from the Sicilia dust that rises from the gold mines.