S.Africa miners reach landmark silicosis settlement: official

Johannesburg (AFP) – Thousands of miners in South Africa affected by silicosis from exposure to dust while drilling reached a breakthrough settlement worth $390 million with several mining companies on Thursday, their lawyers said.

“This is an historic settlement, resulting from years of extensive negotiations. The agreement provides meaningful compensation to all eligible workers” who worked for African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater, they said in a statement.