South Africa: Activists, Unions and MP Call for Justice for South African Ex-Miners

[Leigh Day]Under apartheid, South Africa’s gold mining industry failed to protect black workers adequately against exposure to dust, which it knew was causing them to contract silicosis in droves. Tens of thousands are now suffering from silicosis, a preventable and incurable disease which makes sufferers much more susceptible, for life, to tuberculosis, a disease which is endemic in rural areas where drug-resistant TB cases are soaring.

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