Any claimant whose application is declined, either on medical or any other grounds, may lodge an appeal within 30 days.

About silicosis & TB

Silicosis, or miner’s phthisis, is an occupational lung disease caused by the inhalation of free respirable crystalline silica dust. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection and has existed in southern Africa for many centuries.

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Your rights and the law

All mineworkers have the basic right to work in a safe and healthy environment. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that all working environments meet the minimum health and safety standards as prescribed by the law.

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Answers to questions most frequently asked about the Settlement, the Trust and how to apply for compensation for you or a deceased family member.

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