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