The Tshiamiso Trust is pleased to announce the launch of Benefit Medical Examinations (BMEs) in eSwatini. The services started at Hlatikhulu Government Hospital on 16 October and will be followed by Manzini, Mbabane and Siteki. The Trust has seen 2,500 claims lodged at TEBA offices in eSwatini in the past two years, with just over 1,000 ex-mineworkers awaiting BMEs in order for their claims to progress.

“The launch of BME pilot services in eSwatini means that the Trust can now book claimants for medical examinations. We encourage claimants to lodge their claims at their nearest TEBA office in order for them to be booked for BME. This is part of our ongoing efforts to provide greater access to the Trust’s services and ensure that eligible claimants can receive the compensation that is due to them,” says Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda, Chief Executive Officer at Tshiamiso Trust.

The BMEs are a critical part of the claims process; these examinations provide the required evidence of silicosis or tuberculosis and indicate the extent of the lung damage that enables the Trust to certify claims accordingly.

“We are grateful for the support of the government in eSwatini, as well as ex-mineworkers’ associations and other local partners as we continue to expand and improve our footprint,” adds Dr Kwinda.

BME services will be available as follows:

  • 16 – 27 October 2023 – Hlatikhulu Government Hospital
  • 30 October – 6 November 2023 – Manzini
  • 7 – 9 November 2023 – Mbabane
  • 13 November 2023 – Siteki

Mineworkers and families of deceased mineworkers who meet the criteria but have not yet lodged a claim are encouraged to do so now at the TEBA office in Mbabane or in Nhlangano, or call Tshiamiso Trust can on 00 27 10500 6186. Please note that this is a call back number.

Claimants are reminded to be careful of people impersonating the Trust or promising to help speed up their claims. Only the Tshiamiso Trust can process claims. This is a FREE service. Claimants must only share their documents with the officials at the lodgement offices.

Useful links:

To check eligibility to lodge a claim: https://www.tshiamisotrust.com/status-check/
To view the claims process: https://www.tshiamisotrust.com/information/how-to-claim/
To view daily progress of claims and payments: https://www.tshiamisotrust.com/information/progress-report/