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JOINT EFFORTS TO GET UNCLAIMED BENEFITS TO EASTERN CAPE BENEFICIARIESEastern Cape, 29 August 2022: The Tshiamiso Trust is joining other stakeholders on a roadshow through the Eastern Cape from 29 August – 14 September 2022. The initiative is aimed at assisting claimants to access benefits that may be due to them.
TSHIAMISO MINEWORKERS’ COMPENSATION SURPASSES HALF A BILLIONJohannesburg, 08 July 2022: The Tshiamiso Trust has paid more than half a billion rand to 5 829 eligible silicosis and TB claimants and their families and is gaining increased momentum in processing claims. Download as PDF
SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE TSHIAMISO TRUST
TSHIAMISO TRUST SURPASSES R320 MILLION IN MINEWORKER COMPENSATION PAYMENTS
Johannesburg, 7 April 2022: Tshiamiso Trust is pleased to announce that it has successfully paid out over R320 million to 3 598 eligible claimants and their families. This milestone has been achieved in just over a year since the launch of the Trust’s claims management system.
FORMER MINEWORKERS WARNED ABOUT ILLEGAL TOUTS PROMISING TO ASSIST WITH SILICOSIS AND TB CLAIMS
Johannesburg, 14 February 2022: It has come to the attention of the Tshiamiso Trust that former mineworkers continue to fall victim to touts who claim to be able to assist them with their silicosis and TB claims.
FIRST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE TSHIAMISO TRUST
Tshiamiso Trust announces first major batch of compensation payments
Tshiamiso Trust is pleased to announce that the first batch of more than 100 compensation payments to claimants, beyond December’s pilot payments, has been processed.
Tshiamiso Trust announces initial progress of claims
Johannesburg, 2 March 2021: The Tshiamiso Trust announced today initial progress in the launch last month of the claims process for prospective recipients of benefits for current and former mineworkers who have contracted silicosis or work-related tuberculosis on 82 gold mines in the decades since March 1965.Download as PDF
Claimants warned against fraudsters asking for payment to assist with claims
Johannesburg, 24 February 2021: The Tshiamiso Trust is very disturbed to have heard from our agents in the field of a new surge of fraudulent activity by individuals claiming that they are able to assist prospective claimants of silicosis and tuberculosis benefits, and demanding a fee for their services.Download as PDF
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FIRST SIX CLAIMANTS RECEIVE SILICOSIS BENEFITS
Johannesburg, 4 December 2020: The Tshiamiso Trust is pleased to announce that it has made the first benefit payments since its establishment to six claimants.Download as PDF
PROGRESS REPORT – Further progress towards establishment of a claims system to be fully in place by end-January 2021
INTRODUCTIONDownload as PDF
The Tshiamiso Trust was formally established in February 2020, after all legal processes had been completed and conditions met. The seven trustees had the task to establish complex operational structures set down in the Trust Deed that would pay benefits to tens of thousands of eligible beneficiaries over the next 13 years.
Warning about fraudulent activities around Silicosis and TB claims
Johannesburg, 13 November 2020: The Tshiamiso Trust would like to issue a warning to people about the actions of dishonest individuals trying fraudulently to trick people into paying over money by falsely claiming to be able to assist them with their claims for silicosis and TB benefits from the Trust.Download as PDF
Tshiamiso Trust announces appointment of CEO
The trustees of the Tshiamiso Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Daniel Kotton as CEO of the Trust.
A note on progress at the Tshiamiso Trust
The setting up of the Trust infrastructure and organisation is a huge task. This note serves to outline the various critical items that need to be completed and the progress being made to get this done as quickly as possible.Download as PDF
Progress and challenges in the implementation of the Tshiamiso Trust Deed based on the Settlement Agreement
The trustees of the Tshiamiso Trust are pleased to be able to advise of progress in the move towards establishing a claims system for eligible claimants who will become beneficiaries of the Tshiamiso Trust.Download as PDF
The Tshiamiso Trust’s response to COVID-19
The Tshiamiso Trust, like the rest of South Africa and much of the world, is experiencing the impact of the corona virus. All the trustees, the members of the interim management team and various service providers are working from home, doing their best to remain safe and protected from infection
Progress on the establishment of the Tshiamiso Trust
The Tshiamiso Trust was founded in terms of the class action settlement agreement concluded between six mining companies, some of their affiliates, the claimants’ representatives and the claimants’ attorneys.
Silicosis settlement becomes effective Tshiamiso Trust being set up
Companies party to the silicosis settlement reached on 3 May 2018 of the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation, are pleased to announce that the settlement agreement has become effective.