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S.Africa Gold Miners’ Silicosis Lawsuit Settlement Expected Within 6 Weeks

S.Africa Gold Miners’ Silicosis Lawsuit Settlement Expected Within 6 Weeks

South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday. “I am confident we will finalise the settlement within six weeks,” Richard Spoor, the […]

Silence Far From Golden For Child Labourers in The Mines of Uganda

Silence Far From Golden For Child Labourers in The Mines of Uganda

Agaba has no sense of a future beyond the mercury-laced waters of the gold mining pit he calls home in Mubende, central Uganda. Last year, after his mother died, the 15-year-old fled his home and became one of the 15,000 children reportedly working in artisanal gold mining in the country. One of the oldest children […]