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The vet and the wildebeest

Tuberculosis can be passed from animals to people, a British vet tells Health-e how he struggled to get diagnosed and believes the problem of zoonotic TB is a biggesr problem in Africa than most people realise.

Miners win right to pursue class action case

May 13, 2016
Occupational Health  

Friday 13 May proved lucky for thousands of mineworkers seeking damages from gold mines for silicosis and TB

Cashier claims company falls foul of workplace rules

November 19, 2015
Occupational Health   OurHealth  

Nomadlozi Mazibuko claims she was injured on the job. More than a month later, she claims her Johannesburg firm is withholding the paperwork she needs for treatment.

Compensation delay opens door to exploitation

October 12, 2015
Occupational Health  

Unscrupulous fly-by-night agencies are preying on asbestosis sufferers in the Northern Cape, promising to help them get monetary compensation, only to make off with their documentation and money.

Gold mines face class action case

October 12, 2015
Occupational Health  

Lawyers acting for gold miners with silicosis will today (12 October) present their case in the South Gauteng High Court for why a class action case against gold mining companies should be allowed.

Civil society groups win admission into landmark silicosis case

August 28, 2015
Occupational Health  

The South Gauteng High Court has ruled to allow the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice to give evidence at an upcoming hearing that could pave the way for the country’s first class action suit against the gold industry.

Hundreds picket outside High Court as silicosis matter heard

August 26, 2015
Occupational Health   OurHealth  

About 200 Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) members picked outside the South Gauteng High Court yesterday in support of TAC’s application to become a friend of the court in what may become the country’s first class action suit against the gold industry.