Ditshwanelo sues for former SA gold miners� welfare

Former miners and their relatives at the bus rank early last year. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE
Former miners and their relatives at the bus rank early last year. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE

After decades of uncertainty, a good Samaritan has come forward to fight for the welfare of former South African miners who are suffering from Silicosis

Ditshwanelo - Botswana Centre for Human Rights has filed compensation litigation against South African gold mining companies on behalf of former Batswana mine workers affected by Silicosis.

A researcher at Ditshwanelo, Kabelo Mahupela said during a debate at the University of Botswana (UB) about the state of inequality in Botswana that his organisation is helping the former mine workers who suffered from the chronic lung disease caused by inhaling tiny bits of silica dust. Silica is said to be the second most common mineral in the earth’s crust.

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