Articles by Pete Lewis

Sick miners to get up to R500k

Historic settlement reached in silicosis case

By Pete Lewis - 3 May 2018
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Mines report progress in preventing deadly silicosis

But very little information on dust monitoring

By Pete Lewis - 12 February 2018
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Silicosis case: we’re close to a settlement, say lawyers for both sides

Gold mines drop their plan to appeal against court ruling

By Pete Lewis - 10 January 2018
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Silicosis: Department of Mineral Resources slams “lawyers who loot”

Deputy minister cites asbestos case in bid to muscle in on new trust fund

By Pete Lewis - 12 December 2017
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Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney

Rate of deaths among mineworkers makes settlement urgent

By Pete Lewis - 11 December 2017
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At last, some hope for injured workers

Compensation Fund starts to work properly again

By Pete Lewis - 28 November 2017
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R66 million paid out to former miners with silicosis

Q(h)ubeka Trust reports back after first 16 months

By Pete Lewis - 14 September 2017
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Marikana: Lonmin’s dodgy housing record

GroundUp inquiry reveals painfully slow pace of construction

By Pete Lewis - 4 September 2017
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End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families

By Pete Lewis - 11 August 2017
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Silicosis: the shifting sands of compensation for sick miners

Demutualisation of insurer adds new twist

By Pete Lewis - 28 March 2017
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Silicosis: unpacking the gold mines’ strategy

Settlement plan as court date approaches

By Pete Lewis - 27 March 2017
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Setback for gold miners’ silicosis claims

Mining companies granted leave to appeal against class action ruling

By Pete Lewis - 22 September 2016
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Silicosis: The gold mines’ ambitious plan

Gold mines bid to change the whole workers’ compensation system

By Pete Lewis - 19 July 2016
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Silicosis: Laduuuma! But who moved the goalposts?

Mining companies prepare a new strategy

By Pete Lewis - 18 July 2016
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Understanding the silicosis judgment

Hundreds of thousands of families could benefit from the class action lawsuit that can now take place

By Pete Lewis - 16 May 2016

Silicosis: an epidemic of racism?

As the judges of the South Gauteng High Court prepare their findings in the massive silicosis class action case, Pete Lewis reflects on the failure of the compensation system to protect black mineworkers from the disease, condemning them to poverty and destitution.

Pete Lewis - 27 October 2015