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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Activists from more than 30 civil society organisations have again threatened to take the Eastern Cape Department of Health to court over alleged failure to fix the provincial health services.
South Africa’s first class action silicosis suit could win compensation for hundreds of thousands of miners and widows – and prepare the way for a class action suit against the mines for tuberculosis.