South Africa prepares for billion dollar class action

They came on horseback or by foot, trudging through Lesotho’s highlands and  clutching tattered identity documents to back their claims that South Africa’s  gold mining firms ruined their lungs. They were there to add their thumbprints to the names of nearly 7,000 others who  are threatening the biggest class action suit Africa has ever seen.

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Zuid-Afrika test alle mijnwerkers op TBC

South Africa wants to test hundreds of thousands of miners for tuberculosis and ensure sufferers get treatment over the next year, a government health official said Tuesday. Dr. David Mametja, head of the government’s TB fighting program, said the government is concerned the high prevalence of the disease among miners is holding an entire region back in the fight against TB.

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