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BNN [TEXT ARTICLE]

Thousands Rally in Coal Workers' Class Action, Challenging Industry Giants on Health Protections

27 FEB 2024 Former and current coal miners unite in a class action lawsuit against major coal companies in South Africa, demanding accountability for neglecting worker health. Explore the historic legal battle and its potential impact on the mining industry and worker safety.

 
DAILY MAVERICK [TEXT ARTICLE]

Thousands join occupational lung diseases class action as mining firms oppose certification application

28 FEB 2024 Human Rights law firm Richard Spoor Inc. says the mining companies have signaled they plan to oppose the certification application.

NEWZROOM AFRIKA [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Former Exxaro miners demand compensation

17 NOV 2023 Former Exxaro coal miners want to be compensated after contracting lung diseases. Their representative Richard Spoor Inc. says they are pursuing the owners on the basis of negligence for providing a safer working environment

SABC [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Coal mining companies face class action

26 OCT 2023 SABC speaks to George Kahn from Richard Spoor Attorneys about gearing up for another legal showdown as they have filed another historic action against cola mining companies

eNCA [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Discussion | Coal miners file class action against Anglo American

26 OCT 2023 Chloe Hoffmann, Associate at Richard Spoor Inc Attorneys spoke to eNCA

DAILY MAVERICK [TEXT + AUDIO ARTICLE]

Anglo American, coal producers to be slapped with class action over miners’ lung diseases

25 OCT 2023 In an effort to rectify mining injustices, human rights lawyers at Richard Spoor Inc have filed a class action suit against some of South Africa’s biggest mining companies

MONEYWEB [TEXT ARTICLE]

Nine Anglo American companies named in class action suit over harm to coal miners

25 OCT 2023 Class action specialist Richard Spoor filed the action in the Gauteng High Court last week

SABC [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

The Late Edition | Class Action

24 OCT 2023 Chloe Hoffmann weighs in on compensation for ex-coal miners

eNCA [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Class action looming against mine owners

24 OCT 2023 eNCA speaks to Public Interest Lawyer Richard Spoor

NEWS24 [AUDIO ARTICLE]

Anglo American hit with class action from coal miners over lung disease

24 OCT 2023 Richard Spoor Incorporated has filed a class action against Anglo American group on behalf of coal miners

MAIL & GUARDIAN [TEXT ARTICLE]

Coal miners launch class action suit

2 SEPT 2023 Workers and their families claim they contracted lung disease from coal dust while working on mines owned by BHP Billiton, South32 SA and others

SABC NEWS [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

SA Public Interest Law Firm, Richard Spoor Inc. files class action application against coal mines

17 AUG 2023  To tell us more about this application, we are virtually joined by Dasantha Pillay, Richard Spoor Incorporated’s Instructing Attorney for the Coal Class Action.

IONO.FM MONEYWEB@MIDDAY [PODCAST]

Catholic Church takes on global mining companies

17 AUG 2023

 

OMNY.FM SAfm SUNRISE [RADIO]

Coal miners file class action against South32, BHP Billiton PLC, Seriti Power and their role in miners' illnesses.

16 AUG 2023  Guest: Richard Spoor, Human Rights Lawyer (Representing Lawyer for the Class Action)

ALJAZEERA [TEXT ARTICLE]

Catholic Church in South Africa begins class action against mining firms

16 AUG 2023  The church says it filed the case after it was approached by mine workers for help.

NEWS24 [TEXT ARTICLE]

South32, BHP Billiton and Seriti Power hit with class action from coal miners

15 AUG 2023  The application seeks recourse for current and former coal miners suffering from lung diseases, as well as dependants of deceased workers. 

BUSINESS LIVE [TEXT ARTICLE]

Class action lawsuit targets coal miners over occupational diseases

15 AUG 2023  South32, BHP Billiton and Seriti Power failed to implement legal protections, it is alleged in court papers

BLOOMBERG.COM [TEXT ARTICLE]

BHP, South32 May Face South Africa Class Action on Lung Disease

15 AUG 2023  Lawyers allege company liability as far back as 1965

Political Interview

PRESS RELEASES

27 FEBRUARY 2024  Press Release

MINEWORKERS ARE LEADING THE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS. Thousands of former and current mineworkers have joined RSI’s class action against mining companies to strengthen the case.

15 NOVEMBER 2023  Press Release

COAL MINERS TAKE ON EXXARO GROUP IN LATEST CLASS ACTION. Richard Spoor Incorporated is backing former Exxaro coal miners in their bid for justice and compensation after contracting lung diseases.

24 OCTOBER 2023  Press Release

COAL MINERS FILE CLASS ACTION AGAINST ANGLO AMERICAN GROUP. Nine mining companies owned by the Anglo American Group face legal action for miners’ diseases. 

15 AUGUST 2023  Press Release

COAL MINERS FILE CLASS ACTION AGAINST SOUTH32, BHP BILLITON PLC AND SERITI POWER. Profits come at a devastating cost to workers and families, miners allege in new litigation. 

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