‘Tshiamiso Trust to start paying valid claimants soon’

Business Report writes that the Tshiamiso Trust, which is responsible for carrying out the terms of the R5 billion settlement between six mining companies and thousands of gold mine workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis in South African mines, said yesterday that it had been successful in reaching claimants and the beginning of the flow of payments was imminent. “In the four-and-a-half months since our claims system opened, more than 34 400 claimant appointments have been made, and 31 820 claims lodged as of Thursday, July 1,” said Tshiamiso Trust spokesperson Monako Dibetle.

Employees who worked on South Africa’s gold mines between March 1965 and December 2019 and contracted silicosis and tuberculosis are eligible to claim. Dibetle said that the beginning of the flow of payments to claimants with valid claims was imminent. “The trust expects to make announcements in this regard before the end of July,” said Dibetle.

by Dineo Faku


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