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The chair of the Justice for Miners Organisation, Bishop Jo Seoka, says payment of damages to 500,000 miners who became sick with tuberculosis (TB) and/or silicosis because of their jobs, must be expedited. 

Last Monday, the Tshiamiso Trust paid a “first major batch” of payments to 102 claimants. This followed payment to seven others during a pilot in December 2020. The 109 paid claims, totalling more than R9m, represent a fraction of the about 41,000 claims filed to date...

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