The High Court in 2017 will hear the appeal of employers against the right of gold miners or widows to claim silicosis mining compensation in a class action.
The COID Act Amendment will include domestic compensation for injuries and diseases, and more state health facilities, said Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.
This health and safety laws update of October 2016, includes Compensation Fund audit results; and the legal status of SADC workers in SA.
South Africa is combining its mining, Health, and Labour compensation benefits in a pay-out campaign in 2016.
Former miners suffering from silicosis and TB are allowed to take class action in occupational health claims for damages against gold mines from 2016.
Two Anglo American mines paid R464m silicosis compensation to 4400 former miners, via a ‘top-up’ compensation trust fund founded by seven mining employers.
The DOL Compensation Fund (CF) issued a compensation scam warning to employers and workers, against ‘Compensation House’.
Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) responded to a doctors’ letter on metals compensation snags, assuring of prompt IOD claims payments.
Some doctors refuse to treat injured steel workers during RMA compensation fund privatisation from the DOL CF.
Labour director general Thobile Lamati will not privatise the R52-b Compensation Fund in 2015, despite its meltdown after many turnaround efforts.
A group of Sasol coal miners are claiming civil damages for disease, instead of industrial compensation, in 2015.
Iron and steel compensation insurance could privatise to the mining injuries and diseases fund, Rand Mutual Assurance. The DOL is calling for comment.
SA health and safety law update for March 2014; new SANS standards, Lesotho inspections, Compensation Fund IT capacity, and African chemicals emergency plans.
Anglo American SA paid silicosis compensation to 23 former gold miners in September 2013, in a deal that could pave the way for a mass payout by all mines.
Some delays in Compensation letters of good standing are due to Department of Labour IT capacity problems, and some to defaulting sub-contractors.
The Labour minister has instructed the Compensation Commissioner to implement the Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) claim system in the Compensation Fund.
The SA Department of Labour is working on the Compensation Fund claims backlog for diseases and injuries in 2013, and appointing a Financial Officer.
A SHE practitioner’s quick guide. Compensation explained. The COID Act offers compulsory death and injury protection for employees under a contract of employment.
After an Assmang incident, a R15-m trust fund assists the families of the seven workers who were killed in two furnace explosions in 2007 and in 2008.