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Media Advisory: The South African Human Rights Commission to hold a meeting with ex-gold mine workers at Sibanye Stillwater

19 November 2020
Attention: Editors and Reporters

On Thursday, 19 November 2020, the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will visit Sibanye-Stillwater, Lebanon Division, in Carletonville to meet with ex-mineworkers and their dependants. This visit follows reports that some of the mineworkers did not receive compensation for silicosis and TB after a settlement was reached with mining companies.
The Commission will also look into allegations of the existence of graves of ex-mine workers at the Lebanon Division of Sibanye-Stillwater. The Commission intends to engage with the labour unions, ex-mine workers association, Sibanye-Stillwater and the Police to establish the correctness of the above claims in order to mediate a solution that addresses the concerns raised by ex-mine workers.

Details of the visit are as follows:

Date: 19 November 2020
Time: 11h00
Place: Sibanye-Stillwater, Lebanon Division, Carletonville

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For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Zamakhize Mkhize, Legal officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 011 877 3764 / 061 814 7143

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