JOHANNESBURG - Mineworkers and relatives of deceased ex-miners have won their legal battle against Anglo American and AngloGold.
Lawyers say they've secured a multi-million rand settlement for miners with silicosis.
In 2012, more than 4,000 claimants sued the companies for dust-related lung diseases, silicosis and silico-tuberculosis.
This settlement is separate from other ongoing class actions that are still awaiting court decisions.
The mining companies have agreed to pay over R500-million to compensate the victims.
A trust named Qhubeka is to be set up under the settlement.
It will arrange medical evaluations of the claimants locally, to determine if they do indeed suffer from lung disease.