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Gold miners slapped with lawsuit

Aug 21 2012 10:21 Reuters

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HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED [JSE:HAR]

Last traded 21
Change 0
% Change -2
Cumulative volume 56741
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 31-03-2015 at 10:11. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

GOLD FIELDS LIMITED [JSE:GFI]

Last traded 51
Change -2
% Change -3
Cumulative volume 132175
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 31-03-2015 at 10:15. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED [JSE:ANG]

Last traded 115
Change -1
% Change -1
Cumulative volume 75479
Market cap 0

Last Updated: 31-03-2015 at 10:15. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Cape Town - A South African lawyer filed the first papers on Tuesday in a potential class action suit against top gold mining companies on behalf of thousands of workers who claim they contracted silicosis, a lung disease, through the negligence of the firms.

The filing of the papers against South Africa’s leading gold miners, AngloGold Ashanti [JSE:ANG], Gold Fields [JSE:GFI] and Harmony Gold Mining Company [JSE:HAR], is a preliminary step to determine if the court recognises the case as a class action.

 

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