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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]

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Change 0,67
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Cumulative volume 1080863
Market cap 9.75bn

Last Updated: 21-10-2014 at 04:41. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

GOLD FIELDS LIMITED [JSE:GFI]

Last traded 0
Change 0,15
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Cumulative volume 1487099
Market cap 32.06bn

Last Updated: 21-10-2014 at 04:40. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED [JSE:ANG]

Last traded 0
Change 2,41
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Cumulative volume 1048255
Market cap 45.10bn

Last Updated: 21-10-2014 at 04:41. 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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