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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 31.98
Change -0.06
% Change 0.00
Cumulative volume 535738
Market cap 13.94bn

Last Updated: 22/08/2014 at 04:19. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

GOLD FIELDS LIMITED [JSE:GFI]

Last traded 45.09
Change 0.5
% Change 0.01
Cumulative volume 1184310
Market cap 34.94bn

Last Updated: 22/08/2014 at 04:27. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED [JSE:ANG]

Last traded 180.33
Change -1.67
% Change -0.01
Cumulative volume 409425
Market cap 72.76bn

Last Updated: 22/08/2014 at 04:27. 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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