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Gold mining firms set aside 5 billion rand for South Africa silicosis law suit

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Gold mining firms set aside 5 billion rand for South Africa silicosis law suit

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American <AAL.L>, have made a 5 billion rand (£271.8 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, lawyers acting for miners who contracted silicosis and TB said settlement talks with implicated gold companies for an out-of-court deal could be reached by December.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Joe Brock)
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