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S. African Miners Seek Class Action Suit Against Gold Mines

An estimated 100,000 current and ex-miners in South Africa are seeking permission to pursue a class action lawsuit against 32 gold mining companies.  The miners say they contracted the lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis in the mines.  Hundreds of people marched to the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg in support of the miners. Marchers came out in the hundreds to support the affected miners, most of whom say they were dismissed from work after contracting the respiratory...

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