The Congress of the People Youth
Movement has welcomed the compensation settlements for the silicosis stricken miners.
The COPEYM said the settlement by
Anglo American with former miners who contracted silicosis while under the
employment of Anglo American needs to be applauded because these people
suffered and some they are still suffering.
COPEYM Spokesperson Bongani Mahlangu
said the settlement might not be applicable to all who have claimed but will
surely improve the working conditions in which our miners find themselves in.
“With many young people flocking to
the mines looking for work to feed themselves and their families, mining
companies will think twice before exposing and harming the health lives of our
people with a purpose of making huge profits from cheap South African labour
force and unsafe mining practices,” Mahlangu added.
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