n Without Prejudice - Making things ever tougher for mining companies : labour law




The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgement with major implications for the mining sector. [2011] ZACC 3 concerned a claim for damages of R2.6 million by Mankayi, who had contracted a disease as a result of alleged exposure to an unsafe working environment on a mine owned by AngloGold. He claimed medical expenses, loss of income and general damages from his employer. He had already received compensation under the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, 78 of 1973 (ODMWA).


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