PLEASE BE WARNED!
There are dishonest people putting out messages asking you to phone them about silicosis compensation and they are telling people to go to Johannesburg to sign papers. This message is not from the Tshiamiso Trust. We are reporting these people to the SAPS. Only the Tshiamiso Trust will tell you where, how and when you can claim. You cannot claim yet, please be careful of people promising that you can claim compensation from them. To claim compensation from the Tshiamiso Trust will be free, you do not need to pay anyone.
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Update on compensation for silicosis and TB
The Tshiamiso Trust has been established and it will be responsible for carrying out the terms of the settlement agreement and making sure that eligible gold mineworkers (or their dependants) who carried out risk work at the participating mines and contracted silicosis or TB are compensated.
For more information about the Tshiamiso Trust, please visit their website www.tshiamisotrust.com.
- If you are a mineworker who is sick with silicosis or TB and worked at one of the gold mines listed here anytime from 12 March 1965, or
- If you are a dependant (wife, child or life partner) of a mineworker who got sick with silicosis and/or TB and worked at these gold mines anytime from 12 March 1965, and has died
You do not need to pay anybody to help you register for the proposed silicosis and TB settlement benefits. You do not need to travel to Johannesburg to register.
To register is FREE. To claim compensation will be FREE. Any benefit medical examination will be FREE.
We take fraud seriously
It is dishonest for anyone to promise an ex-mineworker or current mineworker or their family members that they will receive compensation from the settlement fund. The settlement has to be approved by the court first. Only then will the Trust be established, and the Trust’s officials will determine if a claim meets the criteria for compensation and will help to process claims.
Those who currently make promises of payment from the settlement fund in order to persuade people to pay them money are not allowed to do so and are not officials of the Trust.
CAN I REGISTER FOR COMPENSATION?
If you have already registered somewhere you do not need to register again. If not, then you can register on this website or call 080 1000 240. Please do not travel to the mines or Johannesburg. See the FAQ page for more details.
- To register is FREE.
- To claim compensation is FREE.
- Your medical benefit examination will be FREE.
- You do not need to pay anybody to help you with your claim.