SECTION27 presented at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 10 February 2015. John Stephens presented on an application on behalf of the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice to intervene as amici curiae in a class action lawsuit against the gold mining industry related to mineworkers who have contracted TB and Silicosis in the mines. The presentation featured evidence related to international law, the political history of gold mining, the socioeconomic conditions of former mineworkers and the gendered implications of occupational lung disease. TAC and Sonke seek to introduce this evidence in the case. A hearing on the application will be held the week of 13 April 2015.
John Stephens AMI 2015 for distribution