southafricalogoeNCA reports that Government says there are plans to speed up the compensation process for mineworkers and their families.  

A group of former miners and workers' widows is camping outside the Union Buildings to highlight their plight.  They have travelled more than 900 kilometres from the Eastern Cape and promise not to leave until they get a response.  They want to be compensated for illness, injury and the mine-related deaths of loved ones.  Some who had worked for 18 years, have fallen ill because of their working conditions.  Government acknowledges the claim process has been slow.

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