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newsTMG Digital reports that lump sum compensation payouts have been made to the families of mineworkers Pretty Nkambule‚ Solomon Nyerende and Yvonne Mnisi who were killed in a sinkhole tragedy at Lily Mine in Mpumalanga in February last year.  

Confirmation of the payouts was made by Cosatu on Wednesday.  The labour federation said it was "encouraged and delighted to see some positive developments taking place regarding the resolution of challenges facing workers at Lily Mine".  The families of the deceased miners have been paid R200‚000.  The mine has on a monthly basis since the accident been paying the salaries of the three deceased miners to the families.  They are also receiving grants from government.  An amount of R10‚000 each has been paid so far to the 75 injured miners that were promised a payment of R50‚000.  Cosatu said it would "work to support the fundraising efforts to raise money so that workers can receive the additional R40‚000".  

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