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South African miners sickened by working conditions reach settlement in landmark class action lawsuit

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A six-year battle between thousands of South African miners and gold mining companies ended with a historical class action settlement on Wednesday.

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Cape Town water crisis will hit poor blacks, coloured populations hardest

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The population most affected by the coming water shortage in Cape Town will be its poorest.

Mostly black and coloured (or mixed-race) South Africans living in squalor settlements outside of the city, already receive poor water, if any at all. Now they dread the coming scarcity as they fear that they will be blocked from the natural resource.

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