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Ex-miners seek silicosis class action vs. South African firms


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Former gold miner Thulani Bitsha, 39, stands in the doorway to his home near Bizana in South Africa's impoverished Eastern Cape province in this March 7, 2012 file photo. Bitsha worked underground in the country's gold mines for 13 years before being diagnosed with silicosis, a debilitating lung disease. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files