Mr Otsile Matlou

Otsile Matlou


Employment & Benefits

Constitutional Court hands down landmark occupational injury ruling
South Africa | 15 June 2011

The Constitutional Court recently ruled that employees of mining companies may institute claims for damages for occupational injuries or diseases against their employers, despite the provisions of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act, which had previously been regarded as immunising mining houses from such claims.