MotsoalediBDLive reports that the mining industry is concerned about the state of the Compensation Fund for Mines and Works, which is run by the Department of Health.  

Six major companies are working with its commissioner in a bid to improve its administration.  This is happening against the backdrop of Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi having revealed on Friday that about 100,000 claimants had unpaid claims, with about 45% of these dating back to 2000.  The fund’s financial affairs have been in serious disarray for a long time, but the minister is satisfied that steps are being taken to rectify the situation and ensure that proper annual reports and audited financial statements are available in future.  The other Compensation Fund, operated by the Department of Labour for non-mine workers, has also been operationally and financially dysfunctional for many years.

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