Sep 27

Karupu calls for compensation of former minerworkers who worked in South Africa

Swapo Party lawmaker, Sebastian Karupu, has urged the National Assembly to pass a motion that will compel the government to begin compiling information on Namibians who worked in South African mines. Karupu moved a motion in parliament last week to include Namibian former mine workers in South Africa in the ongoing compensation for ex-mine workers from Southern Africa. During a recent workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, which he attended, Karupu said it was revealed that there is N$10 billion in unclaimed settlement trusts, pensions, provident funds and compensation due to current and former mineworkers. He said the Compensation Commissioner for Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works in South Africa is currently administering the scheme.