Welcome to the Kgalagadi Relief Trust Home Page!
The Kgalagadi Relief Trust aims to be as accessible as possible to potential claimants. This website provides a comprehensive overview of: the claims criteria and process; offers relevant financial and legal information about the Trust and acts as a resource for information related to broader asbestos disease-related issues.
Since inception, the KRT has paid some R80,6 million to 1255 claimants. Some claimants who were diagnosed with asbestosis have since developed an asbestos related cancer and have successfully lodged a second claim. On a quarterly basis, the Trust provides updated statistical information on claims paid.
Qualifying claimants undergo a free medical screening for signs of compensable asbestos related disease. The results are reviewed by an independent and specialist panel of occupational medicine experts. Claimants who have contracted a compensable asbestos related disease receive an award. This award depends on the severity of the asbestos-related disease.
The trustees make every effort to settle claims within three months of the claim being lodged.