About Asbestos Relief Trust
The Asbestos Relief Trust endeavours to be accessible to potential claimants, as well as to provide information to claimants and all other stakeholders. This website provides a comprehensive overview of the claims process, all relevant financial and legal information about the Trust, the operational history of the Trust, as well as acts as a resource for information related to the broader asbestos disease-related issues. The Trust was the first of its kind in South Africa. It remains an international benchmark for occupational health trusts globally.
Since inception, the Trust has paid R416 970 823 to 4 700 claimants. Both Trusts invite second claims where there might be progression to an asbestos-related cancer. The Trust provides updated statistical information on claims paid on a quarterly basis.
The Trust has processed claims from claimants located in the geographical areas around former asbestos mines in the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo through its outreach work, it has also processed claims from migrant workers residing in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.