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.
As of the 2013 financial year end, the Trust has paid over R250 million to 3,639 claimants and has processed some 14,500 applications, of which approximately 30% had Asbestos-Related Diseases. On a quarterly basis, it provides updated statistical information on claims paid.
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.