The most important people in mining will not be among the movers and shakers at the high-profile event this week.
A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.
The industry’s disgraceful behaviour takes place as death whittles away the number of claimants, writes Richard Meeran.
Widows and children stand to inherit damage claims from the mining industry, but their decision to appeal doesn't bode well.
Courts ruled for compensation for gold miners affected by silicosis, but what about the impact years of caring for the sick had on women and children?