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Illegal miners' safety remains a serious problem in South Africa
 
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Illegal mining in South Africa is draining the country of much-needed revenue in the form of earnings and taxes. Angelo Coppola takes a look at who's involved and the ripple effect on the economy.
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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining
 
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
 
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Poisoned By The Gold Rush
 
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Gold is quickly becoming the new cocaine in Colombia. The precious metal is now the currency of choice for individuals and groups engaging in illicit trade in the South American country. That's because unlike cocaine, it's perfectly legal to carry gold, and unlike money, it's virtually untraceable. But there are some major side-effects of Colombia's new gold rush that locals are curiously quiet about: erectile dysfunction and brain damage. VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travelled to the Antioquia, Colombia, a hotbed of illegal gold mining, to investigate an unprecedented surge in impotence and neurological problems that experts are attributing to mercury, an essential gold-digging element. Watch "Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division” - http://bit.ly/1zYdmRq Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru
 
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Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? Hear what they have to say - and see how they live and work - on an unprecedented journey into the illegal mines. Where crooks and killers toil alongside otherwise honest men in search of gold – and a way out of life-threatening poverty. See more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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Impacts of Mining
 
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-­‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-­‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Problems in the Gold mining industry in South Africa.
 
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Strikes, a fluctuating gold price and safety are just some of the problems plaguing the mining industry in South Africa.
Views: 372 John Lanser
Mining the Golden Mountains of Suriname With An Ex-Rebel Leader
 
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Gold is everywhere in Suriname, from political power to what the locals wear on their fingers, the effects of gold mining seep into all aspects of society. The industry is a necessary source of income for many Surinamese, but it's also destroying the environment, bad for public health, and rife with corruption. VICE Netherlands went to Suriname to see how gold is intertwined with everyday life in the country. They ride along with 'Jungle' Ronnie Brunswick - an ex-rebel leader who waged a violent civil war but is now a successful businessman, owning thousands of hectares of gold mining land. VICE Netherlands also witnessed the dangers of mercury, which is used widely in the recovery of gold, and visited Benz Village, where everything in life is paid for with gold. WATCH NEXT: Free Rooms: An Inside Look at Berlin's Refugee Housing Crisis: https://bit.ly/1mKRuo1 Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
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In Philippines, workers toil among hazards in compressor mines
 
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In the Philippines, people desperate to make a living dive into muddy waters in makeshift mines in search of gold. The job is hazardous, the returns are paltry and they say their work is illegal. But that doesn't stop the miners -- mostly adults and some children -- from diving into the mud to find gold.
Views: 29432 PBS NewsHour
Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining
 
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Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
Views: 2975 Al Jazeera English
The Enviromental Impact of mining
 
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A 10th grade science project
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Apartheid's impact on SA mining
 
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Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll on Apartheid's continuing impact on South Africa's mining industry.
Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines
 
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Gold Dust: Under Blaise Compaore's leadership, Burkina Faso's unregulated gold rush has had a devastating effect on mining conditions. This report digs deep into the industry, exposing the corruption beneath Compaore's ruling. Millions of people - including children as young as fourteen - mine in an unregulated industry for a few golden grams of hope. Marcel toils underground to support his family - but without the glittering rewards promised. “We all have hope, we hope to earn” he says, but "they rob us here...They treat the miner like an animal." 17-year old Soumaele has been mining for two years. His thin body can go to even deeper than the older men, to places where the air is impossible to breathe and the tunnels are likely to collapse. Gold promises a great deal, but in an anarchic industry, teacher Soungalo Hema fears for the future of children like Soumaele: "You try and save them", she says, "but a lot of the time it’s in vain. I ask myself 'what will happen to all of us?'" For similar stories, see: The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining Destroying India's Environment https://youtu.be/jEcA6jnaRek In Nicaragua Children Work in Quarries Instead of Going to School https://youtu.be/y35aStP7BHw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6750/gold-dust Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6750 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 610185 Journeyman Pictures
Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children
 
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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Consequences of Illegal Gold Mining
 
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This video was made to illustrate the consequences of illegal gold mining, especially those related to mercury contamination and intoxication in humans. Translation: 1. Our planet is facing the biggest gold fever in history. 2. Paradise Lost (Lost paradise), 3. Nature Dead (Dead nature), 4. Giants Fallen (Fallen giants), 5. Source Impure (Impure source), 6. Home Frustrated (Frustrated home), 7. Work Illegal (Illegal work). 8. Mercury is used to extract gold, it pollutes the water and the fishes that we eat. Mercury is poison. 9. Food Toxic (Toxic food), 10. Tradition Harmful (Harmful tradition), 11. Price Cruel (Cruel price), 12. Values Degenerated (Degenerated values). 13. In a study done in the south of Venezuela, 70% of the commercialized fish presented high levels of mercury. In Venezuela there are already cases of brain malformations due to mercury poisoning. 14. We still have time...
Views: 583 CochanoTheFilm
Gold Dust - South Africa
 
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October 2001 A look at the effects of mining dumps on the people from the nearby villages and towns and what is being done to help them.
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The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary | Guardian Investigations
 
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Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies. The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
Views: 2372970 The Guardian
Campaign against illegal mining yielding fruitful results
 
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The Campaign against illegal mining is yielding some positive results, as the quality of some water bodies have improved. The turbidity of water at the Kyebi intake site where the Ghana Water Company Limited draws its water for treatment has dropped from 3,900 to 1,200 showing a decrease of 69.2%. This follows the drastic decline in the activities of illegal miners in the area. The East Akyem Municipal Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Mr. Honoree Ametepe said this when he visited the place to ascertain the current state of the river.
NDTV impact: Crackdown on illegal mining
 
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Despite a ban by the Supreme court, illegal mining continues across the Aravalis in Rajasthan.
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80,000 South African Platinum Miners Strike For A Living Wage
 
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Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa See more videos: http://therealnews.com
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Mining Analyst Peter Major on the future of mining industry in SA
 
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Africa's biggest gold miner, AngloGold Ashanti, is planning to retrench eight-thousand-500 mine workers as part of its restructuring of its South African business. The world's third largest gold miner has started talks with unions to cut its workforce by a third as some gold mines have reached the end of their economic lives. The mining industry has been bleeding jobs since 2012. According to Stats SA, almost 50,000 jobs were lost between 2012 to 2015, mostly in the gold and platinum sectors. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 780 SABC Digital News
Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business
 
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine
 
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Obuasi town in the western region of Ghana was once a hive of activity. Known as the golden city of Ghana, Obuasi has been reduced to a former shadow of itself. The gold rush that once existed is no more Africa's top gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, closed shop two years ago and with it went jobs, the economy suffered and the ripple effects still echo to date. "This town is becoming a ghost town and everything has come down so it's up to the government for them to sit down the Anglo Ashanti… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/09/01/illegal-miners-in-ghana-risk-lives-to-survive-closure-of-anglogold-ashanti-s Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Mponeng Gold Mine Part 1
 
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Mponeng Gold mine in South Africa.
Views: 43710 John Lanser
Sand mining in KZN has Water Dept concerned
 
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The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement discussing the environmental impact of sand mining took place in Durban. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 829 SABC Digital News
Search on after 4 found dead in S. Africa mine
 
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(13 Aug 2010) SHOTLIST 1. Wide, tilt down from top of mine to emergency service personnel on the ground 2. Emergency workers around illegal mine hole, one worker exiting from hole 3. Police cars on scene 4. Wide, top shot of rescue workers 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Roggers Mamaila, Ekurhuleni Emergency Service media officer: "The operation with regard to the search of the bodies is being terminated at 11 o'clock (0900 GMT). From now onwards, police will continue with the investigations and will be searching for clues and other stuff with regard to crime-related investigations. Yes, all emergency service vehicles well be returned back to base." 6. More of rescue workers on scene 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Colonel Noxolo Kweza, Gauteng Province police spokesperson: "At the moment it will be difficult for us to say what state the bodies are, whether there are any injuries or anything. That will be determined by the post-mortem which would be done soon. If we say that the bodies have bullet wounds or anything, we would be pre-empting the post-mortem or the results of the post-mortem." 8. Close of illegal mine entrance (hole in ground with ladder) 9. Wide of Aurora mine building and mine shaft 10. Mine building with sign reading (English) "Aurora Gold East Rand" STORYLINE: South African police called off a search after three hours at an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg on Friday, a day after finding four bodies in the shaft. Emergency services spokesman Roggers Mamaila said the search resumed on Friday morning but did not yield more bodies. "The operation with regard to the search of the bodies is being terminated at 11 o'clock (0900 GMT)," he said. "Yes, all emergency service vehicles well be returned back to base." On Thursday, police initially recovered four bodies from the scene. The men had apparently been trying to mine gold, going underground down a small hole dug into one of the existing, legal, mine shafts. Police spokeswoman Colonel Noxolo Kweza said on Friday that the bodies were recovered a day earlier, after a report in The Sowetan newspaper that said the four were shot dead on Monday by mine guards. However, she said it was premature to speculate on the cause of death. "If we say that the bodies have bullet wounds or anything, we would be pre-empting the post-mortem or the results of the post-mortem," said Colonel Noxolo Kweza. The Aurora Gold East Rand mine is jointly owned by the nephew of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Nelson Mandela's grandson. Their company is currently embroiled in a pay dispute with mineworkers, after buying several mine businesses from an insolvent company. Initial local media reports said up to 20 illegal miners had been killed, but officials say only four bodies were found, and after several hours of searching on Friday morning, emergency vehicles had returned to base. South Africa is one of the world's largest gold producers and has some of the world's deepest mines. Illegal mining is common, as are deaths due to fires and other accidents in abandoned, unsafe shafts. Last year, more than 80 prospectors were found dead in one of the country's abandoned gold mines. Police say illegal miners are hired by organised crime rackets. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1a1ba3e741ca83efd45ad26adc632dcb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur
 
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the precious metal is stronger over personal safety and the unabated mining still continues. Directed by Al Jacinto (PMPDA) A Mindanao Examiner Production All Rights Reserved 2012 For distribution and showing, please contact the Mindanao Examiner Productions in Zamboanga City Ph +6362 9925480 [email protected] Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao Examiner, Al Jacinto, Short Film, Illegal Mining
Views: 67068 Mindanao Examiner
DISCUSSION: Illegal mining, Zama-Zama miners with David Van Wyk
 
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The deaths of 14 people believed to be illegal miners in Benoni, east of Johannesburg and the ongoing case in the Virginia, Free State involving 22 illegal miners and another illegal mining incident in Mpumalanga have once again brought illegal mining activities into the spotlight. The arguments in Virginia included submissions that illegal mining had led to some mining companies shutting down operations. David Van Wyk is with the Bench Mark Foundation and he has done research into illegal mining, otherwise called the Zama-Zama business. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 561 SABC Digital News
Illegal Mining Shaft
 
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Footage of an artisanal miner emerging from a make-shift underground shaft.
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Illegal mining: Christopher Rutledge
 
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The spate of crime caused by illegal mining activities in Johannesburg warrants an increase in policing. That's the recent concern from Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Gang battles between groups of armed illegal miners, known as 'zama zamas' has resulted in many illegal miners being killed underground. Many of the conflicts are turf wars as gangs battle for control of mine shafts. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 98 SABC Digital News
Gold Miners in Guyana Are Destroying the Amazon (2008)
 
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Hidden Gold Rush (2008): For the local Guyanese, mining gold is one of the few sources of income available to them - but it comes with a heavy environmental cost. For similar stories, see: The Controversial Road Destroying The Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQPC6MHjAyw The Brazilian Locals Fighting Back Against Illegal Logging in the Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k82WytYKoKM What Is The Human Cost Of Gold? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgIQj761YH8 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3786 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures As more and more investors turn to gold, Guyana'’s rainforests are paying a heavy price. After more than a decade of illegal mining, the country is facing an environmental disaster. "First the miners burn down the rainforest. Then they dig a giant crater, hosing away the muddy earth and polluting rivers and forests." There are over a thousand illegal mines like this in French Guyana. They’'re steadily destroying the rainforest’'s ecosystem. "“They will never be able to stop it because the jungle is so big and we are so tenacious”," states one miner. Most of this illegal gold is mixed together with gold from other sources and ends up abroad. "“There needs to be much greater political impetus behind regulating this very destructive trade”," states MEP Caroline Lucas. But how do you regulate an industry if the origins of its products are untraceable? Production Company – Ref. 3786 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines
 
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Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor, going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews ABC Australia - Ref 6514 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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SOUTH AFRICA: GOLD MINING
 
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English/Nat International gold sales recently plunged the price of the precious metal to a 22-year low. Despite protests from all quarters the sales are set to continue leaving the future of tens of thousands of South African miners hanging in the balance. This week South Africa's second largest gold miner, Gold Fields Ltd, announced that a strike against retrenchments at one of its mines may spread to other sites. When Britain sold 25 tons of gold recently, it set the price plummeting and some of South Africa's less profitable mines were forced to give notice of lay offs. Britain is scheduled to sell another 100 tons of gold by the end of this year. Recent protests by both South African mine companies and mineworkers unions appear to have fallen on deaf ears. The South African National Union of Mineworkers warned that if the gold price remains below 260 dollars an ounce, it would mean that 80-thousand gold miners would lose their jobs.. It's estimated that each miner supports another 10 people, so this loss could affect around 800-thousand South Africans livelihoods. Joe Funga has worked at the West Driefontein Mine for 17 years. A member of the mainly white Mineworkers Union, he has already made enquiries about his union's programme for laid off miners. Like other miners who live in company houses, Funga only pays 1.70 dollars a month to live in his house with his wife and two children. And if his job goes, so does his home. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I'm not feeling very happy about it because the whole issue is, what do you call it, got an effect on our families and got an effect on the people in the shafts, from a miner to an omsetter (fitter and turner) and the artisans as well." SUPER CAPTION: Joe Funga, Gold Miner Funga starts work at 4a-m where he is in charge of three gangs of about 10 miners each. For them the mine's tunnels are their world and they've long accepted the inhospitable conditions. It also provides them with a livelihood in a country wracked by unemployment. For at least eight hours a day Funga joins his colleagues and descends 800 metres under the earth where they retrieve the rock that produces gold. Since July 15th workers at another mine in the Free State province workers have downed tools and brought production to a complete halt. They are protesting the imminent laying off of 600 workers. Next week a neighbouring mine, Beatrix may also join the strike in support of its colleagues. For another Gold Mine it seems that it's already too late. E-R-P-M east of Johannesburg, is set to close and 5-thousand workers will lose their jobs. Back at Crown Mine one of Funga's workmates, Sabata Moeane is a member of the mainly black National Union of Mineworkers. Recently he's also been investigating alternative employment possibilities should he be laid off. The National Union of Mineworkers is suggesting ways of laid-off miners becoming self-employed should they lose their jobs. With South Africa's high rate of unemployment, it may be the only solution for people like Moeane and Funga. Moeane has been working on the mine for ten years and lives near the mine site with his wife and four children, also in a company house. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I think at this point in time we are really in a catastrophic position because the gold price has declined tremendously and that can cost our jobs." SUPER CAPTION: Sabata Moeane, Gold Miner Miners such as Joe Funga and Sabata Moeane can only hope that their jobs will survive the the current Gold crisis. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f3e34884df50feeb26c6dcf9e589131b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Shabangu gives assurance that illegal mining is being curbed
 
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The government has vowed to clamp down on illegal mining ....... Mineral Resources minister Susan Shabangu says 135 illegal miners have been arrested, 55 of whom are currently being prosecuted. Mine dumps and old mines have been the scene of illegal mining activity by the so-called Zama-Zamas or illegal miners in various provinces. ....Often with fatal results.
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Fighting Illegal Mining - PM Express on JoyNews (5-9-17)
 
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Operation Vanguards leaders charges AG's(Attorney General) Department to hasten prosecutions
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Raw: Dozens of Illegal Miners Trapped
 
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http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Crews are working to free dozens of illegal miners who are trapped in an abandoned mine on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. (Feb. 16) The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
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Illegal Mining to Farming
 
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An interview with Illegal Miners in the Obuasi mining district. They are desperate for alternative livelihoods. New opportunities for sustainable farming is a possible solution.
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South African gold miners show good interim numbers
 
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It's reporting season for some of the gold miners in South Africa, and at least two of them are showing good interim results. Harmony Gold produced a 49 percent increase in headline earnings recently. And DRD Gold was also happy with its six months performance. CGTN's Angelo Coppola filed this report. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
Views: 8405 Pulitzer Center
Nigeria, S/Africa Sign MoU To End Illegal Mining
 
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For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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Ukraine’s amber mafia | Eco-at-Africa
 
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Illegal amber mining in Ukraine is a lucrative business for criminal gangs but its environmental impact can be devastating. Environmentalist Dmytro Leontijuk is fighting to end this illicit industry. For more click here: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/ecoafrica/s-32676
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Coal Mining Effects
 
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Video showing the aftermath of coal mining
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Gold mining in SA has been losing it's shine for a while
 
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Gold mining in South Africa has been losing it's shine for a while. And Anglogold Ashanti - the third largest gold miner in the world - plunged on the market today after it said it now has approval to split it. That means a new company in South Africa containing the local mines and a separate listing for non local mines in London. It follows a trend whereby South African miners are selling or unbundling their local assets.
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Most Dangerous and biggest mine in the world | South Africa Full documentary
 
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Oh, the things humans will do to get their grubby hands on gold—a metal mostly prized for its ornamental use, hoarded in bank vaults and jewelry boxes, though we've arbitrarily decided it's worth, uh, its weight in gold.* The deepest gold mine in the world is Mponeng, a 2.5-mile hole in the ground in South Africa. A whole underground city—lightless and lawless—lives inside the mine. Journalist Matthew Hart, author of Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal, recently spoke to NPR about his own visit to the South African gold mine. Here are some of the most fascinating terrifying facts about the gold mine. The mine is as deep as 10 Empire State Buildings, and its 236 miles of tunnels are longer than the New York subway. Every day, 4,000 workers descend into the mine through elevators—or, as they're called in mining parlance, cages. These triple-decked cages fit 120 people at a time, and the first 1.6-mile shaft takes only 6 minutes to descend. A second shaft takes workers deeper down, and the last part is only accessible by foot or vehicle. The whole, mind-bogglingly huge structure mines a seam of ore only 30 inches wide. Seriously: the depths humans will do to get to their hands on gold. The rock is so hot underground that ice has to be pumped down to cool the tunnels. Because temperatures increase the closer we get to the earth's core, the rock faces in the mine can get as hot as 140º F. "You can imagine what it's like to crawl into a cavity there," Hart said to NPR. "It's like crawling into a pizza oven." To keep those super-temperatures from becoming deadly, an ice-slurry mixed with salt is pumped down from the surface; huge fans then blow air over the ice, forming a controlled cold-air system within the mine—its own internal weather system. The above-ground ice-making plant goes through 6,000 tons of ice a day. Ultimately, this means that many tunnels can be kept at an almost bearable 85 degrees. Illegal "ghost" miners live, eat, and even visit prostitutes right in the mines. At least 10% of the gold in South African mines is stolen. Criminal syndicates help illegal "ghost" miners sneak into the mineshaft, where they then hide out for months at a time, turning ghostly from the lack of sunlight. Security guards also tend to let these ghost miners be: the illegal miners are often armed with AK-47s and beer bottle grenades, and it's all too easy to hear someone coming from far off in the mine. The mine is so big, it's difficult to police anyways. There's also a whole, well, underground economy where legal miners help out their illegal brethren. Since bread, for example, costs twelve time as much in the illegal economy, packing some extra lunch can get you much more than lunch money. Gold is so expensive, the mine only needs to extract 0.35 ounces from a ton of rock to be profitable. Mponeng excavates 6,000 tons of rock per day. You do the math. The world's loneliest ecosystem was discovered in Mponeng. The rod-shaped bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator lives alone in the dark, hot waters of Mponeng; it is the sole member of the only single-species ecosystem discovered. All life forms need basic nutrients like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and, usually, different bacteria pull different nutrients from the environment to form an ecosystem. But D. audaxviator is self-reliant, capable of producing everything itself. Scientists think the bacterium has not seen the surface of the earth in millions of years. Bacteria that live in remote places like the depths of the Mponeng mine are called extremophiles for their ability to withstand seemingly impossible conditions. When motivated by money—out of greed or basic economic necessity—humans can do the same, it seems.
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NEED TO KNOW | Illegal gold mining in the Amazon | PBS
 
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http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/environment/video-the-price-of-gold-illegal-gold-mining-in-the-amazon/11114/ With the price of gold at an all-time high, veteran war photographer Ron Haviv documents the environmental destruction illegal gold mining has caused in the Peruvian Amazon. Need to Know visited the Phoenix suburbs. Need to Know airs Fridays on PBS. Watch full-length episodes of Need to Know at http://video.pbs.org/program/1458405365/
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Illegal mining activities dry up River Tano
 
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Residents of Adongo, a farming community in the Tano-North district in the Brong-Ahafo region say activities of illegal miners have dried up the River Tano. The water body is the only source of raw material for the Ghana Water Company Limited, GWCL in the area.
PwC reports hope in South Africa's mining sector
 
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PWC has released the findings of its assessment of the South African mining industry. It's been a challenging year, with a decrease in dividends and market capitalization from JSE-listed mining stocks. Angelo Coppola has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Crystal Meth is Destroying South African Communities (2006)
 
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Shattered Dreams (2006): Investigating the drug that's ravaging suburban South Africa communities. For similar stories, see: Gangs Are Stealing Anti-Retrovirals In South Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGtopsSSQxw South Africans Are Creating Art To Fund AIDS Treatment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK9SaGMQFBg Big Pharma Companies Are Exploiting The World's Poor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9i58nLKu-Y Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/2971/shattered-dreams Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures A film showing the damaging and destructive effects of the drug, ‘crystallised methamphetamine’, or ‘tik’, is having on the younger population in suburban communities of Cape Town and how the authorities are trying to combat the problem. SABC Special Assignment – Ref. 2971 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Legalizing marijuana could contribute to improved public health in South Africa
 
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The decriminalization of marijuana could contribute to improved public health. That's according to South Africas Central Drug Authority. The Authority argues in their medical journal that criminalization has had little impact on how people use the drug. But opponents fear crime connected to drug abuse and marijuana users graduating to harder drugs. CCTV's Yolisa Njamela has the story
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