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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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Villagers Rush Into Digging FOr Gold In Malawi |Network Africa|
 
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Africa's mining industry outlook 2017
 
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Africa contains an estimated 30 per cent of the world's mineral resources. Natural resources have accounted for about 35 per cent of Africa's growth since 2000. Nonetheless, international investors and mining companies remain cautious, owing to Africa's never-ending challenges, including a lack of infrastructure, power and political instability, to name a few. On this CNBC Africa special we look back at 2016 and what trends we may see this year.
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SA mining records first contraction this year
 
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South African mining production has recorded the first contraction this year. It fell 0.8% year-on-year in June compared to an increase of 4,1% in May. According to the FNB Securities, a continued decline in platinum group metals and a plunge in iron ore production were largely responsible for the downturn. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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SOUTH AFRICA: DIAMOND MINING EXPERTS CONFERENCE
 
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English/Nat Mining experts from around the world have begun meeting in Pretoria for a conference which they hope will result in African governments agreeing to legislate against trade in "blood diamonds" which benefits wars and rebel groups in Africa. The three-day conference, is the last in a series of meetings held throughout the international diamond world. It coincides with an increase in a new world conscience in the diamond trade. The United Nations has already placed a ban on diamonds originating from war-torn Sierra Leone which find their way onto the world market through other countries. That country was represented by its Deputy Director of Mines Usman Boie Kamara who announced his country would soon implement its own measures against "conflict diamonds". SOUNDBITE: (English) "Within the next week or so we hope to have our own certification regime in place and we would then apply to the UN to lift the sanctions on the exportation of diamonds using this certification regime which we would then have in place." SUPERCAPTION: Deputy Director of Mines in Sierra Leone, Usman Boie Kamara SOUNDBITE: (English): "I am extremely confident that it will be achieved because we have all the role players in the diamond industry worldwide as well as all the governments of Africa and Southern Africa getting together to combat it with a common cause and that is to promote the use of diamonds for the prosperity and benefit of all the peoples of Africa." SUPERCAPTION: Ernest Blom, Executive member of the World Diamond Council You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb54fa995b808a489348eb99e6fd13d5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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South Africa frees first batch of miners
 
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On Monday, dozens of detained South African miners were freed after murder charges against them were dropped. The men were part of a group of 270 peoplearrested last month when police shot dead 34 striking miners at a platinum mine. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Ga-Rankuwa, south Africa.
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Inside Ivory Coast's hidden gold rush | The Economist
 
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Inside Ivory Coast's hidden gold rush takes a look at the gold mining industry in Ivory Coast. For a long time mining was seen as a dirty alternative to a more wholesome farming lifestyle. But some of the richest gold-mining potential in Africa is luring hundreds of thousands of Ivorians off the land and into the mines. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Read our Tumblr: http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6
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Police Covering Up A Massacre In South Africa (2013)
 
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Marikana Miners: As the Marikana commission gets underway, this shocking report shows footage that undermines claims the police acted in self-defence. With miners also reporting police intimidation, are they attempting a cover-up? For similar stories, see: South Africa's White Supremacist Training Camps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKjoWRTtAWI 25% Of White South Africans Are Now Living In Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7q4p2bpBCo The Dark Side Of South African Vineyard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VpCSKJKSnc 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/5711/marikana-miners 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 "The police kicked in the door and came inside the shack", Bhele Dlunga, one of the Marikana miners, tells us. What happened next was straight out of an apartheid-era police handbook: he was forced to the ground, handcuffed and suffocated with a plastic bag for 15 minutes. Sibonele Sebopha is one of the few strike leaders who hasn't been arrested in the lead up to the commission. He says intimidation of miners sharply escalated as the hearings drew closer. Mobile phone footage shot by police, that wasn't available in the aftermath of the incident, also undermines claims the police acted in self-defence and suggests why they're putting pressure on the miners to keep quiet. In the distance an unarmed youth approaches, as a group of heavily armed police look on. "Don't shoot him, don't shoot him" one officer calls, but gunfire rings out. "That mother fucker, I shot him ten times", the policeman who shot him boasts. Combined with reports of execution-style shootings shortly after the incident in September and evidence from the scene that suggests police were shooting from an elevated position, a very different picture to the one presented by the police emerges. Inigo Gilmore – Ref. 5711 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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Sierra Leone Pastor finds 706 Carat Diamond which could be the 10th Largest EVER
 
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A Christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has found a 706-carat diamond, which could be the tenth largest ever found. The precious stone was found by Emmanuel Momoh, who was working in the Kono region, in the east of the country. It will be sold in Sierra Leone in a 'transparent' bidding process to benefit the country, according to a government statement. It read: 'A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening. 'Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.' Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky said it could be 'between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered' and such a find is very rare in a small mine. He said: 'Most recent exceptional diamond discoveries have been made by large commercial miners that mine very large volumes of kimberlite ore and process it with advanced equipment. 'Artisanal mining tends to produce smaller, lower quality diamonds because the diamonds suffer breakage and erosion.' Zimnisky said the stone would likely be sold outside Sierra Leone, despite the government's assertion, for better access to buyers. Without a professional assessment of the diamond's potential flaws and colouring it is impossible to value the stone. However, a polished stone cut from the Jonker, which is the 10th largest gem-diamond ever recovered until now at 726 carats, will go on sale in Hong Kong in May. A single 25-carat portion is likely to sell for $2.2 million to $3.6 million (£1.78 million to £2.75 million), or $88,000 to $144,000 for a single carat, Zimnisky said. A 1,111-carat diamond was discovered at a mine in Botswana in 2015, the biggest find for more than a century. That gem is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthed in South Africa in 1905, at 3,106 carats uncut, according to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. The Cullinan was cut into several gems, including two set into the sceptre and crown of the British Crown Jewels. Historically, Sierra Leone has had a controversial role in the diamond industry. The sale of 'blood diamonds' helped finance civil wars across Africa in the 1990s and often funded military dictatorships on a continent that the London Diamond Bourse estimates provides 65 percent of the world's diamonds. Rebels allowed traders to exploit diamond mines and ship the gems abroad via Liberia. In one of the most notorious cases, former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor was found guilty of supporting the rebels in exchange for diamonds mined by slave labour. The district where the 706-carat diamond was discovered is where US-Belgian businessman Michel Desaedeleer, accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war, is alleged to have committed his crimes. He died in jail in September before he could stand trial. The death toll from Sierra Leone's civil war is estimated at 120,000. The country has a population of roughly six million people, making it one of Africa's deadliest conflicts in recent history. Music: "Artifact" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Blog: https://patrynworldlatestnews.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patryn.worldlatestnews
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Sierra Leone miners yet to see proceeds from 'Peace Diamond' | DW English
 
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Nearly a year ago one of the biggest uncut diamonds in the world was discovered in Sierra Leone and, despite government promises, miners from the area say none of the proceeds have been used to invest in local development projects. Read more: http://p.dw.com/p/2uGGD
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TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found
 
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Plans to mine ore at Mpumalanga village not welcomed
 
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Residents of the holiday village of Marloth Park in Mpumalanga are opposed to plans to mine ore next to the gated village. It is feared that the mining operations will have catastrophic consequences for conservation. Marloth Park borders the Kruger National Park. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Jackpot! Hundreds dig for ‘gold’ in KZN village
 
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A “gold rush” has hit the small rural village KwaMachi, near Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, after “gold” was discovered in a quarry near the village. Subscribe to Multimedia LIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive
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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.
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South Africa's Platinum Protests
 
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South Africa Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has visited the mining town of Sekhukune and other trouble spots around Steelpoort in Limpopo, following two weeks of violent protests in the area. The minister has come up with a five point plan which involves the local municipal authorities and the mining industry in the area going through their job inventories to find opportunities for local people. CCTV's Angelo Coppola reports.
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Raw Video: 507 Carat Diamond Found in S. Africa
 
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A diamond the size of a chicken egg has been found in a mine in South Africa. The 507 carat diamond is described as having exceptional color and clarity. Its believed to be among the top-20 high quality gems in the world. (Sept. 30)
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Endeavour Mining targeting top spot among Africa’s gold players
 
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Neil Woodyer, chief executive of Endeavour Mining (TSE:EDV), believes the company can become Africa’s premier gold miner over the long run. Endeavour owns five gold mines producing 580,000 ounces per year in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Ghana and Burkina Faso. Meanwhile its Houndé Project in Burkina Faso is fully permitted and has a 2.1mln ounce reserve and the potential to produce 190,000 ounces per year over 10 years. Speaking to Proactive, Woodyer says the business is undervalued but should start to attract more interest from investors by growing cash flow and profits, extending mine lives by adding reserves & resources and seeing an up-tick in the gold price.
सोने की खानों की अनूठी दुनिया | Gold Mines - The Gold Miners Mining and processing Gold ore
 
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सोने की खानों की अनूठी दुनिया | Gold Mines - The amazing world of Gold Miners and Mining from Gold ore processing Placer mining is the technique by which gold that has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted. Placer deposits are composed of relatively loose material that makes tunneling difficult, and so most means of extracting it involve the use of water or dredging. Methods * Placer mining * Panning * Sluicing * Dredging * Rocker box * Hard rock mining * By-product gold mining Placer mining is the technique by which gold that has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted. Placer deposits are composed of relatively loose material that makes tunneling difficult, and so most means of extracting it involve the use of water or dredging. Gold ore processing * Cyanide process * Mercury process
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Illegal Mining in Ghana
 
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Illegal small scale mining has been a problem for years along Ghana’s gold coast, but as the search for the valuable mineral continues, the environmental damage could soon be irreversible. Africa 54’s Mel Bailey takes a closer look at one village’s quest for gold.
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Gold Hill Mountain Found In Africa - Which Values More Than 1000 Trillions
 
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This Mountain Has Been Hidden By African Country Through out The World gold hill in africa like previously found in dubai pakisthan saudi etc.
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Bomb-Sniffing Elephants in South Africa: VICE News Capsule, February 27
 
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Avalanches pummel villages in northern Afghanistan, Islamic State video appears to show destruction of ancient artifacts in Iraq, Arizona police discover more than two tons of pot and a drug tunnel to Mexico, and elephants are being trained to sniff out weapons and poachers in South Africa. AFGHANISTAN Worst Avalanches in 30 Years Cripple Villages Northeast of Kabul Nearly 200 people are dead and 100 others injured in Panjshir province. IRAQ Islamic State Video Appears to Show Destruction of Ancient Artifacts Some experts say most of the statues and sculptures were modern replicas rather than originals. U.S.A. Drug Tunnel Connects Arizona to Mexico After seizing nearly 5,000 pounds of marijuana from a truck during a traffic stop, police discovered a sophisticated tunnel in a town that sits on the border. SOUTH AFRICA Putting the Elephant’s Keen Sense of Smell to the Test The animals are being trained to detect bombs, mines, and poachers. The U.S. Army is interested to see if the biological structures in the elephant's trunk can be converted to technology for use in combat. 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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South Africa's Plans to Restructure its Mining Industry
 
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South Africa is open for investment that was the message South Africa's Mines Minister delivered to delegates at the 'Investing in Africa Mining Indaba', taking place in Cape Town. The annual gathering has attracted over 7,000 delegates from across the world. South Africa has been facing a number of challenges in the sector but the minister says that these are being tackled as the government affects change. CCTV's Sumitra Nydoo reports
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South African Miners Charges
 
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South African prosecutors have charged 270 miners with the murders of 34 colleagues killed by police during a strike.
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Rare Blue Diamond Found in South African Mine
 
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A rare blue diamond, weighing in at just under 30 carats was found recently in the Cullinan mine in South Africa, that is owned by Petra Diamonds. A rare blue diamond, weighing in at just under 30 carats was found recently in the Cullinan mine in South Africa, that is owned by Petra Diamonds. According to professional analyst Cailey Barker, the diamond could be worth between 15 to 20 million dollars at auction. A 25 point 5 carat blue diamond from the same mine sold for just under 17 million dollars last year. Chief executive of Petra Diamonds, Johan Dippenaar is quoted as saying: "By some margin ... this is probably the most significant stone we've ever, in terms of blue stones, recovered. The stones in the last year or so are selling well above $2 million per carat." The blue diamond is reportedly about the size of an acorn. The mine where the blue diamond was found is also the site where the largest rough gem ever found, known as the Cullinan Diamond, was recovered in 1905. That stone originally weighed just over 31 hundred carats, but was cut into two pieces called the First and Second Star of Africa that are now part of the British Crown Jewels collection.
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Copper mines in Zambia - Straight through Africa
 
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Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of ​​no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever  For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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Devil Worm In The Deepest Gold Mine!
 
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South Africa mining sector struggling
 
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South Africa's once mighty mining sector is struggling under the weight of falling commodity prices, labour pressure for higher wages, and a tough international investment environment. Industry leaders have gathered in Johannesburg to thrash out strategies to stimulate the ailing sector.
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Diamond Mining: Inside Earth's Gigantic Holes
 
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Oct.2 (Bloomberg) -- From detonation to diamonds. Alrosa is the world's largest diamond producer you've never heard of, and Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote been given exclusive, unprecedented access. -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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South Africa seals mining jobs deal, proposes platinum plan
 
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Players in the mining industry have declared their commitment to saving jobs. But it's unclear if the declaration signed today can stop a wave of retrenments that threatens to crash down. And union AMCU was once again conspicuous by their absence at the signing ceremony. Up to 19 thousand jobs are at stake - which will worsen the plight of mining communities and is something that South Africa, with an unemployment rate above 25 percent, can ill afford. The Department of Minerals, the Chamber of Mines and Labour representatives all agreed to ten points or interventions. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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South Africa Mining Sector: Chamber of Mines heads to court to block new Mining Charter
 
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South Africa's Chamber of Mines has applied to the high court for an interdict to prevent the implementation of the new Mining Charter. It's contesting the requirement that increases the minimum threshold for black ownership from 26% to 30%. 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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Diamond Mining In South Africa (1960)
 
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Unissued / Unused material. Diamond mining in Oranjemund, South West Africa. Aerial shot Oranjemund. Various shots massive conveyor machines. Pan along conveyor belts at mining building. Interior MS sorting machines. MS large earth moving machine. MS group of people looking on. Various shots excavator as it digs up the earth and deposits it in a lorry. Various shots rotary excavator at work. Various shots Harry Oppenheimer addressing a meeting. CU stones passing along conveyor belt where they are being washed. MS two workmen sorting the stones. MS mine buildings. CU large pile of diamonds on table including three large stones. FILM ID:3014.17 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Illegal mining eating into Panna, India’s only diamond producing region
 
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In the country’s only diamond producing region, situated nearly 400 km from Bhopal in northeastern Madhya Pradesh, illegal mining is rampant, with even Gond tribals, besides other locals, being involved in the trade. In 2016, 838 carats of diamond from 952 8x8m mines was submitted at the Panna diamond office. But many claim this is significantly less compared to the overall diamonds unearthed in the whole of Panna. Subscribe to our channel: http://read.ht/fLZ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/htTweets Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hindustantimes iOS:- http://m.onelink.me/bcae8b2d Android:- http://m.onelink.me/986f584a Watch more videos at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/video hindustantimes.com © 2016
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Australian Mining Company Unearths Largest Diamond Ever Found in Angola
 
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The Australia-based Lucapa Diamond Company said on Feb. 15 that it had found a 404-carat diamond in an Angola mine
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Alleged illegal mining in KZN has forced the closure of a high school
 
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Alleged illegal mining in northern KwaZulu-Natal has forced the closure of a high school in the Blaauwbosch area. Residents there fear that the school might collapse at any time. There is also a pungent smelling vapour-like discharge being emitted from cracks in the ground. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Manthe Primary School to be launch in Manthe village, North West
 
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The Mineral Resources department says mining houses are not implementing their social labour plan. Anglo American has in the meantime handed over Manthe Primary School in the North West. The school has twelve classrooms, a computer laboratory and a sports complex. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Ethiopia, Land of origins Part I: Emeralds from Southern Ethiopia
 
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In December 2017, we had our first visit to Ethiopia and we explored the Rift Valley and the southern part of the country to visit an interesting new emerald mining project by Gemfields located near Web village close to the small town of Dubuluk. The main goal was to collect samples, on site at the mines, for the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT; http://www.danat.bh/ ) reference collection in Bahrain as Ethiopia is emerging as an interesting new source for gemstones. The Web village area started to produce emeralds in the early 2000 and stones started to reach the markets in small quantities (Cevalos & al, G&G, Fall 2012, G&G, "an emerald from ethiopia", pp. 219-220) but the production remained irregular. In 2013 WGM (Web Gemstone Mining) company was created as a partnership between a local investor and the local Web village community. In 2015 that local investor invited Gemfields into the project in order to develop the mine (More at: https://gemfields.com/our-mines-assets/new-projects/#accordion-1 ). Gemfields became the majority shareholder with the Web village community and the investor as partners. At the time of our visit in Dec 2017, the project was at the exploration stage. We could witness bulk sampling at the Dogogo pit. The company was working a pegmatite area that was rich in promising green beryl crystals. We collected some of the for the DANAT reference collection. The goal for WGM was to reach an emerald rich reaction zone between the pegmatite (source of beryllium) and a high grade metamorphic rock called TMS belt (for talc magnetite shist) that is the source for chromium. During our visit we could also witness the local market taking place each Wednesday at Web village that has turned, since the arrival of the mine, into one of the most important in the region due to the additional income generated by the local community since the opening of the mine. The general feeling we had after that first visit was that Ethiopia has a great potential to become a significant gem producer in the years to come.
South Africa's Venetia Mine could start production before 2022
 
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The Botswana based De Beers group welcomed new CEO, Bruce Cleaver a little over 75 days ago and he has hit the deck running. Those who know him say he is no stranger to the diamond miner, having been on board for a decade and understands the group's diverse operations clearly. He spoke to CCTVs Angelo Coppola about the business
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More than 400 travellers crossed the Maseru border to SA
 
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Officials at border posts between Lesotho and South Africa have stepped up measures to stop illegal immigrants. Thousands were deported in December. More than 400 travellers crossed the Maseru border every hour. Many working on mines and farms. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: @SABCNewsOnline Like us on Facebook: SABC News Online
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Zimbabwe Nationalises Diamond Mining
 
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Zimbabwe's government plans to bring all diamond mining operations in the country under one company, in which the state will have a 50% stake. The move was announced Thursday by the country's mines minister. And already the government has indicated that those who won't comply with the new rule will be bought out. Farai Mwakutuya has more
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Ledig Village near Sun City remains tense
 
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Ledig Village near Sun City remains tense. Today villagers again embarked on a violent protest. They say monies paid by Bakubung Platinum Mines to traditional leaders have been stolen. The community earns royalties from the mine. Schooling has been disrupted. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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CBS News finds children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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A CBS News investigation found that children are mining cobalt, an expensive metal used in batteries that power smartphones and electric cars. Foreign affairs columnist Bobby Ghosh speaks to CBSN about what companies like Apple and Tesla are trying to do to clean up their supply chains.
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Faye's Diamond Mine - South Africa
 
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From the archives of Faye's Diamond Mine - Owner Faye Rodgers visits the diamond mines of South Africa. Join her as she follows a diamond from its origins deep underground to the jewelry houses of Antwerp.
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Telangana government to create employment through mining opportunities
 
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Telangana government is all set to take the advantage of rich minerals and mining resources in the region and create employment to many. Government is set to set up major industries in 9 districts of the state. Telangana already possesses coal mines. Tribal youth will also get employment in this avenue. Download V6 Android App ► http://bit.ly/V6NewsAPP Visit our Website ► http://V6news.tv Twitter ► https://twitter.com/V6News Facebook ► http://www.facebook.com/V6News.tv Google+ ► https://plus.google.com/109903438943940210337 V6 News Channel
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India News Exclusive: Gold reserves buried under ground in Tamar, Jharkhand
 
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Tmadh is a neighboring town in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi, where million tonnes of gold is buried under ground. This expectations are raised by GSI scientists. Earlier also it was heard that gold reserves were found in Jharkhand. Connect with us on Social platform at: https://www.facebook.com/Inkhabar Connect with us on Social platform at: https://twitter.com/Inkhabar Subscribe to our You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/itvnewsindia http://www.inkhabar.com/
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Pay $8 to mine your own diamonds?
 
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The only public diamond mine in the world is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. More than 100,000 diamonds have been found in the Crater of Diamonds State Park. CNNMoney's Vanessa Yurkevich went digging for one.
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South Africa's toxic mine dumps pose health risks for residents
 
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Abandoned mines around South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg are causing health risks for residents. Toxic waste has been left to pile up next to residential areas for years. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from one community situated just metres from a dump site. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields
 
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Deadly Diamonds (2009): Could Zimbabwe be suspended from the global diamond trade in the aftermath of the massacre at the Marange diamonds fields? For similar stories, see: Zimbabwe's Gold Standard of Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4azCZUDCQI Mugabe Loyalists Are Using Violence To Quash MDC Supporters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3M-TMRrJU4 Inside the Abhorrent Conditions of Zimbabwe's Prison System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX9YDUtg8No 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/4578 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 Did Robert Mugabe’s security forces seize control of a lucrative diamond field by gunning down hundreds of miners? With shocking evidence now uncovered, Zimbabwe’'s diamond trade faces suspension. "We were told ‘here are the guns, sitting in the truck, do you want to stay?’" says Andrew Cranswick, CEO of the mining company who owns the rights to mine diamonds in Marange. After his company was evicted, the Marange fields were opened up to the people and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans came to dig, paying the police a commission. Yet the police didn'’t always play fair - "$15 million worth of diamonds were confiscated", says one former miner – and soon the police were replaced by Mugabe’s own military. "Mugabe needed a way to buy the loyalty of the army" says Ken Roth, "the military were ordered to kill". In the first week of November, helicopter gunships launched a massacre on the Marange diamond fields. Evidence has been collected of 200 deaths. Those who weren’'t killed were raped or crippled. "They told us if we wanted to go home we had to sleep with the men", says one woman, "the soldiers watched and laughed". Next month, the Kimberley process, the international body charged with stopping trade in conflict diamonds, will decide whether Zimbabwe should be suspended. Yet with many Western governments involved in Zimbabwe'’s diamond trade, a former delegate of the Kimberley process believes this deadly business may yet be protected. Production Company – Ref. 4578 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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Witbank communities suffering because of abandoned coal mines
 
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Matters of the environment have been thrust into the spotlight as world leaders including President Jacob Zuma gathered in New York for the UN climate change summit. Our own Morning Live Meteorologist Tsietsi Monare was among the professionals who formed part of the gathering which highlighted the need to balance economic development and environmental responsibility. That dichotomy is evident across the globe and South Africa is no exception. The growing demand for energy has sparked a debate among environmentalists, government and mining bosses on the true cost of coal! Ayanda-Allie Paine visited community members in Witbank, who say they're suffering because of abandoned coal mines.
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RUSSIA: SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT MANDELA VISIT
 
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English/Nat South African President Nelson Mandela has arrived in Moscow on a three-day official state visit aimed at boosting economic ties, particularly in mining and nuclear power. During his stay Mandela will met top Russian officials including President Boris Yeltsin. South African President Nelson Mandela arrived at the Vnukovo airport just outside Moscow on Wednesday. Mandela, in Moscow until Friday, was accompanied by Foreign Minister Alfred Nzo and South African business leaders - among them representatives of the De Beers diamond cartel. De Beers has been in talks with its Russian partners for several months to develop untouched diamond deposits near the Arctic Ocean port of Arkhangelsk. Mandela was expected to sign a friendship agreement with President Boris Yeltsin and documents on trade and cooperation in minerals, nuclear energy and cultural affairs. The Moscow Academy of Sciences will also give Mandela an honorary doctorate. The visit was planned for earlier this year but was postponed twice - once because of the severe winter cold in Moscow and a second time because of the president Yeltsin's poor health. Speaking to reporters shortly after his arrival, Mandela said that he had visited almost every country in the world and that it was fitting that he should visit Russia at the end of his career. He said his visit was to express thanks to the Russian people and government. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We received enormous assistance from the Soviet Union, an assistance which we could not get from the West and Russia should have been the very first country I visited and I've come to pay that debt now." SUPER CAPTION: Nelson Mandela, South African President Mandela will be staying in the Kremlin - a privilege granted to only selected dignitaries. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was the last head of state to stay there. Relations between Russia and South Africa have improved considerably since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and Mandela was elected South Africa's president in the nation's first multi-race elections in 1994. After his visit to Russia, Mandela will travel to Hungary, Pakistan and China. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e30b89dc702893a3ac3f912e9e5413b0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Special Assignment - Poached Earth, 23 February 2014
 
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During the recent Mining Indaba held in Cape Town, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), waved the green flag for business, re-iterating its commitment to enabling global investment in the Congo's lucrative mining sector. This occurred against the backdrop of rising volatility in South Africa's mining sector, our enlarged economic footprint in the DRC and the Congo's grim history of conflict moulded by a relentless scramble for the country's enormous mineral wealth by nations united by greed. The green flag is certainly being waved. But in the business of mining, green still signifies the colour of money. And whether through brutal proxy wars or corrupt, clandestine mining deals, the world, including South Africa, wants a piece of the DRC.
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