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Mining South Africa's future
In a few days time we could very-well hear more about splitting Eskom into separate generation, transmission and distribution entities. No doubt miners would give it the thumbs up. Courtesy #DStv403
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
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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Searching for gold in South Africa's abandoned mines | Unreported World
We follow the young men coming to South Africa and risking their lives in the abandoned gold mines of Durban Deep. The gold mine is an hour outside Johannesburg and was closed down 12 years ago, after commercial mining companies moved on. Now illegal miners descend half a kilometre underground, through make-shift tunnels, and use explosives to blow apart the rock in search of gold. There are dangers both inside and outside the mines, local gangs control the area, and rapes and murders are now commonplace.
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The cost of South Africa's gold rush - BBC News
Johannesburg in South Africa has one of the world's largest gold deposits. After decades of mining, large swathes of the population are thought to be exposed to toxic and radioactive mine waste. The BBC's Sophie Ribstein went to meet people living close to the dumps to find out what effect it is having on their health. Filmed and edited by Christian Parkinson. #SouthAfrica #Johannesburg #GoldRush Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
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🇿🇦 What's the future of South Africa's mining sector? | Inside Story
South Africa has some of the world’s biggest reserves of platinum, gold, iron ore and coal. But mining now makes up less than 7% of its economic output, a steep fall from 20% in the 1970s. Mining companies are blaming low prices and soaring production costs for their plans to cut thousands of jobs at a time the country is struggling with high unemployment rates. Mining is also intertwined with race relations in South Africa. The people who work deep underground in often dangerous conditions are overwhelmingly black, while the executives overseeing them are mainly white. Some of the firms have pushed back against government plans to make them bring on more black shareholders. So, is it a losing battle for the mining sector? And can South Africa move away from its dependence on commodities? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Lebohang Pheko - Senior Research Fellow at Trade Collective - a non-profit think-tank. Moleko Phakedi - Deputy General Secretary, South African Federation of Trade Unions. Ralph Mathekga - Researcher and Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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South Africa's mining crisis
Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent protests - we reveal the appalling conditions in the country's illegal mines. .
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Leihlo la Sechaba: Zama Zamas
Statistics show that the South African economy is losing approximately R6 billion due to criminal syndicates involved in illegal mining. Scores of poor illegal migrants are sent down into abandoned mines to dig for gold and sell it to crime syndicates, mostly at a risk of loss of limp and life. Can the issuing of licenses for artisanal miners help to reduce the carnage? Catch Leihlo la Sechaba every Thursday at 18:00 only on SABC 2. Watch the full programme here on 18:30. Join us then! https://twitter.com/kebalaechoe https://www.facebook.com/LeihloLaSechaba/ [email protected] Leihlo la Sechaba, (Sotho for Eye of the Nation) is an investigative programme where journalists investigate topics of interest, developmental stories, corruption, crime and where possible, discover the truth. Watch this programme every Thursday at 18:00 only on SABC 2. Watch the full episode here at 18:30, directly after the normal TV broadcast on SABC 2. Join us then!"
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MINING FOCUS: Vanadium mining in Brits
Vanadium is a silvery-grey highly valuable metal. It is used to strengthen steel and so to make military hardware, nuclear applications, jet engines, and missile casings. South Africa is the world's third largest player in the world lucrative vanadium market after China and Russia. But the African families that own this land on which it is mined in Brits in the North West are poor and distraught. Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki and Vuyo Jacobs visited the families. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa
At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great 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 great 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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Mining Analyst Peter Major on the future of mining industry in SA
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
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Sky News examines the gold mining trade in South Africa
http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/video/ When the banks are broken - a rush to gold is regarded as a safe bet for investors. Today prices jumped more than 4% on the latest shares meltdown. But as ever it comes at a cost.....and in this case a HUMAN cost. Sky's Emma Hurd reports from South Africa - the world's second biggest producer of the precious metal.
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Northern Cape illegal miners refuse to stop mining
Northern Cape's illegal miners at Kleinzee near Springbok have ignored instructions to stop diamond mining. Ward councillors that have been appointed by community to facilitate the mining process - issued the instruction. The deadline was last Saturday. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Mining companies in WA are once again competing for workers | 7.30
Recruitment specialists say mining companies, desperate for workers in remote areas, are again turning to FIFO workers from the eastern states, but are unlikely to pay the sky-high wages seen in the last big boom. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au
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South Africa World's Deepest Gold Mine Construction - Full Documentary
Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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Poisoned By The Gold Rush
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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South Africa Investment Conference Session Mining
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Gold mines in South Africa are being looted on an industrial scale
According to the weekends media reports, gold mines in South Africa are being looted on an industrial scale. A research report stated that the country loses about R14.4 billion a year due to illicit gold mining. Courtesy #DStv403
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Bitcoin News - Forks, South Africa, and Mining
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The Fix | The contentious mining issue in Xolobeni | 20 January 2019
Karima and Peter sat down with Nonhle Mbuthuma from the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Christopher Rutledge from Action Aid South Africa as well Fanele Ndovela from Xolobeni youth for sustainable development for a look at the ongoing 15 year old battle in Xolobeni with a community that refuses to leave their land and hand it over to an Australian mining giant. Courtesy #DStv403
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News -The illegal gold fuelling gang battles in South Africa
The South African city of Johannesburg was built on enormous gold reef. Today, many of the mines have closed, but criminal gangs continue to work the disused and abandoned tunnels. It is dangerous and often deadly, and as well as digging in the disused mines, heavily armed gangs also steal gold from the remaining working shafts. The decline of the gold mining sector, unemployment, illegal migration, and poverty have all contributed to the growth of this criminal activity. ★Subscribe to the News YouTube channel by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG81l00V3yiL5WRs3tcCzjQ?sub_confirmation=1 ★Please Like, share and comment my video! Thank you very much!
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South Africa Manganese Mining
The Kalahari manganese fields, among one of the world's biggest and richest, has a relative newcomer; the new Tshipi Borwa mine owned by Tshipi Manganese Mining. With a 60-year mine life, and a 2.4 million tonne per annum capacity, Tshipi will be among the four largest South African sources of manganese, an irreplaceable ingredient in the manufacture of steel. CCTV's Julie Scheier reports
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Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers
Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
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South African mining sector faces tough year | Business
South African mines are shedding workers in response to falling commodity prices. 3,900 jobs are at stake in the town of Kathu alone.
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Mining in South Africa : An industry in crisis
South Africa's mining industry and its labour issues has been thrust into the world spotlight ever since the Marikana Massacre in 2012. In 2014 the focus has been firmly on the issues of wages as well as work and safety conditions across the different mining sectors. TVC News Correspondent Marcelle Gordon picked the brain of a leading mining industry analyst about the role of government in the increasingly hostile relationship between mining companies and their workers.
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Underground the Zama Zama mine
The new mining Minister's in-tray --- is likely to be FULL. Key issues - juggling the threat of thousands of job losses & dealing with the R5 billion challenge of illegal mining. SABC reporter Chriselda Lewis & cameraman Sbu Mthembu spent some time underground with Zama Zama's and filed this report. 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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Inside Ivory Coast's hidden gold rush | The Economist
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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South Africa mines polluting water supply 2011 News
As the sign says this water is not fit for drinking or swimming. Only a solitary gull braves the polluted waters. But the problem isn t confined to the waters of the lake. When it rains here in Tudor Shaft a Johannesburg township named after the nearby mine shaft the streets pool with orange water that smells of vinegar. It s seeping from abandoned mines. Locals say the water is contaminated with radioactive minerals used in the mining process and has wiped out all aquatic life in a nearby river. Increasingly South Africans are worried about the risks contaminated water from mining poses to the rest of Johannesburg built over one of the largest gold mining bases in the world. The environmental cost of South Africa s lucrative export is weighing on impoverished communities many sitting on abandoned mines on the outskirts of the city. And wealthy mining companies have shown little inclination to take responsibility. A man stirs lunch - cornmeal porridge - in an immaculate shack. The small front yard is lined with pebbles covering the soil. Outside in the yard children run barefoot their feet tinted orange. 35-year-old Patrick Mkoyo says his children sometimes come home with rashes or difficulty breathing. They are not OK here but I don t have a choice I have no other place to stay he says. I m worried about my children. He says his doctors say they don t know what is causing the medical problems. In December Professor Chris Busby from Ireland s University of Ulster tested the soil around Mkoyo s shack and found it contained at least 32 times the amount of government-set acceptable radioactivity levels. Busby prepared the report for Johannesburg-based Federation for Sustainable Environment a private group working to bring the toxic water issue to the attention of the government and its citizens. The dangerous mining residue reaches people in two steps To reach the precious minerals at the bottom of a mining basin - a bowl containing water and minerals - miners pump out the water. Gold is then extracted and the remaining rock which contains traces of uranium is dumped onto waste piles. Over time the uranium reacts with oxygen from the atmosphere and this radioactive substance builds according to mineral geochemistry professors at Johannesburg s University of Witwatersrand. Once mining is finished rainwater accumulates in abandoned mine dumps eventually causing mining basins - huge bowls in the earth containing water and minerals - to overflow flushing the uranium and other substances into the ground and river systems. One mining basin in western Johannesburg has already flooded and one of the next basins to flood experts say will be under Johannesburg s city centre. Toxic mine water is entering rivers and communities at an increasing rate particularly with heavy rain in recent months and its consequences are devastating says Mariette Liefferink chief executive of the Federation for Sustainable Environment. These commu
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The South African gold mining happening 450 stories below Earth's surface
60 Minutes travels deep inside the Earth to see the precious metals and extreme life surviving there. See the full story here: https://cbsn.ws/2JVPiHu Subscribe to the "60 Minutes" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7CLRu Watch Full Episodes of "60 Minutes" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Qkjo1F Get more "60 Minutes" from "60 Minutes: Overtime" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1KG3sdr Relive past episodies and interviews with "60 Rewind" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlZiGI Follow "60 Minutes" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/23Xv8Ry Like "60 Minutes" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1Xb1Dao Follow "60 Minutes" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1KxUsqX Follow "60 Minutes" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1KxUvmG Get unlimited ad-free viewing of the latest stories plus access to classic 60 Minutes archives, 60 Overtime, and exclusive extras. Subscribe to 60 Minutes All Access HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XvRSS Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- "60 Minutes," the most successful television broadcast in history. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast began in 1968 and is still a hit, over 50 seasons later, regularly making Nielsen's Top 10. "60 Minutes" has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has also won every major broadcast journalism award over its tenure, including 24 Peabody and 18 DuPont Columbia University awards for excellence in television broadcasting. Other distinguished awards won multiple times include the George Polk, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow, Investigative Reporters and Editors, RFK Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi and Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Reporting. "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS Sept. 24, 1968. The correspondents and contributors of "60 Minutes" are Bill Whitaker, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Anderson Cooper, Sharyn Alfonsi, Jon Wertheim and Norah O'Donnell. "60 Minutes" airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
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Illicit mining costs SA billions
A weekend report says gold mines in South Africa are being looted on an industrial scale. A research report states that the country loses approximately R14.4 billion a year due to illicit gold mining. Courtesy #DStv403
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Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Cobalt is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Around 60% of it comes from just one country, DR Congo – and most of the metal is exported to China. But there are ethical concerns: Amnesty International says children and adults are mining cobalt in extremely hazardous conditions. Meanwhile, around a quarter of the cobalt extracted in DR Congo is sold through the black market. This report is from our France 2 colleagues, with Erin Ogunkeye. A programme prepared by Florence Viala, Gaëlle Essoo and Claire Pryde. http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en
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Deep In A South African Gold Mine, Scientists Drill For The Heart Of An Earthquake
This week, scientists were set to begin drilling a 750-meter-deep hole from the bottom of the Moab Khotsong mine, located some 180 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. Three years ago, a magnitude-5.5 earthquake erupted from a previously unknown fault beneath the mine. Aftershocks continue. The $1.6 million project, if successful, could reveal the internal workings of what may be a “fresh” fault: one that has experienced its first earthquake. Unsullied by previous quakes, the fault could yield new insights into how quakes unfold—and how humans can inadvertently trigger them. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/deep-south-african-gold-mine-scientists-drill-heart-earthquake http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Diamonds getting harder to find in South Africa: De Beers
Proof that diamonds are getting harder to find can be seen in the South African bush, where one of the world's largest mining companies is spending $2 billion USD tunnelling beneath a vast open-pit mine. De Beers has spent 25 years digging a 450-metre deep by one-kilometre wide hole to access diamond-rich rock from the surface at the Venetia mine, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Richtersveld communities in Northern Cape demand mining rights
Richtersveld communities in the Northern Cape, are at loggerheads with Plateau Mining Company, demanding the right to mine their land. Illegal miners who try to mine the diamond-rich land, that was given back to the community 11-years ago are prevented. The area is plagued with high unemployment. Those earning a living on the land constantly clash with police. Our reporter Keith Sayster has more. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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World's Deepest Mine - Gold Alchemy
South Africa's TauTona mine, real life alchemy, and Halicephalobus Mephisto. Footage from the 2012 documentary, "Down to the Earth's Core". We have travelled into space and looked deep into the universe's depths, but the world beneath our feet remains unexplored and unseen. Now, that's about to change. For the first time in one epic unbroken shot, we embark on an impossible mission - using spectacular computer generated imagery to smash through three thousand miles of solid rock, and venture from our world into the underworld and on to the core of the Earth itself. It's a journey fraught with danger. One thousand feet down we find ourselves inside one of the planet's most volatile places - the San Andreas Fault. Caught between two huge rock slabs, we watch as stress builds and then releases. It unleashes an earthquake and blasts us on towards rivers of molten rock, explosive volcanoes, tears in the Earth's crust and giant tornadoes of liquid metal. But for every danger, there are wonders beyond imagination. Four hundred feet below the surface, a three hundred million year old fossilized forest, with every leaf and every piece of bark perfectly preserved. At one thousand feet down we enter a cave of giant crystals, glistening in deadly 122 degree heat. More than two miles underground we find buried treasure - gold and gems. Deeper still there are valuable resources - salt, oil, coal and iron. And over one hundred miles down we see the sparkling beauty of diamonds. As we descend we piece together our planet's extraordinary story. We rewind time to discover how prehistoric forests became modern-day fuel. 1700 feet down a layer of rock reveals the extraordinary story of the dinosaurs' cataclysmic death. We watch stalactites form and gold grow before our eyes. The deeper we travel into the underworld the more we understand our world above the surface. A bigger picture takes shape - a cycle of destruction and creation, driven by the core that sustains our dynamic planet and makes the Earth the only planet with life in a seemingly lifeless universe. Until, finally, three thousand miles down, we reach the core. Inside it lie the secrets of life as we know it - the magnetic force field that protects life on Earth from the sun's deadly rays, the ancient heat source that keeps our planet alive. Down to the Earth's Core brings the latest science together with breathtaking computer generated imagery. The result is an unmissable journey into an extraordinary world - full of dangers, wonders and secrets. And it's all down there, beneath our feet, right now waiting to be discovered.
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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children
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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Joburg's cryptocurrency millionaire
The price of bitcoin has grown from about $1000 at the beginning of this year to currently over 15 000 US dollars. Just in October one Bitcoin cost around R60 000 in rands, now it hovers at around R240 000 and R250 000. Similar to markets the bitcoin responds to developments, and the recent surge is speculated to be due to the announcement by two global markets that have announced their intention to legitimatize it as an asset class for mainstream investors. With us in studio is Mpho Dagada, the author of "How I Became a Millionaire at 21, Bitcoin". For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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DISCUSSION: Women challenges in the mining sector
The National Union of Mineworkers, Women Structure embarked on a national march to the Chamber of Mines, Eskom and South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors today, to hand over a memorandum of grievances related to transformation and women empowerment at various workplaces. They argue that gender discrimination still prevails in the mining industry with women comprising a mere 10.9% of the entire workforce. To hear more about the march, we are now joined NUM Women's Structure National Secretary, Phumeza Mgengo For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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6th person confirmed dead at the disused Gloria Coal Mine
Five people are confirmed dead at the disused Gloria Coal Mine in Middelburg, Mpumalanga following an explosion underground. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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South African gold mines choke the poor
Mining has a long history in South Africa, beginning with diamonds, and then followed by gold from the 1870s onwards. The gold mining sector has since expanded into the largest in the world, but declining reserves have led to the closure of hundreds of mines around South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. The legacy includes polluted ponds and huge piles of waste called ‘tailings’. This audio slideshow visits a site where these tailings sit beside some of the country’s poorest communities, contaminating both their air and water supplies. Wind blows dust far and wide from these mineral mountains and rainfall creates acid water, which leaches into surrounding streams and wetlands, killing wildlife and contaminating water supplies. Local authorities have installed water filtration plants in the area to reduce the health risks for nearby residents. But the problem persists. http://www.scidev.net/global/water/multimedia/south-african-gold-mines-poor.html
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Time for Africa to reject half-baked mining deals - Ghana president
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo demanded mining deals be more beneficial for Africa on Tuesday, calling on governments to end fiscal incentives traditionally used to attract investment to countries long viewed as rife with risk. Resource nationalism is high on the agenda at the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town as resource-holding governments, aware of the need for international miners to find new exploration territory, increase tax and royalty demands. Akufo-Addo, leader of Africa’s second… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2019/02/05/time-for-africa-to-reject-half-baked-mining-deals-ghana-president Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. 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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Kitco News' Mining Minutes: Major Pains for Barrick Gold & South Africa
Kitco News' Alex Letourneau highlights the Barrick Gold Pascua-Lama project and how it affects Silver Wheaton on this edition of "Mining Minutes." The current state of the metals markets has everyone asking, "is it still feasible to mine at these gold and silver prices?" Watch now for an inside look at the current trends in the mining industry. Kitco News, July 3, 2013. Join the conversation @ The Kitco Forums and be part of the premier online community for precious metals investors: http://kitcomm.com -- Or join the conversation on social media: @KitcoNewsNOW on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kitconews --- Kitco News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kitconews --- Kitco News on Google+: http://google.com/+kitco --- Kitco News on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/kitconews
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“Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visions of wealth, the fortune hunters eventually thought they had taken all the gold that was there, we are told. But at mark 06:10, Stewardson explains that more inventive prospectors at the turn of the 20th century found ways to dig deeper into the Earth in search of gold. The worldwide economic depression of the 1930s, we learn at mark 07:00, unraveled the fabric of prosperity. “The spinners of dreams all over the world now wore the dark cloth of despair.” Only the fantasy of gold remained, with South African workers eventually mining more than two miles into the ground in search of gold, as the camera plummets down a mine shaft. By mark 09:20, we see men maneuvering through tunnels and drilling into the Earth in search of deposits, and later watch as men turn the fruits of those labors into glistening gold bars. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Focussing on the gold mining sector
According to a recent report, South Africa's gold mining industry that is approximately 130 years old is slowly dying. The world's once leading source of this precious metals is allegedly low in profitability and has a bleak future. We're joined Sven Lunsche, the spokesperson for Gold Fields to talk to us about the current situation in the gold mining industry. Morning Live has extended an invitation to the Minerals Council of South Africa but they declined due to other obligations. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Investing in African Mining Indaba
Investors have given government the thumbs up for fast-tracking its mining policy and regulatory framework. The 25th Mining Indaba began in Cape Town this week. Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe promised to create conditions to bolster the industry's contribution to the country's GDP from 7 to 10% in the near future. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Sparkly news for Tango Mining as Bluedust 7 completes due diligence on Oena diamond mine
Tango Mining Limited (CVE:TGV) CEO Samer Khalaf tells Proactive Investors mining contractor Bluedust 7 has completed its due diligence program on Tango's Oena diamond mine in South Africa. Khalaf says Bluedust will own and operate all equipment on the site and will pay Tango for royalties of 25% of all income from diamond sales from run-of-mine-gravel and stones sold from tailings processing. Immediate next next from Bluedust include sending up more equipment and improving processing capabilities by increasing pan plants and peripheral equipment. Khalaf says total production of the Oena mine since Tango acquired it a few years ago has been south of 1800 karats, averaging over $1,100 per karat.
The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary | Guardian Investigations
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.
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Death no deterrent for S.African illicit gem diggers
Despite the deaths of 10 men last May, illegal miners continue to dig for diamonds in the mountains near Kleinzee, in South Africa's Northern Cape. The diggers say the land is rightfully theirs, a claim multinational mining firm De Beers disputes. Duration: 02:21
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