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Searching for gold in South Africa's abandoned mines | Unreported World
 
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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.
Views: 854968 Unreported World
South Africa World's Deepest Gold Mine Construction - Full Documentary
 
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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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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/
Views: 2195517 VICE News
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
Views: 2176241 The Economist
The cost of South Africa's gold rush - BBC News
 
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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
Views: 21990 BBC News
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: 2712302 The Guardian
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
Views: 142781 NowThis World
Gold Mining Process / How is Gold Mined?
 
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This video goes through a mine and shows how they mine their GOLD. Thanks for Watching, Subscribe Below! Gold mining How is gold mined?
Views: 134172 Millennial Hustler
The Golden Underworld -SEG2
 
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22 March 2017 - Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners or thieves, most Zama-Zama’s have their own security.
Views: 29793 eNCA
Best Documentary 2016 The World's Largest and Deepest Gold Mine In Human History Ever Made
 
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Best Documentary 2016 The World's Largest and Deepest Gold Mine In Human History Ever Made On Earth Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's North . Best Documentary 2016 The World's Largest and Deepest Gold Mine In Human History Ever Made On Earth Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's North . The World's Biggest Gold-Mining Countries - Documentary Movies. Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79.
Views: 6396 Blair Colone 2017
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: 1166660 Journeyman Pictures
Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in Africa
 
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#africatop10 When it comes to gold mining, Africa is one of the hotspots. The region is home to many exploration companies, as well as a slew of major international companies focused on extracting the precious metal. And in this video 2nacheki presents Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in Africa which was suggested by Alkheir Abubaker Here are 10 Gold Producing Countries in Africa Source: 1. http://www.indexmundi.com/minerals/?product=gold 2. https://www.mbendi.com/indy/ming/gold/af/p0005.htm 3. http://www.miningafrica.net/mining-countries-africa/ 4. https://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/precious-metals-investing/gold-investing/africa-ghana-mali-burkina-faso-iamgold-roxgold-true-gold-randgold-perseus-askano/ / Music: http://www.bensound.com Have an idea for an African top 10 video? Leave them in the comment section below. Subscribe for more videos -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Thanks for watching 2nacheki the biggest African channel on Youtube from #Africa . All our videos are aimed at Educating, Informing, Reviewing, Criticizing & Ranking everything #African. Our content includes: #africanews #africalist #Africanpopculture #Africaentertainment #Afrcicanmusic #Africanculture #Africanpolitics & #Panafricanism Support #2nacheki here PayPal: http://bit.ly/help2nacheki Patreon: http://bit.ly/support2nacheki We have written permission to use the majority of content found on this channel by the content owners themselves and do not infringe on any copyrighted content knowingly. As for the other content on this channel we assure you it is strictly only used under Fair Use. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Email us [email protected] for ads partnership, collabos, sponsorship or content issues. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 52149 2nacheki
Chinese In Africa || illegal Chinese Gold Mining In Ghana
 
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Chinese In Africa || illegal Chinese Gold Mining In Ghana
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Diamond mining in South Africa
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJV-HkunqHo
Views: 37943 NhuHuynh268
🇿🇦 Gold found in South Africa mine's waste | Al Jazeera English
 
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In a single gold mine in South Africa, an expected $2.2 billion worth of gold can still be extracted from just one dump site's waste material. Using water cannons and chemical treatements, a single mine can hope to extract about 3 grams in every tonne. It may not sound like much but if there is 140 million tonnes of waste lying around - the numbers start adding up. High prices means all the effort that goes into sourcing the precious metal may well be worth it. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg. - 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/
Views: 562295 Al Jazeera English
Inside a South African gold mine
 
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Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades. Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process. News,Super,Videos,Inside,south,african,gold,mine,Gold Mining (Industry),South Africa (Country),Head,Roses,Commercial,Sweet,Haiti,Your,Spot,Pig,Kenya,Earthquake,Guinea,Advertisement
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The True Story Of Blood Diamonds - Full Documentary
 
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Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
Views: 74402 Documentary Warehouse
GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994
 
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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
Views: 9000 PeriscopeFilm
South Africa: Barberton Gold Mine
 
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We’re in Barberton of South Africa… and we’re embarking onto another adventure! There are mines all over the world… but it is rare for anyone but the miners to go into them. In this video, Joel has the unique opportunity to descend into a mine…filled with the richest gold! We join a Deaf miner, Charl Strydom, for a tour of the mine he works in, and we’re brought down more than 2,000 meters (6,500+ feet) down into the earth! Is it hot or cold down below?! Watch this exciting video and find out for yourself. (captioned)
Views: 9184 Joel West Barish
World's Deepest Mine - Gold Alchemy
 
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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.
Views: 727765 Naked Science
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
Views: 1257677 VICE News
Gold Mining Africa Cameroon (International Version)
 
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Diamond and Gold Exploration Mining in Batouri.
Views: 45501 IAK Resources AG
Things to do in South Africa Ep 14 - Trying our luck Gold Panning Botriver
 
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We did some gold panning in Botriver, close to Hermanus Western Cape, South Africa. Hoping to strike it rich.... There was gold found in Napier, about 65km from Botriver. Only 3 grams per ton was mined, so production had to stop. It was said, to break even you need 5 grams per ton. If you like my videos, please like and subscribe.
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The Mafia Scam Swiping South Africa's Gold (1999)
 
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Gold Scandal (1999): The shocking story of how the Mafia are laundering money in Switzerland, and of how the banks are letting them get away with it. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Mafia are ingeniously silver-plating their glimmering stash of South Africa's stolen gold. The disguise has allowed them to launder money in Swiss bank accounts. Investigations finger top Swiss Bank - UBS, and its subsidiary Metalor, who is the proven recipient of the 'odd gold'. So shouldn't Metalor have informed the authorities? Technically they've so far done nothing wrong under Swiss law. The banking empire has once again been able to profit from criminal activities. Will UBS continue to get away with its scandalous behaviour? For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/574/gold-scandal Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Sf Drs – Ref. 0574
Views: 40320 Journeyman Pictures
The Children Risking Their Lives Mining Gold
 
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It’s called Dirty Gold, because it’s not just shoppers who are paying a high price for it. Dateline gets rare access to film the children forced underground and even underwater to mine the precious metal. Dateline reporters scour the globe to bring you a world of daring stories. Our reputation is for fearless and provocative reporting. Australia's beloved, award winning and longest running international current affairs program. For more on Evan Williams' story, go to the SBS Dateline website... http://bit.ly/1f254zU https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/ https://www.facebook.com/DatelineSBS/
Views: 2079435 SBS Dateline
South Africa's mining crisis
 
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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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Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali, West Africa (Long Version)
 
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Artisanal gold mining on Niger River in Mali, West Africa, February 2005. You can check out my book about traditional fishing and hunting in Mali here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7XPCI8
1940s SOUTH AFRICA TRAVELOGUE  KIMBERLY DIAMOND MINES & GOLD MINES 43254
 
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. 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
Views: 5515 PeriscopeFilm
Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa
 
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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
Views: 5122 Sky News
Illegal gold mining big busineess in South africa
 
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Tons of gold are illegally mined in South Africa on an industrial scale. In this video the activities of illegal miners are shown as well as how mining companies are trying to fight back against the thefts. Main Channel (Loving Life): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7VHcbNIOYJW8Q_r1UywMA Sunday night 8pm Johannesburg time livestream channel (next livestream 6 Jan 2019): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiwkrPTLeiiE3j0RgBUjRA
Views: 690 Loving Life 2019
South Africa gold mining production declines
 
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South Africa’s mining production and sales report shows a sector yet again in decline and a threat to the wider economy. Mining production fell by 2.6 per cent year on year in May, primarily on the back of a 16.2 per cent decline in the gold sector. Joining CNBC Africa is Peter Major, Director Mining at Cadiz Corporate Solutions. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
Views: 431 CNBCAfrica
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
Views: 1420 AP Archive
The South African gold mining happening 450 stories below Earth's surface
 
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🇨🇳 China's African Gold Rush | 101 East
 
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Ghana is one of the world's poorest countries, yet it is rich in gold. For a decade now, Chinese miners from the region of Shanglin have travelled there to try their luck mining gold. 101 East travels to the middle of the tropical rainforest to meet the Chinese miners and Ghanaian workers trying to escape poverty. But is this gold rush really benefiting the impoverished nation, or is all the money going back to China with the miners - leaving Ghana with an environmental bill to pay? More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east - 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 519495 Al Jazeera English
South Africa's Toxic Mine Dumps (2009)
 
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Superdump: Toxic waste seeps into the environment from South African mine dumps. December 2009 For downloads and more information visit: http://journeyman.tv/59894/documentary-films-archive/superdump.html After 120 years of gold mining, the land and water on Gautengs far West Rand are some of the most polluted in the country. The mine dumps that dot the area west of Johannesburg have been identified as public health risks. One of the biggest problems is uranium seeping into the watercourses, turning the sediment both poisonous and radioactive. Ecologists, the community and the mines all agree that the mine dumps must go. But no-one can agree what to do with them. This edition of Special Assignment takes a look at community resistance against two proposals to reprocess the mine dumps and relocate the resulting waste. Communities are clashing with the mines over two proposed superdumps mega-mine dumps proposed for Fochville and Randfontein. Should these communities suffer for the health of the entire region? And what impact will these superdumps have on food security? SABC - Ref. 4564 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: 4986 Journeyman Pictures
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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South Africa Gold Mine
 
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https://www.paypal.me/vincentyeo http://bestbookshopdowntownsingapore.blogspot.com A bonus footage from Gold! The History of Man's Greatest Obsession.
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Down A Mine
 
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A journey underground at one of South Africa's oldest gold mines in the Barberton area, Mpumalanga Province. Filmed using a GoPro, the video shows the numerous and typical stages involved in the journey to the rock face on the underground mining level, final depth from surface approx 2 Km !
Views: 11483 Philip Schedler
World's Top 10 Gold Producing Countries | Top Gold Mining Places | USA | South Africa | News Mantra
 
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World's Top 10 Gold Producing Countries. Top Gold Mining Places in USA, South Africa, Russia and other countries in this video. For all the latest such videos stay tuned to News Mantra. For all the latest News and Celebrity Updates - Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg5NrxgQSWaK2N5Tbb1yk1Q Like : https://www.facebook.com/newsmantra/ Follow us on: https://twitter.com/news_mantra/
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Gold Mining In Johannesburg (1969)
 
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Johannesburg, South Africa. Various shots of a mine pit in South Africa. Various shots of the people working inside the mine, most black South Africans. They are seen drilling, pulling wagons, filling wagons etc. Various shots of the wagons travelling along corridors inside the mine, lift coming down, miners in lift going down, etc. Various shots of the powerful turbine like machines at work. Long shot of neatly lined up miners cabins from the hill. FILM ID:3333.08 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/
Views: 2658 British Pathé
Mponeng Gold Mine Part 1
 
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Mponeng Gold mine in South Africa.
Views: 46844 John Lanser
South Africa : Eight Men killed in Gold mines
 
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South African rescue workers have recovered eight bodies following Tuesday's accident at a gold mine west of Johannesburg. CCTV's René Del Carme reports
Views: 411 CGTN Africa
South Africa Gold Mining Could Decline Precipitately | Rick Rule
 
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https://sdbullion.com http://www.silverdoctors.com/precious-metals-market-podcast/ Gold mining equities have been strong amid downward pressure in the precious metal markets. Hope regarding further mergers and acquisitions has had a positive effect on the miners. Political uncertainties in South Africa may have an impact on gold production there. If political uncertainties remain, Rule's suspicion is that gold production there will fall precipitately over the next five years. Issues in Mexico are concerning as well with regard to mining. However, Rule says this doesn’t mean people shouldn’t invest in miners there.
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The South African Miners Suffering As Gold Freefalls (1999)
 
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Gold Loses Its Lustre (1999) Gold prices are going to hell and they're taking South Africa along for the ride. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures Gold sustains 250,000 South African as it has sustained international economies - but not any longer. Gold has lost its mythical lustre as the unique store of value. With booming currencies and stocks, gold is no longer the most profitable way for central banks to hold reserves. At the East Rand goldmine this cold reality has hit. The rapt faces of miners contort in despair as union leaders announce the mine’s closure. Back in the gold fields, families gather to mourn the loss of 19 men in an underground gas explosion. Tragic as it is, the lives of these miners may be little compared to what the collapse of gold mining could do across South Africa. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/659 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia – Ref. 659
Views: 1304 Journeyman Pictures
Mponeng Gold Mine Part 4
 
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Mponeng Gold Mine in South Africa
Views: 23411 John Lanser
Deep In A South African Gold Mine, Scientists Drill For The Heart Of An Earthquake
 
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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
Views: 13991 Wochit News
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
Views: 13278445 Tarun Tyagi
South Africa-Johannesburg-Gold Reef City-Gold Mine Tour
 
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At Gold Reef City Theme Park, you can descend down a 220m Gold Mine shaft with a guided underground tour, also watch a 12.5kg gold pour.
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Zimbabwe Small Gold Mines Flourishing
 
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Small scale miners help lift national output for precious metal in Zimbabwe. The South African nation's gold production has been increasing steadily after slumping to an all time low of just three tonnes in 2008, the peak of the country's economic meltdown.
Views: 6897 CGTN Africa