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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining
 
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How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNkmi7VE0I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, but the process to obtain it has dangerous costs. So what is true price of gold? Learn More: National Geographic: The Real Price of Gold http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/01/gold/larmer-text/3 Business Insider: The Cost Of Mining An Ounce Of Gold http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-mining-gold-2013-6 Al Jazeera: The true price of gold http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/techknow/articles/2015/6/4/the-true-price-of-gold.html More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
 
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Impacts of Mining
 
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-­‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-­‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
Poisoned By The Gold Rush
 
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Gold is quickly becoming the new cocaine in Colombia. The precious metal is now the currency of choice for individuals and groups engaging in illicit trade in the South American country. That's because unlike cocaine, it's perfectly legal to carry gold, and unlike money, it's virtually untraceable. But there are some major side-effects of Colombia's new gold rush that locals are curiously quiet about: erectile dysfunction and brain damage. VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travelled to the Antioquia, Colombia, a hotbed of illegal gold mining, to investigate an unprecedented surge in impotence and neurological problems that experts are attributing to mercury, an essential gold-digging element. Watch "Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division” - http://bit.ly/1zYdmRq Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru
 
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Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? Hear what they have to say - and see how they live and work - on an unprecedented journey into the illegal mines. Where crooks and killers toil alongside otherwise honest men in search of gold – and a way out of life-threatening poverty. See more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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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: 2433137 The Guardian
Apartheid's impact on SA mining
 
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Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll on Apartheid's continuing impact on South Africa's mining industry.
Illegal mining in S Africa draws migrants
 
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South Africa is one of the world's largest producers of gold and other precious metals. But alongside the legal mining industry is an illegal one, where jobless young migrants put their lives at risk to try to put food on the table. Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Benoni, outside Johannesburg.
Views: 835 Al Jazeera English
Dangerous jobs: The inside story of illegal mining
 
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Twenty-six-year-old Zimbabwean migrant Learnmore is a former illegal miner. TimesLIVE spoke to him about why he got involved in illegal mining. He describes some of the dangers he experienced in his pursuit of gold. Produced by Boikhutso Ntsoko Subscribe to TimesLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive
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Mining the Golden Mountains of Suriname With An Ex-Rebel Leader
 
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Gold is everywhere in Suriname, from political power to what the locals wear on their fingers, the effects of gold mining seep into all aspects of society. The industry is a necessary source of income for many Surinamese, but it's also destroying the environment, bad for public health, and rife with corruption. VICE Netherlands went to Suriname to see how gold is intertwined with everyday life in the country. They ride along with 'Jungle' Ronnie Brunswick - an ex-rebel leader who waged a violent civil war but is now a successful businessman, owning thousands of hectares of gold mining land. VICE Netherlands also witnessed the dangers of mercury, which is used widely in the recovery of gold, and visited Benz Village, where everything in life is paid for with gold. WATCH NEXT: Free Rooms: An Inside Look at Berlin's Refugee Housing Crisis: https://bit.ly/1mKRuo1 Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
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Problems in the Gold mining industry in South Africa.
 
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Strikes, a fluctuating gold price and safety are just some of the problems plaguing the mining industry in South Africa.
Views: 384 John Lanser
Safety of illegal miners remains serious problem in South Africa
 
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In the wake of three illegal miners being trapped in an abandoned gold mine in the South African city of Johannesburg over the weekend, the country’s Chamber of Mines on Monday said illegal mining remained a serious problem for the industry and South Africa amid rising unemployment and poverty. These illegal practices are draining the country of much-needed revenue, in the form of earnings and taxes. CCTV’s Angelo Coppola takes a look at who's involved and the ripple effects on the economy. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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NDTV impact: Crackdown on illegal mining
 
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Despite a ban by the Supreme court, illegal mining continues across the Aravalis in Rajasthan.
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NO TO ILLEGAL / IRRESPONSIBLE MINING IN THE PHILIPPINES
 
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MUST STOP ALL FORMS OF ILLEGAL MINING ! IRRESPONSIBLE MINING! STOP ABUSING OUR PLANET ! Pls Share for environmental awareness...
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Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining
 
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Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
Views: 3049 Al Jazeera English
Gold Miners in Guyana Are Destroying the Amazon (2008)
 
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Hidden Gold Rush (2008): For the local Guyanese, mining gold is one of the few sources of income available to them - but it comes with a heavy environmental cost. For similar stories, see: The Controversial Road Destroying The Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQPC6MHjAyw The Brazilian Locals Fighting Back Against Illegal Logging in the Amazon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k82WytYKoKM What Is The Human Cost Of Gold? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgIQj761YH8 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3786 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures As more and more investors turn to gold, Guyana'’s rainforests are paying a heavy price. After more than a decade of illegal mining, the country is facing an environmental disaster. "First the miners burn down the rainforest. Then they dig a giant crater, hosing away the muddy earth and polluting rivers and forests." There are over a thousand illegal mines like this in French Guyana. They’'re steadily destroying the rainforest’'s ecosystem. "“They will never be able to stop it because the jungle is so big and we are so tenacious”," states one miner. Most of this illegal gold is mixed together with gold from other sources and ends up abroad. "“There needs to be much greater political impetus behind regulating this very destructive trade”," states MEP Caroline Lucas. But how do you regulate an industry if the origins of its products are untraceable? Production Company – Ref. 3786 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Illegal gold mines operating in Ivory Coast
 
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(3 Jul 2017) LEADIN Illegal gold mining in Ivory Coast is still widespread in the country's north despite government efforts to control it. Local officials complain too many men and women are joining the continuing gold rush and leaving farms without enough labour. STORYLINE At an illegal mine in Tongon in the far north of Ivory Coast, around fifty kilometres from the border with Burkina Faso, miners have dug a 20 metre shaft into a layer of gold bearing rock. Rocks are hauled to the surface before being pounded into a powder. It's very a labour intensive and sometimes dangerous process. Illegal mining has been blamed for uncontrolled migration between countries in the region, unchecked pollution and for fuelling violence. Miners move around, following the latest gossip of where gold is to be found. Miner Hamed Ouedraogo has come from northern neighbour Burkina Faso: "Often when we are moving about we hear of new mines that have been started and that are people are going there, so we head there too." Although operating without permits, miners have machinery on hand to help them and receive a small salary from the illegal mine's owners, often businessmen working with the help of corrupt local officials. It is something authorities have been trying to stamp out as they encourage international investors into the sector. George Gueu Gombadji, the Prefect of Boundiali region says that it means that agriculture is also suffering as there are fewer men to work the land. "This (illegal gold mining) is causing a major loss off of the nation's riches. It has reached such a scale that the supply of agricultural labourers is drying up as they all go mining instead," he says. Illegal mining took off during the years prior to Ivory Coast's 2011 civil war, with rebels occupying much of the north. While the money doesn't flow into the state's coffers, run-off from the illegal mining pollutes water courses. Ouedraogo says the gold will be sold off wherever it can attract the highest prices: "In Burkina Faso the price is higher, a gramme (of gold) can go up to 30,000 West African francs (51 US dollars)." He says in Ivory Coast the going rate is 12,500 francs (21 US dollars) per gramme. Not far away are the offices of Randgold Resources, a NASDAQ and London stock exchange listed gold mining company. They operate legally, holding an official permit to mine in the area. They operate on an entirely different scale to the illegal miners - the Tongon mine, operated in partnership with the state, comprises two massive open cast mines. According to Randgold's own figures, last year they extracted 260,556 ounces of gold at this mine in Ivory Coast, that is over 7 metric tonnes, generating over 121 (m) million US dollars in profit. Bodiel N'diaye, the company's country director recently gathered journalists to explain why he is unhappy with the impact of the illegal mining. "These people come and set up in areas where they do not have the right to operate. Take our concessions for example, where we have a government licence (to mine). When we come to start working, we can't because these people are occupying the site illegally, they have no authorisation from the supervising ministry. They don't follow the laws," he says. Government efforts to crackdown on the illegal mining have done little to stop the practice. The illegal miners simply move on or across borders briefly before returning. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/84f87d2981054124b381fb416609ff78 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Chinese Illegal Mining in Ghana Police and Military Raid
 
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Ghana’s police and military raid dozens of Chinese illegal gold mining in their country. The Chinese communist government has sent thousands of Chinese into Africa to pillage and rape the African national resources and send it back to China. A course the Chinese government claimed that this is all roll elements of the population of China doing this in these countries when in fact it is a state run Chinese operation to steal as much gold as they can from Africa and the people of Africa. You’ll see a video here having to do with a raid that Ghana did this year against the Chinese and an illegal mining operation. See video for more . Sixth Seal News Talk https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw30fdjkyAAWSpE7k9KqBmg If you can support this channel by going to my the Sixth Seal News Talk and you look at the top support with PayPal and Patreon https://www.patreon.com/sixthsealnewsandtalk Thank you for your support and God bless James J. Tsidkenu Many people that come to view the China Exposed News Talk channel are disturbed that I don't show my face. I have explained in the past that thousands upon thousands of YouTube creators do not show their face on their YouTube creations. The main reason I do not share my identity is because of my highly controversial commentary and point of view on today's event and news stories. I'm sure you know other hosts and/or creators on YouTube have been threatened, some have been attacked in public, also some have had hostile actions taken against their families. So, for the safety of myself and my family I will remain in the dark and after all the message that I give on my channel is not about me, it is about the message and my attempt to try to remove the blinders of lies and deception which are mainstream fake media continues to put out on our citizens here in the US and globally. I'm sure many people would have donated to the China Exposed News Talk and would have become Patreon supporters on a monthly basic if they could identify what I look like. But, the risk are too high and I will not put myself and/or family in perils. I am not a huge YouTube who can afford bodyguards and protection service 24 seven. And the thing is my commentary can be just as highly controversial as what is being put out by these highly popular YouTubers who have the means and capabilities to keep themselves safe. Even though you're not able to provide funding because of your view towards how I identify myself on my YouTube. Be assured that I appreciate you as a viewer and in a perfect world I would not conceal my face I can assure you. So, thank you for your commentary and thank you for you viewing.
Brown Gold - Documentary on illegal sand mining
 
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A contemporary issue in the country i.e. "Illegal Sand Mining" or as we like to call it "BROWN GOLD" of our country. It reflects the situation of how great impact this issue has on the country, how it has benefited fewer and affected larger no.of people, and..well let's not give away everything because better watch than read, so here you go. Like, Share and give your feedback in the comment section.
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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business
 
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Campaign against illegal mining yielding fruitful results
 
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The Campaign against illegal mining is yielding some positive results, as the quality of some water bodies have improved. The turbidity of water at the Kyebi intake site where the Ghana Water Company Limited draws its water for treatment has dropped from 3,900 to 1,200 showing a decrease of 69.2%. This follows the drastic decline in the activities of illegal miners in the area. The East Akyem Municipal Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Mr. Honoree Ametepe said this when he visited the place to ascertain the current state of the river.
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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Women speaking out against coal mining in South Africa
 
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ActionAid staff were on the ground in South Africa meeting with local woman like Lorraine Kakaza, who are standing up to an Australian coal mine in Phola community, Mpumalanga province. Lorraine told us of the horrifying impacts coal mining is having on women and communities in South Africa, and explains how women are mobilising to fight for justice. Help share her story. www.actionaid.org/australia
How South Africa's coal mines are contaminating groundwater | Global 3000
 
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South Africa has a surfeit of fossil fuels and other natural resources but the country's demand for energy is growing fast. Supply problems have become commonplace in recent years. South Africa is faced with a dilemma: Should it invest in renewable energies or carry on exploiting its extensive reserves of fossil fuels? Find out more: www.dw.de/dw/episode/0,,16172088,00.html
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Illegal mining: Christopher Rutledge
 
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The spate of crime caused by illegal mining activities in Johannesburg warrants an increase in policing. That's the recent concern from Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Gang battles between groups of armed illegal miners, known as 'zama zamas' has resulted in many illegal miners being killed underground. Many of the conflicts are turf wars as gangs battle for control of mine shafts. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Peru: Illegal Gold Miners Cause Deforestation in the Amazon
 
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Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/peru-gold-mining-deforestation-environment-health-risks-poverty In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in southeastern Peru, where one of the world's richest ecosystems is being mutilated by illegal gold miners. Deemed fortune hunters, illegal gold miners increasingly prey on the resources of the Madre De Dios region, transforming Peru's rainforests into mining towns and extending the problem deeper into the Amazon. Close to 30,000 people tied to illegal gold mining activity now call the region in Peru home. Specifically in the region's capital, Puerto Maldonado, and a nearby town, La Pampa, deforestation caused by illegal gold miners is on the rise, and with police efforts to halt the illegal gold mining proving futile, the destruction of Peru continues. The owners of farm and forestry concessions in Peru face a daily threat of invasion by illegal gold miners who claim to have mining rights to the land. The resulting illegal mining fosters criminal activities and destroys the natural resources of the region. Once illegal gold miners relocate, the land remains a barren desert of sand pits--a destroyed ecosystem carved out by deforestation. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes" (http://bit.ly/yaU3Xb).
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Small-scale Gold Mining: Chinese Operations in Cameroon
 
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Ein Film von Katja Becker und Jonathan Happ (2016) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem vom BMBF-geförderten Forschungsprojekt AFRASO –"Afrika's Asiatische Optionen" (http://www.afraso.org). Wissenschaftliches Konzept: Diderot Nguepjouo und Jürgen Runge Over the last decade, Cameroon’s artisanal and small-scale mining sector has gone through several mutations thanks to the new policy which has attracted various international investors from Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. As from 2012 on, the involvement of Chinese entrepreneurs has dramatically accelerated the pace of progress in the sector. Some of them switched from other economic activities they were already pursuing in the country whilst the others, mostly mining professionals, moved from the Ghanaian gold mining business to Cameroon. Chinese entrepreneurs have gradually become main players in the gold mining operations, recording successes, while other actors, e.g. Koreans, went bankrupt and in many cases have sold their business capital to Chinese without any competition. Through taking over those projects coupled with their greenfield mining initiatives, Chinese investors has gained the image of successful businessmen in the sector. As a result, their working style and techniques are gradually being adopted by almost all local and foreign investors. This is the context that spurred AFRASO researcher Diderot NGUEPJOUO together with the filmmaking crew UJUZI travel to Cameroon and shoot the 3rd AFRASO documentary. The film follows several active players in the major segments of the Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) in Cameroon: a Chinese investor; local entrepreneurs (member of Parliament, businessman, and middleman); workers, small operators in “Nguéré”, civil servants as well as the affected communities on their working sites. The film reveals that political elite and administrative authorities appear to favour the involvement of Chinese operators because they consider it beneficial to the State and local entrepreneurs (service providers, middlemen…), while traditional rulers and business people who did not partner with Chinese are less supportive of this presence. Furthermore, the positive impacts resulting from gold mining are reported to be enjoyed by Chinese investors and some local entrepreneurs while the communities are left with the impact of these activities such as land disturbance, water pollution, diseases... All in all, the movie tries to put forward the ongoing dynamics and contradictions that are taking place in the Cameroon's gold mining.
Consequences of Illegal Gold Mining
 
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This video was made to illustrate the consequences of illegal gold mining, especially those related to mercury contamination and intoxication in humans. Translation: 1. Our planet is facing the biggest gold fever in history. 2. Paradise Lost (Lost paradise), 3. Nature Dead (Dead nature), 4. Giants Fallen (Fallen giants), 5. Source Impure (Impure source), 6. Home Frustrated (Frustrated home), 7. Work Illegal (Illegal work). 8. Mercury is used to extract gold, it pollutes the water and the fishes that we eat. Mercury is poison. 9. Food Toxic (Toxic food), 10. Tradition Harmful (Harmful tradition), 11. Price Cruel (Cruel price), 12. Values Degenerated (Degenerated values). 13. In a study done in the south of Venezuela, 70% of the commercialized fish presented high levels of mercury. In Venezuela there are already cases of brain malformations due to mercury poisoning. 14. We still have time...
Views: 583 CochanoTheFilm
Efforts under way to decriminalise illegal mining in South Africa
 
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On the outskirts of South Africa's Johannesburg, where rescue teams are trying to reach miners trapped underground. The group of at least 16 men has been missing since Thursday. Several people have already been brought to the surface, but a fire in the shaft has stalled the rescue mission. Angelo Coppola reports.
Views: 120 CGTN Africa
Inside Story - Nigeria's illegal miners
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe At least 160 people have died in Northern Nigeria, and this number is likely to increase as villagers continue to expose themselves to lead poisoning from illegal gold mining. The discovery of a gold deposit triggered a "gold rush" among impoverished farmers who dug up rocks by hand, unaware that the ore contained dangerously high concentrations of lead. Nigerian authorities have asked for assistance from various international agencies, including the World Health Organisation, to help contain the outbreak. But the Nigerian government has not stepped in to curb the illegal mining. It is reported that at least 111 of those killed were children, many of them under the age of five. Inside Story asks: Just why do these people run this risk? How does it impact the environment? And what can governments do to stop illegal mining? At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
Views: 4959 Al Jazeera English
Sand mining in KZN has Water Dept concerned
 
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The Department of Water and Sanitation is cracking down on the unlawful use of water through sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal. Private companies and individuals have been identified as the main culprits. A stakeholder engagement discussing the environmental impact of sand mining took place in Durban. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Views: 852 SABC Digital News
Illegal miners in South Africa
 
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Creamer Media's Shannon O'Donnell speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about illegal mining in South Africa, which is intensifying with the recent surge in the gold price.
Views: 295 MiningWeekly
Gold Production In South Africa Continues To Collapse - Down 85% Since 1970
 
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- South African gold production collapsed again in May - down 16% - South Africa production has collapsed 85% (1,000 to 145 tonnes) - Long term, ongoing collapse appears to have escalated - Gold suppression has destroyed gold mining in South Africa and rest of Africa, impacted African economies, jobs and people - Geological challenges suggest 'peak gold' or 'plateau gold' production while gold demand is robust
Views: 1463 GoldCore
Shabangu gives assurance that illegal mining is being curbed
 
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The government has vowed to clamp down on illegal mining ....... Mineral Resources minister Susan Shabangu says 135 illegal miners have been arrested, 55 of whom are currently being prosecuted. Mine dumps and old mines have been the scene of illegal mining activity by the so-called Zama-Zamas or illegal miners in various provinces. ....Often with fatal results.
Views: 86 SABC Digital News
Gold Dust - South Africa
 
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October 2001 A look at the effects of mining dumps on the people from the nearby villages and towns and what is being done to help them.
Views: 19262 Journeyman Pictures
Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur
 
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the precious metal is stronger over personal safety and the unabated mining still continues. Directed by Al Jacinto (PMPDA) A Mindanao Examiner Production All Rights Reserved 2012 For distribution and showing, please contact the Mindanao Examiner Productions in Zamboanga City Ph +6362 9925480 [email protected] Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao Examiner, Al Jacinto, Short Film, Illegal Mining
Views: 67386 Mindanao Examiner
Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine
 
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Obuasi town in the western region of Ghana was once a hive of activity. Known as the golden city of Ghana, Obuasi has been reduced to a former shadow of itself. The gold rush that once existed is no more Africa's top gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, closed shop two years ago and with it went jobs, the economy suffered and the ripple effects still echo to date. "This town is becoming a ghost town and everything has come down so it's up to the government for them to sit down the Anglo Ashanti… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/09/01/illegal-miners-in-ghana-risk-lives-to-survive-closure-of-anglogold-ashanti-s Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
Views: 1253 africanews
Defence Force needed to quell 'huge' illegal mining threat -- Sibanye Gold
 
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) -- Illegal gold mining had reached such a scale that it would not be inappropriate to bring in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to quell the scourge, which was not only plaguing abandoned mines but also Sibanye's operating mines, Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday.
Views: 82 Kenneth Creamer
The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines
 
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Children Of The Dirty Gold: An investigation into the use of child labour in dangerous Philippine underwater gold mines. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-MVu5v4b8 Hard Labour Nicaragua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkAnvHnqJVw For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68884&bid=2 Many of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report. Breathing through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor, going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews ABC Australia - Ref 6514 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 1257920 Journeyman Pictures
South African gold miners show good interim numbers
 
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It's reporting season for some of the gold miners in South Africa, and at least two of them are showing good interim results. Harmony Gold produced a 49 percent increase in headline earnings recently. And DRD Gold was also happy with its six months performance. CGTN's Angelo Coppola filed this report. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 218 CGTN Africa
Illegal Mining in Colombia
 
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Reposted from the Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article194362569.html Outlaw gold mines, often controlled by narco-traffickers and guerrilla groups, are scarring swaths of South America and exploiting workers. Illegal miners use backhoes to tear up the earth and mercury to separate the precious metal from mud and sand – turning the rainforest into a hellish moonscape and creating a toxic brew that poisons rivers and people. One company, South Florida-based NTR Metals, illustrates what's going wrong in today’s gold industry. To make a profit, NTR needed a steady stream of gold to supply a massive Ohio refinery owned by its parent company, Dallas-based Elemetal. NTR looked south and in 2012 dispatched its employees to the rainforest to find gold – by any means. In Peru, the company linked up with accused money launderer Pedro Pérez Miranda, aka Peter Ferrari. Illegally mined gold shipped to Ferrari – hundreds of millions of dollars worth – was melted into crude bars and flown to Miami International Airport. But the racket was broken up when Peruvian cops seized a shipment of Ferrari’s gold outside Lima in 2013. Disrupted but not deterred, NTR’s traders arranged to smuggle Peruvian gold into neighboring countries to evade authorities. From those countries, the metal was exported to NTR in Miami. Then NTR shipped the gold to Ohio, where it was smelted, refined and sold to high-tech electronics companies, jewelers and investors. The scheme collapsed – as did NTR – after the feds charged its employees last year with laundering $3.6 billion of dirty gold. The Ohio refinery – and hundreds of well-paying jobs in an economically depressed area – went under, too
Descent into Darkness
 
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This video demonstrates the lengths South Africa's Mine Rescue Services go to to rescue and recover illegal miners (zama zama's). The accompanying article can be read at http://www.mineweb.com/news/political-economy-analysis/the-zama-zama-wars-and-the-miraculous-mrs/
Views: 591 Warren Thompson
Fight Against Illegal Mining - Joy News Interactive (14-3-18)
 
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First Deputy Speaker advocates shooting of miners
Views: 249 MyJoyOnline TV
TRADING GHANA'S WATER FOR GOLD
 
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Trading Ghana's Water for Gold is a documentary that exposes the scary realities of alluvial gold mining in Ghana. It uncovers how the river bodies are destroyed using the machine locally known as "totototo".....on the rivers
Views: 44139 Edem Srem
The fight against illegal gold mining in French Guiana
 
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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN In French Guiana, illegal gold mining has been thriving for decades. Fuelled by clandestine workers from neighbouring Suriname and Brazil, this criminal enterprise has reached near-industrial proportions, destroying thousands of hectares of precious rainforest. But lately, the French armed forces have been cracking down on this illegal activity. FRANCE 24's Nicolas Pouillot reports on their efforts. A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala. 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
Views: 10939 FRANCE 24 English
Gold Mining Africa Cameroon (International Version)
 
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Diamond and Gold Exploration Mining in Batouri.
Views: 29663 IAK Resources AG
Reality of Mine - Kenya
 
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In this video, Trivinia Mwanga Mwamburi from Kenya takes you with in her fight to get the land back which was taken from her because of the expansion of large scale salt mines. Mining - both legal and illegal has a huge impact on people and their environment. Local communities are displaced and their land and water sources are polluted. Women are disproportionally affected since they are responsible for securing water and food and take care of community members fallen ill from environmental pollution. Sexual harassment and abuse of women in mining areas is also commonplace. The three part series ‘Reality of Mine’ gives a voice to women affected by mining in India, Kenya and South Africa. With the support of international NGOs Both ENDS and ActionAid, they have begun to stand up for their rights. To find out more about the background of their stories and our work on women’s human rights please go to: http://www.bothends.org/en/Themes/Projects/project/51/Human-Rights-and-Gender Reality of stone quarries and diamond mines in India: https://youtu.be/99VqmIwcJe0 Reality of coal mines in South Africa: https://youtu.be/c6ewJuNQfOc
Views: 229 Both ENDS Both ENDS
Illegal Mining to Farming
 
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An interview with Illegal Miners in the Obuasi mining district. They are desperate for alternative livelihoods. New opportunities for sustainable farming is a possible solution.
Views: 226 kostastavreas

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