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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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Zimbabwe to only issue mining rights to listed companies
 
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Zimbabwe will only issue mining rights to companies listed on the local stock exchange and will not allow the export of raw minerals without ministerial approval. According newly proposed laws, holders of mining rights would also be required to use banks registered in Zimbabwe as the government seeks to have greater oversight on finances generated in the mining sector. The government would no longer allow the export of raw minerals unless with written approval of the mines minister, the draft law said. Minerals like gold and silver would only be exported in refined form as Zimbabwe seeks to get more local involvement and jobs from the mining sector.
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Zimbabwe looking to reform its mining sector
 
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Stakeholders in Zimbabwe are working on amendments to the Mines and Minerals Act, to address discrepancies and disparities being faced by players in the mining sector. Mining has become a key contributor to Zimbabwe's economy and players are keen to see equal opportunities for miners and communities.
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WAR Zimbabwe Gold Miners Makorokoza Machete Fight Video by Zim News .NET
 
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Zimbabwe News by zimnews.NET ..machete wars breakout in Shurugwi as gold miners tale law into their own hands. With police no where to be seen, it's a dangerous world in the wild wild west of Zim gold mining as lawless gangs fight to control mining fields.
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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.
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Gold mining in Zimbabwe expected to rise
 
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Gold output in Zimbabwe is expected to rise to 18.4 tonnes this year. That's the highest level in 11 years, owing to higher production from small-scale miners. Its no cause to celebrate yet though as in 2004, the country's output was higher, at 21.3 tonnes.
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Calls for gold panning to be legalised
 
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ZIMBABWE GOLD Mazowe, 10 November 2012 1. Wide of Shauda (no second name given), a gold panner in pond with dirty water, sifting for gold 2. Wide top shot of Shauda in pond sifting for gold. 3. Wide of wooden basin being used in muddy water to search for gold, tilt up to gold panner Shauda's face 4. Wide of muddy water pan to gold panner sifting for gold with wooden basin 5. Close of finger prodding gold granules 6. Wide of panner preparing fire to heat gold 7. Close of gold granules being heated by fire Harare, 15 November 2012 8. Wide of Godwills Masimirembwa, Chairman of Zimbabwe Mining Development Company 9. Close of Masimirembwa speaking on the phone 10. SOUNDBITE ( English) Godwills Masimirembwa, Chairman of Zimbabwe Mining Development Company "This country has gold everywhere. But it is the quantities are they commercial viable. So you will find that in the river beds along the rivers, the quantities are not that much to attract huge investment but they are sufficient to attract the very smallest players in the industry." Mazowe, 10 November 2012 11.Wide top shot with pan of gold panners 12.Wide of panners 13.Wide of panner carrying soil in a plastic bucket 14. SOUNDBITE ( Shona) Shauda (no second name given) gold panner "I think that is very good news. There is lots of places that we could make money from but we cannot access these places." 15.Wide of panner going down shaft 16.Wide of panner inside unsupported shaft 17.Mid of plastic bucket , pan to shovel in muddy water 18.Wide of ponds with muddy water Harare, 15 November 2012 19. SOUNDBITE ( English) Godwills Masimirembwa, Chairman of Zimbabwe Mining Development Company "We already have a problem on our hands because people know that there is gold and that they can make money from the gold. Unless we go the extra mile of first of all legalising it and assist them then well continue with the problem and we will not have control over it." 20. Cutaway of hand 21. SOUNDBITE ( English) Godwills Masimirembwa, Chairman of Zimbabwe Mining Development Company "There are challenges. I am not saying that its going to be a stroll in the park. There are serious challenges, environmental degradation being one of them, but it is worth the effort of legalising it because without legalising it is not going to get better. It is going to get worse." Mazowe, 10 November 2012 22.Wide of tree stump 23.Various of discarded clothes on the ground 24.Wide pan of gold panning area 25.SOUNDBITE ( Shona) Shauda (no second name given) gold panner "We try and fill up the shafts when we are done using them. However, we do not get to fill up all of them because we will be running away from authorities." 26. Wide of panners filling basin with gravel 27.Close of hands crushing small stones 28. Wide of dead fire point, pan to panner sitting by shaft entrance 29.Wide of dirty hands, tilt up to panner's face LEADIN Gold panning may soon be legalised in Zimbabwe, if President Robert Mugabe gets his way. He says laws that call for the arrest of gold panners is an unfair legacy of the country's colonial past. STORYLINE Gold panning is a source of livelihood for many Zimbabwean families. And it's hard, dirty, sweaty work. In the last decade, as an economic meltdown paralysed the country leading to the closure of hundreds of companies, jobless Zimbabweans have turned to gold panning for survival. According to the ministry of mines, gold panners account for 5 percent of gold production in Zimbabwe. The ministry now wants parliament to approve a law that will allow gold panners to sell their gold directly to the government. Critics claim President Mugabe is looking to curry political favours with the miners ahead of elections scheduled for next year. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c91b1242fdc4e2cc434986ebb52d23ad Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Zimbabwe's gov't plans new investment laws & $1.8 B debt settlement by June
 
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Zimbabwe's economy is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2016, despite its budget remaining flat at $4 billion. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said he expects revenues amounting to $3,85 billion,while the deficit will be financed through domestic borrowing. The Southern African country is already saddled with an $8,3 billion debt. It however plans to clear $1.8 billion of those arrears by June 2016. Delivering his budget speech in Harare, Chinamasa said exports are expected to increase from 3.4 billion this year to 3.7 billion. The gold mining sector got a boost with a reduction in royalties from the current 7 percent to 3 percent. With this, production is expected to increase from the projected 18 tonnes for 2015 to at least 24 tonnes in the new-year. Chinamasa said new rules for compliance with indigenization regulations would be announced before the end of the year. Zimbabwe is reviewing its investment laws to attract foreign direct investments.
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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
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Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana (Part 1/2)
 
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Check out more episodes of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Yd7M3JNlw&index=2&list=PLDbSvEZka6GH9XhvsMrwH7hC52LGWbXEQ Watch part 2 here: https://www.youtu.be/pM7ZBT9SO1M Swaziland is a landlocked country sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. Despite Swaziland's small size, it boasts more hectares of land dedicated to growing Cannabis than all of India. It is also home to Swazi Gold, the legendary sativa strain. Hamilton Morris travels to Swaziland hoping to chemically analyze the cannabinoids present in some of the local strains. Instead, he finds a country steeped in political corruption and economic turmoil. Cannabis is viewed by many growers, users, and politicians as a drug that will cause insanity, but it may be Swaziland's only hope for economic stability. Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-Of Subscribe to VICE here! 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 Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Zimbabwe to Seize Zimplats Land
 
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe intends to acquire part of the land held by platinum miner Zimplats Holdings Limited.That's according to the AFP, which cites a government notice which said that a parcel of land in the gold and copper-rich Kadoma mining district would be used for the benefit of the public. If the deal goes through, Impala will be 971-million dollars richer. It is also in compliance with the indigenisation law that Mugabe assented to in 2010. Earlier this year, the mines ministry announced plans to seize land being leased by Zimplats in the neighbouring Chegutu district.
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Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 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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Zimbabwe Mining
 
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Zimbabwe Minerals - uses
 
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State of Zimbabwe's Mining Sector with Vince Musewe
 
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(www.abndigital.com) Zimbabwe is set to hold a third mining indaba this month amid heightened tensions over threats to withdraw operating licenses for several foreign-owned mines under the indigenisation and empowerment drive. Zimbabwe's mining industry has become the country's main economic driver, with the sector registering a 44% growth last year. Joining ABN's Lerato Mbele to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe is Vince Musewe and independent economist.
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Decriminalising illegal panning boosts gold production in Zimbabwe
 
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Zimbabwe says de-criminalising gold panning has boosted 2015 gold production. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the output from panners tripled in the first half of 2015 compared to the same time last year, as panners sold their gold to the state. He was speaking at the global launch of the 2015 Africa Capacity Report. The report looks at Africa's ability to increase domestic revenue and to plug illicit financial outflows. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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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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Mining Opportunities in Zimbabwe
 
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Politics, poor liquidity and anxiety in the markets may well undermine growth in one of Southern Africa's once prosperous countries - Zimbabwe. Joining us now on the future of mining in Zimbabwe is Victor Gapare, President of the Zimbabwe Chamber of Mining.
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Zimbabwe is in the process of revamping laws
 
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Lawmakers and civil society groups in Zimbabwe say the bill seeking to revamp mining and minerals legislation needs to be improved. The country is in the process of revamping laws that are over half a century old. This, as it grapples with corruption and lack of transparency in its resources sector. During an interview earlier this year, President Mugabe announced that the country has lost billions of dollars in leakages from diamond revenue. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Caledonia Mining: Update On Zimbabwe & Development Of New Shaft
 
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Caledonia Mining: Update On Zimbabwe & Development Of New Shaft. Interview with Mark Learmonth Get our free Newsletter (English) ►: http://eepurl.com/bScRBX Get our free Newsletter (German) ►: http://eepurl.com/08pAn Subscribe to our YouTube channel ►: https://www.youtube.com/user/ResourceCapitalAG?sub_confirmation=1 *Stay ahead of the investment-crowd* Commodity-TV and Rohstoff-TV offer you free interviews and company presentations across the Metals-, Mining- and Commodity sector. Topics: Gold, Silver, Gold and Silver, gold price, buy Gold, buy Silver, Metals, Mining, investment
Impact of Zimbabwe Indigenisation Law on SA Miners
 
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(www.abndigital.com) The news of how Zimbabwe has given South Africa-listed platinum miners six months to sell majority stakes to local black investors resulted in a dip in the share price of Impala Platinum, Aquarius Platinum and Anglo Platinum. Joining ABN to unpack the impact the news have had for local miners and the impact this decision will have on the platinum industry, is Kobus Nell, Mining Analyst from Stanlib.
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Gold Dividends From Zimbabwe
 
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Rising dividends from gold production in Zimbabwe with happy shareholders, Mark Learmonth, CFO, Caledonia Mining. You can view this video and the full video archive on the Dukascopy TV page: http://www.dukascopy.com/tv/en/#194375 Смотрите Dukascopy TV на вашем языке: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvrussian 用您的语言观看杜高斯贝电视: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvchinese Miren Dukascopy TV en su idioma: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvspanish Schauen Sie Dukascopy TV in Ihrer Sprache: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvgerman Regardez la Dukascopy TV dans votre langue: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvfrench Veja a TV Dukascopy na sua língua: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvpt
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Battlefields Mine Disaster Report
 
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People & Earth Solidarity Law Network Press Release Gold Capitalism and Disaster Preparedness in Zimbabwe Report on the battlefields Mines Disaster 2019
The  Kakamega Gold Mines, SWEAT OF THE SUN
 
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Kakamega county is one of the richest counties in gold. worlds most precious mineral and yet its not exploited as it should. this is the story of miners who sweat day and night with very limited returns to show for it. What is the Government doing about it?
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Caledonia plans Zimbabwe expansion
 
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Caledonia plans Zimbabwe expansion. LONDON – Caledonia Mining plans to buy gold assets in Zimbabwe and increase its stake in the Blanket mine after the removal of the country's tough ownership rules. Keen to attract investment to revitalise the country's struggling mining industry and economy, Zimbabwe has revised its laws since the departure of former President Robert Mugabe to allow foreign firms to fully own operations, with the exception of diamond and platinum mines. Previously mines had to be 51% owned by Zimbabweans. Caledo...
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Minelab Zimbabwe - Gold Detecting 2016
 
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This video is about Project - Minelab Detecting 2016
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The Mining Minors
 
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Kenyan law prohibits children from working, yet the government has done little to enforce this prohibition particularly in mines where child labour is exploited. Government officials rarely inspect many of the small-scale mines that use such minors and at times even sanction those which hire the vulnerable children. In our special feature "the mining minors", our reporter, Sally Mbilu, spotlights the gold mines in Nyatike, Migori County where children as young as eight years old are working in the small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and lives.
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Copper mines in Zambia - Straight through Africa
 
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Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of ​​no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever  For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
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How Gold Mining Works
 
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Ever wonder how people mined for gold? Have no fear! You can use a pan, a large drill, and even explosives! Anthony did some digging and found out many of the methods that people get that rare substance out of the ground and into your wallet! Don't miss Discovery's epic three-night event! Klondike premieres Monday, January 20th at 9|8c on Discovery Read More: Modern Gold Mining http://money.howstuffworks.com/30924-modern-gold-mining-video.htm "With the price of gold at all time highs, a familiar fever is sweeping Alaska." Gold Price Ounce http://www.goldpriceoz.com/ "Current gold prices per ounce and gold prices history." Improvements in Stope Drilling and Blasting For Deep Gold Mines http://www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v075n06p139.pdf "The rate of face advance in the gold mines is between 3 and 10 m a month, with a median value of about 5 m a month; it follows that faces are blasted less frequently than is planned." Gold Mining - Methods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining#Methods "Placer mining is the technique by which gold has accumulated in a placer deposit is extracted." How Does Gold Mining Work? http://www.wisegeek.com/how-does-gold-mining-work.htm "Gold mining can use several different techniques, depending on the situation involved and the type of mining being done." What is the Role of Cyanide in Mining? http://www.miningfacts.org/environment/what-is-the-role-of-cyanide-in-mining/ "Cyanide is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in low concentrations throughout nature including in fruits, nuts, plants, and insects." Gold Fun Facts http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/gold/eureka/gold-fun-facts "It has been estimated that, worldwide, the total amount of gold ever mined is 152,000 metric tons, only enough to fill 60 tractor trailers." Watch More: 5 Surprising Uses for Gold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnsJEEEgbvY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-437-pets-make-us-healthier?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT The Truth About Diamonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUCAMFVjaY ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children
 
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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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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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ZELA meets artisanal miners
 
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The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association on Tuesday met with artisanal gold miners in Harare to address issues of transparency and accountability in the gold industry. Plaxedes Sibanda reports...
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Zimbabwe's relief after the EU lifted the ban on mining
 
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President Robert Mugabe's government has received a boost after the European Union announced that it has cleared the country's Marange diamonds. A diplomat says the EU has begun the process of delisting the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, ZMDC from a sanctions list
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Zimbabwe to enter lithium market with $1.4bn mine | MINING.com
 
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Zimbabwe to enter lithium market with $1.4bn mine | MINING.com. Cecilia Jamasmie | Feb. 6, 2018, 8:55 AM | | Zimbabwe’s mining industry, until now based mostly on platinum and diamonds, will soon count lithium as one of its key sub-sectors, as the country has struck a deal with an South African junior company whose project is expected to generate revenue of $1.4 billion over eight years. Speaking on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, Zimbabwe’s new Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando, said his office had identified Pros...
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RioZim closes 3 mines over forex crisis
 
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RioZim closes 3 mines over forex crisis. RIOZIM has pleaded for government intervention after it suspended operations of its major mines due ... #RioZim #closes #3 #mines #over #forex #crisis
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Zimbabwe law targets foreign businesses
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Zimbabwe is moving ahead with a new "indigenisation" law, known as the National Community Trust, which will force foreign companies to hand 51 per cent of shares to black Zimbabweans. Impala Platinum, a South African-owned company, has already agreed to turn over a 10 per cent of its stake in its Zimbabwean Zimplats operation. In September the government threatened to take away the company's licence to mine the world's second largest platinum reserves. More companies are expected to follow but some fear that the law is a plan to help strengthen President Robert Mugabe's hold on the country ahead of possible elections in 2012. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Selous, Zimbabwe. 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
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Zimbabwe's new Mines Minister says he plans to reorganise the mining sector
 
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Walter Chidakwa was talking to reporters after President Robert Mugabe swore in his new cabinet yesterday. For now the cabinet ministers pledge a cautious approach to policies as Zimbabwe tries to woo foreign investment to revive its economy.
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Zimbabwe Government to take over diamond mining firms
 
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Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, says the government will take over all diamond mining operations, claiming that existing mining companies had quote, "robbed the country of its wealth". His statement comes a week after a directive by the Mines Ministry last week stopping all mining in the Marange diamond fields.
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Mugabe signs new Zimbabwe constitution into law
 
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President Robert Mugabe signed Zimbabwe's new constitution into law on Wednesday, clearing the path to crucial elections later this year. Duration: 01:00
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Relax 51/49 requirement on diamond, platinum mines, urges Zimbabwe’s mining chamber - The Source
 
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Relax 51/49 requirement on diamond, platinum mines, urges Zimbabwe’s mining chamber - The Source. HARARE, May 31 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s mining chamber has asked the government to allow majority ownership by foreign investors in diamond and platinum mines, a move it says will unlock more investment for the capital intensive sector. In March this year, the southern African country changed its empowerment law to limit majority ownership by state entities to only diamond and platinum mines and not the entire mining sector as in previous version of the legislation. The Indigenisation and Econo... Get Free Subscribe Here: - https://goo.gl/QrjDRC Website: https://goo.gl/UasZwB Twitter: - https://goo.gl/WdWB1i Plus: - https://goo.gl/4viMNi Thanks For Watching. Don't forget LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE.
Zim News: Zhombe gold turf war ends in tragedy
 
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Zim News: Zhombe gold turf war ends in tragedy. BY Stephen Chadenga Police have launched a manhunt for eight Zhombe gold panners who stabbed two fellow miners leaving one dead and another battling for his life following a fight over a gold claim. Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko said the suspects led by Denis Moyo and his brothers were on a revenge mission over mining at an undisclosed mine when they attacked the rival group leaving Leo Ncube dead and his colleague Prince Makonza seriously injured. “The incident oc...
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Press Conference: Battlefields Mine Disaster and Gold Capitalism in Zimbabwe
 
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The People and Earth Solidarity Law Network (PESLawyers), conducted a Press Conference and release of its report concerning the Battlefields Gold Mines Disaster. Report available at http://peslawyers.org/release-of-report-gold-capitalism-and-disaster-preparedness-in-zimbabwe-a-preliminary-critical-report-on-the-battlefields-mines-disaster-2019/
UNKI MINE VISITORS INDUCTION OUR VISION p2
 
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Part 3 of The Unki Mine Visitors Induction series. This segment introduces the visitor to Vision of the Mine. Unki Mine is an underground mine located in the center part of Zimbabwe in Gweru, Midlands Province. Unki represents one of the largest platinum reserves in Zimbabwe having estimated reserves of 34 million oz of platinum. The mine produces around 64,000 oz of platinum/year. This video was created by Liezl from Blue Orange Productions. [email protected]
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Caledonia looks to buy out partners as Zimbabwe liberalises mining
 
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Caledonia looks to buy out partners as Zimbabwe liberalises mining Zimbabwe-based gold miner Caledonia is looking to buy out its local partners as it capitalises on a liberalisation of the laws governing the mining sector. Aim-listed Caledonia is “actively engaged” w...
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Zimbabwe to relax its labour laws
 
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Zimbabwe is to relax its labour laws to make it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. The country's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says companies are being forced to go into liquidation because its cheaper than downsizing. He says that the formal sector now employs just 500 000 people, a tenth of the total job market.
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