• South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News 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...

    published: 28 Mar 2014
  • Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

    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 ...

    published: 30 May 2012
  • GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

    published: 28 Sep 2014
  • Miners Refuse To Leave Illegal Mine

    published: 17 Feb 2014
  • Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

    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 «« Was...

    published: 26 Apr 2016
  • Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

    Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • The Golden Underworld -SEG2

    22 March 2017 - Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners or thieves, most Zama-Zama’s have their own security.

    published: 22 Mar 2017
  • WATCH: Illegal miners trapped in Langlaate

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    published: 12 Sep 2016
  • TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

    For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 17 Jan 2016
  • illegal gold diggers

    A short documentary about illegal gold mining in Durban Deep, Roodepoort area. What's left of it is now rubble. Hundreds of illegal gold miners come down here in search of gold. As risky as this maybe, this is where their hope for bread and sustainability of life lies.

    published: 26 Oct 2012
  • Ukraine's illegal miners see Russia as chance to escape hole

    The Donbas region is Ukraine's industrial heartland, but since the collapse of the Soviet Union the coal mining industry has fallen on hard times and dangerous illegal mines have sprung up to replace closing state pits. Duration: 02:28

    published: 20 Mar 2014
  • Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

    Click for more: http://to.pbs.org/uIvJkW In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world\'s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.

    published: 08 Nov 2011
  • Underground the Zama Zama mine

    The new mining Minister's in-tray --- is likely to be FULL. Key issues - juggling the threat of thousands of job losses & dealing with the R5 billion challenge of illegal mining. SABC reporter Chriselda Lewis & cameraman Sbu Mthembu spent some time underground with Zama Zama's and filed this report. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline

    published: 23 Sep 2015
  • Inside Story - Nigeria's illegal miners

    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? Ho...

    published: 19 Jun 2010
  • Safety of illegal miners remains serious problem in South Africa

    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...

    published: 28 Sep 2016
  • Chinese illegal miners Arrested and Charged By Court

    published: 25 Apr 2017
South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

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  • Updated: 28 Mar 2014
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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News 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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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

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  • Updated: 30 May 2012
  • views: 2409
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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 mindanaoexaminer@gmail.com Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao Examiner, Al Jacinto, Short Film, Illegal Mining
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GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

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  • Updated: 28 Sep 2014
  • views: 13519
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Miners Refuse To Leave Illegal Mine

Miners Refuse To Leave Illegal Mine

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  • Updated: 17 Feb 2014
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Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

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  • Updated: 26 Apr 2016
  • views: 703
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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 CityTime Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los AngelesCharter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite NationwideDISH TV - Channel 279
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Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2016
  • views: 553
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Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
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The Golden Underworld -SEG2

The Golden Underworld -SEG2

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  • Duration: 9:38
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2017
  • views: 1995
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22 March 2017 - Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners or thieves, most Zama-Zama’s have their own security.
https://wn.com/The_Golden_Underworld_Seg2
WATCH: Illegal miners trapped in Langlaate

WATCH: Illegal miners trapped in Langlaate

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  • Updated: 12 Sep 2016
  • views: 14222
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TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

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  • Updated: 17 Jan 2016
  • views: 4225
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For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
https://wn.com/Techknow_Gold_At_Any_Cost_Illegal_Mining_In_Peru
illegal gold diggers

illegal gold diggers

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  • Updated: 26 Oct 2012
  • views: 3326
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A short documentary about illegal gold mining in Durban Deep, Roodepoort area. What's left of it is now rubble. Hundreds of illegal gold miners come down here in search of gold. As risky as this maybe, this is where their hope for bread and sustainability of life lies.
https://wn.com/Illegal_Gold_Diggers
Ukraine's illegal miners see Russia as chance to escape hole

Ukraine's illegal miners see Russia as chance to escape hole

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  • Updated: 20 Mar 2014
  • views: 1365
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The Donbas region is Ukraine's industrial heartland, but since the collapse of the Soviet Union the coal mining industry has fallen on hard times and dangerous illegal mines have sprung up to replace closing state pits. Duration: 02:28
https://wn.com/Ukraine's_Illegal_Miners_See_Russia_As_Chance_To_Escape_Hole
Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

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  • Updated: 08 Nov 2011
  • views: 6854
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Click for more: http://to.pbs.org/uIvJkW In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world\'s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.
https://wn.com/Gold_Lures_Illegal_Miners_To_Peru's_Rainforests
Underground the Zama Zama mine

Underground the Zama Zama mine

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  • Duration: 1:39
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2015
  • views: 4485
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The new mining Minister's in-tray --- is likely to be FULL. Key issues - juggling the threat of thousands of job losses & dealing with the R5 billion challenge of illegal mining. SABC reporter Chriselda Lewis & cameraman Sbu Mthembu spent some time underground with Zama Zama's and filed this report. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
https://wn.com/Underground_The_Zama_Zama_Mine
Inside Story - Nigeria's illegal miners

Inside Story - Nigeria's illegal miners

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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2010
  • views: 4004
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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
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Safety of illegal miners remains serious problem in South Africa

Safety of illegal miners remains serious problem in South Africa

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  • Updated: 28 Sep 2016
  • views: 115
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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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Chinese illegal miners Arrested and Charged By Court

Chinese illegal miners Arrested and Charged By Court

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  • Updated: 25 Apr 2017
  • views: 1419
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