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

    published: 28 Sep 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

    Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 27 Sep 2017
  • Ghana Army Ready To Fight Galamsey (Illegal Miners)

    Ghana Army Ready To Fight Galamsey (Illegal Miners) The President of Ghana Deploy 400 troops to Explore all The Areas of Illegal Miners In Ghana. For more Info Visit: www.myjoyonline.com.

    published: 02 Aug 2017
  • Illegal miners arrested

    In an ensuing shoot-out between the police and illegal miners, four of the miners were fatally shot and 18 others were arrested at an open field in Boksburg.

    published: 24 Nov 2017
  • Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining

    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.

    published: 17 Aug 2015
  • 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: 29 May 2012
  • Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

    Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • Ten illegal miners arrested at Dunkwa On-Offin

    ►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: http://youtube.com/TheGBCghana The National Small Scale Miners task force has arrested ten illegal miners, on the offin river, at Dunkwa-on-offin. The task force began their modus operandi in four communities; Mfantsiman, Abura, Biabengsu and Adaboe, all around the offin river. One hundred and fifty machines for illegal mining activities have been destroyed so far. WEBSITE - http://gbcghana.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/thegbcghana Facebook - http://facebook.com/gbcghana

    published: 09 Jan 2018
  • 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
  • Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

    At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://i...

    published: 17 Feb 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
  • Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

    Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining. Ama Boateng reports 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 our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 24 Jun 2014
  • 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 Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

    The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner and miners in countries such as Ghana increasingly rely on Chinese equipment and capital. But there are concerns that Chinese entrepreneurs are involved in illegal mining activities beyond the view of Ghana's regulatory regime, and locals say their share of the profits is shrinking. Foreign gold seekers are nothing new in Ghana, but a new wave of prospectors are now making their presence felt, this time from China. Ghana's laws say foreign companies are only allowed to work on large, open-pit operations. But campaigners say Chinese entrepreneurs are also illegally controlling small-scale operations behind the scenes, typically through a local intermediary. Ghana is Africa's second largest gold exporter. More than 100,000 Ghanaians wor...

    published: 14 Mar 2011
  • 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
  • Illegal miners remain trapped underground in Langlaagte

    published: 12 Sep 2016
  • Illegal miners are already damaging Amazon reserve, says Greenpeace

    A huge nature reserve in Brazil's Amazon rainforest that the government wants to open to foreign mining companies already suffers from illegal mining activity, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

    published: 20 Sep 2017
  • 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
  • Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

    Illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • 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
  • Zimbabwean illegal miners die in SA

    FOUR Zimbabwean illegal miners reportedly died on Tuesday after inhaling toxic fumes inside a disused mineshaft in South Africa’s Springs Township, 50km from Johannesburg.

    published: 30 Aug 2015
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

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

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

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The Golden Underworld -SEG2

The Golden Underworld -SEG2

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

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 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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Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

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Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Ghana Army Ready To Fight Galamsey (Illegal Miners)

Ghana Army Ready To Fight Galamsey (Illegal Miners)

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Ghana Army Ready To Fight Galamsey (Illegal Miners) The President of Ghana Deploy 400 troops to Explore all The Areas of Illegal Miners In Ghana. For more Info Visit: www.myjoyonline.com.
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Illegal miners arrested

Illegal miners arrested

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In an ensuing shoot-out between the police and illegal miners, four of the miners were fatally shot and 18 others were arrested at an open field in Boksburg.
https://wn.com/Illegal_Miners_Arrested
Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining

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.
https://wn.com/Indonesia's_Environment_Devastated_By_Illegal_Mining
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: 29 May 2012
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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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Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

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Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
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Ten illegal miners arrested at Dunkwa On-Offin

Ten illegal miners arrested at Dunkwa On-Offin

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►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: http://youtube.com/TheGBCghana The National Small Scale Miners task force has arrested ten illegal miners, on the offin river, at Dunkwa-on-offin. The task force began their modus operandi in four communities; Mfantsiman, Abura, Biabengsu and Adaboe, all around the offin river. One hundred and fifty machines for illegal mining activities have been destroyed so far. WEBSITE - http://gbcghana.com Twitter - http://twitter.com/thegbcghana Facebook - http://facebook.com/gbcghana
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Inside Story - Nigeria's illegal miners

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
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Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

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At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

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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.
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Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

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Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining. Ama Boateng reports 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 our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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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
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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/
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Illegal Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

Illegal Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

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The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner and miners in countries such as Ghana increasingly rely on Chinese equipment and capital. But there are concerns that Chinese entrepreneurs are involved in illegal mining activities beyond the view of Ghana's regulatory regime, and locals say their share of the profits is shrinking. Foreign gold seekers are nothing new in Ghana, but a new wave of prospectors are now making their presence felt, this time from China. Ghana's laws say foreign companies are only allowed to work on large, open-pit operations. But campaigners say Chinese entrepreneurs are also illegally controlling small-scale operations behind the scenes, typically through a local intermediary. Ghana is Africa's second largest gold exporter. More than 100,000 Ghanaians work in these small, dark mine shafts. Together they produce about 20 percent of the country's gold. The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner with two-way volume reaching $100-billion U.S. dollars in 2010. Some welcome the Chinese because they bring necessary capital and equipment. But some workers in Ghana's pits accuse Chinese entrepreneurs of increasing their share of local profits. [Joseph Ben, Former Illegal Miner]: "The Chinese people bring their equipment which makes the work easy for you and they know the work too, but when you are sick they don't pay your hospital bills you have to use your own money." Mr. Ben says he used to work in a Chinese run mine where he was paid 80 Ghana cedi, or about $50 U.S. dollars, per month. Now he's paid twice as much in a mine owned by Ghanaians. Last month the police arrested 25 Chinese miners said to be working illegally around the village of Wasa. The association of communities affected by mining says Chinese companies have built networks of local people, including miners, local chiefs and security agents, to give them cover for illegal mining. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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illegal gold diggers

illegal gold diggers

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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.
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Illegal miners remain trapped underground in Langlaagte

Illegal miners remain trapped underground in Langlaagte

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Illegal miners are already damaging Amazon reserve, says Greenpeace

Illegal miners are already damaging Amazon reserve, says Greenpeace

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A huge nature reserve in Brazil's Amazon rainforest that the government wants to open to foreign mining companies already suffers from illegal mining activity, Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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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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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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Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

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  • Updated: 11 Sep 2016
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Underground the Zama Zama mine

Underground the Zama Zama mine

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  • Updated: 23 Sep 2015
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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
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Zimbabwean illegal miners die in SA

Zimbabwean illegal miners die in SA

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  • Updated: 30 Aug 2015
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FOUR Zimbabwean illegal miners reportedly died on Tuesday after inhaling toxic fumes inside a disused mineshaft in South Africa’s Springs Township, 50km from Johannesburg.
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