• Inside a South African gold mine

    Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades. Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process

    published: 16 Aug 2013
  • Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • 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
  • GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

    Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visi...

    published: 02 Sep 2016
  • South African police gun down striking miners

    WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE At least 30 people have been killed after police opened fire on striking platinum miners at the Marikana mine north west of Johannesburg, one of the bloodiest police operations since apartheid ended in South Africa. Police were sent to intervene after thousands of miners, seen here armed with clubs and machetes, gathered to protest outside the Lonmin-owned platinum mine. The reasons why police opened fire on the strikers remains unclear, but eyewitness reports suggest the shooting took place after a group of demonstrators rushed at a line of police officers. According to a journalist at the scene, officers had first used water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse the crowd. The shootings are the climax to several days of violent pro...

    published: 17 Aug 2012
  • South Africa's mining crisis

    Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent protests - we reveal the appalling conditions in the country's illegal mines. .

    published: 03 Mar 2013
  • Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

    Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

    #sciencechannel #discoverychannel #Engineering #bigbiggerbiggest #builditbigger #ExtremeEngineering #megastructures #RiodeJaneiroPowerGrid #KuwaitsAlHamraTower #SouthAfricasMponengGoldMine #SanFranciscoBayBridge #GotthardBaseTunnel #SingaporeSkyPark Discovery Channel - Build It Bigger South African Gold Mine (2010) Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine. South Africa's economy depends on gold, but recently, productivity has plummeted. Now, Mponeng is fighting back by digging deeper than man has ever gone, towards an untapped gold reef worth $10 billion. Setting a new depth record every day, workers blast through super-heated rock nearly 3 miles down, in the most remote and dangerous construction site on the planet.

    published: 09 Oct 2016
  • Diamond mining South Africa

    Charley Boorman: Africa adventure

    published: 12 Jul 2013
  • Open pit mining Brakfontein South Africa

    published: 25 Jun 2014
Inside a South African gold mine

Inside a South African gold mine

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Friday marks a year since 34 miners were shot dead by police in the South African town of Marikana in a dispute over wages. Mine unions say there has been little improvement since then. South Africa's economy has long been driven by mining but production has dropped over the decades. Mark Lowen was given rare access into a gold mine to see what conditions are like and to follow the mining process
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Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

Niemcor Chrome Mining South Africa

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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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GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA & HISTORY OF GOLD MINING 42994

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Visions of Gold” is a short color film on “Gold! The thread from which we weave our dreams! The key to stability!” Produced by South African film maker Emil Nofal in the mid-1960s, the film opens with rows of gold bars as the narrator Joe Stewardson explains how (in1 885) itinerant prospectors George Walker, along with George Harrison, stumbled on surface outcrops of gold-rich conglomerate on an old farm near the Witwatersrand basin —land that is now near the center of Johannesburg. (Both men quickly sold their claims for the equivalent of a few hundred dollars. Today, the gold fields in the region are worth billions.) From across the world, prospectors descended on South Africa in search of gold, as we see throngs of prospectors and opportunists starting at mark 02:45. Spurred on by visions of wealth, the fortune hunters eventually thought they had taken all the gold that was there, we are told. But at mark 06:10, Stewardson explains that more inventive prospectors at the turn of the 20th century found ways to dig deeper into the Earth in search of gold. The worldwide economic depression of the 1930s, we learn at mark 07:00, unraveled the fabric of prosperity. “The spinners of dreams all over the world now wore the dark cloth of despair.” Only the fantasy of gold remained, with South African workers eventually mining more than two miles into the ground in search of gold, as the camera plummets down a mine shaft. By mark 09:20, we see men maneuvering through tunnels and drilling into the Earth in search of deposits, and later watch as men turn the fruits of those labors into glistening gold bars. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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South African police gun down striking miners

South African police gun down striking miners

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WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE At least 30 people have been killed after police opened fire on striking platinum miners at the Marikana mine north west of Johannesburg, one of the bloodiest police operations since apartheid ended in South Africa. Police were sent to intervene after thousands of miners, seen here armed with clubs and machetes, gathered to protest outside the Lonmin-owned platinum mine. The reasons why police opened fire on the strikers remains unclear, but eyewitness reports suggest the shooting took place after a group of demonstrators rushed at a line of police officers. According to a journalist at the scene, officers had first used water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to disperse the crowd. The shootings are the climax to several days of violent protests. 10 people had already been killed in other clashes in the mining town. The Mine, owned by the world's third largest platinum producer Lonmin, has been at the centre of a violent pay dispute after workers demanded a pay increase to 12,500 rand, or £976 a month. The London based company had earlier warned striking miners that they would lose their jobs if they did not return to work. The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has said the was 'shocked and dismayed at this senseless violence'. Helen Zille, leader of opposition party the Democratic Alliance, has called for an independent investigation into the shootings. Written by Alfred Joyner
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South Africa's mining crisis

South Africa's mining crisis

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Amid the strikes, the job cuts and the violent protests - we reveal the appalling conditions in the country's illegal mines. .
https://wn.com/South_Africa's_Mining_Crisis
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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Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

Discovery Channel-South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger [FullHD]

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#sciencechannel #discoverychannel #Engineering #bigbiggerbiggest #builditbigger #ExtremeEngineering #megastructures #RiodeJaneiroPowerGrid #KuwaitsAlHamraTower #SouthAfricasMponengGoldMine #SanFranciscoBayBridge #GotthardBaseTunnel #SingaporeSkyPark Discovery Channel - Build It Bigger South African Gold Mine (2010) Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine. South Africa's economy depends on gold, but recently, productivity has plummeted. Now, Mponeng is fighting back by digging deeper than man has ever gone, towards an untapped gold reef worth $10 billion. Setting a new depth record every day, workers blast through super-heated rock nearly 3 miles down, in the most remote and dangerous construction site on the planet.
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Diamond mining South Africa

Diamond mining South Africa

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Open pit mining Brakfontein South Africa

Open pit mining Brakfontein South Africa

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