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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Transformation of South Africa's mining industry continues to pose a challenge to authorities, with Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi having recently released the final mining charter report. The report found that only 6.3% of South African mining rights holders comply with the requirements of the Mining Charter. Major stakeholders within the sector including the Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers attended, while AMCU boycotted the gathering. While Minister Ramatlhodi has announced that a sub-committee would be established to help curb retrenchments, AMCU is reported to be seeking a monthly wage of R12 500 in the gold mining sector, where workers are currently earning around R6 000 per month. But, how much can be said to be a decent wage for mineworkers? 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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South Africa is open for investment that was the message South Africa's Mines Minister delivered to delegates at the 'Investing in Africa Mining Indaba', taking place in Cape Town. The annual gathering has attracted over 7,000 delegates from across the world. South Africa has been facing a number of challenges in the sector but the minister says that these are being tackled as the government affects change. CCTV's Sumitra Nydoo reports
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The South African Mining Industry experienced the lowest ever fatalities and injuries on record in 2014. The Department of Mineral Resources released mining Health and Safety figures today. They show that major gold and platinum mines are the biggest contributors to injuries and deaths in the industry. 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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Africa's biggest gold miner, AngloGold Ashanti, is planning to retrench eight-thousand-500 mine workers as part of its restructuring of its South African business. The world's third largest gold miner has started talks with unions to cut its workforce by a third as some gold mines have reached the end of their economic lives. The mining industry has been bleeding jobs since 2012. According to Stats SA, almost 50,000 jobs were lost between 2012 to 2015, mostly in the gold and platinum sectors. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Two ex-SAR 19D steam locomotives carry copper-nickel ore from two shafts to the BCL smelter. Occasionally, they also haul coal trains brought to an exchange yard by the Botswana National Railway. They can be regarded as the last service steam trains of Africa.
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Jacques Erasmus, Head of South Africa Mining at KPMG speaks to the challanges facing the mining industry at the 2015 Mining Indaba. Read more on http://www.kpmg.com/Africa/en/IssuesAndInsights/Articles-Publications/2015-Mining-Indaba/Pages/default.aspx
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Gold's precipitous decline in past months has shaken the industry, prompting operators to cut costs and go to cash. Of all the producers, none have suffered more than those in South Africa.
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Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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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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President Jacob Zuma says urgent intervention is needed to save South Africa's mining industry. He's holding a high level meeting with mine bosses and all mining trade unions to discuss progress in bringing about lasting stability and sustainability in the mining sector. President Zuma says the meeting takes place under very difficult conditions. 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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Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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English/Nat International gold sales recently plunged the price of the precious metal to a 22-year low. Despite protests from all quarters the sales are set to continue leaving the future of tens of thousands of South African miners hanging in the balance. This week South Africa's second largest gold miner, Gold Fields Ltd, announced that a strike against retrenchments at one of its mines may spread to other sites. When Britain sold 25 tons of gold recently, it set the price plummeting and some of South Africa's less profitable mines were forced to give notice of lay offs. Britain is scheduled to sell another 100 tons of gold by the end of this year. Recent protests by both South African mine companies and mineworkers unions appear to have fallen on deaf ears. The South African National Union of Mineworkers warned that if the gold price remains below 260 dollars an ounce, it would mean that 80-thousand gold miners would lose their jobs.. It's estimated that each miner supports another 10 people, so this loss could affect around 800-thousand South Africans livelihoods. Joe Funga has worked at the West Driefontein Mine for 17 years. A member of the mainly white Mineworkers Union, he has already made enquiries about his union's programme for laid off miners. Like other miners who live in company houses, Funga only pays 1.70 dollars a month to live in his house with his wife and two children. And if his job goes, so does his home. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I'm not feeling very happy about it because the whole issue is, what do you call it, got an effect on our families and got an effect on the people in the shafts, from a miner to an omsetter (fitter and turner) and the artisans as well." SUPER CAPTION: Joe Funga, Gold Miner Funga starts work at 4a-m where he is in charge of three gangs of about 10 miners each. For them the mine's tunnels are their world and they've long accepted the inhospitable conditions. It also provides them with a livelihood in a country wracked by unemployment. For at least eight hours a day Funga joins his colleagues and descends 800 metres under the earth where they retrieve the rock that produces gold. Since July 15th workers at another mine in the Free State province workers have downed tools and brought production to a complete halt. They are protesting the imminent laying off of 600 workers. Next week a neighbouring mine, Beatrix may also join the strike in support of its colleagues. For another Gold Mine it seems that it's already too late. E-R-P-M east of Johannesburg, is set to close and 5-thousand workers will lose their jobs. Back at Crown Mine one of Funga's workmates, Sabata Moeane is a member of the mainly black National Union of Mineworkers. Recently he's also been investigating alternative employment possibilities should he be laid off. The National Union of Mineworkers is suggesting ways of laid-off miners becoming self-employed should they lose their jobs. With South Africa's high rate of unemployment, it may be the only solution for people like Moeane and Funga. Moeane has been working on the mine for ten years and lives near the mine site with his wife and four children, also in a company house. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I think at this point in time we are really in a catastrophic position because the gold price has declined tremendously and that can cost our jobs." SUPER CAPTION: Sabata Moeane, Gold Miner Miners such as Joe Funga and Sabata Moeane can only hope that their jobs will survive the the current Gold crisis. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f3e34884df50feeb26c6dcf9e589131b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies. The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary Subscribe to the Guardian HERE: http://bitly.com/UvkFpD Afua Hirsch reports on Ghana's gold rush in a film that discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry. She sees for herself that, for the many locals who chance losing life and limb for a piece of the same pie, the risks are rarely worth it, and explores where the responsibility for regulating this industry lies.
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South Africa's once mighty mining sector is struggling under the weight of falling commodity prices, labour pressure for higher wages, and a tough international investment environment. Industry leaders have gathered in Johannesburg to thrash out strategies to stimulate the ailing sector.
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Despite the challenges it faces, the South African mining industry still has the potential to contribute to creating jobs and addressing socio-economic ills. That's the word from the conference on sustainable mining underway in Johannesburg. Speakers have called for policy clarity to attract investment and strengthen the beneficiation of minerals.
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Facts regarding training and development in the South African gold industry.
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(15 Aug 2012) STORYLINE Hundreds of striking South African mine workers, who had gathered on a rocky cliff near their platinum mine, began singing war songs on Wednesday afternoon. Many brandished weapons such as pipes, clubs and machetes as they chanted and marched at a rocky outcropping within sight of a processing facility at the Lonmin PLC mine. Police and the military were at the scene but strikers said they had no quarrel with them. "We cannot afford to send our kids to school. All we want is money. Even though they have sent these police here, there is no point, because we are not fighting against anybody. All we want is money," said one mine worker, who refused to give his name. The unrest at the mine in Marikana, about 70 kilometres (40 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, began on Friday, when some 3,000 workers walked off the job over pay in what management described as an illegal strike. Those who tried to work on Saturday were attacked, according to management and the National Union of Mineworkers. On Sunday, the rage became deadly as a crowd killed two security guards there by setting their car ablaze, authorities said. By Monday, angry mobs had killed two other workers and overpowered police, killing two officers, officials said. Officers opened fire, killing three others, police said. On Tuesday the body of a middle-aged man who had been bludgeoned to death was found about 100 metres (yards) away from the miners. Police were investigating the crime, but the man appeared to be the 10th person killed at the Lonmin mine in unrest that is gripping South Africa's mining industry. Operations appeared to have come to a standstill as workers have stayed away from the mines, where 96 percent of all Lonmin's platinum production comes from. While Friday's walkout appeared to be about wages, the ensuing violence has been fuelled by the struggle between the dominant National Union of Mineworkers and the newer Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. Disputes between the two unions escalated into violence earlier this year at another mine. Both unions have blamed each other for the killings and attacks at the mine. South Africa is one of the world's dominant producers of platinum, gold and chromium, but miners long have faced low salaries and poor working conditions. Apartheid kept black African workers from more lucrative jobs offered to whites. Though the nation became truly democratic in the 1990s, the salaries of black miners remain low. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3e269f2d72de2e2087daa43af75a6316 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Chamber of Mines of South Africa on Wednesday revealed a strategic plan to get South Africa’s “great mining industry” back on the front foot. Speaking at the well-attended 125th annual general meeting (AGM) of the historic organisation, chamber president Mike Teke – who was re-elected for a second term with Harmony Gold CEO Graham Briggs and Impala Platinum executive director Andile Sangqu as his vice presidents – lifted the veil on a council-approved strategic plan aimed at doubling real investment in mining by 2030. (Also watch attached video produced by Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online).
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The National Union of Mineworkers, Women Structure embarked on a national march to the Chamber of Mines, Eskom and South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors today, to hand over a memorandum of grievances related to transformation and women empowerment at various workplaces. They argue that gender discrimination still prevails in the mining industry with women comprising a mere 10.9% of the entire workforce. To hear more about the march, we are now joined NUM Women's Structure National Secretary, Phumeza Mgengo For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Partner Peter Leon shares his views on the South African mining industry ahead of the 2014 Mining Indaba.
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Nhlamu Dlomu, Partner in Management Consulting- People and Change at KPMG South Africa speaks to the current state of the mining industry and the paradigm shift that needs to take place in leadership. Read more on http://www.kpmg.com/Africa/en/IssuesAndInsights/Articles-Publications/2015-Mining-Indaba/Pages/default.aspx
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Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about why South Africa's mining industry must embrace new blasting methods to save gold and platinum mines.
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BBC News More than 40 lawyers, representing hundreds of former and current mineworkers, have begun legal steps against South Africa's gold mining industry. They say the miners contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease, from years of working in the mines.
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2014 has been a tough year for the local mining industry and the economy in general. The slump in commodity prices globally continues unabated. The prices of oil, platinum, gold, iron ore and silver are spiralling downwards amid the continuing decline in global demand. This has serious implications for the South African economy which is still heavily dependent on mineral exports.
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In South Africa, We’ve noticed a number of global diversified players re-balancing their South African portfolios, providing new assets and opportunities for local players.
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The South African gold mining industry has been dealt another blow. The decision by the Federal Reserve in the United States to reduce its monetary stimulus, has resulted in the gold price falling below key technical levels, which are also regarded as the break-even point for most gold miners.
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The 21st annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba kicks off in Cape Town this week. 7000 delegates from African and International mining houses will be attending. Mining remains an important industry across Africa, however a slump in commodity prices, labour unrest and power shortages are eroding gains in this sector. South Africa has the largest mining industry on the continent but is struggling with a number of challenges. Sumitra Nydoo reports
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Conditions in South Africa’s underground mines pose serious health risks for mine workers and their families. The country’s mine workers have the highest rate of tuberculosis (TB) of any working population in the world, constituting a health emergency.
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English/Nat Rescue workers began the grim task of hoisting the bodies of gold miners killed in an accident Wednesday night in Orkney, South Africa. At least 100 miners are believed to have been killed in the disaster when a locomotive plunged onto a cage carrying workers on the night shift. Some of the dead are thought to be from neighbouring countries, including Mozambique. Bodies are being brought up from the mine shaft in Orkney, where some 100 gold miners plunged to their deaths after a train fell on top of their elevator. Miners watched in shock as rescue workers carried mangled bodies and pieces of bodies wrapped in wool blankets out of the mine. Witnesses at the scene said survivors seemed impossible, since the two-floor lift fell 1.4 miles (2 kms) below the surface. The accident at the mine happened at the end of the night shift when workers piled into the elevator for the long ride to the surface. In Midrand, African leaders met for the World Economic Summit. Mozambique lends many workers to South Africa's huge mining industry, and its leader commented on the disaster. SOUNDBITE: "Since the changes started taking place we have had good conversations with the Chamber of Mines in order to see to it that conditions of work are improved for our miners working in South Africa are improved." SUPERCAPTION: Joacquim Chissano, Mozambican President Officials are saying it looks like human error caused the accident since the locomotive went through a safety barrier. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4b9aeaf86fa4882c263ae34cfce0e5db Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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1. Opportunities inside Africa's Mining SectorUrbanisation and Industrialisation to Drive Regional Mining Sector Growth30th April, 2013Frost & Sullivan International is a Level 3 BBBEE ContributorJames Fungai MaposaProgramme ManagerMining – Africa 2. 2Functional Expertise? 6 years involvement in development counseling and statistical surveying, comprising of the review of more than 30 marketintelligence reports and 20 counseling engagements on a nation, territorial and worldwide scale. Specific ability in:- Research on South Africa's warmth exchanger, low voltage switchgear, valve & actuator, modern automation,welding and estimation and instrumentation item advertises Research on Sub-Saharan Africa's metals, minerals and mining commercial enterprises incorporating in-nation mining sectoranalyses and metal product creation and speculation pattern examinations Research on generation and venture patterns of Southern Africa's methodology businesses including the cementmanufacturing, mash and paper, sustenance and refreshment and chemicals and petrochemicals segments Commercial due ingenuity inside the retail, offices administration, mining and tough merchandise parts Growth and method counseling background on a segment, nation and local level on business sector penetration,market passage, item position, speculation and use pattern and income channel analysesIndustry Expertise? Experience base covering a wide scope of areas through the utilizing of long-standing, working relationshipswith officials' of driving business members An in number concentrate on South Africa's mechanical computerization, heat exchangers, welding and switchgear markets- Investment and use slants in Southern Africa's mining, mash & paper and nourishment & drink commercial enterprises Consulting engagements on robotization, mining and mining gear, transport, household appliance,facilities administration, framework and land industriesWhat I bring to the Team? Research aptitude on the mining, fabricating, mechanization, heat exchanger, welding & switchgear markets? Growth and technique counseling knowledge in the territories of mining, concrete, welding, warmth exchangers, automation,automotive, residential machines, land and offices administration sectorsCareer Highlights? Ran own drinks business in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) from 2006 to 2007? Started proficient profession with Frost and Sullivan in 2008 as a Research Analyst? Promotion to Industry Analyst in 2010, Senior Industry Analyst in 2011 and Team Leader in 2012Education? MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland (In progress)? MCom. College of Cape Town, South Africa (2010)James Fungai MaposaProgramme ManagerMining, Manufacturing &Industrial AutomationFrost & SullivanAfricaCape TownJames Fungai Maposa 3. 3Focus PointsFocus Point #Analyst life story 2Overview of key African mining nations 4Heat Map of key nations by area 5Key difficulties to working together in Africa 6Comparison of mining Investment destinations by locale 7Financing of mining interests in Africa 8African mining part development drivers 9Key development divisions by item, district, nation and organization 10Countries supporting Africa's mining division blast 11Overview of the Opportunities inside Africa's mining segment 12Key Takeaways 14Conclusions 15Contacts 19 4. 4Africa's mining part is a key supporter the continent'seconomic development and progressionKEY MINING COUNTRIES (AFRICA), 20131) Ghana (Gold, Bauxite)2) Niger (Uranium)3) Mali (Gold)4) Guinea (Iron Ore, Bauxite)5) Sierra Leone (Iron Ore, Diamonds)WEST AFRICA1. Egypt (Copper)NORTH AFRICA1. Tanzania (Gold, Diamonds, Tanzanite)EAST AFRICA1) South Africa (Platinum, Gold, Copper,Coal, Uranium & Diamonds)2) Zimbabwe (Platinum, Coal)3) Botswana (Coal, Diamonds)4) Namibia (Diamonds, Uranium)5) Mozambique (Coal, Aluminium)6) The DRC (Copper, Cobalt)7) Zambia (Copper)8) Angola (Diamonds)SOUTHERN AFRICAAfrica's digging industry is balanced for solid development through the following few years driven by:? the mainland's generally undiscovered asset base? a foreseen ascend in Asian (China and India) interest for vitality (coal and uranium), base (copper, iron-metal, nickel, zincand aluminum) and valuable (gold, platinum and precious stones) minerals
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Inside Ivory Coast's hidden gold rush takes a look at the gold mining industry in Ivory Coast. For a long time mining was seen as a dirty alternative to a more wholesome farming lifestyle. But some of the richest gold-mining potential in Africa is luring hundreds of thousands of Ivorians off the land and into the mines. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Read our Tumblr: http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6
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A series of violent strikes in recent years, a fall in commodity prices and mines having to dig deeper into depleted ore bodies to reach the metals are forcing South Africa's mining industry to rethink the way it does business
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Healthcare featured for the first time at the annual Mining Indaba taking place in South Africa. Mining companies have been urged to invest more in improving healthcare services in the communities they operate. The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa had a huge impact on mining operations in the region. Mining remains an important revenue stream for African economies. Sumitra Nydoo reports from Cape Town
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A special report on Resource Watch of the Mining Lekgotla 2014, a think-thank bringing together legislators, miners and unions. Resource Watch is joined by Khanyisile Kweyama, executive director, Anglo American in South Africa and Vice President of COMSA, Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Frans Baleni, general secretary of NUM.
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South African mining stakeholders agreed to work together in a fight against job losses in the mining industry and also to safe mines from economic downfall. This emerged at the end of the National Mining Consultative Forum on the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry convened by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday in Pretoria. Representatives from government, business and organised labour says they have recommitted to implement the Declaration signed on 31st August 2015 to save jobs and alleviate the impact of job losses in the mining industry. Addressing a media briefing held at the end of their meeting, the stakeholders emphasised on the need to strengthen the full functionality of Future Forums which have been formed to mitigate the negative impact of downscaling. Furthermore they also agreed on the need to expand economic opportunities in the labour sending areas, and to fast-track economic development and economic diversification projects in mining towns and labour sending areas. Although the meeting took place at a critical time when the global, local economy and the mining industry in particular are confronting major challenges; both role-players says the forum was fruitful, productive and successful in the quest for solutions to challenges facing the mining sector.
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Superdump: Toxic waste seeps into the environment from South African mine dumps. December 2009 For downloads and more information visit: http://journeyman.tv/59894/documentary-films-archive/superdump.html After 120 years of gold mining, the land and water on Gautengs far West Rand are some of the most polluted in the country. The mine dumps that dot the area west of Johannesburg have been identified as public health risks. One of the biggest problems is uranium seeping into the watercourses, turning the sediment both poisonous and radioactive. Ecologists, the community and the mines all agree that the mine dumps must go. But no-one can agree what to do with them. This edition of Special Assignment takes a look at community resistance against two proposals to reprocess the mine dumps and relocate the resulting waste. Communities are clashing with the mines over two proposed superdumps mega-mine dumps proposed for Fochville and Randfontein. Should these communities suffer for the health of the entire region? And what impact will these superdumps have on food security? SABC - Ref. 4564 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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CNBC Africa tracks the impact of the pre-election crisis in Burundi, update on the South African mining industry and the state of power generation in Nigeria.
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The South African mining industry’s delicate make-or-break phase has been outlined by some of the sector’s leading lights who make it clear that only give-and-gain will prevent it from losing colossal value.
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Gold Dust: Under Blaise Compaore's leadership, Burkina Faso's unregulated gold rush has had a devastating effect on mining conditions. This report digs deep into the industry, exposing the corruption beneath Compaore's ruling. Millions of people - including children as young as fourteen - mine in an unregulated industry for a few golden grams of hope. Marcel toils underground to support his family - but without the glittering rewards promised. “We all have hope, we hope to earn” he says, but "they rob us here...They treat the miner like an animal." 17-year old Soumaele has been mining for two years. His thin body can go to even deeper than the older men, to places where the air is impossible to breathe and the tunnels are likely to collapse. Gold promises a great deal, but in an anarchic industry, teacher Soungalo Hema fears for the future of children like Soumaele: "You try and save them", she says, "but a lot of the time it’s in vain. I ask myself 'what will happen to all of us?'" For similar stories, see: The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining Destroying India's Environment https://youtu.be/jEcA6jnaRek In Nicaragua Children Work in Quarries Instead of Going to School https://youtu.be/y35aStP7BHw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6750/gold-dust Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6750 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Date: 7 and 8 November 2014 Venue: Basler Afrika Bibliographien Conveners: Centre for African Studies Basel, Apartheid Debt and Reparations Campaign, Afrika Komitee, Solifonds Participants: Philip Frankel, Mascha Madörin, Lucy Koechlin (chair), Bishop Jo Seoka, Vama Jele, Barbara Müller (concluding remarks)
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South Africa's mining sector has some of the deepest mines in the world and its safety record is monitored closely by industry stakeholders. The department of mineral resources on Thursday released the latest health and safety data. According to the country's mineral resources Minister, 2015 saw the lowest ever fatalities recorded in the mining sector; 77 compared to 84 recorded in 2014.
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Retrenchments in the mining sector is South Africa have become a fact of life. The sector has lost thousands of jobs in the last decade and it appears that the trend is set to continue. Australian-listed South32 is latest to announce plans to cut 447 jobs at a South African manganese mine.. The National Union of Mine workers which is the country's largest mining labour body, is now calling on the mines ministry to "intervene to halt" and prevent the layoffs. Angelo Coppola reports on the unfolding situation in the sector.
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Rescue teams continued the search for a missing miner in South Africa on Thursday, after eight miners were killed in an underground fire triggered by an earthquake. South African Minister of Mineral Resources, Susan Shabangu, visited the Harmony "Shaft 1" mine in Doornkop to speak to crowds of miners as rescue efforts continued below ground. Patrice Motsepe, non-executive Chairman of Harmony Gold, described the incident as "a very said day for the industry" in a news conference in Doornkop. Shabangu, who recently attended an international mining conference (or Indaba) being held in Cape Town, said how unfortunate it was to experience such a tragedy at a time when South Africa is "making sure that we continue to give a positive story to the world when it comes to the mining industry." Smoke and a rockfall had hampered the search for survivors after a fire broke out 1.7 kilometres (one mile) underground at the Doornkop mine at around 6 pm (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, the Harmony Gold company said in a statement. The mine is 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Johannesburg. On Wednesday morning rescue teams located eight other miners who had sought refuge from the fire and brought all of them to the surface within several hours. On Thursday morning, Harmony announced the discovery of eight bodies. Graham Briggs, CEO of Harmony Gold, said that it would be "dangerous to just jump to a conclusion as to what the cause was" until South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources had finished their investigation. South Africa has some of the deepest mines in the world, raising concern about the safety of workers who could be more vulnerable to tremors and other dangers. The Doornkop mine shaft extends about two kilometres (1.2 miles) below ground. Harmony's deepest gold mines go to twice that depth, according to Harmony spokesman, James Duncan. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2dca9ff41e8958d7ecf3af6b9b10467c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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