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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
 
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Poisoned By The Gold Rush
 
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Gold is quickly becoming the new cocaine in Colombia. The precious metal is now the currency of choice for individuals and groups engaging in illicit trade in the South American country. That's because unlike cocaine, it's perfectly legal to carry gold, and unlike money, it's virtually untraceable. But there are some major side-effects of Colombia's new gold rush that locals are curiously quiet about: erectile dysfunction and brain damage. VICE News correspondent Monica Villamizar travelled to the Antioquia, Colombia, a hotbed of illegal gold mining, to investigate an unprecedented surge in impotence and neurological problems that experts are attributing to mercury, an essential gold-digging element. Watch "Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division” - http://bit.ly/1zYdmRq Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News 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/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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State Police Interrupt a Gold Mining Operation in Oregon!
 
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Our mining claim neighbors called the Cops! People living on the other side of the river where our mining claim is and not liking our mining, called the cops. It appears our neighbors just did not want their liberal utopia disturbed so they call the cops to harass us. The police were very cool as I knew one of them from checking our permits on another river couple months earlier and an Oregon DEQ meeting he showed up at. The rude lady yells to at from other side of river "you need a permit to do that"...we had them of course. She also told cops we were disrespecful and rude to her...which was totally false. She made up her own narrative about what was happening to justify her being annoyed. Liberal tactic # 3, change the narrative or just plain lie! This is the short version of the video, filmed on the Applegate River in Oregon while we were LEGALLY GOLD MINING! In the video, it is a continuous video, shot on my GoPro camera that I was wearing on my head. The video shows me mining and moving around with no editing to show what actually goes on while mining. Then my buddy is helping me move rocks while I'm using a sub-surface dredge...then the cops show up , and I tell him is where the action starts. UPDATE Jan 1st, 2015: In response to some of the comments saying we are uneducated, rednecks and other stuff...the guys in the video are as follows. One is a millionaire CPA, another a self employed business owner, two others are also self employed and owns a body shop and the other an internet marketer and freelance videographer, and lastly one is the son of the CPA guy and currently in college. Oregon Mining Law: Next time this happens, I will ask the State Police to cite the offending people who disrupt our mining operation based on this Oregon Mining Law: "ORS 517.133 Interfering with a mining operation. (1) As used in this section, "lawful mining operation" means any small scale mining operation that is in full compliance with state and federal laws. (2) A person commits the crime of interfering with a mining operation if the person intentionally: (a) Interferes with a lawful mining operation; or (b) Stops, or causes to be stopped, a lawful mining operation. (3) Interfering with a mining operation is a Class C misdemeanor. [1999 c.354 §6]" Here is the GoPro camera I was using: http://amzn.to/19yYus6
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legal small scale mining near tarkwa, ghana
 
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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business
 
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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How Soldiers C@ught Chinese Galamsey In Ghana   YouTube
 
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I had a discussion the other day with a person whose understanding of social realities is normally quite profound. But he shocked he when he told me that he thought the Government's approach to the galamsey problem was wrong. “You've got to invest in the people doing it!” he said. “You've got to incentivise them to move from galamsey into land reclamation plus reafforestation,” he said. “But it was concern for the unemployed that started the problem in the first place,” I explained. “In 1989, the PNDC passed a law that was intended to empower “Small-scale Miners” to undertake mining, under licence from the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, so that the practice of allowing only large companies to benefit from our mineral resources would end.” “Yes, I am aware of that. . .” he interjected. “Well, what the lawmakers of the the time did not anticipate fully was the nature of the gold trade itself or the character of the ordinary Ghanaian. Whereas the law-makes thought of enabling the “small-scale” or artisanal miner to earn a “decent living”, some Ghanaians merely saw the passing of the law as a means of earning a “cheapliving.” You got a licence; bought a few implements; and you went into the bush to look for gold – especially in areas where disused ancient mines (known in Twi as nkomena) indicated the presence of gold.” “But the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources was supposed to take the licences to Parliament for ratification? Before they could be used?” “Precisely! The Ministry and the Lands Commission neglected to perform their responsibilities under the law! Up to today, the Lands Commission has NOT said a word about its failure to take “small-scale” mining licences to Parliament for ratification! "Yet the requirement amounts to no less than a CONSTITUTIONAL order!! That's what I mean by the character of the Ghanaian. The Constitution-writers realised that mining licences could be abused, and so put in that provision to give future law-makers a chance of approving or disapproving of what the civil servants in the Land Commission and the Ministry would have done. They, as Ghanaians, realised only too well that corruption could creep in, to make a nonsense of such a well-intended measure!” “It has turned out to be more than a nonsense? It's now a national disaster?” “Absolutely! Instead of using the licences themselves, the licence-owners (most of whom obtained their licences not because they had any desire to operate as miners nor because they had a record of being good businessmen, but because they were the footsoldiers of politicians)....” “Jobs for the boys?” “A classic example! That's why, if you look at the issue clearly, you will find that the leaders of the small-scale miners are always threatening the NPP Government with political action. They will demonstrate! They will not vote for Nana Addo! They want Operation Vanguard disbanded right now! And so on.” “Meanwhile?” “The small-scale miners had all found it easier to cash in on their licences by becoming the agents of Chinese and Ghanaian businessmen, who possessed the capital to import excavators and bulldozers and the mercury and cyanide ussed in gold-winning”. “Dangerous stuff? And yet people are still pretending -- despite the evidence to the contrary -- that galamsey is “small-scale mining?” “Yep! The stupidity of some members of Ghana's political class is beyond imagination. If a Western mining company so much as spilt ten ounces of poisonous chemicals into any of our water-bodies, we would take the matter to the United Nations Security Council, no less. People would march! Some would shout: “coupd'etat!” But because galamsey is being carried out by Ghanaians in collaboration with some citizens from a 'friendly' country, China, they excuse it.” “Yes; they endlessly parrot the phrase “galamseyers must be allowed to earn a living”! “Yie! Yie! Yie! Yie! What sort of country is this?” “Hmm! It is a country where some people demand to be allowed to destroy the drinking water of others, in order that they should 'be able to earn a living!'” “Have you heard the like of it before anywhere?” “In the Philippines, if you are merely caught with drugs, they shoot you without bothering to take you to court!” “Singapore recently hanged a Ghanaian caught with amphetamines – not even the more notorious drugs such as heroin or cocaine.!” “And in China, where our most destructive galamsey equipment comes from, if you're caught polluting water with industrial waste... anywater, not just drinking water....” “God help you!” “Yes! Let me quote you a report from China:
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How a young german director documented illegal gold mining in ghana
 
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All videos about Nina: http://bit.ly/BBNaija-2018-Nina All videos about Cee-c: http://bit.ly/BBNaija-2018-Cee-C All videos about BBNaija 2018: http://bit.ly/bb-naija-2018 How a young german director documented illegal gold mining in ghana Deutsche Welle sat down with the upandcoming filmmaker Johannes Preuss, who has been honored with a student Oscar for his film, Galamsay, about the illegal gold mining trade in Ghana. DW What is the meaning behind the title Galamsey? Johannes Preuss The word comes from Ghanaian Pidgin and combines the words for gather and sell. Thats how people in Ghana refer to this illegal gold mining. Its an umbrella term for smallscale mining. As a student in Germany, how were you made aware of the subject o...
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Indonesians flock to illegal gold mines - 25 Jul 09
 
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Poor people in Indonesia have been flocking to the island of Lombok, where they are finding gold, and it is transforming their lives. They are breaking the law but some have been able to earn more money in a day than they had in a year as farmers or labourers. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen discovers that there are serious risks to the Lombok gold rush.
Views: 4948 Al Jazeera English
Ghana activists campaign over effects of illegal mining [The Morning Call]
 
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It started with Ghana’s minister for lands and natural resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, who gave an ultimatum to illegal miners known as galamseys in Ghana to stop their activities or be prepared to face the full force of the law.… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/04/04/ghana-activists-campaign-over-effects-of-illegal-mining-the-morning-call Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Govt to enforce illegal mining law -  Prof. F. Boateng - 3/3/2017
 
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News -The illegal gold fuelling gang battles in South Africa
 
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The South African city of Johannesburg was built on enormous gold reef. Today, many of the mines have closed, but criminal gangs continue to work the disused and abandoned tunnels. It is dangerous and often deadly, and as well as digging in the disused mines, heavily armed gangs also steal gold from the remaining working shafts. The decline of the gold mining sector, unemployment, illegal migration, and poverty have all contributed to the growth of this criminal activity. ★Subscribe to the News YouTube channel by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG81l00V3yiL5WRs3tcCzjQ?sub_confirmation=1 ★Please Like, share and comment my video! Thank you very much!
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3 Illegal Miners Arrested At Nweneso, Pump Action Gun Retrieved
 
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3 Illegal Miners Arrested At Nweneso, Pump Action Gun Retrieved
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Galamsey miners demands regulation
 
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Artisanal Mining Operators within the catchment of Tarkwa, a major mining area in Ghana, have appealed to government to mainstream their activities to solve the problem of unemployment as well as support the livelihood needs of many poor families. Viasat One News’ Takoradi Video Journalist, Kwesi Agyei Annim reports from artisanal mining sites in Tarkwa, where many unemployed youths get their daily bread. This is Efua-Nta in Tarkwa where artisanal mining is thriving. These Chinese-made hammer milling washing machines, popularly called Changfa, have become the game changer in separating gold from ordinary waste. One Changfa machine employs over 10 workers and there are over 20 of such machines in this area of artisanal mining operations. Men have always dominated mining, but over here, women are not left out of the business as they provide crucial supporting role.
Views: 113 Akwasi Agyei Annim
Galamsey Operations in Kyebi Area  part  3
 
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In my previous article on illegal mining in Ghana, I focused on how foreigners especially Chinese have “bought” the local leaders to rob our nation of its resources and pride. Within some weeks after I wrote on the topic, the security officials and the government took a stern look at the practice and caused the arrest and deportation of many foreigners who were involved in mining without a license to operate. During a visit to commission a water project at Kyebi last year, President Mahama remarked, “…excuse me to say, Akyem Abuakwa has turned into the headquarters of galamsey in Ghana. I came here by air and if you see how the land is being destroyed, it saddens me.” The President later apologized on this statement. I strongly believe the Presidents apology was not necessary as it was and is a statement of fact. As a New Year dawns 2016, I decided to visit some of the towns and Villages specifically Afiasa and Apapam in the Kyebi Area in the Eastern region of Ghana. My expectations had been a reduced case of the destructions and menace of illegal mining activities in the region. It turned out ironically that “aluta continua”. Local men and women were busily excavating land and destroying forest and cocoa farms in search of Gold dusts. I do not intend to discuss the effects of illegal mining in this article but to urge us all to take responsibility of our environment because our natural resources is all we have. Gold and all minerals in Ghana are precious and need to be mined to support our weakly economic. Of course we cannot sit on Gold and diamond to east sand. Note that in Ghana we are blessed with the prospect of minerals on every part of our land. The question however is that shall we overcome the cost of extraction and damage to the environment on mining in particular place in a particular manner? Simply, is such illegal mining profitable when you consider the damage to the environment? Kofi Bonsu (actual name withheld) who works as a supervisor for a sponsor to a Galamsey operations remarked “Are you thinking of filling back land and planting trees? No way have you just taken your Gold and leave.” It is clear that there is no such thing as mining license and EPA Permits in their dictionary. This is how the Galamsey operations affect our natural resources. The Minerals Commission offers license to qualified and responsible mining companies in order to control and guide the operations of mining in the country. It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring. It is clear that the Mineral Commission is defunct in monitoring the activities of mining operations in Ghana. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Security Services of the country have their due responsibilities. What ought we to do as individuals. We all have a duty to protect our natural resources. If you have any complaints or suspicious of any mining activity undertaken in your community, Immediately inform the authorities or the Mineral Commissions on hotlines: 030 2771318, 030 2779823.
small scale mining in ghana
 
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Government extends ban on small-scale mining
 
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►SUBSCRIBE for more videos: https://youtube.com/TheGBCghana Government has extended the ban on small-scale mining for another three months, with immediate effect. This is to bring sanity into the sector, ahead of the implementation of the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project in 2018, and help restore the quality of water bodies in the country. An initial assessment, since the first moratorium, shows that only 15 per cent of the set target has been met. WEBSITE - https://www.gbcghana.com Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/thegbcghana Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gbcghana
Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers
 
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Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
Views: 12260 Frederick Koen
South Sudan attempts to strike gold
 
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In South Sudan's east, a new mining law is slowly coming into effect that could change the war-ravaged new nation's fortunes and wean the government off a 98% reliance on oil. The country is bracing itself to attract large companies to dig up vast mineral reserves, including in Nanakanak in Eastern Equatoria state, where the gold rush has already struck. Duration: 01:52.
Views: 2768 AFP news agency
Galamsey The Real Stories As Told By Workers On The Field
 
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Small scale miners (galamsey) speak their mind on the current state of their trade. Pleading with Ghana's gov't not to destroy their trade.
Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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The Toxic Mining Law
 
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While everyone is distracted by a certain orange presidential candidate, a river turned orange in Colorado. The Animas River disaster happened when contractors working for the EPA accidentally released a toxic stew from an old abandoned gold mine. Before we go and dismantle the EPA and eliminate government entirely, let’s take a look at why the deadly mining waste was there in the first place. You can see more at http://www.MarkFiore.com. Stay up-to-date with the latest animation! http://tinyurl.com/fiore-update Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/markfiore or on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/fiore-fb And of course, there's an iPhone app! http://tinyurl.com/newstoons
Views: 1261 Mark Fiore
Ghana arrests Chinese suspects in illegal mining crackdown
 
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Well while Chinese money is welcome. It looks like - in certain circumstances - some workers are not. At least 125 Chinese nationals involved in small-scale gold mining in Ghana are being held in custody by the country's immigration authorities. They were arrested for a breach of Ghanaian law, prohibiting foreigners from small-scale mining. The BBC's Akwasi Sarpong reports.
Views: 6698 BBC News Africa
Galamsey Operations in Kyebi Area  part  2
 
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In my previous article on illegal mining in Ghana, I focused on how foreigners especially Chinese have “bought” the local leaders to rob our nation of its resources and pride. Within some weeks after I wrote on the topic, the security officials and the government took a stern look at the practice and caused the arrest and deportation of many foreigners who were involved in mining without a license to operate. During a visit to commission a water project at Kyebi last year, President Mahama remarked, “…excuse me to say, Akyem Abuakwa has turned into the headquarters of galamsey in Ghana. I came here by air and if you see how the land is being destroyed, it saddens me.” The President later apologized on this statement. I strongly believe the Presidents apology was not necessary as it was and is a statement of fact. As a New Year dawns 2016, I decided to visit some of the towns and Villages specifically Afiasa and Apapam in the Kyebi Area in the Eastern region of Ghana. My expectations had been a reduced case of the destructions and menace of illegal mining activities in the region. It turned out ironically that “aluta continua”. Local men and women were busily excavating land and destroying forest and cocoa farms in search of Gold dusts. I do not intend to discuss the effects of illegal mining in this article but to urge us all to take responsibility of our environment because our natural resources is all we have. Gold and all minerals in Ghana are precious and need to be mined to support our weakly economic. Of course we cannot sit on Gold and diamond to east sand. Note that in Ghana we are blessed with the prospect of minerals on every part of our land. The question however is that shall we overcome the cost of extraction and damage to the environment on mining in particular place in a particular manner? Simply, is such illegal mining profitable when you consider the damage to the environment? Kofi Bonsu (actual name withheld) who works as a supervisor for a sponsor to a Galamsey operations remarked “Are you thinking of filling back land and planting trees? No way have you just taken your Gold and leave.” It is clear that there is no such thing as mining license and EPA Permits in their dictionary. This is how the Galamsey operations affect our natural resources. The Minerals Commission offers license to qualified and responsible mining companies in order to control and guide the operations of mining in the country. It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring. It is clear that the Mineral Commission is defunct in monitoring the activities of mining operations in Ghana. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Security Services of the country have their due responsibilities. What ought we to do as individuals. We all have a duty to protect our natural resources. If you have any complaints or suspicious of any mining activity undertaken in your community, Immediately inform the authorities or the Mineral Commissions on hotlines: 030 2771318, 030 2779823.
Africa Gold Mining (2)
 
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Gold mining in Ghana, Africa. Shining Star Ghana Ltd.
Views: 492 Rafik Papalian
GALAMSEY NATION WRECKERS
 
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This shows the destruction caused by illegal gold miners in Ghana, they are known as galamseyers. Rivers have been polluted, forest cover is being lost and land is degraded. This aerial video shows the threats posed by these illegal miners to the environment.
Views: 1125 Edem Srem
Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement
 
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Illegal mining operations in South Africa
Views: 844 Frederick Koen
Gold mine deaths
 
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Three gold miners in rosterman area in kakamega have died after water from a nearby river flooded the mine. Three others escaped with injuries and are currently being treated at the kakamega provincial general hospital.
Views: 1681 KTN News Kenya
(AHOMKA TV) NO LAW CAN STOP GALAMSEY IN GHANA- ILAPI GHANA
 
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Speaking with Mr Peter Bismark Kwofie of ILAPI GHANA
Views: 386 Ahomka TV
Ghana’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2014
 
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Ghana is rich in natural resources such as gold, industrial diamonds, bauxite and manganese. The country’s economic stability is highly dependent on mineral resources. The mining industry is regulated by Minerals and Mining Act 2006, and is under the management of the Ministry of Land and Resources and Environment Protection Agency. The Minerals Commission is equally involved in the coordination and implementation of mining policy. Ghana’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H2 2014 report outlines Ghana's governing bodies, laws, licenses, mining rights and key fiscal terms which includes royalty, corporate income tax, depreciation, gift tax, rent tax, capital gains tax, loss carry forward, withholding tax and VAT.
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Galamsey Operations in Kyebi Area
 
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In my previous article on illegal mining in Ghana, I focused on how foreigners especially Chinese have “bought” the local leaders to rob our nation of its resources and pride. Within some weeks after I wrote on the topic, the security officials and the government took a stern look at the practice and caused the arrest and deportation of many foreigners who were involved in mining without a license to operate. During a visit to commission a water project at Kyebi last year, President Mahama remarked, “…excuse me to say, Akyem Abuakwa has turned into the headquarters of galamsey in Ghana. I came here by air and if you see how the land is being destroyed, it saddens me.” The President later apologized on this statement. I strongly believe the Presidents apology was not necessary as it was and is a statement of fact. As a New Year dawns 2016, I decided to visit some of the towns and Villages specifically Afiasa and Apapam in the Kyebi Area in the Eastern region of Ghana. My expectations had been a reduced case of the destructions and menace of illegal mining activities in the region. It turned out ironically that “aluta continua”. Local men and women were busily excavating land and destroying forest and cocoa farms in search of Gold dusts. I do not intend to discuss the effects of illegal mining in this article but to urge us all to take responsibility of our environment because our natural resources is all we have. Gold and all minerals in Ghana are precious and need to be mined to support our weakly economic. Of course we cannot sit on Gold and diamond to east sand. Note that in Ghana we are blessed with the prospect of minerals on every part of our land. The question however is that shall we overcome the cost of extraction and damage to the environment on mining in particular place in a particular manner? Simply, is such illegal mining profitable when you consider the damage to the environment? Kofi Bonsu (actual name withheld) who works as a supervisor for a sponsor to a Galamsey operations remarked “Are you thinking of filling back land and planting trees? No way have you just taken your Gold and leave.” It is clear that there is no such thing as mining license and EPA Permits in their dictionary. This is how the Galamsey operations affect our natural resources. The Minerals Commission offers license to qualified and responsible mining companies in order to control and guide the operations of mining in the country. It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring. It is clear that the Mineral Commission is defunct in monitoring the activities of mining operations in Ghana. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Security Services of the country have their due responsibilities. What ought we to do as individuals. We all have a duty to protect our natural resources. If you have any complaints or suspicious of any mining activity undertaken in your community, Immediately inform the authorities or the Mineral Commissions on hotlines: 030 2771318, 030 2779823.
Galamsey Operations in Kyebi Area  part  4
 
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In my previous article on illegal mining in Ghana, I focused on how foreigners especially Chinese have “bought” the local leaders to rob our nation of its resources and pride. Within some weeks after I wrote on the topic, the security officials and the government took a stern look at the practice and caused the arrest and deportation of many foreigners who were involved in mining without a license to operate. During a visit to commission a water project at Kyebi last year, President Mahama remarked, “…excuse me to say, Akyem Abuakwa has turned into the headquarters of galamsey in Ghana. I came here by air and if you see how the land is being destroyed, it saddens me.” The President later apologized on this statement. I strongly believe the Presidents apology was not necessary as it was and is a statement of fact. As a New Year dawns 2016, I decided to visit some of the towns and Villages specifically Afiasa and Apapam in the Kyebi Area in the Eastern region of Ghana. My expectations had been a reduced case of the destructions and menace of illegal mining activities in the region. It turned out ironically that “aluta continua”. Local men and women were busily excavating land and destroying forest and cocoa farms in search of Gold dusts. I do not intend to discuss the effects of illegal mining in this article but to urge us all to take responsibility of our environment because our natural resources is all we have. Gold and all minerals in Ghana are precious and need to be mined to support our weakly economic. Of course we cannot sit on Gold and diamond to east sand. Note that in Ghana we are blessed with the prospect of minerals on every part of our land. The question however is that shall we overcome the cost of extraction and damage to the environment on mining in particular place in a particular manner? Simply, is such illegal mining profitable when you consider the damage to the environment? Kofi Bonsu (actual name withheld) who works as a supervisor for a sponsor to a Galamsey operations remarked “Are you thinking of filling back land and planting trees? No way have you just taken your Gold and leave.” It is clear that there is no such thing as mining license and EPA Permits in their dictionary. This is how the Galamsey operations affect our natural resources. The Minerals Commission offers license to qualified and responsible mining companies in order to control and guide the operations of mining in the country. It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring. It is clear that the Mineral Commission is defunct in monitoring the activities of mining operations in Ghana. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Security Services of the country have their due responsibilities. What ought we to do as individuals. We all have a duty to protect our natural resources. If you have any complaints or suspicious of any mining activity undertaken in your community, Immediately inform the authorities or the Mineral Commissions on hotlines: 030 2771318, 030 2779823.
CHILDREN IN ILLEGAL MINING IN RURAL GHANA
 
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Many children of school going age especially, in the Upper East region of Ghana, are not in school. Instead, they are engaged in illegal mining known in Ghana as "galamsey". Thankfully, following earlier reports on the matter, many of the mining sites no longer entertain children.
Views: 233 Abdul Moomen
Minerals Commission urged to follow business regulations
 
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Minerals Commission urged to follow business regulations
Views: 1986 UTV Ghana Online
How gold-diggers ruin their health
 
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I filmed this in Ghana in 2013. Between 2007 and then, a frenzied gold rush took place, spearheaded by thirsty, illegal Chinese immigrants. The type of gold mining they engaged in is called small-scale or alluvial mining, which by law is available only to Ghanaian citizens. The Ghana government expelled most of the illegal Chinese after a turbulent period. Meanwhile, the price of gold has plunged, and the allure has lost its luster. When small-scale miners find gold in usually tiny amounts, they amalgamate the gold with mercury, which is highly toxic. After the amalgamation, the mercury is burned off, exposing the miners to the dangerous fumes.
Views: 73 Kwei Quartey
illegal miners take over Obuasi mines site - 15/9/2016
 
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Lisa Goldman on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nigeria
 
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Lisa Goldman talks about artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Nigeria
President Akufo-Addo condemns involvement of foreigners in small-scale mining
 
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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his administration will not condone the involvement of foreigners in small-scale mining. This is because, that is a preserve of Ghanaians by right and law.
Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines
 
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Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may fail. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a dangerous venture undertaken by adults and kids.
Views: 251281 PBS NewsHour
Black Lives Matter – Exposing the Dangers of Artisanal Gold Mining in Mali
 
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Crowd Funding to End Child Slavery and Educate as to the Dangers of ‘Bling’ → http://news.massmediaseo.com/black-lives-matter-exposing-the-dangers-of-artisanal-gold-mining-in-mali/ → http://www.massmediaseo.com/staff/login Human Rights Watch has recently announced that 20,000 – 40,000 children are used as slave laborers in the artisanal gold mines of Mali. Repetitive injuries to the neck and spinal cord from lifting heavy loads in confined spaces and heavy exposure to toxic substances such as mercury often lead to early death. Many of the children have never attended school and receive little MONEY for the labor they endure, while young girls are often sexually exploited. Under international law, the government of Mali is required to protect these children from economic exploitation, trafficking and abuse. There is no evidence of these protections as the Malian government is one of the primary beneficiaries of artisanal mining. Film maker Moctar Menta, and producer of the independent film Gold of Dangers, perilously penetrated these child-slave communities and covertly obtained footage documenting the lives of these children. However because of the difficulty of concealing audio and video equipment, the footage he was able to gather was highly limited. Much to the chagrin of the Malian government, Mr. Menta has recently announced that he intends to return to the mines and expose the human rights abuses that these children endure daily in an effort bring awareness to the issue of modern day child slave labor. Gold accounts for 75% of all Malian exports and due to an unstable Euro, the demand is increasing as more child laborers arrive daily. Human Rights Watch has pleaded with the Malian government to “immediately take steps to end the use of mercury by child laborers”. It seems their pleas have fallen on deaf ears as conditions have only worsened in the more than 350 mining sites across Mali. Lack of access to education is one of the causes of child labor and artisanal mining. The net enrollment rate was 60.6% and only 56.3% of children completed primary school. Many children are born into these remote mining communities where there is no school infrastructure, these children have never seen a world outside of Mali’s dark and dirty mining industry. The communities that do offer access to education are expected to perform their labor in the mines as well as their scholastic responsibilities; most eventually abandon the schools as the exhaustion of a 10 hour day consumes a 10 year old body. Moctar Menta Name: Moctar Menta Email: [email protected] Phone: 415-957-9323 Address: San Francisco, CA Zipcode: 94087 Child Slavery Human Rights Moctar Menta child slave labor Lack of access to education → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_HMWCNS5p8
Views: 157 MassMediaSEO
Youth of Ayanfuri to demonstrate against mining company
 
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Youth of Ayanfuri to demonstrate against mining company
Views: 758 UTV Ghana Online
The Mafia Scam Swiping South Africa's Gold (1999)
 
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Gold Scandal (1999): The shocking story of how the Mafia are laundering money in Switzerland, and of how the banks are letting them get away with it. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The Mafia are ingeniously silver-plating their glimmering stash of South Africa's stolen gold. The disguise has allowed them to launder money in Swiss bank accounts. Investigations finger top Swiss Bank - UBS, and its subsidiary Metalor, who is the proven recipient of the 'odd gold'. So shouldn't Metalor have informed the authorities? Technically they've so far done nothing wrong under Swiss law. The banking empire has once again been able to profit from criminal activities. Will UBS continue to get away with its scandalous behaviour? For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/574/gold-scandal Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Sf Drs – Ref. 0574
Views: 40352 Journeyman Pictures
Campaign against illegal mining yielding fruitful results
 
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The Campaign against illegal mining is yielding some positive results, as the quality of some water bodies have improved. The turbidity of water at the Kyebi intake site where the Ghana Water Company Limited draws its water for treatment has dropped from 3,900 to 1,200 showing a decrease of 69.2%. This follows the drastic decline in the activities of illegal miners in the area. The East Akyem Municipal Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Mr. Honoree Ametepe said this when he visited the place to ascertain the current state of the river.
Safely Buy Real Estate Plots Land For Sale in Ghana Estates | Bitland Blockchain Registered Property
 
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http://www.bitlandglobal.com - Safely Buy Real Estate Plots Land For Sale in Ghana Estates Registered Property | Bitland Blockchain Do You Require a deed of property or perhaps genuine address? That is not necessarily very easy in Ghana (East-Africa) .. where as much as 90% of agricultural parts are undocumented. What's LAND REGISTRATION ? Land Registration may be the documenting of protection under the law and curiosity about territory as proof by instruments. Instruments or deeds that may be registered include leases, sub-leases, conveyances, assignments, mortgages, gifts, tenancy agreements probate and wills, letters of administration, vesting assets, statutory declarations, power attorney etc. with regards to land. Who's BITLAND ? Bitland aims to supply services to permit men and women and companies to review territory and track record deeds to the Blockchain computer registry, and thus making it possible for security and advancement. BITLAND Problem ! Bitland really wants to develop and enlarge their Blockchain structure in African nations to likely uncover vast amounts of money in unknown real estate rights. This can be a essential in the introduction of modern-day economical progression. BLOCKCHAIN ENROLLMENT Of The TERRAIN To take on deception along with other complications as a result of deficiencies in property registries, the Ghana-based non-profit Bitland works by using blockchain technologies to protect data. Bitland elevates the caliber of a Land title. HOW Do You Use It ? - Bitland goes to the land owner - Bitland interviews the property owner - Bitland investigates the land title - Bitland qualifies and will look at the property from the deed - Bitland will assess and chart the home (Latitude, Longtitude) - Bitland registers the land into a Blockchain database Do You Know The Advantages Of REGISTERING YOUR LAND 1. Bitland ensures certainty of the ownership from the land 2. Bitland establishes your rights and interests within the land 3. Bitland protects your rights and interests within the land, promoting security 4. Bitland renders land title records condonable in the court 5. Bitland lowers property litigation 6. Bitland allows you access credit facilities 7. Bitland allows you purchase the land 8. Bitland allows you develop land market and much more Advantages Of BLOCKCHAIN REGISTRATION Of The LAND Bitland utilizes electronic advancement to produce clear, unfalsifiable Property Title documents in Ghana (over the land-title that's from the Ghana Administration Land Commission. WHY EXTRA BITLAND BLOCKCHAIN REGISTRATION ? Without Bitland Blockchain Protection persons can claim property and may mistakenly obtain govt assistance. WHO SHOULD CONTACT BITLAND ? 1. Property corporations in Ghana 2. Mining firms in Ghana 3. Insurance providers in Ghana 4. Oil firms in Ghana 5. Construction firms in Ghana 6. Investment corporations in Ghana 7. Private Land masters in Ghana 8. Cacao handling firms in Ghana 9. precious metal mining firms in Ghana 10. and many more .. - Source: http://goo.gl/gytj5X Land Title Registration. "The Ghanaian Experience": - https://goo.gl/FwvOBX Land-Title Procedure in Ghana Explained (flowchart) -http://i.imgur.com/7gSDYke.png Investors losing huge money to poor land administration in Ghana: - http://goo.gl/W1zlgJ VISIT: http://www.bitlandglobal.com CALL: +233246255577 EMAIL: [email protected] PERSON: mr. Narigamba Mwinsuubo FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/narigamba FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/realestatela... GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109196501... GOOGLE COLLECTION: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collectio... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/realestateghana YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5cpe... CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM-m... REAL ESTATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnJKI... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5cpeB9iLxg #GHANA #REALESTATE #BITLAND #LANDTITLE #LEGAL #ARCHITECTS #GOLDMINING #CACOA #CACAO #FARMERS #WondaWorld
Illegal mining in S Africa draws migrants
 
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South Africa is one of the world's largest producers of gold and other precious metals. But alongside the legal mining industry is an illegal one, where jobless young migrants put their lives at risk to try to put food on the table. Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Benoni, outside Johannesburg.
Views: 851 Al Jazeera English
Illegal miner progress at Obuasi ‘frustratingly slow’ – AngloGold
 
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The occupation by Illegal miners part of the Obuasi, gold mine in Ghana is slowing the feasibility work AngloGold Ashanti is undertaking for the modernisation of the troubled Ghana operation. Obuasi’s first half of 2016 has been dominated by the incursion of illegal miners on to the operating area, despite extensive engagements with the authorities at all levels to re-establish law and order.
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The Inception of Ashanti Gold
 
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Tim McCutcheon, CEO & Director, chats with Gwen Preston, The Resource Maven, to share how the company was formed from his background in investment banking and how they came to choose projects in Ghana & Mali. Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented on in this video and the information incorporated by reference within, constitutes “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Ashanti Gold Corp. (“the Company”). All statements, except for statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that management of the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including such things as future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), business strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of the business and operations, plans and references to the future success of the Company, and such other matters, are forward looking statements. Often, but not always, forward looking information can be identified by words such as “pro forma”, “plans”, “expects”, “may”, “should”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “potential” or variations of such words including negative variations thereof, and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results that may, could, would, might or will occur or be taken or achieved. Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors include, among others, operating and technical difficulties in connection with mining development, actual results of exploration activities, estimation or realization of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, the costs and timing of the development of new deposits, the availability of a sufficient supply of water and other materials, requirements for additional capital, future prices of metal, changes in general economic conditions, changes in the financial markets and in the demand and market price for commodities, possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates, possible failures of plants, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting mining operations, hedging practices, currency fluctuations, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage and the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, environmental issues and liabilities, risks related to joint venture operations, risks related to the integration of acquisitions, as well as risks and uncertainties discussed in the latest Management Discussion and Analysis Reports and Financial Statements (refer to the Financial Section on the Company’s website under Investors, and company filings on www.sedar.com). Shareholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking information in this video or incorporated by reference within, except as otherwise required by law. Historical Data: The historical estimates of resources at Anumso and Kossanto East were developed by Goldplat PLC and Alecto Minerals PLC respectively; the Company has been advised that such estimates are compliant with JORC rules of disclosure and are considered relevant by the Company, however the Company has not independently verified such data, the Company’s qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources, the Company is not treating the historical estimates as current mineral resources, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance thereon.
Views: 122 Ashanti Gold
Ban on Galamsey - The Pulse on JoyNews (27-4-18)
 
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13 illegal miners at Duori in Upper West arrested
Views: 187 MyJoyOnline TV