At Gold Reef City Theme Park, you can descend down a 220m Gold Mine shaft with a guided underground tour, also watch a 12.5kg gold pour.
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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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Gold Reef City is a mining town which is now a theme park and tourist attraction in Johannesburg. We went down the gold mine with our gold digger guide Mark... ooo spooky! It was actually one of the most interesting experiences on my whole South Africa trip. I've hardly edited this video because I wanted to put everything here so you wouldn't miss out on anything :) http://yaiyasmin.com http://twitter.com/yaiyasmin
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South Africa's TauTona mine, real life alchemy, and Halicephalobus Mephisto. Footage from the 2012 documentary, "Down to the Earth's Core". We have travelled into space and looked deep into the universe's depths, but the world beneath our feet remains unexplored and unseen. Now, that's about to change. For the first time in one epic unbroken shot, we embark on an impossible mission - using spectacular computer generated imagery to smash through three thousand miles of solid rock, and venture from our world into the underworld and on to the core of the Earth itself. It's a journey fraught with danger. One thousand feet down we find ourselves inside one of the planet's most volatile places - the San Andreas Fault. Caught between two huge rock slabs, we watch as stress builds and then releases. It unleashes an earthquake and blasts us on towards rivers of molten rock, explosive volcanoes, tears in the Earth's crust and giant tornadoes of liquid metal. But for every danger, there are wonders beyond imagination. Four hundred feet below the surface, a three hundred million year old fossilized forest, with every leaf and every piece of bark perfectly preserved. At one thousand feet down we enter a cave of giant crystals, glistening in deadly 122 degree heat. More than two miles underground we find buried treasure - gold and gems. Deeper still there are valuable resources - salt, oil, coal and iron. And over one hundred miles down we see the sparkling beauty of diamonds. As we descend we piece together our planet's extraordinary story. We rewind time to discover how prehistoric forests became modern-day fuel. 1700 feet down a layer of rock reveals the extraordinary story of the dinosaurs' cataclysmic death. We watch stalactites form and gold grow before our eyes. The deeper we travel into the underworld the more we understand our world above the surface. A bigger picture takes shape - a cycle of destruction and creation, driven by the core that sustains our dynamic planet and makes the Earth the only planet with life in a seemingly lifeless universe. Until, finally, three thousand miles down, we reach the core. Inside it lie the secrets of life as we know it - the magnetic force field that protects life on Earth from the sun's deadly rays, the ancient heat source that keeps our planet alive. Down to the Earth's Core brings the latest science together with breathtaking computer generated imagery. The result is an unmissable journey into an extraordinary world - full of dangers, wonders and secrets. And it's all down there, beneath our feet, right now waiting to be discovered.
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Everything you want to know about South Africa you will find in this channel! Gold Reef City is an amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971, the park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels. There are many attractions at Gold Reef City, including water rides, roller coasters and the famous Gold Reef City Casino. The live shows of Idols South Africa are filmed live in the "Hippodrome", a large auditorium based in the park. Gold Reef City is located to the south of the Central Business District off of the M1. It is also the site of the Apartheid Museum.
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A journey underground at one of South Africa's oldest gold mines in the Barberton area, Mpumalanga Province. Filmed using a GoPro, the video shows the numerous and typical stages involved in the journey to the rock face on the underground mining level, final depth from surface approx 2 Km !
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English/Nat Rescue workers have started the grim task of lifting the bodies of at least 100 men killed in a gold mine accident in South Africa. They died on Wednesday when a locomotive plunged onto an elevator cage carrying workers on the night shift at the mine in Orkney. 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. The elevator cable snapped and the cage fell to the bottom of the shaft - 2-thousand-3-hundred meters below the surface - where it was squashed to half its normal size by the weight of the locomotive. SOUNDBITE: "These two vehicles plunging down the shaft caught up with the cage, hit it with such intensity that the rope detached from the cage and the cage, fully loaded fell some 450 meters down the shaft to the bottom." SUPERCAPTION: Dick Fisher, Regional general manager President Nelson Mandela expressed shock at the accident. SOUNDBITE: "Apart from regretting the incident, I think we should suspend any firm comment until all the facts have been fully put before us." SUPERCAPTION: Nelson Mandela, South African President Union leaders called for an independent investigation, including foreign experts, to determine the cause. SOUNDBITE: The pointers already are very clear that there was gross negligence...It is a requirement that when a shift is hoisted there must be no loco in the shaft area." SUPERCAPTION: Mantege Kwete, National Union of Mineworkers Officials are saying it looks like human error caused the accident since the locomotive went through a safety barrier. South Africa is the leading gold producer and has some of the deepest mines in the world. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/67cfe585c2ef97b650e68ba71cd4a53f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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The new mining Minister's in-tray --- is likely to be FULL. Key issues - juggling the threat of thousands of job losses & dealing with the R5 billion challenge of illegal mining. SABC reporter Chriselda Lewis & cameraman Sbu Mthembu spent some time underground with Zama Zama's and filed this report. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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An educational film from the 1940s about mining in Johannesburg, South Africa. To purchase a clean DVD of this film for personal home use or educational use contact us at [email protected] To license footage from this film for commercial use visit: www.travelfilmarchive.com
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Gold Reef City is a Theme Park in Johannesburg -South Africa- with an entertainment program on various topics. In the center is the former Crown Gold Mine, one of the deepest gold mines in the world. Until 1982 about 1400 tons of gold have been produced from up to 4.2 km depth. Today, visitors can descend into a 240 m deep shaft with a guided tour. Besides historic locomotives and wagons with safes for gold, a number of old machines often from German manufacturers, such as printing presses or minting machines, can be visited. In the dry continental climate of Johannesburg, these machines had been preserved for decades. Dance performances of different groups in historical outfits entertain the visitors. Children have the opportunity to pan for gold. Also white-water rides and roller coasters serve the pastime. The highlight is the pouring of gold bars in the gold-digger museum. In the video you see how a 12.5-kg gold bar is poured. Anyone, who can raise a tapered gold bars horizontally with one hand, can take the gold bar along. However up to now nobody has succeeded! .......... please read more: https://blog.myvideomedia.com Gold Reef City ist ein Freizeitpark in Johannesburg, Südafrika, der zu verschiedenen Themenbereiche ein Unterhaltungsangebot zur Verfügung stellt. Im Zentrum steht die ehemalige Crown Gold Mine, eine der tiefsten Goldminen der Welt. In bis zu 4,2 km Tiefe wurden bis 1982 ca. 1400 Tonnen Gold gefördert. Heute können Besucher in einer geführten Tour ca. 240 m in die Tiefe fahren. Neben historischen Lokomotiven und Tresorwagons sind eine Reihe alter Maschinen, oft aus deutscher Fertigung, wie Druckereimaschinen oder Münzprägemaschinen zu besichtigen. Im trockenen Kontinentalklima von Johannesburg konnten diese Maschinen über Jahrzehnte konserviert werden. Tanzeinlagen unterschiedlicher Gruppen in historischen Kostümen lockern das Angebot auf. Kindern wird die Möglichkeit zum Goldwaschen geboten. Auch Wildwasserfahrten und Achterbahnen dienen dem Zeitvertreib. Höhepunkt ist das Gießen von Goldbarren im Goldgräber-Museum. Im Video sehen Sie wie ein 12,5kg schwerer Goldbarren gegossen wird. Wer einen konischen Goldbarren waagrecht mit einer Hand heben kann, darf diesen auch mitnehmen. Es ist bisher aber noch niemandem gelungen! ........... Weitere Infos im Reisevideoblog: https://blog.myvideomedia.com
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Already the deepest place on Earth, South Africa's Mponeng gold mine is setting new depth records daily, to reach a $10 billion reef. Nearly 3 miles down, workers brave 150-degree temperatures and frequent earthquakes, to save the country's economy.
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Documentary 2016 - South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger - Documentary Discovery Channel Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, . It is impossible to know the exact date that humans first began to mine gold, but some of the oldest known gold artifacts were found in the Varna Necropolis in . Documentary 2016 - South Africa's Mponeng Gold Mine-Build it Bigger - Documentary Discovery Channel Travel to the deepest place on Earth, Johannesburg, sciencechannel #discoverychannel #Engineering #bigbiggerbiggest #builditbigger #ExtremeEngineering #megastructures #RiodeJaneiroPowerGrid .
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Mark tells us about the process of making gold, in Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yaiyasmin1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Yaiyasmin Instagram: http://instagram.com/yaiyasmin Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yaiyasmin
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Johannesburg, South Africa. Various shots of a mine pit in South Africa. Various shots of the people working inside the mine, most black South Africans. They are seen drilling, pulling wagons, filling wagons etc. Various shots of the wagons travelling along corridors inside the mine, lift coming down, miners in lift going down, etc. Various shots of the powerful turbine like machines at work. Long shot of neatly lined up miners cabins from the hill. FILM ID:3333.08 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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A clip of a trip into a working gold mine - showing the process - journey down the shaft, digging out the gold, pouring the gold and stacks of gold bars. Part of a collection of archive of South Africa - 1960's - 1990's including images of life, landscapes, sport, wildlife, city scapes,
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Johannesburg, South Africa. Gold is one of the most desired metals. Johannesburg is a stronghold regarding gold mining. L/S of Johannesburg, L/S from a high angle of modern tower blocks in the city. L/S of people walking down the street. M/S of a stone mason lifting a block. L/S of a tall modern building. L/S of a lady looking at a flower stall, C/U of a man lifting a bouquet of roses out from the stall. Various shots of parks in Johannesburg, one has an ornamental statue of Springboks jumping over a pool. Various views of the huge gold slag heaps including a C/U. M/S of the interior of a gold mine with various shots of miners drilling. C/U of another miner scraping the side of the mine. M/S of two miners wheeling a big truck, M/S of black and white miners shovelling stone into it. M/S of a miner driving a truck. L/S of the mine at Blyvooruitzicht. M/S of the wheels turning, M/S as the truck is pulled up the rails. C/U of a miner watching. C/U of the wheel, M/S as the stone is poured onto a conveyor belt, M/S as it comes out. L/S of the site with the trains going up and down, a miner is stood in the foreground looking at it. M/S of a man putting the gold in a furnace to be smelted. M/S of a crucible full of smelted gold as it is removed from the furnace, it is held in very long tongs. M/S of the man removing it, he is wearing a protective hood. L/S as two men pour the gold from the crucible into ingot moulds. M/S as one of the men lifts his mask and wipes his face. M/S of the gold as it is poured into the mould, various shots of the men pouring the gold in. C/U of the ingot moulds, one of them is cooling one is still steaming. M/S of a trolley full of gold ingots in a vault, two men wheel the trolley out, another man shuts the door after them. M/S as the ingots are loaded into the vault. C/U of the ingots as they are put in the vault. Exterior - L/S of Johannesburg, the camera pans across to show the whole city. FILM ID:165.14 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Toxic waste is endangering the lives of tens of thousands of South Africans. The waste is the result of a 19th century gold rush which brought wealth to some but which continues to bring hardship for many more. Kim Vinnell reports.
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http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/video/ When the banks are broken - a rush to gold is regarded as a safe bet for investors. Today prices jumped more than 4% on the latest shares meltdown. But as ever it comes at a cost.....and in this case a HUMAN cost. Sky's Emma Hurd reports from South Africa - the world's second biggest producer of the precious metal.
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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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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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Gold Reef City Tour, Johannesburg, South Africa. December 2009.
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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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Gold Reef City theme park - the best rides. #GoldReefCity is a theme park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Actually built on an old gold mine which closed in the 70's. It's themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. There is also a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels. There are many attractions at Gold Reef City, including water rides, roller coasters and the famous Gold Reef City Casino. Tracey loves toys like Fire engines, Spongebob, Playmobil and Ghostbusters PJMASKS and Paw Patrol. Subscribe and hit that bell so you never miss any of the fun. 🚒 VANCOUVER FIRE STATION CITY UNBOXING: https://youtu.be/AMyJDSWqki4 SPONGEBOB MINI PLAYSET UNBOXING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WFme... GHOSTBUSTERS TOY FUN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-MVjEQvFfw Try ToyBroadway for the best UK and US toy unboxings: https://www.youtube.com/user/ToyBroadway Take Care - Tracey MGTracey Limited. Company Number 10100201. Business and Brand Inquiries: [email protected] © 2018 MGTracey Ltd - Fun and Educational Videos for Kids
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(30 Mar 1980) Footage of Vaal Reefs gold mine in Klerksdorp, South Africa. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/65a061e455266e4b175ede89ec04cbb0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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In South Africa, the 19th century gold rush that built Johannesburg left behind many abandoned mines. Despite many accidents, people still enter them searching for what little gold that remains. The problem has become so serious that South Africa's department of mineral resources is taking action. We get more from Emilie Iob in Johannesburg.
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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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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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CCTV's Guy Henderson reports on the Witwartersrand gold reef looking at the growth of an illegal trade fuelled by high prices.
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Beginning at the site of worlds greatest cataclysm, which created the natural landscape and geology of the Reef, Johnny Clegg follows that elusive thread of gold, and the manmade landscape it has created in its wake, to discover the diverse ways in which artists have imagined and responded to it. On his journey Johnny meets artists Marcus Neustetter, Willem Boshoff, Sam Nhlengethwa, David Goldblatt, Hugh Masekela and Jo Ractliffe. He also ventures down the worlds deepest gold mine; samples age-old distilled beverages, and revisits memories of his childhood growing up on the reef.
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http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-00a0-9cd8-59bd?ytv2=1 - Created at TripWow by TravelPod Attractions (a TripAdvisor™ company) Gold Reef City Johannesburg Interactive gold-mining experiences are the highlight of this theme park, which also contains the standard thrill rides and games. Read more at: http://www.travelpod.com/ad/Gold_Reef_City-Johannesburg Travel blogs from Gold Reef City: - "... Only a few sights are recommended: the Apartheid museum, Soweto, the Gold Reef City casino and theme park, and the malls of Sandton ..." - "... World's Deepest Pub on a day tour down the mine (thanks to my Dad for alerting me about this) - Whizzing around Gold Reef City to get as much done as possible - Seeing 'Gum Boot Dancing' - World of Beer tour - Apartheid ..." - "... I've been to the local theme park Gold Reef city, wich has some awsome rides just like alton towers ..." - "... We then walked across the parking lot to the Gold Reef City, a theme park about the gold rush days in Johannesburg, and took the heritage tour, Jozi's Story of Gold ..." - "... " The most interesting part of Gold Reef City is going down a shaft to see the old gold mine ..." - "... I did a tour of Johannesburg / Soweto / Gold Reef City (Entertainment complex / Old mine) today ..." Read these blogs and more at: http://www.travelpod.com/ad/Gold_Reef_City-Johannesburg#blog_content Photos from: - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa - Pretoria, South Africa Photos in this video: - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 10" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 5" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 4" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 3" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 2" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Gold Mine Tour 1" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "_Gold Reef City heritage tour" by Pachi from a blog titled "Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City" - "Gold Reef City: Minstrel Band 7" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Minstrel Band 6" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Minstrel Band 5" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Gold Reef City: Minstrel Band 4" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!" - "Anaconda ride Gold Reef City" by Wanderinstar from a blog titled "south african safari" - "Gold Reef City" by Richsarasloper from a blog titled "Jo'berg" - "Gold Reef City" by Garriepowers from a blog titled "Christmas in Benoni - Charlize Theron's home town!"
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More than 200 miners have been trapped in an abandoned gold shaft east of Johannesburg, South Africa, an emergency services spokesman has said. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Werner Vermaak, said that emergency personnnel do not know they the miners were phycially injured. But some of them said they were dehydrated.
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