• Short Summary

    The best known doctor in the black Johannesburgh township of Soweto, Dr. Motlana, has warned?

  • Description

    The best known doctor in the black Johannesburgh township of Soweto, Dr. Motlana, has warned that unless blacks in the area obtain self local government there will be another outbreak of rioting amongst students in the district. Dr. Motlana is head of what is known as the Committees of Ten which was set up by Soweto's leading citizens in an effort to force the government to hand over control of the townships vital services......such as housing, health, transport and education....... to locally elected black leaders. So far the government has refused to grant authority to local leaders for the operation of such services but Dr. Motlana has said that the white officials who administer the township can not keep control for much longer.

    SYNOPSIS: The doctor recently voiced his opinions at a press conference in Soweto. As well as being one of Soweto's leaders he is also becoming one of the best known black politicians in South Africa. Dr. Motlana has said that it will cost more than three thousand million pounds to make Soweto into a modern city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16UCP7W4ZM5HAJARNYEGLP6OY
    Media URN:
    VLVA16UCP7W4ZM5HAJARNYEGLP6OY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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