Overshadowed by the grave racial crisis, the annual Union Exposition - South Africa's International Fair of Industry and Agriculture - opened to the public in Milner Park, Johannesburg, Apr. 6.
SV. Sign "Union Exposition"
GV Pan down obelisk to crowds.
GV. Crowds on main walk.
SV. People ride on Exhibition car.
LV German pavilion.
CU. "50 years" sign on flag.
CU. Souvenir flags sold.
CV. Revolving exhibit.
SV. Girls look at display.
MV People look at exhibit.
LV Deserted non-white entrance.
GV. Amusement section.
Riders on fun cars. CV.
SV. Revolving dipper.
LV Revolving dipper.
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Background: Overshadowed by the grave racial crisis, the annual Union Exposition - South Africa's International Fair of Industry and Agriculture - opened to the public in Milner Park, Johannesburg, Apr. 6. Union Prime Minister, Dr Verwoerd, is expected to officially open the GBP10 million show, Apr 9.
Non-white entrances were noticeably deserted as crowds milled along main walks of the Exposition - previously known as the Rand Easter Show - and visited five new provincial and international pavilions: Swiss, Italian, Transvaal, a combined pavilion for Natal, the Orange Free State and South-West Africa - and the Cape pavilion.
On sale were special souvenir flags marking the 50th anniversary of the Union of South Africa.
Leading South African industrialists and businessmen met in the city, Apr 7, to discuss a memorandum urging Dr Verwoerd to take immediate steps to ease the operation of the state of emergency in South Africa.
More arrests were made in Johannesburg, Apr 7, as police took hundreds of people into custody. All information was refused on the arrests but it is believed that a number of Europeans were taken from their homes during the night.