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    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Prime Minister Pieter Botha warned black neighbouring states on August 31 that they would suffer unless they normalised relations with South Africa.Mr.Botha gave the warning at an address for the golden jubilee of the South African Institute of International Affairs.Botha said the non-aggression accord signed with Mozambique in March and a two-year security agreement with Swaziland had opened the door to a new order of co-operation and development in southern Africa.Lesotho and Botswana both say they are being pressured by Pretoria to sign non-aggression treaties with South Africa, whose apartheid policies of racial separation they oppose.Botha warned that those states which gave preference to a 'hostile and conflictual relationship' would suffer.He also warned, in a prepared text, that South Africa would use all means at its disposal to safeguard its interests against superpower intervention in the southern cone of Africa if their aim was to destroy South Africa's social structures.Botha's speech was his last scheduled public address as Prime Minister before a new constitution comes into effect next week.

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    1. SV South African Prime Minister Pieter Botha speaking (SOT) 0.48
    SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT) (SEQ. 1):
    BOTHA: "I sincerely hope that those states in the region who still refuse to normalise their relations with South Africa will soon realise that they have chosen an impossible path, and that if they continue to give preference to a hostile and conflictual relationship, their people are the ones who stand to suffer most in the end. It is our common desire to remove the region's vulnerability to outside interface and the forces of chaos and exploitation. This is the time for rational choices."
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    Background: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Prime Minister Pieter Botha warned black neighbouring states on August 31 that they would suffer unless they normalised relations with South Africa.Mr.Botha gave the warning at an address for the golden jubilee of the South African Institute of International Affairs.Botha said the non-aggression accord signed with Mozambique in March and a two-year security agreement with Swaziland had opened the door to a new order of co-operation and development in southern Africa.Lesotho and Botswana both say they are being pressured by Pretoria to sign non-aggression treaties with South Africa, whose apartheid policies of racial separation they oppose.Botha warned that those states which gave preference to a 'hostile and conflictual relationship' would suffer.He also warned, in a prepared text, that South Africa would use all means at its disposal to safeguard its interests against superpower intervention in the southern cone of Africa if their aim was to destroy South Africa's social structures.Botha's speech was his last scheduled public address as Prime Minister before a new constitution comes into effect next week.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA33CNFBABD7M2L2KCB6XSZUSWL
    Media URN:
    VLVA33CNFBABD7M2L2KCB6XSZUSWL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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