• Short Summary

    "Europeans" .. "Natives." Two words meaning racial segregation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Two words signposted?

  • Description

    1.
    SV. Europeans out of station
    0.04

    2.
    TRACK IN to sign
    0.08

    3.
    BACK V. Europeans out of station
    0.12

    4.
    CU. Sign "Non Europeans"
    0.15

    5.
    SV. Africans out of station
    0.20

    6.
    SV. TRACK IN SHOT..European woman at bus stop
    0.31

    7.
    LV. Africans onto bus
    0.35

    8.
    CU. Sign on bus "NON EUROPEANS"
    0.38

    9.
    LV. People outside shop
    0.42

    10.
    CU Sign "Native Show"
    0.45

    11.
    LV. Post office
    0.48

    12.
    CU. Sign "Europeans"
    0.51

    13.
    SV. Africans waiting at 2nd bus stop
    0.58

    14.
    GV. Cinema "Europeans only"
    1.05

    15.
    SV? People into cinema
    1.07

    16.
    GV. Zoo lake
    1.11

    17.
    SV. Europeans seated on bench
    1.15

    18.
    CU Sign "Europeans only"
    1.18

    19.
    LV. Europeans in swimming pool
    1.24

    20.
    LV. DITTO
    1.27

    21.
    LV. Africans seated on grass
    1.31

    22.
    GV. TRACK IN SHOT..Africans seated on grass
    1.36



    Initials JRG/S JH/ES


    (Editors: See 1410/1411/60)

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: "Europeans" .. "Natives." Two words meaning racial segregation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Two words signposted at the rail station, at bus stops, outside shops, cinemas, in parks and at swimming pools.

    For Whites and Blacks a separate way in and a separate way out for a rail ticket, a bus seat, or for a postage stamp at the post office. The sign: Native Shop is obligatory for non-White shoppers.

    Most Johannesburg cinemas are - as the ticket states - for Whites only. Cinemas in the native quarters are few.

    In the City's Zoological Park, signs 'E' (Europeans) indicate who may not sit on the benches. This applies to all parks in the City. it also applies to all swimming pools. The nearest pool for natives is at Orlando, 14 miles out.

    The Orlando Pool was built by public subscription organised by Father Trevor Huddleston - the man leading a month-long boycott campaign in the UK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3AOXLOIN06DE69U2XZK010QI8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AOXLOIN06DE69U2XZK010QI8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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