• Short Summary

    A delegation of leaders of the Damara tribe from South-West Africa led by Chief Justus Garoeb met with Prime Minister John Vorster in Pretoria, South African Wednesday (30 August) to discuss plans for creating a fourth semi-independent homeland in the territory.

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    A delegation of leaders of the Damara tribe from South-West Africa led by Chief Justus Garoeb met with Prime Minister John Vorster in Pretoria, South African Wednesday (30 August) to discuss plans for creating a fourth semi-independent homeland in the territory.

    The creation of homelands is a key part of the South African Government's argument that it is fulfilling United Nations demands for self-determination and self-government in the territory, which South Africa has ruled under an old League of Nations mandate.

    In 1968 the U.N. renamed the territory Namibia. But, South Africa has forbidden the U.N. Committee on Namibia to enter the region. In 1971 the International Court of Justice ruled that the South African continued presence in the area was illegal.

    No statement was issued following the meeting, which the Damaras had requested before continuing with the development of the homeland.

    The exact area of Damaraland and the extent of the "independence" to be given to the African leaders were believed to have been the main subjects of the talks.

    Three homelands, Ovambo, Kavango and East Caprivi, have already been given a measure of self-government. Damaraland is planned to be the fourth of an eventual ten in the territory.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GZTQ0BFO05ITOCZKK7LEP7G
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GZTQ0BFO05ITOCZKK7LEP7G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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