The United Nations Radio Service on Wednesday (1 March) began a new series of programmes for broadcast to South Africa.
The United Nations Radio Service on Wednesday (1 March) began a new series of programmes for broadcast to South Africa. The broadcasts, to be daily one-hour packages, will deal with United nations efforts against the South African apartheid system.
SYNOPSIS: The decision to start the new programmes followed a United nations resolution which the General Assembly passed three months ago. Each programme will consist of four segments, repeating basically the same material in the Afrikaans, English, Xhosa and Sotho languages. Programme number-one started in Afrikaans.
The same message was then put across in Xhosa, and then Sotho, two of South Africa's major African languages.
The United Nations' aim is to offer the packaged programmes to countries whose transmitters can broadcast into South Africa. The hour-long programmes will concentrate on campaigning against apartheid, and they will support the concept of self-determination for all people in South Africa. They will also include general items of interest to South African listeners.