The United Nations Radio Service on Wednesday (1 March) began a new series of programmes for broadcast to South Africa.
GV PAN: United Nations complex in New York.
GV PAN FROM: Sound studio TO announcer speaking in Afrikaans.
SV: Announcer speaking in English.
GV: Studio with taped voice of Nigerian Ambassador Leslie Harriman. (3 SHOTS)
SV: Black announcers, speaking first in Xhosa, than in Sotho. (3 SHOTS)
AFRIKAANS ANNOUNCER: "Hierdie is die Vereenigde Volke Radio Diens van die Vereenigde Volke Hoofkwaartiere in New York. Hierdie is die eerste daglikse reeks uitsendings voorberei duur die Vereenigde Volke Radio Diens vir Suid Afrikaanse luisteraars. Met hierdie geleentheid volg daar 'n vertaling van (INDISTINCT)...deur Leslie Harriman van Nigeria se toespraak."
ENGLISH ANNOUNCER: "This is United Nations Radio at U.N. Headquarters in New York. This is the first in a daily series of radio programmes prepared by United Nations Radio for broadcast to you in South Africa. On this occasion, here's Ambassador Leslie Harriman of Nigeria."
"I'm glad today, the first daily programme is being produced. I'm also grateful to those member states which have agreed either to broadcast these programme in full, or to make use of the material contained therein, in their own programming."
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Background: 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.