• Short Summary

    SOUTH AFRICA WILL HOLD A GENERAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 18. THIS WAS DECIDED AUGUST 1?

  • Description

    SOUTH AFRICA WILL HOLD A GENERAL ELECTION ON OCTOBER 18. THIS WAS DECIDED AUGUST 1 AT A MEETING OF THE FULL CABINET -- THE FIRST SINCE SOUTH AFRICA BECAME A REPUBLIC OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH LAST JUNE.

    DURING THE MEETING, PRESIDED OVER BY PRIME MINISTER OR VERWOERD, MR. F. ERASMUS, WHO RECENTLY RETIRED AS MINISTER OF JUSTICE TO BECOME AMBASSADOR TO ITALY, BID FAREWELL TO MINISTERIAL COLLEAGUES.

    HIS DEPARTURE LEFT VACANT TWO PORTFOLIOS -- JUSTICE AND INTERIOR. IN A MAJOR GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE AUGUST 2, MR. JOHANNES VORSTER, DEPUTY MINISTER OF EDUCATION, ARTS AND SCIENCES, WAS APPOINTED MINISTER OF JUSTICE. MR. J. DE KLERK, MINISTER OF LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION, WAS NAMED INTERIOR MINISTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZW3Q96ZLECJYJI6QXQHASHTV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZW3Q96ZLECJYJI6QXQHASHTV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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