• Short Summary

    South Africa's "appalling" mine safety record was attacked during a memorial service in Johannesburg for sixty five black miners killed don September 12 in a methane gas explosion at the Hlobane Coal Mine.

  • Description

    BRAZIL (TEAM IN YELLOW SHIRTS/ BLUE SHORTS) KICKS OFF ZOOM OUT TO LS FOOTBALL ACTION AND SCOREBOARD. (0-0).
    0 ft


    MLS LINESMEN.
    17 ft


    FOOTBALL ACTION AND BRAZIL ALMOST SCORES GOAL.
    19 ft


    LS CORNER BY MEMBER OF ARGENTINA WEARING BLACK SHORTS AND BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED JERSEYS
    22 ft


    ACTION IN GOAL AREA BY ARGENTINA.
    28 ft


    TILT DOWN SPECTATORS TO SCOREBOARD.
    34 ft


    ARGENTINA KICKS OFF IN SECOND HALF AND TRACK FOOTBALL ACTION.
    37 ft


    MS ADVERT PLACARD IN STADIUM.
    52 ft


    FOOTBALL ACTION AND BRAZIL ALMOST SCORES AGAIN.
    54 ft


    ANOTHER NEAR MISS FOR BRAZIL.
    61 ft


    MLS SCOREBOARD. (0-0).
    71 ft

    1.
    GV PAN congregation, interior, singing hymns, PAN
    0.14

    2.
    SCU General Secretary National Union of (black) Mineworkers, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa speaking (SOT)
    1.26

    3.
    GV Clenched fists form congregation, singing hymn
    1.46


    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE TWO):



    RAMAPHOSA: "The recent disaster and the chief engineer's statement reveal a callous disregard for human life, and describe the tragic reality of the Chamber of Mines and the government's attitude to the lives of the miners. The chamber of Mines and the mining companies constantly deceive the public; they constantly tell us that all is well as far as safety is concerned. They give figures which they claim compare very well with other countries. The contrary is true. Our safety recorded is the most appalling in the world. Even countries like China, for instance, even countries like Chile have a much better safety record than our mines. South Africa is the leading mining country in the whole world, and should be leading and guiding other countries in safety alertness and development. But sadly and disappointingly, our safety record, in spite of all the experience and the profits that the mine bosses have made, is the worst in the world."



    MS BANNER CARRIED BY CROWD. (NO TO THE IMPERIALIST AGGRESSION AGAINST LEBANON)
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    MS POLICEMEN ON EDGE OF CROWD.
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    MS CROWD, BANNERS AND FLAGS THEY ARE CARRYING.
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    MS MR EZEKIAS PAPAIOANNOU (GENERAL SECRETARY OF COMMUNIST PARTY AKEL ) GIVING SPEECH IN CYPRIOT.
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    REAR VIEW PAPAIOANNOU FACING CROWD AND TV CAMERAMEN.
    21 ft


    MS CROWD.
    24 ft


    MS POLICEMEN STANDING AROUND.
    28 ft


    VARIOUS SHOTS CROWDS.
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    CROWD MARCHES TO AND PAST CAMERA HOLDING 'HANDS OFF LEBANON' BANNER.
    37 ft


    VARIOUS OTHER SHOTS DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING THROUGH STREETS OF NICOSIA.
    57 ft




    Initials ASG/BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: South Africa's "appalling" mine safety record was attacked during a memorial service in Johannesburg for sixty five black miners killed don September 12 in a methane gas explosion at the Hlobane Coal Mine. In a moving tribute to the dead miners, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of the black "National Union of Mine Workers" (NUM), declared on September 16 that the South African Government and its Chamber of Mines has "consistently displayed a callous disregard for human life" by not implementing adequate safety precautions. He added that South Africa's record of mine safety was 'the worst in the world', and charged that the Hlobane mine still used unreliable and risky flame safety lamps. The memorial service, attended by Bishop Desmond Tutu and dozens of other mourners, heard Mr Ramaphosa warn the South African Government that 'unless a commission of inquiry is instituted immediately to look into safety in the mines, there will be very little industrial peace. At present there are no black delegates on any South African mine safety committee, and Mr Ramaphosa demanded that blacks be allowed to join in formulating mine safety laws.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7N2WVN117HS8H97M2L2A8I3MO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7N2WVN117HS8H97M2L2A8I3MO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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