• Short Summary

    THE CURRENT HOT SPELL OF WEATHER IN JOHANNESBURG HAS BROUGHT HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS AND SPLASH-HAPPY YOUNGSTERS TO THE CITY'S FIRST "COLOURED ONLY" POOL.

  • Description

    THE CURRENT HOT SPELL OF WEATHER IN JOHANNESBURG HAS BROUGHT HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS AND SPLASH-HAPPY YOUNGSTERS TO THE CITY'S FIRST "COLOURED ONLY" POOL. OPENED RECENTLY IN THE NEWCLARE DISTRICT ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAPITAL, THE SWIMMING POOL COST THE MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES GBP19,000.

    IT HAS BEEN BUILT ON A PIECE OF LAND ONCE COVERED BY A TIN HUT SHANTY TOWN, AND IS ONE OF THE AMENITIES BEING PROVIDED IN THE AREA FORMERLY DESIGNATED FOR AFRICAN OCCUPATION ONLY. NOW THE AUTHORITIES HAVE MOVED THE AFRICAN POPULATION FURTHER OUT UNDER THEIR PROGRAMME OF SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RACES. THE SOUTH AFRICAN POPULATION REGISTRATION ACT DIVIDES THE RACES INTO "EUROPEAN" (WHITES) AT THE ONE END AND "NATIVE" (AFRICANS) AT THE OTHER. IN BETWEEN ARE THE "COLOUREDS - INDIANS, MALAYS,ARABS,AND CAPE COLOUREDS.

    SOUTH AFRICA'S CONTROVERSIAL RACE DIVISION POLICY HIT THE HEADLINES EARLY IN FEBRUARY OVER A PRETORIA CITY COUNCIL DECISION TO REFUSE PERMISSION FOR A TEAM OF JAPANESE SWIMMERS TO USE ITS OLYMPIC-STANDARD POOL. THE GOVERNMENT WERE REPORTED TO BE EMBARRASSED AT THE DECISION BECAUSE THE JAPANESE - WHO WILL BE HOST ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN 1964 - HAD BEEN ACCORDED WHITE STATUS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OLUF8KGVX75SR51810P58VQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OLUF8KGVX75SR51810P58VQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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