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    MRS. HELEN SUZMAN, A MEMBER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY'S ONLY WOMAN?

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    MRS SUZMAN SPEAKING AT PARTY CONGRESS; GENERAL CONGRESS SCENES; 10TH ANNIVERSARY CAKE; AUDIENCE; MR. STEYTLER, OTHER SPEAKER; (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: SUZMAN: "WELL, HERE WE STAND ON THE THRESHOLD OF OUR SECOND DECADE. THE NEXT TEN YEARS CAN ONLY BE BETTER - THEY CERTAINLY CAN'T BE WORSE. BUT I THINK THEY WILL BE BETTER BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING, OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNEQUIVOCALLY, IS, I BELIEVE, BECOMING MORE AND MORE OBVIOUS. AND THAT IS THAT SOUTH AFRICA CANNOT FUNCTION EFFICIENTLY IF POLITICAL CLAPTRAP SUPERSEDES SOUND ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES. PEOPLE, OTHER THAN THE QUAINT HERTZOG-ITES THAT IS, DON'T IN FACT PREFER TO BE POOR AND WHITE, RATHER RICH AND MIXED. AND I THINK WHEN THE PUNCH IS ON WE WILL FIND THIS IS SO. THE WORLD, DESPITE SETBACKS IS MOVING INEXORABLY TOWARDS THE ELIMINATION OF RACE DISCRIMINATION, AND SOUTH AFRICA IS GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION TOO.



    STEYTLER: "I DON'T THINK THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE (INAUDIBLE) SOUTH AFRICANS IN BRITAIN THOSE PEOPLE ARE CALLED UPON TO PAY THE PRICE OF THE APARTHEID POLICIES AS PRACTISED BY THE NATIONALIST PARTY GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA. AND WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT IT IS NOT GOING TO STOP, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WHETHER WE LIKE THE ATTACKS MADE ON SOUTH AFRICA AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL FORUMS, OR WHETHER WE CONDEMN THEM, IT'S GOING TO MAKE NO, ONE IOTA OF DIFFERENCE TO THOSE ATTACKS STILL BEING MADE.




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    Background: MRS. HELEN SUZMAN, A MEMBER OF SOUTH AFRICA'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY'S ONLY WOMAN MP, HAS WARNED THAT SOUTH AFRICA MUST FOLLOW THE LEAD FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD IN ENDING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

    MRS. SUZMAN WAS SPEAKING AT THE CONGRESS HELD TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARTY. SHE SAID:
    ANOTHER PARTY MEMBER, MR. STEYLER, HAD THIS TO SAY:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OUKIEZ5FRZ55J8PWH9R46M8V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OUKIEZ5FRZ55J8PWH9R46M8V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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