• Short Summary

    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION IN SOUTH AFRICA ON MARCH 30 IS GATHERING MOMENTUM.?

  • Description

    THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION IN SOUTH AFRICA ON MARCH 30 IS GATHERING MOMENTUM. AMONG SPEAKERS AT RECENT RALLIES HAVE BEEN THE PRIME MINISTER, DR H.F. VERWOERD AND ONE OF HIS STRONGEST OPPONENTS, MRS HELEN SUZMAN, THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY IN THE OLD PARLIAMENT.

    DR VERWOERD HAS BEEN CAMPAIGNING NEAR THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAPITAL, JOHANNESBURG. LAST WEEK HE VISITED THE CONSTITUENT OF MEYERTON - ONE THAT BORDERS ONTO HIS OWN CONSTITUENCY, HEILDELBURG. HE SPOKE TO A LARGE CROWD FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS. MOST OF HIS SPEECH WAS IN AFRIKAANS, BUT HE HAD THIS TO SAY IN ENGLISH:
    THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY - WHICH HAS BEEN VOIDING ITS VIEWS THROUGH MRS HELEN SUZMAN, THE PARTY'S ONLY MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT SAYS IT CONSIDERS SOUTH AFRICA AS ONE MULTI-RACIAL STATE AND ALL ITS CITIZENS AS EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW. PROGRESSIVE POLICY, STATES THE PUBLICITY MATERIAL, MEANS EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL, AND RIGHTS ON THE BASIS OF MERIT, NOT COLOUR."
    THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8N3ATN5KDBO7UD25BEG5771ZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N3ATN5KDBO7UD25BEG5771ZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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