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    A number of city councils in South Africa -- notably the Johannesburg body -- are doing away with racial segregation in some public areas.

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    A number of city councils in South Africa -- notably the Johannesburg body -- are doing away with racial segregation in some public areas.

    The Johannesburg Council aims to abolish segregation in municipal parks, libraries, museums and in areas where people have to queue. To this end, city workers began removing apartheid signs on park benches.... the "Non Europeans Only" and "Europeans Only" signs are gradually disappearing. Oppenheimer Square in Central Johannesburg has become a multi-racial area.

    Councils in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town are planning similar moves, but their hopes for removing some aspects of segregation could be dashed, following recent comments by. the south African Prime Minister, Mr. Balthazar Vorster.

    Mr. Vorster has warned the Councils that the Government will step in if their actions cause racial friction. He said the proposed moves did not have the Government's support, and reaffirmed the official policy that, where possible, separate amenities should be maintained for different races.

    Mr. Vorster also quashed plans by the Johannesburg Council to make the Rand Easter Agricultural Show multi-racial, and to ensure that some performances at the city's Civic Theater would be open to both Europeans and non-Europeans.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9YXCSLUJBKTRB6J5T6LEEF0NG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YXCSLUJBKTRB6J5T6LEEF0NG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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