• Short Summary

    BORDER CONTROL POSTS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BASUTOLAND, SWAZILAND AND BECHUANALAND WERE WORKING SMOOTHLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY), THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR OPERATION.

  • Description

    1.
    LV ERECTING BARBED WIRE FENCING AT RAMATHABANA
    0.05

    2.
    MV DRIVING IN STAKE
    0.10

    3.
    CU DITTO, SHOWING BARBED WIRE
    0.12

    4.
    MV DRIVING IN STAKE
    0.21

    5.
    LV BARBED WIRE ACROSS ROAD
    0.27

    6.
    LV..SIGN "ROAD CLOSED"
    0.31

    7.
    MV SIGN "DETOUR AHEAD"
    0.35

    8.
    MV SIGN "PASSPORT CONTROL POST"
    0.37

    9.
    MV BARBED WIRE FENCE AND GATE AND SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE
    0.47

    10.
    MV SOUTH AFRICAN PASSPORT CONTROL OFFICERS
    0.55

    11.
    CU HAT BADGE "PASSPORT CONTROL"
    1.00

    12.
    CU SIGN "YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE"
    1.04

    13.
    LV TEMPORARY CONTROL POST
    1.11

    14.
    LV GATE, PAN ACROSS TO TENTS (2 SHOTS)
    1.22

    15.
    MV PEOPLE ENTER TENT (2 SHOTS)
    1.32

    16.
    CU PASSPORT CONTROL OFFICER CHECKS PASSPORTS
    1.40



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BORDER CONTROL POSTS BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF BASUTOLAND, SWAZILAND AND BECHUANALAND WERE WORKING SMOOTHLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY), THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR OPERATION.

    THE POSTS WERE SET UP UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PASSPORT CONTROL AGREEMENT BETWEEN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE TERRITORIES.

    BARBED WIRE FENCES, FILMED ON THE BORDER AT LOBATSI, BECHUANALAND, AND RAMATHABANA, TRANSVAAL, WERE 6 FT HIGH AT SOME POINTS.TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PATROLS ARE AIMED AT HALTING MEMBERS OF THE MILITANT AFRICAN UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT FROM EITHER ESCAPING INTO THE PROTECTORATE OR ENTERING SOUTH AFRICA.IN THE PAST THERE HAS BEEN NO CHECK ON THE BORDERS.

    THE BORDER POSTS WILL CHECK "FOREIGN AFRICANS" WHO FLOOD INTO SOUTH AFRICA IN SEARCH OF JOBS.BUT THEIR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO STOP THE ENTRY AND EXIT OF POTENTIAL SABOTEURS AND POLITICAL AGENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJQX3V9KK9G3IWA5K7H9QD2T7
    Media URN:
    VLVABJQX3V9KK9G3IWA5K7H9QD2T7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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