• Short Summary

    In South Africa, two black consciousness organisations have strengthened their resolve to fight for basic freedoms for the country's blacks.

  • Description

    In South Africa, two black consciousness organisations have strengthened their resolve to fight for basic freedoms for the country's blacks. In Soweto, a grassroots movement -- calling itself the Civic Association -- has just been launched. It has pledged to fight for better conditions for the nearly one million blacks who live in the sprawling township of Soweto. At a national level, the Azanian People's Organisation -- or AZAPO -- has elected its first president. He is Mr. Curtis Nkondo -- a black consciousness leader, who was jailed for a year by the South African authorities for his political activities. AZAPO has refused to co-operate with Inkatha -- another black consciousness movement, headed by Chief Gatsha Buthelezi of the Government-created Kwazulu homeland. But it has forged close links with the Committee of Ten -- an unofficial body of Soweto leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABPA9QDSOX92FIXKVN8D51H63I
    Media URN:
    VLVABPA9QDSOX92FIXKVN8D51H63I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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