• Short Summary

    IN COPPER-RICH ZAMBIA, AFRICANS ARE BEING TRAINED TO ASSUME GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE MINERS. ONE?

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    IN COPPER-RICH ZAMBIA, AFRICANS ARE BEING TRAINED TO ASSUME GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE MINERS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TASKS IN DRIVING THE HEAVY MACHINERY. THEY BEGIN TRAINING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF LIGHT VEHICLES BEFORE TAKING ON THE HEAVIER TRANSPORTERS.

    WE LOOK AT A TRAINING PROGRAMME AT THE MINING TOWN OF CHINGOLA, NEAR THE KATANGA BORDER. HERE THE ANGLO-AMERICAN CORPORATION, ONE OF ZAMBIA'S BIGGEST MINING COMPANIES, HAS INITIATED A SCHEME TO HELP AFRICANS TAKE OVER FROM EUROPEAN DRIVERS.

    INSTRUCTION IS DONE BY A SKILLED EUROPEAN DRIVER, ASSISTED BY A ZAMBIAN. RECRUIT DRIVERS ARE TAUGHT STEP BY STEP THE INTRICATE WORK THEY WILL HAVE TO DO LATER ON.

    THE COURSE LASTS SIX MONTHS. FROM LIGHT VEHICLES, SUCH AS THE JEEP-LIKE LANDROVER, THEY GRADUATE TO 64-TON MONSTERS, EACH WORTH GBP48,000. HOWEVER, THEY ARE NOT BEING TRAINED YET TO DRIVE THE BIG BULLDOZERS WHICH GOUGE OUT THE COPPER. THIS MAY BE DONE NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEAB4XARRWFEEWWORZDHBZ7ZEL
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAB4XARRWFEEWWORZDHBZ7ZEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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