South Africa's Defence Minister, Mr. Pieter Botha, said on Saturday (27 November) that no embargo?
SV Troops march onto parade ground past Defence Minister Botha (2 shots)
SV Female soldiers march past
SCU l to r. Lt. General Viljoen; Lt. Gen. Rogers; Admiral Johnson
SV Flypast by Silver Falcon squadron
GV Personnel lined up to receive awards
SV Gold Honoris Crux awarded by Botha to Second Lieutenant Wessels
SV Newsmen film as posthumous silver Honcris Crux is awarded to sister of Sgt. Wannenburg (2 shots)
LV & CU Soldiers applaud as widow of Capt. Holme receives posthumous Honoris Crux (2 shots)
LV & CU Guests applaud as mother of Second Lieutenant Winterbotom receives posthumous Honoris Crux (3 shots)
CU Mr. Botha speaking
BOTHA: "The defence force has the men and women of all races to safeguard our borders. It has the armaments and the will to do the job. No embargo will succeed in keeping us from producing the necessary equipment we need to protect our soldiers."
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Background: South Africa's Defence Minister, Mr. Pieter Botha, said on Saturday (27 November) that no embargo world succeed in keeping South Africa from producing the necessary equipment to protect its soldiers.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Botha was speaking at a ceremony in Pretoria where he presented awards and medals for bravery to members of the country's armed forces. Altogether 35 members of the army and air force received bravery medals at the parade, three of them posthumously. Many were presented for acts of bravery during the South African campaign in Angola.
The chiefs of the army, air force and navy, Lieutenant General J. Viljoen, Lieutenant General Rogers and Admiral J. Johnson also attended the ceremony, which included a display by the Air Force's Silver Falcon squadron.
Second Lieutenant David weasels, from the Army Engineering Corps, received the Honoris Crux Gold Medal, the highest bravery medal awarded in South Africa from Mr. Botha. He was decorated for dragging a wounded soldier to safety while under fire.
A posthumous Honoris Crux silver medal was awarded to Sergeant Frederick Wannenburg from the Infantry Corps. His sister received the award in his place at Saturday's ceremony. Another posthumous medal went to the wife of Captain Johan Wolfgang Holm of the Infantry Corps. He was killed while trying to assist a South African armoured car trapped in an ambush.
Another posthumous medal went to Second Lieutenant Kevin Winter bottom of the South African Air Force. Later Mr. Botha spoke of South Africa's determination to defend its borders.