Speaking at the opening of the Government pavilion, Apr 4, at the 1960, Union International Trade Fair, Johannesburg, South African Minister of External Affairs, Eric Louw, branded the United Nations Security Council's debate on South Africa, as a campaign launched by Communist and non-white countries.
GV MAN SPEAKING AT EXHIBITION (THIS SCENE USED AS INTRODUCTION TO MR LOUW)
CU MR LOUW SPEAKS SOF..."THE GREAT BULK.... SOF OUT..."GANGSTER ORGANISATIONS OF THE NATIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA- INTIMIDATION."
SV PEOPLE LISTENING (TO BE USED SILENT FOR CONTINUATION OF MR LOUW'S SPEECH)
CU MR LOUW SPEAKS: SOF.. "WE ARE AGREED THAT THE..." SOF ENDS: ..THAT THE WHITE MAN IS NOT PREPARED TO ABDICATE".
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MR LOUW: "The great bulk, the very great bulk of natives in S. Africa are law abiding and decent people. The fact that many hundreds of them in the past week have elected to return to their own territories, is a clear indication that they do not wish to be drawn into the sort of thing that has been happening. Once the shock of recent events has passed - of the past ten days is passed,- they will all realise that it is in their own interests to co-operate with the white man and not to be swayed by agitators, and not to be cowed by what I can only term as gangster organisations in South Africa-intimidation.
SEQ. 4: MR LOUW: We are all agreed that the white man, who's fathers built up this country and made it what it is today - as is portrayed in this pavilion - we must make it clear by presenting a common front, that the white man is not prepared to abdicate."
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Background: Speaking at the opening of the Government pavilion, Apr 4, at the 1960, Union International Trade Fair, Johannesburg, South African Minister of External Affairs, Eric Louw, branded the United Nations Security Council's debate on South Africa, as a campaign launched by Communist and non-white countries.
He said that South African had sen the effects of the campaign, launched under a "hypocritical banner of human rights and freedom". The Minister went on to say, SOF
After the debate in the Security Council, Mar 31, a proposal backed by the Afro-Asian block, instructed Secretary-General Hammarskjold, to occupy himself with the South African situation on behalf of the United Nations.