• Short Summary

    Leaders of South Africa's black homelands called on Saturday (21 August) for the dismantling of the apartheid policy of separate racial development and asked south Africa's Prime Minister, John Vorster, for an urgent meeting with them to discuss the country's continuing slide into internal strife.

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    GV PAN: Holiday Inn, Johannesburg.
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    SV and SV PAN: delegates seated around table. (5 shots)
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    The statement made the point that the opening of some hotels, libraries and parks to blacks and the easing of apartheid in sport were seen by most Africans as "mere window-dressing". Until now the homeland leaders have been regarded by many black militants as government supporters, but Saturday's statement represents a strong challenge to government polices. The black leaders demanded the immediate release or appearance in court of militant leaders arrested during the wave of violence which has swept South Africa's black townships. They also demanded free education - the same as whites - the abolition of laws restricting black movements and the end of white-run bantu (African) administration boards.




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    Background: Leaders of South Africa's black homelands called on Saturday (21 August) for the dismantling of the apartheid policy of separate racial development and asked south Africa's Prime Minister, John Vorster, for an urgent meeting with them to discuss the country's continuing slide into internal strife.

    SYNOPSIS: The homelands leaders met at a desegregated hotel at Johannesburg airport and afterwards issued a statement which condemned the government in strong terms. "We believe that this is a time for penitence for all whites in South Africa". It said, "the practice of the Republican government in continuing to deny fundamental human rights to blacks until forced by confrontation has shown to the country and the world that the only language they are prepared to listed to is violence." It also said blacks wanted full human rights, not just concessions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWGCZI7FVBD4KX0RL1CXRQNJC
    Media URN:
    VLVAWGCZI7FVBD4KX0RL1CXRQNJC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
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    N/A

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