Ceremony in South Africa: black tribesmen are given a share in their own government.
Title reads: "Africans get authority".
Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa.
G/V Zeerust area of the Transvaal South Africa. Panning shot black Africans assembled at meeting for the inauguration of Regional Bantu Authority. M/S Mr. De Wet Nel, Minister of Bantu, arriving for the meeting. M/S black school children in the crowd. M/S minister addressing the assembly, pan to the African interpreter translating the speech into tribal language. M/S black men and women in crowd. Various shots tribal chief councillor walking up to receive his briefcases from Mr. C. B.Young, under-secretary for Bantu administration, and development (the brief cases are symbols of authority and responsibility). G/V crowd assembly.
M/S Cheif Lucas being robed with tribal symbol of royalty, a leopard skin, by tribal councillors. Crowd shot. M/S man dancing in front of the black chief as he is robed. C/U African warrior with spear talking. C/U Chief Lucas wearing his robe of office, he is seated on the royal throne chair, beside him sits his wife. G/V black tribespeople celebrating by drinking beer after the ceremony. The beer is stored in large bakes clay pots, seen in the foreground. Various shots men dishing out beers.