Opening of Parliament by Governor General & Mrs Brand van Zyl, MPs arriving.
Cape Town, South Africa.
Documentation refers to Prime Minister Dr Malan in procession, Havenga Minister of Finance, Hofmeyr (with glasses on) and Bertha Soloman. Opening of the 10th Parliament under a Nationalist Government, the first since 1933.
L.S. Motor cyclists escorting car through streets pulls up and Governor General and Mrs. G Brand Van Zyl step out. M.S. Governor and Mrs. van Zyl pose for press. M.S. Walking into Houses of Parliament. C.U. Procession. S.C.U. Sailor guard. M.S. Procession of newly elected speaker and ministers. C.U. Procession of newly elected speaker and ministers (3 shots) C.U. Procession of newly elected speaker and ministers, with usher of Black Rod leading (The Sergeant-at-Arms Mr Marius Verster with mace). C.U. Members arriving including Smuts. Dr. Stalls Minister of Health (3 shots) M.S. Usher and members swearing in. C.U. Members arriving (3 shots). Ground level shot Car arriving with Governor. C.U. Mrs. van Zyl steps down followed by Governor. C.U. Governor doffs his hat and proceeds into house. C.U. Governor and wife go into house. C.U. General Smuts Leader of the opposition and members arriving.