• Short Summary

    Impoverished black township - Prospect Town - cleared to make way for railway goods yard.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Slum clearance in Johannesburg".

    Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Various shots of Prospect Town - a poverty stricken shanty town inhabited by black population. We see a group of men moving a piano and people packing up their belongings. The inhabitants and their belongings are loaded onto trucks and taken to new estate outside the city.

    Various shots of, mainly white, workers demolishing the township. Bull dozers and tractors on caterpillar wheels flatten the shacks to piles of rubble. A railway goods yard will be built on the site.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    939.30
    Media URN:
    13993
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:03:00 / 01:23:07:00
    Canister:
    37/82

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