• Short Summary

    In South Africa, more than 600 blacks have been living under a cloud of uncertainty following government moves to evict them from the Nyanga township near Cape Town.

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    LV & GV Nyanga camp inhabitants moving around near thus (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Group of squatters PAN TO people seated at outdoor table
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    SCU Woman seated with babies and infants (3 shots)
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    SV ZOOM INTO SCU Woman feeding baby
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    GVs Women seated (2 shots)
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    SCU Woman with baby
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    SV Woman standing by hut and holding child
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    Background: In South Africa, more than 600 blacks have been living under a cloud of uncertainty following government moves to evict them from the Nyanga township near Cape Town. On April 1, the Minister of Cooperation and Development, Dr. Piet Koornhof, granted the Nyanga squatters temporary immunity from eviction while their cases were being investigated. A group of 54, who had staged a hunger strike inside Cape Town's St. George's Cathedral, then agreed to end their fast. Since then they have been living in tents on the grounds of the cathedral. Others have set up plastic shelters outside the Crossroads Nyanga camp, which was destroyed by the authorities. As the Southern hemisphere winter closed in, they were waiting to hear whether they would be allowed to remain near Cape Town. Earlier this month (June), a letter was sent to Dr. Koornhof requesting a decision on the squatters' fate. It was signed by three members of their committee and three members of the Western Province Council of Churches.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RR4PQ5ERZE71R94QQG8X06VI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RR4PQ5ERZE71R94QQG8X06VI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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