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    South Africa's Minister of Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Indian Affairs, Mr. Frank Waring, claimed?

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    SV Mr. Waring with interviewer

    CU interviewer and Waring

    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 2: INTERVIEWER: "If all avenues of international sport for South Africa were finally cut off, would this change your policy of apartheid, or separatism, in sport and in other directions?"

    WARING: "Oh no. Our policy is a policy which we decide is the one most suitable for South Africa as a whole."

    INTERVIEWER: "But it is not true that sportsmen and many other factions within this country are putting more pressure on you before for multi-racial sport than ever before?."

    WARING: "It might be. My own opinion is that they don't appreciate the complications of what some of them think is desirable."

    INTERVIEWER: "The expression 'Keep politics out of sport' seems to have become a monumental cliche. Is it possible, anywhere, to keep politics out of sport?"

    WARING: "My view is it is with regard to the ordinary administration of sport, but not when it is complicated by international issues and in the case of South Africa complicated because there are attempts by what we regard as the enemies of South African to use sport just as means of undermining our country."

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    Background: South Africa's Minister of Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Indian Affairs, Mr. Frank Waring, claimed this month that segregated sport within the Republic was used by his country's "enemies" merely to undermine the nation. He gave this view in an interview to an Australian reporter from TVW television in Perth, who visited South Africa earlier this month. This is what he had to say:

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