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    PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    For the past two years a group of Afrikaners have been working towards establishing separate homelands for whites in South Africa, through fear the white community will eventually disappear from that country.

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    1. GV Pretoria Church Square and statue of Paul Kruger (4 shots) 0.23
    2. CUs Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, leader of the Orange Workers' Association (3 shots) 0.46
    3. GV Dr. Verwoerd's house and garden 0.50
    4. CU PULL BACK TO SV Editor of Orange magazine, Dr. Willem Van Heerden (4 shots) 1.09
    5. TV Johannesburg Railway station 1.18
    6. GV Black people streaming out of station (2 shots) 1.33
    7. SV Black people on street corner (2 shots) 1.40
    8. GV Bus and black people crossing street 1.51
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRETORIA AND JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

    For the past two years a group of Afrikaners have been working towards establishing separate homelands for whites in South Africa, through fear the white community will eventually disappear from that country. Under the leadership of Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, son of the former prime minister, the 'Orange Workers' Association' has selected strategic locations in South Africa where they hope to cultivate the idea of all-white homelands. Already they are publishing a monthly newsletter. Its editor Dr. Willem Van Heerden says up to 3,000 copies of each issue are distributed. In support of the association's ideals, all members must sever dependence on black labour -- do their own housework, sweep their own streets. In a country where more than seven million blacks are wage earners and over 800,000 commute to cities like Johannesburg on a daily basis, much of South Africa's economy is based on the black population. The Afrikaners of the 'Orange Workers' Association' believe their national survival depends on having homelands where they are in the majority, and not outnumbered by blacks.

    Source: REUTERS - LOUIS BREYTENBACH

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MPWB8GGEXTROEZPNBIBV36L0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MPWB8GGEXTROEZPNBIBV36L0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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