In South Africa reaction to the Rhodesian Independence settlement with Britain has been mixed. Broadly,?
LV Johannesburg street scene
LV & CU newspaper seller selling papers with headlines "It's Yes in Rhodesia" and "Rhodesia - it's Yes" (3 shots)
CU White man buys newspaper and replies to reporter's question
CU African man replies to question
CU White woman replies
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: REPORTER: "Excuse me, what do you think of the successful outsome of negotiations between Britain and Salisbury?"
WHITE MAN: "Well, I think we're all very pleased, and I hope it'll keep much good for South Africa, in what's going to follow on now."
REPORTER: "Do you think that this is generally supported by the Rhodesians as a whole?"
WHITE MAN: "I hope so and I think so -- yes, sure."
SEQ 4: AFRICAN MAN: "I think it's very fine because they've come to a settlement. We thought there was going to be some hitch but it seems that it's over now. We're quite happy about it and think it's going to be something good."
SEQ 5: WHITE WOMAN: "I just think it's tragic about the United Nations not accepting. They say they're not going to accept a settlement. I think it's a very prejudiced line.... idea of the United Nations, but after all, when they say we're a threat to world peace and there's so much nonsense going on everywhere else in the world they're not terribly qualified, enlightened people, are they?"
REPORTER: "So you think this is of benefit to Rhodesia and probably the whole of southern Africa?"
WOMAN: "Definitely. It can only be to the benefit of the stability of southern Africa."
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Background: In South Africa reaction to the Rhodesian Independence settlement with Britain has been mixed. Broadly, South Africa's whites see as favourable for Rhodesia's future, while educated and politically aware Africans are sceptical about the benefits to the Rhodesian African.
This film, shot by a South African Broadcasting Corporation crew, shows voice-on-film reaction from two white people -- and one African man who thought settlement was "something good".