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    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of people packed a hall in Pretoria to mark the founding of a new cultural organisation for Afrikaaners.

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    1. GV INTERIOR Delegates carrying flags into hall. 0.06
    2. SV PAN Dr. Treunicht leading Professor Boschoff into hall with delegates chanting. 0.17
    3. GV PAN Delegates in hall. 0.22
    4. CUs Professor Boschoff speaking. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.45
    5. CUs Delegates give standing ovation. (2 SHOTS) 0.57
    6. SV ZOOM INTO CU & SV Jaap Marais speaking. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 1.28
    7. SV Audience give standing ovation. (2 SHOTS) 1.39
    8. CU Dr. Treunicht speaking. (SOT) 1.56
    9. LV, CU PULL BACK TO SV Audience and speakers signing anthem. (2 SHOTS) 2.38
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    Background: PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of people packed a hall in Pretoria to mark the founding of a new cultural organisation for Afrikaaners. The movement has been launched to save the 'soul' of the Afrikaaner. The right-wing members of the organisation, called the 'Afrikaaner Volkswag', the People's Guard, heard Professor Carel Boschoff say that the establishment of the movement heralded the awakening of the Afrikaaner nation. All the speakers in the Skilpad hall criticised Government policies on reform and vowed to fight them. The new organisation draws most of its support from the Conservative Party, led by Dr. Andries Treunicht and the Hestige National Party - both right-wing breakaway groups from the ruling National Party, and the Afrikaaner Resistance Movement whose leader Eugene Tereblanche was recently acquitted on charges of terrorism. The audience gave all the speakers a standing ovation and broke into frenzied singing and chanting. The meeting climaxed with a speech from Jaap Marais, the leader of the Hestige National Party, who told the audience the country was at war. He said the war was aimed at the nation's culture, churches, schools and economy. Before the meeting closed, Dr. Treunicht, Professor Boschoff and Jaap Marais joined with their wives and the audience in singing the South African national anthem.

    Source: REUTERS - GEOFF CHILTON

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3NK0METGXO2K8E54OJDVXAO5
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3NK0METGXO2K8E54OJDVXAO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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