• Short Summary

    The first South African Bantustan, or homeland, to become independent, is the Transkei -- on Monday night (25 October)
    SYNOPSIS: At two minutes to midnight, the Transkei flag of white and green stripes will be unfurled and the firing of a one hundred and one gun salute will mark the emergence of a Xhosa nation.

  • Description

    1.
    GVs Xhosa people In Umtata, Trnaskei (3 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    SV People getting off coach
    0.11

    3.
    GV People in street
    0.18

    4.
    AREAL V SHOWING Tents in distance
    0.19

    5.
    GV Men walking to tents
    0.22

    6.
    SV Two policemen walking near tents
    0.26

    7.
    SV Tents
    0.29

    8.
    SV Medical hut
    0.34

    9.
    SV Hotel
    0.38

    10.
    GV Flags, including Transkei flag
    0.42

    11.
    GV Traffic on road
    0.45

    12.
    SV Flags on official building
    0.50

    13.
    SV Reporter interviewing Chief Kaiser Matanzima, Transkei Prime Minister.
    1.22

    14.
    GVs & AERIAL Vs Countryside (4 shots)
    1.54

    15.
    SV People working in fields (4 shots)
    2.10


    CHIEF KAISER MATANZIMA: "No doubt that the nations of the world will see as soon as they come and see the positions themselves in the Transkei, change their minds. I have no doubt that many of them have been misdirected (indistinct) and form information received from prejudiced people. Particularly people who have left South Africa, purporting to be the leaders of the black people of this country, which we dispute. We feel very much, that we are entitled to recognition by all countries that are sovereign. We revere all the essentials of an independent state. And if that is not believed then I don't know what qualifications are required of us. And in any event, if there is violence then the world should forget about it."




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    Background: The first South African Bantustan, or homeland, to become independent, is the Transkei -- on Monday night (25 October)
    SYNOPSIS: At two minutes to midnight, the Transkei flag of white and green stripes will be unfurled and the firing of a one hundred and one gun salute will mark the emergence of a Xhosa nation. But the state will be largely unrecognised by the world at large because it is the product of South Africa's apartheid policy. After independence, all Xhosas in South Africa will have been declared foreigners.

    The Xhosas will not be forced to go to Transkei, but will be treated as foreigners in South Africa. However, the new Prime Minister, Chief Kaiser Matanzime, is optimistic about the future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWMMSB94X74VHBCXZUW7U5P5X
    Media URN:
    VLVADWMMSB94X74VHBCXZUW7U5P5X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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