• Short Summary

    Ceremony in South Africa: black tribesmen are given a share in their own government.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Africans get authority".

    Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa.

    G/V Zeerust area of the Transvaal South Africa. Panning shot black Africans assembled at meeting for the inauguration of Regional Bantu Authority. M/S Mr. De Wet Nel, Minister of Bantu, arriving for the meeting. M/S black school children in the crowd. M/S minister addressing the assembly, pan to the African interpreter translating the speech into tribal language. M/S black men and women in crowd. Various shots tribal chief councillor walking up to receive his briefcases from Mr. C. B.Young, under-secretary for Bantu administration, and development (the brief cases are symbols of authority and responsibility). G/V crowd assembly.

    M/S Cheif Lucas being robed with tribal symbol of royalty, a leopard skin, by tribal councillors. Crowd shot. M/S man dancing in front of the black chief as he is robed. C/U African warrior with spear talking. C/U Chief Lucas wearing his robe of office, he is seated on the royal throne chair, beside him sits his wife. G/V black tribespeople celebrating by drinking beer after the ceremony. The beer is stored in large bakes clay pots, seen in the foreground. Various shots men dishing out beers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:08:00 / 01:15:16:00

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