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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of City of Johannesburg, West Dreifontein goldmine, steel and gas works.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Aerial shot, City of Johannesburg, showing in the distance the mine dumps or waste piles from the gold mining operations. High shot, business section of Johannesburg. High shot, other sections of the city.

    Various shots, street scenes in mid town Johannesburg with its modern buildings and an obvious traffic problem. (3 shots) CU Road sign: West Dreifontein Gold Mining Co. Ltd. LS Mine workings and pit head. MS Hoisting shaft in operation bringing gold bearing ore to surface. CU Huge chunk of gold bearing ore. MS Black miners exiting lifts after their shifts.

    LS ISCOR, largest steel plant in South Africa - workers stoke blast furnaces. CU Flaming molten steel buckets at steel plant. CU Hot steel being poured from bucket. CU Sign "SASOL", plant making gasoline from coal, with three smoking chimneys in background. CU Piles of coal from which gasoline is extracted, pan up to LS SASOL plant. CU Plant equipment. CU Towers. LS SASOL plant.

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 06/06/1961.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:48:00 / 01:42:04:00
    UN 3503 B

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