• Short Summary

    South Africans vote yes to becoming a Republic.

  • Description

    Item title reads - South Africa votes Republican.

    Johannesburg and Cape Town. South Africa.

    L/S pan across Cape Town. C/U poster reading "Vote Yes for Republic", pan down to another poster which reads "Save South Africa Vote No to a Republic". Various shots of voters getting slips outside polling station. M/S two lady officials. Various shots of people queuing to vote. M/S line of women queuing up and voting whilst their men are at work.

    L/S crowds gathered for anti-Republican meeting in Johannesburg. M/S anti-Republican Sir De Villiers Graff walking along, pan across crowds and posters. M/S of him making speech. L/S street in Johannesburg. C/U poster "Don't sell out to Verwoerd vote NO" M/S Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd making speech, various shots crowds listening. Various shots voters in tent. C/U Vote Yes posters. Various shots of crowds in street waiting to hear result of vote. M/S's group of black men, who were not allowed to vote, waiting to hear result. M/S results coming up on building showing people have voted yes to a Republic. Various shots of people gathered. M/S people walking down street. L/S Johannesburg.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:54:00 / 01:41:38:00

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