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South Africa / Miners Strike #317167

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Contd. miners strike in South Africa despite back-to- work ultimatum reported; details given, scenes shown.

(Johannesburg, South Africa: Martha Teichner) Apartheid's role in mining and economy as well as political importance of strike's outcome to black miners examined; details given, scenes shown. [National Union of Mineworkers spokesperson Marcel GOLDING - comments.] Requirements placed on black miners to qualify for higher paid jobs heretofore legally reserved for white miners noted. [White miners union spokesperson Arrie PAULUS -warns against "messing with white workers."] White miners' role in South African pols. reviewed; historical footage shown. [MINERS - debate equality issue.] [Mines analyst Jean LEGER - cites power of numbers involved and impact on industry's wage level.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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