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South Africa / Afrikaners #47379

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 21, 1977
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(Studio) In South Africa today head health officer of refugee camp for homeless blacks says many will die from malnutrition and disease without help from South Africa government or outside sources. Unemployment, among blacks mostly, increases in South Africa. Historically, whites have done better.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) History of Dutch settlers, Afrikaners, in south Africa noted, under English rule, fighting with black tribes to settle land. Battle of Blood River, fought with Zulus noted. Modern Afrikaner believes stand against Communism to be God's work. Beliefs with regard to separatism of races have had some changes in 1970's with black ntlist. riots. [Afrikaner historian Flores van JAARSVELD - says without people in country working together there's possibility of internal revolt and external invasion. Nicholas Mayberg and other Afrikaners like him feel they are African; blacks now aware they've been kept on bottom rung of ladder. [MAYBERG - says he thinks problems can be worked out and in 50 years, change could be great. Says whites want to insure they're not pushed out and if have to fight will do so.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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