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Southern Africa / Rhodesia / South Africa and Apartheid / Big Rose Diamond #51661

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1978
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(Studio) Mtg. between leaders of Rhodesia's biracial government with new South Africa Prime Min. Pieter Botha detailed. Rhodesian government's expected decision with regard to delay of transition to major rule, now scheduled for December 31, noted. South Africa's longer delay in breaking barriers between blacks and wts. in country noted. Report is on progress being made.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Johannesburg, South Africa) Cracks in South Africa's apartheid system in cultural and recreational areas noted; exs. given. Govt. reported to apparently be ignoring breaches of long-established segregation rules; government's ability to stop these practices at any time stated. Situations at golf club and at library in Johannesburg described.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Update on discovery of large diamond in mine near Pretoria. Film of diamond as it appeared after mining and as it is now after cutting and polishing shown. Diamond reported named Big Rose. Expected cost of diamond and of annual insurance to cover it stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Tuckner, Howard

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