Search the Archive

South Africa / General Motors Corporation and Anglo-American Co. Employment Plans #55421

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) GM's formal announcement of planned expenditures to improve conditions for black workers in South Africa detailed. Earlier report on GM efforts in South Africa, often in defiance of cntry.'s laws, recalled. Report is on other efforts by another company in South Africa.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(No location given) Plans by South Africa's largest gold mining company and largest employer of black labor in country to upgrade skills of black miners to enable them to be equal with and do work now done exclusively by white miners noted. [Anglo-American Company spokesperson Dennis ETHERIDGE - states reasons for plans; notes there aren't enough wts. in country to meet skilled needs.]
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

Jennings, Peter;
Tuckner, Howard

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.