Apartheid in South Africa | Living under racial segregation and discrimination
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 24 June 1957
DURATION | 41 minutes 33 seconds
Woodrow Wyatt investigates the impact of new apartheid laws, such as the Group Areas Act. Wyatt interviews politicians from all parties, including Prime Minister JG Strijdom and the president-general of the ANC, Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli. Strident views on why different racial groups should be separated are expressed. There are short gaps between reports in the programme and the film ends very abruptly.
Wyatt visits Sophiatown, which had been a suburb where Black, Coloured and Asian South Africans lived until the forced clearances of February 1955. The Group Areas Act compelled the different racial groups to live separately, and 65,000 people were forcibly removed to Soweto and Western Coloured Township (now Westbury).
This edition of 'Panorama' caused protests from the South African government. Read the first of three documents detailing this behind-the-scenes diplomatic crisis, Panorama Report on South Africa.
Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli gives his views on South Africa and democracy.
An early exposé of the divisions caused by apartheid in South Africa.
Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech at the Cape Town Parliament.
Government politicians blame black South Africans for violence after a demonstration.
South Africans speak about the roots of apartheid and experiencing its daily reality.
Racial tension around the world grows at the moment Nelson Mandela is imprisoned.
Special programme on the assassination of the prime minister of South Africa.
What do non-white South Africans feel about apartheid?
A vivid eye-witness report on the violence in Soweto in June 1976.
The aftermath for South Africa of the recent violence in Soweto.
The growing legacy of bitterness as changes are made in South Africa.
An abandoned baby causes problems for South African bureaucracy.
Reform in South Africa is criticised for not bringing an end to apartheid.
The indomitable civil-rights activist Ellen Kuzwayo in conversation.
Viewpoints on life under apartheid in South Africa.
How women in South Africa are leading the fight for an end to apartheid.
'Panorama' investigates a young black revolutionary group.
Bomb attack wrecks fast-food restaurant near Johannesburg.
Arthur Miller interviews Nelson Mandela, less than a year after his release.
Historic announcement from Cape Town Parliament on the end of apartheid.
Hope amongst confusion as all South Africans vote for the first time.
Highlights of a 'Blue Peter' summer expedition to South Africa.
A 'Panorama' producer considers the options in meeting a request from the South African government.
A BBC publicity statement in reaction to criticism from South Africa.
The South African High Commissioner has stated his case about the 'Panorama' programme on South Africa.
A South African cameraman describes his reaction to press reports on 'Panorama'.
Concerns are raised about the arrest and detention of two journalists.
South Africa denies detaining people because they work for the BBC.
The dangers facing journalists, particularly in South Africa.
The BBC considers the impact of one of its programmes.
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