Apartheid in South Africa | Living under racial segregation and discrimination
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 June 1976
DURATION | 22 minutes 54 seconds
A report filmed three years earlier and a discussion broadcast from Johannesburg consider current conditions in Soweto. Dean Desmond Tutu argues that the problems are caused by deep resentment over the inequalities generated by apartheid, whereas Dirk Richards, a government supporter, contends that the main violence was provoked by communist agitators.
It is estimated that 575 people died in the violence during the summer of 1976. These included police informers and welfare workers as well as anti-apartheid demonstrators. The majority of people who lost their lives were under the age of 25. Sam Nzima's photograph of the lifeless body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson being carried away became the defining image of the uprising. There is now a memorial to Hector Pieterson in Soweto.
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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