Apartheid in South Africa | Living under racial segregation and discrimination
Document Type | Minutes
03 December 1957
This document discusses a diplomatic incident that followed the broadcast of 'Panorama - Union of South Africa'.
Months after the 'Panorama' edition had been broadcast, a row between the South African government and the BBC continued to escalate. This 'Note of Conversation' between the Director-General Sir Ian Jacob and Dr JE Holloway and related material was discussed at a meeting of the Board of Governors, who backed the decision not to hand over the film.
Read the first document on this subject, 'Panorama' Report On South Africa.
The consequences facing people for being filmed in this programme could be serious. At the end of 1956, 156 people were tried for treason in a trial that lasted, in the case of some defendants, for four years. In December 1957, charges were dropped against 61 of the accused, including Oliver Tambo and Chief Albert Luthuli.
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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