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Walking on Coals: the White Tribe of Africa

First transmitted in 1980, David Dimbleby follows the stories of some of the people he interviewed for his earlier programme on the Afrikaners, 'The White Tribe of Africa'. Despite great wealth for some, and a booming economy, he finds severe hardship in the homelands of South Africa. There is also increasing anger about inequalities and police brutality, which the Panorama team were on hand to witness.

50 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Sep 1986 20:15
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

Afrikaners are descended from white European settlers, mainly from the Netherlands, who came to South Africa from the 17th century onwards. They are sometimes known as Boers, and in the 19th Century they developed a nationalist identity based on a shared language and way of life known as Afrikaans. The Afrikaans political movement grew in strength in the aftermath of the Boer War in the early 20th Century.


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Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
ParticipantAllan Boesak
ProducerDavid Harrison
ParticipantPW Botha
ParticipantGatsha Buthelezi
ParticipantSheena Duncan
ParticipantFrikkie Huyser
ParticipantPiet Koomhof
ParticipantHuibrecht Kriel
ParticipantKlaan Kriel
ParticipantSolly Madlala
ParticipantBitty Muller
ParticipantF Van Zyl Slabbert

Apartheid in South Africa Collection

Apartheid Collection

This programme is available online as part of the Apartheid in South Africa Collection.

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