The Future of one million Africans

United Kingdom, 1950

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Episode of Series “This Modern Age”.
A study of conditions in Bechuanaland, Basutoland, and Swaziland, the British protectorates on the borders of South Africa. The resources and products of each territory are looked at in turn. The contrast between modern ways of living and the old tribal traditions. How the problem of drought, with consequent soil erosion and deterioration is being tackled everywhere by engineering, agricultural and pastoral development. Improvements in medicine and education. How many of the natives leave the protectorates for short period to earn money in South African mines. Explains and discusses the political setup; how the High Commissioner worked with the help of Residential Commissioners and native Advisory Councils. Brief history of South African relations with the protectorates.

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This Modern Age

Duration

00:22:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1950

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This Modern Age

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This Modern Age

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ACMI Identifier

320777

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Africa - Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil erosion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Colonies

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Droughts

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil erosion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Africa - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Africa, North - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South Africa - Economic conditions

History → Africa - History

History → Great Britain - Colonies

Places → Africa

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Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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