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  • Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Hell of a Job (2010)
  • 57 min | Documentary
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Hell of a Job (2010)
57 min | Documentary

In part two of this seven part series Oliver Tambo is sent abroad to run the ANC after it is banned in South Africa in 1960. This episode traces Tambo's efforts to bring the injustice of apartheid to the world's attention. He insists that ...See moreIn part two of this seven part series Oliver Tambo is sent abroad to run the ANC after it is banned in South Africa in 1960. This episode traces Tambo's efforts to bring the injustice of apartheid to the world's attention. He insists that the apartheid regime can be brought to the negotiating table if the governments would sanction and isolate South Africa, which economically and culturally depends on its links to the western world. Major allies are found, most notably the nations of Africa, and the governments of Sweden, Norway and the Soviet Union. The ANC's efforts are boosted in South Africa by the Soweto uprising and the murder of Steve Biko. South Africa becomes more than a country; it is a cause, a worldwide emblem for injustice. A major victory is won: a United Nations mandatory arms embargo, the first in history. But no one will sanction South Africa economically and by the time the story ends a bloodbath seems inevitable. Written by Clarity Films See less
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Shadi Chauke
Narrator (voice) (as Mmaboshadi M. Chauke) Narrator (voice) (as Mmaboshadi M. Chauke)   See fewer
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Oliver Tambo
Self - African National Congress (archive footage) Self - African National Congress (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ronald Segal
Self - South African journalist Self - South African journalist   See fewer
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Frene Ginwala
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Sipho Makana
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Mac Maharaj
Self - South African Communist Party Self - South African Communist Party   See fewer
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Abdul Minty
Self - honorary secretary, British Anti-Apartheid Movement Self - honorary secretary, British Anti-Apartheid Movement   See fewer
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Diana Collins
Self - Defence & Aid Fund Self - Defence & Aid Fund   See fewer
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Barbara Masekela
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Kwame Nkrumah
Self - president of Ghana 1960-1966 (archive footage) Self - president of Ghana 1960-1966 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Mohamed Sahnoun
Self - Algerian diplomat Self - Algerian diplomat   See fewer
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Julius Nyerere
Self - leader of Tanzania 1964-1985 (archive footage) Self - leader of Tanzania 1964-1985 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Peter Molotsi
Self - Pan Africanist Congress of Azania Self - Pan Africanist Congress of Azania   See fewer
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Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy
Self - head of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid Self - head of the United Nations Centre against Apartheid   See fewer
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Les De Villiers
Self - South African minister for communications 1962-1978 Self - South African minister for communications 1962-1978   See fewer
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Salim Ahmed Salim
Self - Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations 1970-1980 Self - Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations 1970-1980   See fewer
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Kenneth Kaunda
Self - president of Zambia 1964-1991 Self - president of Zambia 1964-1991   See fewer
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Sonny Ramphal
Self - Commonwealth Secretary-General 1975-1990 Self - Commonwealth Secretary-General 1975-1990   See fewer
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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd
Self - prime minister of South Africa 1958-1966 (archive footage) (as Hendrik Verwoerd) Self - prime minister of South Africa 1958-1966 (archive footage) (as Hendrik Verwoerd)   See fewer
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Duncan Sandys
Self - British diplomat (archive footage) Self - British diplomat (archive footage)   See fewer
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Billy Modise
Self - African National Congress Self - African National Congress   See fewer
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Nelson Mandela
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Vladimir Shemiatenkov
Self - International Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Self - International Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union   See fewer
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Vladimir Shubin
Self - Africa Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Self - Africa Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union   See fewer
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Patrice Lumumba
Self - Congolese independence leader (archive footage) Self - Congolese independence leader (archive footage)   See fewer
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Barend du Plessis
Self - South African politician Self - South African politician   See fewer
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Olof Palme
Self - Swedish Social Democratic politician (archive footage) Self - Swedish Social Democratic politician (archive footage)   See fewer
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Per Wästberg
Self - Swedish author Self - Swedish author   See fewer
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B.J. Vorster
Self - prime minister of South Africa (archive footage) (as John Vorster) Self - prime minister of South Africa (archive footage) (as John Vorster)   See fewer
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Henry Kissinger
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Pierre Schori
Self - Swedish politician Self - Swedish politician   See fewer
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Trevor Huddleston
Self - English Anglican bishop (archive footage) Self - English Anglican bishop (archive footage)   See fewer
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Desmond Tutu
Self (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu) Self (as Archbishop Desmond Tutu)   See fewer
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J.D. Vorster
Self - South African Reformed Church (archive footage) Self - South African Reformed Church (archive footage)   See fewer
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Albert van den Heuvel
Self - World Council of Churches Self - World Council of Churches   See fewer
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Wilfred Wood
Self - World Council of Churches Self - World Council of Churches   See fewer
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David Haslam
Self - World Council of Churches Self - World Council of Churches   See fewer
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Michael Ramsey
Self - The Archbishop of Canterbury (archive footage) Self - The Archbishop of Canterbury (archive footage)   See fewer
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Gonville Ffrench-Beytagh
Self - the Dean of Johannesburg (archive footage) Self - the Dean of Johannesburg (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ambrose Reeves
Self - Anglican Priest (archive footage) Self - Anglican Priest (archive footage)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 11 votes