Dr Verwoerd – South Africa Republic

Dr. H.F. Verwoerd and C.R Swart - The man wearing the presidential sash is CR (Charles Robberts) Swart, the first State President. He was State President from the declaration of the Republic (May 31 1961) until 1967. I would therefore hazard a guess that this fascinating footage is from the celebration of the declaration of the Republic on or shortly after May 31 1961. from old 8mm footage