South Africa Now - Show #N105

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer),Globalvision
New York, New York, United States August 29, 1989
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
0:23 - Arthur Ashe of Artists of Artists and Athletes Against Apartheid, discusses Harry Belafonte; 1:00 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 1:50 - The news with Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven; 1:58 - DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES: includes a voice interview with a South African photographer, discusses repression, police, protesters, rubber bullets, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, teargas, children, a church service in Cape Town, an anti-apartheid demonstration, violence, the University of the Western Cape, the ban on press coverage of police activity, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), NACTU (National Council of Trade Unions), government laws prohibiting union activity; 3:33-More on the Defiance Campaign reported by Nadja Smith: includes video of Nelson Mandela, includes video of a talk by Rev. Allan Boesak of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, includes interviews of Rapu Molekane of the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO) and Michael Clough of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses civil disobedience, passive resistance, laws requiring Indians be fingerprinted, Mahatma Gandhi, the Defiance of Unjust Laws Campaign, South African women, a campaign against pass laws, armed struggle, peace and nonviolence, elections, the exclusion of the black majority, jailed, detained without trial, the Mass Democratic Movement, underground organization, hunger strikers in prison, force the release of detainees, the arrest of Trevor Manuel, street committees, block committees; 6:49 - ANC PEACE PLAN: includes an interview of Dan Mafole, discusses the African National Congress (ANC), negotiations, a blueprint for ending apartheid, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), an interim government, one person one vote, rewrite South Africa's constitution; 7:33 - CORPORATE CLOUT reported by Stuart Sender: includes video of protesters outside Shell Oil, Mobil Oil in New York and Citibank (Citicorp), includes interviews of Peter Hanson of the UN Center on Transnationals, David Hauk of the Investor Research Resource Center, Bobby Godsell of Anglo-American Corporation and Jay Naidoo of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), includes video of testimony by Rev. Allan Boesak and Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, discusses United Nations hearings in Geneva next month, shareholder actions, the departure of corporations, corporate involvement in South Africa and Namibia, foreign investment, foreign trade, foreign finance, Lowell Weicker, Judith Hart, former Austrian chancellor Bruno Kreisky, Nigerian Wole Soyinka, multilateral sanctions, the South African economy, a cheap labor system; 11:46 - NAMIBIA WATCH with Joseph Diescho: includes an interview of Gay McDougall of the Commission on Independence for Namibia, discusses Harold Wolpe, lack of secrecy, the validity of vote count, ballots, exclusion of political parties, South African officials, elections, SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organization), the Constituent Assembly, the Constitution, Koevoet troops, the United Nations, peacekeeping, monitoring, torture of political prisoners in Angola and Zambia, the Red Cross, detainees released, independence; 14:40 - Ceasefire in Angola: discusses Jonas Savimbi, UNITA, CIA-backed Angolan rebel movement, the MPLA government, fighting, the Angolan government, backing for UNITA from the U.S. and South Africa, military operations; 15:15 - Tennis reported by Mweli Mzizi: includes an interview of Arthur Ashe of Artists and Athletes Against Apartheid, discusses the Association of Tennis Professionals, tournaments scheduled for South Africa next year; 16:27 - ELECTION PREVIEW reported by Jay Weiss:  includes video of soldiers outside the South African Parliament, includes interviews of Tom Lodge of the Social Science Research Council, Michael Clough of the Council on Foreign Relations, Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative in South Africa (IDASA) and Matt Essau , includes video of talks by South African Foreign Minister Pik Bother and Andries Treurnicht of the Conservative Party,  includes an interview of Wynand Malan of the Democratic Party (DP), includes interview of people on the street, discusses the white election on September 6, Acting President F.W. de Klerk, the National Party,  no black faces, so-called reform, chambers for Asians and Coloureds, the resignation of P.W. Botha, Afrikaner nationalism, democracy, justice, the Group Areas Act, negotiations, political prisoners, English speakers, the Afrikaner people, liberalism, the UDF (United Democratic Front), PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Inkatha, the extra-Parliamentary field; 24:28 - Culture A PEOPLE POET: includes an interview with student leader Rapu Molekane, discusses Mzwakhe Mbuli, detained, hand grenades; 25:28 - Culture DIE STRUGGLE: includes excerpts of the music video "DIE STRUGGLE" by the Cape Town group the Genuines with Klopse music; 27:41 - The staff of South Africa Now has received the Giraffe Commendation from the Giraffe Project [Note: The correct spelling of the name is Matt Esau.]

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