South Africa Now - Show #201

by Globalvision
New York, New York, United States Undated, about February 8, 1989
Duration: 29:03
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
0:49 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 1:39 - All this and more with hosts Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven; 2:14 - News reports by independent journalists inside South Africa on the implications of P.W. Botha's recent stroke and his decision to resign as leader of the National Party: reports by Ameen Akhalwaya editor of The Indicator and Tony Weaver, discusses Foreign Minister Pik Botha, F.W. de Klerk, General Magnus Malan, the State Security Council,  rightwing vigilantes, the Conservative Party, the Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB), apartheid policies, Kraaifontein, guerrilla activity, State of Emergency media restrictions; 4:35 - formation of the Democratic Party, discusses white politics; 4:47 - The Human Rights Commission reports detainees at Diepkloof Prison, now approaching 1,000 days behind bars without charges, have started a hunger strike to protest their incarceration; 5:01 - Two member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) were in New York: interviews of Murphy Morobe and Mohammed Valli Moosa, discusses Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, torture; 6:24 - Visiting international delegation of church leaders: interview of Frank Chikane of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), discusses sanctions, James Baker; 6:50 - Namibia’s Road to Freedom reported by Mweli Mzizi: interviews of South West African People's Organization President Sam Nujoma, Omarou Youssoufou of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), video of South African Foreign Minister R.F. "Pik" Botha, discusses UN Resolution 435, South African troop withdrawal, free elections, SWAPO, the Angola Peace Agreement, UN peacekeeping forces, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi; 9:19 - African-American Institute conference in Lusaka, Zambia: interview with Frank Ferrari, video of Kenneth Kaunda, discusses aid, debt relief, apartheid, the Frontline States; 11:19 - Covering the Coverage: interview of Les Payne of Newsday; 11:39 - Investigtive Report the South African Lobby by Eric Nadler: interviews of Rev. David Thebahali of Faithways Bible Church, David Balsiger of Biblical News Service, David Crane of People For The American Way, Paul Virts of Christian Broadcasting Network, Rev. Ray McCauley of Rhema Bible Church and Kaffir Boy author Mark Mathabane, video of the National Religious Broadcasters conference, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell and Jesse Jackson on Nightline, discusses the religious right, the South African Tourist Board, divestment, disinvestment, Oliver Tambo, the ANC (African National Congress), civil rights, Krugerrands; 18:30 - Culture, excepts from Signals Singing the Changes: interviews with Barney Simon of Market Theatre, poet Mzwakhe Mbuli and writer Don Materra, video of a performance of Bhambatha's Children performed by the Sarmcol Workers Co-operative, discuses Soweto, unrest, the Delmas Trial, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), solitary confinement, BTR [Note: The correct spelling of the names is Oumarou Youssoufou and David Thebehali.]

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