South Africa Now - Show #N706

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
March 6, 1991
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 29:22
0:26 - Dirk Coetzee, Former Police Hit Squad Commander; 1:10 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:24 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:30 - Death Squads are back in the news Phillip Tomlinson reports: Chief Mhlabunzima Maphumulo was gunned down February 26 in Natal province, includes video of Zulu Chief Mhlab’unzima Maphumulo, discusses violence, the ANC (African National Congress), Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the Inkatha movement, security forces, peace, the KwaZulu government, Chris Hani, General Magnus Malan, the Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB), capital punishment, hangings, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa), the South African Police (SAP), South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), human rights leaders, the murder of labor lawyer Bheki Mlangeni, military explosives; 5:55 -  Thandeka Gqubule remembers her friends Mhlabunzima Maphumulo and Bheki Mlangeni, discusses the South African National Students Congress (SANSCO), the University of Witwatersrand, refugee camps; 6:57 - Multi-Party Talks: video of a South African Broadcasting report including interviews of Andries Treurnight and President F.W. de Klerk, discusses Nelson Mandela, the educational crisis for black students, homeland leaders, the Conservative Party (CP), the AWB, negotiations, the South African Communist Party (SACP), security laws, commando units, a new constitution, one man one vote; 10:17 - Soviet Union-South Africa: interview of the Institute of African Studies Director Anatoly Gromyko, discusses U.S.S.R., sanctions, diamonds, De Beers; 11:19 - Labor Watch Emily Kaasriel reports: interviews of Phillip Strauss of the White Workers Union of South Africa and labor historian Lulu Callinicos, discusses the Afrikaner movement, nonracial unions, COSATU; 14:14 - Frontlne Focus with Joseph Diescho; 14:19 - Drought and starvation: discusses UNITA, the withdrawal of Cuban troops, corn and millet harvest; 14:46 - the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MDM) held a four day convention, discusses Frederick Chiluba, President Kenneth Kaunda, presidential elections; 15:13 - South African romances: includes interview of anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak, discusses Winnie Mandela, Willem de Klerk, Erica Adams; 16:01 - non-racialism reported by Nadja Smith: interviews of Julie Frederikse the author of the book The Unbreakable Thread,  Dean T.S. Farisani of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa, Ismail Meer, Joe Slovo , Albie Sachs and Thembinkosi Mkalipi, discusses gold, migrant workers, the Freedom Charter, white anti-apartheid activists, David Webster, economic exploitation, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), black consciousness movements; 32:30 - Culture reported by Mweli Mzizi: video of the group Bright Blue’s  song “Weeping”, images of Cape Town, Soweto, Sharpeville; 27:51 - the video Mandela in America can be ordered from South Africa Now; 28:15 - As we completed this program we learned the United Democratic Front (UDF) will dissolve [Note: apparently the correct spelling of the name is Luli Callinicos]

Used by permission of Globalvision.