South Africa Now - Show #N708

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
Undated, apparently March 20, 1991
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 00:28:48
1:04 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:15 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:22 - POLK AWARD: Long Island University announces South Africa Now has been election for a special Polk Award, discusses censorship, apartheid, the black majority, conditions of daily life, police brutality, the protest movement; 3:18 - LAND REFORMS: includes interviews of United Democratic Front (UDF) leader Murphy Morobe and Tom Karis of the City University of New York (CUNY), discusses segregation in land ownership, the pro-apartheid Conservative Party, the ANC (African National Congress), land held communally by Africans, land confiscated from black South Africans, land hunger; 5:06 - VIOLENCE UPDATE: discusses political violence, Alexandra township, people killed, Inkatha, a peace rally, community leaders, an unrest area, police; 5:30 - WINNIE MANDELA: discusses a key witness, contradictions in testimony, lawyer George Bizos, leader of the Conservative Party sentenced to 14 day jail term, the De Klerk administration, the kidnap of a key witness; 6:05 - DEATH PENALTY reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes interviews of human rights activist Paula McBride, human rights lawyer Richard Dicker and civil rights lawyer Selewe Peter Mothle, includes photographs of people on death row including David Mokoena, Gideon Madlongolwane, Boy Japhta, Rodney Moloi and Evelina de Briun, discusses hanging, executions, political prisoners, death row, Robert McBride, common purpose, guilt by association, the Upington 14, apartheid, the book Waiting to Die in Pretoria; 8:58 - KEEP THE PRESSURE ON: includes an interview of Adotei Akwei of the American Committee on Africa, discusses filmmaker Spike Lee,  actress Alfre Woodard, lobbying Congress, economic sanctions against South Africa, the leadership of the House, Speaker Thomas Foley, Congressman William Gray, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Bush administration, F.W. de Klerk, the grassroots; 10:23 - FRONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE reported by Stuart Sender about the period leading up to the independence elections with statements by South African Foreign Minister Roelof “Pik” Botha and UN Special Representative to Namibia Martti Ahtisaari and interviews of Commission on the Independence of Namibia Gay McDougall and SWAPO UN Representative Hinyangerwa Asheeke NAMIBIA'S FUTURE includes excepts from the documentary Winds of Hope produced by New Dawn Video with interviews including of Multi-Services owner Siggi Timm, Planning Commission director Dr. Z.J. Ngavirue and Minster for Housing Dr. Libertine Amathila and the documentary Rebirth of a Nation produced by Kevin Harris with an interview of Namibian editor Gwen Lister, discusses Walvis Bay, United Nations Resolution 435, Cuban troops, the Namibian liberation movement South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), a bush war, the London Sunday Telegraph, the counterinsurgency unit Koevoet, Namibian exiles, register to vote, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), Sam Nujoma, independence, political freedom, upliftment of the standard of living, development, unemployment, the white business community, reconciliation, assault, death threats, people registered to vote, political parties, polling stations

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