South Africa Now - Show #N506

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
September 5, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:57
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Norway, Russian Federation, Europe
Language: English
0:08 - Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X; 0:51 - This week South Africa Now presents these stories; 2:24 - The uncensored news with hosts Fana Kekana and Mweli Mzizi; 2:30 - Violence Update, 25 people died over Labor Day weekend as political violence in the townships continues, discusses Inkatha, security forces, the ANC (African National Congress), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President F.W. de Klerk, Soweto, police conduct, the death toll; 3:44 - The Mandelas travels, discusses Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, conference on the causes hate; 4:22 - New York local sanctions law, included an interview with David Scott of the New York City Human Rights Commission, discusses companies with direct ties to South Africa, licensing, distribution; 5:07 - MALCOLM X, includes interviews with Dr. Betty Shabazz and journalist Les Payne, discusses Malcolm X, the independence of Namibia, Medgar Evers College, violence; 9:25 - OPERATION MEDIA CAMPAIGN reported by Emily Kasriel, includes video of a demonstration, a street interview with a South Africa filmmaker, includes an interview with FAWO organizer Michael Markovitz, discusses the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), white minority control of broadcasting, the Film and Allied Workers Organisation (FAWO), the apartheid system, restructuring of broadcasting, trade unionist; 11:58 - COVERING THE COVERAGE, includes an excerpt from the video "Winnie Mandela's Secret", includes an interview with former hit squad captain Dirk Coetzee, includes excerpts of an interview of Winnie Mandela on the Phil Donahue Show, discusses the right wing media lobby Accuracy in Media,  the killing of police informers, unrest, the military, police torture, assassinations, necklacing, David Zucchino; 15:19 - DIAMOND SANCTIONS reported by Eric Nadler, includes interviews of Martin Rappaport of RAPPAPORT DIAMOND REPORT, Lloyd Jaffe of the American Diamond Industry Association, Representative Mervyn Dymally and Richard Knight of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), discusses the Soviet Union, the Russians, Botswana, the De Beers diamond cartel, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), the Diamond District, powerful diamond interests, cheap labor, black workers, Anglo American, the U.S. Congress, economic sanctions, the report SOUTH AFRICA'S GOLD AND DIAMOND TRADE by David J. Koistinen and John E. Lind of CANICCOR Research, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), lobbying, Donald McHenry, Theodore Sorensen, the African-American Institute, Maurice Tempelsman, anti-apartheid causes, 22:40 - CULTURE AND FRONT LINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho and Nadja Smith, includes interviews with actor Elizabeth Markham, actor John Indi, and director Chris Hurt, discusses Zimbabwe theater, Strindberg's "Miss Julie", Athol Fugard, colonialism, interracial love; 26:30 - That's out program, discusses The Daily Mail, The Weekly Mail.

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