South Africa Now - Show #N510

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
October 3, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 29:54
0:07 – Vusisizwe Players; 0:46 – Summary of stories in this episode; 2:26 – Anchors Thandeka Gqubule and Phillip Tomlinson; 2:30 - African National Congress holds first regional conventions in 31 years: discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, police crackdowns, organizing, the peace process; 3:23 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu visits New York: includes an interview with Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, discusses F.W. de Klerk's White House visit, President Bush, sanctions, Congress, the 1986 law, the process to end apartheid, Winnie Mandela charged with murder, media reports, Nelson Mandela, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, homeland leaders, interests in the West involvement in the South African economy, Australia; 6:37 - FRONTLINE FOCUS with Joseph Diescho: includes an interview of Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis of the United Church of Christ, includes video of a demonstration outside the United Nations, includes video of a Children’s Summit at the United Nations including excepts of speeches by UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, Namibia President Sam Nujoma, discusses the CIA backed war in Angola, Jonas Savimbi, UNITA, a UNICEF report, destabilization, heath care, education; 9:59 - The Hidden Hand reported by Nadja Smith: includes interviews of Nelson Mandela, Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African educator Sheila Sisulu, strategic analyst Jakkie Cilliers, Nomazizi Sokudela, Gay McDougall of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, discusses the violence in South Africa’s township, AK-47 rifles, Renamo (MNR, Mozambique National Resistance), massacres on commuter trains, the South African military, ethnic group, political affiliation, Natal, Koevoet, counterinsurgency, assassination of political activists, the KwaZulu Police (KZP), corpses, trained Inkatha vigilantes, Chief Buthelezi, the South African security forces, right wing groups, the Caprivi Strip, rape, killing, askaris, the KwaZulu homeland, government hit squads, the negotiation process; 20:14 - Culture YOU STRIKE A WOMEN, YOU STRIKE A ROCK: includes video of the play "You Strike a Women, You Strike A Rock" performed by the Vusisizwe Players at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase, includes interviews of Nomvula Qosha, Thobeka Maqutyana and Poppy Tsira, includes interviews with members of the audience, discusses, the plight of back women in South Africa, Cape Town

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