South Africa Now - Show #N601

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
October 31, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Netherlands
Language: English
0:26 - Tom Brokaw, NBC News, on the Soweto street where Nelson Mandela lives; 1:00 - South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:18 - Uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Phillip Tomlinson; 2:31 - Torture in Detention: voice of Pretoria police spokesman, video of African National Congress (ANC) negotiator South African Communist Party (SACP) General Secretary Joe Slovo, discusses police brutality, Mac Maharaj, F.W. de Klerk; 4:07 - Black Majority Rights: the South African government presented its first constitutional model, discusses parliament, Nelson Mandela, one person one vote, ethnic considerations; 4:39 - F.W. de Klerk has been traveling to the Netherlands: video by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, the Dutch government, sanctions; 4:45 - Mothopeng 1912-1990: Zephania Mothopeng, leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), dies of cancer, video of Zephania Mothopeng in South Africa and at the United Nations; 7:14 - Labor Watch reported by Emily Kasriel: video of Moses Mayekiso, General Secretary, National Union  of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), interview of Jim Cason of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), discusses CAST (Civic Associations of the Southern Transvaal), grassroots movement, rent boycotts, townships, mass struggles, racism in local governments; 11:23 - Frontline Focus reported by Joseph Diescho 11:27 - In Namibia: appointment of Solomon “Jesus” Hawala as Army chief of staff, discusses SWAPO, torture 11:46 - Angola: Congress rejected a bill that would make covert aid to UNITA illegal, interviews with UNITA representative Abel Chivukuvuku and Angolan government consultant Damu Smith, discusses Jonas Savimbi, MPLA, elections, the CIA, Africa Watch, anti-personal land mines;  14:56 - AIDS in South Africa reported by Phillip Tomlinson: interviews of Dr. Mathilda Krim of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, Dr. David Sifris, Refile Serote of Township Aids Project, Mary Hermanus of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Renee Sabatiers of the Panos Institute, Soweto physician Dr. Ntatho Motlana, Dr. Gidon Farame of the Alexandra Health Clinic, Dr. Barry Kistasamy of the National Medical and Dental Assocation, discusses the apartheid system, the migrant labor system, single sex hostels, poverty, inadequate healthcare, condoms, regional violence, Inkatha, AIDS education, safe sex; 21:35 - Culture reported by Mweli Mzizi: excerpt of SongoLoLo Voices of Change by South African exile Marianne Kaplan, video of peoples poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, video of Memorial for Kippie Moeketsi; 24:53 - Comment by Executive Producer Danny Schechter, discusses South Africa Now point of view, apartheid, Friends of the ANC and Frontline States [Note: the correct spelling of the name is Mathilde Krim.]

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