South Africa Now - Show #N602

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
November 7, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:41
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
0:50 - activist Queen Mother Moore; 0:38 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:00 - The uncensored news with Mweli Mzizi and Phillip Tomlinson; 2:07 - CONSERVATIVE DEMONSTRATION: includes an interview of Stephanus C. Jacobs of the Conservative Party, discusses the reforms of F.W. de Klerk, the National Party, the self-determination of the whites, a unitary state system, protest, defiance, the oppressed black majority, a march on De Klerk's office in Pretoria; 2:53 - UNITY SUMMIT: discusses Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), violence, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the ANC (African National Congress), Nelson Mandela, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Soweto's Orlando Stadium, one settler one bullet, Zephania Mothopeng; 3:33 - POLITICAL PRISONERS & EXILES: discusses release of political prisoners, the return of exiles, plans to prosecute eight ANC activists, Mac Maharaj, Ronnie Kasrils, charges of terrorism and the illegal possession of arms, prison, the South African government; 4:11 - BUSINESS FUTURE partly reported by Thandeka Gqubule: includes an interview of Joseph Labonte of the American Business Initiative For a Free South Africa, includes video of Labonte on the McLaughlin Report, discusses business leaders part in negotiations, the European Community, sanctions, corporate America, the end of apartheid, the new South Africa, the economy, unemployment, chief executives, Allan Boesak, Desmond Tutu, the South African anti-apartheid movement, South African business leaders, negotiations for a new constitution, American investors, return to South Africa, the UDF (United Democratic Front), sanctions; 7:06 - SISTER CITY reported by Emily Kasriel: includes video of Lawaaikamp, includes video of St. Paul City Councilman Bill Wilson in Lawaaikamp and St. Paul, , discusses forced removal, St. Paul, Minnesota, evections, land, community leaders, children, families; 8:26 - FRONTLINE FOCUS with Joseph Diescho: 8:30 - FRONTLINE FOCUS Mozambique: includes video of Mozambique, discusses Renamo rebels, homes, dislocated refugees, a new constitution, multiparty elections, peace talks; 9:10 - FRONTLINE FOCUS Namibia: includes an interview of Namibian Foreign Minister Theo-Ben Gurirab, discusses Sam Nujoma honored at the African-American Institute dinner; 9:46 - FRONTLINE FOCUS New York Marathon: includes an interview of Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks, discusses athletes, compete internationally, Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya; 10:34 - TOURISM ON ROBBEN ISLAND: discusses a plan to convert Robben Island Prison into a fantasy island resort, a yacht club, a Nelson Mandela Suit; 11:16 - INDIANS SOUTH AFRICA: includes excerpts of the video Tarkari and Coke including interview of Yusuf Mosam, B.K. Patel and Hamid Mosam, includes an interview of Ismail Meer, incudes video of the 1952 Defiance Campaign, discusses the life of South Africa's Indian community, indentured farm laborers, small stores, the Boer War, poverty, the cast system, the Group Areas Act, Indian businesses, Mahatma Gandhi, the Natal Indian Congress, the oppressed majority, the freedom movement, the oppressed, Ahmed Kathrada, the South African Communist Party (SACP), Jay Naidoo, COSATU, Valli Moosa, lawyer Priscilla Jana, Fatima Meer, a nonracial outlook, ethnic unity, tribal affiliations, race classification, segregation, nonviolence; 17:39 - Culture, South African POETRY: includes excerpt from the documentary Songololo featuring poet and storyteller Gcina Mhlope produced by Marianne Kaplan; 25:20 - Nelson Mandela in Japan: includes video Japanese audience rocking to Peter Gabriel's song about Steve Biko sung in Tokyo a few years ago, discusses the Japanese Parliament the Diet, lack of support for the freedom struggle

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