South Africa Now - Show #N603

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
November 14, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:48
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada
Language: English
0:21 - Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, the Lion of Soweto; 0:55 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:21 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Phillip Tomlinson; 2:27 - NEWSLINE UNITY SUMMIT reported by Nadja Smith: includes interviews of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Afrikaner Church Minister Beyers Naude, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa of the Institute for Contextual Theology, includes excepts of a report by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), discusses church leaders unity conference, apartheid, the Dutch Reformed Church, denominations, church leaders, the gospel of Christianity, black liberation, Andries Treurnicht, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), redistribution of wealth, reconciliation, conservative politicians; 6:16 - NEWSLINE UNREST CONTINUES: includes an interview of AZAPO leader Pule Pule, discusses Atteridgeville, a dawn to dusk curfew, townships, fighting, ANC, AZAPO (Azanian People’s Organization), political differences, Black Consciousness, negotiations; 7:48 - Development bank: includes a video of Nelson Mandela in the U.S., discusses a post-apartheid South Africa, an American foundation executive, unnamed business people overseas; 8:28 - LABOR WATCH reported by Emily Kasriel: includes interviews of Cyril Ramaphosa of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), ANC negotiator Joe Slovo, Kurt van Schoernding of the South African Foundation and Faith MacDonald of the Labor and Economic Research Center, discusses a Workers Charter, labor rights, the Freedom Charter, independent trade unions, the right to strike, industrial democracy, management decisions, South African business, employers, contracts, a nonracial democracy; 11:48 - FRONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: includes an Angolan television (TPA) report by Ric Wasserman with an interview of Columbia University Professor Mark Kesselman, discusses Canada writing off debt owed by Zimbabwe, poverty, the debt burden, Angola's appeal to the United States for diplomatic recognition, the Solarz Amendment, military aid, Jonas Savimbi, UNITA, the end of the Cold War; 13:49 - Nelson Mandela: discusses nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by 67 members of the U.S. Congress, the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), Inkatha (Inkatha Freedom Party, IFP); 14:13 - MANDELA IN AMERICA: includes excepts of the home video Mandela in America released by A Vision and directed by Danny Schechter with interviews of Senator Ted Kennedy, anti-apartheid activist Caroline Hunter, discusses Boston, Stevie Wonder, Winnie Mandela, Polaroid, sanctions; 22:05 - CULTURE Music: includes video of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, includes interviews of music producer West Nkosi and Simon "Mahlathini" Nkabinde, discusses music of the townships of Johannesburg, state repression, Mbaqanga [Note: Kurt van Schoernding is presumably Kurt von Schirnding.]

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