South Africa Now - Show #N605

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
November 28, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:48
0:08 - Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique; 0:54 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:16 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:23 - Meeting of Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk report by Kenneth Dan: discusses the government, the ANC (African National Congress), the negotiating process, marches, stay-a-ways, boycotts, direct action, political prisoners, allowing exiles to return, police, military, political violence, people dying, the Transkei, the promise of reform, democracy; 4:15 - Interview of Max du Preez, Editor, Vrye Weekblad: discusses the National Party government; 4:57 - PAC endorses call for a united front: includes an interview with PAC Representative to the United Nations Count Piertersen, discusses the PAN (Pan Africanist Congress), a constituent assembly, a new constitution, armed struggle; 6:04 - NEWSLINE PAC EXILES: discusses PAC accuses the government of insincerity, temporary immunity from arrest, policy issues, a national conference in December, PAC General Secretary Benny Alexander; 6:40 - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns: includes a phone interview of Labour MP and Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Donald Anderson, discusses the Commonwealth, sanctions, the European Community, world leaders; 7:35 - FONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: includes interviews of the Managing Editor of Africa Recovery Roy Laishley and Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano, discusses the Frontline States, Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), hunger, undernutrition, economic problems, a debt trap, the World Bank, exporters of capital, austerity measures, social services, oil prices, import bills, the Gulf Crisis, national debt, per capita income, Renamo rebels, rural schools, Western donors, Third World economic troubles, a debt trap, poverty, an economy devastated by war, commodities; 11:24 - COVERING THE COVERAGE reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes an interview of Boston University scholar Chris Patterson, discusses American news coverage of the Frontline States, American television, the African Studies Association, journalists, the networks, NBC, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, destabilization, war, famine, poverty; 13:59 - Newsline Greenpeace in SOUTH AFRICA: discusses pollution, the conference Environment for a Changing South Africa, ecology; 14:08 - QUESTION OF THE WEEK: discusses amount spent per student on education in South Africa; 14:33 - IN DEPTH Grassroots ACTIVIST reported by Nadja Smith: includes an interview of Sister Bernard Ncube of the Institute for Contextual Theology, includes video of Sister Bernard Ncube speaking at a South Africa Women's Day event in Johannesburg on August 9, 1989, discusses Grassroots Exchange, activists, organizing, churches, families, trade union debates, trains from Soweto to Johannesburg, an injury to one is an injury to all, organizers, mobilizing, street committees, rents, houses, taxes, a boycott of rent and utilities, townships, women, exile, prison, local realities, the ANC, democratic structures, violence, third world countries, solving problems, civic issues, unity, services, suffering, the dignity of a human being; 21:27 - CULTURE VIVA MANDELA:  includes excerpts of a music video Viva Mandela [Note Count Piertersen  is presumably Count Pietersen.]

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