South Africa Now - Show #N606

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
December 5, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:41
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
0:29 - Concerned Soweto Youth; 1:00 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:35 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:43 - UNITY SUMMIT reported by Susan De Villiers: discusses violence, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, homeland leaders, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the ANC (African National Congress), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IPF), AZAPO, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), death squads, the South African Police (SAP), the black community; 3:39 - PROTEST: discusses a woman's march for peace, the town of Louis Trichardt, a boycott of white businesses to protest an attack by white "neo-nazis" men, children picnicking in a local park, white shop owners; 4:20 - ATTACK ON THE PRESS: includes an interview of Max du Preez of the newspaper Vrye Weekblad, discusses the death squad story, poison, the South African military, ANC activists, the Harms Commission, a court in South Africa, the South African Police (SAP), a military forensic specialist, covert murder squads; 7:04 - Jailing opponents of apartheid: includes an interview of Rapu Molekane, General Secretary, ANC Youth League, discusses apartheid, FW de Klerk, detention policy, the commitment of youth; 8:05 - FRONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: includes an interview of Mozambican journalist Leite Vasponcelos, discusses war, dislocation, a new constitution, multiparty democracy, presidential and parliamentary elections, the FRELIMO party, the fight for independence, Mozambique’s economy, RENAMO rebels, efforts to destabilize the country, Rhodesia, a partial ceasefire, violence, guns, rightwing groups in the United States; 11:16 - COVERING THE COVERAGE reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video of Danny Schechter in South Africa in front of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), discusses ABC World News Tonight, Nelson Mandela, the ANC, media restrictions; 13:12 - AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video of Puppets Against AIDS, includes an interviews of Gary Friedman of Puppets Against AIDS; Gerry Davidson, Editor of Exit magazine; South Africa physician Dr. Salim Karim; Dr. Gidon  Frame of Alexandra Clinic; Refiloe Serote of Township AIDS Project; and Immaculate Shabalana of Soweto Concerned Youth, discusses the Natal Witness, free condoms, AIDS awareness programs, townships, health care, the late Jim Henson, gay rights, South Africa’s gay community, safe sex, health officials, traditional healers, kids, sex education, the Soweto Youth Symposium, trade unions, an alternative AIDS taskforce; 20:25 - CULTURE KALAHARI SURFERS: includes an interview of Warrick Sony, discusses singing the news, Umkhonto weSizwe, PW Botha, a weapon of struggle

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