South Africa Now - Show #N608

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
December 19, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
0:30 - Julia Richman High School in New York City; 1:05 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:30 - The uncensored news with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:35 - NEWSLINE TAMBO RETURNS reported by Nadja Smith: discusses the return from exile of ANC President Oliver Tambo to a hero's welcome,  transfer of power, a non-racial South Africa, police, riot gear, attack dogs, The New York Times, crowds, Johannesburg airport, expectations of change, F.W. de Klerk, strikes, boycotts, demonstrations, talks with the government, negotiations, the ANC (African National Congress), the ANC Consultative Conference,  the unconditional release of all political prisoners, the return of all exiles, the end to all political trials, the repeal of repressive security laws; 5:50 - Interview of underground ANC leader Ronnie Kasrils, discusses Mac Maharaj, arrest, negotiations, the armed struggle, the mass struggle, ANC strategy; 10:02 - NEWSLINE PAC CONFERENCE reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video of a PAC conference include a speech by Clarence Makwetu, discusses the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), white domination, the De Klerk government, a constituent assembly, delegates, self-determination, the mass struggle; 11:59 - Inkatha leader Chief Gatsha Buthelezi: include video of Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi in the Phola Park squatter camp, discusses Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok, migrant worker hostels, violence, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), ANC supporters, killing for political reasons; 13:05 - Thokoza township: includes video of Frank Chikane of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), discusses Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Joe Slovo, victims of the fighting, a squatter camp; 14:11 - FRONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: includes an interview of human rights lawyer David Smuts, discusses an agreement between the Soviet-backed government of Angola and UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, a date for free elections, a ceasefire agreement, rights protected by the constitution, the death sentence; 15:24 - IN DEPTH Environment Issues: includes excerpts from the documentary movie South Africa: The Wasted Land produced by Toni Strasburg including interviews with Eddie Koch of The Weekly Mail, discusses pollution, mercury, industrial waste, lead, sanctions, foreign debt, black people, apartheid, the Bantustans, the Middle East, Israel; 17:39 - Toxic waste controversy in the United State reported by Emily Kasriel: including video of a protest at the Americans Cyanamid headquarters in New Jersey on December 10 including a speech by New Jersey Council of Churches President William Freeman, includes interviews of protesters Michelle Vaccari, Chaun Ceen Gore and Cindy McGovern and an interview of Jim Valet of Greenpeace, discusses a toxic-free Christmas, Thor Chemicals, the KwaZulu homeland, Natal, Human Rights Day, Transkei, Ciskei, Mr. Poison Gian Franco Ambrosini (Gianfranco Ambrosini), Aluminum slag, the ANC; 21:24 - CULTURE RADIO 702: includes an interview of 702 talk show host John Robbie, discusses freedom of expression, an alternative press, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Bophuthatswana, social and political subjects, the ANC, Talk at Nine, violence, curfew, unrest, apartheid, white man's law, townships

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