South Africa Now - Show #N701

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
January 30, 1991
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Iraq
Language: English
1:00 - Summary of stories in this episode; 2:05 - Anchors Phillip Tomlinson and Thandeka Gqubule; 2:32 - Meeting: includes a phone report by Kenneth Dan on a meeting between ANC leader Nelson Mandela and Inkatha Chief Buthelezi on January 29, discusses the homeland KwaZulu, the KwaZulu Police (KZP), patronage, jobs, violence; 5:04 - ANTI-WAR PROTESTS: includes a CNN World Report by Anton Enus of SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) including interviews of Imtaz Suliman of the South African Muslim Relief Agency and South African Foreign Minister R.F. “Pik” Botha, discusses the Gulf War, Muslim groups, Saddam Hussein, the  power of prayer, the Conservative Party, South African Jews, Middle East wars, peace; 7:28 - COVERING THE COVERAGE: includes an interview of Weekly Mail reporter Mark Gevisser, discusses protests in the U.S., the death toll, the third force, destabilization of the townships, reporting; 9:13 - Thousands attend mass funeral for the victims of the so-called Vigil Massacre in the town of Sebokeng, discusses the police, the ANC (African National Congress); 9:24 - LABOR WATCH reported by Emily Kasriel: includes interviews of John Hudson of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) and Adotei Akwei of The Africa Fund, discusses Chris Dlamini, the Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU), the AFL-CIO, terrorism, union leaders, Moses Mayekiso, an arson attack, the security forces, a campaign, the de Klerk government, police, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa; 11:32 - PARLIAMENT OPENS: discusses a cabinet shuffle, apartheid laws, negotiations, a post-apartheid constitution, the Tricameral Parliament, Coloureds, Indians, Blacks, an interim government, F.W. de Klerk, the pillars of apartheid, the Group Areas Act, the Land Act; 13:05 - SQUATTERS reported by Nadja Smith: includes interviews with people in squatter camps, Patrick "Terror" Lekota of the United Democratic Front (UDF), Mr. M. Haphasale of Operation Homeless, Nomazizi Sokudela of the ANC Women’s League and housewife Paula Beale, discusses housing, human rights, homelessness, poverty, jail, running water, electricity, heat, sanitation, homelands, the South African Institute of Race Relations, whites-only areas, transportation, commuter trains, jobs, the toilet, a creche, school, local authorities, bull dozers, shacks, white wealth, black poverty; 20:34 - CULTURE Profits of the City: includes video of Our World by Profits of the City, includes an interview of D.B.C. , Daddy-O and De-Lite of Stetsasonic, discusses rap music, hip hop, Ku-shu shu Records, Cape Town; 24:39 - Black History Month: includes an interview of Jim Cason of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), discusses the release of Nelson Mandela, the video Mandela in America, a national view-in, apartheid, sanctions, colleges, community groups, screenings, Duke University, Columbia University, Brandeis University, Boys & Gilds High School, Lincoln Sudbury High School, Macalester College, Lesley College, Meharry  Medical College, Lehigh University, Baker University, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Studio Museum [Notes: De-Lite is presumably MC Delite. The correct name of the group is Prophets of Da City (POC).]

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