South Africa Now - Show #N102

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
August 9, 1989
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

0:22 - South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha; 1:02 - This week South Africa Now presents these stories; 2:08 - Hosts Fana Kekana and Marcia McBroom; 2:25 - Hospital Defiance Campaign, Stuart Sender reports: interviews of South African physician Dr. David Steftel and Mohammed Valli-Moosa of the United Democratic Front (UDF), video of a press conference with Dr. Carl Rosendorff of the Witwatersrand University Medical School, video of Jackson Mthembu of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), video of a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) report, discusses the health care system, a white hospital, a black hospital, the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM), anti-apartheid groups, black patients, Johannesburg General Hospital, the security police, elections, nonviolent protest; 6:13 - Bombings in the black township of Alexandra reported by Phillip Tomlinson: discusses the Alexandra Health Center, Paul Mashatile of the Alexandra Youth Congress; 7:42 - South African church groups attacked reported by Nadja Smith: video of the Rev. Frank Chikane of the South African Council of Churches (SACC), discusses Khotso House, church leaders, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, poison gas, Soweto church Regina Mundi, the June 1976 uprising, civil disobedience; 9:38 - Military transport plane shot down: discusses CIA-backed UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, Stinger missiles, a ceasefire; 10:15-Talking about peace: discusses Frelimo, Renamo (Mozambique National Resistence), Joaquim Chissano; 10:43 - Namibia Watch reported by Joseph Diescho; 11:10 - Walvis Bay: interviews of Gay McDougal of the Commission on Independence for Namibia and SWAPO Branch Secretary Wilfried Emvula, discusses P.W. Botha, SADF (South African Defence Force), imports, exports; 13:07 - Press censorship: video of the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour report on South African censorship by the Canadian government, excerpts of a report by The Eleventh Hour with interviews of former Nightline correspondent Kenneth Walker and former CBS News producer Richard Cohen, interview of South African journalist Allistair Sparks, video of “Out Of Site Out Of Mind” courtesy of RTE with interviews of cameraman Brian Tilley , "Weekly Mail" editor Anton Harber, Michael Buerk, Justus de Goede, Victoria Brittain of "The Guardian", Norman Rees of ITN and Rev. Frank Chikane of the South African Council of Churchse (SACC), discusses CBS, ABC, NBC, news executives, Irish television, P.W. Botha, freedom of the press, detention, boycotts, banned organizations, international media, BBC, ITN, emergency regulations, state violence, resistance; 22:05 - Culture, COSATU conference report by Mweli Mziz: interview of Jay Naidoo, video of performances by K-Team, people’s poet Mzwaki Mbuli, the Jazz Pioneers and Living Wage, discusses grassroots culture, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, weapon of struggle, solitary confinement, detention [Note: the correct spelling of the name is Allister Sparks.]

Used by permission of Globalvision