South Africa Now - Show #N109

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
September 27, 1989
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 30:12
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Switzerland
Language: English
1:08 - This week South Africa Now presents these stories; 2:04 - A news summary with Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven; 2:08 - NEWSLINE MANDELA: discusses rumors of Nelson Mandela's release, State President F.W. de Klerk, Minister of Constitutional Development Gerrit Viljoen, pressure from Western governments; 2:45 - NEWSLINE Reform reported by Phillip Tomlinson sitting in for Fana Kekana: includes video of F.W. de Klerk and a march in Cape Town, discusses F.W. de Klerk, peaceful demonstrations, the AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, Afrikaner Resistance Movement), whips, sjamboks, peaceful demonstrations, South African Police (SAP), anti-apartheid protesters beaten, batons, journalists arrested; 3:59 - UPINGTON 14 APPEAL GRANTED: discusses the South African Supreme Court, activists sentenced to hang, Namibian lawyer Anton Lubowski; 4:28 - NAMIBIA WATCH reported by Joseph Diescho: includes video of UN Special Representative Martti Ahtisaari spokesman Fred Eckhard and Gerard Roux of the Office of the Administrator General, discusses the registration period for Namibia's elections, SWAPO leader Anton Lubowski, Resolution 435, South African Administrator for Namibia Louis Pienaar, peaceful elections, Sam Nujoma, election laws, UNTAG (United Nations Transition Assistance Group); 7:11 - NEWSLINE SAVIMBI: reports Jonas Savimbi is attempting to influence events in Namibia, discusses UNITA, the CIA, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA); 7:42 - IN DEPTH ANGOLA OF VICTIMS WAR: includes video of victims in Angola, includes interviews of City of Newark Medical Director Dr. Adewale Troutman and pediatric physical therapist Wendy Perlmutter, discusses Vice President Quayle, President Bush, peace talks, the MPLA government,  U.S. and South African backed UNITA rebels, violations of a ceasefire agreement, limbs, orphanages, landmines, a U.S. medical delegation; 11:10 - NEWSLINE Amnesty International NEW CHAIRMAN: includes an interview of Winston Nagan, discusses Amnesty International USA, prisoners of conscience, the apartheid state, the Group Areas Act, the uprooting of communities, laws, reform; 12:37 - IN DEPTH CORPORATE CLOUT reported by Yvette Tomlinson: includes video a UN panel of eminent personalities in Geneva on the role of corporations in South Africa with Baroness Judith Hart, Anatoly Gromyko of the USSR, UN General Assembly President Ambassador Joseph Garba, Le Q. Herbert of Shell International, Sol Marzullo of the International Chamber of Commerce, Peter Gush of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of South Africa, Donna Katzin of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), former U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker, includes interviews of Eugene Nyati of the Center for African Studies, former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga, Mike Terry of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (London), former president of Zimbabwe Canaan Banana, Baroness Judith Hart of the British House of Lords, Doug Henwood of The Nation, Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, discusses transnational corporations, sanctions, Mobil Oil, disinvestment, divestment, the South African economy, economic growth, real unemployment, inflation, interest rates, foreign banks, bank loans, the state of emergency, political prisoners, South African debt, arms, oil, the media, financial and trade sanctions; 19:38 - CULTURE A DRY WHITE SEASON: includes interviews of director Euzhan Palcy, producer Paula Weinstein, South African actor Zakes Mokae, includes excerpts from the movie A Dry White Season based on a book by Andre Brink, discusses Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland, the security police, the anti-apartheid movement, the Soweto uprising, an Afrikaner, a white man

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