South Africa Now - Show #N112

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
October 18, 1989
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:41
00:11 - Billy Joel; 1:50 - The Latest News with Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven: Sisulu's Release, Stuart Sender reports on the release of African National Congress (ANC) leader Walter Sisulu: interviews of Max Sisulu, Tebogo Mafole, Gora Ebrahim and attorney Raymond Suttner, video of Albertina Sisulu, Zwelakhe Sisulu, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez De Cuellar, South African attorney George Bizos and Jeff Masemola of the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), discusses Nelson Mandela, defiance, the Commonwealth meeting in Malaysia, sanctions, political prisoners, the State of Emergency, F.W. de Klerk, apartheid, pressure; 7:33 - Church leaders talks: F.W. de Klerk meets with Bishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Allan Boesak and Reverend Frank Chikane: video of ABC World News Tonight and CBS Evening News, discusses NBC, the South African Police (SAP), teargas, a peaceful demonstration, the State of Emergency, restrictions on the political opposition, detainees, political organizations, the death penalty negotiations, liberation movements; 8:45 - Draft resisters: interviews with Martin Thomas and Bryce Button, discusses elections for the tri-cameral parliament, the army, unrest in the townships, military raids on neighboring states; 9:54 - Namibia Watch with Joseph Diescho,  interview with Gwen Lister of The Namibian, discusses the South African Administrator General, the election law, free and fair elections, U.N. Resolution 640, Koevoet, paramilitary forces, SWAPO, political violence, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), political detainees, Martti Ahtisaari; 12:39 - Covering Coverage: interview with Govan Reddy, discusses the South African television show Inside South Africa, the magazine Africa South, the Frontline States, General Ochoa, drug running, Soweto workers, a hostel; 14:35 - The ANC Perspective: interview with ANC Foreign Affairs Secretary Thabo Mbeki, discusses the UDF (United Democratic Front), trade unions, the Freedom Charter, white rights, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), the Non-Aligned Movement, a bill of rights, mass demonstrations, the Defiance Campaign, the Mass Democratic Movement; 20:37 - Cultural Segment reported by Mweli Mziz; 20:55 - A Dry White Season, interviews of Lindiwe Mabuza, Priscilla Jana, George Bizos, Paula Weinstein and Audrey Coleman of the Detainees Aid Center, discusses Marlon Brando, André Brink, The Weekly Mail Film Festival, censorship; 26:16 – video of Bloodbath by Phranc courtesy of Island Records

Used by permission of Globalvision