South Africa Now - Show #N201

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
November 1, 1989
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 29:03
0:08 - Sam Nujoma, President of SWAPO; 0:44 - This week South Africa Now presents these stories; 1:39 - The news with Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven; 2:15 - Namibia Watch NEWSLINE NAMIBIAN ELECTIONS reported by Joseph Diescho: discusses ex-spy Sue Dobson, journalists, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), SWAPO (South West African People's Organization), Fred Eckhard, South African Administrator General Louis Pienaar; 3:41 - NEWSLINE ANC RALLY reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) report of an ANC rally in Soweto celebrating the release from prison of seven ANC leaders, includes an interview of David Jackson of the South African Leadership Institute, discusses reporting, the Internal Security Act, banned organizations, the ANC (African National Congress), armed struggle, Walter Sisulu, negotiations, State President F.W. de Klerk, a climate for talks, political prisoners, bans and restrictions on organizations and people, security laws, a rally planned by the labor federation COSATU, apartheid; 7:09 - UPDATE SOUTH AFRICA BOMB reported by Eric Nadler: includes a NBC Nightly News television report with an interview of Israeli scholar Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, includes interviews of "Israeli Foreign Affairs" editor Jane Hunter, Israeli Consul General Uriel Savir, Knesset Member Yair Tzaban of the MAPAM party, Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen, discusses a secret nuclear weapons program, Valindaba, a uranium enrichment facility, the launching of a South African ballistic missile, intelligence sources, a CIA document, ARMSCOR, Urdan Industries, missile technology, nuclear power technology, nuclear weapons technology, UN sanctions, military cooperation, nuclear warheads, doomsday weapons, Jews; 11:17 - UPDATE CHURCH SANCTIONS: discusses Desmond Tutu, Allan Boesak, comprehensive economic sanctions, church and anti-apartheid leaders, statements by church leaders, F.W. de Klerk; 11:55 - TRANSAFRICA commentary by Randall Robinson: discusses diplomatic recognition of Angola, Cuban troops, Angola's MPLA government, the Bush administration, UNITA rebels, covert aid supplied by the CIA, human rights abuses, Jonas Savimbi, communism, new capitalist investment, Angola's President Dos Santos, peace in Southern Africa, privatizing the economy, peace, the amputation capitol, orphans; 13:35 - COVERING THE COVERAGE: includes interviews of for Carter administration official Anthony Lake and Gwen McKinney of the Namibian Information Service, discusses a uranium mine, gem diamonds, farmland, the World Court, media coverage of South Africa, the State Department, the election process, the struggle for independence; 15:31 - Namibia Watch reported by Joseph Diescho: includes a report on the rocky road to independence by Stuart Sender with video of South African Foreign Minister Roelof "Pik" Botha, U.N. Special Representative to Namibia Martti Athisaari and former SWAPO member Henry Bonzaire, includes interviews of Gay McDougall of the Commission on Independence for Namibia, SWAPO U.N. Representative Hinyangerwa Asheeke, DTA leader Dirk Mudge, Rev. Helen Fleming of Operation Vote and Anthony Lake, discusses UN forces, UN Resolution 435, Cuban troops, South Africa's occupation of Namibia, the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), a massacre, SWAPO soldiers, Koevoet, refugees, Sam Nujoma, counterinsurgency, SADF (South African Defence Force), Oshakati, UNTAG (United Nations Transitional Assistance Group),torture, refugee camps in Angola and Zambia, Anton Lubowski, civil rights lawyer David Smuts, the White Wolves, Ovamboland, a constituent assembly, a constitution, reconciliation, violence; 25:09 - CULTURE SOUNDS OF NAMIBIA: includes an interview of Namibian musician Nathan Ndjiharine, includes a home music video by Nathan Ndjiharine, discusses a recording studio, the South West African Broadcasting Company

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