South Africa Now - Show #N302

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
February 7. 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
0:28 - Greetings from South Africa; 0:59 - This week South Africa Now presents these stories; 2:34 - The uncensored news with Fana Kekana and Phillip Tomlinson; 2:44 - Parliament unbans the ANC and announces freedom for Mandela reposted by Nadja Smith: includes video of F.W. de Klerk's address to Parliament on February 2, 1990, includes interviews of Thabo Mbeki, Count Pietersen, and Cecil Sols, video of statements by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela, negotiations, prison, the State of Emergency, political prisoners, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), detainees, Oliver Tambo, Zwelakhe Sisulu, Joe Slovo, MK, national liberation, self-determination, the Azanian people, Winnie Mandela, the South African Police (SAP), teargas, rubber bullets; 7:42 - Press restrictions: some lifted, discusses unrest, videotaping, NBC; 8:10 - What de Klerk has left undone: includes an interview of Dr. Charles Villa-Vicencio, discusses group areas, laws, security legislation, the pillars of apartheid, detention without trial, Section 29 of the Internal Security Act, democracy, one person one vote, the liberation forces, a unitary state, group rights; 9:35 - Why has De Klerk taken new positions?: Interviews of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and political analyst Tom Lodge, discusses international pressure, sanctions, the Mass Democratic Movement, marches, demonstrations; 10:42 - Demonstrations and protests in ten cities worldwide reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes videos of a picket in Chicago, a press conference by community leaders in Los Angeles, and demonstrators outside the South African Consulate in New York, statements by Jesse Jackson and ANC United Nations representative Tebogo Mafole; 12:29 - Commentary by Randall Robinson of TransAfrica: discusses the unbanning of the ANC, the release of Nelson Mandela, the combination of internal and international pressure, media, the South African economy, western governments, growth, new investment, sanctions, defiance campaigns, rightwing extremists, a new constitution; 14:39 - Namibia Watch with Joseph Diescho; discusses the Constituent Assembly, fighting in Angola, the Angolan government, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, independence date, March 21; 15:48 -  Helen Suzman reported by Phillip Bertelsen: includes an interview of Helen Suzman, discusses Parliament, pass laws, the National Party, influx control, the Progressive Federal Party, the Democratic Party, apartheid legislation, a bill of rights, freedom of speech, the rule of law, Walter Sisulu, sanctions, Ohio University; 20:48-Culture, Mama Africa: includes an interview of and performances by Miriam Makeba, discusses political exile, the United Nations (UN), the album Welela, music, songs, the freedom struggle, the film Come Back Africa

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