South Africa Now - Show #N406

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
June 6, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:47
0:20 - Shen Tong, Chinese Student Organizer in Tiananmen Square; 1:03 - Summary of stories in this episode; 2:01 - the uncensored news was Carolyn Craven and Fana Kekana; 2:05 - Update U.S.A. Tour: report on the upcoming visit of ANC (African National Congress) Deputy President Nelson Mandela, discusses F.W. de Klerk, Margaret Thatcher, François Mitterrand, legislation, trade, the United Nations, Congress; 4:03 - Commentary Randall Robinson of TransAfrica: discusses the American Federation of State, Country and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), trade unions, the anti-apartheid struggle, Cyril Ramaphosa of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Shell Oil, textile workers, Moses Mayekiso; 6:05 - Military Meeting: discusses a meeting between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK, Spear of the Nation); 6:30 - Natal Violence reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes interviews with Prof. Ben Magubane, human rights lawyer Nicholas Haysom and Willies Mchunu, discusses the resignation of Oscar Dhlomo, Gatsha Buthelezi, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the white supremacist Conservative Party, black on black violence, the State of Emergency, repression, negotiations, the UDF (United Democratic Front); 8:48 - Natal Indian Congress: includes an interview of South African journalist Allister Sparks, discusses Mahatma Gandhi, Satyagraha, decolonization; 10:17- Frontline Focus: includes an interview of an eyewitness to the massacre of students on a university campus in Lubumbashi, Zaire, discuses windows, bayonets; 11:05 - Covering the Coverage:  includes an interview of New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis, discusses American journalism; 12:36 - Domestic Workers:  includes interviews with Sindiwe Magona, Myrtle Witdor of the South African Domestic Workers Union  (SADWU), Nomgcobo Sangweni, trade union organizer Nomvula Mokonyane and Margaret Nhlapo, includes video of the play "You Strike the Women, You Strike the Rock" performed by Vusisze Players and "Girls Apart" produced by Toni Strasbourg, discusses white children, Afrikaner families, black domestic workers, apartheid, labor regulations, townships, a living wage; 20:08 - Culture CHIMURENGA MUSIC: includes an interview of musician Thomas Mapfumo, includes video of Ngoma Yekwedu courtesy of Video Africa and a performance at SOB's in New York, discusses the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe, colonial Rhodesia, detention, the lion of Zimbabwe; 25:20 - Speak Out; 25:41 – Hotline Viewers Voices: includes audio of calls from viewers including Mrs. Osmond, Rockville Centre, New York, Mrs. Jee, St. Albans, New York, and Mrs. Issacs, Oceanside, New York, Discusses companies doing business in South Africa

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