South Africa Now - Show #N411

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
July 11, 1990
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:56
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English
0:14 – Author/ Activist Ron Kovic; 0:50 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:00 - The uncensored news with Fana Kekana and Carolyn Craven; 2:10 - VRYE WEEKBLAD BOMBING; includes two interviews with editor Max du Preez, discusses police, a bomb attack, a plot by right wingers, police assassination squads, apartheid opponents, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, the White Wolves, terrorism; 4:07 - Police used teargas and rubber bullets to break up a meeting discussing a rent boycott; 4:27 - Leading anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak resigns his church positions: discusses the United Democratic Front (UDF), the World Alliance of Reformed Churches; 4:52 - LABOR WATCH reported by Emily Kasriel: includes interviews of Cyril Ramaphosa of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Jay Naidoo of COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), discusses the Labour Relations Act, black trade unions, the right to strike, the State President; 7:11 - FRONTLINE FOCUS reported by Joseph Diescho: discusses Angola, the MPLA government, political pluralism, a multi-party political system, UNITA rebels, a referendum, talks in Portugal, U.S. military supplies. The Bush administration, covert aid; 8:17 - CHURCH LEADERS PILGRIMAGE reported by Tracy Wright: includes video of Mandela’s visit to Riverside Church in New York, includes interviews of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker and Canon Frederick Williams, discusses the Religious Action Network (RAN), South African exiles, apartheid, the state of emergence, political prisoners, the right to vote, economic sanctions; 11:11 - Nelson Mandela is back in Africa: discusses Uganda, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Ethiopia, England, Margaret Thatcher; 11:34 - Native American Activists reported by Nadja Smith: includes an interview of Betty Cooper, includes video of Nelson Mandela speaking at the Oakland Coliseum, discusses poverty, alcoholism, American Indian reservations, traditional gifts, a letter, the African National Congress (ANC); 14:36-HOMELESS ADVOCATE: includes an interview of Mitch Snyder of the Committee for Creative Non-Violence; 15:57 - Question of the Week: How many gun permits were issued in South Africa as of December 1989?; 16:21 - NATAL VIOLENCE reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video of empty streets in Durban, an Inkatha rally in KwaMashu and a house set on fire, includes interviews of U.S. Consul General Tex Harris, Diliza Mji of the Joint Working Committee/Natal, COTATU organizer Willies Mchunu, Thandeka Gqubule of the Weekly Mail and Inthaka Central Committee member Wellington Sabelo, includes a report by S’bu Mngadi, discusses the ANC, COSATU, the United Democratic Front (UDF), the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO), a stay away, law, justice, the KwaZulu Police (KZP), warlords, anti-apartheid campaigns, R1 rifles, the police station, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi; 21:11 - Hotline Comments: includes the voice of Thomas Searcy, Jr. and Naimah Alghazzali; 22:15 -  CULTURE, SOWETO TEACHERS CHOIR: includes video of the Soweto Teachers Choir, includes interviews of Enoch Yeni, Philda Maliwa and Thami Mbele, discusses music, black South Africa culture, the white population of South Africa, the African American community

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