South Africa Now - Show #N610

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
January 2, 1991
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:58
0:58 - This week South Africa Now reports these stories; 2:05 - Special year end edition of South Africa Now with Thandeka Gqubule and Fana Kekana; 2:07 - South Africa Now Year in Review: discusses Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Namibian independence, apartheid, a slow march towards peace and multi-party systems in the Frontline States; 2:47 - Nelson Mandela reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes video of a press conference by President F.W. de Klerk announcing the release of Nelson Mandela at the Victor Verster Prison, includes video of Nelson Mandela’s visits including Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Sweden, Britain and the United States, includes an interview of entertainer Harry Belafonte, includes video of the travels of South African President F.W. de Klerk, world attention, travel overseas, discusses, support, funds, sanctions, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pope, Wembley Stadium in London, a tickertape parade in Manhattan, New York City, Boston, Congress, President Bush, violent change, Oakland, Atlanta, isolation, the European Economic Community (EEC); 7:54 - The Hidden Hand: includes video on Nelson Mandela, includes interviews of strategic analyst Jakkie Cilliers, ANC Representative Nomazizi Sokudela, ANC Chairperson in Southern Natal Patrick "Terror" Lekota, Gay McDougall of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, discusses the power of the old order, the Renamo movement, destroy, life, to kill, ethnic groups, destabilization, terrorists behind atrocities in Mozambique, Koevoet, trained killers, counterinsurgency, assassination, the 32 Battalion, trained Inkatha vigilantes, Chief Buthelezi, the KwaZulu homeland, the South African Defence Force (SADF) Russian weapons, the Caprivi, the South Africa Security Forces, government hit squads, rightwing extremist groups; 11:24 - TOWNSHIP UNREST reported by Emily Kasriel: includes interviews of Cyril Ramaphosa of the National Union of Mineworkers, Kurt Van Schoernding of South African Foundation, John Copelyn of the Clothing and Textile Workers Union and Moses Mayekiso of the National Union of Metalworkers, discusses rent boycotts, mass marches, the grassroots, the freedom movement, the workers charter, worker rights, big business, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the South African Communist Party (SACP), community and civic issues, poor housing, unfair rents, schools, healthcare, factories, mass action; 13:24 - SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICS: includes interviews with Pule Pule of the Azanian Peoples Organization, Joe Slovo, ANC National Organizer Steve Tshwete , Brian Goodall, President F.W. de Klerk, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, Stephanus Jacobs, discusses the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), AZAPO, negotiations, apartheid laws, a constituent assembly, the South African Communist Party (SACP), socialism, the African National Congress (ANC), mass action demonstrations, negotiations, the Democratic Party, the National Party, the Group Areas Act, the Land Act, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the KwaZulu homeland, violence, the Conservative Party, white rights, the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), Eugene Terreblanche, the police, the security forces; 18:42-APARTHEID STATUS REPORT: discusses the national state of emergency, political groups unbanned, political prisoners released, talks between the government and the ANC; 19:12 - FRONTLINE FOCUS NAMIBIA'S INDEPENDENCE reported by Joseph Diescho: discusses a liberation war, the United Nations, Resolution 435, elections, South Africa’s withdrawal, SWAPO, a democratic constitution, reconciliation, reconstruction, internal political debate, armed conflict, a bill of rights, economic development; 21:37 - Frontline Focus: includes interviews of Representative Mervyn Dymally and Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano, discusses the Frontline States, Angola war, civilian casualties, UNITA rebels, peace talks, a multiparty system, free elections, the CIA, famine, children, schools, parents, the Renamo bandit army, FRELIMO, Robert Mugabe, a one party state, President Kenneth Kaunda, a campaign for a multi-party system; 23:22 - The Future South Africa: includes video of South African Foreign Minister Roelof "Pik" Botha, includes interviews with political analyst Tom Lodge, John Copelyn of the Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Sister Bernard Ncube of the Institute for Contextual Theology, The Africa Fund Projects Director Dumisani Kumalo, Jerry Herman of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), ANC Minister Thabo Mbeki, discusses the new South Africa, apartheid, change, freedom, negotiations, a post-apartheid South Africa, influence policies of government, factories, women, education people, fundamental changes, people at the grassroots level

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