South Africa Now - Show #N611

by Danny Schechter (Executive Producer), Globalvision
New York, New York, United States
January 9, 1991
Publisher: Globalvision
Duration: 28:41
0:05 – Albertina Sisulu; 0:40 – Summary of stories in this episode; 2:00 – Anchors Fana Kekana and Thandeka Gqubule; 2:09 - UNREST CONTINUES reported by Mweli Mzizi: includes an interview with singer Johnny Clegg, discusses violence, AK-47 rifles, Tokoza township, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), East London, apartheid, unemployment, distribution of wealth, crime, crime, the Commissioner of Police, policemen, Soweto 3:46 - Coming Home reported by Phillip Tomlinson: includes interviews with a South Africa refugee and Albert Alain Peters of UNHCR, discusses the return of exiles, Oliver Tambo, Mazimbu, repatriation, HEART (Health and Refugee Trust), the Frontline States, the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), the National Coordinating Committee for the Repatriation of Exiles, indemnity, political prisoners, racial hatred ; 7:25 - South Africa's Bill of Rights: includes an interview of Michael Posner of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, human needs, detention without trial, capital punishment, affirmative action, past discrimination, the ANC draft Bill of Rights; 10:20 - FRONTLINE FOCUS with Joseph Diescho: 10:23 - FRONTLINE FOCUS Mozambique ceasefire: discusses the Beira corridor, the Renamo (MNR, Mozambique National Resistance) bandit army, Zimbabwean troops, peace, war; 10:40 - FRONTLINE FOCUS Namibia: discusses the status of Walvis Bay, passports;11:14 - Covering the coverage: discusses the Tyndall Report, the networks, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, PBS station KCET, fairness, balance, community groups in Los Angeles; 12:24 - Environment Issues: includes a report "South Africa - The Wasted Land" produced by Toni Strasbourg including interviews of Eddie Koch of the Weekly Mail, Rosanne Lehr, Ilana Cohen and mine workers William Emakaphala and Phineas Makoti, discusses the South African Chemical Workers Union, air pollution, coal burning industries, sulfur dioxide, the apartheid system, pollution, power stations, bronchial diseases, smog, whites, blacks in the townships, Alexandra, Johannesburg, health of children, environment degradation, rural areas, the Bantustans, toxic dumping, asbestos, cancer, Mafefe; 20:57 - Culture MANGO GROOVE: includes an excerpt of Mango Groove videos, includes interviews of John Leyden and musician Alan Lazar; discusses kwela music, penny whistle tunes, Sophiatown, Nelson Mandela, gangsters, Mduduzi Magwaza, Claire Johnston [Note: Tokoza is sometimes spelled Thokoza.]

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