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Pieterse co-wrote about the French Revolution. In the near future we will be adding a further collection of documents from the history of Trotskyism in South Africa to this site, which space did not permit us to publish in the journal. The tacit belief of the leadership of the NEUM was that the way towards Socialism lay via the national movement.

The Indians on the other hand were enjoined not to associate with the other two groups as they, the Indians, came from a civilisation stretching back for a thousand years, etc. What infuriated a voluble section of those who regarded themselves as Trotskyists, was that the NEUM leadership never hlsea articulated these views.

What on hosda other hand has been researched is the fact that Turkish rule did not force Christians to become Muslims. The major section, the Africans, was still subject to tribal separateness, and ancient hates were kept alive despite the efforts of the Congress movement, established in and the All African Convention, established in the mid-thirties, to strive to break down the barriers. Jaffe became the undisputed ideologist of the movement. We could hardly refuse the request despite a suspicion that Tabata wished to create his own power base.

This is probably because the NEF became his territory as I indicated earlier.

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Remarkably it was only in in a seminal address at a meeting of the NEUM in the Drill Hoseea, Cape Town that the view was expressed that there was only one race, the human race.


He presented tables and diagrams referring to the period in support of his contention. Jaffeism was the hsoea invective hurled by the disciples of Mr Tabata. Their passing at a critical time when the political log-jam was hosew to crack was a grievous blow.

The Movement gave the Soviet intervention its complete support. In the December at a special meeting of the NEF convened to deal with this proposition, the membership gathered to debate whether the 3 Pillar structure should be scrapped. This is such a blatant deception that the mind boggles.

The words sent a chill through all those present at the meeting. The NEF closed shop soon afterwards. The full franchise, free education to the age of 16, freedom of speech, press, movement, the right to own land with a new division of the land as a first requisite of a new democratic parliamentpenal reform and the rights of workers to organise themselves.

It forced the authorities to delay the transfer until April The signposts Jaffe has pointed out in my opinion do not reflect the situation as it really existed during the period His first tactic was linguistic: What is baffling is that at no time was the letter ever discussed in the period when I was in the movement.

Inwhen the letter was written the existence of races was not seriously contested. Others, including myself maintained that we would be presenting the League stalwarts on a tray to the authorities, to be proscribed or dealt with as they deemed fit. As evidence he cited the fact that during the Nazi invasion of the USSR they were obliged to make use of the collective farm organisation, which was historically irreversible. The stage was set for a direct and systematic assault on the last remaining rights of the non-Whites.

It fills gaps in our knowledge of one of the important movements in South Africa, and also it illustrates vividly the importance of collecting systematically the recollections and experiences of participants in struggles and making them available to future generations of workers and scholars. The Coloured Advisory Council, it was stated, was to be merely what its name implied namely to advise the government of the legitimate needs of the Coloured people.


All that needed to be done, therefore, was for those organisations to be politicised, accept the ten-point programme and become part of the movement.

Ever jaffr then it became politically correct to use the term in inverted commas. Jaffe proceeds next to extol the excellence of The New Era Fellowship. Mr Tabata declared the analysis static and undialectical.

Hosea Jaffe (Author of A History of Africa)

His conclusions are refuted by research into the period. All these categories are artificial. In the last mentioned work Jaffe propounded one of his most controversial theories, namely that the European worker produced a negative surplus value. Society consisted of social classes between which there were irreconcilable differences. It hoea forth fierce denunciations from members of the Forum Club, a Trotskyist political forum in Cape Town.

Jaffe monitored the Hungarian uprising of In brief the pamphlet put forward a novel view of setting about the task of organising the masses. The views expressed have been dealt with in more detail in Searchlight South Africa No. The movement lost some of its foremost thinkers in the yosea, Victor Wessels and Ben Kies What I endeavoured to do is to give an account as objectively as possible of the movement indicating its strengths, hopes, problems and failures.

This we interpreted as a pro-middle class step. I suggested that perhaps the organisational aims were flawed: This was the situation when I formally jarfe the movement in