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This had been achieved over the generations by a policy of divide and rule through which the rulers had created almost unbridgeable schisms among the population groups. Jaffe monitored the Hungarian uprising of The New Era Fellowship was the organisation where we began to learn our politics – learnt the nature of Capitalist Imperialism; how the media misrepresented the socialist world by labelling it as Russian Imperialism; why the ruling class — henceforth called the Herrenvolk — used Apartheid as a form of social control; why it was that sometimes it was possible to succeed when one challenged the government through the legal system, showing how the rule of law hhosea in South Africa.

Its establishment was done secretively without the participation or knowledge of the rest of the movement. From that meeting was born the Anti-Coloured Affairs Council, which later became the Anti-Coloured Affairs Department or Anti-CAD, when the diagnosis advanced by the sponsors of hozea conference could no longer be denied by the government.

Jaffe thus propounded something quite unique for a mathematician, a two sided triangle!

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I suggested that perhaps the organisational aims were flawed: My differences are not personal, they are political! The Building of Unity propounded the view that the mass of the people was already organised in a multitude of organisations.

The pro-Conference motion was lost, and the rump TLSA somehow survived holding its first conference since in May Yet he slips into his lecture a seemingly innocent aside. 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.


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. The pioneer thinkers in the movement like Kies and Tabata accepted the term. Not once does Jaffe reveal his role in the split in the movement that set in as early asbut pretends that the schism was only a event. This we interpreted as a pro-middle class step.

Very soon it became the established form in the broad liberation movement, and reached its apotheosis in the late eighties when even De Klerk was compelled to accept non-racialism as the prescription for a future South Africa. 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.

It was characterised as anti-Socialist. This article will attempt to trace its origins within the context of both national and international developments at the time and assess the parts played by some of those active in it.

The NEF ceased to meet; the Torch closed down; membership of the TLSA steeply declined probably because recruitment was suspended owing to fears of penetration by the security hosda. Not all have stood the test of time. Tax records show that conversions were slow. In the Torch ceased to be published. But to support his pro-Serbian stand, Jaffe had no difficulty in finding the necessary corroboration.

The tacit belief of the leadership of the NEUM was that the way towards Socialism lay via the national movement. The rift soon became a chasm and people who before had been friends now became enemies; meetings were disrupted, once leading to the shameful situation where the police were jsffe to eject SOYANS from a meeting called by the Local Co-ordinating Unity Committee at the Banqueting Hall in Cape Town for fear that there might be physical violence.

No longer were the people prepared to have their destinies decided by the government stooges who were appointed hossea serve on the council. They needed a more elementary grounding in the ideas of the movement. When in the U.

It was fallacious to speak of multi-racialism, which was a contradiction in terms. Jaffe declined to follow suit and made the NEF his kindergarten. The words sent hoseq chill through all those present at the meeting.


Membership lay only through joining one of the affiliated organisations. But Jaffe outdoes himself regarding the Muslims of Bosnia.

This is such a blatant deception that the mind boggles. This is probably because the NEF became his territory as I indicated earlier. The views expressed have been dealt with in more detail in Searchlight South Africa No.

By doing a post hoc attack on Trotsky, Jaffe endeavours to dismiss the Trotskyist label. Ever since then it became politically correct to use the term in inverted commas. There were seminars on philosophy, Imperialism and Culture to which he made significant contributions. In the country town of Worcester, membership held steady and even rose due to successful canvassing among new teachers, prompting the TLSA central executive to summon us to enquire why this was so!

It drew forth fierce denunciations from members of the Forum Club, a Trotskyist political forum in Cape Town. But the screws of oppression were being tightened by the Herrenvolk so that it became almost impossible to recruit new cadres into the movement.

In response to this and as one who had been directly and actively involved in the howea from toI hope to shed some light on the hlsea which I believe made a significant imprint on the liberation struggle. I recall some of the more striking ones to reveal their nature and range. He left a letter for Ben Kies which attempted to explain the reasons for his departure. Tabata now held sway in the All African Convention. Jaffe became the undisputed ideologist of the movement. Probably for the first time it gave the continent of Africa an organisation with a clear political programme.

Pieterse co-wrote about the French Revolution. We were told that the NEF was too advanced for young Africans. This principle of non-collaboration distinguished it jfafe what had gone before: Coupled with this there was the weapon of the boycott.

The haffe split in the movement began to show as early aswhen I. Society consisted of social classes between which there were irreconcilable differences. I cast my vote against Jaffe, and his motion was lost by one vote.