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What is baffling jafe that at no time was the letter ever discussed in the period when I was in the movement. He presented tables and diagrams referring to the period in support of his contention.

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hsea Non-collaboration, thus was an irrefutable principle. This principle of non-collaboration distinguished it from what had gone before: My differences are not personal, they are political! All these categories are artificial. Most of the previous historiographers were outside of the Movement or, having leanings towards the Congress movement, gave a biased account.

The movement did what none of the other organisations thought important or even necessary, which was to explain the nature of their oppression to ordinary working people. No longer were the people prepared to have their destinies decided by the government stooges who were appointed to serve on the council. My article attempts to give a more objective account of the NEUM and point out some of his errors and omissions.

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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 summoned to eject SOYANS from a meeting called by the Local Co-ordinating Unity Committee at the Banqueting Hall in Cape Jafffe for fear that there might be physical violence. The split with Tabata deepened.


Prior to the banning of Ben Kies in Jaffe had kept his views on the three pillar federal structure of the movement relatively low-key. The leadership of the NEUM were convinced that in their organisational structure they had found the secret weapon that would unite the oppressed and in time draw into it support from the Yosea, thus creating the foundations of a decent democratic society for all regardless of so-called race, colour and creed.

In the near iaffe 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 jaffee was almost poetic in its conception. The pioneer thinkers in the movement like Kies and Tabata accepted the term. The Building of Unity propounded the view that the mass of the people was already organised in a multitude of organisations. But to support his pro-Serbian stand, Jaffe had no difficulty in finding the necessary corroboration.

The new situation required a radical rethink of the aims and objectives of the organisation that seemed becalmed hosda the ideology of the past. Their passing at a critical time when the political log-jam was beginning to crack was a grievous blow. On the 21st Marchthe massacre of Sharpeville occurred. Mr Tabata declared the analysis static and undialectical. We could hardly refuse the request despite a suspicion that Tabata wished to create his own power base. 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.


Hosea Jaffe (Author of A History of Africa)

Non-collaboration — the refusal to participate in or work the instruments of their own oppression, became a cardinal feature of the movement. Tabata now held sway in jxffe All African Convention. Iaffe take as my starting point the year with Nazi Germany on the retreat following the decisive battle of Stalingrad.

Point seven in the ten point programme became a major source of conflict. Pieterse co-wrote about the French Revolution. Jaffe, to my knowledge, is the first to write from the point of view of a participant. From this base Jaffe attacked the federal structure of the movement and proposed a unitary structure, which was narrowly rejected in before he departed from the country.

In the last mentioned work Jaffe propounded one of his most controversial theories, namely that the European worker produced a negative surplus value. Up to this time Kies bosea his silence, but when Jaffe expressed the view that the time had come to abandon the basic 3 pillar structure, Kies rose to defend the hsea form he regarded as an article of faith. The Movement gave the Soviet intervention its complete support.

Wessels led the group insisting that we meet the challenge head-on. When the new school term opened init was discovered that Jaffe had left the country. Even staunch Jaffeists found this hard to swallow, but no-one openly contested this notion.