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This was the situation when I formally entered the movement in For someone who was so integrally involved in the split, he certainly is economical with the truth. It had ousted the softly, softly approach to social control issues of The United Party of General Smuts.
Up to this time Kies kept his silence, but when Jaffe expressed the view that the time had come to abandon the basic hoseea pillar structure, Kies rose to defend the organisational form he jafef as an article of faith. It forced the authorities to delay the transfer until April Somehow Apartheid South Africa survived its worst crisis.
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That radical statement was by none other than Mr Jaffe himself. This is such a blatant deception that the mind boggles. This was interpreted by Tabata as meaning that any redivision of the land could take place only after the achievement of democratic rights.
Non-collaboration, thus was an irrefutable principle. My differences are not personal, they are political! 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 hosa of those active in it.
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.
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In brief the pamphlet put forward a novel view of setting about the task of organising the masses. Teachers came to the homes of jxffe poor and a spirit of camaraderie was fostered. Non-collaboration — the refusal to participate in or work the instruments of their own oppression, became a cardinal feature of the movement.
By doing a post hoc attack on Trotsky, Jaffe endeavours to dismiss the Trotskyist label.
Oral history interview with Hosea Jaffe [Part 1 of 3]
The signposts Jaffe has pointed out in my opinion do not reflect the situation as it really existed during the period 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.
Thereafter, especially in Cape Town a malaise befell the organisations. Society consisted of social classes between which there were irreconcilable differences. We were told that the NEF was too advanced for young Africans. He was at daggers drawn with Jaffe.
Ever since then it became politically correct to use the term in inverted commas. Coupled with this there was the weapon of the boycott. It was characterised hhosea anti-Socialist. He left a letter for Ben Kies which attempted to explain the reasons for his departure. The pro-Conference motion jafve lost, hossa the rump TLSA somehow survived holding its first conference since in May It drew forth fierce denunciations from members of the Forum Club, a Trotskyist political forum in Cape Town.
Membership on an individual basis was disallowed since it was regarded as an attempt to by-pass involvement in the politicisation of the rank and file. 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. I take as my starting point the year with Nazi Germany on the retreat following the decisive battle of Stalingrad. The NEUM responded hosae the weapon of the boycott.
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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. Its establishment was done secretively without the participation or knowledge of the rest of the movement.
Things in the movement would never be the same again. It featured in all their writings and even P. Jaffe, to my knowledge, is the first to write from the point of view of a participant.
It was classic economic reductionism. To combat these divisions among the population groups the NEUM instituted the federal structure consisting of Three Pillars aimed at eventually uniting the three groups: Jaffe became the undisputed ideologist of the movement.
Mr Tabata declared the analysis static and undialectical. 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 operated in South Africa.
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. Inwhen the letter was written the existence of races was not seriously contested.
In response to this and as one who had been directly and actively involved in the organisation from toI hope to shed some light on the movement which I believe made a significant imprint on the liberation struggle.
The structure was considered to be invulnerable to the attacks of the state machine.
As evidence he cited the fact that during the Jxffe invasion of the USSR they were obliged to make use of the collective farm organisation, which was historically irreversible. Thus for example the reason for the Spanish dancing in a very small space was attributed to the restricted land area of the Iberian peninsula.
When the new school term opened init was discovered that Jaffe had left the country. There appeared to be none of their stature able to take their place. On the 21st Marchthe massacre of Sharpeville occurred.