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When the new school josea opened init was discovered that Jaffe had left the country. 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. I recall some of the more striking ones to reveal their nature and range. Ever since then it became politically correct to use the term in inverted commas.

Oral history interview with Hosea Jaffe [Part 1 of 3]

It was classic economic reductionism. There appeared to be none of their stature able to take their place. They needed a more elementary grounding in the ideas of the movement.

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.

It had ousted the softly, softly approach to social control issues of The United Party of General Smuts.

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. Veracity is again called into question, when Jaffe asserts:.

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. The two foremost ideologues in the movement were locking horns. There were painful attempts to come to terms with the changed situation.


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!

Oral history interview with Hosea Jaffe [Part 1 of 3] | UCT Libraries Digital Collections

Jaffe thus propounded something quite unique for a mathematician, a two sided triangle! I take as my starting point the year with Nazi Germany on the retreat following the decisive battle of Stalingrad.

He also wrote tracts on the situation in Ethiopia; the Solidarity Movement in Poland and the creation of Bangladesh. His first tactic was linguistic: This principle of non-collaboration distinguished it from what had gone hlsea The NEF closed shop soon afterwards. No longer were the people prepared to have their destinies decided by the government stooges who were appointed to serve on the council.

There had only been one lecture, and the more pointed criticism, that the oral delivery differed substantially from the published one. The decision regarding the annual conference aroused bitter argumentation. 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.

What is baffling is that at no time was the letter ever discussed in the period when I was in the movement. The stage was set for a direct and systematic assault on the last remaining rights of the non-Whites.

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 Town for fear that there might be physical violence.


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.

Collaboration thus was a breach of natural law. The structure was considered to be invulnerable to the attacks of the state machine. Most but not all.

My differences are not personal, they are political! Remarkably it was only in in a seminal address at a meeting of the NEUM in the Drill Hall, Cape Town that the view was expressed that there was only one race, the human race. Non-collaboration, thus was an irrefutable principle. He was at daggers drawn with Jaffe. It included among others: The critique below, ipso facto, refers only to the written version. 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.

It was characterised as anti-Socialist.

The ten-point programme encapsulated the minimum demands for participation in a democratic society.