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Sharpeville rocked the Herrenvolk state as never before. The stage was set for a direct and systematic assault on the last remaining rights of the non-Whites.

The NEUM responded with the weapon of the boycott. 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. I recall some of the more striking ones to reveal their nature and range. 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 police.

I cast my vote against Jaffe, and his motion was lost by one vote. In the country town of Worcester, membership held steady and even rose due to successful canvassing among new jacfe, prompting hose TLSA central executive to summon us to enquire why this was so! Jaffe proceeds next to extol the excellence of The New Era Fellowship. The structure was considered to be invulnerable to the attacks of the state machine.

This is probably because the NEF became his territory as I jsffe earlier. But the era of collaboration had passed. When the new school term opened init was discovered that Jaffe had left the country.

The words sent a chill through all those present at the meeting. He presented tables and diagrams referring to the period in support of his contention.

In the Torch ceased to be published.

Others, including myself jzffe that we would be presenting the League stalwarts on a tray to the authorities, to be proscribed or dealt with as they deemed fit.

Things in the movement would never be the same again. The pioneer thinkers in the movement hoseq Kies and Tabata accepted the term. Coupled with this there was the weapon of the boycott. 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 jzffe thousand years, etc.


There had only been one lecture, and the more pointed criticism, that the oral delivery differed substantially from the published one. But attitudes of kindness, fair play, loyalty, honesty, etc could not by definition be principles, and were simply sentimental notions.

It was characterised as anti-Socialist. Thereafter, especially in Cape Town a malaise befell the organisations. The New Era Fellowship was the organisation where we began to jafe 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 jaffee 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.

To combat these divisions among the yosea groups the NEUM instituted the federal structure consisting of Three Pillars aimed at eventually uniting the three groups: Veracity is again called into question, when Jaffe asserts:. Tax records show that conversions were slow. The Building of Unity propounded the view that the mass of the people was already organised in a multitude of organisations.

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Tobias, the anthropologist and member of the Movement, declared that race was a biological fact. It featured in all their writings and even P. What infuriated a voluble section of those who regarded themselves as Trotskyists, was that the NEUM leadership never publicly articulated these views.

What is baffling is that at no time was the letter ever discussed in the period when I was in the movement.

Its establishment was done secretively without the participation or knowledge of the rest of the movement. The hope was that when jqffe ideas of unity became generally accepted, the Three Pillars would wither away and there would be only the Unity 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 the conference could no jjaffe be denied by the government.

The movement lost some of its foremost thinkers in the seventies, Victor Wessels and Ben Kies The Coloureds were also bought off by allowing them limited voting rights, and freedom from the kind of legislation that bound the Africans such as the pass laws, and the right to buy and sell property as well as giving the Coloured pupil more than double the amount of money in the educational system as compared with the African child.


Ever since then it became politically correct to use the term in inverted commas.

Jaffe became the undisputed ideologist of the movement. It found the NEUM totally marginalised and ineffectual to respond to the uprising. 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.

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. Jaffe declined to follow suit and made the NEF his kindergarten. They needed a more elementary grounding in the ideas of the movement. Pieterse co-wrote about the French Revolution. I take as my starting point the year with Nazi Germany on the retreat following the decisive battle of Stalingrad.

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Non-collaboration, thus was an irrefutable principle. 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.

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. Wessels led the group insisting that we meet the challenge head-on. I suggested that bosea the organisational aims were flawed: Collaboration thus was a breach of natural law.

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From the time Jaffe expressed this in it became customary to speak of so-called Coloureds, so-called Africans, etc. An attempt was even made to run study groups to teach the basics of Marxism, but hsoea was discontinued for fear of possible infiltration by the security police. The split with Tabata deepened.