About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

1927

ANC President J. T. Gumede goes to the Anti-Imperialist Conference in Brussels with J. A. La Guma and D. Coltraine. In Brussels they meet humanists and freedom fighters from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the West. Gumede takes the opportunity of visiting the Soviet Union where he is impressed with the peasants of Georgia. He returns to South Africa more sympathetic to the ideas of communism saying "I have been to the new Jerusalem" His discussions in the Soviet Union were instrumental in the formulation of the 'Black Republic' resolution which split the CPSA.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.