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Ten years ago this September South African revolutionary Leonard Nikiani died after a long battle. I had never heard his name until I stumbled upon this video via Socialist Resistance in Britain which published his memoirs My Life Under White Supremacy and in Exile earlier this year. I wonder how many comrades know of him or his struggle? That an African Trotskyist would receive military training from Cuba is one of those things about the Twentieth Century that make it so interesting. I know South African Trotskyism more for its exiles than its work in the country. In this talk long time South African Marxist Norman Traub, editor of Ninaki’s memoirs, gives his views on the life and politics of Nikani in the context of the ANC’s transformation into the administrator of capitalism in South Africa. Yep, it’s still about the révolution permanente. Part two here.