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This, meant as a manifesto and first of a journal series, was the only print issue of the zerohour group. It was dedicated to their professor, Geoffrey PEARSE 'In appreciation of his enthusiastic work in the cause of architectural education'. A copy was sent to LE CORBUSIER, which elicited an enthusiastic response, published in the ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, a missive (in French) in which he coined the term Le GROUPE TRANSVAAL (TRANSVAAL GROUP). Significant projects by the Group featured Gordon McINTOSH's HOUSE MUNRO in Pretoria, MARTIENSSEN and HANSON’s FLATS AT BEREA, Johannesburg, and HANSON TOMKIN FINKELSTEIN’s HOUSE SAFFER at Germiston. The publication was reprinted in facsimile in 1985 as a momento of the ISAA (INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHITECTS) Congress of that year.