Monday, 12 March 2018

March 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

March 2018 edition

It has been our experience, both in the UK and the South African contexts, that if you are serious about political influence and power then you should not waste your time by supporting fringe political parties, but rather to concentrate upon joining and exerting influence within one of the established mainstream parties.

In both contexts there has of course been a near exception to this rule. In South Africa during the era of civilised rule, the Conservative Party of SA almost, almost, managed to win power through the first-past-the-post system. The reason for this was however because the treacherous National Party government was clearly so hell-bent upon selling-out the country and surrendering it to its enemies that none but the most myopic and/or ignorant could possibly countenance such a betrayal of the nation. The fact that even under such extreme circumstances the CP of SA was still unable to seize power from the traitors therefore only ultra-emphasises this basic observation.

In the UK context, furthermore, over recent years UKIP seems to have disproved this rule – but it must be remembered that this was only because they were able to make an electoral breakthrough because of the bizarre proportional representation electoral system which applied to Euro Elections. The pro-EU forces of course “shot themselves in the foot” by imposing this alien electoral system upon the UK, for once UKIP started to win seats in the European Parliament as a result of this system they gained significant name-recognition and thereby helped considerably to advance the EuroSceptic cause, which of course resulted in the glorious Brexit Referendum victory of 2016. It should be noted, however, that in spite of this increased name-recognition and surfeit of seats won at Euro Elections UKIP has only ever once managed to win a seat at a Westminster General Election.

The main problem always confronting any fringe party is that they struggle to become a “broad church”, and thus they advocate a very narrow set of policies which can never gain any widescale electoral support. For all its success UKIP has always failed to overcome this problem, and so has failed to break out of the fringes and into the mainstream. Its leaders have also alas tended to be “prima donnas”, and if other leading members failed to “dot the i’s and cross the t’s” in precisely the same way as the leader then they soon tended to be “out on their ear”. As a result UKIP has recently faced a succession of leadership elections, with one “prima donna” being pitted against another “prima donna”. At their last leadership election the party seemed to find an ideal unity candidate in Henry Bolton however, but alas after only a few months the two factions who he defeated in the latest leadership election “ganged up” against him to force him out, citing only his private personal life as their reason. The eventual outcome of all these recent wranglings has been that there have now been no less than four breakaway parties established by former leading UKIP members – each one of course an even “narrower church” than UKIP itself, and thereby even less likely to attract any meaningful electoral support.

The more radical wing to the Right of the British political spectrum has thus become a very crowded place – especially when it is remembered that there has for long been another party occupying this same area, a party called Britain First which has recently been obtaining significantly increased support. There have been a number of pronouncements made by Britain First which we do not find ourselves in agreement with, and indeed we know of several colleagues who are firmly opposed to them – but recently a most disturbing development has occurred concerning this party, as both their leader, Paul Golding, and Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen, were arrested and charged with the Orwellian-sounding “offence” of “religiously aggravated harassment”, merely for distributing leaflets and posting on-line videos drawing attention to the detrimental effect which Muslim immigrants were having on British society. It should further be born in mind in this regard that a short while ago two of the videos in question were re-tweeted by none less than the President of the United States! Most shockingly and astonishingly at the resulting trial of Mr.Golding and Ms.Fransen the judge, Justin Barron, found them guilty and sentenced them to a draconian 18 weeks and 36 weeks in jail respectively! One wonders who this judge Justin Barron think he is, seemingly regarding himself as more knowledgeable about the Islamic problem than the President of the United States?

We know that there are many who will shy away from supporting the Britain First two because they regard the party as “too extreme” – but there is something far more important than their policies and pronouncements involved here. It is a matter of free speech. Britain, after all, is the land of the Magna Carta. If Britain First had advocated murder or insurrection then the authorities would have had a valid reason to curtail their free speech – but they didn’t. We therefore ask everyone to consider the words of Pastor Martin Niemoller in response to the equally draconian actions of the Nazi regime in Germany :-

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.

In speaking out against the diabolical sentences handed out to the Britain First two we therefore do NOT imply that we support all their policies and pronouncements. In speaking out we simply assert our fundamental support for the rights of free speech.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Last month the Springbok Club staged a visit to the National Army Museum in Chelsea. This proved to be a most enjoyable and informative trip, and in spite of the fact that there seemed to be a few too many concessions to liberal pacifism is some of the exhibits, it even so expertly illustrated the power, prestige and professionalism of the British Army over the centuries, particularly during the glorious age of Imperial expansion. After this visit the Springbok Club party adjourned to a near-by hostelry for a most convivial and uplifting end to the day’s activities.

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Unfortunately the Springbok Club’s planned March meeting featuring a visiting South African guest speaker has had to be postponed because the guest speaker in question will not be visiting the UK during this month as anticipated, but the organisation still plans to celebrate van Riebeeck Day with a special event in April. In May, however, the organization will be staging a trip to the annual Sweeps Festival in Rochester, and in June/July will be welcoming a visiting Australian guest speaker who has strong Rhodesian and South African connections. Later during the year the Springbok Club will be staging another trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and will also be involved with the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony. More details about all these activities will be included in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

Last month the Patriotic Forum celebrated New Zealand Day by staging a trip to St.Paul's Cathedral in London in order to pay their respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, who served twice as Governor of New Zealand and subsequently became the 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand. This trip proved even more fascinating when it was discovered that Sir George Grey’s grave lay next to that of the great South African administrator, Sir Bartle Frere in the Cathedral! After this visit the Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a hostelry near to St.Paul’s where Mr.Gary Vincent presented another of his excellent PowerPoint displays, this one about the life and career of Sir George Grey.

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The Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting in conjunction with the EuroSceptic EU Today on-line magazine (www.eutoday.net) later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 22nd March 2018

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The ARMY & NAVY CLUB (the Wellington Room), 36 – 39 Pall Mall, St.James’s, London SW1Y 5JN, (Entry can also be made via St.James’s Square. Nearest tube station: Green Park)

[As this is a private members’ club all attendees should initially report to reception. There is also a strict dress code: Jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen, and all must be smartly attired – i.e. no jeans or trainers.]

Guest Speaker : Mr. JOHN PETLEY B.A. (Oxon), Dip.Theol.

John Petley was born at Redhill in Surrey and was educated at Dorking County Grammar School for two years, from where he won a Surrey County Council-sponsored scholarship to Charterhouse School, Godalming, and then went on to study music at St.Catherine’s College, Oxford. He worked as a researcher at the European Parliament in Brussels from 2006 to 2008 and then spent three years as editor of Freedom Today, the quarterly magazine of The Freedom Association. He currently works as Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. He is the author of several books, including "Top 10 Reasons to Leave the EU". He represented his school at Cross-Country running and once walked from John O’Groats to Lands End. His current hobbies include classical music (including composition, and playing the organ and piano), railways, photography, gardening, country walks and keeping guinea pigs. An Evangelical Christian by persuasion, he is married to Katherine and lives in a village near Heathfield, East Sussex.

When John addressed the Swinton Circle (the predecessor of the Patriotic Forum) in 2015 he spoke about the chances of Britain leaving the EU, and accurately predicted that with hard work and determination a Brexit Referendum could be won. In this follow-up talk to be entitled "The rocky road to Brexit" he will give a summary of the Brexit negotiations to date and likely future developments in the year before we leave.

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In early April the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special event in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF, and in May will be staging a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day. Further details about both these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been published, and copies have been distributed to all current UK subscribers - and once further necessary funds have been raised will be posted to all overseas subscribers also If you are currently a subscriber and have not received your copy yet then please let us know - or if you would like to take out a subscription (or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution) then please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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HELP REQUIRED FOLLOWING DRACONIAN ACTION BY HACKNEY COUNCIL

We have recently received a most disturbing message concerning a draconian action taken by the London Borough of Hackney Council which prevents a lady suffering from PTSD continuing to look after her disabled cats. We hope that readers will be prepared to sign the petition of protest to be sent to Hackney Council on this issue. The message in question reads as follows :-

“Josie has PTSD and has therapy cats to help her get by. Many of the cats she has adopted are blind and one is deaf. Because of the cats' disabilities, they wouldn't be safe going outside alone, so Josie has an outdoor enclosure for them to play in, which is called a ‘catio’.

“One neighbour complained, and now Hackney Council is threatening to force Josie to tear down the ‘catio’ or seek planning permission - but that's a false choice. In an email, the Council already told her she won't get planning permission accepted for the ‘catio’ even if she does apply for it.

“Without the ‘catio’ the cats won't be able to go outside and experience the fresh air that other cats enjoy. The ‘catio’ is simply batons of wood with chicken wire. It has no foundations or plumbing and can be moved from place to place. As such, it shouldn't require any planning permission.

“Please sign the petition at: https://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AY6_g/zTpQ/AmvRJ and show Hackney Council that as a nation of animal lovers we will not tolerate this bureaucratic behaviour towards someone who hasn't broken any laws, and only wants the best for her animals.”

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2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games held at Pyeongchang in the Republic of Korea proved a very successful and well run event – particularly as it was held in a third world country. We now of course look forward to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games to be held at the same location. There were many outstanding performances at this Olympiad, but we will concentrate upon the results obtained by the main Commonwealth countries.

For the Great Britain and NI team the results were very pleasing (winning one Gold Medal and four Bronzes), albeit that the performances by the two Curling teams were most disappointing. It was in the Skeleton competitions where Britain’s best results were obtained of course, and Lizzie Yarnold undoubtedly deserves special congratulations upon becoming the first British competitor ever to defend a Gold Medal at the Winter Olympic Games. Australia managed to win three medals (2 Silver and one Bronze) and New Zealand gained two Bronze medals – that country’s fist Winter Olympic medals since 1992! For counties with climates not really suited to Winter Sports these were most certainly outstanding results.

But what of the “new” South Africa? After sending zero competitors to the previous Winter Olympics at Sochi in 2014, the “new” South Africa made a massive improvement in 2018 by sending – eh – one competitor. Wow! This competitor was named Connor Wilson, who although White proudly carried the bloodstained flag of the ANC regime at the opening and closing ceremonies. So how did Mr.Wilson perform? He competed in both the Man’s Slalom and the Men’s Giant-Slalom, but didn’t finish either event. So much for the improvement of sporting excellence in the “new” South Africa, which so many idiots gave as their reason for voting “Yes” at the 1992 sell-out referendum.

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received a copy of the following most interesting Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) :-

“The TAU SA President, Mr Louis Meintjes, has directed letters to the High Commission of the United Kingdom as well as the German Embassy regarding their countries’ offer of financial aid to Zimbabwe in order to rejuvenate the economy. ‘When done properly, it will energise the Zimbabwe economy and will in all probability help to promote agriculture’, according to Mr Meintjes.

“TAU SA does not want to prescribe to countries as to how initiatives should be implemented, but took the liberty to request that proper arrangements and monitoring be put in place to prevent well-intended support ending up in the pockets of politicians.

“’Zimbabwe was once a highly productive agricultural producer and it could contribute considerably to help stabilising Southern Africa should the principle of private ownership and a free market be allowed to flourish’, Mr Meintjes said. The proposed support is appreciated and the two countries were thanked for the assistance. It is trusted that the economy will supersede political short-sightedness.”

The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) web-site can be accessed at: www.tlu.co.za

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LATEST BERMUDAN NEWS

During early February the Bermudan Parliament voted to repeal the law allowing so-called same-sex “marriages”. This of course was a victory for common-sense and morality, and something which must be applauded by all decent people around the globe. It is believed furthermore that this is the first example anywhere in the world of the obscene parody of true marriage, after first having being legalised, then being unrecognised, and is thus a development which we hope will soon be repeated elsewhere throughout the West. Bermuda has therefore led the world, and the Bermudan government and people must be praised and congratulated for this brave move.

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.232 – Mr. HARRY GEORGE of Durban.

Harry George was a professional soccer player (as is believed was his father before him) being a goalkeeper on the books of Coventry City FC. He moved to South Africa towards the end of his career however, and played for both Durban City and Durban United in the NFL during the 1970s. He married into the renown Letard family (see item on Colleen Letard in the September 2005 SCN) who were very prominent in the Natal Table Tennis scene, and proved himself an outstanding player at this sport also. He lived in the Woodhaven district of Durban, and once his playing career was over became a professional dental technician, and gained a very high reputation in this field. A most friendly person always eager to help others, it would be most interesting to learn where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

During the Patriotic Forum’s recent visit to St.Paul’s Cathedral to pay respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, the subject of the superb NZBC drama series about this great man from the late 1970s came up. This series, entitled “The Governor”, was also screened by SABC at the time, where it gained a huge following - which was not surprising as Sir George Grey also served as the Governor of the Cape Colony for a while, and several places in South Africa still bear his name. This drama series has now been placed on-line, and the first episode (from which subsequent episodes can be accessed) can be viewed at :-

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-governor-episode1-1977

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOOD OLD SMITHY!

Sir,

Circa 1980, Ian Smith spoke at our school. He made such a good impression (confident, honest, no bullsh1t) on me that I remember it till today.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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CORRECTION

Sir,

An appeal to everyone – stop using the phrase “politically correct” or “politically incorrect”, as in, "I know I am not being politicallycorrect" or "I am a politically incorrect person" - it sounds as if you are saying "Those people are correct, I just want the right to be incorrect" or " I know I am wrong, I just want he right to voice a wrong opinion" . Instead of calling yourself "politically incorrect” call your self "progressive" or "forward thinking" or some word like that , as in "I am one of those progressive people who believe immigration should be cut back " or "I am one of those progressive people who voted "no" or "I am one of those forward thinking people who is against a republic" or "I am one of those progressive people who believe Islam is a dangerous religion".

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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FRIEND OF THE SPRINGBOKS

Sir,

I was involved with the ex-Rhodesians and those White refugees from South Africa who made their home in Tasmania, bringing skills and blending in, without the need to have them go on benefits and housing. A number has since died. South Africa actually sold Rhodesia out hoping the (so-called) "international community" (whatever that is) would have seen it as a gesture and approve. Both communities could have survived, but like our own leaders here and in Britain and Europe we have been sold out to the internationalists.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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OBITUARIES

MICHAEL BRUFAL de MELGAREJO – the 11th Marques de Lendinez

It was with extreme sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Michael Brufal de Melgarejo, the 11th Marques de Lendinez and the hereditary Grand Inquisitor of Cordoba.

Mike Brufal, as we always knew him, was born on Trafalgar Day 1937, the scion a prominent Spanish noble family who had settled in Gibraltar during the 1890s. Despite his Spanish aristocratic background, his family’s long-standing association with Gibraltar and having a Canadian mother made him a proud Gibraltarian and a staunch British Imperial patriot. After reading law and economics at Cambridge he joined the British Army, serving in first the Royal Sussex Regiment and then the Jamaica Regiment. Shortly after leaving the Army he took up journalism, writing for both the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Gibraltar Magazine. His comments about the Franco regime in Spain were so forthright that he was for a while banned from entering Spain. He subsequently moved to Hampshire and started working for first the Times and then the Observer, inter alia becoming a boxing correspondent for the Observer, before turning freelance and establishing his own press-cuttings service. He became renowned for writing letters to the quality press using his full Spanish title but fiercely defending the sovereignty and rights of Gibraltar in the face of Spanish provocation. Perhaps his greatest achievement, however, was to found and administer the Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society (later renamed simply the Friends of Gibraltar) which became highly influential and galvanized support for Gibraltar’s cause throughout the UK.

Mike Brufal also became a good supporter of our movement, addressing meetings staged by both the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle (the predecessor of today’s Patriotic Forum), where his speeches always proved riveting and were positively received. During a Springbok Club trip to Gibraltar in 2005 he arranged for the party to join up with a party from the Friends of Gibraltar who were visiting the Rock at the same time in order to take part in a conducted tour of the Convent (the Governor’s residence) and its chapel next door, where the organisation was accorded a special privileged welcome!

We regard it as a great honour to have known Mike Brufal and to have regarded him as a friend. Our sincerest condolences are therefore extended to his widow Brenda, his daughter Tabitha (who inherits his titles) and to his son.

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ANTHONY LEJEUNE

It was with much sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Anthony Lejeune. Born as Edward Anthony Thompson in 1928 at Pinner in Middlesex, Anthony Lejeune subsequently decided to adopt his mother’s maiden surname. Brought up in a family who were prominent in the British film industry during the inter-World War years, he himself turned to journalism, broadcasting and novel-writing, where he soon gained a glowing reputation and proved to be a very rounded character – almost a renaissance man in fact

Erudite, articulate and with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of English literature and other wide-ranging subjects, his face became a regular sight on the more intellectual programmes on British television throughout the 1960s and 70s. A true conservative in every sense of the word, he was a habitué of several of the more elite London clubs, with his magnum opus, The Gentleman’s Clubs of London, being regarded as the definitive work on these institutions.

Perhaps Anthony Lejeune’s most important contribution to global broadcasting excellence was his regular weekly London Letter (based upon Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America) radio broadcast for SABC, which became required listening for all patriotic English-speaking South Africans. This broadcast won Anthony Lejeune a top South African broadcasting award, and his brilliant short but dramatic acceptance speech won praise from throughout the South African media. It should be remembered in this regard that to have any dealings with South Africa at this time met with severe disapproval – and even sanctions – from all British media trade unions. Anthony Lejeune was therefore a very brave man, as the only other prominent British broadcaster to have the courage to defy the tyrannical trade unions by broadcasting for SABC was Sir Patrick Moore, the astronomer – a person incidentally who Anthony Lejeune admired greatly.

Anthony Lejeune was a great but alas mainly overlooked British patriot and hero of the latter half of the twentieth century. Our sincere sympathies are extended to his family.

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Monday, 5 February 2018

February 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

February 2018 edition

The SCN does not take sides in party politics, certainly not in British party politics. We are aware, however, that many of our readers are supporters and even members of UKIP, and furthermore we regard ourselves as candid friends of this party. We believe therefore that we are justified in commenting upon the recent internal conflict which has alas embroiled UKIP.

Following the resignation of Paul Nuttall as leader of UKIP in the aftermath of their disappointing performance at the 2017 General Election there was of course a plethora of candidates standing to replace him as leader. One of our supporters who is a prominent member of UKIP told us that in his opinion Henry Bolton was the best candidate on offer – in spite of the fact that earlier during his life he had been a member of the Liberal Democratic Party! We must admit that at the time we have never heard of Henry Bolton previously, but following his surprise election as leader we started to investigate his background and study what he had to say – and found that we very much liked the man - his past flirtation with the LibDems notwithstanding!

Quite obviously with so many unsuccessful candidates and consequent bruised egos Henry Bolton gained many unwarranted enemies within the UKIP hierarchy, and it is against this background which the subsequent attempts to remove him as party leader by the UKIP National Executive should be viewed. Henry Bolton has evidently been enduring an unhappy marriage for quite some time – but alas in our world today this is by no means an uncommon experience, so therefore not something which Henry Bolton should be condemned for. His main “crime” in the eyes of his detractors within the UKIP hierarchy seems to have been to have fallen in love however – again nothing which any normal person would condemn anyone for!

We of course knew nothing about Jo Marney, Henry Bolton’s new amour, prior to all the media carfuffle. From what we have subsequently read and discovered she seems to be a truly outstanding woman however – intelligent, vivacious and dedicated to the cause of British sovereign independence. The main criticisms of her seem to centre around her brave and honest comments about the suitability of Prince Harry of Wales’s proposed bride. These comments of hers are however simply the same as those being expressed openly in every pub and club around the country, and throughout social media – indeed most of the comments being made in these other environments tend to be far more forthright and crude!

It is not for us to say whether UKIP should or should not replace Henry Bolton as leader of course. All we will say is that we hope both he and Jo Marney find true happiness in future – and dare we say it, perhaps Jo Marney would have made a far better bride for Prince Harry than the totally unsuitable foreign divorcée who he has unfortunately chosen.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club successfully held their 2018 AGM last month, at which the existing Committee were re-elected en bloc. It was also agreed at this meeting what steps to take in order to ensure that the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is continued following the sad death of Peter Sladden at the end of last year. Following the business side of the AGM Mr. Gary Vincent gave a most fascinating PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of Gen. James Wolfe.

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The Springbok Club will be staging a visit to the National Army Museum in Chelsea on Saturday 24th February. There will be no charge for this event, so simply assemble outside the main entrance of the Museum at approximately 14.30 hrs. For more information either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club is anticipating staging a meeting to be addressed by a prominent visiting South African personality during March, and in April will be holding a special event to celebrate van Riebeeck Day. Later during the year The Springbok Club will be staging another visit to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and will also be involved with the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony. More details about all these activities will be included in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a most inspiring and enjoyable “double-decker” of events last month. They started with a short ceremony celebrating Australia Day at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the founder of Sydney and the first ever Governor of New South Wales) in the City of London – thus continuing the great tradition of commemorating this day which was organized for so many years by the late, great Dennis Delderfield. After this ceremony a meeting was held in conjunction with the on-line EuroSceptic publication EU Today in central London which was addressed by Mr.George Major, the Life President of The Pearly Kings and Queens Guild. This proved to be a fascinating illustrated talk, in which George Major told much about the history of the Pearly Kings and Queens movement- - not only a great London cultural tradition but also a great British cultural tradition - and about Cockney culture in general.

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The Patriotic Forum will be celebrating New Zealand Day this year by staging a trip to St.Paul's Cathedral in London, where inter alia they shall be visiting and paying their respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, who served twice as Governor of New Zealand and subsequently became the 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand. After this visit the Patriotic Forum party will be adjourning to a near-by hostelry where a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of Sir George Grey will be shown.

This event will take place on Tuesday 6th February. Assemble beside the statue to Queen Anne at the front of St.Paul's Cathedral between 14.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs. N.B. There will of course be a small charge for admission to St.Paul's Cathedral - £18.00 per head, or £16.00 for concessions. For more details either e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430

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In March The Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent member of The Campaign for an Independent Britain, who will be speaking on the aftermath of the glorious Brexit Referendum victory, and about the way in which he predicts the Brexit negotiations will develop, and in April The Patriotic Forum is planning a special event in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF. Further details about both these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, is now at our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust. Although now somewhat dated we thought even so that readers would be interested to read about the struggle to save yet another rhino in South Africa :-

“For the past 25 days; a small group of dedicated rhino lovers and activists have worked very hard to prevent a rhino named Omkhulu from being trophy hunted.

”With your help we have managed to raise 46% of the total needed, but time is running out fast and at this stage it seems unlikely that we can raise the balance needed in the next couple of days so we had to come up with interim solutions to ensure Omkhulu is not killed by trophy hunters.

“We continue to push ahead and do whatever is necessary to ensure this rhino lives!

”With the help of some wonderful people and individuals; a stay of execution has been secured for Omkhulu and an extension has been grated on the sales agreement up to the 15th December 2017 providing that we raise at least 50% of the total needed by the end of this week and pay it over before month end.

”In the interim Omkhulu will unfortunately be dehorned by the current owner and will then be moved to another non-hunting farm for his protection. Providing that we can secure the balance of the required funding, Omkhulu will be relocated to the IPZ by end of January 2018.

”This measure has been taken as all the permit offices will be closing for the festive season around the 15th December 2017 and will only reopen in early January 2018 leaving us unable to secure relocation and capture permits before then.

”While we fight hard to rescue individual rhinos, South Africa’s official approach to rhino conservation involves a contradiction. While calling for the protection of rhinos as a species, it promotes their use as a resource to be exploited for human gain. It is bound to fail. To read more on this go to :-

https://sanwild.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4aca35f79df37c30916dbe17d&id=98debeb302&e=04e270fd36

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail : louise@sanwild.org

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FOOTBALL FOCUS

Association Football – Soccer – is of course the most popular sport in Britain. This fact has for long made it a centre of attention for all shades of the political spectrum. During the mid-1970s The National Party of the United Kingdom (viewed by many as the ideological forerunner of UKIP, and indeed a predecessor of our own movement) was perhaps the first patriotic political party really to appreciate the potential of using Football to galvanise popular support. Articles about the game were featured in its publication Britain First and large contingents of Football supporters took part in its massive anti-immigration marches in both Blackburn and London. Alas the financial demise of the NPUK meant that this early initiative by patriotic forces was lost, and this opportunity unfortunately then passed to the liberal-left “politically correct brigade”, who slowly but surely ensured that ever increasing numbers of non-White players (and subsequently foreign players in general) were forced into the English and Scottish leagues – and that any objections to this by supporters and officials alike were greeted with the inevitable parrot-cries of “racism”!

In spite of almost four decades of enforced integration in the game and the best efforts of the “political-correctness police” Kick It Out campaign, the natural desire by the majority of Football fans to see their own people playing for their own local teams has not been eradicated however. Of late two occurances have shown that in spite of the efforts by the Kick It Out gestapo there have still been both supporters and officials brave enough to stand up to them.

The first occurred following the death of the former West Bromwich Albion player Cyrille Regis. Now the French Guianan-born Regis was undoubtedly a very nice and decent fellow, but unfortunately he was used as a pawn by the “politically-correct brigade” during the late 1970s and early 1980s in order to force multi-racial sides into the Football League – and even more sickeningly he has been used as a pawn even after death, with special TV features being shown about him and enforced “clapping sessions” in his honour being staged at all Premier League games, seemingly simply because he was one of the first “Black” players. This over-the-top honouring evidently didn’t go down too well with all supporters however, as many bravely refused to join in the “clapping sessions”. Many also remarked about the fact that there was hardly a murmur from the English Soccer establishment when that great Blackpool and England player Jimmy Armfield died at roughly the same time as Regis – no special TV programmes in his honour, and no “clapping sessions” at all league matches etc.

The other recent interesting incident centred around remarks made by West Ham United’s Director of Player Recruitment, Tony Henry. Tony Henry stated openly that the Club would not be signing any more African players because “they have a bad attitude” and “cause mayhem”. As anyone with any experience of African and African-descended people can confirm these remarks were fair comment. Sadly however the reaction of the West Ham management was predictable, as they sickeningly fired Henry from his position – and even more reprehensible the Football Association state that they are now “investigating” his comments. In spite of these cowardly reactions by Football officialdom the reaction of grassroots supporters has seemed to be far different however, for apparently Tony Henry has received much backing both directly and on social media.

Hopefully Tony Henry’s courageous voicing of his glaringly-obvious opinions may prove to be a catalyst for patriotic forces therefore, so that they can re-gain the initiative among basically loyal and patriotic Football supporters around the land, and thus wrest control of the game from the “politically-correct brigade”!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Reg Watson from Tasmania has recently informed us about a most praise-worthy reception which was held towards the end of last year by The Council of United Commonwealth Societies in order to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H.The Duke of Edinburgh. It was held at Parliament House in Hobart, and was hosted by the Hon. Guy Barnett MP.

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FARMERS PROTEST IN SOUTH AFRICA

We have recently received a copy of the following most revealing Media Release issued by The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa). It reads as follows:-

“The initiative of all organisations, individuals, congregations and groups involved in organising and supporting protest action involving farmers, and their willingness to pray together and taking a stance against continued and increasing violent crimes on farms and agricultural small holdings, is highly appreciated, according to the president of TAU (SA), Mr Louis Meintjes.

“’The current situation on farms and small holdings, which is characterised by murder, torture, rape and assault, is extremely serious and demands appropriate and decisive action. Therefore, TAU (SA)’s advice to farmers are the following: :-

Remain clear minded and keep a cool head;
Improve home and hearth security;
Become involved in community security initiatives;
Establish good cooperation with all role players;
Exercise good neighbourliness in practice;
Maintain sound labour relations with employees;
Act pre-actively regarding access to and movement on farms using the existing Protocol which regulates access to farms.’

“TAU (SA) has already discussed the situation with Dr. Theo de Jager, the Chairman of The International Farmers Union requesting him to inform other international representatives of the current situation in South Africa.

“It is planned to request an urgent meeting with the Minister of Police and the Acting National Police Commissioner to discuss the crisis on the highest level personally with them. Effective reaction to the crimes which are classified as a National Priority requires immediate attention.”

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Please use the search request form at :-

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

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Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.231 – Miss A.M. UYS of Scottburgh

Miss A.M. Uys was an early subscriber to S.A.Patriot and a regular donator to the original Natal-based Patriotic Forum, although she alas never attended any of the organisation’s meetings and indeed no-one connected to the movement ever met her. She worked as a high-ranking nurse at the Scottburgh Hospital in Natal, and was remoured to be a very large woman who had visited the United States in the 1970s, where she had developed strong anti-Communist and patriotic sympathies. She was therefore always very much of an enigma, so it would therefore be very interesting to learn not only where she is now, but also any further information about her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Following the inclusion of The Coalition for Marriage in this section last month another organisation which also campaigns for good moral standards and decency has been recommended to us. It is called CitizenGO and its web-site can be accessed at :-

https://go.citizengo.org/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOLLY!

Sir,

Yes, we have always been plagued by the “All talk but no action” types [see January SCN – Ed.]. This actually went all the way back to the Save Rhodesia Campaign in the 1970s where there were many who showed initial enthusiasm but who quickly developed other interests and disappeared from the scene. There was the Murray family from Montclair of course, and then Dermot O’Dea and his wife from Glenashley. The worst of them was Chris Edmunds from Durban North who initially offered his photocopying services from his estate agency business to the campaign, but who then terminated this offer speaking disparagingly of “that political organisation”. At least George Hazelden of Somerset West made a success of the estate agents business he founded – unlike Edmunds!

Yours etc.,

K.Lawson, Durban, Natal, South Africa...

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WHY OH WHY?

Sir,

Rhodesia was a British colony. The mighty British Empire could have saved it if they wanted to. Why did it allow it to go down?

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

It was with great pleasure that we recently learnt that the “LibertyGB” organisation had decided to disband.

Long-standing readers will recall how The Swinton Circle (before it merged with New Britain to form The Patriotic Forum) invited the leader of “LibertyGB”, Paul Weston, to speak at its meeting of 31st July 2015, this being following a recommendation from a then Committee member of The Swinton Circle, a certain Paul Griffin. This meeting turned out to be a complete disaster however, as it was gate-crashed by some two dozen uninvited attendees, most of whom turned out to be members of “splittist” or neo-Nazi organisations which The Swinton Circle wouldn’t normally touch with a bargepole, who then proceeded to disrupt and then wreck the meeting. Even worse was to follow however, for Griffin was seen merrily chatting away with one of the main neo-Nazi disrupters after the meeting had collapsed, thus showing that he must have known him previously and been in league with the wreckers of the meeting. It was subsequently confirmed that all the uninvited gate-crashers had actually been informed and encouraged to attend this meeting by a leading figure within “LibertyGB”, a certain Jack Buckby, apparently in a ham-fisted attempt to takeover the organisation. Griffin resigned from The Swinton Circle three days after this disaster, and the only conclusion which could be reached was that he was deliberately infiltrated into the organisation by “LibertyGB” about a year previously precisely in order to orchestrate such a takeover. Even worse was to follow which only confirmed this theory however, for Griffin arranged to meet two other Swinton Circle Committee members and either by spreading smears about the organisation or by putting the “frighteners” on them, induced the two cowards also to resign. Without a quorum on Committee this meant that the organisation had to be totally re-constituted, which successfully came about a year later – though sickeningly this meant that The Swinton Circle was inactive during the vital Brexit Referendum period!

What motivated “LibertyGB” to act in this way and to bite the hand of friendship which The Swinton Circle offered to them will probably never be known for certain, but we have made it our duty to monitor its activities ever since – and as a result we have actually been pleased that The Swinton Circle never established any close fraternal links with them as was hoped and anticipated would be the case before the disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015. They certainly appear to a poisonous outfit, as was well illustrated when they decided to put up a candidate – the same Jack Buckby who orchestrated the unauthorized “invitations” to the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting - in the Batley and Spen by-election following the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, when every decent and respectable party decided not to field candidates against the Labour candidate as a mark of respect.

In the on-line announcement that he was disbanding “LibertyGB” the outfit’s leader, Paul Weston, stated that this was because they had never been able to attract any meaningful support – but is it any wonder that they failed to gain support when they go round wrecking other peoples’ meetings and tastelessly standing a candidate in a by-election following the evil murder of the sitting MP? Interestingly, however, Paul Weston stated that he was going to throw his support into a newly-established party called “For Britain”, and advised his handful of remaining supporters to do likewise. Now this new “For Britain” party also gives us much reason for concern. It was founded by a certain Anne Marie Waters after she resigned from UKIP in a fit of pique after failing to be elected as UKIP leader. Prior to this leadership election, furthermore, many leading UKIP MEPs and officials had stated that they would resign from the party if she was elected. There must surely have been something particularly unsavoury about Ms. Waters in order for so many leading figures to contemplate such a drastic step. Our own investigations have moreover revealed many unexpected facts about Ms. Waters. She was evidently born and brought up in Dublin in an apparently devoutly Republican family. After moving to the mainland, however, she became a firm supporter of the Labour Party, described herself as a secular agnostic, and openly revealed herself as a lesbian – indeed being an active campaigner on pro-homosexual issues. All this isn’t reason in itself to reject Ms. Waters and her new “For Britain” party of course, but if she does welcome the remnants of the poisonous “LibertyGB” outfit into her fold, Mr.Buckby in particular, then as a result of our own bitter experiences we can only advise all our readers not to have anything to do with her new party.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

January 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

January 2018 edition

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, and thereby almost certainly the next president of the “new” South Africa, has been greeted with hope in some circles. We however do not share this optimism. Those who seem to be hopeful for the future of South Africa under his rule are after all the some dewy-eyed unrealists who predicted that Mnangagwa would prove a huge improvement to Mugabe in “Zimbabwe” – but as we all know this change in leadership was simply the exchanging of one sadistic terrorist despot for another sadistic terrorist despot, and nothing has altered on the ground of that sorry country at all.

Ramaphosa similarly rose to the top by being a hate-filled terrorist operative. An ethnic Venda – one of the smaller Bantu tribes who were saved from annihilation at the hands of the more ferocious Zulus and Matabeles by the arrival of the White man – Ramaphosa personally had much to thank the White man for, as he received a top class education at the University of the North, an academic institution which would have been unthinkable previously in Black Africa. But instead of being grateful to the White man for both saving his people from extinction and for giving him personally an advanced first-world education, he instead developed a deep-seated hatred for Whites and joined the ANC terrorist organisation.

It is widely believed that Ramaphosa was the preferred successor of the first ANC terrorist leader of the “new” South Africa, the blood-stained “Nelson” Mandela, but somehow he was successfully out-manouevred by Thabo Mbeki. To keep Ramaphosa happy and out of mischief Mandela and/or Mbeki appointed him to head a “Black empowerment” quango, through which he managed to accumulate a vast personal fortune for himself. He cannot therefore correctly be described as a “successful businessman” as many commentators try to claim, as the opportunity to acquire huge wealth was handed to him on a plate by the ANC regime.

Mbeki was a rarity among the ANC hierarchy in as much as he possessed a fair amount of intelligence (his lunatic views about the causes of AIDS notwithstanding!). He had also never been a “hands-on” terrorist (unlike his father!) and was smart enough to realise that if the “new” South Africa was to prosper there had to be a place for Whites in the new country, and although it was never eliminated completely the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers declined in intensity under his rule. This relatively conciliatory attitude towards South Africa’s Whites did not find favour with the bulk of the ANC leadership however, and in 2008 he was levered out of power by the party hierarchy.

He was succeeded of course not by Ramaphosa but by Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been a “hands-on” terrorist however, and indeed had been imprisoned alongside the unspeakable Mandela on Robben Island after being found guilty of terrorist offences. There was another fundamental difference regarding Zuma however, and that was that he was an ethnic Zulu, and the reason why the ANC leadership initially preferred him to Ramaphosa was undoubtedly because they wanted a nominal Zulu in charge in order to stymie the growth of Inkatha. Zuma proved totally incompetent of course, with his numerous wives and assertions that AIDS could be prevented by taking a shower after sexual activity, and during the early years of his presidency the scapegoating of Whites and the quasi-genocide campaign against them re-emerged and intensified to the levels of the Mandela years.

Zuma also proved to be totally corrupt (nothing unusual here in Black Africa of course!), but his hoped-for personal aggrandizement by means of his corruption was initially held back considerably by his total incompetence. Then he hit upon a master-stroke. He invited an Indian family of successful businessmen, the Gupta brothers, to invest heavily in the “new” South Africa, and in return gave them a considerable stake in the economy and a say in government. Now ever since Indian independence in 1947 the countries of the sub-continent have functioned basically by bribery and corruption. Immoral of course, but also surprisingly efficient. The Guptas soon realized, however, that in order to maximise their own corrupt largesse they must make sure that the country was better governed – and this meant, inter alia, that the anti-White campaign of violence, particularly that involving the platteland farming communities, had to be curtailed, and as a result – to the great surprise of many – South Africa’s agricultural output increased last year for the first time since the ANC were handed power.

Zuma’s increasing reliance upon the Guptas, and the resulting diminishing of the anti-White vendetta, of course was no more popular among the ANC hardliners than Mbeki’s more conciliatory attitude a decade earlier, and as a result Zuma has found himself ousted in a similar fashion by the party hierarchy. His successor, Ramaphosa, undoubtedly has a huge chip on his shoulders however, not only because of his identical vindictivel hatred towards Whites as that of Mandela and Zuma during his early days in power, but also because of the way in which he was denied power in both 1999 and 2008. In his case however, following the controversial Zuma years, it will not only be the Whites and Coloureds who will bear the brunt of his paranoid hatred, but also the Zulus and South African Indians.

It may have been thought that the situation in the “new” South Africa was so bad that it couldn’t possibly become any worse, but Ramaphosa’s ascent to power has all the omens of heralding complete chaos, disintegration and even all-out civil war in that beleaguered country. As we’ve been advising all Whites to do ever since de Klerk’s betrayal and sell-out in 1990 – time to get out!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Following the unfortunate decision by the London Congregation of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk not to co-operate with the Springbok Club in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month (as reported in the December Edition of the SCN), the Springbok Club went ahead and staged their own independent commemoration at the historic White Horse Stone just outside Aylesford in Kent. At this ceremony a short key-note speech was given reminding all in attendance about the importance and significance of the Battle of Blood River and the Vow which was made to God before this conflict, and how this event and the resulting victory for the Afrikaner Voortrekkers probably had more global implications for the White Man than they themselves realised.

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The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will take place at a venue in central London during the evening of Wednesday 10th January, and all fully paid-up members of the Club should already have been informed of the precise details. Following the conclusion of the business side of proceedings (at approximately 20.00 hrs) a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of General James Wolfe (which was specially produced for the Patriotic Forum’s Canada Day celebration event last year) will be shown. All friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this section of the evening’s proceedings. Either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430 for precise details.

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the National Army Museum during February, and it is anticipated that a renowned visiting South African expert will be guest speaker at a meeting in March. More details about both these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum has arranged a most exciting day’s activities for Thursday 25th January. It will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, who established the first colonial settlement in Australia and became the first Governor of New South Wales, where a short ceremony will take place in order to celebrate Australia Day (although it won’t officially be Australia Day until the following day, it will however be Australia Day in parts of Australia itself at that time!). Admiral Phillip’s bust is situated at the western end of Watling Street in the City of London, immediately to the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Following this ceremony the main activity of the day will take place when a most interesting meeting will we held at a prestigious club in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Mr. George Major, who was born in London in 1938. Abandoned by his mother, who he was to spend many years trying to trace, George's childhood was a tough one. After spending his early years in the dark days of the London Blitz he found that he had to fend for himself and his two sisters. He was drawn into the Pearly Kings tradition from the age of seven, a tradition which he learned had been in his mother's family. These years are documented in his first book "The Hidden Whistle and Flute, stitch one", which describes how he fought back from a childhood of poverty, neglect and brutality and had to learn to live by his wits. When he was hungry he would pull down a fence and chop it up to make bundles of firewood to sell back to his neighbours, then use the money to take his two sisters to the café and buy food for them. His life was extraordinarily hard from the beginning and his childhood draws inevitable comparison with the stories of Charles Dickens, but despite all that George was to become the most famous Pearly King of all, carrying the banner of the Pearly Kings and Queens History both with pride and honour, dedicating most of his life for the good of its history. It is said by many that he does more for the Pearly history than any other. George is a living testament of a man who has overcome extreme obstacles but is still determined to help others no matter what the odds. Long before David Jason from memorable TV comedy show "Only Fools and Horses" was immortalised as Del Trotter, George was a well known character within the Peckham area. George sold genuine London smog to Americans: in typical Del Boy style, he would fill half pint bottles with car fumes and cigarette smoke, seal them then take them into the London streets to sell. There were also one legged tights that needed a quick-witted sales patter. George was always the cheeky chappie with his quick-witted banter and showmanship in his full sparkling Pearly suit, and he was to go on to use his skills in order to raise a great deal of money over the last 60 years for charities, and has helped change many peoples' lives forever. George’s dream was always to preserve the Cockney traditions forever, and to this end he envisaged the creation of a Cockney museum. Through his boundless energy and enthusiasm that dream has now been brought to life. George is President for life of the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild, and was an active campaigner for Brexit..

More details about this meeting can be obtained by e-mailing: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430. All attendees are however reminded that in view of the nature of the venue jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen and everyone must be smartly dressed (i.e. no jeans!).

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During early February the Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate New Zealand Day, and in March will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent Brexit campaigner. A provisional full itinerary of events for the rest of 2018 has also been mapped out by the Patriotic Forum, and further details will of course be announced in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully written and is now in the hands of our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“OMKHULU – ‘meaning the Great One’ is a stunning 15 year old rhino bull in his prime. During a scourge of rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal, he was shot by poachers in his front leg on a private property.

“In great pain and discomfort Omkhulu managed to avoid the poachers despite his injury. He was found three days later hiding out in a ravine almost unable to walk. A wildlife veterinarian was called in and the wound was treated and cleaned. A decision was made to leave the rhino where he was as it was almost impossible to get him out of the ravine at that stage.

“While the rhino remained in the area with thick vegetation growth he would also have some degree of protection from poachers. Over the next couple of days he was monitored by a counter-poaching unit and showed a remarkable recovery. Water was provided which helped in his recovery as it was not necessary for him to move around to get to water. Omkhulu was fortunate indeed to have survived the attempt on his life.

”However a decision by the owners of this rhino to sell him after he had recovered has resulted in a new threat to his life. As Omkhulu's horn is still intact he was purchased by a trophy hunting outfitter and relocated to a farm in Limpopo Province [Far Northern Transvaal] where he was offered up to be shot in a trophy hunt.

“We were alerted to his plight about 7 days ago by the veterinarian that initially treated his injuries and we have now managed to secure the right to buy, capture and relocate him to an Intensive Protection Zone in South Africa instead of him being sold to a hunter via a third party.

”With the help of some really cool and amazing donors we are working very hard to save rhinos 1 by 1. We have shown that Teamwork indeed does make the Dream work.

”Please join us to save a real rhino for future generations. There is no need for Omkhulu to die. With you support, understanding and love he will be saved. If you make your donation please feel free to claim one of the 2 T-shirts on offer for all donations “

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail : louise@sanwild.org

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2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

In last month’s SCN we stated that Chris Froome was by far the most outstanding candidate for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and advocated that all should vote for him. Unfortunately, however, a few days before the award ceremony was to take place an unsubstantiated accusation was made that Chris Froome had been using performance-enhancing drugs – but when the details of this ridiculous claim were revealed it turned out that the so-called “drugs” consisted of nothing more than an innocuous asthma spray! Alas, however, the majority of the British voting public decided to abandon the traditional maxim that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” and failed to vote in sufficient numbers to give Chris Froome the victory in this competition which he so richly deserved. We hope therefore that somehow in the future this snub can and will be rectified.

The BBC are however to be congratulated upon awarding the 2017 Team Award to the England Women’s Cricket Team – again by far the most outstanding nomination. The recipient of the 2017 Overseas Sports Star of the Year award was far more puzzling however, for it was given to Roger Federer, the Swiss Lawn Tennis champion. Now during 2017 Federer won two of the four major international championships – but so also did Rafael Nadal of Spain, who furthermore won probably the two most prestigious of them and finished the year at the top of the international rankings. If the BBC thought that the 2017 Overseas Award should go to a male Lawn Tennis star then surely it should have gone to Nadal rather than to Federer? As far as we were concerned, however, the most outstanding achievement obtained by an overseas sporting star during 2017 was unquestionably Peter Burling who skippered the New Zealand yacht to a superb victory in the America’s Cup competition!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most interesting and revealing message from our good friend and supporter Mr. Bob Vinnicombe of Sydney, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“ANOTHER REASON WHY TURNBULL MUST GO - http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/turnbull-has-chinese-daughter-in-law

”In what is becoming something of a trend for Australian prime ministers, Mr.Malcolm Turnbull comes to the job with deep personal ties to China, including a Mandarin-speaking son whose wife is from a prominent Chinese family.

”Aside from former leader Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin and worked in Beijing as a diplomat, Mr.Turnbull has perhaps the closest links to China of any previous Australian prime minister. His son, Alex, who runs a hedge fund, lives in Singapore with his wife and their baby.

”His wife is Hong Kong-born Yvonne Wang, or Wang Yiwen. According to Fairfax Media, her parents were ‘well-connected in cosmopolitan Shanghai and were known to be on good terms with former president Jiang Zemin’.

”Madam Wang's father, Mr.Wang Chunming, now in his 90s, was an international relations scholar who worked with the China Academy of Social Sciences.

”Prime Minister Turnbull also has close business ties to China. In 1994, he set up a Sino-Western joint mining venture in China and has long advocated closer trade and business links between Canberra and Beijing.

”It is perhaps little surprise that the Chinese media have apparently been referring to Mr Turnbull as ‘sweet dumpling’ or ‘sugar bomb’, a play on his surname, which sounds like tang bao, the popular Chinese steamed buns.”

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.230 – Mr. ASHLEY COOPER of Durban.

Ashley Cooper was a prominent member of the “Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN), and in spite of having the same name as the Australian Lawn Tennis star of the late 1950s (for which he obtained a fair amount of teasing!) is believed to have been British by birth. He worked as a rep’ for a tyre company in Durban, and caused much amusement by attending one of Paul Roper’s famous fancy dress parties circa. 1980 dressed as an Arab! He somehow disappeared from the scene during the mid-1980s however, but it would be very interesting to learn what actually happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Although the SCN doesn’t usually concern itself with matters of personal morality, we do even so believe that the acceptance of certain forms of sexual perversions are a cancer on Western society, which ideally should be eradicated. We do however always like to praise the positive rather than to condemn that which is wrong, and in this regard we would certainly like to recommend the web-site of an organisation called the “Coalition for Marriage” which has recently been recommended to us. This web-site can be accessed at :-

www.c4m.org.uk

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON

Sir,

The SCN is always a great newsletter full of information. I really enjoy the bits in particular about Rhodesia.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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CORNISH TRIBUTE

Sir,

Stack Stevens [see October 2017 SCN] - a true great! Not easy back then for a player in Cornwall to get selected

Yours etc.,

David Stewart, London, U.K.

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THE BEARD TO BE JEERED

Sir,

England played much better at the MCG. Ali doesn’t look interested at all and has been ineffective..

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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SEEING RED

Sir,

South Africa is on the verge of destruction under the corrupt Communist regime. Foreign correspondent Alex Newman reports “Communism Kills”, and as The New American has been warning for decades South Africa is not immune, in fact it appears to be on the brink of unprecedented chaos under the Communist and Communist-linked rulers – which very much included Mandela the fraud and killer of innocents by his bombs and terror actions against the people of South Africa. Today they are doing a step-up in their incitement to genocide, their stealing of land and their socialisation of the economy, while the media refuses to report it. The facts are undeniable.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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THE “ALL TALK BUT NO ACTION” BRIGADE

Natal has always been well known for the apathy of its citizens – or as The Natal Mercury aptly used to term it, “Natal Fever”. Alas the patriotic movement in Natal was no more immune to this failing than any other sector of society, which considering the vital time for the very future existence of civilised rule in South Africa during the late 70s and 80s was a particularly unforgivable situation.

One of the worst – but by no means only – culprits in this regard was a certain Norman Perry, who we recently learnt had died several years ago. Perry first made contact with our movement when he joined the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign shortly after it was founded in 1977, and through his apparent enthusiasm was quickly invited to join the Committee. This soon proved to be a big mistake however, for his initial enthusiasm quickly evaporated, and when he failed to turn up not only at several committee meetings but also at important events staged by the organisation he was asked to resign.

Perry was next seen at the polling station when Brian Hurt stood for Durban City Council in 1978 - although he hadn’t been doing any canvassing to help in the campaign. When he saw a number of Save Rhodesia Campaign bumper stickers on the cars of Brian Hurt’s supporters he loudly commented that they were “doing it all wrong”, and that what the campaign should be doing was to arrange to “kill Oppenheimer” – a most bizarre, and indeed extremely childish remark to make. He was further seen at occasional events staged by the broader patriotic movement in Durban during the next few years, but it was always the same story – telling everyone what they were doing wrong, but never doing anything positive or concrete himself.

He was last seen by us at the big Action White Natal (an umbrella organisation supported by both the HNP and CP leadership to oppose the proposed “ZwaZulu Natal Indaba” sellout) meeting held at the Durban City Hall in 1986. Massive efforts had been made by those supporting this campaign – HNP and CP members alike – to publicise this event (which in the end attracted a giant audience of almost 1000 people), but Perry of course was never to be seen at any of the sessions erecting advertising posters etc.. He did turn up at the meeting itself however, arriving about an hour early so that he could grab one of the best seats in the hall!

In about 1984, however, a most notorious incident occurred when a large slogan reading in full: “Sybil Hotz f*cks k*ffirs” (Sybil Hotz being the then PFP-supporting Mayor of Durban) appeared on a freeway bridge over the N3 just outside Pinetown. Perry became one of the prime suspects for having painted this slogan, particularly as he lived not far away. Certainly the infantile nature of this incident suggested that Perry may have been the culprit, but we believe that as this would have taken quite a bit of action rather than just talk, then he couldn’t possibly have been responsible!

[Although this incident took place over 30 years ago now, it would even so be very interesting to learn if anyone has any information or ideas about who actually was responsible?]

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2017 edition

As the Brexit negotiations move slowly but surely towards their inevitable destination of re-establishing Britain’s full independence, a worrying but perhaps predictable obstacle has emerged, namely the question of the border across the island of Ireland.

There are certain matters which should be totally non-negotiable in the Brexit talks, and one of them is Northern Ireland’s position as a totally integral part of the United Kingdom. The idea being floated by certain Irish Nationalist factions that there should be a “wet border” down the Irish Sea with Northern Ireland remaining de facto both inside the EU’s single market and the customs union must therefore be rejected out of hand. Although the re-establishment of a “hard border” in the island of Ireland does present many advantages (both from the political and the security angles) it would not be welcome in many parts of the Unionist community (as well as in the Nationalist community) for economic reasons. On the face of it the problem therefore seems to be an impossible conundrum to solve.

But there is another solution which is possible which we would support completely, and this emerged from a most unexpected source. On 30th November Channel 4 News held a studio discussion in Dublin on the issue, which featured panelists from both sides of border and from both communities. One of the panelists was Ray Bassett, a former RoI ambassador to Canada, and he stated openly that as the RoI had joined the Common Market (as the EU was then termed) at the same time as the UK, then they should leave at the same time also. What an excellent idea!

Sadly, of course, there seems no chance of the current fanatically pro-EU Fine Gael coalition government with their “diverse” Taoiseach agreeing to “RoIxit” of its own volition – but with the Republic’s liking for referenda on practically all and every subject, may it not be possible for some of their citizens to pressurise the Fine Gael coalition government to hold one on “RoIxit”? The received wisdom is of course that the Republic has received so much EU largesse that its citizens would never vote to leave, but the fact remains that they have suffered tremendously following the world economic crisis of 2007/08 as a result of their foolish decision to join the Euro common-currency, and so therefore any referendum result might no longer be the foregone conclusion that it once would have been. If such a theoretical referendum did come about and the RoI citizens did vote to leave, then of course the border problem would be solved immediately – and even if it went the other way then whenever any hard-line Nationalist was to complain about a hard border being re-imposed then all that would have to be said to them would be “Well you voted for it”! It will thus be a “win-win” situation regardless of the result!

Taking the optimistic scenario that the Republic would vote to leave the EU then there would also be several other great advantages which would follow. It would be another nail in the coffin of the wretched EU project, and would confirm that “contagion” had definitely arrived. Furthermore, as a trade agreement between the UK and the RoI would be so easy to accomplish, it would thus increase economic co-operation and friendship across the border. As leaving the EU would also automatically entail the RoI leaving the Euro common-currency - which has been so damaging to it - a further act of good neighbourliness on the part of the UK would be to invite the Republic to re-join the Sterling area (though with the Punt being re-established as their unit of currency). This would only increase close and natural links throughout the British Isles to the benefit of all its inhabitants. Of course the ideal of the full re-unification of the British nation must still be a long way off as there is still too much “historic baggage” existing in RoI society, but with the escalating secularisation of that society and the rapid decline in the influence of the RC clergy the situation could well change even more for the better in a generation or two’s time. The future looks bright!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

As we reported last month, the London-based South African organization (which we are now prepared to name as the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk London Congregation) with whom the Springbok Club had originally hoped to co-operate with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year, have decided to reject the warm hand of friendship which the Springbok Club extended to them. One of their leading officials simply stated that they were “not interested” in co-operating any longer when ‘phoned and then rudely put the ‘phone down, and the other leading official who had spoken in a very friendly manner a couple of months previously has refused to answer all the ‘phone messages, text messages and an e-mail which were sent to him. Alas even the clergyman from the APK in South Africa itself who originally put the Springbok Club into contact with their London congregation has failed to answer an e-mail which was sent him regarding this disturbing matter. If this is the attitude of the APK hierarchy then so be it.

In spite of the set-back the Springbok Club is still determined to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year regardless however, albeit now on its own. The organisation will be paying a visit to the site of another historically significant battle near Aylesford in Kent on the actual Day of the Vow itself (Saturday 16th December) where a short talk will be given about the ongoing relevance of the Battle of Blood River, and respects will be paid to those who took part. After this the party will adjourn to a hostelry in near-by Aylesford for a meal and convivial conversations to commemorate the day. If you are interested in attending this event then please ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London during late January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum next February. The organisation is still hoping a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018 if enough supporters express interest in participating. More details about all these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

In view of the fact that a suitable venue could not be booked during the busy month of December, the Patriotic Forum’s planned meeting featuring a leading official from a traditional British cultural organization will now take place during early January. Later on during the month the organisation will be celebrating Burns’ Night on 25th January with a traditional haggis meal, to be followed by a short stroll to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, in order to hold a short ceremony to mark Australia Day (it will after all be Australia Day in Australia itself at that time!). The Patriotic Forum has also mapped-out a most exciting itinerary of events for the first half of 2018, and of course full details about all these activities will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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Happily we can report that preparations for the first edition of the new successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well advanced. We have pleasingly received another significant contribution to help with this project, and are now confident that the first edition will be published early during the new year. If you would like to take out a subscription to the magazine, place a bulk-order for re-distribution, or request a advert to be placed, then please e-mail: us at: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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LATEST NEWS FROM THE “ONE KIND” ANIMAL CHARITY

We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the One Kind animal charity which we thought readers might be keen to follow-up on :-

“Today we released a report that exposes the full extent of mountain hare persecution across Scotland. We're delighted that it's all over the news because our first job is making the public aware of what’s happening. Today, mountain hare persecution was on BBC Radio Scotland, in The Scotsman [1], The Guardian [2], and many more. We even got a little mountain hare on the front cover of The National [3]!

“The report shows that tens of thousands of mountain hares are being killed as part of organised culls on grouse moors and for recreation. When we set about the research we already knew about the culls, and the new eyewitness testimonies and reports from last winter strengthen the case for action. We were, however, genuinely shocked by the recreational hunting of mountain hares.

“We found 25 companies advertising mountain hare hunting online, and no doubt there are many more offering it informally. One company, Viscount Sporting offered the chance to kill 100 mountain hares on a grouse moor in the Highlands. They charged £4200 for a group of nine. It’s big business it seems.

“Last week, three companies offering hare killing were chased for comment. Instead of defending the indefensible they quickly removed their web pages. Our friends at Viscount Sporting replaced their offending page with a statement saying they would no longer be offering mountain hare hunting. VisitScotland.org mysteriously removed an image showing hunters proudly standing alongside a row of dead mountain hare as outed in our report. And an estate that had bragged about killing upwards of 2000 hares in a season claimed the web-site wasn’t even owned by them and had it taken down entirely.

“It’s clear we’re having an impact, but to end the slaughter we need the Scottish Government to act. We’re calling for urgent action and to introduce a moratorium on culls and hunts. We’re also asking that Visit Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, both public-funded arms of the Scottish Government, withdraw their endorsements of businesses and organisations that promote recreational mountain hare killing. They’re meant to be a priority for conservation after all!”

One Kind can be contacted at: info@onekind.org

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2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

The BBC’s annual “Sports Personality of the Year” award will be broadcast on Sunday evening 17th December. After his triumphs in both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana we would have thought that the result would be an open-and-shut victory for Chris Froome – but most worryingly the latest bookmakers’ odds indicate that the favourite is a ”plastic Brit” boxer whose only qualification is to have won only ONE fight against an aging opponent! Of course there are several other worthy contestants in the race, most notably Adam Peaty, Jonnie Peacock and Anya Shrubsole (and the England Women’s Cricket team must surely win this year’s team award!), but for an irrelevant “plastic Brit” to win such a prestigious national award would surely be a national disgrace which must be avoided at all costs. We therefore encourage all readers to cast their votes for one of the greatest sportsmen which the British Empire has ever produced – Chris Froome!

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RCMP PIPES AND DRUMS AT THE MENIN GATE

Following our report of the Patriotic Forum’s celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe (see September 2017 SCN), a supporter has sent us a most moving YouTube video of the Canadian Mounties’ Band marching to the Menin Gate in Belgium playing “The Maple Leaf for Ever”. It can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtGjHT0iVc

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BOROUGH B.S. KOW-TOW to “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”

The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society has for long had a reputation as being the most liberal and weak-willed of the five main bonfire societies in Lewes, as they have kow-towed to RC sensitivities by ceasing to burn an effigy of Pope Paul V on Bonfire Night each year, and have even stopped reciting the second verse of the traditional Bonfire Prayers because of its forthright references to the Pope. This year, however, they have gone even further in their cowardly kow-towing to “political correctness”!

The Lewes Borough B.S.’s traditional “disguise costume” has for the past 70 years been that of Zulus – but by all accounts a certain member of a touring Zulu dance troupe by the name of Thanda Gumede, not knowing anything about the traditions of Sussex bonfire, objected to these costumes stating that they were somehow offensive to true Zulus! But what do the hierarchy of the Lewes Borough B.S. do in reaction to this ridiculous interference – they meekly kow-towed to it by ceasing to “Blacken-up” as Zulus and to “Green-up” as apparent “Martian Zulus” instead! What has happened to the traditional defiant nature of Bonfire celebrations – what has happened to the “We wunt be Druv” attitude!

To be candidly frank we have never been very keen on the demeaning foreign nature of the Lewes Borough B.S.’s Zulu “disguise costume”, and far prefer the Cliffe B.S.’s more indigenous “disguise costume” of Fearsome Vikings! Perhaps this appalling incident could prove a blessing in disguise however, and could mean that the Lewes Borough B.S. will drop their Zulu costumes entirely, and instead will upgrade their secondary costumes of Tudor era dress to be their main outfits!

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CIA’s ANALYSIS OF IAN DOUGLAS SMITH

A supporter from the United States has recently alerted us to a most interesting recently de-classified CIA document relating to the erstwhile Rhodesian Prime Minister the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. It makes very revealing reading, and can be viewed at :-

http://www.freedomfront.org/news/2017/8/15/fmi-obtains-declassified-cia-document-regarding-rhodesias-ian-smith

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THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL ARE RELEASED!

As most readers will probably be aware, the six British Military Veterans who were unjustifiably held in an Indian Jail whose plight we highlighted in last month’s SCN were released unconditionally shortly after this issue appeared. We don’t know whether the protests from readers of the SCN had any direct influence upon this decision by the Indian authorities, but we would like to thank all those readers who registered their protests on this matter even so.

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most informative message from Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society from Tasmania, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“We had our usual and annual Australia National Flag day luncheon last week, held at Parliament House, Hobart. Went off very well with the guest speaker, a University student of Indian background providing one of the best addresses we have ever heard. Australia is currently undergoing a plebescite on same-sex ‘marriage’. The Left here is proven to be very nasty and even violent, typical of them all across the western world. It must be they can see the opposition as dangerous, so they are using all their vile tactics to stop freedom of speech.”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.229 – Mrs. JANE HAZELDEN of Somerset West

Jane Hazelden was the first wife of the late George Hazelden, whose obituary appeared in the August 2011 Edition of the SCN. Jane was a bright, cheerful and energetic woman, who was of great strength and assistance to her husband when he was actively involved with the National Front in the Medway Towns during the early/mid 1970s (this being at the time when the National Front was a mainstream political party and before it was taken over by neo-fascist extremists), acting as his official election agent when he stood as candidate for the Rochester and Chatham Constituency during the October 1974 General Election. They apparently divorced sometime after they emigrated to South Africa and settled in Somerset West in 1975, though the exact circumstances behind their divorce and whether she herself ever re-married are unknown. It would however be very interesting to learn where she is now, and indeed what has happened to their two sons.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The We Believe in Israel organisation has produced a number of YouTube recordings from their conference earlier this year celebrating the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration. These can be viewed at the following YouTube web-sites :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzFwPJj7Wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8SFOFjdic&t=12s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxmt8LCWE2E&t=146s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOr8dO4b8_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq40KWq-baw

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BESPOKE TAYLOR

Sir,

I see that the lovely Sir Teddy Taylor has passed away (see October 2017 SCN – Ed.)...I know he was really getting on, but he was such a 'force Majeure' .

Yours etc.,

J.N.N., London, U.K.

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FIGHTING FOR WHITES

Sir,

I have a South African friend who has been telling me about the dreadful state of affairs in South Africa. White people are being persecuted and murdered with complicity from the ANC government. Thousands of White farmers have been killed and their farms fallen into ruin. Farmer's wives have been tortured and murdered as well with their children. President Zuma has stated that he wants White people exterminated. He has enacted laws to discriminate Whites from getting employment and due to this there are now poor and starving Whites in camps - especially blue collar workers.

The Press are silent about this dreadful situation as it shows that Blacks are far worse than Whites regarding the old apartheid. Blacks in power are enacting genocide against South African Whites and no-one seems to care.

The British Government were instrumental in removing White rule from the country and have a moral duty to help the suffering of White people there who they appear to be ignoring. Something has to be done. Many of these Whites are of British origin.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

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ATTEMPT TO REMOVE SCRAP METAL ?

We have heard the rumour that there has recently been an attempt to “vandalise” the small statue of the terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela which stands in Parliament Square, London, which has not obtained any publicity in the mainstream media. To have erected such a statue – albeit that it is dwarfed by the other statues in the Square – to such an hideous convicted terrorist at a time when the West as a whole is enduring escalating terrorist attacks is of course an obscenity. We would therefore be very keen to hear from anybody who knows anything more about this apparent attack – and pass on our congratulations to whoever it was who carried it out!

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