Friday, 16 August 2002

August 2002 Edition.


August 2002 edition

There was much celebrating in South Africa regarding so-called "triumphs" at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. But did South Africa really do all that well?

South Africa only finished up with 9 gold medals - as against 82 won by Australia, 54 by England and 31 by Canada. Even third-world India managed to accumulate 32 golds, and to put South Africa's achievement in perspective 9 was the same total of gold medals won by Cameroon.

In the good old days (when the games were still referred to by their official title of the British Empire & Commonwealth Games) South Africa could be relied upon to be on par with the other three leading competing nations, Australia, England and Canada - but that of course was at a time when South Africa was still a civilised first-world country. Need we say any more?

We have heard of one most encouraging development from Manchester however, and that is that large numbers of stickers appeared around the city at the time of the games which read "Empire Games - Manchester 2002 - Up the Springboks!" (complete with pictures of the real South African flag and the springbok badge). It is not clear who were behind these stickers, but if they did originate from South African competitors at the games then there would still appear to be some hope for the future of the country.

A subsequent news story from the South Africa sporting arena has been far more unpleasant however, for during the recent Tri-nations rugby match between South Africa and New Zealand at King's Park, Durban, an oafish spectator ran onto the pitch and seriously assaulted the highly-respected referee, Mr. David McHugh of Ireland. The perpetrator of this foul act may have been White, but has any incident better symbolised South Africa's descent from first-world civilisation to third-world savagery?



The joint meeting held last month between the Springbok Club and the London Swinton Circle at the House of Lords, which was addressed by Mr. Maurice Xiberras, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar, proved a great success. There was a very large attendance, with the Committee Room where the meeting was held being practically packed.

In his rivetting speech Mr. Xiberras emphasised that although the people of Gibraltar were not English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh, their Britishness was far more than merely a matter of political or economic convenience, and dates back to the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713, following which they developed a totally different identity to neighbouring Spain.

He tore into the present policies of the Blair Government, and was particularly scathing in his criticism of the junior Foreign Office mimister Peter Hain [known to all pro-South Africans for his notorious crypto-terrorist activities aimed at stopping peaceful South African sporting tours during the 1970s]. He suggested that Blair's desire to sell-out the loyal citizens of Gibraltar was due to his aim of creating an Anglo-Spanish alliance within the EU, and thereby to enter Europe's "Inner Circle".

In closing Maurice Xiberras said the following words: "For the vast majority of the people of Gibraltar, self-determination does not mean independence. Given its size, population and strategic location, an independent Gibraltar would not be viable. In order to continue to exist securely and true to its identity, Gibraltar must continue to form part of the British nation-state. This is where Gibraltar's history, sentiment and future lie. This is where practical freedom lies. That is what British sovereignty means to the people of Gibraltar. Unless it dishonours the preamble to our 1969 Constitution and its own pledges, the present inept and shameful attempts of the New Labour Government to coerce the people of Gibraltar will be defeated. I say with much gratitude and no little evidence that Parliament and the British electorate would not forgive such a breach of faith".

During question time Mr. Xiberras confirmed that he recognised the close similarities between the Gibraltar and Ulster struggles, and indeed with the struggle in the UK as a whole to oppose the Euro and EU encroachment. Encouragingly he also reported that the "Integration With Britain Party" was shortly to be re-formed in Gibraltar, but as a pressure group rather than a political party.



The official inaugural meeting of the London (Capital) Branch of the Springbok Club will take place on Tuesday 27th August 2002.

This meeting will take place at The Plough, Museum Street, London WC1. [Near to the British Museum - nearest underground stations: Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.]

An informal gathering will be held in the downstairs bar from about 18.30 hrs onwards, with the more formal part of the meeting commencing in the upstairs function room at 20.00 hrs. A short talk on the history, aims and ambitions of the Springbok Club will be given by one of the Exco members of the organisation, after which a committee for the London Branch will be elected, and plans and future activities of the branch discussed.

All friends and supporters from Greater London are welcomed to attend this event.



The Springbok Club will be welcoming Mr. Peter Ward from New York (editor of the anthology of African stories, "Africa Par Adventure", which many SC supporters have contributed to) as guest speaker on Wednesday 11th September. Full details will be given in the September edition of the SCN.

Both the Chilterns and Kent Branches of the Springbok Club aim to hold get-togethers during the autumn. It is also hoped that the Lancashire Branch of the SC will be officially inaugurated during the next couple of months.



Rob Pagett writes as follows:-

"Could anyone called Justin who went to the Rhodesian [RW] Braai 2002 in Yorkshire who
played cricket and knew two people called Laura and Alex please contact:-




We have recently heard from Carlton Television that their epoch-marking new series "The British Empire in Colour" will be screened on ITV [Channel 3] on Sundays 8th, 15th and 22nd September, starting at 10.00 p.m.

We know that a number of our friends (particularly from Rhodesia) have helped in making this series, but believe that all our supporters will probably be keen to view this most exciting series.



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COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a wide range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the titles which they stock are:-

MAFEKING! by Malcolm Flower-Smith and Edmund Yorke
Psychologically affected by the fact that it was from Mafeking that the Jameson Raid was launched, the Boers determined to regain this key town. The exceptional military leadership, indomitable spirit and personal charisma of Col. Baden-Powell made him the ideal officer for the British defence - the source of inspiration for the defenders of Mafeking during the epic 7 month seize. By March 1900, the garrison was famished; death and destruction had become daily fare. When, in May, Mafeking was finally relieved, the British nation was swept by a wave of patriotic hysteria, unequalled since. Softback, 222x152mm, 214 pages, 50 b/w illustrations. R100.00.

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. Hard cover, 213 x 137 mm., 303 pages, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the Siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War reprints. Price R169.95.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at : P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "Mafeking!", price £10.00, and "How We Kept the Flag Flying", price £15.00. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



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Three American journalists have joined forces to stop what they describe as "another African genocide" but this time of southern Africa's White Afrikaner minority.

The Internet campaign to issue US visas to besieged White farmers in Zimbabwe and South Africa was launched by New York-based correspondent Anthony LoBaido, and within hours he was joined by the African-American editor-in-chief of the Sierra Times in Nevada, the author J.J.Johnson, and his publication's journalist Henriette Bowman.

"Sierra Times has set up a new category in our news coverage - 'Afrikaner News'. The Sierra Times has always been against racism and tyranny, no matter where it is found," Ms. Bowman wrote, warning that the security situation in southern Africa was growing "grave - ripe for mass genocide" of the Afrikaner nation.

"Marxist President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has moved beyond the pale. His own party has begun to doubt his sanity, he is rabidly racist - a Black David Duke, if you will" she comments, adding that Mugabe's policies "have changed the crown jewel of Africa into a festering cesspool of hate that, instead of being the African bread basket, is just another African Marxist state on the verge of starvation."

"We here at Sierra Times feel it is our duty to help all southern Africans, White AND Black, in their dire need," she concluded.

Readers may comment directly by accessing the Sierra Times at:-

Meanwhile top international correspondent Anthony Lobaido - whose campaign for US visas for 35,000 pro-US Hmong tribesmen saved them from forced repatriation into certain genocide - has also called for a similar rescue of southern Africa's embattled Afrikaner farmers and their families by the US government.

In his article for the Sierra Times ( Anthony LoBaido writes as follows:-

"[There is a] demand that the US issues permanent residence visas to southern Africa's terror-besieged White (Afrikaner) farm families - more than 1,335 Afrikaner farmers have already been murdered in farm attacks in South Africa since 1994; while 12 Zimbabwean and 4 Namibian farmers were also killed over the past few years."

Johnson and LoBaido also issued demands for US Congress to hold urgent hearings "about the way in which America's former allies in Africa have been deserted by previous administrations, all for the sake of political correctness".

Johnson warns: "we should not forget those left behind on what soon may be a lost continent - all for the sake of political correctness. I personally support him [LoBaido] in his efforts".

LoBaido urges an Internet writing campaign to all US policy makers - arguing that the White Afrikaner farmers have - for over a century - been "strong allies to the UK and United States in Africa."

"This is genocide," writes LoBaido: "the (mainly Afrikanerr) farmers in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa are now facing horrendous persecution; rape, murder, torture, mutilation and the confiscation of their farmland."



We have recently been sent the following hard-hitting, but also very accurate, statement released by Mr. Michael Shripton, the eminent lawyer:-

"I condemn unreservedly today's statement by the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, concerning the surrender of Gibraltar and I applaud and endorse the comments of both the Chief Minister and the Opposition.

"There is overwhelming public support in Great Britain for our dear friends in Gibraltar, who have stood with us through thick and thin, and in times of great danger. Spain has no say in the future in Gibraltar and should abandon its aggressive claim on Gibraltar forthwith.

"The extraordinary thing is that Jack Straw has made this offensive statement just as the sacking of Pique demonstrated Aznar's recognition that the Brussels process is dead.

"Straw's statement has not only shamed our country and amounts to an enormous gaffe, but arguably amounted to a political crime, given his denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Gibraltar. He is manifestly unfit to hold the office of Foreign Secretary and Tony Blair should sack him over the weekend. If he is not sacked Straw is liable to be impeached by Parliament and failing a sacking by the Prime Minister I call upon the Conservative Party to invoke the awesome constitutional machinery of impeachment, for the first time since the early 19th century. Such a political crime as proposing the surrender of Gibraltar (far worse an offence than that committed by Admiral Byng) deserves not just loss of office, but the public disgrace and humiliation that only an impeachment trial can bring.

"Straw by name and straw by nature!

"This was also an act of desperation, which may have been informed by the intelligence briefings Straw and Hain are said to have been receiving on Spain's contingency plans to launch a war of aggression against the United Kingdom by invading Gibraltar. We do not know whether Aznar, himself a former Falangist, has been driving the invasion planning, or Pique. If the former then Pique's dismissal may be a danger sign.

"We must immediately and heavily reinforce the Gibraltar garrison and mount a show of force by recalling HMS Ark Royal and her escorts to the Westen Med. Spain must now be treated as a potential aggressor, the Spanish Ambassador must be expelled from London and the British Ambassador recalled from Madrid. The British Defence Budget should be increased on an emergency basis, using the Contingency Fund if necessary and our state of military preparedness ramped up. We must be prepared to go to an emergency general mobilisation, all Royal Navy warships should be brought to 24 hours notice for sea, and RAF Strike Comamnd should go to full alert status, with at least one AEW Sentry airborne over Southern England and a further aircraft covering the approaches to Gibraltar at all times. All Spanish nationals of military age in the United Kingdom should be required to register with the police and Briitsh and US nationals advised against visiting Spain.

"The Pentagon should commence an urgent evacuation of all US military personnel and their families from the NATO base at Rota. "



No.45 : Mr. DAVID DODDS, formerly of Rhodesia and latterly of Durban.

David Dodds was a keen and active member of both the "Save Rhodesia Campaign" and the "South Africa First Campaign" in Durban during the late 1970's.

A Rhodesian by birth, he served with the Department of Internal Affairs, being an administrator in the Tribal Trust Lands. Once he sensed that Rhodesia was being sold-out he moved to Durban in order to study photography at the Natal Technikon. He made friendship with Suzanne Smith (then the office manageress of the Durban Branch of the "Save Rhodesia Campaign", but who sadly died a few years ago) and eagerly joined and became active in the SRC, being appointed the official photographer of the Durban Branch. An honest, sincere, and naturally friendly person, David Dodds was able to present an fascinating talk on his work with the Department of Internal Affairs, splendidly illustrated with a number of photographic slides (many of which included his trusty dog!), which was taken "on tour" by the SRC around Natal. He worked closely and efficiently with the Durban Branch officials of the SRC, not only with Suzanne Smith, but also with Duncan and Beverley du Bois, Alan Harvey and - most particularly - Janet Hale.

Besides being an expert photographer (he subsequently practised professionally) he was also a very keen shotgun shooter - and this is why our interest in the man has been re-activated! During the recent Commonwealth Games one of the South African competitors in one of the shooting events who won a Silver Medal was listed as a D.Dodds. Could this by any chance be the same Davids Dodds we wonder? Any information in this regard would be greatly appreciated.



The Swansea Loyal web-site is run by a group of Welsh Loyalists who fully support the struggle of their fellow-Britons in Ulster.

Their web-site is highly professional and very comprehensive, and includes, inter alia, excellent sections of pictures taken during trips to Northern Ireland, and a page on the life of Enoch Powell. It can be accessed at:-




What a foul mess the Blacks have made of their self-rule opportunities. The butchery, starvation, oppression and general low, evil standards - no democracy, corruption and the rule of the Kalashnikov and machete.

The more you read about what is happening the worse it gets. The thought of Blacks raping baby girls to try to rid themselves of HIV is too vile to contemplate. We only hear about the tip of the iceberg here too.

Have you noticed how much crime in London is committed by Blacks, especially car-jackings and muggings? They will quite happily shoot and kill just to get their hands on someone else's possessions.

Yours etc.,

Vivienne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.




Percy Yutar, who died last month, was not only a great South African, but he also personified everything which was best about the South African nation during the days of civilised rule.

Born in 1911 into a poor Jewish shopkeeping family in Cape Town, he lost several fingers when a thief attacked his parents shop. In spite of his humble origins he obtained a master's degree in law at UCT, and quickly made his way up through the legal profession. He was appointed chief prosecutor in Johennesburg in 1940, and became a ruthless scourge of the city's criminals. He was subsequently appointed attorney-general of first the Orange Free State and then the Transvaal.

Unlike some of his ancestry, Percy Yutar clearly appreciated the close affinities between the Jewish and Afrikaner peoples, and identified himself throughout his professional life with the rights of the White South African nation. He was also one of the first people to recognise the ANC as the Black-Nazis which they are.

Percy Yutar's finest hour came when he successfully prosecuted the terrorist Nelson Mandela and eight other ANC subversives in the treason trial of 1964. Although successful in this case the liberal judge alas did not sentence Mandela to the gallows as Percy Yutar had advocated. If he had done so then South Africa - and the world - would undoubtedly be a far better place today than it is.

Percy Yutar, we salute your memory.


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