Sunday, 2 November 2003

November 2003 Edition.


November 2003 edition

Although we have been criticised in the past for the prominence which we have given to internal British politics in the editorials of SCNs, we make no apology for dwelling upon the British Conservative Party's leadership problems in this month's edition. In spite of the current tenure of Tony Blair's "new" Labour Government, the Conservative Party is - and probably will always remain - the natural party of government in the UK, so therefore its future is of great importance to the entire Commonwealth, and the beleaguered brother nations of southern Africa in particular.

When Iain Duncan-Smith was elected Conservative Party leader barely two years ago he received the support of over 150,000 members, and defeated his final-round opponent Kenneth Clarke by a margin of 2 to 1. Now he has been deposed by merely 90 MPs with a majority of only 15. This is clearly unjust, and in itself will undoubtedly cause the Conservative Party great electoral harm.

To be sure, Iain Duncan-Smith made a number of bad mistakes during the early stages of his tenure as leader, but he equally clearly learnt from these mistakes, and at the time he was deposed was steering the Party back towards electoral popularity (indeed the final opinion poll under his leadership showed a lead of 5% over Labour). This publication gave its full support to him at the time of the 2001 leadership election, and remained loyal to him to the end.

The possibilities of the expected new Conservative Party leader, Michael Howard, maintaining the electoral popularity which Iain Duncan-Smith was slowly building up would seem to be remote. Famously described as "having something of the night about him" by Ann Widdecombe, and already dubbed "the Transylvanian Dracula" by the Daily Mirror, he will undoubtedly prove to be an electoral liability. The fact that he has Jewish blood in his veins is irrelevant in this respect. After all one of Britain's greatest ever Prime Ministers, Benjamin Disraeli, was Jewish - but Disraeli was clearly a British Jew whose ancestors had been in the country for generations. Howard [this is not his ancestral name] is a first generation immigrant from Romania however, who therefore can't fully appreciate British ideals and traditions. Although undoubtedly a very decent and talented man, his political aspirations would surely be better geared towards Bucharest rather than to London.

The Conservative Party does however still have many talented and charismatic Britons within its ranks who might still be able to lead them to victory at the next General Election - such titans as John Redwood, David Davis, Eric Forth, and even former leader William Hague. We can only hope that somehow one of these patriots manages to become leader of the Party in time.



The Springbok Club was most privileged to be able to welcome Mrs. Maryna Blomerus, the founder and chairwoman of the Afrikaans cultural organisation "UKkasie", as guest speaker in October. In a highly informative and encouraging speech Mrs. Blomerus told how she had founded the organisation only three years ago after previously arranging trips to the UK by South African choirs and artists for church functions. So great has been the growth and success of "UKkasie" that they were now regularly attracting thousands of people to their various concerts featuring visiting South African bands and singers, the largest of which being their annual "UKkasiefees" held at the Wembley Exhibition Centre, involving not only musicians and stalls marketing South African-orientated goods and services, but also large-screen video-links to top Springbok rugby matches! She then went on to tell how similar structures had now also been established in New Zealand, Canada and Belgium to form the "InterAfrikaanse Trust", and of other future plans of the organisation, such as the staging of a South African film festival in London, and the "S.A. Expat Stem/Vote" campaign to extend the franchise to all South African expatriates.



The Springbok Club is most proud to announce that the Guest of Honour at this year's annual UDI Day Dinner will be the Hon. W. Denis Walker.

Born in Britain, Mr. Walker was posted to South Africa as a pastor in the Methodist Church. He subsequently moved to Rhodesia where he became managing director and chairman of a large furniture manufacturing company in Bulawayo. After five years successfully restoring the company's fortunes he was appointed the financial director of a property company, and during this period also became the founder director of the "Tribal Trustland Development Corporation", whose task was to bring the rural African into a cash economy. In 1974 he was elected as Rhodesian Front MP for Bulawayo North, and in 1975 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs. He subsequently served in the cabinets of both the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith ICD, OLM, and Bishop Abel Muzorewa, at various times holding the portfolios of Education, Mines, Local Government, Housing and Works. In spite of his busy political schedule he continued preaching for the Methodist Church, and also helped to rescue Rhodesia's first ever church, which was due to be demolished. Although he continued as an MP during the early few years of Mugabe's rule, the worsening political crisis forced him to seek exile in the UK in order to guard his own safety and that of his family. He initially worked as finance and administration officer for the "London Federation of Boys' Clubs", but then established his own property company which gave him a firm base to expand the work of the "Rhodesian Christian Group" and the "Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Relief Fund", both of which he is Director. He has also served on the committees of both the "Conservative Monday Club" and the "Constitutional Monarchy Association", as well as being instrumental in organising several trips to the UK by the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith ICD, OLM.

The dinner will take place during the evening of Saturday 15th November 2003 at a venue in Mayfair near to Green Park underground station (the exact location to be notified to all attendees in due course). This year the meal will consist of a high-quality buffet, with proceedings beginning at 18.00 hrs, the meal itself at approximately 19.00 hrs, and Mr. Walker's speech at 20.00 hrs.

Tickets will be priced at £19.50 per head, and all payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX.

[In view of problems caused by the current "wildcat" postal strikes all those wishing to purchase tickets may prefer to make contact via 'phone on: 07711-188430, both to confirm their attendance and possibly also to obtain details for alternative direct methods of payment.]



On Tuesday 16th December the Springbok Club will be holding its traditional Day of the Vow Commemorations in central London, when the movement will be welcoming a prominent British MP as Guest of Honour. More precise details will be appearing in December's SCN.

The Springbok Club's 2004 AGM is due to take place in January, and in February 2004 the Springbok Club will be staging a visit to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning an informal pub-gathering at the "Jolly Knight" pub in Rochester High Street (approximately 10 minutes walk from Rochester Railway Station) durng the evening of Saturday 22nd November, commencing at approximately 17.00 hrs. All supporters and friends are invited to join the Kent Branch for this convivial event.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club is planning a Yuletide Social in central London, provisionally to be held during the week between Christmas and the New Year.

The Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club is hopeful of staging another pub-gathering in High Wycombe early during 2004.



The London Swinton Circle was addressed by Mr. Frank Maloney, the boxing manager and former amateur flyweight boxing champion, last month. Mr. Maloney has been adopted as official UKIP candidate for next year's London mayoral election, and gave a most interesting and at times highly amusing account of his background, and policies if elected.

The London Swinton Circle has three important meetings planned for November, the details of which are as follows:-

1) Monday 3rd November, Guest Speaker: Mr. John Whittingdale MP (Conservative MP for Maldon and Chelmsford East, Shadow Cabinet Spokesman for Media, Culture and Sport, and former political and private secretary to the Rt. Hon. Baroness Thatcher). Venue: the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1. Time: 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs. Mr. Whittingdale will be speaking on the theme "Combatting BBC bias".

2) Tuesday 18th November, Guest Speaker: the Rt. Hon. John Redwood MP (Conservative MP for Wokingham, former Secretary of State for Wales, Conservative Leadership contender and probably the greatest parliamentarian of our age). Venue: the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1. Time: 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs. Mr. Redwood will be speaking on the theme "Labour's constitutional vandalism - a programme of action to repair the damage".

3) Tuesday 25th November, Guest Speaker: Mr. Nick Seaton (Chairman of the "Campaign for Real Education"). Venue: The Clarence (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, London SW1. Mr. Seaton will be speaking on the theme "Recapturing control of our education system".



Philip Benwell MBE, the Chairman of the "Australian Constitutional Monarchy League", is mounting a campaign in Australia, Canada and New Zealand opposing the European Constitution on the basis that it has the potential to interfere with the sovereignty of these Commonwealth countries. He will be travelling to the UK next April primarily to encourage expatriates in the UK to be vocal in opposition to the European Union. Inter alia he will be holding a meeting in this regard at the House of Lords on 21st April 2004, which will be supported by both the Springbok Club and the London Swinton Circle. Provision has been made for only a limited number of guests to attend the meeting and interested persons are requested to book via email to



This year the Transvaal "Rhodie Reunion" will be held in Johannesburg, and with the amount of people already coming promises to be one huge party and get-together. We have playing for us the fantastic live band "Sounds Like Thunder" (ex Southerton, Salisbury). Details are as follows:-

Venue : Morningside Country Club, De La Rey Street, Rivonia, Johannesburg (plenty of secure parking).

Food available at club prices.

Cash bar at very reasonable club prices.

Time : 19.00 hrs onwards

Very nice venue with a covered outside area, lovely separate bar/meeting-place.

Music for all tastes.

Cost : R30.00 per person.

To make a booking or for more details contact Rodger Graeme at: or



Biltongmakers.Com! runs a monthly competition which is free for anyone to enter. There are some great prizes to be won each month. Some of the prizes during the last couple of months have included a Skottel Braai, Biltongmakers, Barbecue Utensil sets and Potjies!

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The Rhodesian on-line Store supplies Rhodesian and South African flags (full, mid-size and table-top) CDs including Wrex Tarr, John Edmonds and many more, and other Rhodesiana.

Based in Canada, their web-site can be accessed at:



Braai Supplies offer South African apparel including rugby jerseys and flags, and also offer World Cup Rugby 2003 apparel. They can be contacted at:-



The Springbok Club is now retailing copies of the book "AFRICA PAR ADVENTURE", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward. The book is priced at £14.95 per copy, plus 20% for p.& p. (though copies may be collected at Springbok Club activities for no extra cost.) Payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


"GOODBYE OZ CULTURE" is a well illustrated and easy to read expose of what politicians have done to the Australia we loved as a homogeneous and peaceful society. Many of our suburbs have now lost all semblance of being "Australian". Meanwhile the families of servicemen have been threatened by strangers in our midst, we now need an army in the rear to protect the backs of our troops.

Price Aus $12.00 including postage. Send to: Nick Maine, 2/30 Holland Court, Broadbeach Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4218, Australia - or e-mail:


"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

For more information visit Trisha's web-site at:-

or you can order a copy of the book directly from the publishers at - in the "search" sector, type in the title "Way out of Line" or "Trisha Jackson". NOTE: It is case sensitive and you should not include quote marks. You may also order by phone at 877 333-7422


"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"MY PLACE IN THE SUN" by Margaret Peach is an account of the life of a game warden's wife in Rhodesia during the period 1960 to 1980. The price is £6.99 plus £1.50 for postage, and can be ordered from: Jennifer Barclay-Coulder, 62 Westfields Avenue, Barnes, London SW13 0AU, or e-mail:



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There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

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We know it is not to play cricket
That Bob wants the world at his wicket,
For he schemes they will pander
To his propaganda
That he's not really evil and wicked.

- Johan Geelvink



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Christian DeFoe ran a superlative web-site called "Free Britannia" which championed British freedom and reported positively on all aspects of contemporary Britain, as well as providing links to a host of other patriotic organisations. Unfortunately it has apparently recently been closed down, and messages sent to the last known e-mail address (i.e. have all been returned as unrecognised. We do not know exactly where Christian was based, but would very much like to make contact with him again and to discover whether his site still exists. If anyone can help with any information in this regard please let us know.



As usual at this time of year we will recommend the web-site of a bonfire society. Most readers will probably be aware of the over-hyped publicity given to the Firle Bonfire Society merely because they chose gypsy travellers who have been illegally camping and despoiling their village as the theme for their main tableau which they burnt this year. The Firle B.S. have received much unjustified criticism in the "politically correct" media as a result of this choice, so probably they would appreciate some messages of support. Unfortunately their web-site seems to be under reconstruction at the moment, but you can still post them messages by going to:-





There are at least 1 million voices going up for re-instatement of the death penalty after the horrific hi-jacking, raping and killing of a grandmother, a mother, a 1 year old todler and a teenager outside of Pretoria in the recent past.

The re-instatement of the death penalty (which was abolished in 1995 by the constitution) is unlikely to happen for a number of reasons, i.e. negative connotation to the words "death" and "penalty", the government that is more interested in the "rights" of the criminal than in the "rights" of the victims of criminals, etc. etc.

But it can be done, if we can succeed to educate all of South Africa regarding the very same constitution that abolished the death penalty, and this is how:

Harmony exists where there is balance. As an example: You will experience harmony if you "balance" your apetite with a nice plate of food. While the whole world is so focussed on the "rights" issues of humans, animals and plant, I would like to make a huge effort in order to "expand" the right of the individual in South Africa. Therefore the "right to life", as per the constitution, should be balanced by the "right not to live".

If one wants to exercise your "right to life" then you should live a socially and morally acceptable lifestyle. If, however, you choose by your own free will to kill, rape, rob or push drugs, then any of those four actions should be a clear indication to the constitutional court that you expressedly want to exercise your "right not to live" and you should be given all the support that you need to do just that.

Open letters, marches, placards, threats, right-wing activities, press statements, etc. have had no effect whatsoever on the government of the day. I am in serious need of assistance to launch a nationwide campaign to get people to understand this, and to look at the alternative as proposed. We already have a non-profit organisation registered, and are carrying this message as far and as wide as possible.

Yours etc.,

Johann Marx, Randburg, Transvaal (




Out here things are beginning to get quite grim, with controlled access suburbs being made illegal in Johannesburg unless the residents pay thousands of Rands for an application fee, various studies, and provide crime statistics to prove the need for controlled access. Thus poor neighbourhoods are discriminated against, and the cherry on the cake is that the police refuse to provide the crime statistics, so one cannot apply.
You may be aware that crime statistics are now a state secret and may not be divulged to the public. Once a year we are told an aggregate figure for certain classes of crimes nationwide, e.g. murder, but therein lies a tale. The SA Medical Research Council recently made an unrelated study of the causes of death, and to their surprise, when dealing with violent deaths, found the SA Police were only recording as murders people who were already dead when they arrived, not those who died subsequently of their injuries. The SAMRC also found around 40% of unnatural deaths were by murder:

According to the US Army War College this is normal and to be expected, as they state that multicultural cities always collapse into war and genocide. You may wish to peruse the article:

In addition, one needs to consider who one is letting in. In a joint study by two professors from Ulster and Helsinki, there is a direct correlation between the average national IQ and the economic conditions in the country. They give here a list of the average IQ's worldwide:

Yours etc.,

Jonathan, Pretoria, Transvaal.



It is not often that the true evil nature of the enemy is revealed openly for all to see, but this has recently happened to us.

A short while ago we received an e-mail from someone calling himself Erick Scholtz which recounted in gruesome detail a particularly horrific murder of a White farmer and his wife. This is not unusual of course, as we are often forwarded such reports to publicise overseas and to add to our "Latest News from South Africa" web-page. When we read the message in full, however, we were totally sickened, for this Scholtz character ended with the most wicked and callous phrase "Ek is jammer julle was nie daar om dit te sien nie. Die begrafnis was ook nogal pret" ("I am sorry you weren't there to see it. The funeral was also quite fun").

For anyone to be capable of making such a vile comment in relation to the brutal murder of two fellow human beings is sick and evil in the extreme. We do not know whether Erick Scholtz is the real name of this individual (though we somehow doubt it), nor what race he is (he wrote entirely in Afrikaans), but quite clearly he is a gloating supporter of the satanic murder campaign against White farmers currently taking place under the ANC regime. If anyone knows any further information about this Scholtz, and whether he has any direct connections to the ANC regime, then please let us know.


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