Saturday, 13 November 2004

November 2004 Edition.


November 2004 edition


A full itinerary of events has been mapped out by the Springbok Club for 2005.
The Springbok Club is planning to stage another visit to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol during February 2005, and to stay overnight at a hotel run by good friends in south Gloucestershire. In March 2005 it is anticipated that Springbok Club honorary member Tony Waller will be giving a "report-back" on his visit to New Zealand, where he aims to meet a number of prominent and expatriate Rhodesian personalities. Again further details of both these events will be given in future SCN's.



Danette Edwards writes from the United States as follows :-

"I am interested in sponsoring a South African small family or one person. I have room in my home. I live in Arizona in the U.S., and can be contacted on : 623 547 0271. One can usually only get a hold of me on weekends by 'phone, but I can also be contacted by e-mail at :"



The London Swinton Circle staged a most interesting and well-attended meeting last month, which was addressed by Ms. Lindsay Jenkins, a former career civil servant who is now an acclaimed political commentator and current affairs writer, specialising in exposing the true nature of the EU. In her enthralling speech Ms. Jenkins not only illustrated the dangers posed to the UK by continued EU membership, but also emphasised the insidious plot to "Balkanise" the UK (and indeed all of the great European states) in the form of so-called "regionalisation".

Details of the next most interesting London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows :-

Date : Wednesday 17th November 2004

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The House of Commons, Committee Room 8 (enter the Houses of Parliament by the St. Stephen's Entrance)

Guest Speaker : Mr. Nigel Dodds MP (DUP, Belfast North)

(Nigel Dodds is one of the most dynamic DUP MPs, and has proved to be a very popular speaker in the past. At the 2001 General Election he won the Belfast North seat from the UUP with a majority of 6,387.)



A small contingent of Springbok Club members attended the annual Lewes Bonfire Festivities this year. Although following the Cliffe Bonfire Society for most of the evening, they attended the actual bonfire of the South Street Bonfire Society. Both societies, as well as burning the traditional effigies of the proto-terrorist Fawkes and the evil instigator of the Gunpowder Plot, Pope Paul V, also burnt more contemporary tableaux of current day villians. The Cliffe's tableau concerned last year's victimisation of the Firle Bonfire Society (whose tableau of a "pikey" caravan resulted in an unsuccessful attempt to prosecute them under the infamous "Race Relations Act"), featuring a trouble-making BBC reporter being charged down by a ram (the ram being the symbol of the village of Firle!), and the South Street's tableau representing John Prescott's plans for urban encroachment onto green-belt land.

It is planned to stage an even larger Springbok Club party to visit Lewes for Bonfire next year, which of course will mark the 400th anniversary of the Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot!



After our last tragic report about "Wholesome", the young elephant which died with a snare around his neck, we are happy to now be able to tell a story with a happy ending.

Last week in Kariba, a group of Africans noticed 3 lions in the bush, close to their township. They started taunting them and throwing rocks at them. One of the lions, a two year old male became upset and charged into the township, taking refuge in a public toilet.

The police, the army and Steve Pope, a safari operator were called in to assist. Steve managed to throw a net over the lion and called a veterinary surgeon to dart him. The vet arrived, tranquilized him and released him back into the bush.

We would like to thank all those concerned for resolving the problem without having to shoot the lion.

Steve is now appealing to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force for funds to pay the vet for the tranquilizer which is extremely costly so if anybody is able to assist, we would be very grateful.

[ If you are able to help then please contact Johnny Rodrigues at : ]



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Rhodesia was Super online store new ddditions :-

Greenleader shirts, long and short sleeve, now available, along with "Be a Man among Men" Rhodesian Army posters. Contact :

Other new items include :-

Ian Smith Plaques,
Rhodesia 1890-1980 Volume 2 DVD,
Wind of change. Volume 1 Pamberine Zimbabwe DVD.

WANTED - kind person travelling from Canada or USA to New Zealand in the next month or two to bring goods donated by for the Rhodesian Services Assn in New Zealand fundraiser on the Rhodesian military history museum display. Contact Bill McDonald or Hugh Bomford if you can help.

Specials :-

Order a custom Rhodesian or Northern Rhodesian rugby jersey and get the Shoulder Flag for Free, value $15.00. Get yours now as the price of the jerseys.

Free "Be a Man among Men" Rhodesian Army poster with the purchase of a Land Tenure map

Make sure to check out our new additions of books includes some rare and out of print titles, including :-

SAS Rhodesia, Rhodesia includes a free Rhodesian Bands Forces CD

SAS Rhodesia - Rhodesians and the Special Air Service, by Jonathan Pittaway and Craig Fourie, 1st edition, Dandy Agencies, 2003, South Africa. This superb illustrated reference book follows Fourie and Pittaway's LRDG Rhodesia book, and is the most comprehensive published account of the history and exploits of the Rhodesian SAS. 320 pages, pictorial hardcover, printed in full colour throughout on glazed paper, the book tells the story of the Rhodesian SAS from its origins during WWII to its dissolution in 1980 following Rhodesia's transfer to Zimbabwe. In addition to personal accounts and reminiscences by servicemen, the book contains over 600 photographs, including a number of named group pictures, over 200 colour pictures of SAS insignia and medals, full citations of Rhodesian gallantry awards and a full nominal roll of Rhodesians serving with the SAS during the various periods of the Regiment's existence. An accessible, scholarly and comprehensive work beautifully designed and laid out, which anyone with an interest in Rhodesian or British military history will find invaluable. Large format hardcover, measuring 9" x 10.5" approx; 320 pages. (Over 3lbs!)

"The Reluctant Assassin" Charles Forrester is born into a dysfunctional family in Southern Rhodesia. He grows up in a close relationship with wildlife, and the changing world around him. He becomes involved with the terrorist war, where solving problems by killing becomes normal. When he gets expelled, after the regime change in 1980, he continues his unbalanced life, until he has the chance to kill the President of Zimbabwe. This is the first of two books, which maps his life, and the beginnings of his awareness of life after death, regression and soul searching; and his understanding that animals may be more perceptive than we think.

Just arrived "Bushcat - Minstrel of the Wild", John Edmond's widely acclaimed autobiography AUTOGRAPHED! Beautifully presented in hardcover, 308 pages containing 124 unique photographs and lyrics of more than a hundred songs. Here is the full story of Rhodesia's history and the man John Edmond. It tells how many of his songs were inspired. A must for all who enjoy John's music - the ultimate gift.

Jonty Winch, Rhodesian Rugby and Cricket is also being re-printed as one book and will include updated material! E-mail us at with in the subject line place: "ADD TO WANT LIST FOR Rhodesian Rugby/Cricket". We are aiming at a retail price of $39.95. Please note we are seeking any Rhodesian Rugby or Cricket video footage which we will transfer onto DVD to include with the book for free, if you have any please contact Bill at


FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p.& p.).

Also now available are copies of an excellent 8-page magazine published by Glenwood Publications in Northern Ireland entitled "The 2004 Twelfth: Celebration - not Provocation" price 50p (please add 25p for p.& p.).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"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.

Copies of WAY OUT OF LINE can be ordered from


"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:


"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Softback £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

Prices include p+p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to and enter as payment destination.


"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"KING'S GOLD" by Glenn Macaskill, a former member of the Rhodesian BSA Police, is an adventure novel set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1983 and 2000, involving espionage against Mugabe's regime and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of an ancient pricless relic. Considerable historical research makes the work informative and entertaining and current sales show interest by all Southern Africans. Sells at £9.95 plus registered p&p. Contact Glenn at or order on-line at:



Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

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

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In the August 2004 edition of the SCN a report appeared under the heading of "The imes they are a'changing", which detailed attempts by students from Antwerp University to have the honorary degree awarded to the terrorist Mandela withdrawn. This report had previously been sent to us by a supporter with no indication whatsoever about its original source. We have subsequently been informed, however, that this article had initially appeared on the CensorBugBear web-site, and was written by Adriana Stuijt who had interviewed the student leader concerned in May 2004. We are therfore perfectly happy to put the record straight and to acknowledge both the CensorBugBear web-site ( and Mev. Stuijt as the original source of this article.



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John Hardcastle reminds us of exciting holiday opportunities which he can provide in the Philippines :-

I am from Rhodesia, educated at Chaplin, Gwelo. Left in 1984 for South Africa, and then in 1995 for the Philippines. I've lived in the small village of Coron for the past eight years, and bought a dive shop "Dive Calamianes" four months ago. If you would be interested in having a holiday in this part of the world please contact me. The following is a sample list of price breakdowns :-

2 dive day US$ 45.
3 dive day US$ 60.
Equipment rental/day US$ 7.
Nitrox tank US$ 7.
Accommodation from US$ 4.5 to US$ 80
Average meal US$ 2.14
Beer/soft drinks US$ 0.45
Domestic flight US$ 46

Check our web-site for more details at : (p.s. We are still working on this, so please visit occasionally to see updates.)




John Ormowe was a popular RBC presenter, specialising in military history programmes. Of Huguenot descent, following the fall of Rhodesia he moved to the UK and took up a teaching post in Sussex. Alas recent correspondence which we have sent to his last known address in Gainsborough Avenue, Worthing, has been returned to us as he has apparently moved. We wonder therefore whether anyone can tell us where he can now be contacted?



An excellent web-site to learn more information about all the Lewes bonfire societies is run by the Lewes Bonfire Council. It can be accessed at :-





Many thanks for sending me the [October] SCN. I know you like feedback so I will comment on your lead article.

I think you were too extreme in your statements :-

1) [John] Howard won the election for a combination of reasons :-

a) People, though originally opposed to Iraqi involvement, recognised that pulling out now would cause more problems.

b) Economic reasons such as interest rates and the ALP's previous record of 23% rates.

c) Lack of sleaze in the Government, and Howard's personality; a man you can trust.

2) The greatest post-1945 US President was Ronald Reagan and not George W. Bush - you cannot make this judgement until he has retired from the Presidency. As for greatest ever Presidents, why not Presidents Monroe, Polk and Cleveland - America expanded the most under these Presidents.

Yours etc.,

Allan Robertson, Treasurer, the Springbok Club.




With only a population of 40,000 people in the small town of Theunissen, six children are raped there every week. It must be made clear, all the rapes are committed by Blacks.

If you have six babies being raped every week in a small town of only 40,000 people, it means that 312 babies are being raped there EVERY YEAR. This amounts to .78% rapes of the population occuring there alone. That also means that in our Black-ruled, sick South Africa, 961 child rapes occur every day. Shockingly, 40 children, some of them babies as young as six months old, are being raped by these depraved beasts every minute during every 24 hour day cycle. Very few of these perpetrators face prosecution under this government of criminals, for the criminals.

The above does not take into account the fact that many child and other rapes, are not being reported. Therefore, these rape statistics are only a fraction of what is actually taking place every day. Adult rapes are far more prevelant and frequent, and those statistics will make shocking reading!

However, according to the the SABC broadcasts and the press, there is very little crime in South Africa. They are in denial, just as Thabo Mbeki is in denial about the existence of AIDS, claiming that he does not know anybody with AIDS.

All the lemmings are marching in step over the cliff into the abyss, because their Judas Goat dominees are pointing them in that direction, whilst they joyfully sing their praises. As long as they are given their beloved multi-racial rugby, cricket and their six-packs, they stay subdued. They don't realise, or care, if their children and loved ones are systematically being killed by the Black beasts who are busy with ethnic cleansing.

Yours etc.,

Fred Rundle, Johannesburg, Transvaal.




I have in the past referred many departing friends, colleagues and associates to your superb site, and some thanked me afterwards as they found it of great use.

I wish you all the best, and would like you to know that your efforts to assist your kith & kin to relocate to new countries are very much appreciated, even amongst those who have not yet joined the diaspora.

Yours etc.,

B.Oosthuizen, South Africa.



Just when we thought we'd heard the last of the wretched Francis "Fruitcake" Andrew (the Jordan-based Arabist who had been plaguing us with a series of deranged and infantile e-mails) he has alas resurfaced again, this time circulating even more demented and outrageous lies.

In this latest poison which he has circulated he seems to be obsessed by the subject of homosexuality. Not only does he make vile, libellous and totally unsubstantiated claims about leading members of the Springbok Club in this regard, but he has also alleged that we have accused both a leading right-wing British journalist - AND HIMSELF - of being homosexual! Anyone can look back through all back issues of the SCN and they won't find any evidence of "Fruitcake's" bizarre claims in this respect whatsover. It is true that we have referred to "Fruitcake" as a traitor in the past (as his decision to support the society of his current residence rather than the country of his birth during the recent War against Terrorism in Iraq confirms), and a "lunatic character" (which even a cursory glance at the childish e-mails which he's sent us will show to be valid comment) - but never have we made any reference to his sex-life, something which we know nothing about and care about even less.

But why should "Fruitcake" make such a weird and false accusation that we have accused him of being homosexual when quite clearly we have done no such thing? Suggestions please, on a postcard ....


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