Sunday, 20 April 2014

April 2014 Edition.


April 2014 edition

It was with great anger and outrage, though we must admit no great surprise, that we recently received a press release issued by Gaye Derby-Lewis, the wife of the controversially imprisoned South African Conservative politician Clive Derby-Lewis, which read as follows :-

“Clive Derby-Lewis and Janus Walus were attacked Wednesday February 26 at around midday in the Pretoria Central Prison by an inmate wielding a sharpened spoon. Both suffered severe head wounds. In addition, the inmate tried to stab Derby-Lewis in his face and to defend himself, Derby-Lewis’s left arm was so badly damaged that a bone was broken. There were multiple stab wounds, and his arm is now in plaster. Both the Department of Correctional Services and the Kalafong Hospital meted out excellent treatment to both Walus and Derby-Lewis – all we have to worry about now is infection which we believe the prison’s medical personnel are keeping under control.

“The facts of the case are now being investigated by the prison authorities but our comment is this: If the Communist Party and Advocate George Bizos hadn’t made it their business to thwart and oppose all of Clive’s parole applications, he wouldn’t have been in prison now. According to the law, Clive was due for parole in October 2008. He was RECOMMENDED for parole by DCS’s own parole board. He has applied for parole three times and EACH TIME Bizos and the Communist Party have come up with some cock and bull reason to oppose the parole. And each time Bizos has managed to manipulate the system so that Clive’s parole was refused.

“We are now in the process of taking legal action against the former DCS Minister who stated publicly that she would ‘never’ grant parole to Clive. Clearly politics is the reason why Clive is still in jail at the age of 78. And for someone like Bizos whose clarion cry is justice for all, it is something of a travesty that he should be the reason why justice is NOT for all, particularly with regard to Clive Derby-Lewis.

“We await the results of the Department of Correctional Service’s findings about the attack. But the key question that should be asked by all who believe in justice is: why should the SA Communist Party and George Bizos be able to thwart justice to suit their political ends? That is the question for South Africa.

“If Clive had been killed in the attack, where would that put the SACP and George Bizos? It is question they should ask themselves. Does South Africa need a political martyr at this stage of its political history?”.

As we have stated often in the past, although it is indisputable that Janus Walus pulled the trigger which eliminated the terrorist leader Chris Hani, there was not a scintilla of evidence produced in court which would have convicted Clive Derby-Lewis had the trial taken place in any Western nation. All that the “evidence” against him consisted of was the fact that he knew Walus, that Walus had ‘phoned him after the deed to boast about having done it – and a sinister alleged “hit-list” of names and addresses which was mysteriously found at his home. This listing had evidently been drawn up by a certain Arthur Kemp, who was initially also charged with the murder, but who subsequently turned State’s Witness and testified for the prosecution. (It should also be remembered in this regard that “The Mail & Guardian” of February 18th 1997 revealed that Kemp was an “informant” for the new South African security services, something which was subsequently confirmed and expended upon by his first wife on various Internet forums).

Clive Derby-Lewis has now been incarcerated since 1993, in conditions which – as this recent hellish attack has confirmed – are the epitome of the worst of third world jails. He should of course never have been imprisoned for one day, but the ANC terrorists and their sellout NP poodles realized just how dangerous his charismatic oratory and incisive political analysis was, so he therefore simply had to be silenced. The big question is, however, why now that the ANC have long since consolidated power and therefore no longer have anything to fear from him, they still insist that he remains behind bars? Is it just out of sheer spite, or are they eager to ensure that such a clear miscarriage of justice is never brought to light?

But who is responsible for this abomination whereby a great patriot and innocent man has now been locked away for over 20 years? Yes, individual scum such as Bizos and Kemp are directly to blame, as indeed are also group entities such as the ANC regime and the sellout NP traitors. They are not alone however. All those of us who knew of Clive Derby-Lewis’s terrible situation yet who have from time to time forgotten about his plight are responsible. The fact that he has remained in prison for over 20 years must surely mean that none of us have tried hard enough to procure his release. We are all guilty. Clive Derby-Lewis’s continuing incarceration remains a stain on the conscience of all decent people throughout the West.



On Saturday 26th April the Springbok Club will be staging an informal trip to a top Rugby match with special South African significance in south-west London. The kick-off for this match will be at 15.00 hrs., and it is aimed to assemble between 14.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs. The ticket prices for the seats where the Springbok Club party plans to sit are priced £17.00 (£14.00 for concessions) and should be purchased individually on the day. After the match it is intended to patronize the Clubhouse bar and restaurant facilities for a convivial ending to the day. For more details about the match and the rendezvous arrangements either e-mail: or ‘phone: 07711188430.


In May the London Branch of the Springbok Club plans to celebrate Empire Day by staging a special conducted tour of sites in London associated with Clive of India.


In August the Springbok Club will be staging a meeting at which they will be welcoming a special guest speaker who has been involved with a large contract in the “new” South Africa for the past few months, who will be able to give a firsthand report about the true state of affairs presently prevailing in that country.


Later during the year the London Branch of the Springbok Club is planning trips to a special exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and to a London brewery, and the Kent Branch will be organizing a trip to see some of the historical sites of Chatham, as well as staging an informal social gathering in Canterbury



The Swinton Circle staged a most successful meeting last month, which was addressed by Mr. Edward Spalton, the Honorary Secretary of the Campaign for an Independent Britain. In a very well-received address entitled "Weltanschauung und Geopolitik" Mr. Spalton expertly and incisively detailed the sinister origins of the EU, the dominating German influence over the structure, and the ongoing dangers to national sovereignty which will remain all the time that entanglement with the EU continues.



Unfortunately, as you may well be aware, New Britain has been forced to cancel its planned St.George's Day celebrations this year. The Swinton Circle of course has tremendous admiration for New Britain and all the fantastic work which the organisation has done by advancing the British patriotic cause over the years, so the Swinton Circle has therefore agreed to "pick up the baton" to ensure that New Britain's excellent efforts in keeping the spirit of St.George's Day alive during recent years will continue. For this reason the Swinton Circle has therefore organised a celebration meeting for St.George's Day itself, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Time : Assemble from 18.30 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The Golden Fleece (the downstairs Cellar Bar), 8/9 Queen Street, City of London, EC4N 1SP. (nearest tube stations : Bank, St.Paul's and Mansion House).

Musical entertainment will be provided at this meeting by the Swinton Circle Chairman Robin Willow, and this will be followed by a talk on the threat which expansionist Islam poses to England today by a prominent and well-known personality. In this talk not only will the nature of the threat be illustrated, but it will also be shown how the spirit of St.George can - and undoubtedly will - be activated in the days ahead in order counteract and remove this Islamic threat.

In view of the tight timescale involved in organising this meeting in place of New Britain's planned event, we therefore hope that all supporters will make every effort to attend, and to circulate details as widely as possible.


On Tuesday 27th May the Swinton Circle will be staging its Spring Buffet, at which the guest speaker will be Mr. Michael Shrimpton, the famed barrister and national security consultant, who will be launching his highly-awaited new book Spy Hunter.


Membership fees and donations to the Swinton Circle can be paid via PayPal on the organisation’s web-site home page at:-



January’s report from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) reads as follows :-


“Despite all our previous attempts to put a stop to this party, it took place as usual. It lasted for 3 nights of continuous loud disco music.

“During that period, we received a phone call from Charara advising us that the party goers were once again teasing the elephants. We are not sure how many elephants were involved but they were apparently shot with a paint ball gun and 2 vehicles were damaged. We contacted KAWFT in Kariba and asked them to please check out the situation and ask the police to get involved. A while later, we received another phone call to say that the police went to Charara to warn the youngsters to leave the elephants alone so thanks very much to KAWFT and the police for preventing another tragedy from happening.


“Shortly after Christmas, a black rhino was shot at Midlands Conservancy and the horn was removed.

“The man suspected of being responsible for this atrocity was a worker at Bemthree Ranch who was recently fired from his job.


“Some holiday makers over the Christmas period saw the remains of 2 elephants that had been shot between Spurwing and Palm Bay. The tusks had been removed.”



A supporter has recently contacted us to ask whether anyone can provide any information about the current whereabouts of Natalie Rosemarie Burgess. She was born in 1937 of White South African parents, lived in Hillbrow in 1960 and in Francistown, Botswana, in 1963. She had a daughter named Tracey.in1967 and is believed to have been living in England in 1980. She was last known living in Johannesburg and working as a bookkeeper.

A reward of R250 is being offered for information about this person, which can be reported to :-



During the recent Scotland v. France match in the 6-nations championship we were quite surprised to see Antonie Claassen, the son of the great former Springbok Rugby captain Wynand Claassen, come on as a replacement. We of course remember Wynand Claassen well from the days when he played for Natal, and indeed recall seeing him often and socialising with him at Collegians Club in Durban during the 1980s. We remember also his small but active son running around and playing in the Clubhouse at the time – undoubtedly the infant Antonie Claassen! We believe that Wynand Claassen and his wife both had strong Huguenot ancestry, so the decision of Antonie Claassen to play for France rather than the “new” South Africa is simply loyalty to his ancestral roots. Like Tommoso Allan earlier during this year’s 6-nations tournament, Antonie Claassen has therefore turned his back on the disintegrating “new” South Africa and to pledge his future to the land of his ancestry. We wish them both well.



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The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

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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.

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Do you still remember Christmas Pass, Penhalonga, Cross Kopje, Murambi? The Biscuit Barrel will take you back to those sunny days in Manicaland. It is 1914 and Hastings Follett, a new BSAP recruit, has been posted to Umtali. His assistant is a smart-as-a-whip Matabele named Samuel Kumalo. Together they investigate several murders before the Great War breaks out and they are sent off to fight the Germans on the Caprivi Strip, and then later to France and the killing fields of the western front.

One critic wrote: “The Biscuit Barrel is a great story weaving fact and fiction, taking the reader from Rhodesia to war-time Europe to the modern day. Slater's story transports the reader with descriptions that lets you hear the African bush and the sounds of battle, while also experiencing what the characters are feeling. This is a must-read!” (Jean Phillips, Talahasee, Florida )

Another wrote: “I had just returned from a month in Africa when I read this novel and found it to be a fascinating story. The Biscuit Barrel provides the reader with an insightful look into life in various parts of colonial Africa at the onset of the First World War. Told through the eyes of a young English police officer who has taken a position in southern Africa, it also provides an interesting take on policing in the early part of the 20th century as well as the impact that the Great War had on both the participants and their families. And if the history doesn't interest you, there's still plenty of action and romance to keep you entertained! The pace of the novel never flags as the first-time author keeps things moving along with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. An easy and enjoyable read.” (Michael Fitch, Vancouver)

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No.185 : Mrs. ENGELA NORTJE of Durban

Engela Nortje was the widow of Johan Nortje, the great Durban patriotic activist who tragically died following a botched hernia operation in 1999 at an appallingly young age. They had twin children, still only young at the time, named Johan jnr. and Engela jnr., but alas nothing has been heard from any them since the tragedy. It would however be nice to learn what became of them.



Mick Greenhough, who wrote the highly-acclaimed EuroSceptic booklet “Brave New Europe”, also runs a thoroughly well-researched web-site which exposes the excesses and sinister nature of the EU called The EuroProbe. It can be accessed at :-





With the passing of Mandela, albeit half a century overdue, I’ve been asked by a few friends and colleagues to show them examples of the atrocities that he (and other ANC people) have committed over the years. Any documents, photos, URL links, etc. that you can you let me have would be appreciated.

It got to a rather sad point a few weeks ago when an ex-pat vicar at the church to which we used to go prayed for Mandela’s recovery. You think he would’ve known better! Suffice to say we no longer worship there.

Yours etc.,

A.A.N., Kapiti Coast, New Zealand.

[ Our own Terrorist Watch web-page provides many most revealing and useful reports about the evil terrorist nature of Mandela and the ANC, and this page can be accessed at: In addition our FaceBook page entitled "The Truth about the ANC's Mandela" can always be accessed at:!/groups/133750470050183/ Hope this helps - Ed.]




Not everyone is being taken in by the mass media. I am sure God is giving his judgment to the evil Mandela, and I would think this vile man is going 'downstairs'! Best wishes and know that the truth will out.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.




Very interesting comments by “South African Observer” concerning Thinkers’ Library [March SCN – Ed.]. One thing he or she didn’t mention was Thinkers’ Library’s involvement with a tour of South Africa by the quack historian David Irving. I was young at the time and didn’t know anything about Irving then, but I was a history student and had studied Churchill in depth, so seeing that Thinkers’ Library was advertising a meeting in Durban to be addressed by Irving on a book he’d written about Churchill I went along. Quite naturally, as Irving was apparently a British historian, I – and I think probably most other people in attendance – thought that it would be in praise of the great man. Instead he simply ran Churchill down, and by all accounts the book was simply an ignorant diatribe against him. The meeting ended in a near riot.

Yours etc.,

“Patriot”, Durban, Natal.




John Wilkinson, who sadly died earlier this month, was a diligent Conservative MP and a true patriot. The son of an Eton housemaster, he was educated at that school and then at the RAF College, Cranwell. Commissioned into the RAF in 1961, he took a brief sabbatical from the service in order to read modern history at Churchill College. He finally left the RAF in 1967 and immediately embarked upon a new career in politics, joining Conservative Central Office as an aviation research specialist.

He entered Parliament first in 1970 as Conservative MP for Bradford West, but after losing this seat in 1974 re-entered Parliament as MP for Ruislip-Northwood in 1979, a seat which he held until his retirement in 2005. He specialized on defence matters in Parliament, serving variously as PPS to Defence Secretary John Nott and on both the Defence Select Committee and the Conservative Defence Committee. He was scathing in his criticisms of defence cuts and inefficient defence spending, and warned forthrightly against weakness in the face of Soviet threats during the Cold War. It was at the time of the Falklands War when John Wilkinson played his (up to then) most important role in national life however, for as PPS to the increasingly out-of-his-depth John Nott his expertise and backbone played a pivotal role in ensuring triumph in this conflict.

Although initially blind to the insidious dangers posed to the British nation by the EU, John Wilkinson’s eyes were opened by his experiences of the reality of the situation in Parliament. Once convinced he became a brave and defiant opponent of increased European integration, and as such became one of the nine courageous “Maastricht Rebels” who defied John Major and thereby had the Conservative Whip withdrawn for five months. This bold action, in retrospect, can be seen to have kick-started the EuroSceptic movement.

John Wilkinson spoke on several occasions to the Swinton Circle and was always well-received. Although on one occasion his apparent opposition to British military intervention in Sierra Leone was questioned he replied by saying that he thought that Britain’s then limited military resources should be better used by intervening in Zimbabwe. He would never forget faces from Swinton Circle meetings, and during subsequent pleasant social contacts would display his keen interest in cricket.

All the time that the British nation can produce men like John Wilkinson we have nothing to worry about for the future. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Cecilia and to his two children.


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