Wednesday, 22 March 2017

March 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

March 2017 edition

A most interesting article appeared in the Daily Telegraph of 23rd February entitled: “United States could become an ‘associate member’ of the Commonwealth”. This article can be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/23/donald-trumps-love-royal-family-may-see-united-states-join-commonwealth/

The idea of the Commonwealth having “Associate Members” was first floated at a Swinton Circle meeting of December 2012 when the suggestion was made that Hong Kong should be offered “Associate Membership” to help increase its autonomy whereas at the same time decreasing pressure from Communist China. This idea received widespread support, though it was pointed out that there was at that time no such thing as “Associate Membership” of the Commonwealth. This subsequent suggestion of initiating such “Associate Membership” for the United States is not only a good idea in itself therefore (as under recent GOP administrations, and under the current Trump administration in particular, relations with the UK and other brother English-speaking countries have improved exponentially), but could also help to increase the scope and relevance of he Commonwealth around the Globe – not only regarding Hong Kong but also towards other similar beleaguered territories with historic British connections.

The last New Britain campaign mounted by the late, great, Dennis Delderfield was to encourage the Republic of Ireland to join the Commonwealth. The Swinton Circle gave its full and enthusiastic support to this campaign, but unfortunately it didn’t receive any positive response from RoI officials (in spite of the fact that the former RoI president Mary Robinson had once advocated such a step). The idea of offering “Associate Membership” to the RoI might therefore be an ideal compromise that could be acceptable to even the most hardline elements in RoI society – after all the difficulties envisaged following Brexit if the RoI was to remain part of the EU could be offset by this alternative global grouping encompassing all of the British Isles.

Dennis Delderfield also advocated offering Commonwealth membership to Norway. This idea we however didn’t agree with, as Norway has never had any historic British connection (at least not in the last 950 years!), and indeed has its own distinct ethnic character and global realm of influence. Furthermore Norway also has its own long-established and highly-respected Royal Family, so therefore the fact that the British Monarch acts as the Head of the Commonwealth would clearly present great difficulties in this regard. There are however two other overseas nations which have both been severely afflicted by recent disasters which have had British connections in the past and where the offer of Commonwealth membership – or perhaps “Associate Membership” – would be beneficial to all. The first of course is Iraq (Mesopotamia), which British and other Commonwealth troops helped to liberate from the despotic monster Saddam Hussein less than twenty years ago, and the second is Greece, which of course has suffered more than any other EU state from foolishly joining the Euro currency-zone. Many may not be aware of any British connections to Greece, but Corfu and the rest of the Ionian Islands were British Protectorates from 1814 until 1864. Furthermore Cyprus was a former British colony and indeed is already part of the Commonwealth – and the idea of Enosis (unity with Greece) has always been a dream of Cyprus’s majority Greek population. By joining the Commonwealth – even if only as an “Associate Member” – Greece could start to disentangle itself from damaging EU membership and perhaps even manage to re-introduce the Drachma as its currency, and moreover the dream of Enosis could at last become reality.

But it is the idea of the United States becoming an “Associate Member” of the Commonwealth which excites us most. The fratricidal wars of 240 years ago could at last be put behind us and the great nations of the English-speaking West could advance together towards a better and more glorious future for all. The triumph of Brexit and the other successes from the magic year of 2016 could therefore be proved just the beginning of a far more idyllic world. As we’ve observed in the past: “The days ahead will inspire us”!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held its 2017 AGM last month, at which a reformed Committee for the forthcoming year was appointed. Following the completion of the business side of proceedings a special tribute was staged in honour of the memory of that great South African patriot Clive Derby-Lewis JCM. This consisted of the readings of translations of orations .delivered at Clive’s funeral in South Africa at the end of last year by two leading members, and a special speech entitled “Clive Derby-Lewis as I knew him” delivered by the newly-elected Chairman of the organization. A copy of this speech can be accessed at: http://www.springbk.org.uk/speech15.htm

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to watch the University Boat Race on the Thames on Sunday 2nd April. If you are interested in attending please let us know in order to discuss rendezvous arrangements. The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is organizing a trip to this year’s Rochester Sweeps’ Festival, which will take place over the weekend of 29th and 30th April and 1st May (the exact date of this trip depending upon which day proves the most popular). To find out more details about both these events please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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Later during the year the Springbok Club will be staging several most interesting meetings, including one to be addressed by a famous wildlife conservationist, three featuring prominent personalities from Rhodesia’s UDI years, and a special meeting where the guest speaker will be an eminent visiting South African. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands over the weekend of 11th/13th August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. We ask all supporters therefore to diarise both of these events, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Unfortunately we must report that we have still heard no word from either Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer or from his sister Ms. Lorraine O’Dwyer/Easter concerning arrangements to finalise the formal merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle. We have however been informed of the disturbing news that Mr. O’Dwyer is seriously ill, and that this is evidently the reason for his failure to re-contact Swinton Circle officials in this regard. We have also been informed about two other former leading officials within New Britain who may be in a position to act on behalf of the organisation in place of Mr. O’Dwyer and Ms. O’Dwyer/Easter. Needless to say, further news on this matter will be reported in future editions of the SCN as events develop.

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Alas these delays in finalising the formal merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle has meant that the special buffet meeting to launch the new merged organisation has had to be put back from March until May. The guest speaker at this event will be a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign. More precise details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN. Following this New Britain/The Swinton Circle has several other provisional events lined-up for the months ahead, including meetings to be addressed by another sitting MEP, a former Conservative MP and an acclaimed author.

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PRIMEVAL SAVAGERY IN THE “NEW” SOUTH AFRICA

We have recently received the following most disturbing report concerning animal cruelty occurring in the “new” South Africa from the Network for Animals organization :-

“Finn is a street dog unlucky enough to draw the attention of psychopathic brutes in South Africa. Having nothing better to do, the young thugs caught Finn, sawed off one leg, then hanged him and while he was choking to death, threw stones at him. A brave passing motorist saw what was going on, rescu­ed Finn and rushed him to Imagine Animal Dreams (IAD), a small volunteer-run animal shelter that operates in the remote Kraaifontein area of the Western Cape.

“By the time Finn got there it was almost too late, but Cecelia Jacobs, the founder of IAD, fought for his life and after intensive care, Finn is now a healthy happy three-legged dynamo.

“Finn is one of 40 dogs and 30 cats that Cecelia cares for, supporting their upkeep and veterinary bills from her work as a pharmacy assistant. Her most immediate problem is finding money to buy a new engine for her aging pick-up truck. Without it she can’t ride to the rescue of the hundreds of street dogs that live in nearby poor areas.

“Animal lovers can never stand idly by when dogs are in need. Together we will provide the financial means to get Cecelia’s dog-rescue vehicle fixed and ready to help her provide dogs and cats a haven from torture.

“It’s good to know that people like Cecelia exist and that because of her Finn, the three-legged dynamo, has a chance of happiness. The world must sometimes seem inexplicably cruel to dogs, who only want to be with humans as our friends

“Please show Finn there are good people in the world who despise torturing animals: please give generously so that he and his buddies will never face torture or hunger again.”

To make a donation to the Network for Animals’ fund to help the South African Imagine Animal Dreams charity go to :-

https://networkforanimals.org/newsletter-page/he-was-tortured-hanged-and-stoned/?nid=f2ab4a315ada96d88756bfdb47b954e0&uid=67f27c064dcb0f9bfcc410007d136132

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THREE CHEERS FOR RORY McILROY!

Rory McIlroy, the leading British Golfer, recently played a round of Golf with the newly-inaugurated US President Donald Trump. Sadly – and seemingly inevitably – this friendly act of sportsmanship was greeted with howls of protest from the left-wing rabble on both sides of the Atlantic. We however salute Rory McIlroy for participating in this act of transatlantic friendship. President Trump is of course intensely proud of his British ancestry, and so this comradely gesture can only help to strengthen British-American solidarity even further.

We are reminded, however, of a similar round of Golf played between a head of government and a leading Golfer during the 1960s, namely that played between Gary Player and the then South African Prime Minister John Vorster. Gary Player had earlier proudly written in his autobiography “Grand Slam Golf” that he was “of the South Africa of Dr.Verwoerd”. Gary Player was widely praised for his patriotism at the time, but alas during following decades he proved to be a classic “Vicar of Bray”. He subsequently gave his active support to P.W.Botha’s sell-out policies, and now has even been prepared to remain in the ANC-ruled “new” South Africa thereby seemingly giving support to the terrorist-regime. It is therefore to be hoped that in years to come Rory McIlroy doesn’t similarly turn out to be a “Vicar of Bray”!

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REMEMBERING NICK FOURIE

One of the staunchest supporters of our movement when we were still based in Durban during the 1980s was Nicolaas Cornelius Fourie - always simply known as Nick Fourie. Sadly and unbelievably after we were forced to leave South Africa Nick Fourie evidently naively became associated with a cranky Afrikaner-separatist outfit, which we had known for some time was a front-organisation deliberately established by the sell-out NP government in order to divide and discredit authentic opposition to their surrender policies. Alas, apparently under the influence of this phoney outfit, Nick took part in a hair-brained attempt to “invade” Bophuthatswana, and was brutally murdered as a result. Undoubtedly had we been able to remain in South Africa we could have warned Nick about the deceptive nature of this outfit, and as a result he would probably still be alive to this day. As we still remembered the Nick of the 1980s when he was a mainstay of the patriotic movement in Natal we therefore decided to write a glowing tribute to him in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.33 following his tragic death – after all ignorance, especially na├»ve ignorance, should not be considered a fault.

Recently, however, we have been made aware of an on-line article about Nick which, although quoting extensively from the article in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, “butchered” this article considerably to create the impression that he was far more heavily involved with the phoney organisation than he actually was. Furthermore the creators of this web-page seemed to be blissfully unaware that this absurd outfit had long ago been exposed as an NP-front. We were of course very angered by this attempt to smear Nick’s memory in this way, so in order to try to put the record straight and to protect his reputation we decided to place the full original article written in his tribute on-line as well. Nick Fourie was a great South African patriot - and was also a good friend. His memory must not be besmirched! The on-line version of our tribute article to him can now therefore be accessed at:

http://www.springbk.org.uk/NickFourie.htm

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MORE INFO’ ABOUT AIDA PARKER

A supporter from the United States has recently informed us of a couple of web-sites featuring the writings of Aida Parker, the famed South African investigative journalist (see January 2017 SCN). These can be accessed at :-

http://www.cycad.com/cgi-bin/Aida/index.html

and

https://web.archive.org/web/20071013115257/http://www.matriots.com/apn/

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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 :-

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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 :-

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

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BOOK OFFERS

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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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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.

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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.220 – Mrs. AUDREY JACKLIN of Pinetown.

Audrey Jackilin was a prominent personality in the Natal Table-Tennis scene during the 1970s, and, being a great animal-lover, was also a keen and active supporter of the SPCA. She was an extremely friendly and charming person, who was clearly a proud South African. It would be very interesting to learn where she is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The fourth and final interview conducted with Clive Derby-Lewis following his imprisonment by the ANC regime, in which he discusses the final years of his time incarcerated in the C-Max section of Pretoria Central Jail, and his release under house-arrest, can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P0Z3Dqi9fw

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DEATH CERTIFICATES

Sir,

As I’ve said before, any White person still living in South Africa is certifiable.

Yours etc.,

“Billeeboy”, Bathgate, West Lothian, U.K.

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FRIENDS UN-UNITED

Sir,

I remember watching the Soweto riots on television. All I saw was rioting kids, probably not knowing what they were doing, but egged on by Commie activists. I was horrified. Having applied two years previously to emigrate to the Republic of South Africa, without success; therein lay the fall of White South Africa. Not, I hasten to add because I alone was unsuccessful, but the Afrikaner establishment was confident in its misguided view that they, and they alone, would secure civilised rule in the South Africa They must have refused thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Whites in the 70s because they were not Afrikaners and thereby would challenge their rule. In the end it was their own immigration policies and one of their own traitors who instigated the fall of civilised rule.

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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CLIVE OF AFRICA

Sir,

You wrote well of Clive [December 2016 SCN – Ed.].

We were to have travelled to Pretoria at Christmas to stay with Clive and Gaye [well, at least in a pub close to their pad] and to celebrate his being free. Both Caron, my wife, and I had met Clive and we both recognised the rare quality of our brother-in-law.

His death seems to have coincided with the deaths of Andries [Treurnicht] and Connie [Mulder] with all three contracting infections 'in hospital' and subsequently dying. Clive was a recovering patient but his health two months earlier (during the interviews) indicated no illness that would kill him so quickly. All too suspicious in my mind.

In 1993 when the Hani death hit us in Australia and then both Clive and Gay were arrested and the 'list' made headlines, I was in the middle of my Masters. You can imagine how hard it was to keep my mind on my academic stuff. The jailing of my sister and my brother-in-law was a devastatingly hard thing to cope with. Then Gaye was released and Clive faced the rope. Then the death penalty was kicked out of the equation and Clive ended up with life.

I read all the transcripts of his trial and the TRC. I could not see anything anywhere that condemned Clive, and for 22 years I held the view that Clive was surprised when the Hani news hit. We all held that view and despite the YouTube interviews we still remember the surprise that the Hani death caused Clive and Gaye. There was also consternation that the killing may bounce back and hit them in the face. This ultimately proved to be prescient. The bounce was a big bounce.

But we were not there. Our impressions were formed 10,000 miles from the event. I knew that Hani was a merciless barbarian and a murderer of his own men. Aida Parker's brilliant work exposed Hani way back in 1977. Zambia was the 'killing fields' for many young Black South Africans, all by Hani's gun. I personally was not aggrieved by Hani's death. But I thought Walus' act to be totally stupid. And it was. It achieved nothing. Now Clive is dead and South Africa is a sh1t hole. I still have a son in South Africa and Caron's family all live there. After all, they have South African ancestors that go back to 1660.

I am off to Papua New Guinea soon. I was there a few months ago. I travel frequently, and at 72 I have no thought of retirement. We are due in South Africa this year. It will be a sad trip

Yours etc.,

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia.

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COCK AND BEAR STORY

Sir,

Russia did not intervene in Syria because they felt sorry for the locals. They did it to advance their own interests in the Middle-East. The Russian presence is unlikely to be for the benefit of US, UK and Israel.

Yours etc.,

HKH, Pretoria, Transvaal, Sougth Africa.

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OBITUARY

SOLOMON “MOMY” LEVY

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt that Solomon “Momy” Levy had died in December 2016. “Momy” Levy was born in Gibraltar during October 1936, a descendant of those who had settled in Gibraltar shortly after the Rock became British during the early 1700s. He served with distinction in the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, rising to the rank of Captain and becoming Gun Commander for Royal Salutes. His long-standing involvement with the regimental band and drum corps led to a special march being composed in his honour! In 1960, after leaving the army, he founded his own highly successful estate agents, but also immersed himself in much charitable work, not only within his own Jewish Community but also for his fellow-Gibraltarians as a whole. In particular he worked tirelessly for the Royal British Legion and eventually became President of their Gibraltar Branch. He was appointed a JP in 1994 and was awarded the MBE in 1999 – but in 2008 he gained his highest accolade when he was elected Mayor of Gibraltar. He was intensely proud of Gibraltar and its British connections and unflinchingly loyal to the UK and the British Crown – and became a leading “star” of Channel 5’s highly acclaimed documentary series “Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun”. When a delegation from the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle visited Gibraltar in 2005 in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar “Momy” Levy provided the poppy-wreaths which were laid on the graves of the only two sailors from the Battle who were buried on the Rock. When officials from the same organisations again visited Gibraltar in 2008 for the unveiling of the new memorial in honour to the Royal Marines he was again present, and remembered everyone immediately. “Momy” Levy was a great Gibraltarian – and a great servant of the British Empire! Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Sarah, his son Isaac and his three surviving daughters.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

February 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

February 2017 edition

Following all the fantastic victories for patriotic forces throughout the West during the magic year of 2016, many believed that such triumphs simply wouldn’t last, and that the world would revert to the “political correctness” ascendancy which seemed to prevail for the previous 25 years. The first few weeks of 2017 have shown that this most certainly hasn’t happened however, and indeed that the direction of 2016 is continuing!

The chattering classes of course predicted that President Donald J. Trump simply wouldn’t be up to the job, and even that he would resign the presidency very soon after being inaugurated – but his defiant inauguration speech showed clearly that he is a man with an ongoing mission. Furthermore he has quickly been able to adopt a presidential air and demeanour – something of course which was notably absent during the previous eight years. He has also begun his presidency with a flurry of activity in order to fulfill his campaign promises – something which is quite unusual for a politician of any political persuasion!

The visit to the United States to meet President Trump by British Prime Minister Theresa May also proved a breath of fresh air. Theresa May had already pleasantly surprised many people by being forthright in her desire to procure Britain’s exit from the European Union, in spite of the fact that she herself campaigned (albeit half-heartedly) for a “Remain” vote in last year’s EU Referendum. Her trip to Washington, during which she quickly managed to establish a friendly rapport with President Trump and re-establish the Special Relationship after a hiatus of eight years, sent shockwaves through the German-dominated EU and “third world” rogue states alike. Although back at Westminster the Speaker of the House of Commons, the flea John Bercow, made some highly inappropriate and damaging comments about the planned State Visit of President Trump to the UK, the manner in which widescale condemnation of his unacceptable statement was so quickly expressed from so many quarters, with a motion of no confidence in the flea being signed by over 150 Conservative and other MPs, again shows clearly the direction in which post-2016 the wind is now blowing.

Theresa May has also delightedly the majority of British people by a number of measures reversing some of the worst failings of he previous “politically correct” Cameron Administration, most notably by greatly reducing the number of so-called “refugee” migrants being allowed into the UK, and perhaps more significantly by abolishing the evil “Iraq Historic Allegations Team” (IHAT), which sought to victimize British troops for unfounded alleged “crimes” enacted during the War against Terror in Iraq. Even more encouraging is the fact that the main opposition Labour Party under the leadership of the neanderthal ultra-leftist Jeremy Corbyn now seems to be spiraling towards irrelevance, with two of its more intelligent MPs already having resigned under Corbyn’s dismal leadership, and with all predictions showing that Labour will lose both resulting by-elections – most significantly in Stoke-on-Trent Central where the resurgent UKIP not only seems set to win the seat, but also thereby to replace Labour as the main opposition party throughout huge swathes of the county.

But it’s in continental Europe where the greatest hopes for a continuation of 2016’s triumphs lie. In the Netherlands the latest polls are showing that the anti-immigration and anti-islamisation Party for Freedom (PVV) are heading for 19% of the vote in March’s General Election – sufficient to make them the largest party in the Dutch Parliament. It is much the same in Italy, where following the decisive defeat for the governing centre-left government at the end of the magic 2016 the anti-establishment Five Star Movement also seems set to become the largest party at the forthcoming Italian General Election. The situation in France is probably the most significant however, for at the moment Marine le Pen, the leader of the Front National, stands at 25% in opinion polls making her a seeming certainty to advance to the second decisive round. In spite of the fact that few believe she can win this second round, the fact remains that the French Left is now split in an acrimonious three-way division, and the Republican’s candidate, Francois Fillon, is engulfed in a financial scandal. If one of the leftist candidates can emerge as the opponent for Marine le Pen in the final round then it is quite possible that a surprise outcome on a Donald Trump scale could result in France.

We wish the PVV in the Netherlands, the Five Star Movement in Italy and the Front National in France every success in these forthcoming continental elections. It could therefore very much be the case that rather than simply referring to the surprise series of political results in 2016, future historians will instead be referring to the post-2016 zeitgeist. With this continuing momentum of patriotic ascendancy throughout the West it can surely only be a matter of time before Western military intervention in southern Africa to rescue our beleaguered kith and kin still trapped there becomes a reality.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club participated in a most interesting “Ghost Walk” through central London last moth, which revealed some very fascinating and historically significant aspects about the locality.

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The Springbok Club’s 2017 AGM will take place during the afternoon of Saturday 18th February at a venue in central London, and full details have already been notified to all current members of the organization. Following the completion of the business side of proceedings, which is anticipated to conclude prior to 15.30 hrs, the meeting will consist of a tribute in honour of the memory of that great South African patriot Clive Derby-Lewis JCM, and all friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, whether they are members or not, will be welcome to attend this section of the afternoon’s activities. This tribute will consist of the reading of a translation of the funeral oration delivered to him by Adv. Paul Kruger, followed by a talk by a Springbok Club member who knew Clive personally about his experiences of the man and his achievements. For precise details either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In March the Springbok Club is planning to stage a visit to a place of historical interest in London, and during the following months several exciting events are being planned, including a meeting to be addressed by a famous wildlife conservationist, two meetings featuring prominent personalities from Rhodesia’s UDI years and a special meeting where the guest speaker will be an eminent visiting South African. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands during mid-August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. We ask all supporters therefore to diarise both of these events, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle held a most successful and enjoyable gathering to celebrate Burns Night in central London last month, and at this event the formal merger between the Swinton Circle and New Britain was formally announced. Following the Burns Night supper itself some members journeyed to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the first ever governor of New South Wales and the founder of the city of Sydney) and as it was by then Australia Day in Australia itself a few words in tribute to Admiral Phillip and in support of continuing Anglo-Australian friendship were expressed. It will be remembered that the late and great Dennis Delderfield, the founder of New Britain, always staged a special event at this site each year to celebrate Australia Day, and by so doing the newly merged organisation showed that it was determined to continue with Dennis Delderfield’s traditions.

As most readers will probably recall, shortly before his sad death at the end of last year Dennis Delderfield proposed and agreed to the merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle, but sadly died before details could be finalised. Prior to Dennis’s funeral his 2-i-c in New Britain, Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer, stated that he was in full agreement with the merger plans, and repeated this at the funeral itself, suggesting that a rendezvous with leading Swinton Circle officials be arranged as soon as possible to finalise arrangements. His sister, Lorraine O’Dwyer/Easter, another leading member of New Britain, also expressed her full support for the merger at the funeral, but alas in spite of numerous attempts to contact them both again, by ‘phone, text and e-mail, it worryingly hasn’t proved possible to re-make contact with either of them. We honestly don’t know what the situation with them now is therefore, but there have been no signs that they have decided to renege on the provisional merger agreement, nor that they have been attempting to continue with New Britain activities on their own. If anyone knows anything further about the situation concerning Mr. O’Dwyer and Ms. O’Dwyer/Easter then please let us know.

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New Britain/The Swinton Circle will be staging a special buffet meeting to launch the newly merged organisation in central London during late March. The guest speaker at this event will be a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign. Further details will of course be given in next month’s edition of the SCN. Following this New Britain/The Swinton Circle has several other provisional events lined-up for the months ahead, including meetings to be addressed by another sitting MEP, a former Conservative MP and an acclaimed author.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We have recently received the following message from Louise Joubert of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary :-

“The past year and a half has been very hectic with the worst drought in our history and in our country in 85 years. Although some rain has fallen and our dams are just about full, the drought has by no means been broken and we trust and pray that our Lord will bless our country and its people with enough rain to break the terrible drought. The drought continues to impact negatively on many people's lives. Just to put it in perspective for those that do not know – one of our closest towns, Tzaneen continues to have water restrictions. Water supply to the town's businesses and homes is only available 3 times a week now.

“This is also a time for us to reflect on what we have achieved over the past year. We would like to thank all the wonderful people who make SanWild possible. Without your financial support SanWild would not be here. We try to thank everyone as much as we can, but I know that some names do slip through the cracks. Please forgive me if I have failed to thank you publicly or via e-mail. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the regular monthly donors; you are very special to us and your understanding and love for SanWild does not go unnoticed.

“I would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported and continue to support our on-going drought relief program. Your donations have helped us to keep the SanWild animals alive and have prevented, especially grazers, dying en masse. Thanks so much once again.”

The SanWild web-site can be accessed at: www.sanwild.org

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SPORTING/POLITICAL LINKS

It has often been stated in the past that sport and politics don’t mix, but continuous evidence over the years has proved that these two fundamental aspects of human existence are inexorably entwined. Following Britain’s magnificent achievements at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics – and subsequent great British sporting triumphs such as winning the 2015 Davis Cup – it has been argued that the national feel-good factor and resulting increased self-confidence was a significant factor in the British people having enough national confidence to vote “Leave” in the 2016 EU Referendum. Last year, of course, many leading figures in Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign stated that the Brexit victory had a significant knock-on effect upon the US Presidential election outcome – so ironically Britain’s triumphs at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics therefore had a very beneficial effect on the land of their great sporting rivals, the United States!

During the last century our enemies fully appreciated the important links between sport and politics, and used them to their advantage by organising sporting boycotts against Rhodesia, South Africa, Israel and Serbia. Now, with the new post-2016 zeitgeist, it is surely time for us to start utilising sport for our own advantage – after all the natural sporting attributes of patriotism, loyalty and the manly virtues are also part and parcel of our political aspirations!

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AN ISLAND PARISH

BBC2 is currently broadcasting a most mesmerizing series entitled “An Island Parish” each Monday evening. Set on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, the main focus of this series is on the Anglican Church on the island and its Bishop – but in spite of this it also presents a broad and most appealing overview of life and society on the island. Anguilla is one of Britain’s 14 remaining colonies (or Overseas Territories as they are now officially termed), but although Whites apparently only make up approximately 3% of the population they clearly exert a benevolent influence far in excess of their actual numbers – and the Black population are clearly grateful for this and remain totally loyal to the Crown and the colonial administration. Anguilla is actually unique in as much as it was once independent (albeit as part of St.Kitts & Nevis) but then sought and was granted renewed British colonial status, having suffered considerably from neglect by the St.Kitts & Nevis Government. There is perhaps a most encouraging precedent here, for maybe other former colonies unwisely granted “independence” during the latter half of the last century, only to suffer subsequently from corrupt, bloodthirsty and incompetent rulers, would also jump at the chance of obtaining stability and prosperity under British overlordship again. The BBC is therefore to be heartily congratulated upon producing such an inspiring series. Well worth a view!

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FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS

The Falkland Islands Association has recently produced a short video to publicise the Association and to attract more members around the world. This video is available on YouTube or by clicking the link below, and is about 3 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1l8VXZY6Ew

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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 :-

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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.219 – Ms. ANN RUSSELL of Durban.

Ann Russell was the on-off-on girl-friend of the late and great Mike Skelly during the 1980s. Previously married with a young son, Mike’s tragic and premature death in 1997 whilst still studying to qualify as a homeopathist meant that their relationship was sadly never formalised. She would however often accompany Mike to patriotic meetings throughout Natal, such as those staged by the Conservative Party and the Patriotic Forum, and indeed acted as S.A.Patriot’s unofficial photographer during the early 1980s. It would be very interesting to learn what eventually became of her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The third interview conducted with Clive Derby-Lewis following his imprisonment by the ANC regime, in which he discusses his time incarcerated in the C-Max section of Pretoria Central Jail, can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvR91IeZdc8

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CALL OF THE WILD

Sir,

Hearing the news tonight which just confirms the other genocide going on in South Africa, that of wildlife. It would be interesting if we could get levels of the big 5 life (lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and rhinos) pre and post-independence in Africa to show up what can only be described as a Holocaust for African wildlife. Maybe, if we can get it, it could be sent to the media?

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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MONKEY PUZZLE

Sir,

I have met and welcomed many White South Africans to the UK but feel angry when I hear of Blacks coming here, and how they get in is a mystery. The number of Black and backward Africans getting entry to the UK is ridiculous as they are mostly uneducated and live off the tax-payer. I am so angry with our successive weak governments allowing this to happen and also tolerating mass settlement of Islamics.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

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RUSH FOR THE BREXIT

Sir,

Current events show the dead-end of German policy in Europe. Merkel cannot handle the migration situation. There appear more and more anti-Merkel opposers in Italy, Greece and France. It is very possible that there will be some followers of Brexit in the future.

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia

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ROGUES GALLERY

Most readers will undoubtedly recall the severe problems which the Swinton Circle encountered at their disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015 (which was to have been addressed by a Mr. Paul Weston, the leader of a small party called LibertyGB) which was invaded and wrecked by a group of some two dozen uninvited political extremists. More recently, however, we have learnt of some very interesting developments concerning two of the individuals heavily involved in the disruption of this meeting.

Firstly we have learnt that Mr. Steve Uncles, a leading official in the unsavoury “splittist” English Democrats party (who see themselves as the English equivalent of the SNP, and who have even allegedly sought liaison with SF/IRA), who was the first gatecrasher who started heckling and causing trouble at the problematic meeting of 31st July 2015, has been charged with seven counts of using a false instrument with intent and three counts of causing or permitting a false statement to be included in a nomination form (charges relating to the allegation that he not only forged the signatures of false nominees for election candidates for the English Democrats outfit, but even nominated fictitious candidates to stand for them!). Evidently Mr.Uncles did not turn up on the first day of his trial on these counts at Maidstone on Monday 6th February, having previously admitting himself into hospital claiming to be suffering from chest pains. Mr.Uncles did however evidently turn up two days later when his trial eventually began. The case is continuing.

Secondly we have learnt that the LibertyGB member who was named as the person who issued all the unauthorized “invitations” to attend the Swinton Circle’s disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015 (which were sent not only to members of the odious “splittist” English Democrats outfit, but also to the even more vile and objectionable anti-Semitic so-called London Forum bunch of extremists), a Mr. Jack Buckby, has now evidently cut his links with LibertyGB in order to start his own organisation called Proud Boys (no, we haven’t made this name up!). So having been instrumental in wrecking what looked like becoming a very friendly and mutually beneficial link between LibertyGB and the Swinton Circle, Mr.Buckby has now evidently betrayed his former party colleagues in LibertyGB. A very charming person this Mr.Buckby seems to be!

Somebody else who caused severe problems for the Swinton Circle some years earlier, former Committee member Allan Robertson, has also come to our attention again recently. Initially after being expelled from the Swinton Circle for gross misconduct in early 2009 Mr. Robertson started living in denial and staged meetings of his own under the misleading name of “The London Swinton Circle”. After a couple of his meetings featuring .relatively high-profile guest speakers were exposed in the media because of his toxic connections with certain political extremists (his attempted coup to seize control of the Swinton Circle in 2008 in conjunction with these extremists being the reason for his subsequent expulsion), we thought that we had heard the end of Mr. Robertson and his deceptive activities, but alas we have recently learnt that he has renewed his misleading nonsense. The speaker who has addressed two of his three meetings since his resumption of activities has been a most controversial character however, namely Ms. Claire Khaw, a Malaysian-Chinese woman who bizarrely was once a member of the neo-fascist BNP and who once caused great offence by advocating the elimination of disabled children so that they didn’t become “a drain on society”. More information about the controversies surrounding Ms. Khaw can be found at :-

http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2013/01/26/claire-khaw-arrested-allegedly

We don’t know whether the fact that Mr. Robertson has invited Ms. Knaw to address his phony outfit twice during recent months means that they have now developed some form of a personal relationship – but if so we don’t know which one to feel sorry for the most!

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Monday, 23 January 2017

January 2017 Edition.



SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

January 2017 edition

The recent collapse of the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive at Stormont had an air of total inevitability about it. Any electoral system which entails the compulsory inclusion of the most diametrically opposed party to the most popular party in government is clearly illogical, and when that oppositional party does not even pledge loyalty to the country in which they live it is downright lunacy.

The ridiculous electoral system for the Stormont Assembly was of course imposed upon the people of Northern Ireland by the government of the fenian-sympathiser Tony Blair. Although the leadership of the DUP have often been criticized for agreeing to this undemocratic form of administration, the reality of the situation is that if they didn’t agree to it then the only alternative would have been a total sellout by the New Labour government to the alien Republic of Ireland. It was however simply a matter of time before the SF/IRA faction would walkout and thus easily cause the whole nonsensical system to collapse. The decision by Arlene Foster’s administration to introduce a Renewable Heating Initiative was therefore just an excuse by the dying Martin McGuinness’s erstwhile terrorists to cause renewed chaos in Ulster.

From the foundation of the Northern Ireland state in 1922 until it was illegally prorogued by the traitor Edward Heath in 1972 the Stormont Parliament functioned extremely efficiently and well. To be sure it did not meet with the approval of the nationalist community, but in this regard it should always be remembered that not all Roman Catholics in Ireland are nationalists, and furthermore partition was in any case a compromise which was to the detriment of the Unionist population throughout the island of Ireland. Ideally the “first past the post” system, which was the electoral system which operated throughout the existence of the original Stormont Parliament, should now be re-adopted, but alas this is highly unlikely to come about under the present dispensation.

It is also of course extremely illogical that the other devolved administrations throughout the UK introduced by Blair’s New Labour government should have a different structure to that which operates for the Northern Ireland Assembly, entailing as they do a “list” system of proportional representation. The introduction of the Scottish and Welsh quangos – particularly the Scottish Parliament – has only resulted in severe problems for the UK as a whole of course, but given the fact that their abolition is highly unlikely to occur in the near future it is therefore perfectly logical that following the collapse of the Stormont power-sharing executive a completely new system similar to those operating at Holyrood and Cardiff Bay should be adopted. As Theresa May’s government has only recently been installed in power at Westminster it is therefore very improbable that she will currently possess enough strength to take such a radical step, but if the new SF/IRA leader proves as intransigent as the wretched McGuinness then perhaps such an act of daring will eventually come about.

In the meantime it is surely essential for all loyal citizens in Northern Ireland to coalesce around the DUP and to give them strong and united support. SF/IRA will undoubtedly complain and obstruct no matter what the short-term and long-term outcomes might be, but if they resume their tactics of violence then – given the completely different zeitgeist which now exists throughout the West compared to that which prevailed during the liberal latter half of the twentieth century – the British Government must surely ensure that they are crushed. Ruthlessly.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

As mentioned in last month’s SCN, the unfortunate withdrawal of the planned guest speaker for the Springbok Club’s proposed Day of the Vow gathering in December (which was intended to entail a special tribute to the memory of Clive Derby-Lewis) meant that this large-scale event had to be cancelled. Instead the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club held a small and informal get-together in December, which ensured that the anniversary of the Day of the Vow was still remembered.

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The Springbok Club’s planned staging of a historical “Ghost Walk” of central London has now been put forward to Saturday 28th January. Provisional plans are to assemble near St.Paul’s Underground Station at approximately 15.00 hrs. For more precise information either e-mail springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club’s 2017 AGM will now take place during the afternoon of Saturday 18th February, and full details will be sent to all current members of the organization in due course. All fully paid-up members of the Springbok Club will be entitled to participate in this meeting, though only Honorary, Life and Full members will be allowed to vote or to stand for office. Associate members will however be allowed to attend, and to participate in discussions. If you are interested in standing for office, or wish to propose any motion for debate, then please either e-mail springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430 on later than Saturday 4th February. Following the completion of the business side of this meeting the special tribute to the memory of Clive Derby-Lewis, which was originally to be held in December, will take place. This will involve a talk about Clive’s life and career by somebody who knew him well, and the reading of a translation of the funeral oration given in honour of Clive by Attorney Paul Kruger.

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During the following few months several exciting events are being planned by the Springbok Club, including a meeting to be addressed by a prominent wildlife conservationist and another featuring a prominent personality from Rhodesia’s UDI years. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands during mid-August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. We ask all supporters therefore to try to diarise both of these dates, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle will be celebrating Burns Night on the evening of Wednesday 25th January at a venue in the City of London. The traditional Burns Night meal (which will include a drink - either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) will cost £9.09 per head, although there will be alternative meals available, including a Highland Burger price £9.49 (including a drink). The Swinton Circle has booked a table at the venue for 19.00 hrs, but we ask all those attending to assemble by about 18.30 hrs. Places for this meal are limited, so all those who would like to attend should contact swinton@netcomuk.co.uk as soon as possible. After the meal the latest developments in the planned merger between the Swinton Circle and New Britain will be announced.

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It is hoped that the merger between the Swinton Circle and New Britain will be finalised by March, when the new organization will be formally launched with a special buffet meeting in central London to be addressed by a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign. Further details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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Following the chaotic disputed election outcome in Gambia the Swinton Circle issued the following statement :-

“The Swinton Circle calls for British military intervention in Gambia in order to restore order to that beleaguered land, and not to leave the task to the forces of other equally despotic nations from West Africa. Once order has been restored then we advocate that the Gambian people should be offered British Protectorate status.”

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REPORTS FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

We have recently received the following ongoing reports from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

“The 8 hyenas that were captured on Hwange as per our last report were transported to Harare by 3 Chinese men and were trying to export them out of the country by having them loaded on an aeroplane at Harare International Airport on Thursday 3rd November 2016. The Chinese men were stopped by the Customs and Excise for trying to export the hyenas with fraudulent paperwork. The animals were in a poor state of health with cuts and grazes on their bodies from being transported in unsatisfactory cages. The hyenas have been impounded and were released at a sanctuary close to the airport. One of the hyenas has managed to escape which will cause a huge problem to the residents in that area. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Zimbabwean Customs and Excise for carrying out their duties and preventing these animals from being loaded.

“About 2 weeks ago in Hwange, two of the captured baby elephants have died from starvation and thirst due to neglect. We are expecting these animals to be sent to their destination in the next week. We have had confirmation that the captured elephants are destined for Shanghai Wild Animal Park and they have submitted a permit for 17 elephants and the balance is to go to Yunnan Wildlife Park in China.We believe that there is a delegation from the Zimbabwe National Parks and the ZNSPCA who will be travelling to China to inspect the holding pens for the captured animals.

“We found that after investigations have been carried out, the poachers that are arrested or shot in the Zambezi area, the weapons are confiscated and handed over to the police. Mysteriously, these very same weapons are ending up back in the hands of the poachers once released.

“We sadly have to report that Katanga the baby elephant from Imire Safari Park has recently died…our sincerest condolences to John and Judy Travers who lovingly cared and looked after him.

“Further to our report of the 5th November 2016 we have been told that the male lion that was captured in the second week of September was also with the hyena consignment that was impounded in Harare at the Harare International Airport on the 3rd November 2016. For now, he is in a safe sanctuary near the airport.

“It is with regret that we found out recently that Jericho, Cecil’s brother was found dead and the autopsy is being carried out.

“It has been reported to us that the hyenas that were impounded and kept at a sanctuary near the airport have now been returned to the capture boma in Hwange, we assume to be re-exported to China. One of the hyenas has an injured leg and is limping whilst 3 others have also been reported to have injuries due to the transportation to Harare and back again. Four Chinese men have been seen rebuilding relocation cages in Hwange. The security in the area is very high at the moment around the capture unit. The animals should be leaving the country any day now. On a happier note, In Zimbabwe at the moment we have been blessed with much needed rainfall

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force web-site can be accessed at : www.zctfofficialsite.org

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GRAEME POLLOCK – THE GREATEST

It was most pleasing to note that Sky Sports TV had added a programme in honour of Graeme Pollock to their enthralling “Sporting Greats” series. Graeme Pollock was undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen in the world – if not the greatest – during the latter half of the twentieth century, but alas his cricketing brilliance seems to be largely overlooked today, probably because his heyday was during the days of civilized rule in South Africa. As well as reminding all those who remember him, and informing all those of a more recent generation about his batting magnificence, this programme, by showing much news footage from the era, demonstrated just what a well-ordered, civilized and idyllic country South Africa was at the time – the complete antithesis of today’s “new” South African chaos and crime-ridden anarchy. Let’s hope therefore that Sky Sports TV produces further programmes about South African sporting heroes from this era.

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KING LEOPOLD MUST STAY!

Following the detestable – though happily mainly unsuccessful – “Rhodes must fall” campaign of last year (whereby unspeakable student malcontents tried to have statues and memorials to the great British Imperial patriot Cecil John Rhodes removed), it was probably inevitable that similar sickening campaigns would be staged in an attempt to have memorials commemorating other great European Imperial patriots removed. One such attempt happened recently at Queen Mary University in the east end of London, where the target was a foundation stone laid by the great King Leopold II of Belgium. Although the authorities at this lowly University removed an accompanying plaque commemorating the laying of the foundation stone, they stated that it had only been removed temporarily for refurbishment. We certainly trust that this is the case. King Leopold II was not only a great Belgian, he was also a great friend of Britain (he had a copy of The Times specially dispatched every day to his Royal Palace in Brussels!). It was King Leopold II, of course, who when his Belgian Government were reluctant to show vision and daring by establishing a Belgian colony, took it upon himself to claim and seize a vast unclaimed expanse of central Africa which became first the Congo Free State and latterly the Belgian Congo. He was a truly great man indeed, and we trust that not only will the plaque in his honour be restored at Queen Mary University as quickly as possible, but also that other statues and memorials to him will be erected around the West to remind everyone of his vision and determination.

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REMEMBERING WPC YVONNE FLETCHER

We have recently received the following message reminding everyone about the fate of WPC Yvonne Fletcher when she was gunned down by Libyan terrorists in St.James’s Square London, and requesting the signing of a petition demanding compensation for all the victims of Libyan terrorism from out of Libyan Government funds frozen in Britain. It reads as follows :-

“On 17th April 1984 I was with my friend and colleague PC Yvonne Fletcher when she was shot and killed outside the Libyan Embassy by terrorists. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital I promised Yvonne I would get her justice, those were the last words she heard before dying.

“I’ve spent 32 years fighting for Yvonne and the other British victims of Libyan terrorism. Right now there is money from Libya that has been frozen for some time in the UK, and politicians believe it could be used to compensate the victims.

“That’s why I’m calling for the UK Government to pass a bill that will make this money available to victims of Libyan terrorism and their families. US, Germany and others have secured compensation from the Libyan Government to assist their nationals. They compensated the families who lost loved ones as well as those who had life changing injuries. To date the UK Government has not pursued any compensation on behalf of British victims.

“This issue is being debated now in Parliament. There is a proposed ‘Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill’ that would allow the Government to compensate victims. The bill has had it’s second reading so now is the time to show public support- if we don’t, they may block it.

“Signing this petition can help people whose lives were destroyed by terrorism get the justice they deserve. All the UK victims want is to be treated with the same care as other victims around the world.

“So, please join me in calling on the UK Government to pass the ‘Asset Freezing Bill’ and compensate victims of Libyan terrorism.

“From: John Murray”

The petition can be accessed for signing at:-

https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-justice-for-the-uk-victims-of-libyan-terrorism

[Sick and unbelievable though it might seem, we heard some while ago that the murderers of WPC Yvonne Fletcher were once “praised” by an Islamo-fascist associate of the late and unlamented Ian “Anderscum” Anderson from one of his public platforms. Although Anderscum evidently disassociated himself and his organization from this evil utterance very quickly, and although for all his other faults (he was a smear-monger par excellence and our movement suffered significantly from his hate-campaign) he clearly wasn’t an Islamo-fascist himself, the fact that he was initially associated with such an evil piece of filth says a lot about the true nature of the man. The threat posed by the Islamo-fascists (neo-fascists who are so anti-Semitic and hate their own country so much that they support Islamic terrorists, and in some cases even convert to Mohammedanism) was detailed in the December 2015 Edition of the SCN. These Islamo-fascists are vermin. They should be eradicated from the face of the world!]

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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 :-

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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.218 – Mr. TONY SMITH of Tottenham Hotspurs and Durban United

Anthony “Tony” Smith was on the books of Tottenham Hotspurs F.C. during the late 1950s and early 60s. A mid-field player, he alas only played in one first team match for Spurs, so therefore decided to move on, eventually emigrating to South Africa where he became a star player for Durban United (he even had his own tactical column in one of the Durban daily newspapers!). After his playing days were over he took up coaching, and was particularly associated with the Soccer Section of Durban Collegians – and thereby came in close contact with “The Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN). A very friendly, helpful and unassuming man, it would be very interesting to learn what happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The second interview conducted with Clive Derby-Lewis following his incarceration by the ANC regime, in which he discusses Janusz Walus, the elimination of the terrorist leader Chris Hani and his own arrest, trial and the refusal of the ANC regime to grant him an amnesty, can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7aBuiExtSc

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TRUE BRITS

Sir,

I was just thinking that the voice of the British people (as we know) was suppressed for so long. We all know that every time Ian Smith arrived at Heathrow he was cheered to the rafters by the airport workers. On HMS Tiger he was given the Captain's cabin which annoyed Wilson. It goes to show the metropolitan elite which governed us for so long was totally out of touch with those whom they were governing.

It took a maverick, one Nigel Farage, to stick it to them in a long campaign, who shook the establishment, Labour, Tory and the unmentionable Liberals, to their core. History will place him in the pantheon of British heroes, not in his or maybe our lifetime but certainly in the annals of history.

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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SHARED IMPRESSION

Sir,

I am so impressed with your dignified appearance in the photograph and with your speech that I have placed it on my website here:-

http://www.globalgulag.us/globalgulag/id170.html

Thank you for sharing

Yours etc.,

S. Byron Gassaway, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

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HYMN SINGER

Sir,

So great to be in a position to once again read through and digest this exceptionally well written/diverse Newsletter! [October 2016 SCN – Ed.]

As usual, my compliments to the author and contributors on this wonderful read.

Long may your success continue!

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa

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AIDA PARKER IN RETROSPECT

A couple of supporters have recently reminded us about the excellent journalistic work carried out by Aida Parker in South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s. One of these supporters, now based in Australia, wrote as follows :-

“I knew Aida and I kept a library of her works. She was the most perspicacious of writers I have known. Her house was a memorial to common sense. So important were her works that my family and I were influenced to the point of departure from South Africa. But it was her understanding of structures and functions of global networks that set her apart.”

In answer the other supporter who is still living in South Africa and who asked if we could give him more info’ about Aida Parker, this present writer replied as follows :-

“Aida Parker was evidently a prominent journalist in the mainstream South African media before I emigrated to the country in 1976. She first came to my attention, however, when a series of articles written by her entitled Secret US War against South Africa appeared in The Citizen during the late 1970s (this was before the ‘Info Scandal’ was exposed, so The Citizen was then still controlled by the Dept. of Information). These articles were explosive, and detailed the machinations of the then Carter Administration in the US to destabilise South African society, the details undoubtedly having been ‘fed’ to Aida Parker by Dept. of Information officials. We launched S.A.Patriot in 1980 of course, and one of the first things which we did was to purchase a bulk-quantity of the booklets based on this series which had been published by The Citizen to retail. They proved very popular, and we sold out within a very short period of time, but when we tried to re-order a further batch from The Citizen we were told - ominously - that they had no further supplies and no intention to re-print (this of course was after the ‘Info. Scandal’ had been exposed, and The Citizen had been sold by the government!). Somehow we then discovered that a conservative organisation in the US had been so
impressed with Aida Parker's articles that they too had re-printed them in booklet form, and kindly let us have quite a massive stock for retailing. The fact that this American conservative organisation had gone to the trouble of re-printing this booklet themselves simply confirms how dramatic Aida Parker's revelations were, and what high regard she was held in within conservative circles overseas! Although I never met Aida Parker personally, one of our keenest subscribers from the US, Gerard de Wolf, was a personal friend of hers and actually took out a subscription to S.A.Patriot on her behalf.

“Following the sale of The Citizen in the wake of the ‘Info. Scandal’ Aida Parker evidently lost her employment with the newspaper, so instead launched her own very expensively-priced in-depth periodical, The Aida Parker Newsletter. This publication contained a sequence of most revealing accounts of not only overseas attempts to destabilise South Africa, but also about the sellout plans and plots within the NP South African government - information no doubt supplied to Aida by the same government and ex-government sources who had fed her with material for her original epoch-marking Secret US War against South Africa series. In spite of its high price The Aida Parker Newsletter obtained a very high circulation (even my boss at the time, a French-Mauritian accountant named Phillipe D'Abbardie - not a particularly political man - was a subscriber), and its overseas circulation figures were also surprisingly high. Aida Parker sadly died in 2002, but I believe that she was still publishing The Aida Parker Newsletter to the end. Most surprisingly however, and perhaps sinisterly, I could find very little reference to Aida Parker on the Internet - there doesn't even seem to be a reference to her on Wikipedia.

“There is however one further more personal and very disturbing factor concerning Aida Parker which I must report. Shortly after we established the Springbok Club's presence on the Internet in the late 1990s we were contacted by a woman who called herself Jenni Logan and who claimed to be running the web-site for The Aida Parker Newsletter, and who asked us to include a ‘link’ to this web-site from our own Links Page. This of course we gladly agreed to do - and went on to promise to make it our ‘Recommended Web-Site of the Month’ in a future edition of our then newly-established SCN. The reaction of this Jenni Logan character proved most disturbing and dumbfounding however, for she objected fiercely to the fact that we were only going to make her site our ‘Recommended Web-Site of the Month’ for one month, saying that it should be our ‘Recommended Web-Site of the Month’ every month! (What on earth is the point of having a recommended site of the month if the same site is recommended each month!). Even worse was to follow however, for she then placed a most offensive and indeed libelous page on her web-site smearing me in the most terrible terms. I of course objected to her ISP regarding this smear, and as a result the hurtful page was taken down. This was the last which I ever heard from or about this Jenni Logan character, so I don't know therefore whether this was her (or his!) real name, or whether this whole set-up was the work of an agent provocateur. Perhaps even more suspiciously I checked for the web-site of The Aida Parker Newsletter a couple of times after this worrying incident, but couldn't find any reference to it - and as I've intimated above I can find absolutely no reference to it on the Web today. (Incidentally, you can read more about our unfortunate experiences and opinions regarding this antagonism from the Jenni Logan character in the January 1999, April 1999 and March 2001 Editions of our SCN).

”As you know, I'm not a conspiracy theorist by nature, but the facts which Aida Parker revealed both in her original series of articles in The Citizen and subsequently in her own Newsletter certainly convinces me that there was more going on in and concerning South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s than perhaps we realise - and our own distressing experiences from the Jenni Logan character, whose only intention could surely have been to drive a wedge between the Springbok Club and Aida Parker, only makes the situation even more sinister. There was also of course the sickening assassination of Dr.Verwoerd to bear in mind here, the subsequent regular visits of a cabinet minister to see Tsafendis in jail, the assassination of Robert Smit and the "suicide" of John Wiley to bear in mind. Yes, the comments of your contact from the South American embassy could well confirm evidence of really sinister goings-on in South Africa during the final decades of the 20th century!”

If anyone could share any further information about the excellent work of Aida Parker – or about the mysterious Jenni Logan trouble-maker – then we would be most interested to receive it.

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