Monday, 18 July 2016

July 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

July 2016 edition

Often in the past we have been criticised for being too optimistic and over-confident about the future. The result the EU Referendum of 23rd June has shown however that our optimism and confidence regarding the future of the British nation and peoples has been well founded!

Not only was the result of the Referendum most exciting and inspiring in itself, but the incredible rapid aftermaths only added to this sense of exhilaration. The first of these was of course the speedy resignation of David Cameron (and of course David Cameron must be congratulated upon fulfilling his election promise by holding the Referendum, and then for doing the honorable thing by resigning immediately after the result contrary to his own personal position became known. History will undoubtedly judge him kindly). This of course was followed by the installation of Theresa May’s government pledged to ensuring that “Brexit means Brexit”, and then by massive convulsions within the Labour Party meaning that this retrograde party will almost certainly now split in two, and hopefully then be consigned to the dustbin of history. Even more encouraging have been the increases in active opposition to unrestricted immigration voiced by so many British citizens, who alas had previously been so cowered by the constraints of “political correctness”.

Two aspects of the Referendum have worried us deeply however, Firstly we were dumbfounded by the fact that in Gibraltar the result went so catastrophically the other way. In view of the fact that as recently as 2002 the Gibraltarian people voted by 17,900 votes to 187 to remain British rather than to become Spanish (i.e. more integrated within the EU), yet only 14 years later voted by 19,322 votes to 823 to remain in the EU (i.e. to become closer to Spain) rather than to assert its British identity, this outcome becomes a most worrying mystery. It must be explained. Secondly the result in Scotland, where 62% voted to remain entangled in the EU against 38% who voted for national independence, is a matter of great concern for the future unity of the British nation. The fact that well over a third of Scots voted “Leave” when all four major parties advocated remaining in the EU shows that the outcome there was perhaps not as bad as may have been first imagined. [In Northern Ireland the less than emphatic victory for the “Remain” side can be realistically ignored, as quite clearly the vast majority of the majority voted to Leave. We wonder however how Mr.Nesbitt and his UUP cronies can explain the fact that for all their claims of being staunch Unionists they were prepared to vote the same way as the SF/IRA terrorists!].

Apart from these two worrying concerns the Referendum result brings us nothing but unqualified glee however. The result was not “narrow” as suggested by many “Remain” supporters; the victory margin was over one and a quarter million, which by any standards was both significant and substantial. Furthermore the fact that both Wales and Cornwall voted “Leave” in similar proportions to England gives the lie to the idea floated by the SNP and their fellow-travellers that the Keltic areas of the country were fundamentally more in support of EU rule.

As for the subsequent propelling of Theresa May into No.10 Downing Street, we can certainly think of some far worse potential successors to David Cameron. Theresa May was clearly only lukewarm in her support for the “Remain” side, and indeed once made a speech during the campaign which could have been interpreted as supporting either side. The composition of her new cabinet contains several enlightened appointments, most notably Boris Johnson to the Foreign Office, coupled with several appointments which give great cause for concern, specifically that of David Davis. Likewise the sackings of George Osborne and Anna Soubry were most welcomed, whereas the dismissals of the likes of John Whittingdale and Theresa Villiers were to be regretted. It is far too early to judge whether Theresa May’s government should be praised or condemned however, so we wish her well, and will reserve judgement until sufficient time has passed to make informed comment.

Now is time to rejoice and to celebrate however – but the job is by no means completely finished. Just as we demanded freedom and independence for ourselves, so we should also support efforts by our European friends and allies to achieve similar freedom and independence for themselves. Already the terms “Frexit”, “Nexit” and “Grexit” have entered the international vocabulary - though we do not believe that it will end there. Furthermore a post-Brexit Britain must not become just a glorified Switzerland. Britain has always traditionally been an adventurous outward-looking nation, whose vision and destiny was to look West towards the Open Seas and the Empire/Commonwealth, rather then looking East towards an inwardly-orientated Europe. This traditional national place in the world must now be resumed, particularly in alliance with our brother countries from the Commonwealth. It is our task to put this neo-Imperialist vision firmly back on the agenda.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a couple of informal get-togethers last month in order to celebrate the Brexit victory, one in London and the other in Kent. It was particularly pleasing to be able to welcome two old colleagues and supporters at these events, both of whom we hadn’t previously seen for several years – and one of whom had travelled half way round the world just to vote “Leave”!

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Later this month the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging an informal pub gathering in Dover at which a visiting supporter who sailed back from the Caribbean in order to vote “Leave” in the EU Referendum will be telling something about his recent travels to the West Indies and Bermuda. All members and Kent Branch supporters of the Springbok Club will be informed of the precise details of this event in due course.

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In August the Springbok Club will be holding an event in central London to welcome a prominent conservationist from Zimbabwe on his trip to the UK. Full details will be given in next month’s SCN.

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All supporters are also reminded that once again the Springbok Club has been specially invited to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this event will take place on Sunday 11th September, so it is hoped therefore that all friends and supporters will diarise this date, and will make a special effort to attend this most inspiring and enjoyable event. Overnight accommodation can always be arranged in Cromer, which is only a few miles away from where the event takes place. For more information please either ‘phone: 07711188430 or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle was successfully re-established at a re-launch meeting held last month. In view of all the disasters which were encountered at and following the disrupted meeting of 31st July last year it was unanimously decided that three former members of the organization who were implicated in the problems which occurred both on this date and subsequently should be barred from ever joining the re-launched Swinton Circle, and that the organization would advance only slowly in order to ensure that it was firmly established before embarking upon any large-scale expansion. One positive and very encouraging development was that the 343 Group has agreed to merge with the re-launched Swinton Circle, and it is also anticipated that another patriotic organisation will be doing likewise soon. The first event being planned by the merged organisation will be an Autumn Buffet, which has provisionally been arranged for central London in October, at which it is hoped to welcome a prominent personality from the “Vote Leave” campaign as guest speaker. For more information please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk

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MEET A SURVIVOR NAMED VINNIE

We have recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary :-

“In South Africa rhino poaching continues to escalate rapidly leaving rhinos defenseless and at the mercy of ruthless poaching syndicates. Extinction is no longer a by-product of poaching but it’s very objective. Every 6 hours a rhino dies a brutal death. Others are orphaned, injured or maimed for the rest of their lives.

“This mail is about one such survivor; a young rhino bull called Vinnie. He was very small when his entire family was wiped out in a single poaching incident, but Vinnie survived; desperately clinging to life despite the injuries he sustained. Against all odds Vinnie made a full recovery and is now a young rhino and in urgent need of a new family. Vinnie lives with a Brahman bull that has been his constant companion. It is however now time that both find new families of their own, but in Vinnie’s case he will need to be relocated to a reserve where he can be physically protected against poachers.

“SanWild has been working very hard to facilitate this. We have found a protected and well-armed reserve at an undisclosed location that can accept Vinnie and introduce him to another survivor who also escaped a brutal death. When her partner was gunned down and his horn removed, she managed to get away despite being shot high up on her back where the bullet intended to kill her, narrowly missed her spinal cord. She has made a full recovery.

“There are a number of on-going fundraising drives for Vinnie like our new online shop where you may purchase a variety of ‘I love Vinnie’ items including T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies, Coffee Mugs, Pillows and Tote bags. Kindly please note all these items are manufactured in and shipped from America. They are of a high quality and dispatched within days of your orders being received. Some people may find the items expensive, but please do try and keep in mind that they are sold to raise funds for Vinnie's rescue and not necessarily to create awareness for our project.”

For more information about how you can help Vinnie and other animals threatened by poachers in the “new” South Africa contact the Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary direct at: www.sanwild.org

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BREXIT BRINGS RESULTS!

It has been incredible to witness the escalating number of international sporting triumphs achieved by British teams and individuals in the days immediately following the EU Referendum victory for the Brexit campaign. These have included :-

1) A whitewash series victory by the England Rugby Union Football side in Australia.
2) Series victories without any defeats by the England Men’s Cricket team against Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in all the Tests, ODIs and T20 tournaments.
3) A total whitewash of victories by the England Women’s Cricket team against Pakistan in both the ODI and T20 series.
4) Unprecedented success by the Welsh Association Football team by reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA European Championship.
5) Triumphs for Andy Murray in winning the Men’s Singles titles at both the Aegon Tournament and the All-England Lawn Tennis Championship.
6) Victory in the quarter-finals of this year’s Davis Cup by the Great Britain Lawn Tennis team against the much-fancied Serbian side.
7) Triumph for Chriss Froome by winning this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné.
8) Five stage wins so far in the Tour de France by British cyclists, with (at the time of writing) Chris Froome wearing the Yellow Jersey.

We are of course not trying to claim that all these triumphs were a direct result of the vote to Leave the EU. What we are saying is that this outcome has increased national self-confidence and euphoria significantly, and that this may well have had a knock-on effect on the performances of British competitors. In fact significant increase in national self-confidence and morale actually started with the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games – whose successes were mainly due to the organizing genius of Lord [Sebastian] Coe and the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Although Boris Johnson of course subsequently played a leading role in the “Vote Leave” campaign, we don’t know for certain what the position of Lord Coe was on this issue – but even so his role in increasing national joy and self-confidence so massively by organizing such gloriously successful Olympic and Paralympic Games probably qualifies him to be hailed as another – if somewhat unlikely – hero of the “Vote Leave” triumph!

[ The one major sport where British competitors have not achieved significant post-Brexit success seems to have been Golf – so perhaps in view of this year’s Open result we should now be expecting “Swexit” shortly to be on the cards! ]

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REMEMBERING DR. VERWOERD

Our friends from the HNP of South Africa are to be congratulated upon reminding us all that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr.Hendrik Verwoerd, and have done a most praiseworthy service by circulating a series of five articles about the great man’s life and career. Although these articles are all in Afrikaans (we could always forward copies to anyone upon request) one quotation in particular stands out to remind us all of what Dr.Verwoerrd managed to achieve for South Africa whilst Prime Minister. This quotation was from Lord Deedes, the former Bill Deedes - British Cabinet Minister, editor of the Daily Telegraph, confidant of Sir Dennis Thatcher (husband of Margaret Thatcher) and admirer of Dr.Verwoerd. It reads as follows :-

“While South Africa (in the Sixties) grew to be the economic giant of the continent, the other (Black) Commonwealth members sank into poverty”..

Hendrik Verwoerd was of course not born in South Africa, but in the Netherlands. With the current upsurge of self-assertion throughout the European continent exemplified by defiant opposition to Third World immigration and by Britain’s “Brexit” vote, is it being too melodramatic to hope that somewhere in the Netherlands today there is another little boy (or perhaps girl!) who one day will help re-assert the outward-looking destinies of the great European nation-states, and will thereby help to re-establish civilised rule in South Africa?

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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.

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

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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.

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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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.212 – Mnr. MARTIN SCHONTEICH of Durban and Cape Town

Martin Schonteich was of German ancestry, and when we met him and got to know him well he was studying Law at the University of Natal, Durban, during the mid-1980s. He was a very friendly, genuine and intelligent person, and could always be relied upon to do as he promised. He was also very active within the Conservative Party of South Africa, and once stood under their banner for Gillitts council, and also served as Chairman of the CP’s Youth Branch at UND. Around 1990 he moved to Cape Town in order to further his studies, specializing in criminology. He maintained good written contact with us throughout the early/mid 1990s, and indeed spoke at the first Springbok Club meeting following the merger of the White Rhino Club and Rhodesian Forum in 1996 when he toured the UK and Europe with his fiancée. He spoke then of moving to his ancestral homeland of Germany once he was fully qualified, but unfortunately contact with him inexplicably ceased shortly after this. We would therefore be very keen to learn what happened to him and where he is now – be it still in South Africa, in Germany or elsewhere.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

Michael Shrimpton has written a most thought-provoking article about the tragic assassination of Jo Cox MP, which appeared in the on-line publication UKIP Daily. If the assertions made are true then it answers many questions about this fiendish crime. This article can be accessed at :-

http://www.ukipdaily.com/assassination-jo-cox-mp/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

LAND LIES

Sir,

Sadly, the majority population is still given to believe by ANC and EFF that the land was "stolen" from them by Whites. The fact that there was no "ownership" of land before Europeans introduced this concept to southern Africa is not taken into account. Land was occupied by conquest or because it was sparsely inhabited by nomads, and it was the tribal chief's prerogative as to where his people could graze their cattle or plant their crops. Title to land is a foreign concept. The ruling party has taken the place of the tribal council, with its leader as the chief African-style democracy in respect of land ownership is evident in Zimbabwe.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, South Africa.

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TRUMP CARD

Sir,

Donald Trump is a bit of a Curate's Egg. Last week Trump gathered 1000 Christian and religious leaders mainly evangelicals in a meeting and promised to :-

1 - Defund Planned Parenthood (BIG PLUS)
2 - Stop Obamacare, forcing people and companies and organizations to fund birth control and provide abortion to their members
3 - Took a couple of heavy hitters on as advisors on faith
4 - Says he will remove the 501C charitable status on Churches which will let them speak freely and endorse candidates. The Church should never have agreed to this.

So things look different. Trump is better than Clinton, but I still prefer Putin to them all!

Yours etc.,

P.W.N., Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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LEARNING THE LESSONS

Sir,

This latest attack in Nice just proves that Brexit was the right thing to do. Why can’t people see this?

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, Australia.

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OBITUARY

CHERYL RODRIGUES

It was with great sadness and shock that we learnt of the recent tragic death of Cheryl Rodrigues, the wife of Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and Chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

Cheryl Rodrigues was born as Cheryl Whyte on the 15th December 1956 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. She came from a family of avid motorcycle enthusiasts and rode a motorcycle herself in her youth. As a young girl, she was labelled as “quite a tough cookie” and a bit of a tom-boy. She was only 5ft tall but nothing stopped her fiery, witty and determined spirit from achieving anything that she set her mind to. As well as riding motorbikes, and racing her cousin’s go-kart around the farm roads, affectionately named “the race track”, she also did a spot of ballet - which she hated. She made all the clothes she wore too. Cheryl was a stunning woman with brownish black hair and beautiful brown eyes which would captivate your soul if you ever did have the pleasure of meeting her.

She was a very intelligent lady who excelled at school and wanted to go onto university. Her command of the English language was exemplary as well as her artistic skills and she could play the piano and piano-accordion by ear fluently. Cheryl painted some of the most beautiful works of art, which people would ask if they were in fact paintings or photographs. Her attention to detail was impeccable.

Cheryl met Johnny Rodrigues in 1974. She was crossing the road in front of his car which was parked at the robots…..he had never seen such a beautiful woman in all his life. He told her that he would be coming to visit that afternoon, to which she aptly replied…”well, I won’t be there”. On arriving at her house in the morning, as promised, she had gone off on her motorbike to the swimming pool. On her return, later that afternoon, Johnny then told her that he was going to marry her; her response was “sure buck”. Needless to say, they fell madly in love and were married in Salisbury later that year. A year later Lorraine came along, followed by Brigitte and later on Shane.

During Cheryl’s 42 years of married life to her love, Johnny, she played softball and was selected to play on an all girls football team in the Currie Cup in South Africa, which she received her Provincial colours for. After relocating back to Zimbabwe she was selected to fish for Zimbabwe under the National Bank Angling Team and fished the Tri-Nations International in Namibia and did very well. She received her National colours as a result of her efforts.

Cheryl also started writing a book about the ZCTF and Johnny, which she only completed 12 chapters, which it is hoped to complete and make available to the public so everyone can hear her story.

She supported her husband Johnny, her children, grand-children and son in-law Gavin, wholeheartedly in everything they did. She was Johnny’s fishing partner attended all the car races that he and their children competed in as well as supported her children in their karate at the World Championships in 2014 where her daughter Lorraine and grand-daughter Kylie both won silver medals. Her son Shane has also made a name for himself with his life-like pencil drawings of animals too.

Cheryl always loved animals. In 1998, Johnny and Cheryl formed The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Cheryl would do oil paintings of the animal’s native to Zimbabwe to try to raise awareness and funds to help the ZCTF grow. The funds raised were used to help send anti-poaching units run by Johnny in the Kariba area to stop the netting of tiger fish. They also raised funds towards saving Hwange when it was hit by the severe drought in 2005. The ZCTF bought fuel, spares for pumps, uniforms and boots and assisted towards the National Park’s rangers’ wages during that time. Cheryl accompanied Johnny on one of the trips to Hwange to deliver the first batch of 10,000 litres of fuel, from a total of 65,000 litres actually delivered. After installing the pumps and the water began to pump into the pan, they witnessed the thirsty animals coming out of the bushes to drink the much needed water. Many different species came down to the watering hole that day. Cheryl was awe-struck by the euphoric atmosphere in the air whilst the animals drank water at the same time…… they did not sleep that night, they sat at the watering hole savouring the moment before them.

There are so many instances whereby the efforts of Johnny and Cheryl resulted in animals being relocated to safer areas, M99 being purchased for the local vets too. Only a few of their accomplishments have been spoken about as there are too many to mention. This was all made possible from the proceeds of Cheryl’s paintings and the many donations that came in from animal lovers all over the world.

Cheryl sat tirelessly for days and nights sending out the ZCTF reports and helped Johnny expose the truth about the famous Lion, Cecil who was killed by the infamous Walter Palmer. This led to the Cecil Act being passed by the US government preventing all imports of trophy hunts from Zimbabwe into America, as well as many airlines coming on board to stop the transportation of any trophies in the future. The United Nations have tabled a wildlife act to protect all endangered wildlife and aquatic life around the world. We still await the outcome of their decision. There will be a Cecil rally in Washington DC, USA on the 30th July 2016 in honour of Cecil and the growing continuous efforts to save the endangered lion. This has all come about because of the Cecil Act; the King of the Jungle, Cecil, never died in vain. To date this has to be one of the greatest achievements accomplished by the ZCTF and for conservation world wide.

Today, the world has lost a great conservationist; a lover of all things created by God and has left everyone connected to her empty, full of despair and sorrow. Although she has taken a leave of absence to go and help God care for Cecil the Lion and Tusker the Elephant and the animals she so dearly loved and tried to save, she did leave us with one thing………..her legacy. A legacy that will live on in our hearts forever and that we will continue to fight for the animals until our last breath and we meet her again because she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

“Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time,
Leave nothing but footprints”
John Kay

The quote above was written by John Kay, and pretty much sums up everything Cheryl Rodrigues believed in and lived by. Our sincerest condolences are extended to Johnny, his children and grandchildren – and to all the animals which Cheryl cherished.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

June 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

June 2016 edition

On Thursday 23rd June 2016 all British voters will have the opportunity to vote on the future of their country. They can vote either to remain entrapped in the artificial and retrograde European Union, or to regain their sovereign independence.

For those of us who were actively involved in the “No” campaign during the previous referendum of 1975 on what was then called the European Economic Community (colloquially known as the Common Market) this has been an unexpected dream come true. Everything which we predicted would come about if Britain was to remain in this alien grouping (something advocated both by the pseudo-Conservative traitor Edward Heath and by the scheming ultra-Socialist Harold Wilson) has come about, as anyone who had taken the trouble to read the Treaty of Rome would have realized. The EEC/EU wasn’t and never was intended to be a mere economic union. It was always intended to be a political project, whereby the belligerent aggressors from the two World Wars of the 20th century could achieve their goal of domination of the European continent by “peaceful” means after they had failed to achieve the same aim by armed invasions.

Let us look at the disasters which have befallen the British nation and people since their lunatic decision to remain in the EEC at the 1975 Referendum :-

• British manufacturing industry has been mainly either destroyed or taken-over by foreign interests
• The British fishing industry has been obliterated
• British agriculture has been emasculated and immersed in masses of bureaucratic red-tape
• The United Kingdom has been invaded by millions of ethnically and culturally alien migrants and their descendents, thus threatening our national identity
• Employment opportunities, housing, the NHS and other public services have been detrimentally effected by these migrants
• Crime has risen out of all proportion as a direct result of the general lawlessness of many sections of these migrants
• Our traditional friends and ethnic-brothers in the Commonwealth have been spurned and forced to seek other more unattractive trading partners
• The very union of the United Kingdom has been threatened by the EU’s regional policies and clandestine support for the SNP
• EU rules and regulations enacted by faceless bureaucrats now take precedence over UK laws
• Britain’s national defence is threatened by EU policies not in the interests of our own national security, and by the creation of an EU army
• The EU’s open-door policy towards the swarm of migrants invading from the Middle East and North Africa threatens our own borders
• …. and even after Margaret Thatcher’s rebate we still have to pay the EU £13 Billion per year for the privilege of enduring all of the above!

In view of all these catastrophically detrimental effects which have resulted from membership of the EU, it is difficult – almost impossible in fact – to understand why any British voter would want to remain in the EU – unless they have personal financial interests in the EU, or else are adherents to some egalitarian theology. Very charming people are these “Remainers” who put their own financial aggrandizement ahead of the well-being of their own nation and fellow-countrymen!

In spite of all the detrimental effects of membership of the EU and the erosion of national sovereignty, the British nation has however somehow managed to survive – far better than most of the other previously great European nation-states in fact. If there was one event that showed that the United Kingdom did still have sufficient self-confidence and ability to “go it alone” and to achieve greatness then it was through the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, which were universally acknowledged as probably the best organized Games ever, and which were arranged and conducted completely on a national basis. The pride and the confidence which the British people derived from the 2012 London Games not only showed that they had no need to be part of some EU entity in order to achieve success on the world stage, but furthermore set in motion a national renaissance which resulted directly in the forthcoming poll.

We therefore urge all of our readers resident in the UK not only to make sure that they vote “Leave” on 23rd June, but also to canvass and to persuade as many of their friends and contacts as possible to do likewise. Although opinion polls are showing an increasing lead for the “Leave” campaign, the result is by no means certain, as the “Remain” side have powerful EU financial resources behind them, and over-confidence could still prove to be a dangerous foe.

But we should not only be concentrating at the negative aspects of remaining in the EU. Our campaign should be primarily positive and optimistic for a future outside the EU. The motto of the Patriotic Forum (an umbrella grouping of patriotic organizations which both the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle are part of) is “Out of Europe and into the World”. There is a golden future waiting for Britain out there once the country returns to its traditional vision of looking towards the Open Seas and its ethnic brothers and sisters in the Commonwealth around the globe. The days ahead will inspire us!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club was most pleased to welcome its long-standing friend and supporter Bob Vinnicombe from Sydney in Australia as guest speaker earlier this month. Mr.Vinnicombe gave a most interesting and informative talk in which he gave details about the current Australian political situation (specifically in relation to the forthcoming Australian General Election), and also expressed his views about future Commonwealth liaison and solidarity, particularly in relation to the forthcoming EU Referendum in the UK and the victory earlier this year in New Zealand to retain its true national flag.

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Later this month the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to a site of historical interest in London, which will be followed by an informal pub gathering at which it is hoped that two visiting supporters from other parts of the world (who will be returning to the UK mainly in order to vote “Leave” in the forthcoming EU Referendum) will say a few words about the situations in the respective parts of the world where they have been living. In July the Springbok Club will be holding its annual Rhodes and Founders Day celebration meeting, at which it is hoped that a supporter with close family connections to the late Hon. Ian Douglas Smith will be speaking, and during August the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to a site of historical importance in East Kent. Full details of all these events will be circulated to all members and supporters once they have been finalised, but for more information e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

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All supporters are also reminded that once again the Springbok Club has been specially invited to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this event will take place on Sunday 11th September, so it is hoped therefore that all friends and supporters will diarise this date, and will make a special effort to attend this most inspiring and enjoyable event. Overnight accommodation can always be arranged at Cromer, which is only a few miles away from where the event takes place.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle will be staging a special meeting on Monday 27th June, at which the organization will be formally re-established, a revised Constitution adopted and a new Committee elected. The main purpose of this meeting, however, will be to hold an open discussion on the theme “The Future – Where do we go from here?” in the light of the EU Referendum result – no matter which way it goes! This debate will be to discuss and to decide upon future strategy and activities, not only for the re-launched Swinton Circle, but also for the patriotic movement as a whole. All supporters of the Swinton Circle will be notified of the precise details of this meeting in the very near future, but if anyone else would like to attend simply let the organisation know by e-mailing: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk

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MESSAGE FROM THE “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS”

We have recently received the following important message from Mr.Brian Davies, the founder of the “Network for Animals” organisation :-

“David Cameron is expanding his evil badger cull this year. Not content with killing 3,916 innocent and lovable creatures already, his new cull is likely to triple the magnitude of their slaughter. I was born in Wales and I will speak out for the animals that can’t speak for themselves whatever the cost – I believe that it takes an evil man to approve of atrocities inflicted on defenceless animals.

“The badgers in nine counties are now at risk. Please contribute whatever you can afford to fuel this vital campaign.

“Your financial support is vital and it will help to ensure that brave and dedicated wounded badger patrollers in cull counties have the resources to enable them to find and care for wounded animals, train new recruits to fight for the badgers, and create a national information network to expose the wickedness of Cameron’s cull, a slaughter that that has no scientific support.

“We face a powerful opponent but we are more, much more than David Cameron, and we will prevail in the end.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, founder”

The “Network for Animals” web-site, through which donations may be made, can be found at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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WE TOLD YOU SO!

On 24th April 2016 the “new” South African Sports Minister announced that the country’s sporting federations covering Rugby Union, Cricket, Athletics and Netball were to be banned from bidding to stage international tournaments because they allegedly did not create enough opportunities for Black players.

At the time of the 1992 South African Constitutional Referendum many leading sportsmen and women and officials openly advocated a “Yes” vote to national suicide because they claimed it would mean that South Africa would be able to return to international sport. We argued at the time that although South Africa might be able to return to the official international sporting arena for a few years, there would soon be no country to represent – certainly not as far as White sportsmen and women were concerned.

This latest pronouncement by the ANC regime simply confirms how accurate we were in our prediction all those years ago. We however will not be holding our breathe for an apology from all those idiots who rejected our advice at that time – those who were prepared to sacrifice their entire country and the future opportunities for their children and future generations just so they could enjoy a few short years of international sporting competition!

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BOOK REVIEW

HOW LONG WILL SOUTH AFRICA SURVIVE? THE LOOMING CRISIS by R.W.JOHNSON (C.Hurst and Co, 2015)

reviewed by Mark Taylor

The author is a former ANC activist who once lectured to Jacon Zuma. I have no doubt that Zuma is personally the friendly and likable chap Johnson says he is and less that South Africa is now an USCWAP state – “Up Sh1t Creek Without A Paddle!”.

Back in 1977, Johnson wrote a book with the same title minus the last three words. He was already disillusioned with the ANC, having observed it in exile, but expected its military wing “Umkhonto we Sizwe” (MK) to become a serious threat before the old South Africa gave in after the 1980s. That was his mistake - if the old government's sole opposition had come from the MK they could have hung on forever. What brought them down was financial rather than trade sanctions -Botha tried to keep a lid on things from 1985 but de Klerk held that "we can't go on like this". Perhaps he gave too much but I don't believe he had any real choice. The old South Africa had no significant defenders left, no major Western leader or government not paying lip service to the sacred cow of "one man one vote".

We all know what's followed – South Africa had the 18th largest GDP in the world in 1977, the 33rd in 2013. Its exports have fallen by a fifth since 2005 alone. Whatever apartheid's failings - I never supported it - the state actually functioned. The economic growth was among the highest in the world. The bureaucracy, schools, public services, armed forces and police functioned with nothing like the corruption of today; no Nationalist PM would have dreamed of building himself a palace like Zuma's, or lasted if he had. Nor would they ever have failed to take action in the case of a drought. Zuma is now the chief thief of a kleptocracy which keeps taking from an ever-decreasing pot. The cure is in the people's hands - they can bite the bullet and elect a government in touch with economic reality in 2019. Rejecting it and turning to a maniac like Malema of the EFF would have consequences worse than even Zimbabwe.

Zuma was originally given high office by Madiba himself - Mandela's personal virtues were unfortunately counterbalanced by his being a lousy President. Mbeki tried to get rid of him - there were 600 charges against him - but failed. Johnson cites the famous 1940s dystopian novel, "When Smuts Goes", which ends with 21st century South Africa having broken down under a Zulu dictator. To quote an even more famous 1940s book: the “Beloved Country” has a lot to “Cry” about.

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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.

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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.211 – Mnr. PIETER VAN ROOYEN of Pietermaritzburg

Pieter van Rooyen established the HNP structure in Pietermaritzburg during the mid-1980s – not a city which seemed particularly fertile ground for the party. Born in Pretoria but educated in Durban, Pieter van Rooyen was a very friendly and cultured man, and represented the HNP in the Pietermaritzburg South constituency during the 1987 General Election. It is believed that he left the HNP to join the CP of South Africa around 1990, but it would be interesting to learn what precisely did happen to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

The Bermuda Historical Society’s Museum in Hamilton is an excellent institution containing fascinating exhibits and information about the colony’s history and development. Of particular interest to South Africans, however, is the extensive and superbly presented section about the Afrikaner prisoners-of-war who were detained on the island during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War. The museum itself is well worth a visit, but its web-site, although currently still under construction, is also worth checking out. It can be accessed at :-

http://www.bermudahistoricalsociety.com/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ECONOMIC ARGUMENT

Sir,

'Refugees' in France have left the first safe country they arrived at and are seeking to move to a country with better benefits. They are therefore no longer refugees but economic migrants.

Yours etc.,

M.G.H., London, U.K.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Sir,

It seems as if you’ve had big problems from someone named Paul Griffin. I seem to recall that the leader or the extremist BNP political party is named Griffin – Nick or Nicholas Griffin I believe. I wonder if they are related?

Yours etc.,

J.Bell, London, U.K.

[ When Paul Griffin first made contact with us in early 2014 he went to great efforts to emphasise that he was no relation to the BNP leader. It puzzled us greatly at the time how he would know the name of the leader of such an obscure fringe party, but to be fair he may simply have spotted his name in a news report and it registered with him because it was the same name as his own. – Ed.]

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OBITUARY

“JOCK” SPOONER

We regret to announce the death on April 4th, peacefully in an Adelaide hospital after a long illness, of veteran British patriot Richard James “Jock” Spooner.

Jock was born on March 29, 1943 in Norwich. When he was a baby the family moved to Glasgow. When they moved again to Birmingham when Jock was in his teens his Brummie schoolmates seized on the Scots brogue he had acquired (which he later lost) to dub him “Jock”, a name that stayed with him.

In the early 1970’s when running a taxi business in Birmingham Jock became increasingly concerned about the transformation being wreaked on many areas of his city by massive New Commonwealth Immigration. As a result he joined, and became active in, the National Front, rising in 1974 to the position of Chairman of the Party’s Birmingham Branch and Chairman also of the West Midlands Regional Council.

As a key figure in the West Midlands, Jock aligned himself with the democratic British-inspired wing of the National Front led by former Conservative candidate John Kingsley Read. When the extremist totalitarian faction within the Party led by former British Nazi party chief John Tyndall seized control at the end of 1975, Jock followed Kingsley Read and the other genuine British patriots into the National Party of the UK, which sadly though winning two Councillors in Blackburn in May 1976 proved short-lived.

Jock meanwhile had built a career working on the oil rigs, first in the North Sea and then off the coast of New Zealand. In the late 1970’s, prior to settling down in Australia, Jock toured South Africa and Rhodesia and was much impressed by the safe, civilized and prosperous way of life there. Not qualities overly evident in these areas today, alas!

In Australia Jock worked operating heavy machinery for New South Wales railways. He was also active in defending the interests of his fellow railway workers, to the extent that by the 1990’s he was serving as the Trades Union Representative on the NSW Rail Employment Appeals Tribunal, where he sat with an employer’s representative and a judge. Jock was also active with the lobbying group Australians Against Further Immigration.

After his retirement Jock travelled widely, indulging his interests in history, especially ancient and Roman history, visiting sites across Europe and the Middle East. In August 2006 he returned to the UK on a visit, when he attended a Springbok Club event and gave a short talk about the current Australian situation at an informal pub gathering afterwards. All who he met on this occasion were very impressed with the man, but alas this turned out to be his last trip to the UK as sadly he was afflicted by cancer shortly thereafter, which he battled bravely for many years.

Jock’s many friends in Britain and Australia will sadly miss this doughty fighter.

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

May 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

May 2016 edition

By electing a non-White Muslim to the position of Mayor of London, the people of London have brought shame and humiliation not only on themselves, but onto the British nation as a whole. They have made a laughing-stock of themselves around the Western world.

Already we have received messages from two separate Australian supporters saying: “How did he get elected?” and “What a disgrace”. We have also seen a most upsetting message from a source in the United States sarcastically referring to “Londonistan”, and most worryingly of all we have been forwarded a circular via FaceBook from a pro-Islamic source gloating that “London has Fallen!”.

It has been argued that the post of Mayor of London is actually meaningless, it merely being a Blairite invention having been established as part of Tony Blair’s constitutional vandalism in order to provide a “job for the boys” for London Labour Party bigwigs. Although this is basically true (although of course it never quite worked out this way for him!), this isn’t the point. The point is how come that the basically White electorate of London were prepared to vote for not only a non-White, but even worse a non-White Muslim. We must start by analysing some of the facts. The total electorate of London was 5,737.092, but at the Mayoral election there was only a 45.3% turnout, meaning that only 2,598,905 actually voted. When his first and second preference votes were added together the wretched Sadiq Khan only polled 1,310,143 votes – meaning that 4,426,949 Londoners didn’t vote for him. When it is also taken into account that 8% of the London population is believed to be non-White then the extent of Khan’s “victory” is even less impressive. Of course not all the estimated 458,967 non-White voters in London will have voted for Khan (not all of course are Muslim), but the vast majority undoubtedly will have done. When this is taken into account it means that racial aliens allowed to vote in this election probably accounted for significantly more than Khan’s majority of 315,529.

Alas voting in Britain has always traditionally been very tribal, and it has often been remarked that if Labour was to nominate a stuffed pig with a red-and-yellow rosette in a red-hot working class constituency, or the Conservatives were to do similarly with a blue rosette in an affluent home counties constituency, then they would get elected. Although there is much truth in this observation, it has not always been the case when these parties have nominated non-Whites. In the 1970 General Election Labour nominated the negro “Dr.” David Pitt in the ultra-safe Labour constituency of Clapham – yet he was heavily defeated. Likewise when in the 1992 General Election the Conservative Party nominated their own negro candidate, John Taylor (later, incidentally, imprisoned for financial wrong-doings) in the solidly-blue Cheltenham constituency, he was likewise decisively defeated. Yet now however, barely a couple of decades later, all this seems to have changed, as both major parties now have about a dozen racial aliens representing them on the Parliamentary benches.

How has all this changed in such a short period of time? Undoubtedly the “politically correct” zeitgeist of the 1990s is mainly to blame, when the egalitarian philosophy – massively backed by the media, the churches and the liberal political “elite” – suddenly held sway. Although people previously had always firstly and predominantly – and quite naturally – thought racially, suddenly they started to believe, or more accurately to be brainwashed, into thinking that fundamental racial differences didn’t matter.

If there has been such a massive shift in one direction so quickly, away from the millennium-old and quite natural belief that racial differences are fundamental, to a belief in the quite unnatural ideas of egalitarianism, then a similar shift back towards the natural order of things can surely happen equally rapidly. Don’t forget that when the United States went mad eight years ago and elected a Coloured President there were many who said that there would never again be a White President of the United States – yet now, only eight years later, the American people will be electing either Hillary Clinton at worst, and at best Donald J.Trump! Now that the people of London have gone equally as mad as the American people went in 2008 it is quite clear that we have massive work to do – but in this struggle our biggest enemies will not be the non-Whites and egalitarians themselves, but rather pessimism and defeatism on our own side!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Unfortunately the planned New Zealander guest speaker for the Springbok Club’s annual Empire Day celebration meeting has had to withdraw at the last minute – but happily our very good friend and supporter from Australia, Bob Vinnicombe, who will be visiting the Northern Hemisphere at the time, has been prepared to step into the breach and to give a report-back on the current Australian situation in the light of their forthcoming important General Election, and also to give his opinions on the prospects for increased Anglo-Australian friendship and co-operation in the aftermath of the hoped-for “Vote Leave” victory in the forthcoming EU Referendum. Although the precise venue for this meeting has still to be finalized, it will definitely take place on Wednesday 1st June at a venue in central London, and all supporters will be notified of the full details in due course.

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Later during June the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to a site of historical and cultural interest in south-east England, and in July will be staging their annual Rhodes and Founders Day celebration meeting, at which it is anticipated that a supporter with close family connections to the late Hon. Ian Douglas Smith will be guest speaker.

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All supporters are also reminded that once again the Springbok Club has been specially invited to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this event will take place on Sunday 11th September, so it is hoped therefore that all friends and supporters will diarise this date, and will make a special effort to attend this most inspiring and enjoyable event. Overnight accommodation can always be arranged at Cromer, which is only a few miles away from where the event takes place.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Although the Swinton Circle has suspended all activities in order to allow its supporters to concentrate upon campaigning for a “Leave” vote on 23rd June, the organization has been contacted again by our friends at the PEGIDA UK organization to tell us about changes in arrangements for their planned demonstration in Rotherham in protest against convicted Muslim rape gangs in the town, and the lack of action being taken by the local authorities to prevent this evil. They write as follows :-

“PEGIDA UK Staging Rotherham March to Remind Britain of Grooming Gang Crisis

“PEGIDA UK, led by Paul Weston, Anne Marie Waters, and Tommy Robinson, will stage a silent walk through the town centre of Rotherham at 2 pm on June 4th 2016 in protest at the appalling injustices suffered by children and families in that town, and at the continuing sexual abuse by predatory gangs of Muslim men across England to this day.

“The town of Rotherham has now become synonymous with the grooming, rape, and prostitution of young girls by organized gangs throughout the country – gangs comprised almost exclusively of Muslims. PEGIDA believes that such men have acted with virtual impunity for decades because a culture of ‘political correctness’ and fear of ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic’ labels has prevented firm action from being taken.

“Public bodies – including the police and social services – looked away and took no action to tackle these appalling crimes in order to avoid causing offence to Islamic communities, or risking the ire of so-called 'community leaders'. Political leaders also feared upsetting voting blocs, or admitting that their multicultural project may not in fact have been working.

“PEGIDA UK intends to reach out to the ordinary men and women of Britain and ask them to join us in a peaceful silent walk in Rotherham, and to show politicians and other leaders that we are tired of the two-tier justice system that is forming in our country. Rapists should be punished and our children should be protected.

“False accusations of 'Islamophobia' will no longer silence the British people.

“The PEGIDA UK event will be a peaceful, no-alcohol, silent march of protest. Families and people from all backgrounds are welcome to join patriots from all over the country in Rotherham on June 4th. Homophobes, Nazis, racists and anti-Semites, however, are not welcome. PEGIDA UK is in Rotherham to demand people’s rights are protected, that people receive justice, and that all are treated equally under one British law.

“To arrange interviews at this upcoming event, please contact Deputy Leader Anne Marie Waters at amwaters@hotmail.com”

The Swinton Circle hopes that as many of its supporters as possible from the West Riding of Yorkshire – and everywhere else in the country for that matter – will be able to support this most praise-worthy initiative organized by PEGIDA UK.

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MESSAGE FROM “COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING”

We have recently received a most informative circular from the Compassion in Word Farming organisation which contained the following sections which we though many readers might find interesting :-

“Rabbits are adored pets and beloved characters in children’s stories but, in reality, life for Europe’s 330 million farmed rabbits is far from a fairy tale. In just over a month, Compassion in World Farming will be handing over a petition to the European Parliament, demanding an end to the cage age for farmed rabbits. There is still time to help us reach our goal of half a million voices .If you haven’t already done so, please add your name to this vital petition today.

“Following disturbing findings from a recent investigation by Anonymous for Animal Rights, the Israeli government has announced all slaughterhouses will have CCTV installed by the end of this year. Animals are still slaughtered without stunning in Israel, but installing CCTV is a positive step towards reducing animal suffering and holding those who break the law to account. Urge your MP to make this law in the UK too.

“The UK Government’s 25-year plan for food and farming is heading down a dangerous track. This plan, which will direct how our food will be produced, is focusing on trade, exports and increasing productivity rather than on sustainability and improving food quality. Clearly alarming developments for our health, animal welfare and the environment. The Government’s plan will directly affect England and may also influence the future of farming in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The plan is due to be published shortly so we must act now. If you’ve not already done so, please contact key ministers today, demanding they change course before it’s too late.

“Last Saturday, UK national paper The Times highlighted the scandal of misleading meat and dairy product labels that make it harder to shop compassionately. Labels with images of idyllic country scenes and farm animals roaming free disguise the reality of animals living in misery and confinement. With your support, Compassion is demanding an end to this deception and calling for compulsory ‘method of production’ labelling on all meat and dairy products across the EU.

“Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, along with Co-op Group (Switzerland) and Noble Foods, attained top marks in our review of how leading food companies are incorporating animal welfare into their business planning and policy. The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) – which is also supported by World Animal Protection and investment firm, Coller Capital – provides vital information to the investment community. Encouragingly, this year’s report reveals that companies are increasing the importance they attach to farm animal welfare. Your support is helping us give a competitive advantage to companies that take animal welfare seriously.”

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD

On 4th April Joe Marler, the Harlequins and England loose-head prop, was fined £20.000 by World Rugby and banned from playing for two weeks. His crime? Referring to Samson Lee, his opposing Welsh prop, as a “Gypsy boy”. Samson Lee comes from the travelling community in Britain, an old and noble group in society who have for generations added variety and sparkle to national life. For centuries the travelling community have been colloquially referred to as “Gypsies”, (although the term is actually a misnomer, referring to a completely separate group of wanderers from eastern Europe who emanated from either Egypt or India, who they were erroneously confused with), which was never intended to be or – until recently – regarded as an insult. Indeed a number of prominent members of the travelling community over the centuries have used the prefix “Gypsy” as a badge of honour, most notably the 19th century evangelist Gypsy Smith and the 20th century boxer Gypsy Johnny Frankham – indeed Samson Lee himself stated that he was in no way offended by the comment and wished no action to be taken against Joe Marler. So why therefore did World Rugby take such ridiculous action against Joe Marler, especially after both the RFU and Rugby Europe had earlier agreed that no action was appropriate? Quite clearly this was because some pea-brain within World Rugby stupidly thought that the term “Gypsy” was a racial epithet, and therefore should be regarded as an insult – which quite clearly it isn’t! By so doing the person or people responsible not only made fools of themselves, but also actually insulted the travelling community. We therefore call upon World Rugby to rescind this ludicrous “punishment” meted out to Joe Marler – and also to apologise to the travelling community as a whole for the implied slur against them.

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BRITAIN’S TREASURE ISLANDS

Last month BBC4 screened a series of three programmes entitled “Britain’s Treasure Islands” hosted by Stewart McPherson, which provided riveting viewing showing the natural wildlife, history and present-day environments of Britain’s splendid overseas territories Visiting practically all of the overseas territories – Bermuda, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St.Helena and Pitcairn Island etc. – Stewart McPherson expertly conveyed just what a glorious advantage and prestige these overseas territories bring to the British nation as a whole. The BBC is often criticized for kow-towing to “political correctness”, but this series was clearly the exact opposite. We therefore congratulate the BBC for commissioning and broadcasting this series, and hope that it will soon be repeated for a wider audience.

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CAN YOU HELP ?

In the May 2014 edition of the SCN we asked whether anyone was still in possession of an exposé of the notorious political con-man Brendan Willmer entitled “Brendan Joseph Willmer – the Career of a Political Phoney”, as a contact had asked us for more information about him. Unfortunately nobody responded to this request, but we have now been approached by somebody completely different who also wants more details about this notorious character. Once again we therefore ask whether anyone can help us locate a copy of this document?

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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.

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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.210 – Mr. & Mrs. JAMES KINNELL of Durban

James Kinnell, who was always colloquially referred to as “Jesse” (probably in reference to Jesse James!) married Susan Collins in Durban around 1984. “Jesse” himself hailed from East London, though Susan (or “Sue” as she was usually called) came from the Morningside area of Durban. “Jesse”, who worked as a representative for a large pharmaceutical company, was a resident of a communal house in Westville when Paul Roper and two other members of the “Roper Set” moved there from their previous Durban North mansion around 1978, and as a result became a highly popular member of the “Roper Set” himself. “Jesse” and Sue rapidly became a much loved couple within this circle, and all were delighted when they announced their engagement. For their marriage the following poem was written :-

Everybody’s favourite couple
Jess and Sue are wed today,
Everyone then shouts in union
Hip, hip, hip, hip, hip hooray!

As the happy day approaches
Wedding gifts begin to stack,
Roper buys a brand new iron,
“Bomber” gives a toasting rack.

From East London come relations,
Others come from Morningside,
They are lucky, once they’re bloated,
Just up the hill they’ll have to slide.

Toasts and speeches flow in earnest,
Wedding guests their glasses reach.
Do they know that Sue’s expecting
Jesse to give an eight-page speech?

Off then once the wedding’s over,
Honeymoon in Grand Seychelle.
Jesse will forget a suitcase,
That’s a trick he knows too well.

Back soon to domestic pleasure,
Jesse now a married man.
Pipe in mouth and carpet slippers,
Suzie with a frying pan.

Shortly after their marriage Jesse was transferred elsewhere in South Africa, and alas all contact thereafter ceased. It would however be great to learn whatever happened to them, and where they are now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

A contact from New Zealand has recently recommended a most interesting web-site to us called “The White Genocide Project” (actually this title seems to be a complete misnomer, for in reality it seems to advocate the complete opposite!). Anyway, it can be accessed at :-

http://whitegenocideproject.com/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THESIS IN BLACK AND WHITE

Sir,

It is 50 years since the MV Southern Cross inched its way into Durban Harbour and I looked across the gulf between the ship and the wharf and I felt the first real thrill of being in Africa.

My first episode in a South African public toilet was rather jolly. All the Black men stared at me as I walked to the urinal. I knew about apartheid but my practical self wasn't as well equipped with logic. I stared back and mumbled... 'What the f..k are you staring at?'. Then I realised! My Irish face deepened its blush and I realised I had stopped pissing. Zip! Out the door and lesson learned!

I learned much in my first year in RSA. Demetri Tsafendas drove his knife into Dr.H.F.Verwoerd up the road from where I worked in Cape Town. The public reaction was muted and I was surprised by this public apathy. There was more commotion in the office boys' room than there was amidst 'White South Africa'.

In my time there in '66 I learned much of Africa. I returned to RSA in 1970 but this time stayed in the Transvaal and the life I had known four years earlier had changed, or at least Johannesburg was a totally different place from Cape Town, and I didn't like the atmosphere on the highveld.

I returned to RSA quite a few times and with each return visit my appreciation of South Africa changed and I was becoming hardened. I stopped getting out of the way of pavement shoulders [those shoulders that bumped into you as you walked through Johannesburg] and began bumping back. I was at war with Jo’burg streets and Jo’burg street behaviour.

I have worked and lived in Swaziland, Botswana, Rhodesia, and RSA; and have visited a few more northerly African countries. Nothing compared with RSA for hostility and resentment. What made me wonder was the relatively ignorant knowledge of Africans shown by ‘die Blanke’. Naivety found its niche among the lexicon of South Africa.

I left RSA finally in '77 because of personal reasons that were heavily influenced by the writing of Aida Parker which illustrated how the ANC would eventually rule RSA and what that would mean. I returned briefly in the period 80-82 and again in 87 and Aida's words rang true. Aida wrote about Hani and it was clear that this murderer [and that is what Chris Hani was - a dirty murderer] would be a negative influence upon RSA. Even Mandela had his doubts about Hani.

The ANC has ruled RSA since '94 and in that time the Rand has become toilet paper [though toilet paper is useful] and the Bokke are being beaten by the nobodies of world Rugby.

On the good news front it is good to see ‘Zoomer’ being made to repay all those millions he wasted on his palace. This bloke is worse than Mbeki.

I see no rescue for RSA and I have grudgingly to admire the stalwarts who have remained in RSA. With farm murders decimating 'White RSA' I see no future except mayhem. What will the stalwarts do?

All this is grist for my PhD mill. I am steering my thesis toward an explanation as to why White people look upon Black people as they do. In all relationships the parties all respond to each other and this response generates further response. It is a tricky thesis. Blame is shelved as reason is sought.

Yours etc.,

A.K.E., Tabulam, N.S.W., Australia.

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TOP MARK

Sir,

I would like to suggest several things to certain contemporaries and opponents of mine in the 1970s: 1) look back at Rhodesia, 2) look at Zimbabwe now and over the last few decades, 3) apologise - if not to me, then posthumously to Ian Smith. British governments were on the wrong side.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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TORY LOSS

Sir,

This article which recently appeared in The Daily Mail is tragic. The vile product of guilt and affirmative action. I do feel the Tories were wimps in the 80's not to act on the basis of the recommendation from one of the young advisors in Central Office to offer refuge in the UK to all our people in South Africa. A criminally lost opportunity to act morally and to support civilisation. Hard to know what can possibly be done now to transform this situation.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3462336/The-white-squatter-camps-South-Africa-home-hundreds-families-enduring-terrible-poverty-blame-fall-Apartheid.html.

Yours etc.,

“Patriotic Lawyer”, London, U.K.

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DIM SPARK

Sir,

In his article “Zuma's Crazy Antics could cost us our Independence” which appeared on News24, Mr Allister Sparks talks about “our hard-won independence” This is drivel, as de Klerk just gave everything to the terrorists, including my future and that of millions of others. Nothing was “won” - it was a hand-out, the biggest in history might I add.

Yours etc.,

Roy Winsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

Most readers will undoubtedly remember the reports which we carried about the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July 2015, which was invaded by some two dozen uninvited political opponents who then proceeded to disrupt proceedings and totally wreck the meeting.

One of these gate-crashers gave his name as Steve Uncles and openly admitted being a leading member of the so-called “English Democrats” party – an English equivalent to the SNP, and therefore a party which is diametrically opposed to the Swinton Circle’s staunch Unionist principles. We were therefore shocked and angered when we saw that this Mr.Uncles had put his name forward for election to the post of Kent Police and Crime Commissioner. How anyone who behaves in such a hooliganistic manner by invading a meeting staged by political opponents completely uninvited, and then shouting out offensive slogans to disrupt proceedings, can consider themselves qualified to hold an important law-enforcing position totally defies belief!

Happily, however, we can report that Mr.Uncles ignominiously finished bottom of the poll in this election, and even more humiliatingly was beaten by an Independent Indian candidate! The good people of Kent are therefore to be congratulated upon so soundly and overwhelmingly rejecting this ghastly man and his vile party!

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Monday, 18 April 2016

April 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

April 2016 edition

On Thursday 24th March voting closed in the New Zealand Flag Referendum, and the result, which was announced the following day, showed that not only had the New Zealand people voted decisively to retain the current and traditional design of their national flag, retaining as it does the Union Flag symbolizing New Zealand’s British ethnic identity, but did so by a massive margin of 13.5%!

The factors which made this victory even more impressive were that 64 of the 70 New Zealand electoral divisions voted in favour of retaining their true flag, and also that the current New Zealand Government, large sections of the media and a high number of “celebrity personalities” advocated adopting a new flag design containing no signs of New Zealand’s ethnic origins. The people of New Zealand therefore totally rejected their “chattering classes” who wished to change the very identity of their nation.

This vote of course occurred only 16 and a half years after the Australian people voted equally decisively to retain the monarchy, thus continuing to share a common Crown with the other nations of British ethnic identity around the globe. Again this vote surprised the “chattering classes”, and saw all six of Australia’s states voting in unity to retain the monarchy. Furthermore, even the new Trudeau Liberal Government of Canada has announced that there is absolutely no support for the idea of Canada abandoning the Crown – and it also shouldn’t be forgotten that in recent years Bermuda, the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar have all voted overwhelmingly to remain British Overseas Territories.

Now it is the turn of the British heartland, the United Kingdom itself, to act equally decisively in solidarity with its global kith and kin, all others of whom have already shown their loyalty in turn, for on Thursday 23rd June the UK will vote on whether to remain in or to Leave the European Union. The EU of course is a completely artificial entity which attempts to merge together and thereby destroy the national identities of all the great European nation-states. Membership of the EU has clearly been a disaster for Britain – economically, culturally and security-wise – and furthermore has severely damaged (though as we have seen not destroyed) its fraternal links with its kith and kin around the globe. There seems to be absolutely no reason for the UK to remain in the EU therefore, but alas there exists a sinister section of the population who, either for reasons of selfish self-interest or because they are loyal to a foreign power, wish their own country ill.

The vote on 23rd June therefore currently looks like being a lot closer than all logic says that it should be, and will undoubtedly be decided by whichever side is better motivated and can generate more optimism and excitement about the future. It is therefore essential that all true Britons campaign fervently to persuade their fellow-countrymen that Voting Leave is the only option for the future well-being of themselves, their children and their country as whole. For this reason those behind the Swinton Circle are to be congratulated upon deciding to suspend all activities for the first half of the year so that their supporters can concentrate solely upon campaigning for a Vote Leave victory.

But the Vote Leave campaign should not concentrate purely upon the economic and social advantages of leaving the EU. They should also inspire the electorate with a golden vision of the future – a future not of “splendid isolation”, but of a rejuvenated, better and more compatible global grouping of nations of our similar kith and kin. This future the New Zealanders have recently emphatically embraced, with the Australians doing likewise only shortly before them, is still “out there waiting” in the big outside world! We also of course hope and advocate that once established every effort should be made to restore civilized rule to South Africa and the erstwhile Rhodesia, so that these nations may also join this new Commonwealth grouping – and by so doing, just as New Zealand has retained its true and traditional flag, the true, traditional and beloved “Oranje, Wit en Blou” may once again fly over Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban and Bloemfontein!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a small informal get-together in Canterbury earlier this month in order to celebrate Van Riebeeck’s Day. It was particularly good to be able to welcome back an old supporter, Colin Lucas, at this event, after personal circumstances had unfortunately prevented him from active involvement for a number of years. The Springbok Club is also planning a similar informal get-together in London later this month. If any supporter would like to be notified about the details of this event then please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In late May the Springbok Club will be holding a special event to celebrate Empire Day, at which it is hoped to welcome a prominent New Zealand supporter as guest of honour. In June the Springbok Club will be staging a visit to a site of special historic interest in south-east England, and in July will be holding a special meeting with a Rhodesian theme in order to celebrate Rhodes and Founders Day.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

As readers will be aware, the Swinton Circle has currently suspended operations both in order to allow its supporters to concentrate upon campaigning for a “Leave” vote on 23rd June and also so that discussions can take place with the leaders of two other patriotic organizations with a view of forming a more united structure. In spite of this, however, a number of our supporters still took part in a big “Support the Truckers” demonstration in Dover (expressing solidarity with the British truck drivers constantly being plagued by illegal migrants trying to hi-jack rides on their vehicles whilst returning from the continent) earlier this month, which evidently proved a great success and generated considerable local interest.

The Swinton Circle has also recently been specifically contacted by two other similarly-minded organizations and asked to support their forthcoming activities and campaigns. Firstly the Swinton Circle has been contacted by the PEGIDA UK organisation who have asked them to join a demonstration which they are staging in Rotherham on 28th May in protest against convicted Muslim rape gangs in the town, and the lack of action being taken by the local authorities to prevent this evil activity. (In spite of certain concerns regarding this organisation expressed in last month’s SCN it has been most encouraging to learn of PEGIDA UK’s willingness to co-operate with other patriotic organizations in this regard, so we therefore encourage all supporters in Yorkshire – and elsewhere around the country for that matter – to participate in this important protest. Fuller details will of course be given in next month’s SCN). Secondly the Swinton Circle has been contacted by The Bruges Group and told about their new Campaign Centre which they have established at: 6-6A Spring Bridge Road, Ealing, London W5 2AA, in order to assist with the “Vote Leave” campaign. This Campaign Centre can be contacted at: robert@brugesgroup.com and 020 7287 4414, and all help and support in advancing the campaign at this centre is of course encouraged.

Alas the Swinton Circle recently encountered one quite disturbing problem however, as the erstwhile Chairman and Treasurer of the Organisation, Mr.Robin Willow, has made some quite childish allegations against one of its leading officials. Mr.Willow, of course, gave a weak and inept performance as Chairman at the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July, and after he was severely criticised for this disgraceful dereliction of duty he disappeared in a “huff” and has been uncontactable ever since. As he was also Treasurer of the organisation (in retrospect he should never have been allowed to hold two such important positions simultaneously, particularly as he proved inefficient at both) he was therefore asked to account for the organisation’s funds (at all six AGMs of the organisation whilst he was Treasurer he never once presented any proper accounts) and to return the balance. It was when he was castigated for not returning these funds that he made his infantile attack. In the course of making this slanderous accusation it also came to light that he was still in contact with Mr.Paul Griffin, who of course openly revealed himself as being in league with one of those who disrupted and wrecked the notorious meeting of 31st July, although their precise relationship is unknown. The Swinton Circle is now therefore investigating the possibilities of taking further action against Mr.Willow for the return of its funds. The Swinton Circle has also recently heard the rumour that the name of main disrupter who gate-crashed the chaotic meeting of 31st July, and who was subsequently discovered to be an Islamo-fascist, was either “Horne” or “Horn”. Does anyone know anything further about a political extremist by this name we therefore wonder?

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SAVE THE ZIMBABWE 23

We have recently received the following most upsetting message from Network for Animals regarding the 23 surviving elephants who were sold to Communist China by the ZANU-PF regime in “Zimbabwe” :-

“Twenty-three baby elephants being held in horrible conditions in a Chinese quarantine facility are likely to die unless we can persuade the Chinese government to intervene and provide them with a larger living area.

“One elephant has already died and the others are all showing signs of illness and poor physical and mental condition. We cannot stand by and see this happen. We urgently need to save these elephants.

“The elephants are being held in tiny cages with only a small, barred, concrete yard to exercise in once a day. What makes it worse is that these poor creatures face two more years in these conditions before the new zoo they are destined for is built.

“We have been tormented by a video which has been obtained showing the babies with open wounds and being prodded through the bars by men with long prods.

“The zoo is doing nothing to help, the elephants’ only chance is if we can help the Chinese Government to get them a big enough area where they can exercise and interact with each other. We are doing all we can but need your help to do more.

“Please sign our petition to help us in our work to save the Zimbabwe 23.”

The Networks for Animals web-site containing their petition to Save the Zimbabwe 23 can be accessed at :-

https://networkforanimals.org/petitions/petition-against-the-cruel-export-of-elephants-to-china/

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THIRD WORLD VENUES

The recent T20 World Cup held in India was beset by problems. The scheduling of the preliminary matches without a reserve day being set-aside in case of bad weather meant that many important games had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled, with the outcome being that several leading sides – most notably Ireland – failed to qualify through no fault of their own. Many of the matches which were played clearly took place on sub-standard pitches, and crowds (except when India themselves were playing) were disappointingly low. When compared to last year’s actual Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which was superbly administered and hugely successful, the difference in standards has therefore been glaringly obvious.

But such poorly-organised global sporting tournaments held in Third World countries are nothing new. One only has to remember the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games – and of course most chaotic of all the 2010 Soccer World Cup in the “new” South Africa! Again comparisons with events held before and afterwards in First World countries are highly illuminating. The Commonwealth Games of 2006 in Melbourne and 2014 in Glasgow, the Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London, and the Soccer World Cups of 2006 in Germany and 2014 in Brazil, were all infinitely better organized than their problem-marred Third World equivalents in between.

Surely therefore it is now time to stage all major global sporting tournaments in the advanced countries of Europe, Australasia and the Americas, rather than in the decaying chaos of Africa and Asia.

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Late last year the Australian Party for Freedom planned to hold a “Cronulla Ten Year Memorial” event in Sydney in order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the notorious Cronulla riots (when violence broke out in the Sydney beach suburb of Cronulla after gangs of Muslim Lebanese immigrants attacked and sexually molested Australian youngsters enjoying their traditional Australian beach culture). Unfortunately, however, a ban was imposed on this event by the “Australian Human Rights Commission” and the local Sutherland Shire Council. The Party for Freedom haven’t taken this infringement on their rights to free speech lying down however, and have lodged a legal challenge to this ban with the Federal Court of Australia. At the time of writing we do not know the outcome of this challenge, but of course we wish the Party for Freedom well, and will try to report on further developments regarding this case in future editions of the SCN.

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NOTTINGHAM PROTEST HIGHLIGHTS MUGABE’S CRIMES

The following most disturbing report appeared in January 2016 edition of the magazine The Flag, a publication which reports on Zimbabwe matters :-

“A White Zimbabwean farming family have been handcuffed and frog marched off their land to make way for a Black “British” doctor who runs a slimming clinic in Nottingham and whose wife is friend of Mugabe. The Rankin family, who have farmed tobacco in Zimbabwe for decades, were handcuffed by police and dragged off their land so it could be claimed by Sylvester Nyatsuro.

“Dr Nyatsuro, 45, is originally from Zimbabwe but has lived in Britain for at least 15 years, and is now in charge of his own GP practice. He and his wife Veronica were allocated the Rankins’ farm under Robert Mugabe’s controversial land seizure laws which allow the state to take the property of White people and hand it over to ‘indigenous’ Black Africans.

“Phillip Rankin, 57, has lived at Kingston Deverill farm in the north of Zimbabwe for more than 30 years with his wife Anita and their three children. The size of the tobacco farm has been progressively reduced since Mugabe’s land grabs began in 2000, and last year he was told that he must leave the property for good.

“Dr Nyatsuro, who is linked to the Mugabe’s, apparently turned up at Kingston Deverill in September with a government document saying that he was now the rightful owner of the land. The Rankins refused to leave without being compensated for their property, having recently planted a £300,000 tobacco crop, but two dozen settlers moved into an empty cottage nearby and a warrant was issued for Phillip’s arrest.

“In the early hours of Friday morning, 20 police officers dug under the fence surrounding the family’s home and knocked on the door before carting away most of their belongings. They then handcuffed Mr. Rankin and took him to a police station before later releasing him to stay with relatives.

“His son Barry, speaking from his new home in the capital Harare [Salisbury], today described how the family thought they had ‘survived’ after they held onto their land in the initial wave of confiscations by the Mugabe regime. The government insists it is necessary to reduce the Whites’ economic dominance which dates back to the colonial era [sic] - but opponents claim it is a tyrannical and unfair process which bears little relation to justice.

“The White farmers, many of whom have occupied the same plots for decades, were removed from their homes without compensation and often suffered violence from police during the evictions. Around 20 farmers and their workers died during the first wave of seizures, which contributed to the country’s economic collapse as Zimbabwe’s skills base was hollowed out and the amount of crops produced tumbled.

“The policy also led to allegations that Mugabe’s cronies were more likely to be given land than genuinely needy citizens. Roughly 300 White farmers were left in possession of their land, but last year the policy of confiscation seems to have started again, threatening the last remaining holdouts such as the Rankin family in Centenary.

“Dr Nyatsuro’s lawyer today denied that his client had clashed with the Rankin family, claiming that the farmers had not been able to prove that they are the rightful owners of the land. The Foreign Office has expressed concern over the seizure of the Rankins’ farm and suggested that it ‘did not follow the process as described by the constitution’.”

Since this report appeared we have received the following update from the editor of The Flag, who has informed us about a demonstration outside Nyatsuro’s clinic in Nottingham :-

“Dr Nyatsuro’s wife Veronica, who is related to Grace Mugabe, is the clinic’s practice manager and angrily ordered one of the protesters off her property when he started handing out leaflets. She didn’t seem to have much grasp of property rights as he was on the pavement. He advised her to call the police which she did. Unfortunately for her the police didn’t support her effort to claim ownership of the pavement. The demonstrator put up the following notice outside the entrance to the clinic: ‘Dr Nyatsuro: I am a White indigenous British citizen. Leave this clinic within 24 hours because I want it. I am not a doctor but you are not a farmer. Ask your relative Mugabe for compensation’.”

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.209 – Mr. JAN TAITS of London

Jan Taits first made contact with our movement when he subscribed to S.A.Patriot magazine during the mid-1980s. He subsequently visited South Africa when we thus had the great pleasure of being able to meet him in person. We were immediately highly impressed with him, as he clearly and enthusiastically supported the struggle to maintain civilized rule in South Africa. After we were forced to relocate to the UK in 1990 we established even closer and more regular contact with him, and indeed he was a member of the original founding Committee of the Springbok Club, where everyone found him a most friendly and engaging person. Although he lived in north London he came from a most geographically disparate background, being a quarter Estonian, a quarter German, a quarter Scandinavian and a quarter British! He was however a keen and sincere White patriot in the broadest context, although alas he was at times somewhat naïve in some of his more shadey contacts which he made contact with. Unfortunately he completely disappeared from the scene around 2000 following the premature death of his mother, and although we continued to send him invitations to his last known address he alas failed to attend any further Springbok Club meetings. Shortly before he sadly died the late Peter King managed to make contact with him again, and he evidently expressed interest in becoming active in our movement again, though disappointingly we still saw nothing more of him. It would therefore be great if we could make direct contact with him once more.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

All decent people must have been outraged at the sight of dignitaries from the Republic of Ireland “honouring” the nationalist terrorists who died during the 1916 Dublin insurrection, and paying their “respects” to them during the recent 100th anniversary of this terrorist atrocity. .The thing which made this spectacle particularly sickening was that it took place at the same time as a similar terrorist outrage was taking place in Belgium – and it should not be forgotten in this respect that in 1916 Britain (and by this we mean all of Britain, including Irish men and women of all religions) was fighting a ferocious war against an aggressive enemy who had committed earlier evil atrocities against Belgium!

We firmly believe that it is those members of the security forces who fell fighting against the Fenian terrorists who should be honoured and respected, and not the terrorist vermin themselves. These consisted of 23 Policemen (RIC and Dublin Metropolitan Police) and 103 soldiers – and we also should not forget the estimated 374 innocent Dublin civilians who were also killed by the terrorists. An excellent web-site exists remembering each of the 103 soldiers (though alas not the 23 Policemen) who died, and this can be accessed at :-

http://irishmedals.org/participants-in-the-1916-rising_1.html

We should also specifically remember the brave students from the Trinity College (Dublin University) Officer Training Corps who raided the OTC armoury in order to take up arms against the nationalist terrorists, and by so doing saved that beautiful British city of Dublin from even greater damage. One name in particular who should be remembered was Cadet Robert N. Tweedy DUOTC who received a special award for his courage. This we believe was the only occasion when any OTC unit ever took up arms under their own banner in an actual conflict.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

WORLD’S VIEW ……

Sir,

Cecil Rhodes is one of my personal heroes. I consider it a tragedy that he died so young. Had he lived on, I have a vision of an alliance between a Britain led by Rhodes and an America led by Theodore Roosevelt. I would also inform Oriel College of his belief in "equal rights for all civilised men".

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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STEADFAST SUPPORT

Sir,

Hats off to the Australians who protested against the White genocide (see January 2016 SCN), which is not just horribly explicit as in South Africa, but implicit in all the collusive promotion of non-White immigration throughout the Western world. Or so it seems to me.

Yours etc.,

Stead Steadman, London, U.K.

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DRY FACTS

Sir,

Well it sounds like the k4s are going to be drinking their own sh1t for a long time to come. No brains, no future! Many O.F.S. towns have now run out of water.

Yours etc.,

Roy Winsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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SENNAPODS’ ROOTS

Sir,

Concerning Jack Sen (see March 2016 SCN), check this :-

http://stopwhitegenocideinsareports.blogspot.co.za/2016/02/jack-sen-family-name-sengupta-and-theft.html

Yours etc.,

J.L., Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.

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DOVER SOLE WARNS WHALE

Sir,

George Whale (see “Letters to the Editor”, March 2016 SCN) should remember that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit!

Yours etc.,

David Warner, Dover, Kent, U.K.

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GOOD OLD SMITHY!

Sir,

I was privileged to meet Ian Smith back in 1974. I was, as an Aussie, an interim member of the Rhodesian Front, living in Gwelo, close to Selukwe where I.S. had his family, I was fortunate enough to relief-manage the Selukwe Grand for a month or so. Met the Prime Minister with his Mum.

Smith rolled up to the opening of Parliament in nothing more than a Peugeot 404 to save money and to set example. Compare this with “Moo Garbage” and his multi-million dollar motor cars.

Smith is the most misunderstood man in modern history. How they painted this fine man in the press is one of history's great lies.

Yours etc.,

A.K., New South Wales, Australia.

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OBITUARY

ABE SEGAL

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Abe Segal, the famed South African Lawn Tennis player of the 1950s and 60s.

Born in 1930 in the vibrant Doornfontein district of Johannesburg, Abe Segal became the most prominent male South African Tennis player of the post-WWII era. More of a doubles specialist (he only won the South African Men’s Single title once, whereas he was Men’s Doubles champion on five occasions), he formed a formidable partnership with Gordon Forbes, who together reached the French Open Final twice.

But there were many other facets to Abe Segal. He was a bon vivant with an infectious sense of humour, who fully believed in living life to the full – as was expertly illustrated in Gordon Forbes’ sporting classic “A Handful of Summers”. In continued playing and coaching Tennis almost to his dying day, but also in his later years became an accomplished painter and wrote his own highly-acclaimed book “Hey Big Boy”. A true South African patriot, he took great pride in playing for his country in the Davis Cup, often producing performances of an even higher standard than when he was only playing on the individual circuit.

Abe Segal, however, personified the Corinthian spirit of the days of amateur sport better than most. Sport to him and others of his ilk was more about fun rather than making money, and this halcyon attitude rose to its greatest zenith in pioneer societies such as his own in South Africa far more naturally than in the staid societies of old Europe. Life was for living, and in no other field of human activity could this be better exemplified than in competitive sport.

We need more people with the spirit of Abe Segal today, but firmly believe that such people are still arising in pioneer and expatriate communities around the globe at the moment. Our sincere condolences are extended to all members of Abe Segal’s family.

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