Monday, 5 February 2018

February 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

February 2018 edition

The SCN does not take sides in party politics, certainly not in British party politics. We are aware, however, that many of our readers are supporters and even members of UKIP, and furthermore we regard ourselves as candid friends of this party. We believe therefore that we are justified in commenting upon the recent internal conflict which has alas embroiled UKIP.

Following the resignation of Paul Nuttall as leader of UKIP in the aftermath of their disappointing performance at the 2017 General Election there was of course a plethora of candidates standing to replace him as leader. One of our supporters who is a prominent member of UKIP told us that in his opinion Henry Bolton was the best candidate on offer – in spite of the fact that earlier during his life he had been a member of the Liberal Democratic Party! We must admit that at the time we have never heard of Henry Bolton previously, but following his surprise election as leader we started to investigate his background and study what he had to say – and found that we very much liked the man - his past flirtation with the LibDems notwithstanding!

Quite obviously with so many unsuccessful candidates and consequent bruised egos Henry Bolton gained many unwarranted enemies within the UKIP hierarchy, and it is against this background which the subsequent attempts to remove him as party leader by the UKIP National Executive should be viewed. Henry Bolton has evidently been enduring an unhappy marriage for quite some time – but alas in our world today this is by no means an uncommon experience, so therefore not something which Henry Bolton should be condemned for. His main “crime” in the eyes of his detractors within the UKIP hierarchy seems to have been to have fallen in love however – again nothing which any normal person would condemn anyone for!

We of course knew nothing about Jo Marney, Henry Bolton’s new amour, prior to all the media carfuffle. From what we have subsequently read and discovered she seems to be a truly outstanding woman however – intelligent, vivacious and dedicated to the cause of British sovereign independence. The main criticisms of her seem to centre around her brave and honest comments about the suitability of Prince Harry of Wales’s proposed bride. These comments of hers are however simply the same as those being expressed openly in every pub and club around the country, and throughout social media – indeed most of the comments being made in these other environments tend to be far more forthright and crude!

It is not for us to say whether UKIP should or should not replace Henry Bolton as leader of course. All we will say is that we hope both he and Jo Marney find true happiness in future – and dare we say it, perhaps Jo Marney would have made a far better bride for Prince Harry than the totally unsuitable foreign divorcée who he has unfortunately chosen.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club successfully held their 2018 AGM last month, at which the existing Committee were re-elected en bloc. It was also agreed at this meeting what steps to take in order to ensure that the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is continued following the sad death of Peter Sladden at the end of last year. Following the business side of the AGM Mr. Gary Vincent gave a most fascinating PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of Gen. James Wolfe.

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The Springbok Club will be staging a visit to the National Army Museum in Chelsea on Saturday 24th February. There will be no charge for this event, so simply assemble outside the main entrance of the Museum at approximately 14.30 hrs. For more information either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club is anticipating staging a meeting to be addressed by a prominent visiting South African personality during March, and in April will be holding a special event to celebrate van Riebeeck Day. Later during the year The Springbok Club will be staging another visit to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and will also be involved with the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony. More details about all these activities will be included in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a most inspiring and enjoyable “double-decker” of events last month. They started with a short ceremony celebrating Australia Day at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the founder of Sydney and the first ever Governor of New South Wales) in the City of London – thus continuing the great tradition of commemorating this day which was organized for so many years by the late, great Dennis Delderfield. After this ceremony a meeting was held in conjunction with the on-line EuroSceptic publication EU Today in central London which was addressed by Mr.George Major, the Life President of The Pearly Kings and Queens Guild. This proved to be a fascinating illustrated talk, in which George Major told much about the history of the Pearly Kings and Queens movement- - not only a great London cultural tradition but also a great British cultural tradition - and about Cockney culture in general.

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The Patriotic Forum will be celebrating New Zealand Day this year by staging a trip to St.Paul's Cathedral in London, where inter alia they shall be visiting and paying their respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, who served twice as Governor of New Zealand and subsequently became the 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand. After this visit the Patriotic Forum party will be adjourning to a near-by hostelry where a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of Sir George Grey will be shown.

This event will take place on Tuesday 6th February. Assemble beside the statue to Queen Anne at the front of St.Paul's Cathedral between 14.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs. N.B. There will of course be a small charge for admission to St.Paul's Cathedral - £18.00 per head, or £16.00 for concessions. For more details either e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430

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In March The Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent member of The Campaign for an Independent Britain, who will be speaking on the aftermath of the glorious Brexit Referendum victory, and about the way in which he predicts the Brexit negotiations will develop, and in April The Patriotic Forum is planning a special event in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF. Further details about both these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, is now at our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust. Although now somewhat dated we thought even so that readers would be interested to read about the struggle to save yet another rhino in South Africa :-

“For the past 25 days; a small group of dedicated rhino lovers and activists have worked very hard to prevent a rhino named Omkhulu from being trophy hunted.

”With your help we have managed to raise 46% of the total needed, but time is running out fast and at this stage it seems unlikely that we can raise the balance needed in the next couple of days so we had to come up with interim solutions to ensure Omkhulu is not killed by trophy hunters.

“We continue to push ahead and do whatever is necessary to ensure this rhino lives!

”With the help of some wonderful people and individuals; a stay of execution has been secured for Omkhulu and an extension has been grated on the sales agreement up to the 15th December 2017 providing that we raise at least 50% of the total needed by the end of this week and pay it over before month end.

”In the interim Omkhulu will unfortunately be dehorned by the current owner and will then be moved to another non-hunting farm for his protection. Providing that we can secure the balance of the required funding, Omkhulu will be relocated to the IPZ by end of January 2018.

”This measure has been taken as all the permit offices will be closing for the festive season around the 15th December 2017 and will only reopen in early January 2018 leaving us unable to secure relocation and capture permits before then.

”While we fight hard to rescue individual rhinos, South Africa’s official approach to rhino conservation involves a contradiction. While calling for the protection of rhinos as a species, it promotes their use as a resource to be exploited for human gain. It is bound to fail. To read more on this go to :-

https://sanwild.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4aca35f79df37c30916dbe17d&id=98debeb302&e=04e270fd36

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail : louise@sanwild.org

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FOOTBALL FOCUS

Association Football – Soccer – is of course the most popular sport in Britain. This fact has for long made it a centre of attention for all shades of the political spectrum. During the mid-1970s The National Party of the United Kingdom (viewed by many as the ideological forerunner of UKIP, and indeed a predecessor of our own movement) was perhaps the first patriotic political party really to appreciate the potential of using Football to galvanise popular support. Articles about the game were featured in its publication Britain First and large contingents of Football supporters took part in its massive anti-immigration marches in both Blackburn and London. Alas the financial demise of the NPUK meant that this early initiative by patriotic forces was lost, and this opportunity unfortunately then passed to the liberal-left “politically correct brigade”, who slowly but surely ensured that ever increasing numbers of non-White players (and subsequently foreign players in general) were forced into the English and Scottish leagues – and that any objections to this by supporters and officials alike were greeted with the inevitable parrot-cries of “racism”!

In spite of almost four decades of enforced integration in the game and the best efforts of the “political-correctness police” Kick It Out campaign, the natural desire by the majority of Football fans to see their own people playing for their own local teams has not been eradicated however. Of late two occurances have shown that in spite of the efforts by the Kick It Out gestapo there have still been both supporters and officials brave enough to stand up to them.

The first occurred following the death of the former West Bromwich Albion player Cyrille Regis. Now the French Guianan-born Regis was undoubtedly a very nice and decent fellow, but unfortunately he was used as a pawn by the “politically-correct brigade” during the late 1970s and early 1980s in order to force multi-racial sides into the Football League – and even more sickeningly he has been used as a pawn even after death, with special TV features being shown about him and enforced “clapping sessions” in his honour being staged at all Premier League games, seemingly simply because he was one of the first “Black” players. This over-the-top honouring evidently didn’t go down too well with all supporters however, as many bravely refused to join in the “clapping sessions”. Many also remarked about the fact that there was hardly a murmur from the English Soccer establishment when that great Blackpool and England player Jimmy Armfield died at roughly the same time as Regis – no special TV programmes in his honour, and no “clapping sessions” at all league matches etc.

The other recent interesting incident centred around remarks made by West Ham United’s Director of Player Recruitment, Tony Henry. Tony Henry stated openly that the Club would not be signing any more African players because “they have a bad attitude” and “cause mayhem”. As anyone with any experience of African and African-descended people can confirm these remarks were fair comment. Sadly however the reaction of the West Ham management was predictable, as they sickeningly fired Henry from his position – and even more reprehensible the Football Association state that they are now “investigating” his comments. In spite of these cowardly reactions by Football officialdom the reaction of grassroots supporters has seemed to be far different however, for apparently Tony Henry has received much backing both directly and on social media.

Hopefully Tony Henry’s courageous voicing of his glaringly-obvious opinions may prove to be a catalyst for patriotic forces therefore, so that they can re-gain the initiative among basically loyal and patriotic Football supporters around the land, and thus wrest control of the game from the “politically-correct brigade”!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Reg Watson from Tasmania has recently informed us about a most praise-worthy reception which was held towards the end of last year by The Council of United Commonwealth Societies in order to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H.The Duke of Edinburgh. It was held at Parliament House in Hobart, and was hosted by the Hon. Guy Barnett MP.

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FARMERS PROTEST IN SOUTH AFRICA

We have recently received a copy of the following most revealing Media Release issued by The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa). It reads as follows:-

“The initiative of all organisations, individuals, congregations and groups involved in organising and supporting protest action involving farmers, and their willingness to pray together and taking a stance against continued and increasing violent crimes on farms and agricultural small holdings, is highly appreciated, according to the president of TAU (SA), Mr Louis Meintjes.

“’The current situation on farms and small holdings, which is characterised by murder, torture, rape and assault, is extremely serious and demands appropriate and decisive action. Therefore, TAU (SA)’s advice to farmers are the following: :-

Remain clear minded and keep a cool head;
Improve home and hearth security;
Become involved in community security initiatives;
Establish good cooperation with all role players;
Exercise good neighbourliness in practice;
Maintain sound labour relations with employees;
Act pre-actively regarding access to and movement on farms using the existing Protocol which regulates access to farms.’

“TAU (SA) has already discussed the situation with Dr. Theo de Jager, the Chairman of The International Farmers Union requesting him to inform other international representatives of the current situation in South Africa.

“It is planned to request an urgent meeting with the Minister of Police and the Acting National Police Commissioner to discuss the crisis on the highest level personally with them. Effective reaction to the crimes which are classified as a National Priority requires immediate attention.”

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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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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.231 – Miss A.M. UYS of Scottburgh

Miss A.M. Uys was an early subscriber to S.A.Patriot and a regular donator to the original Natal-based Patriotic Forum, although she alas never attended any of the organisation’s meetings and indeed no-one connected to the movement ever met her. She worked as a high-ranking nurse at the Scottburgh Hospital in Natal, and was remoured to be a very large woman who had visited the United States in the 1970s, where she had developed strong anti-Communist and patriotic sympathies. She was therefore always very much of an enigma, so it would therefore be very interesting to learn not only where she is now, but also any further information about her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Following the inclusion of The Coalition for Marriage in this section last month another organisation which also campaigns for good moral standards and decency has been recommended to us. It is called CitizenGO and its web-site can be accessed at :-

https://go.citizengo.org/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOLLY!

Sir,

Yes, we have always been plagued by the “All talk but no action” types [see January SCN – Ed.]. This actually went all the way back to the Save Rhodesia Campaign in the 1970s where there were many who showed initial enthusiasm but who quickly developed other interests and disappeared from the scene. There was the Murray family from Montclair of course, and then Dermot O’Dea and his wife from Glenashley. The worst of them was Chris Edmunds from Durban North who initially offered his photocopying services from his estate agency business to the campaign, but who then terminated this offer speaking disparagingly of “that political organisation”. At least George Hazelden of Somerset West made a success of the estate agents business he founded – unlike Edmunds!

Yours etc.,

K.Lawson, Durban, Natal, South Africa...

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WHY OH WHY?

Sir,

Rhodesia was a British colony. The mighty British Empire could have saved it if they wanted to. Why did it allow it to go down?

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

It was with great pleasure that we recently learnt that the “LibertyGB” organisation had decided to disband.

Long-standing readers will recall how The Swinton Circle (before it merged with New Britain to form The Patriotic Forum) invited the leader of “LibertyGB”, Paul Weston, to speak at its meeting of 31st July 2015, this being following a recommendation from a then Committee member of The Swinton Circle, a certain Paul Griffin. This meeting turned out to be a complete disaster however, as it was gate-crashed by some two dozen uninvited attendees, most of whom turned out to be members of “splittist” or neo-Nazi organisations which The Swinton Circle wouldn’t normally touch with a bargepole, who then proceeded to disrupt and then wreck the meeting. Even worse was to follow however, for Griffin was seen merrily chatting away with one of the main neo-Nazi disrupters after the meeting had collapsed, thus showing that he must have known him previously and been in league with the wreckers of the meeting. It was subsequently confirmed that all the uninvited gate-crashers had actually been informed and encouraged to attend this meeting by a leading figure within “LibertyGB”, a certain Jack Buckby, apparently in a ham-fisted attempt to takeover the organisation. Griffin resigned from The Swinton Circle three days after this disaster, and the only conclusion which could be reached was that he was deliberately infiltrated into the organisation by “LibertyGB” about a year previously precisely in order to orchestrate such a takeover. Even worse was to follow which only confirmed this theory however, for Griffin arranged to meet two other Swinton Circle Committee members and either by spreading smears about the organisation or by putting the “frighteners” on them, induced the two cowards also to resign. Without a quorum on Committee this meant that the organisation had to be totally re-constituted, which successfully came about a year later – though sickeningly this meant that The Swinton Circle was inactive during the vital Brexit Referendum period!

What motivated “LibertyGB” to act in this way and to bite the hand of friendship which The Swinton Circle offered to them will probably never be known for certain, but we have made it our duty to monitor its activities ever since – and as a result we have actually been pleased that The Swinton Circle never established any close fraternal links with them as was hoped and anticipated would be the case before the disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015. They certainly appear to a poisonous outfit, as was well illustrated when they decided to put up a candidate – the same Jack Buckby who orchestrated the unauthorized “invitations” to the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting - in the Batley and Spen by-election following the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, when every decent and respectable party decided not to field candidates against the Labour candidate as a mark of respect.

In the on-line announcement that he was disbanding “LibertyGB” the outfit’s leader, Paul Weston, stated that this was because they had never been able to attract any meaningful support – but is it any wonder that they failed to gain support when they go round wrecking other peoples’ meetings and tastelessly standing a candidate in a by-election following the evil murder of the sitting MP? Interestingly, however, Paul Weston stated that he was going to throw his support into a newly-established party called “For Britain”, and advised his handful of remaining supporters to do likewise. Now this new “For Britain” party also gives us much reason for concern. It was founded by a certain Anne Marie Waters after she resigned from UKIP in a fit of pique after failing to be elected as UKIP leader. Prior to this leadership election, furthermore, many leading UKIP MEPs and officials had stated that they would resign from the party if she was elected. There must surely have been something particularly unsavoury about Ms. Waters in order for so many leading figures to contemplate such a drastic step. Our own investigations have moreover revealed many unexpected facts about Ms. Waters. She was evidently born and brought up in Dublin in an apparently devoutly Republican family. After moving to the mainland, however, she became a firm supporter of the Labour Party, described herself as a secular agnostic, and openly revealed herself as a lesbian – indeed being an active campaigner on pro-homosexual issues. All this isn’t reason in itself to reject Ms. Waters and her new “For Britain” party of course, but if she does welcome the remnants of the poisonous “LibertyGB” outfit into her fold, Mr.Buckby in particular, then as a result of our own bitter experiences we can only advise all our readers not to have anything to do with her new party.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

January 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

January 2018 edition

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, and thereby almost certainly the next president of the “new” South Africa, has been greeted with hope in some circles. We however do not share this optimism. Those who seem to be hopeful for the future of South Africa under his rule are after all the some dewy-eyed unrealists who predicted that Mnangagwa would prove a huge improvement to Mugabe in “Zimbabwe” – but as we all know this change in leadership was simply the exchanging of one sadistic terrorist despot for another sadistic terrorist despot, and nothing has altered on the ground of that sorry country at all.

Ramaphosa similarly rose to the top by being a hate-filled terrorist operative. An ethnic Venda – one of the smaller Bantu tribes who were saved from annihilation at the hands of the more ferocious Zulus and Matabeles by the arrival of the White man – Ramaphosa personally had much to thank the White man for, as he received a top class education at the University of the North, an academic institution which would have been unthinkable previously in Black Africa. But instead of being grateful to the White man for both saving his people from extinction and for giving him personally an advanced first-world education, he instead developed a deep-seated hatred for Whites and joined the ANC terrorist organisation.

It is widely believed that Ramaphosa was the preferred successor of the first ANC terrorist leader of the “new” South Africa, the blood-stained “Nelson” Mandela, but somehow he was successfully out-manouevred by Thabo Mbeki. To keep Ramaphosa happy and out of mischief Mandela and/or Mbeki appointed him to head a “Black empowerment” quango, through which he managed to accumulate a vast personal fortune for himself. He cannot therefore correctly be described as a “successful businessman” as many commentators try to claim, as the opportunity to acquire huge wealth was handed to him on a plate by the ANC regime.

Mbeki was a rarity among the ANC hierarchy in as much as he possessed a fair amount of intelligence (his lunatic views about the causes of AIDS notwithstanding!). He had also never been a “hands-on” terrorist (unlike his father!) and was smart enough to realise that if the “new” South Africa was to prosper there had to be a place for Whites in the new country, and although it was never eliminated completely the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers declined in intensity under his rule. This relatively conciliatory attitude towards South Africa’s Whites did not find favour with the bulk of the ANC leadership however, and in 2008 he was levered out of power by the party hierarchy.

He was succeeded of course not by Ramaphosa but by Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been a “hands-on” terrorist however, and indeed had been imprisoned alongside the unspeakable Mandela on Robben Island after being found guilty of terrorist offences. There was another fundamental difference regarding Zuma however, and that was that he was an ethnic Zulu, and the reason why the ANC leadership initially preferred him to Ramaphosa was undoubtedly because they wanted a nominal Zulu in charge in order to stymie the growth of Inkatha. Zuma proved totally incompetent of course, with his numerous wives and assertions that AIDS could be prevented by taking a shower after sexual activity, and during the early years of his presidency the scapegoating of Whites and the quasi-genocide campaign against them re-emerged and intensified to the levels of the Mandela years.

Zuma also proved to be totally corrupt (nothing unusual here in Black Africa of course!), but his hoped-for personal aggrandizement by means of his corruption was initially held back considerably by his total incompetence. Then he hit upon a master-stroke. He invited an Indian family of successful businessmen, the Gupta brothers, to invest heavily in the “new” South Africa, and in return gave them a considerable stake in the economy and a say in government. Now ever since Indian independence in 1947 the countries of the sub-continent have functioned basically by bribery and corruption. Immoral of course, but also surprisingly efficient. The Guptas soon realized, however, that in order to maximise their own corrupt largesse they must make sure that the country was better governed – and this meant, inter alia, that the anti-White campaign of violence, particularly that involving the platteland farming communities, had to be curtailed, and as a result – to the great surprise of many – South Africa’s agricultural output increased last year for the first time since the ANC were handed power.

Zuma’s increasing reliance upon the Guptas, and the resulting diminishing of the anti-White vendetta, of course was no more popular among the ANC hardliners than Mbeki’s more conciliatory attitude a decade earlier, and as a result Zuma has found himself ousted in a similar fashion by the party hierarchy. His successor, Ramaphosa, undoubtedly has a huge chip on his shoulders however, not only because of his identical vindictivel hatred towards Whites as that of Mandela and Zuma during his early days in power, but also because of the way in which he was denied power in both 1999 and 2008. In his case however, following the controversial Zuma years, it will not only be the Whites and Coloureds who will bear the brunt of his paranoid hatred, but also the Zulus and South African Indians.

It may have been thought that the situation in the “new” South Africa was so bad that it couldn’t possibly become any worse, but Ramaphosa’s ascent to power has all the omens of heralding complete chaos, disintegration and even all-out civil war in that beleaguered country. As we’ve been advising all Whites to do ever since de Klerk’s betrayal and sell-out in 1990 – time to get out!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Following the unfortunate decision by the London Congregation of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk not to co-operate with the Springbok Club in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month (as reported in the December Edition of the SCN), the Springbok Club went ahead and staged their own independent commemoration at the historic White Horse Stone just outside Aylesford in Kent. At this ceremony a short key-note speech was given reminding all in attendance about the importance and significance of the Battle of Blood River and the Vow which was made to God before this conflict, and how this event and the resulting victory for the Afrikaner Voortrekkers probably had more global implications for the White Man than they themselves realised.

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The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will take place at a venue in central London during the evening of Wednesday 10th January, and all fully paid-up members of the Club should already have been informed of the precise details. Following the conclusion of the business side of proceedings (at approximately 20.00 hrs) a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of General James Wolfe (which was specially produced for the Patriotic Forum’s Canada Day celebration event last year) will be shown. All friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this section of the evening’s proceedings. Either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430 for precise details.

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the National Army Museum during February, and it is anticipated that a renowned visiting South African expert will be guest speaker at a meeting in March. More details about both these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum has arranged a most exciting day’s activities for Thursday 25th January. It will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, who established the first colonial settlement in Australia and became the first Governor of New South Wales, where a short ceremony will take place in order to celebrate Australia Day (although it won’t officially be Australia Day until the following day, it will however be Australia Day in parts of Australia itself at that time!). Admiral Phillip’s bust is situated at the western end of Watling Street in the City of London, immediately to the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Following this ceremony the main activity of the day will take place when a most interesting meeting will we held at a prestigious club in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Mr. George Major, who was born in London in 1938. Abandoned by his mother, who he was to spend many years trying to trace, George's childhood was a tough one. After spending his early years in the dark days of the London Blitz he found that he had to fend for himself and his two sisters. He was drawn into the Pearly Kings tradition from the age of seven, a tradition which he learned had been in his mother's family. These years are documented in his first book "The Hidden Whistle and Flute, stitch one", which describes how he fought back from a childhood of poverty, neglect and brutality and had to learn to live by his wits. When he was hungry he would pull down a fence and chop it up to make bundles of firewood to sell back to his neighbours, then use the money to take his two sisters to the café and buy food for them. His life was extraordinarily hard from the beginning and his childhood draws inevitable comparison with the stories of Charles Dickens, but despite all that George was to become the most famous Pearly King of all, carrying the banner of the Pearly Kings and Queens History both with pride and honour, dedicating most of his life for the good of its history. It is said by many that he does more for the Pearly history than any other. George is a living testament of a man who has overcome extreme obstacles but is still determined to help others no matter what the odds. Long before David Jason from memorable TV comedy show "Only Fools and Horses" was immortalised as Del Trotter, George was a well known character within the Peckham area. George sold genuine London smog to Americans: in typical Del Boy style, he would fill half pint bottles with car fumes and cigarette smoke, seal them then take them into the London streets to sell. There were also one legged tights that needed a quick-witted sales patter. George was always the cheeky chappie with his quick-witted banter and showmanship in his full sparkling Pearly suit, and he was to go on to use his skills in order to raise a great deal of money over the last 60 years for charities, and has helped change many peoples' lives forever. George’s dream was always to preserve the Cockney traditions forever, and to this end he envisaged the creation of a Cockney museum. Through his boundless energy and enthusiasm that dream has now been brought to life. George is President for life of the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild, and was an active campaigner for Brexit..

More details about this meeting can be obtained by e-mailing: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430. All attendees are however reminded that in view of the nature of the venue jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen and everyone must be smartly dressed (i.e. no jeans!).

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During early February the Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate New Zealand Day, and in March will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent Brexit campaigner. A provisional full itinerary of events for the rest of 2018 has also been mapped out by the Patriotic Forum, and further details will of course be announced in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully written and is now in the hands of our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“OMKHULU – ‘meaning the Great One’ is a stunning 15 year old rhino bull in his prime. During a scourge of rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal, he was shot by poachers in his front leg on a private property.

“In great pain and discomfort Omkhulu managed to avoid the poachers despite his injury. He was found three days later hiding out in a ravine almost unable to walk. A wildlife veterinarian was called in and the wound was treated and cleaned. A decision was made to leave the rhino where he was as it was almost impossible to get him out of the ravine at that stage.

“While the rhino remained in the area with thick vegetation growth he would also have some degree of protection from poachers. Over the next couple of days he was monitored by a counter-poaching unit and showed a remarkable recovery. Water was provided which helped in his recovery as it was not necessary for him to move around to get to water. Omkhulu was fortunate indeed to have survived the attempt on his life.

”However a decision by the owners of this rhino to sell him after he had recovered has resulted in a new threat to his life. As Omkhulu's horn is still intact he was purchased by a trophy hunting outfitter and relocated to a farm in Limpopo Province [Far Northern Transvaal] where he was offered up to be shot in a trophy hunt.

“We were alerted to his plight about 7 days ago by the veterinarian that initially treated his injuries and we have now managed to secure the right to buy, capture and relocate him to an Intensive Protection Zone in South Africa instead of him being sold to a hunter via a third party.

”With the help of some really cool and amazing donors we are working very hard to save rhinos 1 by 1. We have shown that Teamwork indeed does make the Dream work.

”Please join us to save a real rhino for future generations. There is no need for Omkhulu to die. With you support, understanding and love he will be saved. If you make your donation please feel free to claim one of the 2 T-shirts on offer for all donations “

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail : louise@sanwild.org

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2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

In last month’s SCN we stated that Chris Froome was by far the most outstanding candidate for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and advocated that all should vote for him. Unfortunately, however, a few days before the award ceremony was to take place an unsubstantiated accusation was made that Chris Froome had been using performance-enhancing drugs – but when the details of this ridiculous claim were revealed it turned out that the so-called “drugs” consisted of nothing more than an innocuous asthma spray! Alas, however, the majority of the British voting public decided to abandon the traditional maxim that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” and failed to vote in sufficient numbers to give Chris Froome the victory in this competition which he so richly deserved. We hope therefore that somehow in the future this snub can and will be rectified.

The BBC are however to be congratulated upon awarding the 2017 Team Award to the England Women’s Cricket Team – again by far the most outstanding nomination. The recipient of the 2017 Overseas Sports Star of the Year award was far more puzzling however, for it was given to Roger Federer, the Swiss Lawn Tennis champion. Now during 2017 Federer won two of the four major international championships – but so also did Rafael Nadal of Spain, who furthermore won probably the two most prestigious of them and finished the year at the top of the international rankings. If the BBC thought that the 2017 Overseas Award should go to a male Lawn Tennis star then surely it should have gone to Nadal rather than to Federer? As far as we were concerned, however, the most outstanding achievement obtained by an overseas sporting star during 2017 was unquestionably Peter Burling who skippered the New Zealand yacht to a superb victory in the America’s Cup competition!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most interesting and revealing message from our good friend and supporter Mr. Bob Vinnicombe of Sydney, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“ANOTHER REASON WHY TURNBULL MUST GO - http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/turnbull-has-chinese-daughter-in-law

”In what is becoming something of a trend for Australian prime ministers, Mr.Malcolm Turnbull comes to the job with deep personal ties to China, including a Mandarin-speaking son whose wife is from a prominent Chinese family.

”Aside from former leader Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin and worked in Beijing as a diplomat, Mr.Turnbull has perhaps the closest links to China of any previous Australian prime minister. His son, Alex, who runs a hedge fund, lives in Singapore with his wife and their baby.

”His wife is Hong Kong-born Yvonne Wang, or Wang Yiwen. According to Fairfax Media, her parents were ‘well-connected in cosmopolitan Shanghai and were known to be on good terms with former president Jiang Zemin’.

”Madam Wang's father, Mr.Wang Chunming, now in his 90s, was an international relations scholar who worked with the China Academy of Social Sciences.

”Prime Minister Turnbull also has close business ties to China. In 1994, he set up a Sino-Western joint mining venture in China and has long advocated closer trade and business links between Canberra and Beijing.

”It is perhaps little surprise that the Chinese media have apparently been referring to Mr Turnbull as ‘sweet dumpling’ or ‘sugar bomb’, a play on his surname, which sounds like tang bao, the popular Chinese steamed buns.”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

"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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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.230 – Mr. ASHLEY COOPER of Durban.

Ashley Cooper was a prominent member of the “Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN), and in spite of having the same name as the Australian Lawn Tennis star of the late 1950s (for which he obtained a fair amount of teasing!) is believed to have been British by birth. He worked as a rep’ for a tyre company in Durban, and caused much amusement by attending one of Paul Roper’s famous fancy dress parties circa. 1980 dressed as an Arab! He somehow disappeared from the scene during the mid-1980s however, but it would be very interesting to learn what actually happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Although the SCN doesn’t usually concern itself with matters of personal morality, we do even so believe that the acceptance of certain forms of sexual perversions are a cancer on Western society, which ideally should be eradicated. We do however always like to praise the positive rather than to condemn that which is wrong, and in this regard we would certainly like to recommend the web-site of an organisation called the “Coalition for Marriage” which has recently been recommended to us. This web-site can be accessed at :-

www.c4m.org.uk

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON

Sir,

The SCN is always a great newsletter full of information. I really enjoy the bits in particular about Rhodesia.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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CORNISH TRIBUTE

Sir,

Stack Stevens [see October 2017 SCN] - a true great! Not easy back then for a player in Cornwall to get selected

Yours etc.,

David Stewart, London, U.K.

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THE BEARD TO BE JEERED

Sir,

England played much better at the MCG. Ali doesn’t look interested at all and has been ineffective..

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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SEEING RED

Sir,

South Africa is on the verge of destruction under the corrupt Communist regime. Foreign correspondent Alex Newman reports “Communism Kills”, and as The New American has been warning for decades South Africa is not immune, in fact it appears to be on the brink of unprecedented chaos under the Communist and Communist-linked rulers – which very much included Mandela the fraud and killer of innocents by his bombs and terror actions against the people of South Africa. Today they are doing a step-up in their incitement to genocide, their stealing of land and their socialisation of the economy, while the media refuses to report it. The facts are undeniable.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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THE “ALL TALK BUT NO ACTION” BRIGADE

Natal has always been well known for the apathy of its citizens – or as The Natal Mercury aptly used to term it, “Natal Fever”. Alas the patriotic movement in Natal was no more immune to this failing than any other sector of society, which considering the vital time for the very future existence of civilised rule in South Africa during the late 70s and 80s was a particularly unforgivable situation.

One of the worst – but by no means only – culprits in this regard was a certain Norman Perry, who we recently learnt had died several years ago. Perry first made contact with our movement when he joined the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign shortly after it was founded in 1977, and through his apparent enthusiasm was quickly invited to join the Committee. This soon proved to be a big mistake however, for his initial enthusiasm quickly evaporated, and when he failed to turn up not only at several committee meetings but also at important events staged by the organisation he was asked to resign.

Perry was next seen at the polling station when Brian Hurt stood for Durban City Council in 1978 - although he hadn’t been doing any canvassing to help in the campaign. When he saw a number of Save Rhodesia Campaign bumper stickers on the cars of Brian Hurt’s supporters he loudly commented that they were “doing it all wrong”, and that what the campaign should be doing was to arrange to “kill Oppenheimer” – a most bizarre, and indeed extremely childish remark to make. He was further seen at occasional events staged by the broader patriotic movement in Durban during the next few years, but it was always the same story – telling everyone what they were doing wrong, but never doing anything positive or concrete himself.

He was last seen by us at the big Action White Natal (an umbrella organisation supported by both the HNP and CP leadership to oppose the proposed “ZwaZulu Natal Indaba” sellout) meeting held at the Durban City Hall in 1986. Massive efforts had been made by those supporting this campaign – HNP and CP members alike – to publicise this event (which in the end attracted a giant audience of almost 1000 people), but Perry of course was never to be seen at any of the sessions erecting advertising posters etc.. He did turn up at the meeting itself however, arriving about an hour early so that he could grab one of the best seats in the hall!

In about 1984, however, a most notorious incident occurred when a large slogan reading in full: “Sybil Hotz f*cks k*ffirs” (Sybil Hotz being the then PFP-supporting Mayor of Durban) appeared on a freeway bridge over the N3 just outside Pinetown. Perry became one of the prime suspects for having painted this slogan, particularly as he lived not far away. Certainly the infantile nature of this incident suggested that Perry may have been the culprit, but we believe that as this would have taken quite a bit of action rather than just talk, then he couldn’t possibly have been responsible!

[Although this incident took place over 30 years ago now, it would even so be very interesting to learn if anyone has any information or ideas about who actually was responsible?]

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2017 edition

As the Brexit negotiations move slowly but surely towards their inevitable destination of re-establishing Britain’s full independence, a worrying but perhaps predictable obstacle has emerged, namely the question of the border across the island of Ireland.

There are certain matters which should be totally non-negotiable in the Brexit talks, and one of them is Northern Ireland’s position as a totally integral part of the United Kingdom. The idea being floated by certain Irish Nationalist factions that there should be a “wet border” down the Irish Sea with Northern Ireland remaining de facto both inside the EU’s single market and the customs union must therefore be rejected out of hand. Although the re-establishment of a “hard border” in the island of Ireland does present many advantages (both from the political and the security angles) it would not be welcome in many parts of the Unionist community (as well as in the Nationalist community) for economic reasons. On the face of it the problem therefore seems to be an impossible conundrum to solve.

But there is another solution which is possible which we would support completely, and this emerged from a most unexpected source. On 30th November Channel 4 News held a studio discussion in Dublin on the issue, which featured panelists from both sides of border and from both communities. One of the panelists was Ray Bassett, a former RoI ambassador to Canada, and he stated openly that as the RoI had joined the Common Market (as the EU was then termed) at the same time as the UK, then they should leave at the same time also. What an excellent idea!

Sadly, of course, there seems no chance of the current fanatically pro-EU Fine Gael coalition government with their “diverse” Taoiseach agreeing to “RoIxit” of its own volition – but with the Republic’s liking for referenda on practically all and every subject, may it not be possible for some of their citizens to pressurise the Fine Gael coalition government to hold one on “RoIxit”? The received wisdom is of course that the Republic has received so much EU largesse that its citizens would never vote to leave, but the fact remains that they have suffered tremendously following the world economic crisis of 2007/08 as a result of their foolish decision to join the Euro common-currency, and so therefore any referendum result might no longer be the foregone conclusion that it once would have been. If such a theoretical referendum did come about and the RoI citizens did vote to leave, then of course the border problem would be solved immediately – and even if it went the other way then whenever any hard-line Nationalist was to complain about a hard border being re-imposed then all that would have to be said to them would be “Well you voted for it”! It will thus be a “win-win” situation regardless of the result!

Taking the optimistic scenario that the Republic would vote to leave the EU then there would also be several other great advantages which would follow. It would be another nail in the coffin of the wretched EU project, and would confirm that “contagion” had definitely arrived. Furthermore, as a trade agreement between the UK and the RoI would be so easy to accomplish, it would thus increase economic co-operation and friendship across the border. As leaving the EU would also automatically entail the RoI leaving the Euro common-currency - which has been so damaging to it - a further act of good neighbourliness on the part of the UK would be to invite the Republic to re-join the Sterling area (though with the Punt being re-established as their unit of currency). This would only increase close and natural links throughout the British Isles to the benefit of all its inhabitants. Of course the ideal of the full re-unification of the British nation must still be a long way off as there is still too much “historic baggage” existing in RoI society, but with the escalating secularisation of that society and the rapid decline in the influence of the RC clergy the situation could well change even more for the better in a generation or two’s time. The future looks bright!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

As we reported last month, the London-based South African organization (which we are now prepared to name as the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk London Congregation) with whom the Springbok Club had originally hoped to co-operate with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year, have decided to reject the warm hand of friendship which the Springbok Club extended to them. One of their leading officials simply stated that they were “not interested” in co-operating any longer when ‘phoned and then rudely put the ‘phone down, and the other leading official who had spoken in a very friendly manner a couple of months previously has refused to answer all the ‘phone messages, text messages and an e-mail which were sent to him. Alas even the clergyman from the APK in South Africa itself who originally put the Springbok Club into contact with their London congregation has failed to answer an e-mail which was sent him regarding this disturbing matter. If this is the attitude of the APK hierarchy then so be it.

In spite of the set-back the Springbok Club is still determined to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year regardless however, albeit now on its own. The organisation will be paying a visit to the site of another historically significant battle near Aylesford in Kent on the actual Day of the Vow itself (Saturday 16th December) where a short talk will be given about the ongoing relevance of the Battle of Blood River, and respects will be paid to those who took part. After this the party will adjourn to a hostelry in near-by Aylesford for a meal and convivial conversations to commemorate the day. If you are interested in attending this event then please ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London during late January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum next February. The organisation is still hoping a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018 if enough supporters express interest in participating. More details about all these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

In view of the fact that a suitable venue could not be booked during the busy month of December, the Patriotic Forum’s planned meeting featuring a leading official from a traditional British cultural organization will now take place during early January. Later on during the month the organisation will be celebrating Burns’ Night on 25th January with a traditional haggis meal, to be followed by a short stroll to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, in order to hold a short ceremony to mark Australia Day (it will after all be Australia Day in Australia itself at that time!). The Patriotic Forum has also mapped-out a most exciting itinerary of events for the first half of 2018, and of course full details about all these activities will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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Happily we can report that preparations for the first edition of the new successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well advanced. We have pleasingly received another significant contribution to help with this project, and are now confident that the first edition will be published early during the new year. If you would like to take out a subscription to the magazine, place a bulk-order for re-distribution, or request a advert to be placed, then please e-mail: us at: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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LATEST NEWS FROM THE “ONE KIND” ANIMAL CHARITY

We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the One Kind animal charity which we thought readers might be keen to follow-up on :-

“Today we released a report that exposes the full extent of mountain hare persecution across Scotland. We're delighted that it's all over the news because our first job is making the public aware of what’s happening. Today, mountain hare persecution was on BBC Radio Scotland, in The Scotsman [1], The Guardian [2], and many more. We even got a little mountain hare on the front cover of The National [3]!

“The report shows that tens of thousands of mountain hares are being killed as part of organised culls on grouse moors and for recreation. When we set about the research we already knew about the culls, and the new eyewitness testimonies and reports from last winter strengthen the case for action. We were, however, genuinely shocked by the recreational hunting of mountain hares.

“We found 25 companies advertising mountain hare hunting online, and no doubt there are many more offering it informally. One company, Viscount Sporting offered the chance to kill 100 mountain hares on a grouse moor in the Highlands. They charged £4200 for a group of nine. It’s big business it seems.

“Last week, three companies offering hare killing were chased for comment. Instead of defending the indefensible they quickly removed their web pages. Our friends at Viscount Sporting replaced their offending page with a statement saying they would no longer be offering mountain hare hunting. VisitScotland.org mysteriously removed an image showing hunters proudly standing alongside a row of dead mountain hare as outed in our report. And an estate that had bragged about killing upwards of 2000 hares in a season claimed the web-site wasn’t even owned by them and had it taken down entirely.

“It’s clear we’re having an impact, but to end the slaughter we need the Scottish Government to act. We’re calling for urgent action and to introduce a moratorium on culls and hunts. We’re also asking that Visit Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, both public-funded arms of the Scottish Government, withdraw their endorsements of businesses and organisations that promote recreational mountain hare killing. They’re meant to be a priority for conservation after all!”

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2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

The BBC’s annual “Sports Personality of the Year” award will be broadcast on Sunday evening 17th December. After his triumphs in both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana we would have thought that the result would be an open-and-shut victory for Chris Froome – but most worryingly the latest bookmakers’ odds indicate that the favourite is a ”plastic Brit” boxer whose only qualification is to have won only ONE fight against an aging opponent! Of course there are several other worthy contestants in the race, most notably Adam Peaty, Jonnie Peacock and Anya Shrubsole (and the England Women’s Cricket team must surely win this year’s team award!), but for an irrelevant “plastic Brit” to win such a prestigious national award would surely be a national disgrace which must be avoided at all costs. We therefore encourage all readers to cast their votes for one of the greatest sportsmen which the British Empire has ever produced – Chris Froome!

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RCMP PIPES AND DRUMS AT THE MENIN GATE

Following our report of the Patriotic Forum’s celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe (see September 2017 SCN), a supporter has sent us a most moving YouTube video of the Canadian Mounties’ Band marching to the Menin Gate in Belgium playing “The Maple Leaf for Ever”. It can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtGjHT0iVc

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BOROUGH B.S. KOW-TOW to “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”

The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society has for long had a reputation as being the most liberal and weak-willed of the five main bonfire societies in Lewes, as they have kow-towed to RC sensitivities by ceasing to burn an effigy of Pope Paul V on Bonfire Night each year, and have even stopped reciting the second verse of the traditional Bonfire Prayers because of its forthright references to the Pope. This year, however, they have gone even further in their cowardly kow-towing to “political correctness”!

The Lewes Borough B.S.’s traditional “disguise costume” has for the past 70 years been that of Zulus – but by all accounts a certain member of a touring Zulu dance troupe by the name of Thanda Gumede, not knowing anything about the traditions of Sussex bonfire, objected to these costumes stating that they were somehow offensive to true Zulus! But what do the hierarchy of the Lewes Borough B.S. do in reaction to this ridiculous interference – they meekly kow-towed to it by ceasing to “Blacken-up” as Zulus and to “Green-up” as apparent “Martian Zulus” instead! What has happened to the traditional defiant nature of Bonfire celebrations – what has happened to the “We wunt be Druv” attitude!

To be candidly frank we have never been very keen on the demeaning foreign nature of the Lewes Borough B.S.’s Zulu “disguise costume”, and far prefer the Cliffe B.S.’s more indigenous “disguise costume” of Fearsome Vikings! Perhaps this appalling incident could prove a blessing in disguise however, and could mean that the Lewes Borough B.S. will drop their Zulu costumes entirely, and instead will upgrade their secondary costumes of Tudor era dress to be their main outfits!

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CIA’s ANALYSIS OF IAN DOUGLAS SMITH

A supporter from the United States has recently alerted us to a most interesting recently de-classified CIA document relating to the erstwhile Rhodesian Prime Minister the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. It makes very revealing reading, and can be viewed at :-

http://www.freedomfront.org/news/2017/8/15/fmi-obtains-declassified-cia-document-regarding-rhodesias-ian-smith

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THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL ARE RELEASED!

As most readers will probably be aware, the six British Military Veterans who were unjustifiably held in an Indian Jail whose plight we highlighted in last month’s SCN were released unconditionally shortly after this issue appeared. We don’t know whether the protests from readers of the SCN had any direct influence upon this decision by the Indian authorities, but we would like to thank all those readers who registered their protests on this matter even so.

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most informative message from Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society from Tasmania, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“We had our usual and annual Australia National Flag day luncheon last week, held at Parliament House, Hobart. Went off very well with the guest speaker, a University student of Indian background providing one of the best addresses we have ever heard. Australia is currently undergoing a plebescite on same-sex ‘marriage’. The Left here is proven to be very nasty and even violent, typical of them all across the western world. It must be they can see the opposition as dangerous, so they are using all their vile tactics to stop freedom of speech.”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

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

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

"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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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.229 – Mrs. JANE HAZELDEN of Somerset West

Jane Hazelden was the first wife of the late George Hazelden, whose obituary appeared in the August 2011 Edition of the SCN. Jane was a bright, cheerful and energetic woman, who was of great strength and assistance to her husband when he was actively involved with the National Front in the Medway Towns during the early/mid 1970s (this being at the time when the National Front was a mainstream political party and before it was taken over by neo-fascist extremists), acting as his official election agent when he stood as candidate for the Rochester and Chatham Constituency during the October 1974 General Election. They apparently divorced sometime after they emigrated to South Africa and settled in Somerset West in 1975, though the exact circumstances behind their divorce and whether she herself ever re-married are unknown. It would however be very interesting to learn where she is now, and indeed what has happened to their two sons.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The We Believe in Israel organisation has produced a number of YouTube recordings from their conference earlier this year celebrating the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration. These can be viewed at the following YouTube web-sites :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzFwPJj7Wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8SFOFjdic&t=12s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxmt8LCWE2E&t=146s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOr8dO4b8_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq40KWq-baw

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BESPOKE TAYLOR

Sir,

I see that the lovely Sir Teddy Taylor has passed away (see October 2017 SCN – Ed.)...I know he was really getting on, but he was such a 'force Majeure' .

Yours etc.,

J.N.N., London, U.K.

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FIGHTING FOR WHITES

Sir,

I have a South African friend who has been telling me about the dreadful state of affairs in South Africa. White people are being persecuted and murdered with complicity from the ANC government. Thousands of White farmers have been killed and their farms fallen into ruin. Farmer's wives have been tortured and murdered as well with their children. President Zuma has stated that he wants White people exterminated. He has enacted laws to discriminate Whites from getting employment and due to this there are now poor and starving Whites in camps - especially blue collar workers.

The Press are silent about this dreadful situation as it shows that Blacks are far worse than Whites regarding the old apartheid. Blacks in power are enacting genocide against South African Whites and no-one seems to care.

The British Government were instrumental in removing White rule from the country and have a moral duty to help the suffering of White people there who they appear to be ignoring. Something has to be done. Many of these Whites are of British origin.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

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ATTEMPT TO REMOVE SCRAP METAL ?

We have heard the rumour that there has recently been an attempt to “vandalise” the small statue of the terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela which stands in Parliament Square, London, which has not obtained any publicity in the mainstream media. To have erected such a statue – albeit that it is dwarfed by the other statues in the Square – to such an hideous convicted terrorist at a time when the West as a whole is enduring escalating terrorist attacks is of course an obscenity. We would therefore be very keen to hear from anybody who knows anything more about this apparent attack – and pass on our congratulations to whoever it was who carried it out!

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Monday, 20 November 2017

November 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2017 edition

The most surprising thing about the current ousting of the monster Mugabe from power in “Zimbabwe” is how such an evil entity has managed to remain in control for so long – and how frightened those seeking to depose him still seem to be of upsetting him too much.

Mugabe of course is typical of all rulers in Black Africa, both before and after the era of enlightened European colonisation. They must be ruthlessly violent in order to rise to the top, and they must be ruthlessly violent in order to retain power. Mugabe’s longevity is probably due to the fact that he is even more sadistically vicious than most.

The Rhodesian people of course valiantly tried to maintain Western civilised standards during 13 and a bit years of UDI defiance against the liberals and socialists then ensconced in the West who wished to impose their own jaundiced vision of multi-cultural egalitarianism on this oasis of common-sense and achievement in the otherwise “Dark Continent”. Those of us who were active in the Save Rhodesia Campaign at the time did our best to encourage the Rhodesian people to continue their struggle to maintain civilisation and good governance in their country, but alas they were stabbed-in-the-back and betrayed by the South African National Party government of John Vorster (the same National Party who a dozen years later sold-out their own country!), so in the end therefore had little choice but to compromise and then surrender.

After 37 years of tyranny, mass-murder and turmoil those of us who warned that such an outcome was inevitable if the great Rhodesian nation was forced to commit suicide can only sit back and say “we told you so”. What is most sickening, however, is to hear those who actively campaigned for the destruction of the Rhodesian nation now condemning Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime, and furthermore also obscenely trying to equate their evil and indiscriminate terrorism with the lawful police actions of the Rhodesian authorities in trying to eradicate this terrorism! Most loathsome of these hypocrites and traitors is of course the unspeakable Peter Hain, who although now shedding crocodile tears for the victims of ZANU-PF terrorist rule still doesn’t have the moral courage to admit that he was wrong all those years ago about the Rhodesian authorities. There is probably a hotter piece of Hell being reserved for Hain than even for Mugabe himself!

What the immediate future holds for that piece of land between the Zambezi and Limpopo is anybody’s guess, but in all probability there will probably be a power struggle between one set of Mugabe clones and another set of Mugabe clones. The late, great Bruce Anderson once told us that when Mugabe eventually went there was a possibility that he could be replaced by a more rational younger faction from within ZANU-PF who would welcome former White Rhodesian farmers back to the country in order to re-tame the land and thereby enable them to feed their people once again. Alas however more recent power-struggle developments within ZANU-PF seem to indicate that this is now very unlikely – certainly in the immediate future.

In the more distant future, however, the outlook seems far brighter. Once Britain is no longer engrossed in Brexit negotiations and indeed once the whole EU structure creaks towards total collapse then all the great European nations will once again be able to start looking afresh at the areas of their former Empires in the African continent, and for wildlife conservation and ecological reasons if for none other will be forced to resume their former colonial responsibilities. The dynamics of world history therefore show that Rhodesia WILL be born again eventually. When that day arrives, however, the memories of Mugabe and his evil and demonic period of rule must ensure that sell-out and surrender are never again contemplated!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Sadly, as most readers will be aware, that great Rhodesian patriot Peter Sladden died barely six weeks after this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at his estate in Norfolk. A number of members of the Springbok Club journeyed to Norfolk in order to attend his funeral and to pay their respects to this great man. Alas there turned out to be certain aspects of the funeral service which caused some unease, namely the lack of emphasis on his Rhodesian years – though perhaps it will be best not to dwell on this matter as at least the Rhodesian National Anthem was sung as his coffin was being carried out of the church. Peter’s remains were then buried in a specially consecrated plot of land on his estate, next to his beloved wife Evelyn. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground, with appropriate music being played by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, an RAF jet by chance flew overhead – which as Peter had served in the RAF during WWII could perhaps be regarded as a piece of divine providence showing its respects. It is not certain whether the annual “Raising of the Flag” will continue to be held at the same venue – but one thing is for certain, and that is that the Springbok Club will do its best to ensure that it carries on in one form or another. [A full obituary to Peter Sladden appears at the end of this edition.]

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Unfortunately the other London-based expat’ South African organisation who the Springbok Club was anticipating co-operating with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year have now stated that they are “not interested” in co-operating any longer. We don’t know the reason for their about-face, but if this is their attitude then so be it. Regardless of this set-back the Springbok Club will still be commemorating the Day of the Vow next month with their own special event. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London next January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year. The organisation is still planning a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018. Please let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in these events.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

Because the Patriotic Forum’s planned trip to Chatham Dockyard clashed with the funeral of Peter Sladden, which a number of leading members wished to attend, it was therefore decided to postpone this visit until next year.

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In December the Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Further information about this event will of course be given in next month’s SCN. In January 2018 the organization will be celebrating Australia Day, and later during the early part of the year will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading expert on Islam, who will be exposing the nature of the threat posed to the West by this eastern religion.

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Preparations for the production of the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well under way. We have already received one generous donation to help with this project, but more financial assistance is still required before it can come to fruition. All donations to assist with this venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

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AZI AND HIS MAMMA NEEDS YOUR HELP

We recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning Azi the Rhino and his mother. It reads as follows :-

“Ordinary people like you and me have shown amazing determination to help a rhino mother and her calf from being separated and traded commercially in South Africa.

“Survivors of a brutal poaching incident on a private farm, both mother and calf managed to avoid the bullets that killed other rhinos in their group. Their owner, distraught and traumatized by the brutality of losing rhinos he loved, decided to sell all the remaining rhinos. The animals were purchased by what we would like to call Rhino Speculators.

“These are business men who buy rhinos at a good price, de-horn them on arrival and then sell them on again - be it for the discounted trophy hunting market or export to Vietnam or China; or other private owners. Once these speculators have secured the horns of the animals they purchased they have no further interest in the animals themselves as their horns on the black market are at this stage more valuable than the animals themselves.

“There is however another very lucrative market that has opened, and that is the live export of rhinos to the countries where demand for rhino horn is ultimately responsible for the demise of the species. To satisfy the demand, many rhino owners remove young rhinos from their mothers as soon as they reach the age when they can be weaned and sell the young animals for export. Rumour has it that they are paid up to US$70,000 per animal, but this has not been confirmed.

“Just a bit more than a month ago, when we got news about Azi and his Mamma’s miraculous survival and the subsequent sale that took place, we managed to trace their whereabouts and contacted their new owner. We were informed that the intention was to remove the cow’s horn and that the calf would be separated from his mother when he was ready to be weaned, at which time he would be put up for sale to the agents who are exporting rhinos to the countries mentioned above.

“The two rhinos had, against all odds; already survived a brutal poaching incident and it is our mission to play a meaningful role in the protection and conservation of rhinos in South Africa under very difficult circumstances, and whilst the worst conservation crisis ever to face our country plays out.

“We believe that Azi and his Mamma deserve so much more and therefore we negotiated a contract to buy the two rhinos from their new owner.

“With the help of amazing people, we have raised 68% of the total of US$45,000 needed to ensure that Azi and his Mamma can have a bright future. With your love and understanding donations of $5 here and $10 there are coming in, and we are slowly but surely pushing ahead to achieve that we have set out to do.

“The most wonderful aspect of our campaign to ensure their welfare is that ordinary people can see that teamwork truly can make our dreams work.”

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust to help them in their campaign to protect Azi, his Mamma and other rhinos in similar positions visit their web-site at : -

https://www.sanwild.org/

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2023 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP

The recent decision by the constituent members of World Rugby (the International Rugby Union Board) to award the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup hosting to France was a victory for sanity and common-sense.

The earlier announcement by the World Rugby board that South Africa was their “preferred bid” was of course the height of irresponsibility. Not only is the “new” South Africa now a decaying third-world nation without the abilities and expertise to organize such a high-profile international tournament, but their track record in organizing such global competitions in the past leaves a lot to be desired. The 1995 Rugby World Cup, held just a few years after civilised rule was abandoned in the country, produced low crowds at all but the most important matches and a “fixed” result in the final to ensure that the host nation “won” (by the novel expedient of having members of the opposing team suffer from food poison prior to the final!). The 2010 Association Football World Cup experienced even greater problems as we detailed in successive editions of the SCN at the time, with far lower than expected touring supporters (causing even emptier grounds), massive infrastructure failures and wide-scale attacks and robberies experienced by those foolish enough to visit the country – including the murder of an Austrian official! Then of course there was the awarding of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Durban, which hastily had to be revoked after it became clear to all that plans and preparations were woefully inadequate. In view of all these established facts the decision by the World Rugby board initially to declare that beleaguered country its “preferred bid” seems ludicrous in the extreme, and indeed somewhat sinister.

In spite of the fact that under ideal circumstances we would have preferred the Irish bid to win rather than the French, the fact remains that although the economy of Northern Ireland, being part of the UK, is robust, that of the Republic of Ireland is still very weak following their mistakes in joining the Euro and not following the UK’s lead in exiting the EU. The possibilities of renewed violent insurrection throughout the island of Ireland in the short-term future therefore appears high, and thus to be awarded such a high-profile international tournament as early as 2023 seems a little too soon to risk.

We do not doubt that, as in 2007, France will stage an excellent and enthralling Rugby Union World Cup in 2023, and that the Republic of Ireland will have left the EU and moved closer back towards the rest of the British Isles so that the island of Ireland can be awarded the competition in 2027. As for South Africa, we believe that only after civilised first-world status have been restored in that sorry land can any global tournament be contemplated there again.

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IS EUROPE KILLING ITSELF ?

A supporter has recently recommended the following most worrying YouTude video to us. We would be keen to hear the comments of other supporters to its contents :-

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/pat-condell-video-europe-is-killing-itself

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THE MURDER OF DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA

The recent appalling assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the campaigning anti-corruption Maltese journalist, has shocked the entire international community. It has furthermore illustrated that in spite of its many virtues and attractions there is also a very dark side to Malta, a dark side which seems to have strong connections to the Italian Mafia. Malta is one of only three countries (it will be only two after Brexit) who are members of both the Commonwealth and the EU, and it seems to be this EU connection which has allowed Mafia criminality to flourish in Maltese society. As Daphne Caruana Galizia (a true heroine of our time if ever there was one) correctly exposed however, it is not only the current Maltese Labour Party Government of Joseph Muscat which has been guilty of massive corruption, but also certain figures within the opposition Nationalist Party. In this regard it should also be remembered that the Maltese Nationalist Party had strong links to Italian society prior to WWII. Today Maltese society as a whole seems to be very split between those who value their British and Commonwealth connections greatest and those who prefer their Italian and EU links – and this split seems to divide the membership of both major parties. What Malta now needs therefore, and what would be an ideal legacy to the memory of the brave Daphne Garuana Galizia, would be for a third party to arise in Malta – a third party free from all corruption and EU Mafia connections, which could thereby take Malta out of the EU with all its Mafia connections, and to restore close and beneficial links with Britain and the Commonwealth. “Mexit” could thus be a perfect method of honouring the memory of the brave Daphne Caruana Galizia!

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HELP FREE THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL

An important and disturbing recent news story that has not been receiving as much publicity as it deserves has been the controversial jailing of six British military veterans be the Indian authorities. More details about this case can be found via the link quoted below, and we ask all readers to do their best to assist the campaign to procure their release and to alert the powers-that-be about their plight :-

https://www.change.org/p/british-foreign-secretary-free-the-6-british-veterans-from-indian-jail

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

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

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

"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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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.228 – Mr. ED BUCKLE-NEL of Pinetown.

Ed Buckle-Nel lived in the Cowie’s Hill area of Pinetown, and as his name suggests was of joint British and Afrikaans ancestry. He had been prominent in Conservative politics in South Africa during the early post-WWII years, but we only came into contact with him when he became an active member of the “Durban Parliament” (the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society) during the 1980s, when he was well known for his debating style of clutching the top of his left-hand lapel tightly when he spoke! As he was already an elderly man during the 1980s we doubt very much whether he is still with us, but we wonder even so what eventually happened to him, and where his family members are now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A most interesting US-based web-sire which includes many informative articles on global affairs from around the world (including many items from the SCN) is called Global Gulag. It can be accessed at :-

www.globalgulag.us

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RIGHT PRIORITY

Sir,

I refuse to vote Conservative as long as they keep cutting our defences. They should be at least double their current size and should never have been cut after the 1980s. The money wasted on the overseas aid should be mostly spent on defence. All British forces' equipment should be made by British workers in British factories. If this means higher taxes, so be it. The great Admiral Beatty complained in the twenties of politicians who were willing to jeopardise our defences for the sake of a shilling off the income tax.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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ONWARD CHRISTIAN SELLOUTS

Sir,

In the July Edition of the SCN you stated: “migrants have been ‘welcomed’ by seemingly so many European institutions and NGOs”. Do not forget one of the major culprits: the churches.. It was the same here in South Africa.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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NATURE OF THINGS

Sir,

What is amazing is that kindly White people in the animal shelter organisations talk about a ”mindset” that can watch a dog starve and that can inflict cruelty, but my mindset was never like that. My parents didn’t have to tell me to love animals – I did it instinctively! It’s in the genes, you will never change them. Those White people here have to see things that no other Whites in the world have to see. Yes there is cruelty in Western countries but not like here.

The Whites who work in the townships for the animals are the real heroes of South Africa – not these useless creatures calling themselves politicians who can only spend other people’s money, who are corrupt, incompetent and are so arrogant that it is mind boggling! They really think they are something, yet they are the laughing stock of the world! I’ve never seen anything like these creatures anywhere else in the world, and I’ve lived in three continents! I support five animal rescue organisations on my meagre income.

It’s really time that the world’s amnesia is swept away and the real history of these creatures is exposed to the world.

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.

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OBITUARY

PETER CHARLES KERRISON SLADDEN

It was with extreme sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Sougthrepps in Norfolk, at the end of October.

Peter Sladden was born at Fulham in London during September 1919. He enjoyed a happy childhood and excelled at school, where he showed a clear aptitude for technology and also proved a keen sportsman. During WWII he served in the RAF where his technical abilities were of course put to good use. A lifelong British patriot, he also became a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, influenced in no small way by colleagues who he met in the RAF from other parts of the Empire/Commonwealth. It was therefore no surprise when after WWII he decided to emigrate to one such Empire/Commonwealth country, the then Southern Rhodesia.

He settled in the Birchley, Monavale area of Salisbury, and soon showed that he was made of the same enterprising entrepreneurial material as the original Rhodesian pioneers had been made of by founding and successfully expanding his own construction and engineering company, which won contracts not only throughout Rhodesia but also in neighbouring Bechuanaland/Botswana. He also enjoyed a very happy and long-lasting marriage, and together with his wife Evelyn Mary he became a leading personality on the Lawn Tennis scene in his new country.

He of course could not contemplate staying in the country under the ZANU-PF terrorist regime, so returned to the UK in 1980, and although over 60 at that time embarked upon an entirely new career by becoming an arable and pig farmer, purchasing the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk. He did not forget his Rhodesian years however, establishing a large room in his manor-house called the Rhodesia Room filled with flags, pictures and other artifacts devoted to Rhodesia, and also constructed a tree-lined walkway opposite the main entrance to the manor-house which he called Southern Rhodesia Avenue, in which were planted lines of trees, each one dedicated to a particular fallen Rhodesian. This tree-lined avenue was subsequently visited by both the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Peter was a devoted family man, and was immensely proud of his three children and grandchildren. He also became a pillar of his local community in Southrepps and in north-east Norfolk in general. His hospitality in the area became legendary, with regular invitations being issued to local residents to join him for Sunday lunch. He was also a staunch CofE churchman, positioning himself firmly on the Low Church wing of the denomination, being a particular adherent to the Book of Common Prayer and an advocate of regular prayers being said for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

But his greatest achievement was undoubtedly his organising of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony on his estate. This event, which commemorates the foundation of the Rhodesian nation at what became Cecil Square, Salisbury on 13th September 1890 by the hoisting of the Union Flag by Lt. Teddy Tyndale-Biscoe of the Pioneer Column, had been re-enacted every year at Cecil Square itself from 1891 until the advent of the ZANU-PF terrorist regime in 1980, but from 1981 until 2017 this re-enactment was continued thanks to Peter’s organising genius at his manor-house in Norfolk. As he was 97 (only a few days short of his 98th birthday) when he organised his last such re-enactment this year this was unquestionably an phenomenal achievement! Another great achievement of his was only revealed shortly before he died, and this was that another tree-lined walkway had been constructed in the grounds of his estate, this one dedicated to the British Empire as a whole.

Peter Sladden was undoubtedly a great man and a true hero of Rhodesia and the British Empire. His memory will live on with everyone who knew him, and will inspire us all to continue to uphold his devotion to the Rhodesian cause in exile and the achievements of the British Empire as a whole. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his children Christopher, Evelyn and Patricia, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and to his brother David and the rest of his family.

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