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.

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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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Monday, 16 October 2017

October 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2017 edition

This year’s hurricane season in the Caribbean hit the British Overseas Territories in the region hard, with Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands being particularly badly affected.

Following the first of these natural disasters UKIP’s aid spokesperson, Cllr. Lisa Duffy, issued the following statement, which we can only applaud: “The UK continues to give £12.2 billion in foreign aid, supporting countries like the North Korean [DPRK] regime now threatening nuclear war and Argentina who still think they have a claim over the Falkland Islands. Britain has been giving money to Iran, China and would you believe it money has also been going to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe! It is appalling, there is no justification and it must stop. Money should instead be going to the Caribbean Islands hit by the Hurricane Irma. At least eight people have been killed and numerous injured as the Hurricane tears into all these Caribbean Islands, some of which are British Colonies. Buildings have been destroyed, residents left homeless, roads and telecommunications systems wrecked. Britain needs to be spending our foreign aid budget here, supplying fresh water, equipment and food instead of wasting our tax payer’s money on corrupt and dangerous regimes. Let’s be clear, we need to send aid not a blank cheque. Foreign Aid needs to be spent in the right places, we need to be sending money immediately to help the people and countries destroyed by Hurricane Irma. These Islands are being destroyed as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded batters the Caribbean. This Government is just not offering enough support to our British Overseas Territories and the Caribbean Islands caught in its wake.”

In the past our movement has often been critical of UKIP and its apparent “Little Englander” approach under its former leader, who seemed to think that Britain could totally isolate itself from the rest of the world. It is therefore most encouraging that their present aid spokesperson recognises that the world does not end at Land’s End, and that Britain still possesses a number of colonies (or “Overseas Territories” as we must alas call them in these “politically correct” days), small in number and size though they alas currently be, which we have a moral duty and responsibility to protect and defend. Britain is a great global power or else it is nothing, and surely UKIP with its forthright opposition to EU-entanglement should be saying this loud and clear? Although alas the former leadership of UKIP were totally lacking in this regard, Cllr. Duffy – and hopefully the entire new UKIP leadership team – give great cause for confidence in the future.

It is widely accepted that France and the Netherlands were quicker in responding to the needs of their own overseas territories in the Caribbean than the UK was – though once British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson became involved the situation rapidly improved. The citizens of the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean therefore soon came to realise the advantages of enjoying the status of colonies of a great European nation-state, just as their French and Dutch neighbours had done right from the beginning of the natural disasters which befell them. This advantage evidently hasn’t been lost on those former British colonies in the area who foolishly opted for independence during he latter part of the last century. Dominica in particular seems now to be regretting the fact that they made such an unwise move.

We advocate therefore that post-Brexit Britain should be offering renewed colonial or protectorate status to all its former colonies who wish to take advantage of once again becoming part of a great Imperial power – and this applies not only to the Caribbean but globally. The once and future colonies will not only benefit themselves from renewed good governance and civilised first-world conditions, but so also will the British people themselves, as natural economic advantages and idyllic holiday destinations present themselves. Furthermore, the threat of terrorism will be considerably reduced once it is Western men and women who are once again in control rather than corrupt tyrants, and massive areas will be opened up for the repatriation of the unwanted immigrants who settled in the UK following the unfortunate de-colonialisation programme of the post-WWII era.

Re-colonisation will therefore be a win-win situation for all concerned. There are of course many visionless “little men” who dismiss Britain’s current 14 global colonies as anachronisms – but we are confident that out of small acorns mighty oaks can once again grow!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club again participated in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk last month, which as always proved to be a most exhilarating and inspiring event – and it was particularly encouraging to see the increased number of Springbok Club members and supporters who made the journey to attend this year. In view of the threatening inclement weather (which in the end never materialized!) the ceremony was held indoors this year – in a spacious barn on the estate of Southrepps Hall. Although there were obvious disadvantages to the event not being held outdoors in the fresh air, these were however offset by a couple of advantages, for the music provided by The Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band seemed even more stirring and uplifting, and the explosions emitted by the miniature cannons during the 21-gun salute proved even more rousing! A temporary flagpole had been erected outside the main entrance to the barn, so everyone was therefore able to observe the actual raising of the Union Flag – which this year was performed by Mr. Andy Hope-Hall, a great-great- nephew of Lt.”Teddy” Tindale-Biscoe who actually raised the Union Flag at what was to become the City of Salisbury when the Pioneer Column founded Rhodesia on 13th September 1890! Mr. Hope-Hall also gave one of the two keynote speeches at the event this year, the other being given by Mr. Peter Jewell who performed such valiant work for the Rhodesian nation during the UDI years. Both spoke movingly and eloquently, and the whole ceremony proved once more to be a day to remember and inspire!

Great faith has been placed in The Springbok Club by Mr. Peter Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Southrepps, to ensure that the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is continued for posterity. This is a task which the organisation is determined to fulfil – though alas as The Springbok Club is not a wealthy organisation it will require meaningful and regular financial assistance in order to honour this faith which has been placed in it. We trust therefore that all concerned will be prepared and able to provide these resources which are needed.

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Alas The Springbok Club has recently learnt that the eminent South African guest speaker who was to have addressed the organization in October will not now be visiting the UK until early/mid 2018. Plans are now being attempted to organise an alternative event for October, though it is not certain whether anything will be able to be arranged before the month is out. Unfortunately also arrangements for the proposed Springbok Club event in Sussex during November have still not been finalised. Needless to say however, all members and supporters will be notified as soon as any arrangements have been completed

In December the organisation plans to join forces with another South African expat organisation in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year, and a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is still being planned for 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

The Patriotic Forum celebrated Gibraltar Day last month by staging a trip to Canterbury in order to visit several sites associated with Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke, who commanded the combined British and Dutch forces who captured Gibraltar in 1704. This proved to be a most happy and successful event, albeit that Canterbury Cathedral, where a memorial to Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke stands in the Warrior’s Chapel, was closed to the public because of a special service at the start of the afternoon. Instead the Patriotic Forum party commenced their tour at The Cross Keys, a 17th Century Inn which stands just outside the Canterbury City walls on land which was owned by the Rooke family at the time when Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke was alive, and which he and other members of his family therefore undoubtedly patronised. Here Mr. Gary Vincent gave an excellent and highly informative PowerPoint presentation about the great man and his association with Canterbury. From here the party journeyed on to St.Paul’s Church where members of the Rooke family are buried – albeit that the family vaults were unfortunately covered by a new organ during the 19th Century! Finally it was back to the Warrior’s Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral (where the special service had be then ended) in order to pay respects at the memorial to the great man who won Gibraltar.

A poem about the day’s events was subsequently written, which reads as follows :-

We met at the Buttercross at One,
Within half-an-hour our trip had begun
Nautical spirit ahead of us lay
Supporting Commonwealth’s Gibraltar Day.

A tourist tour round Canterbury’s delights
To see many great architectural sites.
We paid homage to local-born Admiral Sir George Rooke,
A Canterbury hero, we all took a good look.

We found St.Paul’s Church, the family vault there,
Today hidden by church organ, can’t see - that’s unfair!
Yet we visited Canterbury Cathedral to see
His fine cenotaph in Warrior’s Chapel, all agree.

So off to The Cross Keys Pub, lovely lunch on Old Dover Road,
For PowerPoint Presentation in Rooke’s old drinking abode!
Close to the home where he was born and he died
Long since demolished, St.Lawrence now doth hide,

Turned into meadow till 1847,
The site of Kent Cricket, the Spitfire Ground heaven!
So we learnt about Rooke, victor of Gibraltar’s great fame.
A great day in Rooke’s Canterbury, so more of the same!

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In October The Patriotic Forum aims to celebrate Trafalgar Day by staging a trip to Chatham Dockyard (where of course H.M.S. Victory was built) and in November will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the threat which the West is facing from expansionist Islam. For more details about these events please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk In December the organization will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body, and further information about this will of course be given in next month’s SCN.

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Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new 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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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We recently received the following most uplifting report from The SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning their Cheetah Conservation Programme. It reads as follows :-

“The SanWild Wildlife Trust started its Cheetah Conservation Programme on the 2nd December 2010 when the South African National Parks donated three cheetah males to us. Initially the coalition of brothers were kept in a natural habitat release enclosure and were released on the 8th September 2011. On the 9th October 2011, they made their first successful kill – a young kudu.

”Just over a year later, on the 20th November 2012, one of the males was spotted with a severe eye injury and surgery was scheduled a week later. Unfortunately, although the surgery went well, the cheetah lost sight in this eye, but it did not seem to hinder its life as a wild cheetah.

”Two years later, with the help of our donors, we raised sufficient funding to purchase two female cheetahs from the Mount Camdeboo Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. They arrived on the 8th December 2014 and were released on the 28th June 2015.

“To our absolute delight the bigger one of the two females gave birth to 5 cubs that were first spotted on the 5th May 2016 when they were estimated to be about 6 weeks old. Since then the mum lost one of her cubs, but she has successfully raised four of them into young adults that will soon be ready to be relocated to other game reserves to increase cheetah numbers in the wild.

”SanWild currently has the highest number of cheetahs in the wild in the Lowveld Meta-population group. The two young males are destined for the Lower Zambezi National Park to help establish a breeding population of cheetahs, as they currently do not have any.

”The two females will be relocated to a nearby private game reserve, but SanWild will retain ownership of the two females to ensure their long-term welfare and safety from any exploitation, hunting or commercial trade.

”Despite proving that our cheetahs can play a very valuable role in the conservation of their species we have unfortunately lacked the funding to buy the telemetry tracking equipment necessary to monitor the animals closely and we had to make do with borrowed equipment from time to time that has proved to be very unsatisfactory.

”We would now like to appeal for your help with donations of sponsorship in the amount of US$3000 to purchase this much-needed equipment.

”Please email louise@sanwild.org for the SanWild banking details or for any enquiries.”

We congratulate all at SanWild for their excellent efforts in ensuring that their Cheetah Conservation Programme has been such an outstanding success, and hope that our supporters will be able to help them further in their vital work.

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POPPY PROTEST VICTORY

In the December 2016 Edition of the SCN, in an article entitled “Time to disband FIFA”, we reported on the disgusting decision by FIFA officials to “ban” the wearing of emblazoned poppies upon the shirts of British Association Football sides in international matches - evidently because they were allegedly deemed to be “political”. This FIFA ruling caused outrage throughout the UK – indeed throughout the civilised world – and several petition campaigns (both on-line and in real-life) were launched to have this unbelievable “ban” revoked. Most praiseworthily all four British Football Associations defied this ridiculous “ban”, and moreover refused to pay the despicable “fines” which FIFA imposed as a result. Now comes news that FIFA has completely backed down on this issue as a result of the massive protests which ensued, and furthermore are now expected to waive their attempted fines. All four British teams will therefore be wearing their poppy emblems with pride and without hindrance in their forthcoming internationals. Our wholesome congratulations are therefore extended to all those involved in the various petition and protest campaigns, and we call for the immediate dismissal of all those FIFA officials who were involved with this outrageous “ban”!

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RHODESIANS WORLDWIDE TRIUMPH

The Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organization was founded on 11th November 1991 (UDI Day!), and so this year, in order to celebrate the 26th anniversary of its birth, a special dinner is being planned. At the branch’s formation meeting in 1991 everyone present was reminded that although it had taken the Jewish people 1870 years to reclaim their homeland they had constantly remained determined, and each year at a religious festival had vowed “Next year in Jerusalem” - and then the defiant toast “Next year in Salisbury” was proposed. Although with the passing of 26 years many of the original stalwarts of the branch have died (heroes such as Bill and Eileen Andrews, Wentzel and Anita Coetzer, Chris Wepener, Adrienne Chapman, Gary McDougall and Gina Shaw among them) the branch has thrived – and most encouragingly a new younger generation of Rhodesian descendents have emerged to takeover the leadership of the branch – many of whom have never even set foot in the country. The determination and defiance of organisations such as Rhodesians Worldwide and those behind the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk which has keep the Rhodesian ideal alive is therefore an inspiration to all of us. Next year in Salisbury!

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REMEMBERING THE ENTEBBE RAID

A supporter from Australia has recently reminded us about the Entebbe Raid, when Israeli special forces made a daring and courageous raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda in order to rescue the passengers of an aircraft which had been hijacked by Islamic terrorists – with the apparent co-operation of the demonic tyrant then running that excuse of a country. At this present time when the West is being threatened even more strongly by Islamic terrorism is it therefore worth looking back on the effectiveness and bravery of the Israeli Defence Forces in so ruthlessly opposing the evils of terrorism, and thereby defending us all. A short YouTube documentary about this raid can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xCxzdU9dQo

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PETITION CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTING WHITE GENOCIDE

A most praiseworthy on-line petition campaign has recently been initiated calling on the U.K. Government to address the issue of White genocide in South Africa. We encourage all readers to support and add their names to this petition, which can be accessed at :-

https://www.change.org/p/vivienne-parker-government-to-address-issue-of-white-genocide-in-south-africa?recruiter=32811489&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

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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.227 – Mrs. SHEILA ROSSOUW of Parow

Sheila Rossouw (no relation we believe to Pierre Rossouw – see June 2017 SCN) was an early supporter of S.A.Patriot magazine, and indeed regularly purchased a batch of 200 copies of each edition for distribution among her many friends and contacts – continuing to do so even after the magazine was forced to relocate as S.A.Patriot-in-Exile. She was a talented harpist by profession, and indeed played in the CAPAC orchestra – but for some bizarre reason she always wanted people who had never met her to believe that she was a man, and it took us many years to realise that she was actually a woman! She is believed to have been a Rhodesian, either by birth or by upbringing, but after moving to South Africa she became a keen supporter of the HNP and other patriotic organisations in the country. Alas the latest batch of copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which we sent her has just been returned to us as she is evidently no longer known at her last known address in Parow, so we therefore fear for the worst. We would however be keen to learn what has actually happened to her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We’ve recently been informed of a very interesting TV report about a Yazidi Female Brigade fighting against ISIS/ISIL. This report takes a look at the "Sun Brigade," a unit composed of young Yazidi women determined to fight ISIS/ISIL after escaping captivity or witnessing the atrocities committed by them against their families. According to the report, which was aired on Alaan TV on October 9, 2016 the brigade consists of 140 female fighters, who want to join the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS/ISIL. This report can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgEIWOmUc8

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FACTS NOT YUCK

Sir,

Cecil Rhodes was one of the greatest men Britain ever produced. I only wish he'd lived a lot longer and that Prime Minister Rhodes and President Theodore Roosevelt had been able to work together. So Yucky Yasmin's [Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who had written an earlier scurrilous article in the “I” newspaper] view of history makes me sick - Politically Correct, anti-White, anti-British, out to paint the fine men who built and ran the Empire in the worst possible light. Why must they always look under the rocks rather than at the stars? The good was just as true as the bad. To me, Martin Luther King was not so much a hero as soft on Communism and a believer in forced integration - no more acceptable than forced apartheid. Gandhi was a dangerous crank whose economic ideas would have left India permanently impoverished. The "resistance groups in Kenya" were Mau-Mau terrorists - and were we supposed to leave our boys in Palestine and India to provide various terrorists and thugs with target practice?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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PARTY GAMES

Sir,

People inside the ANC are scared of breaking the party and losing the alliance it has with the COSATU and the SACP. Their fear is understandable. The ANC has been their “political home” for decades and loyalty to the party has been passed from generation to generation. The ANC used to drip with nostalgic liberation street cred’. But of late the party has been reeking from the symptoms of factionalism, corruption and client deployment (read cadre deployment). The rot has become so bad that even ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who has demonstrated a profound capacity for double-speak, is beginning to forgo his ailment denialism and admit that the party is in trouble.

Yours etc.,

Marius Oosthuizen, South Africa.

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FAKING IT

Sir,

There are many types of fake news. One is the news story that says "Outrage at ".....so-and-so's comments on such-and-such..., or so-and-so "slammed" for comments on such-and-such. The question is - who is expressing the outrage or doing the slamming, and how-much support do they have among the population, and how many people are actually on the other hand supporting the comments? If the "outraged" or the "slammers" are many times outnumbered by the supporters, then that is a fake news story, because the headline ""Outrage at " or "slammed" implies the outrage or the slamming is general and is a many-time majority view. If Pauline Hanson, for instance, calls for an end to Muslim immigration, that statement will have the support of about 60 per cent of the population, but the headline would be "Hanson slammed for her comments on Muslim immigration". the slammers being, obviously the 3 per cent of the population who are Muslims, and another 20 per cent of hard-line Labor and Greens supporters, who when combined are still only a minority. So watch out for this kind of fake news story!

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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OBITUARIES

SIR TEDDY TAYLOR

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Sir Edward MacMillan “Teddy” Taylor. Sir Teddy Taylor was born in 1937 and educated at Glasgow High School and the University of Glasgow. After graduating he worked as a journalist with the Glasgow Herald before entering politics. He was elected Conservative and Unionist MP for Glasgow Cathcart in the 1964 General Election, a predominantly working-class but fiercely Loyalist part of the city.

Once in Parliament Sir Teddy quickly established a reputation for being a firm and resolute patriot and Unionist. He was a staunch supporter of Enoch Powell, although he disagreed with him by advocating a return of capital punishment. It was in his forthright opposition to Britain’s membership of the Common Market (later the EU) where he displayed his strongest views however. Although his undoubted intellect and abilities quickly propelled him into the government of Edward Heath in 1970 as a junior Scottish Office minister, he resigned as a matter of principle just a year later in opposition to Heath’s fanatical determination to force Britain into the Common Market.

In spite of his great love for and identification with Glasgow, he alas lost his seat at Glasgow Cathcart in the 1979 General Election, suffering as a result of a dramatic decline in support for the Conservative Party in Scotland following Heath’s disastrous term as leader. He wasn’t out of Parliament for long however, for the new Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher was able to spot talent when she saw it, and he re-entered Parliament as MP for Southend-on-Sea East (later Rochford and Southend East) at a by-election just a year later. Margaret Thatcher soon brought him back into government, albeit it only at junior ministerial level, but he clearly became a key advisor to Margaret Thatcher on a personal level, not only steeling her backbone to become more resolute in her opposition to the EU, but also encouraging her to take a firmer stance against international terrorism – he once openly stating that the South African terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela should be shot. After Margaret Thatcher was deposed and John Major became PM and started to become more conciliatory towards the EU Sir Teddy Taylor became one of the leading “Maastricht rebels” – or “the bastards” as John Major termed them. Although never achieving any significant successes in Parliament, the “Maastricht rebels” managed to place EuroScepticism firmly onto the political agenda, and their impact outside Parliament was considerable.

Sir Teddy Taylor left Parliament at the 2005 General Election to spend his retirement years in his adopted home of Southend-on-Sea, which he grew to love equally as much as he loved his native Glasgow. He was an Association Football fanatic, and being a staunch Unionist supported all the British teams with equal passion – although when it came to the crunch he would always give his primary support to Scotland! It is believed that he was a keen Rangers supporter whilst still living in Glasgow, but thought it best not to voice his affiliation too loudly when MP for Cathcart so as not to alienate any taigs amongst his electorate! By the time he moved to Southend-on-Sea, however, his support for Southend United in the English context became clear and unambiguous, and he was regularly to be seen in the stands at Roots Hall.

During its heydays of the 1960s and 70s Sir Teddy was a staunch and active supporter of the Monday Club, but more latterly he became a firm supporter of New Britain (now of course part of the Patriotic Forum) and a close friend and admirer of the organisation’s founder and director Dennis Delderfield, often acting as chairman at meetings staged by the organisation. It was therefore a great surprise not to see Sir Teddy at Dennis Delderfield’s funeral last year, but in view his own subsequent death it is probable that he was already too unwell to attend.

Sir Teddy Taylor was a true patriot and a great Briton, and will always remain an inspiration to all who worked with him. It is of course a great encouragement and joy to realise that he lived long enough to see the victory of the Brexit cause at the 2016 Referendum, and thus to learn that his beloved country was about to leave the EU, thereby fulfilling his life’s main mission! Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sir Teddy’s widow Sheila and to his two sons and daughter.

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BRIAN “STACK” STEVENS

We were most saddened to learn of the recent death of Brian “Stack” Stevens. A farmer by profession, “Stack” Stevens was a proud Cornishman who played Rugby as loose-head prop for Penzance and Newlyn, Cornwall, England and the British Lions. He played a total of 83 times for Cornwall, being captain of the county from 1973 to 1973, and 25 times for England from 1969 to 1975. Although he was part of the 1971 British Lions Touring party to Australia and New Zealand he alas didn’t play in any Tests. He was part of the England team during the 1969/70 Springbok tour of the British Isles, and proved to be one of the most forthright players (along with the entire England front row!) in voicing opposition to the despicable would-be tour disrupters. By so doing he gained a lot of friends in South Africa and among supporters of freedom and civilised standards. He will thus always be fondly remembered not only as a player but also as a man of principle. Our sincerest sympathies are extended to his family and to the Cornish rugby community.

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

September 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2017 edition

Much controversy has arisen concerning the influence of the Indian Gupta family over Jacob Zuma’s “new” South African government, and the role of the Bell-Pottinger PR company in whipping up anti-White sentiment by their rhetoric in support of the ANC regime. There are several points which should be made regarding this matter however :-

1) There is nothing new about the anti-White stance of the ANC. It dates back to the very formation of this organisation in 1912, and has certainly been a central feature of their ideology ever since they adopted terrorist tactics as a method of obtaining power under the leadership of “Nelson” Mandela.

2) Corruption has also been a consistent feature of the ANC regime ever since they were handed power during the early 1990s, as the immediate collapse of South Africa’s economy and infrastructure following their takeover (in spite of its country’s massive wealth) fully confirms. The only difference about the Gupta family is that they have been more overt in their financial wheeler-dealing.

3) The fact that Zuma is now being demonised in the outside world by the same people who previously lauded his fellow terrorist Mandela is hypocrisy in the extreme. Zuma was a frontline ANC terrorist just like Mandela and they both served imprisonment together for their terrorist crimes. We were widely congratulated a few years ago when we stated that to condemn Mugabe of Zimbabwe whilst praising Mandela was rather like saying that Ronnie Kray was an evil rogue whereas Reggie Kray was a jolly good fellow. Now much the same can be said regarding differing attitudes towards Zuma and Mandela.

4) A recent report by The Transvaal Agricultural Union (SA) revealed that for the first time for years the South African agricultural section grew last year, and grew by a remarkable 22%. Does this mean that the de facto Indian string-pullers of today’s South Africa, corrupt and obnoxious though they be, are actually somewhat more efficient in running an advanced economy than was the case when ANC Blacks ruled by themselves, and rather than demonising the White farming sector as the ANC themselves constantly did, have simplly allowed White farmers to get on with their jobs?

We must however look at the broader picture, not just of South Africa itself but also of the whole African continent ever since the great European nation-states abdicated their duties and responsibilities during the latter half of the 20th Century. Nature abhors a vacuum, and with one Black regime after another throughout “the dark continent” proving incapable of running a country under modern conditions there was thus a vacuum to be filled. Alas it has not been Western Whites who have returned to Africa to fill this vacuum, but instead various Asian powers. For several decades up until recently it has been China which stepped in to fill the void, but China has had no history of colonisation outside its own region, and by all accounts the vast majority of grassroots Chinese who were sent to Africa by their government to run the various countries simply couldn’t stand the place. Furthermore, with the Chinese government becoming more and more concerned about internal dissent and problems on their own borders it seems therefore that they are now slowly but surely disengaging from Africa. Perhaps the emergence of the Gupta family as the power behind the throne in South Africa indicates that it is now India which is taking China’s place? If so then the long-term prospects for Africa seem no brighter than under Chinese influence before them. India also has no history of colonisation – indeed their history has basically been one of being colonised rather than colonising – and when Indians move abroad it has been as parasites rather than as administrators, as the Gupta family’s current position in South Africa confirms!

The great Western nation-states must therefore return to Africa to resume their responsibilities as controllers and administrators of the continent. As is emphasised in the report of last month’s Springbok Club meeting detailed below, the continent is now in the grip of a complete conservation and environmental disaster, and only the re-establishment of Western oversight can surely save the continent’s precious wildlife which is the inheritance of us all.

Although the glorious patriotic revolution of 2016 alas seems to have slowed down during 2017 it hasn’t been stalled, let alone been reversed. President Trump in the US has certainly had his problems from so-called supporters who don’t seem to have believed in his pledge to “Make America Great Again”, and instead wanted to adopt a “little america” isolationist policy – but these turncoats now happily appear to have been sidelined. Britain’s return to global greatness of course has to wait until the Brexit negotiations are finalised – after which hopefully other great European nation-states will make similar moves to exit the EU. By then hopefully everyone will realise that the current migrant invasion crisis can’t be solved by trying to erect unenforceable borders, but only by controlling the lands from which the migrants come and stopping them at source. Once the West does resume control over “the dark continent” then memories of Mandela, Mugabe, Zuma and the Guptas will simply seem like a bad dream.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most important meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. In a most enlightening though very disturbing talk Mr.Rodrigues told not only about the escalating dangers which wildlife in Zimbabwe was facing from endemic poaching, “trophy hunting” (as in the case of Cecil the Lion) and live-exporting to China, but also told how several attempts had been made on his life because of his efforts to halt these crimes and thereby to protect the country’s wildlife. He further told how a global campaign was now being mounted by the ZCTF in order to alert the powers-that-be around the world to this most worrying situation prevailing in Zimbabwe, and to encourage the outside world to take effective steps to save threatened wildlife throughout the African continent. At this meeting Mr.Rodrigues passed around a letter which the ZCTF had written to the United Nations Environment Programme detailing the terrible situation which currently prevails in Zimbabwe and asking them to take appropriate action. If anyone who was not able to attend this meeting would like to see a copy of this letter please contact us at: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

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The Springbok Club has once again been asked to participate in the annual "Hoisting of the Flag" ceremony in Norfolk this year, marking the 127th anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia. We hope therefore that all Springbok Club members and supporters will make every effort to attend this event. The details of which are as follows :-

THE CEREMONY OF THE HOISTING OF THE FLAG

Venue : Southrepps Hall, Hall Road, Southrepps, NR11 8TG, in the County of Norfolk.

Date : Sunday 10th September 2017

Times : Assemble from 12.00 noon onwards, the actual ceremony will commence at 14.30 hrs.

The day will include :-

Buffet snacks and drinks served in the Hall upon arrival

Rousing music played by The Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band

The hoisting of the Union Flag by Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall, the son of Richard Hope-Hall MP and a direct descendant of one of the original 1890 Rhodesia pioneers

A Fanfare of Rhodesia Trumpets

A short religious ceremony including prayers that have said since 1890, including the Inaugural Prayer.

Keynote speeches by both Mr. Andrew Hope-Hall and Mr. Peter Jewell, who played a leading role with Air Trans-Africa during the UDI years

A Twenty-one Gun Royal Salute

The sounding of the Last Post and the playing of both the British and the Rhodesian National Anthems.

Tea and light refreshments will be served on the lawn afterwards

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In October The Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a very eminent visiting South African personality to address a meeting, and on Sunday 5th November will be staging a meeting in Sussex. In December the organisation plans to join with other South African expat organisations in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about all of these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is now being arranged for May of next year. Please try to let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in this visit.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a belated celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in Kent last month. Westerham is the town where General James Wolfe – the victor at the Battle of Louisbourg in 1758 and the Battle of The Plains of Abraham in 1759, which secured Canada as a British Dominion - was born and spent his childhood years. After paying their respects at the Statue of Gen. James Wolfe in the centre of Westerham, where the words of “The Maple Leaf for Ever” were recited, the Patriotic Forum party then visited The Old Rectory where James Wolfe was born, The Church of St.Mary the Virgin where he was baptised and his parents worshipped, and the Quebec House Museum which is located in the house where he grew up. The party finally adjourned to the George and Dragon pub (which is reputed to be the last hostelry which Gen. James Wolfe patronized before journeying to Portsmouth to board his ship bound for Canada) where a PowerPoint presentation about the great man was shown. A YouTube video of the short film which was shown at Quebec House can been viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIiOez8Ce5U

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In September The Patriotic Forum will be staging a trip to Canterbury in order to visit the memorial to Admiral George Rooke, who commanded the combined British and Dutch forces who captured Gibraltar in 1704, in order to celebrate Gibraltar Day. In October The Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam, and in December will hold a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Fuller details about all these events will be circulated in due course, but for more information please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk

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Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new 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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REPORT FROM THE ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION

We have recently been sent a copy of the following report issued by the Cape Town-based Animal Rescue Organisation (ARO) by a supporter still based in South Africa :-

“ARO regularly sends a Mobile Clinic into Guguletu [a Black Cape Town township] to set up Primary Health Care clinics. About 8 weeks ago, a Gugs resident told ARO’s AWA (Animal Welfare Assistant), Thabo, that there were “some dogs” that had been dumped by their owner nearby, and when the dogs tried to return home, the owner poured boiling water on them.

”ARO managed to catch brave Sophia, who was absolutely terrified. She was brought to ARO's hospital in a terrible state, covered in ticks, with agonising infected burn wounds. She was emaciated and dehydrated. Throughout her ordeal, she was calm and showed no aggression whatsoever.

”Sophia was taken straight into foster care. Being used to life on the streets, Sophia opted to stay outside for two days, sleeping for hours under a tree, totally exhausted. Eventually, with love and encouragement, she ventured inside. It took her weeks to settle and get used to a normal household, but once she realised no one was going to hurt her, her personality started to shine through, her tail wagged and her hair grew back shining.

”Sophia now lives with her new family Greyton. Her day starts with a happy trek up the mountain with other dogs and the rest of her day is spent playing in a big garden with her new friends! Sophia, like so many dogs, seems to have forgiven - but probably not forgotten - we are so happy that she survived her ordeal and arrived at her happy ending.

“Cage cruelty, in all sizes, happens all over the world and ARO has seen many cases of it. This is the latest horror case of cruelty to be rescued. A family of 3 Syrian hamsters (the larger variety) lived in this disgusting hell hole which measures 20cm x 30cm; on inches of compacted excrement and mould, with no nest, shade, shelter or water. The hamsters were in a poor condition and would not have survived much longer. ARO thanks the Mitchell's Plein AW for their action. All three hamsters are currently safe at ARO in clean large cages, with nests, sand baths and a decent diet ~ all of them are looking for loving homes where they will be safe & cared for.”

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WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

As would be expected after the staging of the near-perfect 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London produced a similar problem-free performance when hosting this year’s IAAF World Athletics Championships. Alas Britain’s performance on track and field didn’t match the flawless organisation of the Championships, and again was marred quite considerably by the selection of a large number of “plastic Brits” to compete in national colours. There were even so a number of quite outstanding performances produced by true British competitors just below medal-level.

As far as South Africa was concerned it has been noticeable how the number of White competitors has diminished constantly ever since the country was handed over to Black rule. The continuing presence of the sexually-ambiguous Caster Semenya in women’s events remains a matter of great concern however. It is argued that this person can’t help their condition and that it would be unfair to place a ban on competing, but is it not even more unfair to all the true female competitors to force them to compete against a person who is male in all but exterior physical features?

The drug-ban issue was also a matter of great concern. The blanket ban on all Russian competitors simply because some of them have been found guilty of using prohibited drugs seemed manifestly unfair – especially as competitors trained by the proven Cuban-American dopper Alberto Salazar continued to be allowed to compete!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

A supporter from Australia has recently forwarded us the following YouTube video in which Pauline Hanson of the Australian One Nation party lambasts certain Australian politicians for their cowardly approach towards Muslim terrorism :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9N9zAdSfBA

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

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

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"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) .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.226 – KEITH of “Cat’s Whiskers” in Durban

“Cat’s Whiskers” was a popular night haunt situated in Claridge’s Hotel on the Durban beachfront. During the late 1970s and early 1980s the head barman there was named Keith, though alas with the passage of time his surname has been forgotten. He was however an extremely friendly and amusing person, and was a Northern Rhodesian by birth – as also was his attractive girlfriend who also worked behind the bar. “Cat’s Whiskers” proved a popular place for members of the Save Rhodesia Campaign to finish up in after a heavy evening’s campaigning, and Keith quite naturally always seemed very supportive of their efforts. A favourite saying of SRC activists at the time was “Lusaka by Christmas”, and this Keith would always repeat with gusto whenever appropriate! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him, and where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Although the Campaign for an Independent Britain’s web-site was featured in this section of the September 2006 Edition of the SCN, it’s web-site has been greatly enhanced since then, and of particular interest is its Media Section which contains videos of speeches given by several high-profile personalities at some of their recent meetings and conferences. This section can be accessed at :-

http://campaignforanindependentbritain.org.uk/media

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE SCUMBAG NATION

Sir,

Why would anyone break into a rhino orphanage and slaughter baby rhinos that had lost their parents to poachers [May 2017, SCN]?

No wonder they are hated... what scumbags!

Nice to read an appreciative word for Clive Derby-Lewis. We were to have travelled to Pretoria to greet Clive but plans came unstuck and our brother-in-law died before we could join him in a peaceful week or two.

My wife's cousin was hacked with his own samurai sword by home invaders north of Jo’burg. He survived but one kidney was hacked beyond repair. What an ugly place that once was the most beautiful place on earth.

Yours etc.,

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia

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THE HELL-HOLE NATION

Sir,

Hi, Good SCN this month [July 2017]. My family all say it’s hell in South Africa; no money, even for the small company owners – crime, AIDS and violence are rampant. Today all minority groups in Durban are attacked daily with crime levels double they were last month. The White South African nation has been faced with tough new laws over the last eight months to stop Whites from getting state tenders for work. I should hope the UK does this soon to protect us from the evil of non-White invasion, planned by the Left for 80 years. .

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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DIRTY SAUDIS

Sir,

Bloody jihadists attacked Manchester and London. This is war against European nations, against Christianity. We hate them even more than before. The Russian people blame Merkel's liberals for lenience. We wish the British revenge to be cruel. There are two ways to fight Islamic terrorists: to banish them from the UK and hard strikes on ISIL positions in the Middle East. Needless to say that the general sponsor of jihadists is Saudi Arabia. Saudi regime is the worst dictatorship in the Middle East. To overthrow Saudi royal family is the best solution to defeat terrorism in Asia and over the world.

To tell the truth, Russian web-sites report the same. The British and Russian observers have the SAME opinion. What else? We all see our common enemy, we can see the evil of the world. Why can't we stand together? Why are we divided by our politicians? Dirty Saudi money, that is my answer. Our and your officials deal with Saudis and make dirty money. Shame on them!!

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia.

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UNDEMOCRATIC DEMOCRATS

Sir,

Pauline Hanson got a lot of votes, kicked some Labor MPs out of their seats, so they rigged up some fake charges to put her in jail.

Donald Trump got elected by the American people, now the media/Democrat political machine are trying to remove him against the will of the American people.

See a trend here, folks?

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, New South Wales, Australia.

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OBITUARIES

SIR COLIN “PINETREE” MEADS

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Sir Colin “Pinetree” Meads. Colin Meads was a great Rugby player and a great New Zealander. Many consider him the greatest Rugby player of all time – certainly the greatest forward. He played in the All Blacks jersey a total of 133 times, 55 of them being in full international matches – a record.

Born in Cambridge, New Zealand, he played all his provincial Rugby for Kings Country, usually at Lock. A fair but no nonsense player (he became only the second All Black to be sent off in an international in 1967 against Scotland), his physical strength and presence was legendry. He was descended from some of the earliest British colonists of New Zealand from the start of the 19th century, and he exemplified all that was best about the British Imperial pioneer spirit of his forefathers. A sheep farmer by profession like his father, he would spend his days working hard on the sheep farm, and then would turn out for training in the evening. He worked hard and he played hard, and thus lived life to its full.

Colin Meads’s Rugby career coincided with some of the fiercest competitions between the All Blacks and the Springboks, but he gained a strong affinity towards his erstwhile opponents, who he could see played the game with equal intensity to himself, and possessed the same pioneer spirit and zest for life. During the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand, when Wynand Claassen’s team was subjected to disgusting attacks by the evil HART tour disrupters, Colin Meads was forthright and vocal in his opposition to the HART scum, stating openly that he had detected something “very nasty” emerging from the undergrowth. His support for his South African kith and kin was further re-enforced later during the 1980s when he managed and coached the “rebel” New Zealand Cavaliers tour of South Africa.

Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sir Colin Meads’s widow Verna and to his five children, all of whom seem to have inherited their father’s sporting prowess and have proved true New Zealanders.

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HELMUT JOSEF HEYMANN

It was with equal sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Helmut Heymann of the Business Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brakpan. Helmut Heymann was born in Germany in 1943, and moved to South Africa during the early 1980s where, as a leading expert in the textile industry, he was able to give his services to the South African textile manufacturing sector. Following the NP’s sellout of the country to the ANC terrorists he became increasingly concerned about the deterioration in South African society which he had grown to love, and became increasingly active with various White rights and opposition movements. It was through these connections that he first became aware of The Springbok Club and realised the important role which the organisation was trying to play “in exile” by highlighting the true situation which existed in the “new” South Africa and lobbying the powers-that-be in the West to take action to restore civilised standards. Alas his untimely death came only shortly after he had made initial contact. Our heartfelt sympathies are therefore extended to his widow Ingrid and to the rest of his family, and trust that they will be able to continue with the most important work which he had started.

Just before he died Helmut Heymann wrote to the SCN, and with the permission of Ingrid we publish this letter below :-

Dear Sirs,

Hereafter some short information which I think is important.

1. All opposition parties are calling for a vote on whether President Zuma will get the marching order or remain in office as president

2. The Constitutional Court must decide whether the vote must be conducted in secret or open elections

3. The General Secretary of the ANC announces his resignation

4. A Deputy Minister is abducted and then later released. Is this a warning?

5. A son of President Zuma announces that his father is not invulnerable. He would have enough vulnerable spots.

6. In the next few days, the Executive Committee of the ANC will meet to decide whether President Zuma will remain or not

7. I believe that now it is coming to the one problem I have always warned against. Then against Zuma still stand over 780 formal cases at court.

I remain with friendly greetings,

H.J. Heymann.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

August 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2017 edition

The fact that Leo Varadkar has been elected leader of Fine Gael, and thereby the new taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, has been met with incredulity around the rest of the world. As his name suggests, Varadkar is an Indian – or more accurately a half-Indian. Furthermore he is an open and seemingly unashamed homosexual. If this scenario had been made up even only 20 years ago nobody would have believed it!

It should be remembered in this regard that Fine Gael owes its origins to one of the terrorist factions which operated during the insurrection of the early part of the 20th century, which included the notorious IRA terrorist Michael Collins. Irish Nationalist terrorists such as Collins and others who went on to found Fine Gael of course maintained that their aim was to release the island of Ireland from “foreign” rule (which in reality simply meant that they rejected Union with their fellow-Britons from the other side of the Irish Sea). Furthermore it should also be remembered that sodomy was illegal in the Republic of Ireland until as recently as 1993. We wonder therefore how the likes of Collins and his fellow IRA terrorists would have reacted to this latest amazing development occurring in their artificial statelet?

Fine Gael has traditionally not been the worst of political parties in the Republic of Ireland however. Fianna Fáil contained some of the more hideous IRA terrorists of the ilk of Eamon de Valera, but over the years Fianna Fáil has become the establishment party, and as such has become far more pragmatic and realistic in its policies. It is also important to remember in this regard that – although relative - Fine Gael tends to be even more pro-EU than Fianna Fáil. Furthermore, we also recall that when Ian Paisley addressed the Swinton Circle a couple of years ago he stated that the DUP found it far easier to negotiate with Fianna Fáil than with Fine Gael, mainly because both sides understood their fundamental positions so much better.

Traditionally of course Unionists who remained in the lost 26 counties after the partition of the British Isles in 1922 tended to support Fine Gael as the lesser of two evils. Ideally of course it would be marvellous if a strong pro-Unionist party could arise in the 26 counties, but we must be realistic and accept that this won’t happen immediately, and that Fianna Fáil has now probably become the lesser of two evils, and so is now more deserving of support – albeit reluctant.

With such a bizarre leader it would certainly seem highly unlikely that Fine Gael will be able to win the next RoI general election, and that Fianna Fáil will soon be returned to power with Michael Martin as the next taoiseach. It is widely accepted that the RoI will suffer more than any other member state from Britain’s forthcoming withdrawal from the EU, but to us the solution to their problems is obvious – the RoI must also leave the EU and then negotiate a mutually favourable customs and trading agreement with the UK. The big question therefore is has Fianna Fáil become pragmatic enough and does Michael Martin possess sufficient political vision and daring to realise this fact and to act accordingly?

Needless to say, the most ideal development would be for the 26 counties of the RoI to become re-united back into the United Kingdom, but we must be realistic and accept that this isn’t going to happen in this generation, and in all probability not in the next either. A start could however be made, most conceivably by the RoI rejoining the Sterling Zone – which would not preclude the Punt once again becoming their unit of currency in replacement for the Euro which has proved so highly damaging to the RoI economy. This surely would be something which would delight the more hardline nationalists!

A more significant development however would be if the RoI was to join the Commonwealth – a move enthusiastically advocated by former RoI President Mary Robinson during the 1990s. The core Commonwealth could of course develop into a global free-trade area infinitely preferable to the authoritarian self-contained EU, but Commonwealth membership would also enable sportsmen and women from the 26 counties to compete in the Commonwealth Games. If once the ridiculous Leo Varadkar has long been forgotten the RoI does make such a move then it will probably be too late for Dublin to be awarded the hosting of the 2022 Games (where the host city still remains undecided), but perhaps it would be possible for Dublin to host the Games in 2026. This is a potential outcome which truly excites us!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most successful and enjoyable buffet-meeting to commemorate Rhodes & Founders Day last month. The guest speaker, Mr. Peter Jewell, gave a most inspiring and captivating speech in which he recounted his early years in the UK, the reasons for his move to Rhodesia, and his sporting exploits and contacts there. He then went on to tell something about his important work for Air Trans Africa, and finally about his active involvement with UKIP since returning to the UK. A delicious selection of buffet snacks was provided at this event, but perhaps most importantly there was a fantastic spirit of camaraderie at this gathering, with several new supporters being present, and well as many old faces!

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The Springbok Club will be staging a very important meeting in August, which we trust as many friends and supporters as possible will be able to attend. The details are as follows :-

Date : Friday 11th August 2017

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

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

Guest Speaker : Mr. JOHNNY RODRIGUES

Johnny Rodrigues moved to the then Rhodesia with his family in 1955, and grew up in the country, living since then until very recently entirely in Southern Africa. During the Rhodesian Bush War he served in both the Rhodesian SAS and the elite Selous Scouts. In 1974 he married Cheryl Whyte (who tragically died in 2016) and they had three children.

A lifelong conservationist with a keen interest in wildlife, and being alarmed by the endemic poaching which was taking place as a result of the ZANU-PF regime’s “Land Reform Programme”, he founded the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force in 2001. Since then he has worked tirelessly and unselfishly for the protection of wildlife in Zimbabwe, particularly battling against poachers, and has gained an extremely high reputation among conservation groups around the globe as a result of these efforts.

He was particularly involved with the exposure that Cecil the Lion (and his son) had been killed by trophy hunters, and has also exposed the extent of the capture of wildlife to be exported to China. These campaigns have cost Johnny dearly, particularly as they occurred at the same time as he lost his wife. There have been eight attempts on his life, including a poisoning attempt, and as a result he has had to emigrate with my family. In spite of now being out of the country he is still continuing his fight for the protection of Zimbabwe’s wildlife by creating awareness about conservation and wildlife issues and the enormous damage being done to the African continent.

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On Sunday 10th September The Springbok Club will again be participating in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at Southrepps in Norfolk. Please try to diarise this date and make every effort to attend this inspiring and awe-inspiring event.

In October The Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a very important visiting South African personality to address a meeting, and in November will be staging a meeting in Sussex. In December the organization plans to join with other South African expat organizations in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about all of these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is now being arranged for May of next year. Please try to let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in this visit.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be staging a trip to Westerham in Kent as a belated celebration of Canada Day during the afternoon of Saturday 26th August. Westerham is the home town of Major-General James Wolfe, who of course commanded British forces at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759, a victory which ensured that Canada remained part of the British Empire, subsequently of course to become the first self-governing dominion in the Commonwealth. Assemble at the statue of James Wolfe in The Green, Westerham (just off the A25) at approximately 13.00 hrs. After paying respects at the statue the party will then journey to the near-by Church of St.Mary the Virgin where James Wolfe was baptised, before visiting Quebec House where he was born (and which is now a museum) before finishing the day at a pub in the town which is reputed to be the last hostelry where he stayed before travelling to Portsmouth to board his ship bound for Canada. For more details about this trip please ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In September The Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate Gibraltar Day, and later during the year the organisation will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the subject who will be talking about the ongoing threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam.

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Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new 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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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

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

“About 10 days ago we shared the wonderful news that Nellie the Rhino has been relocated to the safety of an Intensive Protection Zone, or IPZ as we call them, where she and other rhino poaching survivors and those rescued from trophy hunting can hopefully once again learn to trust and not fear man.

”If you have not yet seen the video of her relocation to safety you can view it at: https://vimeo.com/209162674?lite=1.

”We are even more pleased to let all our donors know that the veterinary report and results of the blood test that was taken during her capture and received this morning confirmed that indeed Nellie is between 5 to 8 months pregnant. Both her and her unborn calf are doing well and if all goes according to plan we will expect the little one in about 8 -11 months’ time. White rhinos have a gestation period of approximately 16 months.

”While we celebrate her rescue and pregnancy the threat of poaching of Nellie and her unborn calf is very real.

“Many of you may or may now know that the South Africa Government, on the insistence of the rhino owners in the country that breed rhinos commercially to harvest the horns, intend opening the domestic trade in rhino horn soon. A limited international trade is also being considered and as much as we support all efforts to curb rhino poaching we know that the reopening of the trade will not end the brutal slaughter. All indications already are that in anticipation of the re-opening of the trade, poachers are targeting and killing rhinos on an increasing level. The danger to Nellie and her unborn calf is very real and we must ensure their safety, but we can only do this with your help and support.

”We are concerned about the slow progress of our Fundraising Campaign and would like to appeal to our supporters to help us in ensuring the safety of rhinos in the IPZ's. We cannot rest until we have reached our goal of making it impossible for poachers to target rescued rhinos.

“To support the upgrade of the perimeter fences donate via PayPal on the SanWild web-site.”

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

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WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP

It has been good to see women’s team sport receiving far more media coverage over recent months – Soccer, Rugby Union, and perhaps most noteworthy of all Cricket. The recent Women’s Cricket World Cup produced a most splendid and exciting victory for England – albeit only against third-world opposition in the final. It was however very surprising to see the “new” South African team reach the semi-finals of this competition, particularly amazing when the current anarchic and disintegrating state of South African society is taken into account. Inevitably this “new” South African team had to be multi-racial in composition, and it thus seemed bizarre to witness the players go into a multi-cultural prayer-huddle after their defeat by England in the semi-final. With so many religions being present in this multi-racial side one cannot help but wonder which God they were actually praying to!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Following the praiseworthy luncheon staged by The Council of United Commonwealth Societies of Tasmania to celebrate the 91st birthday of H.M.The Queen which we reported on in last month’s SCN, it has been equally encouraging to receive notification from our very good friend and supporter from Tasmania, Reg Watson, about a luncheon to be held by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian National Flag Association on Tuesday 5th September at Parliament House, Hobart. For more details please e-mail Reg Watson at: reg@regwatson.com

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"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.

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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.225 – Ms. JENNY RAMSAY of Durban

Jenny Ramsay (the name may have been spelt Ramsey) worked as a part-time barmaid at the Riviera Hotel on the Victoria Embankment in Durban at approximately the same time as the attempted Seychelles Coup was planned there during the early 1980s (though she was not involved with this in any way). She was a most beautiful and friendly girl, albeit somewhat shy. It would be very interesting to learn what happened to her and where she is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The US-based Mass Resistance movement, which has now established a presence in the UK, campaigns in favour of what they term Family Values (something which could perhaps better be described as Civilised and Moral Values). It undoubtedly would not meet with the approval of the new RoI taoiseach Leo Varadkar, but we believe that many if not most of our readers would fully support its aims and objectives. Its web-site can be accessed at:-

http://www.massresistance.org/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

IMMIGRANT PROBLEM

Sir,

Viscount St Davids was jailed for calling an anti-Brexit Guyana immigrant various names. Seems as if she’s a fat-mouth Non-White who is so deluded that she thinks she’s one of us! Brexit will not be stopped. It’s our vote and our land. She is for sure a police informer for cash.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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GERMAN BITE

Sir,

Many thanks for an interesting and entertaining read in the July Edition of the SCN - a monthly treat if there ever was one!

As someone who has recently started travelling to Germany regularly on business, the changes that have happened to that great country as a result of Mrs. Merkel's suicidal and inexplicable open-door policy are really alarming. One books into an upmarket historic hotel and finds that a large proportion is being used to house newly arrived immigrants from the Arab world. Walking down the streets of pleasant, prosperous cities like Wiesbaden and Mainz, one sees gangs of threatening youths on every street corner, up to no good - you simply didn't see this 5 years ago. So many of these immigrants come from peaceful and stable countries like Morocco, which thousands of British holidaymakers flock to each year - they are safe in their own countries, and have no cause to be living in Western Europe. The situation is completely out of control and the German government does nothing to address this. I applaud your suggestion that the pre-1871 boundaries of the states of the German Zollverein are restored!

Yours etc.,

Richard P. Kent, London, U.K.

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EXCELLENT COMMENTS

Sir,

It seems as if people are fed up about the land claims/"stole the land" issue and are digging in. I read elsewhere that the SANDF is effectively broke. I know that SAAF squadrons are barely hobbling along. As always not a peep from the liberals in the UK!

Do you have ex-MP Peter Hain and John Simpson of the BBC [married to a South African] on you mailing list? I think it would be wise to keep them informed to curtail their drivel when they make their extremely rare public utterances. Have you considered contacting Piers Morgan? He is mates with Kevin Petersen and seems to enjoy debating contentious issues - e.g. 2nd Amendment of US Constitution. If you could get him going public on the real issues in South Africa it would help many people out of their darkness and end “The Rainbow Nation” illusion.

Do you read American Renaissance (https://www.amren.com)? Excellent commentary from the USA saying what White Africans have been saying since the beginning of time

Yours etc.,

“Majuba”, Hertfordshire, U.K.

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OBITUARY

NORMAN “SKIP” RAUSCH

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Norman “Skip” Rausch. Although born in the UK, “Skip” Rausch moved to Rhodesia at an early age and became a Rhodesian through and through. He was a farmer by profession, but also served in the BSAP Reserve, becoming a “stick commander” – hence his nickname! After the fall of Rhodesia he returned to the UK, but never lost his Rhodesian pioneer attitude to life, always wearing shorts even during the coldest weather! He discovered The Springbok Club late in life, but the organization then became his main interest and passion. Quiet and unassuming, he became a popular and much valued member of the organization, until failing health sadly curtailed his regular activities. We mourn the passing of “Skip” Rausch – a true Rhodesian and a true son of Empire. His pioneer spirit will live on and continue to inspire us however. Our race has produced the likes of him before – and will do so again in future!

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