Thursday, 20 May 1999

May 1999 Edition.


May 1999 edition
As World Cup fever grips the country - and indeed most of the world - our initial instincts would naturally have been to support the two teams from Southern Africa.

Unfortunately, however, the situation isn't as straightforward as that. On the insistence of the unspeakable Ali Bacher the so-called South African side has forsaken their traditional badge, our beloved Springbok emblem, and in its place now plays under a new badge which incorporates the revolting flag of the ANC regime. We must never forget that this is the flag of the terrorists who planted the bombs at Church Street, Amanzimtoti and Magoo's Bar etc., etc., and who killed hundreds of innocent people - including our own good friend and colleague Nick Fourie. We must never forget either that a number of the current World Cup squad were in the tour party to Australia in 1992 when (again under pressure from the wretched Ali Bacher) they all openly and treasonably advocated a "Yes" vote in the Referendum of that year - an outcome which of course has led directly to the current chaotic and horrendous situation in South Africa.

As far as the "zimbabwe" team is concerned the situation is if anything even worse. Not only are they willing to play under the name given to their country by the ZANU/PF regime after they terrorised and destroyed Rhodesia, but they are furthermore prepared to wear the Marxist five-pointed red star of the ZANU and ZAPU terrorists who killed so many of their friends and brothers during the 1970's. This is the emblem of those who shot down the two Viscount airliners and massacred the survivors, who savagely butchered the missionaries and their children at the Elim Mission - and who bayoneted to death the six-month-old Natasha Glenny.

Many might say that today's players are simply young and naive, and that we should therefore still support them out of "patriotism" regardless. There is an important matter of honour and principle at stake here however, and no matter how relatively young these players might be they must surely know something of their countries' recent history. Don't they have any sense of shame?

We're sorry lads, but all the time you are prepared to don the symbols of our enemies there is no way that we can support you. This isn't being "unpatriotic" - indeed we maintain that we are the true patriots, for it is a fundamental aim of the Springbok Club to work towards the day when all South African sports teams will once again be known as "The Springboks" - and when those who represent the land north of the Limpopo will be playing for Rhodesia!


We doubt very much whether any supporter ever saw such an obscure site, but the sinister woman named Jennifer Logan who "ran" the Aida Parker web-site, and who embarked upon an irrational and inexplicable hate campaign against us, recently created a defamatory and libellous web-page attacking us on this site of hers. We were therefore forced to threaten legal action against her ISP if this defamatory page was not closed down - and are happy to be able to report that as a result of this the offending page has now been removed. Alas it seems as if the entire "Aida Parker" web-site has also been closed down as a consequence of this - so we trust that Aida Parker herself now realises the damage that this viper has caused her.

We have for some time been of the opinion that this Logan woman was probably deranged, and the contents of this hate page only tend to confirm this impression. She chose to display the ENTIRE series of correspondence which passed between the Chairman of the SPRINGBOK CLUB and herself - which of course clearly confirmed that all the antagonism and insults initially emanated from her! Even more weirdly, this same correspondence which she saw fit to display clearly showed that she was telling two huge lies in her specific attacks upon our Chairman. Firstly she called him a "liar" for claiming that he was going to initiate enquiries into her - when she had earlier displayed an extract from a previous edition of the SPRINGBOK CYBER-NEWSLETTER in which a request was made for information about her - in other words the start of our enquiries into her! Secondly she denied that she had ever requested that we recommend her web-site in "each issue" of the SCN - yet there, in the very first message which she sent to us, in her own words, was the request that it be recommended in "every issue"! (Supporters will remember that although we offered to establish a link to the Aida Parker Newsletter web-site from our own site - which Logan had not originally requested - and although we promised to make it our "recommended site of the month" for one month, the fact that we were not prepared to give her special treatment by recommending it every month resulted in her starting the campaign of insults, venom and name-calling against us!).

Far more suspicious than the self-incriminating lunacy which she displayed, however, was the fact that she revealed herself as being paranoiacally anti-British - with crude insults being made against the UK and the British people as a whole, and ridiculous references harking back to alleged events of the Anglo-Boer War. For a person with a British surname such as Logan, to display such anti-British hatred is very strange - to say the least! It has always been the policy of S.A.PATRIOT, the SPRINGBOK CLUB and the SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER to advocate White UNITY in the South African context of course. Anybody who seeks to divide White Men against White Men must therefore be considered as an enemy of us all.

Finally, just to confirm how simple the Logan woman is, it was laughable to read that she thought that we were "silly" for "forgetting" to remove her e-mail address from our circulation list. Doesn't the poor woman realise that after all her insults and hatred we would go out of our way to make sure that she was kept informed about the growth and success of the SPRINGBOK CLUB in spite of all her wrecking attempts!!!



The SPRINGBOK CLUB's April function, our trip to Amsterdam, turned out to be a great success. Although the numbers travelling from the UK were perhaps a little fewer than we had hoped, we even so enjoyed some most fruitful meetings with Dutch supporters in Amsterdam itself, and some firm and beneficial contacts were made.

We based ourselves at the Cafe-Terras Cul-de-Sac in Amsterdam, which is owned and run by two good Rhodesian patriots, Russel and Alice Stotter. There were plenty of supplies of Castle Lager available and "Super 12" rugby videos on view, and Alice also showed us two excellent scrapbooks which she had collected during her time in Rhodesia, which certainly helped to rekindle our ideals, and reminded us of what we're struggling to regain.

We were joined initially by Marcel Ruter, who was one the earliest subscribers to S.A.PATRIOT from the Netherlands way back in the early 1980's. It was great therefore to be able to meet Marcel in person for the first time. He told us something about the patriotic movements which he is involved with in the Netherlands, including S.O.S. and Voorpost (we believe these titles are correct), and some most useful contacts were therefore cemented.

Next we were joined by Marc van Eck, his wife and two good colleagues. Marc is very actively involved amongst South African expatriates in the Netherlands, so again we made some very good and useful contacts. Although perhaps we had originally intended to start a branch of the SPRINGBOK CLUB in the Netherlands, after these meetings we felt that as the infrastructure for the basic cause is already in place there it will probably therefore be best to liaise and co-operate with these existing movements, rather than trying to start anything new.

During the evening in the bar we met quite a few other expatriate South Africans, and perhaps the most poignant of these was with a girl who studied at the Natal Technikon with the late, great Mike Skelly, and who was able to tell us a lot of details about his final days. Mike, of course, was one of the leading stalwarts of first the SAVE RHODESIA CAMPAIGN and then the PATRIOTIC FORUM in Durban, and was one of the earliest and most dedicated supporters of S.A.PATRIOT. His death in November 1996 at such a young age came as a great and terrible shock to us, but his memory for always serve as an inspiration for the SPRINGBOK CLUB. It was certainly a great help to be able to learn at last the full facts concerning his final sad days, and how he met such an untimely death.



Unfortunately our planned May function - when we were hoping Grace Healey would give a "report-back" on her trip back to South Africa - has had to be postponed because Grace is evidently still in South Africa!

Her "report-back" meeting will be held later during the year therefore - but although the national SPRINGBOK CLUB will not be holding a function during May, the newly-formed Kent Branch will! This will take the form of a "pub evening" in order to celebrate Empire Day, and the details are as follows:-

Date  :  Monday 24th May 1999
Venue :  The Monument Public House, Castle Road, Whitstable.
Time  :  19.30 hrs onwards.

Although we know that it will be very difficult for most of our supporters to attend this function (particularly those from the States and Australia etc.!), there is even so a warm welcome extended from the Kent Branch to everybody else to join them.



Apart from the Kent Branch and our embryo Stockholm Branch, three other supporters around the world are now actively attempting to establish branches in their own areas. They are Brendon Jones in Devon, Gillian McKinnon in Lancashire/Cheshire, and James Taylor in Florida (USA). If you live in any of these three areas - or know any potential supporter who does - and would like to become involved, then e-mail us at : and we will forward your details on to the organisers concerned.
[We also have supporters and other potential embryo branches in such places as Sussex, Hampshire, Jersey and Queensland (Australia), so again if you come from any of these places and would like to become active - or from the Netherlands where we can put you into contact with our colleagues mentioned above - then please let us know].



A a result of the diabolical decision by the so-called "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" not to grant an amnesty to the patently innocent Conservative politician Clive Derby-Lewis (as reported in the April edition of the SPRINGBOK CYBER-NEWSLETTER) it has been decided to launch an official overseas-based "Release Clive Derby-Lewis Campaign" in order to lobby for his freedom. So far the following organisations have pledged their support for this campaign :-

S.O.S. (Netherlands)
VOORPOST (Netherlands)

We are planning to organise a foundation meeting in London on Tuesday 25th May, and provisionally it is aimed to initiate a letter-writing campaign to the media and to figures of influence, and to stage a big public meeting in London later this year. Again if you are interested in becoming involved then contact us at :



A number of SPRINGBOK CLUB members attended a meeting of the CONSERVATIVE MONDAY CLUB in the House of Lords earlier this month, when the guest speaker was Mr. Norris McWhirter C.B.E. (of "Guinness Book of Records" fame). Although Mr. McWhirter's talk was not directly relevant to Southern African affairs, his anti-Euro-Federal theme even so dove-tailed closely with our own policy of closer links between the nations of the old White Commonwealth, and therefore proved a most informative and inspiring address.



COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the titles they stock are:-

FIREFORCE - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, by Chris Cocks. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 368 pages, 120 black and white and colour photos, plus maps and sketches. Widely acclaimed as the classic account of counter-insurgency warfare in Africa. Includes the RLI roll of honour, citations and operational orders. Price R185.00.

FIRE, FLOOD AND ICE - by Brig. Dick Lord. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 280 pages, 90 black and white and colour photos, plus 6 maps. A compilation of South African search and rescue missions, both military and civil, over the past decade. Foreword by Lt.Gen. Willem Hechter, Chief of the S.A.A.F.. Of heartwarming dedication and courage. Price R140.00.
COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at :  P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

[UK supporters might also like to know that the SPRINGBOK CLUB is now selling copies of FIREFORCE in this country, price £20.00 per copy. We also still have a small stock of real South African flag lapel badges left, price £5.00 each (+ 50p for p. & p.). All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.]



A regular feature in which we ask whether anyone knows the current whereabouts of a friend or colleague who has lost contact.

No.10 :  Mrs. COLLEEN KERR of Durban.

Colleen Kerr lived on the Bluff, and together with her two grown-up sons was an energetic and dedicated fighter for the patriotic cause in South Africa, being a firm supporter of amongst other organisations, the CP, the CIVIC ACTION LEAGUE and the PATRIOTIC FORUM.



As will have been seen, one of the first overseas organisations to pledge their support to the "Release Clive Derby-Lewis Campaign" has been the CANADA FIRST IMMIGRATION REFORM COMMITTEE. Although this movement is by definition mainly concerned with Canadian affairs, we even so believe that their web-site will be of great interest to many of our supporters, particularly those with a keen interest in White Commonwealth unity. Of particular interest will be their web-page on "Our History, Our Culture, Our Heroes", and the sub-section entitled "The Maple Leaf for Ever" - as also will be their keen advocation of the use of the original - real - Canadian flag! It can be accessed at:-


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See you again next month!