Sunday, 20 June 1999

June 1999 Edition.


June 1999 edition
The most surprising feature of the recent South African national elections was not the result, but the fact that so many people took it seriously.

The result was totally typical of all Black African countries; the entrenchment of a one-party state (de facto if not de jure). The result was of course rigged. This was not necessarily by overt ballot-rigging (although reports of stuffed ballot-boxes and "extra zeroes" at the end of voting statistics prove that it was by no means a "free and fair" election in the accepted western sense), but because of the total intimidation of the malleable Black electorate. To put it bluntly, no election involving universal suffrage of all race groups at every stage of development can be regarded as legitimate in an advanced country such as South Africa (or certainly was up until 1994).

The position of ALL opposition parties under the current dispensation is totally irrelevant. In spite their success in obtaining official opposition status the Democratic Party is unlikely to be any more effective than the late and unlamented New National Party opposition. Unlike his predecessor Mbeki is not a convicted terrorist himself - but he is the son of a convicted terrorist, and the head of a party which only gained power through its willingness to use indiscriminate terror. The prospects for the future are therefore just as bleak as they have been during the previous five years, with ever more state oppression, violence and corruption being the order of the day.

The Springbok Club advised support for the newly-formed Afrikaner Unity Movement (AEB) during these elections; they are good and sincere people, but in our heart of hearts we knew that their intervention would be completely irrelevant, and alas so it proved. The electoral process is now a complete non-starter as far as the salvation of South Africa is concerned; the Whites had the opportunity to save themselves by the ballot-box during the referenda of 1983 and 1992, and the general elections of 1981, 1987 and 1989, but alas they "blew it" every time. There will be no further chances.

Likewise the pipe-dream of establishing a "White homeland" is also a non-starter. Now that the terrorist ANC have obtained complete power in South Africa there is NO way that they will ever be prepared to give away one square inch of their ill-gotten gains. No, the only way - repeat ONLY way - that the South African Whites are going to be able to regain what is rightfully theirs is via outside western intervention to prevent the once civilised and commercially prosperous nation of South Africa drifting further and further into anarchy, chaos and savagery. Lobbying for this (temporary) outside intervention to save - and indeed restore - our nation is where the Springbok Club comes in.



The planned Kent Branch "pub-evening" on the 24th May unfortunately had to be postponed, but we even so enjoyed and small and happy "outdoor gathering" at the Monument Pub in Whitstable last Saturday. We tried to contact everyone who we thought might be planning to attend before this postponement, but if any supporter did still turn up on the wrong date then please accept our apologies.



Tom Vorster, an Executive Committee member of the Springbok Club, has recently returned from a six-week fact-finding trip to South Africa, where he visited both Pretoria and Johannesburg. He will be giving a "report-back" on the present situation which he found there at our next meeting, and we hope that as many supporters and their friends and relatives as possible will be able to attend this most informative gathering. Tom Vorster will not be giving a formal speech, but rather will be conducting a longer than usual question-and-answer session, whereat you will all be able to quiz him about the current situation in South Africa. Details of this meeting are as follows :-

Date  :  Tuesday 29th June 1999
Venue :  The Morpeth Arms, 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1.
         (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge - nearest underground
          station :  Pimlico).
Time  :  19.30 hrs onwards.



As well as the Kent Branch and our embryo Devon Branch (which Brendon Jones is doing sterling work in establishing), our Lancashire/Cheshire Branch is now well on the way to being firmly established. This is being organised by Gillian McKinnon, so if you live in this region (or have friends who do) then please contact Gillian at :

It certainly seems that as the Springbok Club develops then the branches will more and more look after the social side of the organisation - bringing expatriate South Africans and friends together and keeping the South African spirit alive "in exile" - whilst the HQ structure looks after the more serious side of things - organising speaker meetings and lobbying for support etc.. There will therefore be a place for everyone in helping to build the Club.

[We also have groups of supporters and other embryo branches in such places as Sussex, Hampshire, Jersey, Stockholm, Florida (USA), Michigan (USA) 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 also have close contact with groups of ex-patriate South Africans there - then please let us know].



A meeting was held between representives of the Springbok Club and the Western Goals Institute earlier this month concerning the plight of Clive Derby-Lewis, and the following decisions were reached :-

1) That the campaign should be called the "Free Clive Derby-Lewis Campaign" rather than the "Release Clive Derby-Lewis Campaign".
2) That the campaign will only be concerned with proving the innocence - and thus procuring the release - of Clive himself.
3) That a letter-writing campaign be initiated to the media and other powers-that-be around the world emphasising Clive's exemplary record in the army, business and public-service, and the fact that there was not a scintilla of evidence to prove his alleged guilt, as well as the most biased nature of those who refused him amnesty. (Indeed Western Goals Institute stalwart John Scholey has already written a letter to the UK press in this regard, and we hope to be able to reproduce it in the July edition of the SCN.)
4) We will continue to encourage organisations from around the world to pledge their support to the campaign (so far we have 8; 5 based in UK, 2 in the Netherlands and one in Canada).
5) We will try to organise a public meeting in central London later during 1999 with prominent speakers who will advocate Clive's immediate freedom.



Our friends from "Right Now!" magazine staged a meeting at the Institute of Civil Engineers in central London last month, at which the guest speaker was Mr. Jared Taylor, the editor of the magazine "American Renaissance" (with whom the Springbok Club already has friendly ties, and indeed we exchange mutual "links" between our respective web-sites.) In a rivetting speech Mr. Taylor told about the effects of largescale immigration into the United States, and also emphasised the threats to freedom of speech posed by so-called "political correctness".



Our friends at the Conservative Monday Club also staged an interesting meeting earlier this month, where the guest speaker was the former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Younger of Leckie.



One of our erstwhile supporters, a Mr. George Parker, took exception to the fact that in our May edition we stated that we could not support a so-called South African side which had forsaken the "springbok" name and emblem for the blood-stained flag of the ANC, and neither could we support any team which played under the name of "zimbabwe". We won't miss you either Mr. Parker! Interestingly a number of our supporters managed to watch the World Cup match between Scotland and the West Indies at Leicester, and in the pavilion bar after the game we were most impressed to see caps both of Rhodesia and the Rhodesian Midlands clearly labelled and adorning the walls. We also got talking to a Leicestershire member about an earlier match involving "zimbabwe", and when we mentioned the word "Rhodesia" he replied "yes, that's right, Rhodesia!", and from then onwards always insisted upon using the name! It appears therefore that many "pommies" still remember the real name of the country - even if certain born-and-bred Rhodesians don't!



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.

MAPOLISA - Some reminiscences of a Rhodesian Policeman, by David Craven. The author's memoirs of his service in the BSAP 1948-1969 - capturing an era. R100.00, soft-cover, 222 x 152 mm., 216 pages, black and white photos plus map.

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.11 :  Mr. WALLY CHAPPLE of Durban.

Wally Chapple lived in the Hillary district of Durban, and worked for the Durban Corporation. He was a keen supporter of both the CP and the Patriotic Forum, though alas his employment prevented him being as active as he would have liked.



Some friends have asked us to give some publicity to the web-site of F.A.I.R. (Families Acting for Innocent Relatives). This is a non-sectarian Ulster-based organisation representing those who have suffered at the evil hands of the IRA and other terrorist organisations in Northern Ireland. Those of us from South Africa who have also lost friends and loved ones at the evil hands of the ANC might therefore be very interested by this site. It can be accessed at :-


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