Monday, 5 March 2001

March 2001 Edition.


March 2001 edition

In the December 2000 edition of the SCN we expressed our pleasure at the election of George W. Bush as the 43rd President of the United States of America, and prophesied that this would mean more powerful assertion of Western interests around the globe. 

It hasn't taken long for this prediction of ours to be proved correct, for after eight years of cowardly inaction and pussyfooting by the previous American administration, effective action has now at last been taken against the tyrannical regime of Saddam "the Madman" Hussein in Iraq.

Of course we (and all others on our wavelength around the world) argued at the time of the Gulf War in 1991 that the job had never been finished, and that the allied forces should have proceeded to Baghdad in order to topple the murderous despot. History has proved us correct, for undoubtedly if the job had been properly finished in 1991 then the world would now be a far better and safer place, and a lot of innocent people (including most citizens of Iraq itself) would not have suffered the way they have.

We therefore salute the actions of the current American administration in so effectively neutralising the Iraqi war machine in Baghdad - and hope that this will send the necessary message to other terrorist tyrants around the world. Terrorist tyrants like Mbeki and Mugabe.



The Springbok Club's visit to the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum in Bristol proved to be a good and most enjoyable success, with members and supporters both from London and several parts of Wessex attending.

Although the museum itself proved a little disappointing due to the fact that it unfortunately still hasn't been completed (entirely due to the fact that they haven't been able to obtain the expected and necessary funding), the specific section which we went to see - the Rhodesian Army Association exhibition - more than made up for this disappointment. This exhibition, which chronicles the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1980, was extremely impressive, and indeed, as several visitors commented, inspirational. Of special significance, however, was the centrepiece of the exhibition, the famous RLI "Trooper" War Memorial which had been spirited out of Rhodesia when Mugabe gained power and erected on the banks of the Limpopo in Messina, but now, upon the accession of the terrorists in South Africa also, has been rescued once again and now proudly stands in Bristol. Needless to say full respects were paid by all members of the Springbok Club party at this war memorial.

Our thanks and congratulations must go to Brig. Pat Lawless who has been the driving force behind the entire exhibition, and who so kindly arranged for us to make this visit. Congratulations must also go to those other supporters of ours and members of the RAA who have worked so hard to establish everything on display.

We were told that the main British Empire & Commonwealth Museum should be completed in about 18 months time, so we have therefore made tentative arrangements to make another visit there sometime during 2003.


Details of our next SC meeting are as follows :-

Date  :   Thursday 27th March 2001

Time  :   19.30 hrs for 20.00 hrs.

Venue :   The MORPETH ARMS (in the upstairs function room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1. (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge, nearest underground station: Pimlico).

Two Springbok Club members will be giving "report backs" at this meeting. Our Chairman, Peter Fisher, will be reporting on what he found during his recent visit to the former British colony of Gambia, and James Lewis will give a report on what he discovered during his trip to South Africa at the end of last year. It will be interesting to be able to compare the current situation in South Africa with that of a longer-standing Black-ruled state. We hope therefore that as many of our supporters as possible will be able to attend this most interesting meeting.



In April our out-going Australian SC co-ordinator, Nick Maine, will be touring Scandinavia, and will be in Stockholm towards the end of the month (though unfortunately at present we don't know his precise dates). This will therefore provide an ideal opportunity for members and supporters from Scandinavia, as well as those from the UK and elsewhere in Europe who can make the trip, to meet up with Nick to learn a bit more about the development of the SC in Australia. A rendezvous with Nick in Stockholm is therefore being arranged, and needless to say full details will be notified to everybody as soon as the precise date and venue have been finalised.

The SC's spring braai will be held in May this year, and we are hoping to be able to hold it at a new and more convenient location in south-west London.

Later during the year we are anticipating welcoming interesting guest speakers from South Africa, the United States and Canada. We are also planning to hold a "Lincolnshire weekend" in the autumn, as we now have several supporters based in that county.

Needless to say full details about all these forthcoming events will be included in future editions of the SCN.


The SC's new Kent Branch leader, Colin Lucas, is organising an informal "pub evening" at the Saxon Shore Weatherspoon's pub in Herne Bay (on the beachfront, opposite the clock tower) on Sunday 18th March. All those who can make it are most welcomed to attend.


Undoubtedly the problems which engulfed the Springbok Club in November of last year would not have been so severe if we had had a firmer financial base. After much discussion it has therefore been decided that it is essential to try to establish a strong capital base for the re-constituted organisation to prevent any possibility of the same problems occurring again.

In addition we have recently been offered some most generous terms in order to stock and retail two South African published books in the UK, which could act as an excellent capital investment for us. In order to take advantage of this offer, however, we need initially to raise at least £200.00.

Certainly one of the best methods to help the Springbok Club in this regard - if you haven't already done so - is to take out membership. Life Membership of the SC costs £500.00, Annual Full Membership £20.00 and Annual Associate £5.00. If we are successful in raising the necessary funds for this book offer then all those who take out Life or Full Membership will receive complimentary copies of the two titles in question.

All membership payments - or other donations - should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: Patriotic Press, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



The next London Swinton Circle meeting will take place on Thursday 15th March 2001, when the guest speaker will be Christopher Gill MP, the Conservative MP for Ludlow. This meeting will take place in Conference Room E, No.7 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1, and will commence at 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Christopher Gill was one of the 8 famous Conservative "rebels" against the Maastricht Treaty, and has recently announced that he will not be standing for re-election at the next General Election, but will shortly be taking up the position as Chairman of the Freedom Association. His talk will centre on his conviction that the only way out of the EU imbroglio is OUT NOW.

There is an open invitation to attend this meeting, but all non-Swinton Circle members will be asked a nominal entrance fee of £1.00.



The Flame Lily Foundation has signed copies of Ian Smith's autobiography "The Great Betrayal" in hardback for sale at R185.00 (postage inclusive to South African addresses) or £18.00 plus postage. Write to: The Flame Lily Foundation, P.O.Box 95474, Waterkloof, Pretoria, 0145, South Africa, or e-mail to order.



The "Biltong Team" have developed and are manufacturing a Home Biltong Maker. It is a wonderous piece of equipment that allows you to make your own fresh biltong in the comfort of your own home. It's easy to use (available in both 110 and 220 volt models), economical, and pays for itself in a couple of batches of biltong. The Home Biltong Maker has been received with much enthusiasm by ex-South Africans around the world in such countries as the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

To find out more information visit the Home Biltong Maker web-site at:-



This web-site designed by ex-Rhodesian John Allman, now living in York, has recently been upgraded.
This new "green" and environmentally friendly web-site is to help people re-cycle items which they no longer use or want. The idea is that others in your community will visit the site, see useful items, and claim them. No money changes hands, all transactions are free, although you have to make your own arrangements to collect the items you want. If you see something you want, just claim it. No mailings will be used for commercial purposes.

To find out more visit this "freebies" web-site at :-


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

The story of the South African Special Forces ("The Recces"), from inception in the 1960s to disbandment in 1993. A unique account of one of South Africa's premier units, masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Pro rata, the most decorated unit during the wars in Angola and SWA. Includes a free copy of Lourens Fourie's music CD "The Recces". Softback, 222x152mm, 328 pages, 252 b/w photographs plus maps.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at :  P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "We Fear Naught but God", price £15.00. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



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

No.29 :  Mr. DONNY McCALLUM of Yellowwood Park

Donny McCallum originated from the Greenock/Port Glasgow area of Renfrewshire, and emigrated to South Africa around 1980, living first on the Bluff in Durban, and then moving to Yellowwood Park. He was a great and committed Loyalist, and played an active role in the establishment and development the Durban Branch of the Rangers F.C. Supporters Association. He was also a good supporter of a number of domestic patriotic South African organisations. We believe that he has probably now returned to the UK however, and has probably settled somewhere in the west of Scotland, but would be very keen to re-make contact with him wherever he now is.



In the past we have recommended a number of web-pages featuring articles written by Anthony LoBaido for WorldNetDaily. A recent article which he has written about the British Commonwealth has been very highly acclaimed however, and we believe that many of our supporters would be very interested to read it. It can be accessed at:-


Our friends from the "Out Of Africa" magazine have recently forwarded us the following most interesting article, which illustrates the reality of current-day Africa:-

NIAMEY (Reuters) - A court in Niger handed a man who dismembered his cousin and ate bread soaked in his blood the minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, saying the gruesome killing had spared other people's lives.

The victim, Souley Halidou, had killed two of his relatives and threatened to murder more over a land dispute in the West African country.

Witnesses said the village of Moli, some 40 miles from the capital Niamey, had lived in terror since Halidou hired a town crier to announce that he would kill again.

On January 13, 1996, his cousin Hassan Salou, who said he feared for his own mother's safety, decided to take the law into his own hands and beat Halidou to death with a stick.

Salou then cut him to pieces with a machete and ate a blood-soaked piece of bread before going to the police with the left arm of his victim.

The court accepted the defense argument that ``mitigating circumstances'' were behind the killing when sentencing Salou on Tuesday.

``I was perfectly sane, I wanted to protect my mother and the others in the village, because everyone wondered who would be Souley's next victim,'' Salou told the court.

``Why did I dip the bread in his blood? I wanted to feel that he was dead, to convince myself that he wouldn't bother anybody anymore.''



A few months ago an article appeared in the "Aida Parker Newsletter" written by Arthur Kemp concerning the demise of the AWB outfit in South Africa (only about 7 years late!).

Shortly after we initiated the SCN we were subjected to an irrational and inexplicable vendetta campaign by a woman named Jenni Logan who evidently ran the "Aida Parker Newsletter" web-site, merely because we refused to make this web-site of hers our "Recommended Web-Site of the Month" EVERY month. Arthur Kemp, on the other hand, had previously been a seemingly good friend of ours (indeed often writing for S.A.Patriot), but surprisingly dropped all contact with us a few years ago, before subsequently making some ludicrous and completely unsubstantiated claims that we had "changed our political views". Subsequent investigations revealed that Kemp was undoubtedly in the pay of the "new" South African authorities - something which we later discovered had been previously revealed by the "Mail & Guardian".

This connection between those who have been attacking us doesn't end there however. A couple of years ago we were advised to join an Internet discussion group called the "Rhodesia List". Believing it to be an authentic group supporting the Rhodesian cause we did so, but were immediately subjected to some fierce, unexpected and slanderous attacks by two members of this group, a certain George PARKER and a certain Ron Tuohy. Parker had earlier been a subscriber to the SCN, but had "unsubscribed" because he objected to our rejection of the ANC flag and emblems, but Tuohy was a complete stranger to us. These inexplicable attacks became more and more vitriolic and personal, until they eventually publicised an obscure but libellous web-page attacking us written by the Logan woman. The obscure nature of this web-page meant that they must have been advised about it, thus proving that there must have been a connection between the "Aida Parker Newsletter" and the Parker/Tuohy partnership which involved more than just a common surname. Shortly afterwards this present writer was kicked off this list by the weak administrator (merely for defending himself, and objecting to some apparently pro-terrorist sentiments expressed by Tuohy), but other supporters who have remained on this List have reported that they have recently publicised another obscure but libellous web-page attacking us by a subsidiary of the "Mail & Guardian".

Arthur Kemp had previously written a quite ridiculous book about the AWB outfit around 1990 (exaggerating its size and importance out of all proportion), which was used by the sell-out authorities in South Africa at that time in order to gain publicity for this absurd anti-English-speaking organisation, thus enabling them to divide and discredit the authentic opposition to their sell-out proposals at the 1992 Constitutional Referendum. Kemp now however publicises this preposterous hagiography of his on an American-based web-site called "Storm Front" - which is overtly neo-Nazi in nature. Someone else who has a web-page linked to "Storm Front" however is Mark Cotterill - who like Kemp originally posed as a friend, but who then went out of his way to sabotage the White Rhino Club (the forerunner of the Springbok Club), before having to flee from the UK to the US after making far too many enemies.

We do not wish to seem paranoiac, and have never been "conspiracy theorists" in any way, but there just seem to be far too many connections between all those who have been attacking us over the years - Cotterill, Parker/Logan, Parker/Tuohy and Kemp - to be pure co-incidence. There are probably three points which we should learn from all of this however:-

1) That we are completely correct to try to avoid all connections with "off the edge" extremist organisations. Not only are such organisations reprehensible in themselves, but they are also probably infiltrated up to the eye-balls.

2) The fact that the Springbok Club and linked organisations have been subjected to so many attacks over the years proves that we have definitely "registered on our enemies radar screens", and that our achievements are therefore probably far greater than even we ourselves realise.

3) The fact that the Springbok Club has survived in spite of all these attacks which our enemies have thrown at us means that we have succeeded, and therefore can now only grow in strength.



It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the sudden and unexpected death of Anita Coetzer. Anita was born in the UK, but emigrated to South Africa as a small girl with her family. Here she met her husband Wentzel (it was the second marriage for them both), and they moved up to Rhodesia together, living both in Salisbury and in "the bush". After the fall of Rhodesia they moved to the UK together, and became very active in the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation. They both held office in the Kent Branch, with Anita producing and supplying the excellent boerewors which was always available at branch braais. Wentzel sadly suffered much ill-health during recent years, and Anita unselfishly devoted much time to nursing him. Her untimely death is therefore even more tragic. Our thoughts and sympathies therefore go out to Wentzel and all their family.

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