Sunday, 8 December 2002

December 2002 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2002 edition

In edition No.26 of S.A.Patriot an article appeared entitled "No Place for Whites in Black Africa". Commenting upon the then recent murders of Douglas "Boss" Lilford in Zimbabwe and Joy Adamson in Kenya it was stated "once Blacks take over control African states are totally incapable of maintaining any semblence of law and order."

Two events of the last month proved that this observation was as true in the early part of the 21st century as it was during the 1980s when it was written. Firstly we saw the debacle of the Miss World contestants having to flee Nigeria in the wake of escalating riots in that country which were directly threatening their physical safety (and whoever was stupid enough to contemplate holding this pageant in an anarchic third-world African state such as Nigeria in the first place must have been so naive that it bordered on the criminally insane), and secondly we witnessed the twin terrorist attacks upon Israeli tourists in Kenya.

Although both these events may have been directly caused by fundamental Islamic terrorism, the fact remains that it was the environment of primeval Black-ruled Africa which gave the terrorists the chaotic background in which to operate. One only has to remember the ongoing slaughter of White farmers and tourists in both Zimbabwe and South Africa to realise that Whites are under risk of death everywhere on the African continent where they may venture nowadays.

As those Israeli tourists who survived the terrorist attacks can testify, it is now foolhardy in the extreme for Whites to contemplate holidaying anywhere in Africa. Those who do decide to embark on tours of the continent under the present circumstances will only have themselves to blame when the seemingly inevitable happens. Again to quote S.A.Patriot No.26, "... by so doing they will be signing their own death certificates."

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SPRINGBOK CLUB UDI DAY DINNER

This year's Springbok Club UDI Day Dinner proved to be the most successful such event to date. Held at a central London venue the function was packed, and the standard of food proved superlative. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Albert Weidemann, the leading Zimbabwe human rights activist. In his excellent after-dinner speech Mr. Weidemann gave a thorough, though very chilling, overview of the current oppressive situation in Zimbabwe under the ZANU-PF regime, and emphasised how it was Blacks as well as Whites who were suffering. He ended on a note of optimism however, telling how in spite of all the intimidation the MDC opposition were still a vibrant force in the country, and how their coming to power could provide a rarity in Africa, namely a competent and democratic Black government.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB DAY OF THE VOW COMMEMORATION

Details the Springbok Club's forthcoming Day of the Vow commemoration are as follows:-

Date : Monday 16th December 2002

Time : 19.00 hrs. for 19.30 hrs.

Venue : The MORPETH ARMS (the upstairs Function Room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1 (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge - nearest tube station: Pimlico).

The Guest of Honour at this event will be Mr. Malcolm Wren. Popularly known as the “Engelse Boer” (the “English Afrikaner”), Malcolm Wren was born at Germiston in the Transvaal of joint British and Afrikaner ancestry. He served in the 4th South African Infantry Regiment where he qualified as an army dog-handler, before being attached to the South African Signals Regiment. Although now living in the U.K. for 4½ years his affection for the Afrikaner people and their culture has never wavered, and he has been instrumental in the establishment of the Suid-Afrikaans Biblioteek (South African Library) in the U.K., as well as being actively involved in protest demonstrations against the ongoing murders of South African farmers outside the South African High Commission in London. He is a keen supporter of the Orania settlement (a self-contained Afrikaner community of about 1000 people on the banks of the Orange River) having visited the settlement twice, and the story of Orania will be the main subject of his keynote talk.

A buffet meal will be provided at the conclusion of the evening’s activities, and admission charges will be £10.00 per head for non-members, £5.00 per head for Associate Members, but free for all Life, Honorary and Full members of the Springbok Club. Although payment may be made on the night it would help to gauge numbers if all those interested in attending could inform us by e-mail in advance.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB BRANCH NEWS

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club held a most pleasant get-together in Rochester last month. At this gathering Robert Shipley was unanimously elected president of the branch, and a five-person branch committee was appointed. The branch plans to hold regular quarterly meetings during 2003, and hope to be able to use a potential new venue on the Isle of Sheppey - complete with braai-stand - for this purpose.

The Springbok Club's London Branch yuletide social is now being planned for the end of December, and full details will be given in a special intermediary edition of the SCN.

The next meeting of the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club is planned to take the form of an informal pub-gathering at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, early during the new year, probably during January.

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FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB ACTIVITIES

The 2003 AGM of the Springbok Club has been provisionally planned for Thursday 23rd January in central London. Supporters are reminded that only fully paid-up members of the SC will be entitled to attend this meeting, and only Honorary, Life and Full Members will be entitled to vote. Membership rates are still £500.00 for Life Membership, £20.00 for annual Full Membership (reduced to £12.00 for students and senior citizens) and £5.00 for annual Associate Membership. All membership payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

The Springbok Club is also planning to hold meetings to be addressed by Mr. Gary Cartwright of the National Ex-Services Association and a visiting US-based supporter early during 2003. Fuller details will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE

Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 10th December 2002

Time : 18.45 hrs.

Venue : The CLARENCE (the upstairs Function Room), Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1 (close to Trafalgar Square - nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment).

Guest Speaker: Mr. NICK SEATON of the Campaign for Real Education.

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EMIGRATING TO CANADA?

Not how to get there, but what to do when you get there.

It is one thing to emigrate, but quite a different kettle of fish to cope and succeed in a new, strange country.

Robin and Rika Elliott emigrated from Pretoria to Canada in 1997 and are now well-known and respected business-owners in Vancouver. They know that one small mistake can cost a lot, and that new immigrants are extremely vulnerable.

From their own experience as well as that of many other South Africans in Vancouver (approximately 60,000 in total) they have distilled all the information they believe new immigrants need to have to enable them to cope and prosper in Canada.

On Saturday 11 January 2003, Robin will be presenting a seminar in Pretoria on coping and prospering in Canada.

This seminar is not about how to emigrate, but rather about how to succeed in your new home – vital information that can make a huge difference to one’s lifestyle and future.

The seminar is literally worth thousands of Rand to those who attend, yet with the aid of sponsorships the cost per person attending is a mere R10!

Seating is limited and early booking is advisable – only one seminar in South Africa.

Topics that will be discussed include:-

The three secrets to successful emigration
The two biggest challenges when arriving in Canada and how to overcome them
What you should know about the Canadian culture
Why some people should not emigrate
Why some people return to South Africa tail between the legs
How to fast track your emigration success
When to start the emigration process
Why go to Canada, and why Vancouver/British Columbia?
How to save thousands of Canadian $ when you arrive
Your questions answered
Special free bonus in Vancouver

For more information, e-mail Robin at robin@dollarmakers.com

(Also sign up for Robin's free cyber-magazine "South Africans International" at the same address)

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KRUGERRANDS FOR SALE

Krugerrands. Limited edition from an issue of 600 Natura Prestige set of 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 Kudu 1999, voted the most beautiful coin in the world. Boxed and with papers these cost over £900. Sell for £600.

Anyone interested please 'phone Peter on : 01258 471234.

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HOME BILTONG MAKERS

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:-

http://www.biltongmakers.com

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BOOK OFFERS

The Springbok Club is currently taking orders for the book "Africa Par Adventure", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward, as stocks are anticipated shortly. The book is priced at £15.00 per copy, and advanced payments, made payable to "Patriotic Press", should be forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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William Cooke from Baltimore, Maryland, recently had his second novel, "The Evil We Do" published.

It is available on the web at:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188

or at

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188/thefalklandssoci

The book, which is about a disturbed priest, addresses the conflict in Northern Ireland from a Unionist perspective.

William Cooke's first novel, "The Box" may also be of interest to readers. Ordering
information about "The Box" and more information about William Cooke and his books can be found on Bill's website:-

http://www.williamcooke.com

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BRONZE STATUES OF “THE TROOPER" - RLI

Cold cast bronze statues of "The Trooper" from the "Rhodesian Light Infantry" for sale! It weighs 1.7 kg, is a height of 33 cm and has a mahogany base. On the base is the Rhodesian Light Infantry badge with “The Trooper” inscribed underneath.
The cost of the statue (including V.A.T.) - £85
Post & Packing : UK - £5.88
Outside UK (V.A.T. has been deducted from postage rates)
USA & Canada (surface mail).............. £16.94
Far East and Australasia (surface mail).. £24.44
Rest of the world (surface mail)......... £17.39
Air mail rates are available on request. Cheques, money orders or bankers drafts to be made out to Alan Dongworth.
The statue can be ordered in advance of money being sent, but must be paid for within 28 days of ordering. (This will help to reduce the time taken to make the statue and to post it to you.)

Write to:-
Alan Dongworth,
22 Bruntland Court, Portlethen, Nr. Aberdeen, Kincardine, AB12 4UQ, UK.
Tel: 01224 780347 or e-mail: games@dongworth.freeserve.co.uk

[Pictures are available on request.]

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BILTONG SALES IN THE UK

Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service. For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-

http://www.biltong-brother.co.uk

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OLD ALBION PRODUCTS

The Old Albion company - who retail "British Goods for British People" - offer an increasingly wide range of products bearing various patriotic symbols, including clothing, towels, clocks, mouse-mats, and even a 1924 map of the British Empire!

Their recently updated and very comprehensive web-site can be accessed at:-

http://www.oldalbiononline.co.uk

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.50 : Mr. PAUL HOLLYHEAD of Darwen

Paul Hollyhead made contact with the Springbok Club a few years ago, and expressed great support for the work which the movement was doing. He lived at Darwen in Lancashire, and would therefore seem to be an ideal recruit for the SC's embryo Lancashire Branch. Correspondence to him started to be returned as he had evidently moved a few months ago however, but alas no forwarding address was given. Does anybody know where he can now be contacted?

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Bill and Suzanne McDonald run an embroidery store in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, having moved from Rhodesia in 1982. They also run an excellent "Rhodesian on-line Store" website featuring custom-embroidered Rhodesian apparel and flags etc. It can be accessed at:-

http://www.rhodesiawassuper.com

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

HAIN IN THE BACKSIDE

Sir,

Let us remember that the Blairite minister Peter Hain was convicted of criminal conspiracy at the Old Bailey, after a 10-day trial. Blair does not think that disqualifies Hain from holding office as one of the Ministers of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. What has happened to the rule of law?

Yours etc.,

F. Bennion, Devon, U.K.

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ROGUES GALLERY

During the last month we have been plagued by two troublesome individuals. The first goes under the name of Raymond Peter Burnside who evidently resides in New Zealand, and who has been inundated us with a stream of offensive and unsolicited e-mails of a neo-Nazi nature. When we asked this Burnside character to cease forwarding us such obnoxious unwanted material we only received childish Nazi-style abuse in response.

The second individual went under the bizarre name of "Hosepipe Mufalira" and claimed to be a Black prisoner in a Zambian jail. There were several reasons why we doubted the authenticity of his message, not least because of the unbelievable name! His e-mail was addressed not to the Springbok Club as such but to a minor official in the organisation, and mention was made therein to two individuals who earlier this year had conducted an infantile vendetta campaign against us (though he wasn't very complimentary to either of them, particularly regarding the wretched Mr.Tuohy!), thus suggesting that this "Mufalira" must be someone "in the know".

We don't know whether Burnside and "Mufalira" are connected in any way, or to any of the other trouble-makers who have plagued us in the past, but if anyone can provide any further information about either of them we would be most grateful.

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THE CURSE OF SPRINGBOK

A few months ago we were also inundated by a steam of obnoxious unsolicited e-mails of an anti-Semitic nature sent by a character going under the name of Greg Weilo. We have subsequently learnt that his e-mail address has now been disconnected however, apparently as a result of complaints about the unsolicited anti-Semitic postings which he was circulating. Messrs. Burnside and "Mufalira" should take note!

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WET NOSE ANIMAL RESCUE - ZIMBABWE CRISIS

This mission is in full swing and even though we have been doing it since June 2002, we are now in the most critical stage, we are currently flying 2 - 3 flights of animals a week into South Africa. Tonight another flight landed and one family met us at the airport to be re-united with their German Shepherd "Hoover" after 3 weeks. They departed from Zimbabwe yesterday morning and their pets were taken into the holding station 3
weeks ago.

A big welcome to Hoover and his family. Then 4 other puppies flew in tonight and these are also to be re-united with their family hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

There are still many animals up in our holding station in Harare [Salisbury] and farmers are bringing them in daily for safekeeping until they can either be re-homed or re-united again here in South Africa.

To those of you that have enquired about the horses, many are already in the station in Zimbabwe and the Dourine tests have been done and we are expecting them down within the next month if all goes well with permits etc. We have put a team together to deal just with the horses and this task team will be making all the arrangements. So, anybody that would like to offer help with the horses can e-mail us and we will supply the details of the Task Team leader, Judith and you can correspond directly with her.

We have one family up in Zimbabwe who owns 6 horses, 4 cats and 5 dogs and a plea is sent out that if possible, can anyone offer a home to this family's pets as they are trying desperately not to have them separated. I know this is a huge call but maybe somebody out there has a huge farm that can accommodate all this family's pets. Photo's arrived tonight with pictures of the family pets.

Medicine is still of huge shortage up in Zimbabwe and we have sent another consignment up to help our holding station. The situation is now critical as food is a huge shortage.

We know that you have all been loyal and supportive and without you we would not be able to help all these animals so we are eternally grateful for any help. Funds are once again desperately needed as the medicines, feed and goods needed are expensive and we need to send up a lot of goods within the next week.

Also please if anybody can help offer a home to a dog/cat, please e-mail us at:-

wetnose@freemail.absa.co.za

or call Wet Nose at 0827422522 or (012) 809-2106 or 0824311333.

Our kennels in South Africa are very full and we need good loving homes for these dogs.

There are still many reliant on us to make a difference and give them a second chance in life.

At the moment there are many Foxies, Jack Russel's, St Bernards, Rotti X, mixed breeds, Alasations, puppies, Staffies, Boerboel X and Dashounds desperately needing homes. Also there are about 45 cats in from Zimbabwe that also need homes. PLEASE we need your help and a loving home.

If you would like to donate funds which are so desperately needed, the bank details are:-

WETNOSE ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
LYNWOOD - BRANCH CODE - 252045
ACCOUNT NO: 62009123126

We realize that you may get many calls for help, but we are only public-funded and these animals really do need our help and new homes, so every cent is welcomed as the costs are astronomical.

We take this opportunity once again to thank British Airways for sponsoring these animals flights from Zimbabwe to South Africa and urge all our supporters to fly BA as they have proven over and over again, that they are animal-lovers and go the extra mile, so in return lets all support BA and fly BA. Remember that when we fly the animals on to their owners many have settled in other provinces and Wet Nose must pay these flight fees to get their pets to them. Thanks also to Express Air and Keringa Kennels/Petwings for all your support in making sure that the animals arrive safely at their destination. Keringa Kennels have also offered extra kennels to help hold the animals in Zimbabwe when our kennels are full and Petwings loyally supplies the boxes for these animals' flights.

God bless you all and thank you form all the happy four-legged Wet Nose friends for your care and support.

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OBITUARY

It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Mr. John Bate. John Bate had left southern Africa and moved to the Isle of Angelsey in north Wales, and made contact with the Springbok Club a couple of years ago. He became a staunch supporter of the organisation, but alas because of his isolated location he wasn't able to be as actively involved as he would have liked. He was, however, seriously considering trying to form a branch of the SC on Angelsey, an ambition which now alas will not come to immediate fruition. Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to his daughter and to the rest of his family.

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Sunday, 10 November 2002

November 2002 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2002 edition

The result of the recent Gibraltarian referendum, when 98.97% of the voters rejected any form of joint sovereignty and sell-out to Spain, brought great joy and encouragement to all patriots in Britain and South Africa, and indeed throughout the West.

This near unanimous vote by an entire people demonstrated the unity, defiance and determination of the people of Gibraltar, and compared more than favourably to the Rhodesian referendum of 30th January 1979 (when only 14.6% of the electorate voted to continue the struggle) and the South African constitutional referenda of 1983 and 1992 (when on both occasions only about one-third voted for their nation to survive). At least the Rhodesians fought for 13 years in defence of their country, and then seemed to have little alternative other than to surrender when "stabbed in the back" by John Vorster's South African NP government, but the results of the South African plebiscites remain as inexplicable now as they did at the time.

As was stated during one of the recent pro-Gibraltar demonstrations in London: "Gibraltar is the new Rhodesia", and indeed many of those present at this demonstration had also been keen supporters of pro-Rhodesian activities 30 years earlier. Furthermore the enemies that are faced today who wish to sell-out Gibraltar are the same as those who wished to sell-out Rhodesia during the 1960s and 70s - and in the case of the odious crypto-terrorist Peter Hain one and the same person!

The result of the Gibraltarian referendum would seem to confirm that there is a completely different zeitgeist around now at the start of the 21st century than there was at the tailend of the 20th. The tide has turned.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB LONDON BRANCH MEETING

The London Branch of the Springbok Club held a successful meeting in central London last month, which was addressed by Mr. Allan Robertson, the Deputy-Chairman of the Springbok Club and Chairman of the London Swinton Circle.

In a well-researched and reflective speech Mr. Robertson told how his interest in the nations of southern Africa had been ignited when he joined the "Scottish South Africa Society" which opposed sanctions against South Africa during the 1970s and 80s. He then went on to give an overview of southern African history, emphasising how the region had been subject to political manipulation a century ago just as it is today. He praised the work of Louis Botha and Jan Smuts in co-operating closely with Britain through the British Commonwealth, but then added that South Africa had no choice but to leave the Commonwealth following MacMillan's notorious "Winds of Change" speech, which heralded an awful descent into barbarism right across Africa.

He also reminded everyone of how South Africa, Rhodesia and SWA had been bulwarks for the West against the spread of Communism during the era of the Cold War, yet conversely it was sinister elements in this same West who worked for the destruction of Western civilisation in Southern Africa during the same period. Finally Mr. Robertson called on the Springbok Club to form alliances with other similar organisations both in South Africa and throughout the West to defeat the subversives in our midst.

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UDI DAY DINNER

There are still a few places available for this year's Springbok Club UDI Day Dinner. Once again the details are as follows:-

The dinner will be held at a venue in central London on Saturday 16th November 2002. Assembly will take place from 18.00 hrs onwards, with the dinner itself commencing at 19.00 hrs.

The guest of honour at this function will be a leading Zimbabwe human rights campaigner who has been a leading organiser of protest demonstrations in London against the current tyrannical regime in Zimbabwe. We have decided not to disclose his precise identity at this stage as he still has family living in Zimbabwe.

The price for this dinner, which will consist of a three-course meal, will be £19.50 per head. As places will be limited they will be allocated strictly on a "first come first served" basis. All payments (which should be made payable to "Patriotic Press") should therefore be forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK, as soon as possible. All those who wish to attend are also asked to select their menu options in advance, which consist of:-

1st Course : Smoked Chicken Salad or Melon Wedge.

2nd Course : 2 Grilled Rainbow Trout or Roast Loin of Pork and Apple Sauce Seasoning.

3rd Course : Treacle Sponge and Custard or Fresh Fruit Salad and Cream.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB BRANCH NEWS

The next meeting of the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will take the form of an informal pub gathering, and will be held at the "Jolly Knight" in Rochester High Street (10 minutes walk from Rochester Railway Station) during the afternoon of Saturday 30th November, from 14.00 hrs onwards. Although this will be an unofficial gathering it is hoped that the branch committee for the forthcoming year will be elected on this occasion. In order to discover where the gathering is assembled look out for the Springbok Rugby jerseys, or alternatively ask at the bar.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding a social during early December, and full details will be given in the December edition of the SCN.

The next meeting of the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club has been put back until early next year in order not to clash with other SC activities.

As was mentioned last month, the problems caused by an original supporter of the Lancashire Branch of the Springbok Club pulling out are still unfortunately handicapping the official launch of this branch. It is anticipated that the branch will be officially inaugurated early during 2003 however. All those in the Lancashire area (or who know people in the county who might be interested) should contact the branch direct at:-

manchesterspringbokclub@hotmail.com

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FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB ACTIVITIES

The Springbok Club will be holding its annual Day of the Vow Commemoration in central London during the evening of Monday 16th December. Buffet snacks will be available, and it is hoped to welcome a very high-profile personality as Guest of Honour. Full details will of course be given in the December edition of the SCN.

The 2003 AGM of the Springbok Club has been provisionally planned for Thursday 23rd January. Supporters are reminded that only paid-up members of the SC will be entitled to attend this meeting, and only Honorary, Life and Full Members will be entitled to vote. Membership rates are still £500.00 for Life Membership, £20.00 for annual Full Membership (reduced to £12.00 for students and senior citizens) and £5.00 for annual Associate Membership. All membership payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE

The London Swinton Circle held a highly informative and well-attended meeting in the Houses of Parliament last month, which was addressed by Lady Winterton (the former Ann Winteron). She spoke under "Chatham House rules" which prevent any reporting on what was said, but we can confirm that the message which she gave was both positive and encouraging.

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PRO-GIBRALTAR DEMONSTRATION

The latest pro-Gibraltar demonstration in London, which was held in Whitehall opposite Downing Street on the day of the Gibraltarian referendum, proved to be a great success. Many Springbok Club members and supporters were present among the large crowd, as well as many Gibraltarians who were in London at the time, and with whom good contacts were made. Once again there was almost unanimous support from passers-by, which greatly boosted everyone's morale. A letter addressed to the Prime Minister was delivered to Downing Street by Mr. Dennis Delderfield, in which the government was called upon to respect the wishes of the Gibraltarian people.

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KRUGERRANDS FOR SALE

Krugerrands. Limited edition from an issue of 600 Natura Prestige set of 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 Kudu 1999, voted the most beautiful coin in the world. Boxed and with papers these cost over £900. Sell for £600.

Anyone interested please 'phone Peter on : 01258 471234.

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HOME BILTONG MAKERS

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:-

http://www.biltongmakers.com

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BOOK OFFERS

The Springbok Club is currently taking orders for the book "Africa Par Adventure", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward, as stocks are anticipated shortly. The book is priced at £15.00 per copy, and advanced payments, made payable to "Patriotic Press", should be forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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William Cooke from Baltimore, Maryland, recently had his second novel, "The Evil We Do" published.

It is available on the web at:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188

or at

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188/thefalklandssoci

The book, which is about a disturbed priest, addresses the conflict in Northern Ireland from a Unionist perspective.

William Cooke's first novel, "The Box" may also be of interest to readers. Ordering
information about "The Box" and more information about William Cooke and his books can be found on Bill's website:-

http://www.williamcooke.com

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BRONZE STATUES OF “THE TROOPER" - RLI

Cold cast bronze statues of "The Trooper" from the "Rhodesian Light Infantry" for sale! It weighs 1.7 kg, is a height of 33 cm and has a mahogany base. On the base is the Rhodesian Light Infantry badge with “The Trooper” inscribed underneath.
The cost of the statue (including V.A.T.) - £85
Post & Packing : UK - £5.88
Outside UK (V.A.T. has been deducted from postage rates)
USA & Canada (surface mail).............. £16.94
Far East and Australasia (surface mail).. £24.44
Rest of the world (surface mail)......... £17.39
Air mail rates are available on request. Cheques, money orders or bankers drafts to be made out to Alan Dongworth.
The statue can be ordered in advance of money being sent, but must be paid for within 28 days of ordering. (This will help to reduce the time taken to make the statue and to post it to you.)

Write to:-
Alan Dongworth,
22 Bruntland Court, Portlethen, Nr. Aberdeen, Kincardine, AB12 4UQ, UK.
Tel: 01224 780347 or e-mail: games@dongworth.freeserve.co.uk

[Pictures are available on request.]

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BILTONG SALES IN THE UK

Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service. For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-

http://www.biltong-brother.co.uk

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OLD ALBION PRODUCTS

The Old Albion company - who retail "British Goods for British People" - offer an increasingly wide range of products bearing various patriotic symbols, including clothing, towels, clocks, mouse-mats, and even a 1924 map of the British Empire!

Their recently updated and very comprehensive web-site can be accessed at:-

http://www.oldalbiononline.co.uk

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.49 : Ms. CINDY LEONSITAS.

Cindy Leonsitas was in charge of the "Victims Against Terrorism" organisation, which campaigned to alert the world to the evils of ANC terrorism. She toured the UK on behalf of "Victims Against Terrorism" during 1986, speaking, inter alia, to the "Scottish South Africa Society", and also produced the organisation's magazine "V.A.T. Update".

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Our attention has recently been drawn to an excellent New Zealand-based web-site for Rhodesian Security Forces Veterans. It sees itself as a reference point for all those who served in the Rhodesian Security Forces, not only for those now living in New Zealand but also all those around the world. It can be accessed at:-

http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/hbomford/index.htm

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SKELETON COAST

Sir,

Don't forget Namibia!

A very interesting article appeared in the London "Sunday Times" recently regarding the Black racist SWAPO terrorist Sam Nujoma.

Will Namibia's Whites be the next to be forced to flee as the world looks on and does nothing?

White South Africans have learnt nothing of the history of Africa, and the traitors many of whom live abroad now (THANKS!!) gave the country away.

Yours etc.,

Darren, S.W.A.

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MONKEY BUSINESS

Sir,

Last month my dad sent me a book from America, it just didn't arrive - and that's the second time the same book has been stolen.

When I complained to the post master (a "new" South African) he said I must go to the post office and complain. When I told him I was at the post office he looked at me sheeply and said nothing.

Sometimes I wish they would extend "affirmative action" to monkeys in the zoo, because I am quite sure a baboon could do a better job than most of these cretins can - as I am 100% convinced they are more intelligent.

The post office in this country boast that "90% of all mail arrives at its destination, it's just us doing our bit for you". I don't see how they can boast about that figure because if a million mails are sent in a day, that means 100,000 letters aren't being delivered because they have been stolen, and that in my book is a lot!

Yours etc.,

L.R. Transvaal

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ROGUES GALLERY

A supporter from South Africa has recently sent us the following most interesting press report concerning young Mr. Arthur Kemp. Kemp, it will be remembered, originally gave the impression of being a strong supporter of "S.A.Patriot" during the 1980s, but he subsequently turned State Witness at the trial of Conservative politician Clive Derby-Lewis, and then, after we revealed information which tended to prove that he was in the pay of the "new" South African security services, initiated a childish smear-campaign of lies and innuendoes against us. Although now five years old, this article from the Mail & Guardian would seem to confirm - if any further confirmation was needed - that Kemp did indeed work for the National Intelligence Service.


Hani's flight of `coincidence'
Mail & Guardian Date: 21 Feb 1997
by Stefaans Br├╝mmer

Flight SA 232 from Johannesburg to London on February 6 1993, two months before Chris Hani was assassinated, had three passengers of note the South African Communist Party leader himself; right wing journalist Arthur Kemp, who was later arrested in connection with his murder; and Inkatha Freedom Party militarist Philip Powell.

This "coincidence" was discovered by the Mail & Guardian amid allegations that Hani's assassination had been part of a plot that went beyond right wing politician Clive Derby Lewis and Polish immigrant Janusz Walus.

Kemp gave the tip off about the South African Airways passenger list to a London Sunday paper a number of weeks ago during an attempt to sell new evidence on Hani's assassination. The flight details were verified by M&G.

Kemp was not charged with the murder, but was used as a state witness in the trial he had supplied address details for the "hit list". This week, he remained mum, saying only: "I have a story to sell. I am prepared to negotiate the price."

In a letter to the M&G this week, Kemp invited the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to revisit the assassination claiming it would find nothing new as "there is nothing to hide".

Kemp, now resident in London, also denied he had been associated with the old National Intelligence Service (NIS), as claimed in the M&G last week. The allegation that he had been a source for the NIS had been confirmed by members of the police and the new National Intelligence Agency before publication. He did not deny he had earlier been with the police security branch.

SACP deputy secretary general Jeremy Cronin confirmed Hani had been on the flight, saying he had been with a delegation en route to Cuba.

Powell confirmed he had been on the same flight, saying he was on a holiday to London. He had encountered Kemp at Johannesburg International Airport before boarding, and had only realised Hani was on the same flight when he saw him at passport control in London.

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OBITUARY

It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the tragic death of Mrs. Jan Hunter, the wife of Andrew Hunter, the Conservative MP for Basingstoke.

Since entering Parliament in 1983 Andrew Hunter has proved to be a consistant friend of Ulster and, during the days of civilised rule, South Africa. During all this time his wife Jan acted as his personal secretary and was a tower of strength to him in all his work.

Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Andrew Hunter and his two children at this most distressing and traumatic time.

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Monday, 14 October 2002

October 2002 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2002 edition

One of the more encouraging developments since the fall of Rhodesia in 1979 has been the establishment of a number of vibrant expatriate Rhodesian organisations around the globe. Among these have been Rhodesians Worldwide, the Rhodesian Christian Group, the Rhodesian Army Association, the BSAP Association and the Flame Lily Foundation - indeed at times the list seems endless.

Those behind these movements are to be greatly congratulated, not only for keeping the Rhodie "diaspora" together and looking after the well-being of the more vulnerable of their numbers, but also - perhaps more importantly - for keeping the Rhodesian ideals alive.

It has also been most pleasing to see that a high proportion of members of these organisations still retain an interest in that piece of land between the Limpopo and the Zambezi, and have become actively involved with opposition movements seeking to remove the despot Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime from power. As was predicted by the Save Rhodesia Campaign during the 1970s, the replacement of Rhodesia by Zimbabwe has brought nothing but death, destruction and devastation - both for Blacks and for Whites. There is indeed much truth in the comment that whereas it used to be said "Come to Rhodesia and see the ruins of Zimbabwe", now it is said "Come to Zimbabwe and see the ruins of Rhodesia".

It was therefore most astonishing to hear a supporter of one of these expat Rhodesian organisations and active campaigner against the Mugabe regime recently state that he did not regard himself as a Rhodesian, but preferred to be referred to as a "Zimbabwean". We do not wish to "name and shame" this man; he is a good and friendly person who is apparently simply naive and confused in the extreme. His wife subsequently chimed in to assert negatively that "there will never be a Rhodesia again", and had no answer when it was pointed out to her that most people said that "there will never be a free and democratic Russia again" during the dark days of the Soviet Union and the Cold War.

Of course if everyone was to adopt such a defeatist attitude then Rhodesia will definitely never be reborn - but if we were to adopt the opposite stance and have full confidence and optimism in the future then possibly, just possibly, the tyrant Mugabe will be deposed and eventually replaced by a new dispensation which will re-establish the ideals of Rhodesia.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING

The Springbok Club held a very successful and enjoyable meeting in September which was addressed by Mr. Peter Ward from New York, the editor of the shortly to be published anthology of African stories entitled "Africa Par Adventure", which several members of the Springbok Club have contributed to.

Mr. Ward gave a highly enthralling and humourous talk about the history of the book project, which was accompanied by some most amusing readings from the book by one of his co-contributors.

[The Springbok Club will be stocking copies of "Africa Par Adventure" as soon as it is published, and full details about ordering copies will therefore be given in future editions of the SCN.]

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SPRINGBOK CLUB LONDON BRANCH MEETING

The London Branch of the Springbok Club will shortly be holding their next meeting, the details of which are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 15th October 2002

Time : 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Morpeth Arms (the upstairs function room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1.

Mr. Allan Robertson (Chairman of the London Swinton Circle and Deputy Chairman of the Springbok Club) will be present at this event, and will give a brief key-note talk.

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PETER FISHER

As many supporters will know, Mr. Peter Fisher, the current Chairman of the Springbok Club, has been suffering some serious health problems for the past few months which have prevented him from attending several recent Springbok Club events. Peter will be undergoing an operation next week, and we feel sure that all supporters will join with us in wishing him a full and speedy recovery, so that hopefully he will be able to resume an active role again soon.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB BRANCH NEWS

The next meeting of the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is still planned to be held in the Medway Towns during November, but unfortunately the next meeting of the Chilterns Branch has been put back to November as well (probably to be held in Amersham). Full details of both these events will of course be given in next month's edition of the SCN.

The problems caused by an original supporter of the Lancashire Branch of the Springbok Club pulling out after initially agreeing to hold an inaugural braai at their home are still alas handicapping the official launch of this branch. It is anticipated that the branch will be officially inaugurated early next year however. All those in the Lancashire area (or who know people in the county who might be interested) should contact the branch direct at:-

manchesterspringbokclub@hotmail.com

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UDI DAY DINNER

This year's annual Springbok Club UDI Day Dinner has now been fixed for Saturday 16th November in central London, and the guest of honour will be a prominent member of one of the largest expatriate Rhodesian organisations based in the UK. Full details will be circulated in a special intermediate edition of the SCN as soon as all the precise details have been finalised.

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LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE

Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 22nd October 2002

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Guest Speaker : Lady Ann Winterton [Lady Winterton was official opposition spokesperson on Rural and Environmental Affairs up until very recently, and has been Conservative MP for Congleton since 1983. She is married to Sir Nicholas Winterton, the Conservative MP for Macclesfield, who was knighted in this year's Queen's Honours List.]

Venue : The House of Commons, Committee Room 6 (everyone is reminded, however, that Committee Rooms may always be changed at the last minute: enter the Houses of Parliament by the St.Stephen's entrance and ask any official in Central Lobby to be directed to the room where Lady Ann Winterton will be speaking.)

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PRO-GIBRALTAR DEMONSTRATIONS

A very successful pro-Gibraltar demonstration was staged outside the Spanish Embassy on Gibraltar Day (10th September) at which several dozen people were present, including several supporters of the Springbok Club. Perhaps the most encouraging feature of this demo was the constant "hootings" and "thumbs-up signs" which came from passing motorists.

A further pro-Gibraltar demonstration is planned to take place in Whitehall outside Downing Street on Thursday 7th November - the date of the referendum to be held in Gibraltar on the question of sovereignty. This protest will be held between 12 noon and 14.00 hrs, and at 13.00 hrs a letter addressed to the Prime Minister will be delivered to 10 Downing Street calling upon him to accept the decision of the people of Gibraltar in this regard. All supporters are encouraged to attend this event.

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CAN YOU HELP?

Patriot collects all items of Rhodesiana. If you can assist then please contact:-

jsinclair1690@yahoo.co.uk

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KRUGERRANDS FOR SALE

Krugerrands. Limited edition from an issue of 600 Natura Prestige set of 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 Kudu 1999, voted the most beautiful coin in the world. Boxed and with papers these cost over £900. Sell for £600.

Anyone interested please 'phone Peter on : 01258 471234.

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HOME BILTONG MAKERS

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:-

http://www.biltongmakers.com

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BOOK OFFERS

William Cooke from Baltimore, Maryland, recently had his second novel, "The Evil We Do" published.

It is available on the web at:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188

or at

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0595239188/thefalklandssoci

The book, which is about a disturbed priest, addresses the conflict in Northern Ireland from a Unionist perspective.

William Cooke's first novel, "The Box" may also be of interest to readers. Ordering
information about "The Box" and more information about William Cooke and his books can be found on Bill's website:-

http://www.williamcooke.com

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BILTONG SALES IN THE UK

Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service. For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-

http://www.biltong-brother.co.uk

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OLD ALBION PRODUCTS

The Old Albion company - who retail "British Goods for British People" - offer an increasingly wide range of products bearing various patriotic symbols, including clothing, towels, clocks, mouse-mats, and even a 1924 map of the British Empire!

Their recently updated and very comprehensive web-site can be accessed at:-

http://www.oldalbiononline.co.uk

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.47 : IAN WILLIAM McPHERSON of Carltonville.

Lorraine Turner has recently contacted us with the following request for information about her former husband:-

"I am writing because I was wondering if you could help me locate someone in South Africa, or at least point me in the right direction. In 1997 my eldest son was murdered in Carltonville, South Africa, and as a result myself and my two remaining sons returned to the U.K just over a year later. I was divorced from the boys' father, and as a result of leaving South Africa they have lost contact with him. This has caused them even more trauma, for having suffered the loss of their brother and having experienced massive culture change due to leaving South Africa, they now have the added problem of having no news from their father. His name is Ian William McPherson, and his date of birth was 25.11.41. He is retired from East Driefontein Goldmine, and was last known to be living in Carltonville. His mother living in the U.K. would also like to make contact with him as his father passed away last year. We would all greatly appreciate any assistance that could be given."

Anyone who can help Lorraine in this respect should contact her direct at:-

lorraine@rossiehill.fsnet.co.uk

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We have recently been informed about a very useful web-site entitled "Support Gibraltar" whereat all supporters can post messages of support to the people of Gibraltar. It can be accessed at:-

http://support.gibraltar.gov.uk

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TRACK FAILURE

Sirs,

As an ex-immigrant to South Africa (16 years) I regularly receive the SCN and really enjoy them, as mostly I can agree with the contents. In your latest issue you give your opinions about the Commenwealth Games. I used to be an athlete myself during our stay in SA, even have Natal colours for Athletics, and was very involved in the administation at the time, and of course still keenly follow events. I also have numerous friends I keep in contact with, and had several young athletes staying with us in order to help further their careers. If you have the wrong colour of your skin you have a problem in today's associations in SA, and I think that applies for just about all sports. At least athletics is an individualist sport and if a White 100 metres runner wins his race they cannot put that under the table. But when it comes to selecting teams they have to be 4-times better to get in (especially the borderline cases!!!) and they get almost no support, be it financially or medical-wise, from their association. The son of friends of ours is a good athlete and was also at Manchester. Their 4 x 100 m relay team (who won the silver medal at the Edmonton World Championships last year) did not even get through the qualification rounds. My opinion is that they did not have the support for proper preparations for such an event.

During the past two weeks we had 3 South Africans here for business and also discussed the sports issue. The rugby and cricket teams are suffering under the so-called "Quota-System" where a certain amount of the team members have to be Black, and in these sports they are not necessarily the best in the teams, so no wonder they are doing lousy internationally. Apparantly their respective associations wanted to change back to the best players being selected, but there was a general outcry in SA from all sorts of organisations, so the system stays with the results all can see. It is absolutely not surprising that the medal table of the South Africans turned out the way it did.

Yours etc.,

Margrit Stutz-Laube, Switzerland

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QUEEN'S AWARD

Sirs,

It is with great pleasure that this year, the Queen's Golden Jubilee year, I have been able to attend the Springbok Club's Empire Day Buffet at the Civil Service Club, the SC Kent Branch Summer Braai at Old Wives Lees, and the Patriotic Forum meeting at the House of Lords. I would be most grateful if it would be possible to have any further information concerning the UDI Day Dinner in November and the Day of the Vow commemoration in December.

Yours etc.,

Robert Shipley, Gillingham, Kent, U.K.

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COLONIAL COMPARISONS

Sirs,

I am at a loss for words over the latest news from Rhodesia. It seems that the forces of evil are running rampant at present.

No matter what led the remaining 3,000 White families to remain or what their views were, deep and long forgotten memories and insecurities arise within me when I see pictures of White families in rural settings besieged by hundreds of Blacks.

On a positive note, I did receive the latest SCN and I was pleased to read mention of the [real] South African flags which appeared on stickers at the Empire and Commonwealth Games. Again, though, it is very disheartening to read of the numbers of farm families who have been murdered by the ANC and their supporters, and I am horrified to see the news of what some of the savages have been doing to young girls in South Africa to resolve their own self-inflicted Aids problems.

I was chatting to a (White) Kenyan yesterday afternoon and he saw absolutely no real hope for Africa. Only the return of the White man, ruling with fairness, integrity and force, could start to solve Africa's problems. They say that it is always darkest before the dawn, so I do hope that this turns out to be true.

Yours etc.,

Frank Harvey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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... AND EACH ONE'S A REFEREE

Sirs,

Thanks for the latest Springbok Cyber-Newsletter. Trust me to be critical again!

You stated that "an oafish spectator ran onto the pitch and seriously assaulted the highly-respected referee, Mr. David McHugh of Ireland. The perpetrator of this foul act may have been White, but has any incident better symbolised South Africa's descent from first-world civilisation to third-world savagery?" This question begs a response.

I agree that Piet Van Niekerk was oafish. He was probably intoxicated as well at the time. But the referee, David McHugh, was far from "highly-respected" by the crowd, including a Kiwi commentator. McHugh made some really bad decisions during the game, which affected both teams but more so the Springboks, as he nullified two Springbok tries, and awarded the All Blacks a try that they probably wouldn't have scored anyway. I think you will find that McHugh's career as an international referee will suffer as a result of his bad refereeing. Correct me when the next World Cup comes along, if I am wrong.

I think what Van Niekerk did on the field in Durban was stupid and irresponsible. But he is one individual, and you find such idiots in all societies. What he did pales in comparison to the way New Zealanders behaved when the Springboks were in NZ in 1981. Hordes of them swarmed all over the pitch and attempted to assault the South African players. They sprinkled the field with metal nails and tacks, bombed the players from the air with flour, and generally behaved in a most uncivilised manner. Yet you fail to mention this at all in the SCN.

The misbehaviour of sports fans is certainly not generally confined to non-Whites - take English soccer supporters for example. We tend to think that Whites are civilised, therefore they should know how to behave better. One problem that racists have is to condone what Blacks do on the basis of their being lesser humans, whereas Whites are judged by civilised standards. The great missionary David Livingstone displayed such tendencies, as did philanthropist Albert Schweitzer. Lord Soames, while interim Governor of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia in 1980, condoned Mugabe's party's acts of terrorism and gross intimidation during the elections by saying, "this is Africa". No wonder Britain and the rest of the so-called West is impotent in dealing with the despotic rulers of Africa when they adopt this attitude.

Of course you know the definition of a White racist - a person who hates Blacks more than necessary. And a Black racist? There's no such thing!

Stay well and keep writing. The SCNs are thought-provoking, even if I seem to be critical of certain things you say.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal.

[ A hard-hitting criticism of the crypto-terrorist tactics used by New Zealand leftists against the 1981 touring rugby Springboks appeared in S.A.Patriot No.9 which was published at the time. Ed.]

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ROGUES GALLERY

Alas the last month has seen a resumption of problems encountered on the Internet - what is colloquially referred to as "cyber-terrorism".

We have received two obscene and highly offensive e-mails from a couple of individuals named Pierre Burger and Gordon Waring. Judging from the e-mail "headers" on his message Burger appears to be connected to the South African State President's Office, so therefore is probably a Coloured apparachik with some form of chip on his shoulder. Waring of course has caused us problems in the past; he claims to have lived in both the UK and the US, before returning to South Africa to live in Somerset West where he claims that life is far preferrable to anywhere else he has lived - thus flying in the face of every other report which we have received from those still based in the "New" South Africa! One wonders, however, why if Waring is so sure of his ground in this respect he has to resort to childish four-letter-words in order to make his point?

We have also recently been inundated with unsolicited e-mails from an individual going under the odd name of Greg Weilo. Initially his postings were of an anti-Semitic nature, but more recently they have contained articles advocating the deranged idea that "the White Race must be abolished". It would appear therefore that Weilo is some form of Islamic fanatic.

We don't know whether these latest trouble-makers have any connection to those sad and sick malcontents who have caused us problems in the past - Kemp, Tuohy/Strickland (thought to be one and the same person) and Plaistowe - though the phraseology used by Burger seems to be very similar to that of the latter of these. Be this as it may, we would still be most grateful to receive any information which anyone may know about these trouble-making characters concerned.

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OBITUARY

It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Cyril Foley.

Cyril was one of the earliest subscribers to the SCN, and was a great friend and colleague of Nick Maine, with whom he was attempting to establish a branch of the Springbok Club on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia,

Cyril had run a computer business in South Africa, and had a certain amount of training with the South African Defence Force where he had learnt to fly and did many parachute jumps, in one of which he unfortunately became entangled and was seriously hurt. On coming to Australia he again became involved with computers and did voluntary work with the Air-Sea Rescue Service. About 4 years ago he received news that a car in which his son and daughter were travelling in South Africa was attacked when they stopped at robots and his daughter was killed. He sunk lower and lower as a result of this news - a great brain went to waste.

Our sincerest sympathises are extended to Cyril's family and friends at this sad time.

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THE ZIMBABWE VICTIMS' COALITION

We have recently been informed that the correct details for contacting the Zimbabwe Victims' Coalition (see September 2002 SCN) are as follows:-

Private Bag X 122,
Centurion,
Verwoerdburg,
Transvaal, 0046,
South Africa.

Tel: +27 12 664 0704
Fax: +27 12 664 2436

e-mail:-

pdutoitinc@mweb.co.za
Ray@pdtgroup.co.za
or
zimvictims@hotmail.com

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Sunday, 8 September 2002

September 2002 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2002 edition

The choice of Johannesburg as the venue for the United Nation's "Earth Summit on Sustainable Development" was bizarre to say the least. Johannesburg, after all, is now universally accepted as the crime capital of the world.

After earlier such conferences were staged at Rio and Kyoto, certain UN officials evidently expressed a desire to hold this subsequent summit in a third-world country. This of course merely goes to prove - if any further proof is needed - how in the decade since the National Party surrendered power South Africa has descended from first-world civilisation to third-world squalor.

As things turned out, however, the summit was not so much concerned with saving the planet from environmental disaster, but rather with providing a platform for the basket-case nations of the world to attack the West in general, and the United States in particular. President George W. Bush was well advised to avoid this circus of envy and vindictiveness. Here at last the United States and the West has a true leader with the courage to stand up to those who wish to destroy us.

This does not mean to say that we are not concerned about the ecological dangers facing the world - quite the reverse in fact. In a speech made at Torquay in June 1992 this present writer emphasised how in order to save the planet from environmental collapse it was vitally important for the great European empires to be re-established throughout the third-world. If this was true in 1992 then it is even more true in 2002, now that South Africa has also fallen into the third-world morass.

In a recent most interesting statement Dr. Pieter Mulder, leader of the Freedom Front, acknowledged the existence of a growing Afrikaner "diaspora" around the world, and pointed out the positive aspects of this. We would certainly see this Afrikaner (though we would prefer to use the term "White South African") "diaspora" playing an important component role in the European re-colonisation of the African continent, which in the long-term is the only way that the planet can be saved from ecological disaster.

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LAUNCH OF THE LONDON BRANCH OF THE SPRINGBOK CLUB

The London Branch of the Springbok Club was officially established at a meeting held in central London on 27 August, which was expertly organised by Paul Robinson.

The function room where the gathering was held was practically packed, and after a brief talk on the history, aims and objectives of the Springbok Club, followed by a lively and fruitful question-and-answer session, a committee for the London Branch was successfully nominated, which consists of the following people:-

Paul Robinson (Chairman)
Ryan Kriste (Secretary)
Chris Pead (Treasurer)
John Golden
Bill Binding
Roger Jenkins

The London Branch plans to hold regular monthly meetings and social get-togethers from now onwards, the full details of which will appear in future editions of the SCN.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB SEPTEMBER MEETING

Details of the next central Springbok Club meeting are as follows:-

Guest Speaker : Mr. PETER WARD

Date : Wednesday 11th September 2002

Time : 19.15 hrs for 19.45 hrs.

Venue : The MORPETH ARMS (the upstairs Function Room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1 (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge - nearest tube station: Pimlico).

Originally from London, Peter Ward now resides in the New York City area, and is the editor of the anthology of African stories, "Africa Par Adventure" (which many Springbok Club supporters have contributed to). Peter has wheeled and dealed himself around the world, always armed with the ability to get himself into the most compromising situations imaginable. Bitten by the travel bug in 1992, Peter's itchiness has caused him to break out of his routine again and again. In the past decade he's had a rash of unusual incidents. Fortunately, he's returned each time without a scratch, and with a collection of stories that'll leave the listener in stitches - burning to know more. Peter has travelled to many a far-out place, each with its own extraordinary story. He's shaken hands with an African Dictator, pounded the streets of futuristic Japanese cities and roamed amidst Mayan ruins. With a passion for wanderlust, he's downsized on work and upsized on life. But when it comes to transit, he prefers backpacker class, where the culture is richest. A product of the eighties who came of age in the nineties, he's still trying to make sense of the new millennium. For further info visit his web-site at:
http://www.africa-par-adventure.org/

Press Release of the book:

Africa Par Adventure is a collection of over 100 tales, insights and observations of the inconceivable continent: Africa. It has all the adventure, mystery, political intrigue and pathos of any good thriller story - EXCEPT THAT IT'S ALL TRUE. It captures the moods, prejudices, opinions and frustrations of people who, at some stage in their lives, have
been sitting in the boiling pot of 20th Century Africa.

This modern day odyssey details the experiences of a wide range of travellers, from anthropologists to retired teachers, TV reporters to academics, and idle wanderers to that modern day explorer: the businessman. Providing a ground-level viewpoint of Africa's modern history, the book features eye-popping stories - the nature of which could make a Sunday Travel Section editor choke on her morning toast.

Have you ever...
- Been held up at gunpoint by the police
- Learned how to survive amidst revolution
- Visited a place where the police transfer money, sell drugs and arrest you all at once
- Experienced the Egyptian banking system
- Been attacked by killer bees?
- Heard "No money, no English - no problem!"
- Had the police hitch hike for you
- Seen the closest thing to hell on earth

Other issues covered include:

- The problems facing Africa today: emigration, debt, AIDS, population growth.
- Africa's debated history, economics, religion, misadventure, law and order, war.

Reviews:

"The book does succeed in its objective of presenting Africa in a way that is understandable to the masses." Norman Goldman , BootsnAll.com

"History, culture, current affairs and travel, couldn't be funnier ... except on my show of course. " John Phillip Contini, SatireTV.com

This therefore promises to be a most fascinating meeting, and trust that as many supporters and friends as possible will be able to attend.

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LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE

The next London Swinton Circle meeting is planned for Tuesday 22 October, when the guest speaker will be Lady (Ann) Winterton. Fuller details will be included in the October edition of the SCN.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB BRANCH NEWS

The next meeting of the London Branch of the Springbok Club will take place in the upstairs function room of "The Plough", Museum Street, London WC1 [near to the British Museum - nearest underground stations: Holborn and Tottenham Court Road] on Tuesday 1st October 2002, commencing at 19.45 hrs. It is anticipated that an interesting guest will be present at this event who will give a short key-note address. Everyone is however invited to meet together in a more social environment in the downstairs bar earlier during the evening prior to the formal part of the meeting.

The official launch of the Lancashire Branch of the Springbok Club is planned to take place at a braai to be held in Manchester during mid-October. Fuller details will be given in the October edition of the SCN.

Both the Kent and Chilterns Branches of the SC are planning to hold informal "pub evenings" during the autumn, and again further details will be given in the next SCN.

We are happy to be able to announce that Mr. Dennis Duncan from Arizona has recently been appointed the new SC United States co-ordinator. Dennis will shortly be making contact with all our existing US members and supporters, but if you know of any other friends in the US who might be keen to become actively involved then please let us know their details. [We have become very worried about what has happened to Ferdi Fourie, our original US co-ordinator, as we haven't been able to contact with him for some time. We know that he was a trainee pilot, so therefore are very concerned about whether he is still safe and well. If anyone knows anything about Ferdi's current situation then please let us know, either by e-mail to: springbok@falklands.org, or by post to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK].

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CAN YOU HELP?

Patriot collects all items of Rhodesiana. If you can assist then please contact:-

jsinclair1690@yahoo.co.uk

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THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN COLOUR

We have just learnt that Carlton Television's new epoch-marking series "The British Empire in Colour" will be screened on ITV [Channel 3] on Sundays 15th, 22nd and 29th September, starting at 10.15 p.m., and not as we were informed earlier.

We know that a number of our friends (particularly from Rhodesia) have helped in making this series, but believe that all our supporters will probably be most keen to view this potentially very exciting series.

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HOME BILTONG MAKERS

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:-

http://www.biltongmakers.com

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BOOK OFFERS

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 titles which they stock are:-

MAFEKING! by Malcolm Flower-Smith and Edmund Yorke
Psychologically affected by the fact that it was from Mafeking that the Jameson Raid was launched, the Boers determined to regain this key town. The exceptional military leadership, indomitable spirit and personal charisma of Col. Baden-Powell made him the ideal officer for the British defence - the source of inspiration for the defenders of Mafeking during the epic 7 month seize. By March 1900, the garrison was famished; death and destruction had become daily fare. When, in May, Mafeking was finally relieved, the British nation was swept by a wave of patriotic hysteria, unequalled since. Softback, 222x152mm, 214 pages, 50 b/w illustrations. R100.00.

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. Hard cover, 213 x 137 mm., 303 pages, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the Siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War reprints. Price R169.95.

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

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "Mafeking!", price £10.00, and "How We Kept the Flag Flying", 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.).

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BILTONG SALES IN THE UK

Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service. For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-

http://www.biltong-brother.co.uk

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PRO-GIBRALTAR DEMONSTRATION

A demonstration in support of Gibraltar will take place outside the Spanish Embassy (24 Belgrave Square, London SW1 - nearest underground station: Hyde Park Corner) on Tuesday 10 September, between 12.00 noon and 14.00 hrs. We hope that as many of our supporters as possible will be able to attend this event in order to show their solidarity with our kith and kin in Gibraltar.

A full report of the speech which Maurice Xiberras made to the joint London Swinton Circle/Springbok Club meeting at the House of Lords on 8 July appeared in the "Gibraltar Chronicle" of 16 and 17 July.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.46 : Mr. HILTON SPENCE, formerly of Durban and now of East Amhurst, New York.

Hilton Spence was an early and keen supporter of the "Save Rhodesia Campaign" in Durban during the late 1970's, when he was an active member of the youth-wing of the organisation along with his good friend and colleague, the late, great Mike Skelly. Following the fall of Rhodesia he then became an active supporter of the "Patriotic Forum", but following the fall of South Africa itself he emigrated to the United States, where his father was a practising medical doctor. The address which we were given for him in the United States was: 1554 Charlesgate Circle, East Amhurst, New York, but alas in spite of several attempts to contact him there we have received no reply, so therefore don't know whether he's even aware of the sad news of the death of Mike Skelly. If anyone knows anything about Hilton or his present whereabouts then please either e-mail us on: springbok@falklands.org, or write to us at: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We've recently been informed of a most interesting web-site entitled "The Islam Threat and the Enemy Within", which states its aim is to "expose the Islamisation of Britain". We don't know who is behind this site, but it is certainly worth a look. It can be accessed at:-

http://www.thekafir.co.uk

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DRUMMER BOY's NEMESIS

Sir,

Now to those hassling you on the Internet over southern Africa. Firstly be aware they exist, and right in the back garden.

Disruptive, even questionable operatives of certain organisations and/or individuals connected to parts of Africa are well known to the British authorities. As a matter of interest the Home Office and security services were tipped off some time ago about their likes. Rhodesians Worldwide printed a warning on the same issue some time ago. The libel issue is difficult for them to pursue, and feel by toning the language down a bit you might be able to draw these people to the surface.

This way they never know if Internal Affairs are watching them, and when they might strike and under what circumstances.

Yours etc.,

Richard Fairbrother, Southampton, U.K.

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ROGUES GALLERY

We have recently been surprised to learn that the magazine "The Scorpion", edited by a certain Michael Walker, is evidently still in existence.

Walker contacted us when we were still based in South Africa during the 1980s and asked whether we would be prepared to market "The Scorpion" in the country. Although we never had time to read this heavy intellectual magazine in full we accepted his assurances that he was on the same political wavelength as "S.A.Patriot" and agreed to his proposals.

Basically the arrangement which we entered into was simple: Walker would supply us with 24 copies of each issue which he would invoice us for at 50% of the cover price, and we would then sell these at the Rand equivalent of the cover price (both by advertising for subscriptions through the pages of "S.A.Patriot" and by selling copies at "Patriotic Forum" meetings etc.), keeping the 50% profit to assist "S.A.Patriot" funds. This arrangement worked very well for a couple of years, although a number of subscribers asked for their subscriptions to be cancelled because they evidently did not agree with the contents.

After a while, however, Walker mysteriously asked us to supply him with the names and addresses of all the subscribers we had obtained in South Africa, the reason he gave being so he could supply them direct in case anything ever happened to us. We accepted the reasoning which he gave in this regard, so therefore supplied him with these details as requested - a great mistake as events turned out. After a couple more editions of "The Scorpion" appeared, however, a number of the subscribers who we'd obtained wrote back to us to say they had already received copies of the magazine direct from the UK, so therefore quite naturally refused to pay us for the subsequent copies which we had sent them. This was not only damaging to us financially, but also proved to be a great embarrassment. When we subsequently contacted Walker in this regard he arrogantly stated that the reason he did this was because he did not believe we were carrying out our side of the agreement. This of course was a lie, and Walker failed to provide any form of evidence to back-up this vile claim. We therefore wrote back to him asking him never to supply any of our subscribers directly again, as it would only cause us yet more problems and embarrassment, yet in spite of this when the next edition of "The Scorpion" appeared he did just that! We therefore immediately terminated all connections to "The Scorpion".

After we were subsequently forced to relocate operations to the UK, and initially had more time on our hands, we were at last able to read issues of "The Scorpion" in full. What we discovered, however, was a revelation, for the magazine quite clearly was not on the same political wavelength as "S.A.Patriot" - even failing to support the Western Allies during the 1991 Gulf War, we kid you not!

How this magazine with such an apparently ambiguous stance and such an arrogant editor manages to survive remains a mystery, but one thing is for certain, and that is that we advise everybody to avoid this appropriately-named poisonous publication like the plague!

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ORGANISATION FORMED TO CHARGE MUGABE BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

[Although we are of course totally opposed to the establishment of the International Criminal Court in principle, the idea of a rogue such as Mugabe being prosecuted by such a body has many ironic advantages.]

A newly-formed organization, The Zimbabwe Victims Coalition (ZVC) is to lay charges with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in terms of the mandate of the ICC.

The ICC entered into force on July 1, triggering the jurisdiction of the first permanent court capable of investigating and bringing to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and, once defined, aggression.

Unlike the International Court of Justice in The Hague, whose jurisdiction is restricted to states, the ICC will have the capacity to indict individuals. The jurisdiction of the ICC will only apply to those crimes committed after entry into force of the Rome Statute. This Statute was adopted on 17 July 1998 and on 11 April 2002, the threshold of the 60 ratifications necessary for entry into force of the Statute was crossed.

It is unlikely that Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe will suddenly cease to condone and authorize the murder, torture and starvation of his citizens, so all infractions of human rights must be recorded and forwarded to ZVC.

ZVC has already collected a substantial amount of information which is being collated to form a background dossier which will be submitted to the ICC in The Hague. This week a preliminary notice will be sent to the ICC advising the organisation of the purpose of submitting a ZVC dossier.

The ZVC is headquartered in Pretoria, at the law office whose name appears on this letterhead. All administration will be carried out from this office. Aggrieved persons are requested to submit information regarding the following violations to our offices:

Farmers killed and/or assaulted
Farm workers killed and/or assaulted
Citizens killed and/or assaulted
Citizens and non-citizens tortured
Farms (including houses and other improvements) destroyed
Crops destroyed
Farms rendered inoperable, thus causing starvation
Jobs lost on farms
Farm and other equipment destroyed by government proxies
Workers’ houses destroyed
Citrus orchards lost
Dams destroyed
Farm land illegally expropriated (in hectares)
Animals lost, maimed or killed
The abuse of the legal system - intimidation of judges, magistrates, etc.
People detained on false charges or without trial
Forestry land lost
Tobacco barns and grain silos destroyed or purloined

It is worth noting that the Mugabe government has reportedly over the past two years taken from several private investors assets worth one trillion Zimbabwe dollars (US$18 billion). This is three times the annual GDP and more than the entire continent of Africa received in foreign aid in the past year (US$14,6 billion).

The policies and behaviour of the Mugabe government are directly responsible for the starvation now existing and to come in Zimbabwe. Thousands have lost their homes and their jobs. Many have had their private property stolen by the government, property which was purchased after 1980 and which had been guaranteed by the Mugabe government as “safe”. Affected persons who wish to contribute information towards the compilation of the dossier on crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe are urged to contact ZVC as soon as possible. All information will be kept confidential.

We believe that Robert Mugabe will be the first person to be indicted under the ICC, and not a moment too soon. We are hopeful the ICC will give our submission full consideration, given the state of government-sponsored starvation, torture, murder and mayhem now existing in Zimbabwe.

DR. PHILIP DU TOIT
Chairman, THE ZIMBABWE VICTIMS COALITION
Tel +27 12 664 0704
Fax +27 12 664 2557
Mobile: 082 557 5264
e-mail: paula@pdutoitgroup.co.za or pdutoitinc@mweb.co.za

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Friday, 16 August 2002

August 2002 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2002 edition

There was much celebrating in South Africa regarding so-called "triumphs" at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. But did South Africa really do all that well?

South Africa only finished up with 9 gold medals - as against 82 won by Australia, 54 by England and 31 by Canada. Even third-world India managed to accumulate 32 golds, and to put South Africa's achievement in perspective 9 was the same total of gold medals won by Cameroon.

In the good old days (when the games were still referred to by their official title of the British Empire & Commonwealth Games) South Africa could be relied upon to be on par with the other three leading competing nations, Australia, England and Canada - but that of course was at a time when South Africa was still a civilised first-world country. Need we say any more?

We have heard of one most encouraging development from Manchester however, and that is that large numbers of stickers appeared around the city at the time of the games which read "Empire Games - Manchester 2002 - Up the Springboks!" (complete with pictures of the real South African flag and the springbok badge). It is not clear who were behind these stickers, but if they did originate from South African competitors at the games then there would still appear to be some hope for the future of the country.

A subsequent news story from the South Africa sporting arena has been far more unpleasant however, for during the recent Tri-nations rugby match between South Africa and New Zealand at King's Park, Durban, an oafish spectator ran onto the pitch and seriously assaulted the highly-respected referee, Mr. David McHugh of Ireland. The perpetrator of this foul act may have been White, but has any incident better symbolised South Africa's descent from first-world civilisation to third-world savagery?

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JOINT SPRINGBOK CLUB/LONDON SWINTON CIRCLE MEETING

The joint meeting held last month between the Springbok Club and the London Swinton Circle at the House of Lords, which was addressed by Mr. Maurice Xiberras, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar, proved a great success. There was a very large attendance, with the Committee Room where the meeting was held being practically packed.

In his rivetting speech Mr. Xiberras emphasised that although the people of Gibraltar were not English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh, their Britishness was far more than merely a matter of political or economic convenience, and dates back to the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713, following which they developed a totally different identity to neighbouring Spain.

He tore into the present policies of the Blair Government, and was particularly scathing in his criticism of the junior Foreign Office mimister Peter Hain [known to all pro-South Africans for his notorious crypto-terrorist activities aimed at stopping peaceful South African sporting tours during the 1970s]. He suggested that Blair's desire to sell-out the loyal citizens of Gibraltar was due to his aim of creating an Anglo-Spanish alliance within the EU, and thereby to enter Europe's "Inner Circle".

In closing Maurice Xiberras said the following words: "For the vast majority of the people of Gibraltar, self-determination does not mean independence. Given its size, population and strategic location, an independent Gibraltar would not be viable. In order to continue to exist securely and true to its identity, Gibraltar must continue to form part of the British nation-state. This is where Gibraltar's history, sentiment and future lie. This is where practical freedom lies. That is what British sovereignty means to the people of Gibraltar. Unless it dishonours the preamble to our 1969 Constitution and its own pledges, the present inept and shameful attempts of the New Labour Government to coerce the people of Gibraltar will be defeated. I say with much gratitude and no little evidence that Parliament and the British electorate would not forgive such a breach of faith".

During question time Mr. Xiberras confirmed that he recognised the close similarities between the Gibraltar and Ulster struggles, and indeed with the struggle in the UK as a whole to oppose the Euro and EU encroachment. Encouragingly he also reported that the "Integration With Britain Party" was shortly to be re-formed in Gibraltar, but as a pressure group rather than a political party.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB LONDON BRANCH LAUNCH

The official inaugural meeting of the London (Capital) Branch of the Springbok Club will take place on Tuesday 27th August 2002.

This meeting will take place at The Plough, Museum Street, London WC1. [Near to the British Museum - nearest underground stations: Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.]

An informal gathering will be held in the downstairs bar from about 18.30 hrs onwards, with the more formal part of the meeting commencing in the upstairs function room at 20.00 hrs. A short talk on the history, aims and ambitions of the Springbok Club will be given by one of the Exco members of the organisation, after which a committee for the London Branch will be elected, and plans and future activities of the branch discussed.

All friends and supporters from Greater London are welcomed to attend this event.

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FUTURE SPRINGBOK CLUB EVENTS

The Springbok Club will be welcoming Mr. Peter Ward from New York (editor of the anthology of African stories, "Africa Par Adventure", which many SC supporters have contributed to) as guest speaker on Wednesday 11th September. Full details will be given in the September edition of the SCN.

Both the Chilterns and Kent Branches of the Springbok Club aim to hold get-togethers during the autumn. It is also hoped that the Lancashire Branch of the SC will be officially inaugurated during the next couple of months.

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CAN YOU HELP?

Rob Pagett writes as follows:-

"Could anyone called Justin who went to the Rhodesian [RW] Braai 2002 in Yorkshire who
played cricket and knew two people called Laura and Alex please contact:-

aejg5885@hotmail.com.

Thanks."

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THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN COLOUR

We have recently heard from Carlton Television that their epoch-marking new series "The British Empire in Colour" will be screened on ITV [Channel 3] on Sundays 8th, 15th and 22nd September, starting at 10.00 p.m.

We know that a number of our friends (particularly from Rhodesia) have helped in making this series, but believe that all our supporters will probably be keen to view this most exciting series.

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HOME BILTONG MAKERS

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:-

http://www.biltongmakers.com

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BOOK OFFERS

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 titles which they stock are:-

MAFEKING! by Malcolm Flower-Smith and Edmund Yorke
Psychologically affected by the fact that it was from Mafeking that the Jameson Raid was launched, the Boers determined to regain this key town. The exceptional military leadership, indomitable spirit and personal charisma of Col. Baden-Powell made him the ideal officer for the British defence - the source of inspiration for the defenders of Mafeking during the epic 7 month seize. By March 1900, the garrison was famished; death and destruction had become daily fare. When, in May, Mafeking was finally relieved, the British nation was swept by a wave of patriotic hysteria, unequalled since. Softback, 222x152mm, 214 pages, 50 b/w illustrations. R100.00.

HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING, by Donald MacDonald. Hard cover, 213 x 137 mm., 303 pages, with frontispiece and 7 illustrations and various diagrams. This enduring story of the Siege of Ladysmith is the first in a series of Anglo-Boer War reprints. Price R169.95.

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

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "Mafeking!", price £10.00, and "How We Kept the Flag Flying", 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.).

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BILTONG SALES IN THE UK

Biltong Brother produces top quality, handcrafted biltong. 100% British beef is used, no artificial flavourings or preservatives.

There are 5 types, Traditional, Garlic, Pepper, Hot & Spicy and Ostrich.

We pride ourselves on our fine quality and friendly and efficient service.

For your 'taste of Africa' visit the Biltong Brother web-site at:-

http://www.biltong-brother.co.uk

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AMERICAN JOURNALISTS LAUNCH U.S. VISA CAMPAIGN FOR AFRIKANER FARMERS

Three American journalists have joined forces to stop what they describe as "another African genocide" but this time of southern Africa's White Afrikaner minority.

The Internet campaign to issue US visas to besieged White farmers in Zimbabwe and South Africa was launched by New York-based correspondent Anthony LoBaido, and within hours he was joined by the African-American editor-in-chief of the Sierra Times in Nevada, the author J.J.Johnson, and his publication's journalist Henriette Bowman.

"Sierra Times has set up a new category in our news coverage - 'Afrikaner News'. The Sierra Times has always been against racism and tyranny, no matter where it is found," Ms. Bowman wrote, warning that the security situation in southern Africa was growing "grave - ripe for mass genocide" of the Afrikaner nation.

"Marxist President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has moved beyond the pale. His own party has begun to doubt his sanity, he is rabidly racist - a Black David Duke, if you will" she comments, adding that Mugabe's policies "have changed the crown jewel of Africa into a festering cesspool of hate that, instead of being the African bread basket, is just another African Marxist state on the verge of starvation."

"We here at Sierra Times feel it is our duty to help all southern Africans, White AND Black, in their dire need," she concluded.

Readers may comment directly by accessing the Sierra Times at:-

http://www.sierratimes.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard//topic.cgi?forum=14&topic=289

Meanwhile top international correspondent Anthony Lobaido - whose campaign for US visas for 35,000 pro-US Hmong tribesmen saved them from forced repatriation into certain genocide - has also called for a similar rescue of southern Africa's embattled Afrikaner farmers and their families by the US government.

In his article for the Sierra Times (http://www.sierratimes.com/02/06/26/ar-lobaido.htm) Anthony LoBaido writes as follows:-

"[There is a] demand that the US issues permanent residence visas to southern Africa's terror-besieged White (Afrikaner) farm families - more than 1,335 Afrikaner farmers have already been murdered in farm attacks in South Africa since 1994; while 12 Zimbabwean and 4 Namibian farmers were also killed over the past few years."

Johnson and LoBaido also issued demands for US Congress to hold urgent hearings "about the way in which America's former allies in Africa have been deserted by previous administrations, all for the sake of political correctness".

Johnson warns: "we should not forget those left behind on what soon may be a lost continent - all for the sake of political correctness. I personally support him [LoBaido] in his efforts".

LoBaido urges an Internet writing campaign to all US policy makers - arguing that the White Afrikaner farmers have - for over a century - been "strong allies to the UK and United States in Africa."

"This is genocide," writes LoBaido: "the (mainly Afrikanerr) farmers in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa are now facing horrendous persecution; rape, murder, torture, mutilation and the confiscation of their farmland."

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STATEMENT ON GIBRALTAR

We have recently been sent the following hard-hitting, but also very accurate, statement released by Mr. Michael Shripton, the eminent lawyer:-

"I condemn unreservedly today's statement by the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, concerning the surrender of Gibraltar and I applaud and endorse the comments of both the Chief Minister and the Opposition.

"There is overwhelming public support in Great Britain for our dear friends in Gibraltar, who have stood with us through thick and thin, and in times of great danger. Spain has no say in the future in Gibraltar and should abandon its aggressive claim on Gibraltar forthwith.

"The extraordinary thing is that Jack Straw has made this offensive statement just as the sacking of Pique demonstrated Aznar's recognition that the Brussels process is dead.

"Straw's statement has not only shamed our country and amounts to an enormous gaffe, but arguably amounted to a political crime, given his denial of the right of self-determination to the people of Gibraltar. He is manifestly unfit to hold the office of Foreign Secretary and Tony Blair should sack him over the weekend. If he is not sacked Straw is liable to be impeached by Parliament and failing a sacking by the Prime Minister I call upon the Conservative Party to invoke the awesome constitutional machinery of impeachment, for the first time since the early 19th century. Such a political crime as proposing the surrender of Gibraltar (far worse an offence than that committed by Admiral Byng) deserves not just loss of office, but the public disgrace and humiliation that only an impeachment trial can bring.

"Straw by name and straw by nature!

"This was also an act of desperation, which may have been informed by the intelligence briefings Straw and Hain are said to have been receiving on Spain's contingency plans to launch a war of aggression against the United Kingdom by invading Gibraltar. We do not know whether Aznar, himself a former Falangist, has been driving the invasion planning, or Pique. If the former then Pique's dismissal may be a danger sign.

"We must immediately and heavily reinforce the Gibraltar garrison and mount a show of force by recalling HMS Ark Royal and her escorts to the Westen Med. Spain must now be treated as a potential aggressor, the Spanish Ambassador must be expelled from London and the British Ambassador recalled from Madrid. The British Defence Budget should be increased on an emergency basis, using the Contingency Fund if necessary and our state of military preparedness ramped up. We must be prepared to go to an emergency general mobilisation, all Royal Navy warships should be brought to 24 hours notice for sea, and RAF Strike Comamnd should go to full alert status, with at least one AEW Sentry airborne over Southern England and a further aircraft covering the approaches to Gibraltar at all times. All Spanish nationals of military age in the United Kingdom should be required to register with the police and Briitsh and US nationals advised against visiting Spain.

"The Pentagon should commence an urgent evacuation of all US military personnel and their families from the NATO base at Rota. "

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.45 : Mr. DAVID DODDS, formerly of Rhodesia and latterly of Durban.

David Dodds was a keen and active member of both the "Save Rhodesia Campaign" and the "South Africa First Campaign" in Durban during the late 1970's.

A Rhodesian by birth, he served with the Department of Internal Affairs, being an administrator in the Tribal Trust Lands. Once he sensed that Rhodesia was being sold-out he moved to Durban in order to study photography at the Natal Technikon. He made friendship with Suzanne Smith (then the office manageress of the Durban Branch of the "Save Rhodesia Campaign", but who sadly died a few years ago) and eagerly joined and became active in the SRC, being appointed the official photographer of the Durban Branch. An honest, sincere, and naturally friendly person, David Dodds was able to present an fascinating talk on his work with the Department of Internal Affairs, splendidly illustrated with a number of photographic slides (many of which included his trusty dog!), which was taken "on tour" by the SRC around Natal. He worked closely and efficiently with the Durban Branch officials of the SRC, not only with Suzanne Smith, but also with Duncan and Beverley du Bois, Alan Harvey and - most particularly - Janet Hale.

Besides being an expert photographer (he subsequently practised professionally) he was also a very keen shotgun shooter - and this is why our interest in the man has been re-activated! During the recent Commonwealth Games one of the South African competitors in one of the shooting events who won a Silver Medal was listed as a D.Dodds. Could this by any chance be the same Davids Dodds we wonder? Any information in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The Swansea Loyal web-site is run by a group of Welsh Loyalists who fully support the struggle of their fellow-Britons in Ulster.

Their web-site is highly professional and very comprehensive, and includes, inter alia, excellent sections of pictures taken during trips to Northern Ireland, and a page on the life of Enoch Powell. It can be accessed at:-

http://www.swansealoyal.co.uk/index.html

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

LIBERAL OPINION

What a foul mess the Blacks have made of their self-rule opportunities. The butchery, starvation, oppression and general low, evil standards - no democracy, corruption and the rule of the Kalashnikov and machete.

The more you read about what is happening the worse it gets. The thought of Blacks raping baby girls to try to rid themselves of HIV is too vile to contemplate. We only hear about the tip of the iceberg here too.

Have you noticed how much crime in London is committed by Blacks, especially car-jackings and muggings? They will quite happily shoot and kill just to get their hands on someone else's possessions.

Yours etc.,

Vivienne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

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OBITUARY

PERCY YUTAR

Percy Yutar, who died last month, was not only a great South African, but he also personified everything which was best about the South African nation during the days of civilised rule.

Born in 1911 into a poor Jewish shopkeeping family in Cape Town, he lost several fingers when a thief attacked his parents shop. In spite of his humble origins he obtained a master's degree in law at UCT, and quickly made his way up through the legal profession. He was appointed chief prosecutor in Johennesburg in 1940, and became a ruthless scourge of the city's criminals. He was subsequently appointed attorney-general of first the Orange Free State and then the Transvaal.

Unlike some of his ancestry, Percy Yutar clearly appreciated the close affinities between the Jewish and Afrikaner peoples, and identified himself throughout his professional life with the rights of the White South African nation. He was also one of the first people to recognise the ANC as the Black-Nazis which they are.

Percy Yutar's finest hour came when he successfully prosecuted the terrorist Nelson Mandela and eight other ANC subversives in the treason trial of 1964. Although successful in this case the liberal judge alas did not sentence Mandela to the gallows as Percy Yutar had advocated. If he had done so then South Africa - and the world - would undoubtedly be a far better place today than it is.

Percy Yutar, we salute your memory.

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