Monday, 6 October 2003

October 2003 Edition.


October 2003 edition

The recent overwhelming decision by the Swedish people to keep the Krona as their national currency and to reject the Euro was not only good news for the Swedish people themselves, but also for all who believe in the authority of the great European nation states. It was furthermore further proof of how the political pendulum has swung away from internationalism and towards Western national power over the past few years.

In spite of predictions that the referendum result would be close, the final margin was actually a decisive 8%. Many Leftist commentators claimed that the assassination of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindt shortly before the referendum had no effect upon the outcome, but this of course is complete rubbish. There was undoubtedly a massive sympathy "Yes" vote for Anna Lindt - and the victory margin for the "No" campaign would without question have been even larger if it had not been for her death.

Although it is commonly believed that Sweden - along with other Scandinavian countries - is a very Left-wing society, the recent referendum result proves that this is not the case. This does not really surprise us however, for when "S.A.Patriot" was published in South Africa itself we had more subscribers from Sweden than from any other European country (excluding the UK). Furthermore, Denmark had earlier decisively rejected the Euro in a national referendum, and - smallscale though it may have been - played their part alongside Britain and the United States in the liberation of Iraq.

Another interesting but little known fact is that in spite of never being one of the major Imperial powers, Sweden still possessed 10 overseas colonies at various times dating back to the 18th century. With the recent Swedish referendum result being yet another nail in the coffin of European federalism the nation states of Europe must once again start to look towards their global responsibilities and destinies, and when that time comes Sweden - as well as Denmark - must also be rewarded with their places in the sun.



The London Branch of the Springbok Club held a most enjoyable and highly successful social get-together at Richmond last month.

Assembling at the famous "Orange Tree" pub there was a very good turnout of supporters, and after a couple of hours socialising in a convivial atmosphere many of the party then set off on a stroll along the banks of the Thames, witnessing what must be some of the most magnificent scenery that can be observed in the capital.

The London Branch plans to hold a further social event over the Yuletide period, to be followed by a boat trip along the Thames at Richmond in the spring.



The Springbok Club will be holding an important and interesting meeting at the end of October, which will be addressed by Mrs. Maryna Blomerus, the founding Chairperson of UKkasie and the InterAfrikaanse Trust. The details are as follows:-

Date : Friday 31st October 2003

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).

Maryna Blomerus was born at Middelburg in the Cape Province, and studied accountancy at UNISA. Married with two young daughters she has lived in the UK for 10 years, and in 2001 founded UKkasie, a cultural organisation for expat Afrikaners living in the UK. The organisation holds quarterly UKkasiefees featuring visiting Afrikaner singers and musicians, as well as hosting stalls marketing various South African-orientated products and services. So great has been the success of the organisation that similar structures have been founded in Canada, New Zealand and Belgium, which now form the InterAfrikaanse Trust. In her speech Maryna will talk about the foundation and growth of both UKkasie and the InterAfrikaanse Trust, as well as their current campaign in conjunction with the Freedom Front to extend voting rights to South Africans living in exile.



On 15th November the Springbok Club will be holding its annual UDI Day Dinner at a venue in central London when a leading member of the last Rhodesian Government will be Guest of Honour. Full details will be given in November's SCN.

On 16th December the Springbok Club will be holding its traditional Day of the Vow Commemorations, again in central London, when the movement will be welcoming a prominent British MP as Guest of Honour.

If you would like to make an advanced booking for either of these events then please let us know.



As well as the two planned London Branch activities mentioned above, the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning another pub-gathering in Rochester towards the end of November.

Plans are now well advanced for the official launch of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club, and an official Sussex Branch is also about to be established. If you live in either of these places and would like to become actively involved please let us know.



The London Swinton Circle held a most important and well-attended meeting last month which was addressed by Jeffrey Donaldon MP (UUP, Lagan Valley) in which he explained his reasons for resigning the UUP parliamentary whip, and gave details about the current problems being faced by the Unionist community in Northern Ireland. He finished on a very optimistic note however, emphasising that the Republican birthrate was no longer higher than the Unionist birthrate, and telling how increasing numbers of Unionists were returning to their previous homes in the western counties of Ulster.

The London Swinton Circle will be holding a further most interesting meeting early next week, the details of which are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 7th October 2003.

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue: The Parliament Room, The Clarence, 53 Whitehall, London SW1.

Guest Speaker : Mr. Frank Maloney

Frank Maloney is a former amateur flyweight boxing champion, but rose to prominence as the manager of many successful British professional boxers. He will be the official UKIP candidate in next year's London mayoral election, and he will give his views regarding the problems being faced by Londoners on such matters as non-White immigration, the cost of living, transport, the threat of terrorism and "politically correct" policing.



In the August edition of the SCN we had the sad duty of explaining why the Springbok Club was forced to withdraw all support from Mr. Malcolm Wren's "Soul Walk" across southern England.

There we assumed, and certainly hoped, the whole sorry saga would end. Unfortunately, however, we have recently been informed that Mr. Wren has subsequently made a posting to a certain Internet message-board in which he not only fails to apologise for all the ill-feeling and embarrassment which he generated, but even tries to pin blame for all the problems which befell his "Walk" onto the victims of his actions.

We will not bore readers by going into detailed rebuttals of all the charges made by Mr. Wren in this factional posting of his, but there is one downright lie which he made which cannot pass without comment. He claims that the Chairman of the Springbok Club has accused him of undertaking the exercise "for personal recognition" (indeed in a hurtful personal e-mail he even claims of the Chairman "You say I am only doing this to impress the people of Orania"). There is of course not a scintilla of truth in this bizarre accusation of Mr. Wren. We have never stated that he undertook the "Walk" for "personal recognition" - and most certainly we have never mentioned the Orania community in this context! Our reasons for withdrawing support were solely and unambiguously as stated in the August edition of the SCN, namely:-

1) The total abuse of the free hospitality which was provided by the owner of the hotel in Gloucestershire where Mr. & Mrs. Wren and their party stayed on the night before the "Walk" began, which caused her great distress.

2) The arbitrary alteration of venues for overnight stops along the route with no attempts being made to inform the Springbok Club or anybody else in advance about these changes. This resulted in at least two supporters (probably more) going to the wrong venues in order to rendezvous with Mr. Wren.

3) The arrogant rejection of all offers to assist in the obtaining of media publicity and a venue for a final rendezvous point in Gravesend by Mrs. Wren.

4) The rude last-minute cancellation of the lunchtime refreshment break which we had organised at the house of a personal friend in north-west Kent after preparations had already commenced.

The reason for Mr. Wren's sudden antagonism towards those who were trying to assist him, and the reason why he failed to obtain any media publicity in the UK remain a complete mystery. A clue may however lie in a further comment which he makes in his factional posting, when he states "En-route, I had numerous phone calls and text messages from people in the UK .... Almost all came from the BNP (British National Party) members .... and I thank each one of them." (Indeed prominent publicity for Mr. Wren's "Walk" evidently also appeared on the BNP's web-site). As many readers may know, the BNP is in reality an overtly neo-fascist organisation, and this may be why the British media wouldn't touch Mr. Wren with a bargepole. There have also been a couple of attempts by BNP-types to infiltrate the Springbok Club in the past, but when their affiliations became known they were "sent packing", which has probably made the BNP very antagonistic towards the Springbok Club.

We will therefore leave it to readers to make up their own minds about Mr. Wren and his true motivations.



A "Rhodie Reunion" will again be held in the Transvaal on November 11th this year. It will take place at the Morningside Country Club, Rivonia, Sandton (between Johannesburg and Pretoria), and a live band "Sounds Like Thunder" (ex-Rhodies) will be appearing.



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No.59 : Mr. & Mrs. RICHARD BLYTH of Kokstad.

Richard & Lynn Blyth had four children named Wendy, Michael, Christopher & Caroline. They were the owners/managers of "Rivermead Manor", a guest farm near Kokstad, Natal, on the South African/Transkei border until about 1993. They were last seen in a resort on the East Cape coast near Port Elizabeth in about 1995. Richard was originally from Hampshire but Lynn was a South African.



The "S.A. Expat Stem/Vote" campaign, which is supported by both the InterAfrikaanse Trust and by the Freedom Front, campaigns to extend South African voting rights to all South Africans living overseas. They have just established their own Afrikaans language web-site which can be accessed at:-





The recent attacks upon the the Chairman of the Springbok Club on the CensorBugBear web-site, aptly named I think, by Wren and his minions were a disgrace. They improperly called for his expulsion from the Club of which he was a key founder member. Wren is not a member of the Springbok Club and is in no position to involve himself in its internal processes.

Yours etc.,

Allan Robertson, Treasurer, the Springbok Club.




Now Malcolm Wren's Soul Walk. You really would have done well to steer very clear of this scheme as he was not a member of the Club and his reasons were all a bit vague, as he was not really sure, I'm sure, why he was actually doing the walk.

When I heard the full details of how he and his supporters behaved, especially at places where they were kind enough to give them free bed and board, I lost all sympathy for him. He reminded me of way back in the 1950s when I had a wife and family and we had the odd (some very odd) characters turning up at the house, politicals who we used to call laughingly the "Wandering Storm Troopers" to scrounge a meal and a bed. Their excuse was they couldn't get a job because of their politics, but usually because they were workshy. Anyway my wife fed them, sewed on the odd button, washed a pair of socks and they went on their way next day with a few shillings I could spare out of my bus driver's £8 a week wage.

But Wren's attitude of complaining about his room then turning up with supporters who also expected the "free" treatment, including steak with breakfast and no bill for their drinks, what a lot of bums - especially as there was a complimentary bottle of South African wine in the room! And finally to end the "Walk" one day in a taxi, which really does rub it in doesn't it?

Wren really has some nerve, even if I was doing something for the best cause in the world I'd never have the nerve (or courage) to ask for free food, bed and drinks. If I was offered any of these I would go out of my way to show my appreciation, not be rude, even if the bed was not up to my expectations.

Yours etc.,

T.D., Southampton, Hampshire, U.K.




I tried several times to contact Mr.Wren but he didn't get back to me.

Did he undertake the walk at all? Who is he?

If he didn't walk to publicise the Farm Murders what did he walk for then?

Yours etc.,

David Rogers, Coventry, U.K.



We have recently heard the most disturbing and almost unbelievable rumour that Mr. Carl Werth has joined the ANC.

Carl Werth was leader of the Conservative Party in Natal during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was also a close friend of the Patriotic Forum (which can be considered as the predecessor of the Springbok Club). He actually addressed the Patriotic Forum in 1989, when he gave a masterful and indeed inspiring speech in which he emphasised how, in spite of paying "lip service" to the support of Black majority rule in South Africa, the powers-that-be in the West actually hoped for continuing White civilised rule, as they realised this was the only way of preserving order and good governance in that most strategic part of the world.

After the ANC gained control of the country following de Klerk's sell-out Werth was surprisingly appointed South African ambassador to Singapore (this being part of the ANC's initial scheme to hand out "perks" to members of all political parties - the CP's Tom Langley was also appointed ambassador to the Czech Republic at the same time), and his acceptance of this post raised many misgivings. After his return to South Africa, however, Werth joined the Democratic Party, which wasn't really surprising in view of the decline of the CP and the DP's significant move to the right of the political spectrum - but if true his subsequent defection to the enemy itself - the ANC - defies comprehesion.

If confirmed to be correct then Werth becomes the second previous right-wing activist in South Africa to have betrayed his principles, for it was exposed a few years ago that Arthur Kemp had also sold-out to the ANC.

Can anyone confirm this story about Carl Werth we wonder, and does anyone know of any connection between him and Kemp?


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