Friday, 9 July 2004

July 2004 Edition.


July 2004 edition

At the time of writing we have good information that Robert Mugabe will very shortly cease to hold power in "Zimbabwe". What happens in that beleaguered land after he departs is open to speculation - but it is very difficult to imagine that the situation will be any worse than it is at present!

Of course in current circumstances it is impossible to imagine that the country will revert to its original name of Rhodesia, but any sensible incoming administration is bound to allow the Rhodesian culture and ideals to be re-established, if only for the economic well-being of all inhabitants. Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime may have thought that they destroyed the Rhodesian spirit for all time in 1980, but they failed completely. Organisations such as Rhodesians Worldwide, the Rhodesia Christian Group, the Rhodesian Army Association, the BSAP Association, the New Zealand-based Kamina Kawena organisation and the Flame Lily Foundation have constantly managed to keep [ex-]Rhodesians together and to keep the ideals of the country alive. Of special note in this regard is Richard Allport's "Rhodesian Government in Exile", which although only intended tongue-in-cheek has evidently recently caused consternation among the Mugabe regime!

If there seems light at the end of the tunnel as far as the Rhodesian cause is concerned, the same thing alas cannot be said about South Africa. Although the breakdown in law and order in South Africa is already far worse than that in "Zimbabwe", the situation undoubtedly has to become even nmore horrific before we can expect any form of overseas intervention to remove the ANC regime. South Africans must learn from their Rhodesian brothers and sisters however, and organise ever more effectively both internally and "in exile". Already UKkasie and the InterAfrikaanse Trust are doing excellent work among the Afrikaner Diaspora, with the Springbok Club doing likewise among British-southern Africans and their supporters around the world. Special mention should also be made of the Dorset South African Club and the Devon-based "Bottom Half" organisation, which in their own small ways are helping to keep the spirit and ideals of the 1820 Settlers alive. There needs to be more initiative for resistance within South Africa itself however, but here the more aggressive stance of Freedom Front Plus and the formation of the Livingstonians organisation and the English Cultural Front give great reason for hope.

It may still be quite some time before those southern Africans of both Afrikaans and British descent forced into exile or into internal servitude manage to regain their rightful places in the countries to which they belong, but that day WILL eventually come. When it does it will be those organisations and individuals who continued the struggle during the darkest days who will deserve the highest praise.



The Springbok Club was most privileged to be addressed by Professor David Marsland, the Director of Research in the Department of Health and Social Care at Brunel University, last month. Speaking to a crowded meeting Professor Marsland gave a hard-hitting and inspiring talk under the title of "Fighting for Freedom - fighting tough", which was most warmly received by all in the packed hall. Professor Marsland outlined the main threats currently facing the freedom of the West, specifically emphasising the ongoing dangers posed by expansionist Islam. He demonstrated too that what he termed "home-grown cowardice" was an equally serious threat, and was particularly scathing of all those who opposed the War against Terrorism in Iraq for whatever reason.



Alas the recent pub-gathering of the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club to celebrate Waterloo Day did not turn out to be a big success, and the experiment of holding such activities during weekday afternoons will probably not be repeated.

If the latest Kent Branch event proved to be a disappointment, then the latest Northern Ireland Branch meeting proved an outstanding success. This meeting took the form of a "British Empire Commemoration" and was addressed by the Rev. Martyn Smyth BA, BD, MP (UUP, South Belfast). Speaking to a high-quality audience, the Rev. Martin Smyth emphasised the success of the British Empire in bringing Christian civilisation to previously troubled parts of the globe, and demonstrated that in spite of some failings the British Empire was still one of the greatest forces for good which the world has ever seen. Quoting extensively from Niall Ferguson's book "Empire", he ended with Rudyard Kipling's famous injunction "Take Up the White Man's Burden". Special congratulations are due to Pastor Nigel Owens, the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club, for organising such a magnificent event, and to his charming wife Gail for providing such superb refreshments.

John Beattie, the newly-appointed Canadian co-ordinator of the Springbok Club, has already initiated his own Springbok Canada Newsletter. If you would like to receive copies regularly in future (no matter where you live!) then contact John direct at:



The Springbok Club will not be holding any specific event during July, but will be encouraging all members and supporters to support both the forthcoming UKkasiefees and the Dorset South African Club's summer braai (for more details about both these events see below).

In August the London and Kent Branches of the Springbok Club will be joining forces to hold a joint braai on the London/Kent border, and in September the London Branch is planning another river trip along the Thames from Richmond. Later on during the year the Springbok Club anticipates welcoming two further high-profile guest speakers. Fuller details of all these events will of course be included in future editions of the SCN.



The Conservative Monday Club recently staged a most informative meeting addressed by Mr. John Wilkinson MP (Con., Ruislip) who spoke on the subject of Defence. Mr. Wilkinson gave an expert and very detailed account of his own priorities regarding defence spending in the present environment, and during a highly-informed question-and-answer session gave in-depth replies to many of the more important matters raised concerning Britain's current defence capabilities. The leadership of the Conservative Monday Club is to be congratulated upon staging such an important and educative meeting.



Arrangements regarding this year's KWV UKkasiefees in London have altered somewhat since the June edition of the SCN was published. Although the special concert will still take place at the Royal Albert Hall on the evening of Saturday 10th July, the main festival itself will now take place at Zulu's Bar in Leytonstone High Road (very close to Leytonstone Underground Station - exit via Church Lane into Leytonstone High Road, and then turn right) from 8th to 11th July 2004, commencing each day at 11.00 hrs and finishing at 17.00 hrs. The Springbok Club is hoping that a large contingent of supporters will attend on Sunday 11th July, rendezvousing at approximately 12.00 hrs. For fuller details visit the UKkasie web-site at:-



The Dorset South African Club will be holding their Summer Braai on Sunday 25th July, commencing at 10.00 hrs. It will be held at Anderwood near Burley in the New Forest - from either the A31 or A35 take the Burley turn-off, and once in Burley take the left turn past the pub (opposite the "Coven of Witches") and follow that road until the sign for Anderwood is reached, at which point the DSAC will have special boards giving directions to the site. All attendees are asked to bring their own food and utensils, and also any outdoor games which they may like to participate in. Keen cyclists are also asked to bring their bikes, as there will be a cycling expedition after lunch. For more details e-mail:



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We've just received a batch of Wrex CD's which unfortunately contain a small buffer error. The error is only 10 seconds long, that's it! The rest of the CD is in perfect shape. Contains: Exodus, Harvard Mkiia, Jame Bondi, Yeno Lo Golf, Kiri Kick it, Dear Aunty Jane, Terrorists Lament, Red Riding Hood, The Asronauts, Irish Stew, Olympic Games, Casserole, The one Legged Chicken, Cocky Robin, Macbeth and Lo Jet. 16 classic tracks valued at $25.00, and yours for free with the puchase of a Rhodesian Rugby Jersey or Land Tenure map. Order now as this is a one time limited offer. (If you do not see the offer on the front page of the website you missed out.)

A new selection of books has also just been added.


FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p.& p.).

Also now available are copies of an excellent 8-page magazine published by Glenwood Publications in Northern Ireland entitled "The 2004 Twelfth: Celebration - not Provocation" price 50p (please add 25p for p.& p.).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



The Springbok Club is now retailing copies of the book "AFRICA PAR ADVENTURE", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward. The book is priced at £14.95 per copy, plus 15% for p.& p. (though copies may be collected at Springbok Club activities for no extra cost.) Payments should be made payable to "The Springbok Club" and forwarded to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").



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The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II. Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg? Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty. Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"KING'S GOLD" by Glenn Macaskill, a former member of the Rhodesian BSA Police, is an adventure novel set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1983 and 2000, involving espionage against Mugabe's regime and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of an ancient pricless relic. Considerable historical research makes the work informative and entertaining and current sales show interest by all Southern Africans. Sells at £9.95 plus registered p&p. Contact Glenn at or order on-line at:



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We have just learnt that all charges against members of the Firle Bonfire Society have now been dropped! Readers will probably recall that after the FBS burnt a tableau representing an illegal squatters' caravan at last year's bonfire celebrations complaints were made by various busy-bodies and bleeding-heart liberals who claimed that it was offensive to the "travelling community". Such a claim was of course complete bunkum, as it was simply a manifestation of the best traditions of bonfire - something which even the authorities now seem to accept. You can check the official FBS statment on their website at: and click on messages. Long live bonfire and its traditions!



No.68 : HANNETTE VAN WYK of the Transvaal

Hannette van Wyk (formerly Botha) married during the late 1980s and went to live with her new husband (believed named Johan) on a farm in the Transvaal platteland. A few years ago we heard that she had tragically been seriously injured in a vehicle accident which had left her paralysed. We would be very keen to learn what has happened to her since.



As well as publishing the excellent magazine "The 2004 Twelfth: Celebration - not Provocation" Glenwood Publications also maintain a superlative web-site on the same theme. It is well worth a visit, and can be accessed at:-





When the Irish wanted independence, Britain stood by the Loyalists living there, and built Northern Ireland. For years Britain, Europe and in fact the whole world have stood by the partition of Ireland. So why, oh why, wasn't the same done in Africa? Why isn't there an English state in Africa protected by the Crown? Could it be said that the British rulers haven't done their duty for those who wave the Union Jack down in Africa. We shout God Save the Queen all day and night, but the UK Government doesn't seem to notice we exist.

This isn't justice, this isn't the carrying out of their duty as miniters of Her Majesty's government to protect her people. Why wasn't there a partition of what is now called Zimbabwe? The British government was quick to send troops into the Falkland Islands, which are sparsely populated. Many British troops died to keep the sovereignty and liberty of the British living there. Why is the world's attitude so different when it comes to Africa? So, why isn't the world interested in stopping crazed land reform? Why doesn't it stand for equality? Why won't it listen to requests for English self-determination in South Africa?

We have been, and are being, betrayed?

Yours etc.,

B.C., Cape Town




Being attacked is a sign of success. The losers only attack winners, and tall trees catch the wind. So I congratulate you on your success. Don't bother to bark back at the barking dogs. I have learnt to ignore the attackers. Jealousy and nothing else.

Yours etc.,

Robin Elliott, Vancouver, Canada.



Evidently Mr. Francis "Fruitcake" Andrew has been contacting as many people connected to the Springbok Club as possible trying to spread poison about the organisation. Happily, however, most people so contacted have completely ignored his deranged meanderings with the contempt which they deserve. Jordan-based Arabist "Fruitcake" Andrew was originally a member of the Springbok Club, but about a year ago he initiated an irrational hate campaign against the movement, sending a torrent of infantile, abusive and offensive e-mails to the organisation, many of them of a most childish lavatorial nature. As a result "Fruitcake" was expelled from the Springbok Club by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. Subsequently, however, he not only objected to this expulsion, but also hypocritically attacked the basic aims and objectives of the movement - thus leading all to wonder why he ever wanted to join in the first place! After an earlier account of "Fruitcake's" childish hate campaign in the SCN he threatened to sue us for libel after we termed him a "lunatic character", but predictably nothing ever resulted from this puerile threat. In view of his subsequent demented antics we therefore have no hesitation in repeating our assertion that he is a lunatic character, and remind everyone that he no longer has any connection to the Springbok Club whatsoever.



Another somewhat more sinister rogue who has plagued us in the past who long-standing readers may recall is young Mr. Arthur Kemp.

Without going into intricate details, the history of our contact with this sinister figure is as follows. Kemp (in spite of his British surname he is actually German in ancestry - his father having Anglocized the name) was an early supporter of our movement when we were still based in South Africa itself during the early 1980s, and indeed wrote several times for the original S.A.Patriot under the pseudonym of Adrian Kotze. In those days he clearly gave the impression that he was a mainstream conservative like ourselves, and indeed was an active member of the Conservative Party of South Africa. He was also then most scathing against the more paranoid conspiracy-theorists who inhabited the fringes of South African politics, particularly those of an anti-Semitic nature, and like ourselves recognised that Israel was White South Africa's best overseas friend. During the late 1980s, however, we were warned by supporters in the Transvaal to be very wary of him as he was allegedly working for the South African security forces. Initially we dismissed this speculation, but our suspicions were heightened when he wrote a most strange book about the AWB outfit (or allegedly wrote, as we have heard several rumours from South Africa that it was actually written at least in collaboration with Jani Allen, with whom he established close contacts when working for "The Citizen" newspaper) which was published in 1990. This suspicious book gave much credibility to the joke AWB outfit, and exaggerated their size and influence out of all proportion. Subsequently, of course, the "boosted" AWB was used to demonise and discredit the "Vote No" campaign during the 1992 Constitutional Referendum. All contact from Kemp then ceased, but during the mid 1990s we heard that he had moved to the UK together with the well-known South African political commentator Cliff Saunders, though surprisingly he made no attempt to re-contact us. When we managed to contact him, however, he stated that he wanted nothing further to do with us as we had allegedly "changed our political views" - but as it was Kemp who was now spouting out all forms of conspiratorial anti-Semitic nonsense this was quite clearly the antithesis of the truth! In 2000, however, a report appeared in the Afrikaans Sunday newspaper "Rapport" exposing both Jani Allen and Cliff Saunders as being in the pay of the "new" South African security services, and in the March 2000 edition of the SCN we revealed the fact that Kemp was closely connected to both these two individuals. This resulted in a quite hysterical smear e-mail being circulated by Kemp attacking us - though more importantly one of our supporters informed us that this was actually "old news", as a report showing that Kemp was an informant for the National Intelligence Service appeared in the "Mail & Guardian" of February 18, 1997!

Shortly before this year's Euro elections a smear e-mail was circulated attacking the UKIP London mayoral candidate Frank Maloney for speaking to the Springbok Club, which contained 11 vile and easily provable lies about the current Chairman of the organisation. Fortunately this smear was so far "over the top" that nobody took it seriously, but it was positively identified as having originated with a leading member of the neo-fascist British National Party (BNP). More significantly, however, the phraseology of many of the attacks in this smear bore a very close resemblance to Kemp's hysterical smear e-mail of 2000. A report then appeared in "The Guardian" of June 10 revealing that Kemp was back in the UK, and that he was working here - surprise, surprise - for the BNP!

Could it be that just as Kemp was used in South Africa to boost the credibilty of the AWB bunch of clowns and thereby discredit the "Vote No" campaign during the 1992 Referendum, so now he is being used in the UK to boost the BNP fascists in order to damage the progress of the authentic patriotic UKIP? Whatever the case both young Mr. Kemp and the BNP should clearly be avoided like the plague!


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