Monday, 14 August 2006

August 2006 Edition.


August 2006 edition

As could have been predicted upon the fall of South Africa in the early 1990s, Israel became the next major target for international terrorists and their Leftist multi-culturalist fellow-travellers.

We predicted in 2000 that the decision of Ehud Barak's then Labour government of Israel to pull-out from southern Lebanon and to stab the Christian South Lebanon Army in the back was a cowardly sell-out, which could only result in severe long-term security dangers for the Israeli people. Likewise the betrayal of the Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip by the government of the allegedly "hawkish" Ariel Sharon was yet another act of appeasement which all but the most myopic could have seen would only encourage the Hamas Islamic terrorists.

The parallels with the betrayals by the treacherous NP governments of South Africa towards the end of the last century are incredible. John Vorster thought that by selling-out Rhodesia in the 1970s he could protect South Africa - but evidently he had never heard that "Once you pay the Danegeld you'll never get rid of the Dane". Likewise the allegedly "hawkish" P.W.Botha was prepared to surrender SWA to the SWAPO terrorists in order to buy-off the international Leftist onslaught against South Africa itself - equally with exactly the opposite outcome.

Here, however, the parallel ends. Although P.W.Botha was succeeded by the ultimate of traitors in Klerk, Sharon was succeeded by a man who surprisingly proved to have a bit of a backbone - Ehud Olmert. Olmert may never have been a military man, and many of his tactics may have proved ham-fisted and blundering, but once Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by the vile Hizbollah terrorists and their rockets started to rain down upon northern Israeli towns (as we predicted in 2000!) he at least had the courage to stand up and fight the terrorist evil, rather than meekly surrendering like the scumbag de Klerk.

Israel's military offensive against the Hizbollah Islamic-fascists has been regarded by some as being "disproportionate". Certainly there have been several strategic blunders by the IDF, and we must all mourn the loss of all innocent civilian life, but when the very future existence of a nation is at stake then surely any form of resistance is acceptable. If only South Africa could have had an Ehud Olmert in 1990!

This movement has no direct interest in Israel, and none of our leading members have any Jewish blood in their veins, but there are those of us who will NEVER forget how Israel proved South Africa's best overseas friend during the final days of civilised rule, and those of us with longer memories will also recall how Israel bravely stood side-by-side with Britain and France during the Suez War of 1956 - when the West was facing the prototype Islamic-fascist leader in Gamal Abdel Nasser.

The Israelis (along with the Serbs) are currently fighting on the West's frontline against aggressive Islamic expansionism which threatens us all. Their fight is therefore our fight. Victory to the IDF!



The Springbok Club/ELC held a most successful event to celebrate Rhodes & Founders Day last month, when the guest of honour was Group Captain Peter Petter-Bowyer, the Chairman/Secretary of the Rhodesian Air Force Association. In a most enlightening and extremely well-received talk Group Captain Petter-Bowyer recounted many of his operational experiences within the Rhodesian Air Force, and detailed how they had been able to overcome international sanctions by developing their own weaponry which had proved extremely effective during the counter-terrorist campaign. He also emphasised how Rhodesia had never been defeated on the battlefield, and why the handover to the terrorists was not inevitable.

The turnout at this function was encouragingly high, and a number of attendees commented afterwards about how they regarded Group Captain Petter-Bowyer's talk as one of the most enthralling which they had ever listened to. The meeting itself was followed by a truly sumptuous buffet, and without doubt this event will prove to be the first of from now onwards annual Rhodes & Founders celebrations by the SC/ELC.



On Sunday 20th August the SC/ELC will be partaking in a "Sherlock Holmes" walking tour organised by "London Horror Tours". All those wishing to participate in this walking tour should assemble outside the Sherlock Holmes Shop in Baker Street (turn right into Baker Street from Baker Street Underground Station, then walk for 5 to 10 minutes until reaching the Sherlock Holmes Shop opposite the Sherlock Holmes Museum) from 13.45 hrs to 14.00 hrs. A special discount price of only £5.00 per head has been arranged for all SC/ELC supporters who join this tour. After this event an informal reception will be held at "The Volunteer" pub next to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, at which a visiting Australian guest and long-standing supporter of the movement, Mr Richard "Jock" Spooner, will be present. Mr. Spooner was formerly an active member of the National Party of the UK (which can be viewed as the ideological predecessor of today's UKIP) before emigrating to Australia during the late 1970s, and will be able to recount first-hand information about the current situation in Australia from a patriotic perspective.



Arrangements for the SC/ELC's September meeting are still being finalised, and will be detailed in next month's edition of the SCN.

In October the Empire Loyalist Club anticipates welcoming the wife of a leading Falklands War naval commander as special guest speaker at an event to celebrate Trafalgar Day.

In November the Springbok Club hopes to welcome a leading member of the Rhodesian Pioneer Club as guest of honour for the organisation's annual UDI Day celebrations.



The London Branch of the SC/ELC is now organising regular monthly get-togethers on the last Friday of each month in central London. For more details please e-mail:

Both the Kent and Hampshire branches of the SC/ELC are anticipating staging informal gatherings during the next few months. Any supporter from either Kent or Hampshire who would like to become actively involved should e-mail:

The Northern Ireland Branch of the SC/ELC will be holding a special meeting on Saturday 30th September in Co.Antrim, at which the guest speaker will be Mr Alan Harvey, the current Organiser/Secretary of the SC/ELC. The theme of Mr Harvey's address will be "The similarities and differences between the Ulster and Southern African struggles". For more details please e-mail:



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

Date : Tuesday 15th August 2006

Time : 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Counting House (the upstairs Function Room), 50 Cornhill, London EC3 (exit 5 from Bank Tube Station)

Guest Speaker : Mr. Stuart Notholt, the Vice-Chairman of the Campaign for an Independent Britain.

London-born Stuart Notholt runs his own very successful communications business, and has just returned from a business trip to Uganda, and will be telling something of his experiences of the current conditions in this former British colony. A lifelong Eurosceptic and former member of the Executive Committee of the Monday Club, the main title of his talk at this meeting will be "Why Brussels is preventing Britain from being Great".

(We have recently learnt that Mr. Tony Waller, who of course caused great problems and embarrassment for the Springbok Club during early 2005 when he visited New Zealand yet failed to make contact with either fraternal organisation as arranged whilst there, has now resigned from the London Swinton Circle. This evidently follows a totally unrelated dispute with another leader member of the LSC concerning a further failure to fulfil a promise.)



Japan has been killing whales through a loophole in the global agreement that permits killing in the name of "scientific research." While legitimate scientists agree that there's no need to kill whales in order to study them, the killing of whales for "science" in Japan is really a commercial hunt in disguise.

Japanese whalers have been selling meat from their "research" to supermarkets, gourmet restaurants, even fast-food chains and school cafeterias. Now Japan is increasing the slaughter, doubling the number of whales to be killed in an international marine mammal sanctuary.

Unless they are stopped now Japan will launch a return to full-scale industrial whaling, the last of which once drove whales to the brink of extinction. Only the tremendous resources and clout of the United States has a chance to stop Japan from destroying the world's whales.

Sign the petition asking President Bush to oppose Japan's bid for permanent membership to the United Nations Security Council until they comply with international laws protecting whales by going to :



The Right Perspective is an excellent new broadsheet published by a group of patriotic students opposed to the dominance of the leftist-liberal media in Britain. To obtain a copy e-mail :



For several years Zimbabwe/Rhodesian pensions have been withheld, and, it is suspected, the arrears have been stolen. Zimbabwe has gone from barbarism to degeneration with only a small interval of civilization. The people mainly responsible for that civilizing interval were dumped when the British Government off-loaded it's Colonial responsibilities.

Most of the pensioners are British and are enraged by the silent acceptance of their stolen pensions. Many served in the British Forces in World War II, and their fathers fought in World War I. Many were encouraged by the British Government to go to Rhodesia and help in its post-war development. They then became victims of "The Winds of Change" and the blunders of inept or deceitful politicians.

Recently, the G8 countries cancelled $3.5 billion of African debt. Now they are discussing more billions to be given as aid. A fraction of this money would settle all Zimbabwe pension entitlements. Payment of pensions and arrears at the historic rate of Z$2 to one pound Sterling should be made a condition of any future aid procedures.

Many Zimbabwe pensioners are descendants of the Rhodesian Pioneers, who were heroes of Britain's Colonial Empire. They turned bushland into the breadbasket of Central Africa and made Rhodesia the Pearl of Africa. Now the breadbasket has become a basket-case, and these pensioners are surviving on handouts from charitable foundations.

Many pensioners cannot leave Zimbabwe; they are old and frail. Their monthly pensions (paid in Zimbabwe) will buy no more than a loaf of bread. They were born there, they have no other citizenship, their British stock is not recognized - they are dying. Please help them in any way you can.

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Most readers will recall that in April of this year the SC/ELC staged a return visit to the Rhodes Complex and Museum in Bishops Stortford, but were very disappointed with the number of concessions to "political correctness" which had been made at this Museum since the previous visit in 2000. As a result of a number of critical comments being placed in the "suggestion box" by the majority of those from the SC/ELC party, the following most encouraging letter has been received from the Museum Curator :-

"The new Cecil Rhodes Gallery was developed within the limits of the artefacts we have in our collection and the space available for display. We also had to consider how we could make this complicated story accessible to a wide variety of audiences. We have tried to develop a balanced approach to the story of Cecil Rhodes that will enable visitors to make up their own minds about Cecil Rhodes and his achievements. We offer factual information about both Cecil Rhodes and the political, economic and social climate of the time and hope that the information will encourage visitors to leave the galleries with a basic knowledge of the issues involved and a desire to learn more.

"With regard to the number of exhibits relating to Cecil Rhodes, there has not actually really been a reduction in space allocated to Cecil Rhodes, although as the museum is now much bigger this may seem to be the case. With regard [to] the bed and cradle, it was felt that the redevelopment was an opportunity to display other items in the Rhodes collection not previously seen. A reconstructed Victorian Drawing Room was therefore incorporated into the new design instead of the reconstructed bedroom. The bed that was on display did not actually belong to the Rhodes family but was purchased for the set dressing of the bedroom. The cradle is the original cradle in which Cecil Rhodes slept as a child and this is secure in out museum stores to be used in future displays.

"I hope this has helped to answer some of your concerns with regard [to] the new museum, but please do not hesitate to get in touch again if you have any further questions."

In view of this most friendly and helpful letter we would certainly encourage other supporters to visit the Rhodes Complex and Museum, and to voice similar polite concerns about the lack of space dedicated to honouring Bishops Stortford's most famous son.



The BBC are asking people whose families served in some capacity in the British Empire to send in their stories. These extremely interesting stories can be found at

The history of the British Empire is being narrated in 90 parts on radio at 3.45pm each day - it is called "This Sceptred Isle".



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Mike Graeme writes as follows :-

"I would like to know if anybody out there has a copy of the sermon 'The Deafening Silence' which was given at the memorial service for the
victims of one of the Viscount flights from Kariba to Salisbury shot down and the survivors murdered by terrorists - and the world said nothing. A CD recording will be ok as I am sure the owner of the original 7" single would not want to part with it and I don't have the record player."

If you can help Mike with such a recording please contact him direct at :



The Australian Monarchist League will be staging a special conference at Skempton College in Kensington, London, over the weekend of 27th/29th October under the theme of "The Queen, the Realms and Europe".

This conference will commence with an Opening Dinner to be addressed by Lord Tebbit on Friday 27th October, the cost for which being £75.00 per head. The conference itself, at which inter alia Philip Benwell MBE, Philip Davies MP, Lindsay Jenkins and Baroness Knight of Collingtree will be speaking, will take place on Saturday and Sunday 28th/29th October, and will cost £100.00 per head.

For more information either write to : The Australian Monarchist League Conference, c/o The Royal Society of St.George, 127 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2BH, or e-mail :



AgricAfrica Ltd (UK) will shortly be publishing a newsletter during the next few weeks.

They would be most grateful for the details of any ex-Zimbabwean farmers that may be known, so if anyone knows any relevant contact details please e-mail them to : (and cc a copy to AgricAfrica Ltd (Harare) at : ).



Argentina’s Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana recently claimed that Britain had ignored the "successive calls (for negotiations) from international forums" adding that "UK unilateral actions" have estranged the possibilities of an agreement.

However a British Embassy spokesperson in Buenos Aires said that the UK position is well known: "We will not negotiate on the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands unless and until the Islanders wish us to do so". Furthermore the UK is "awaiting Argentine proposals on a number of areas to improve things. We believe the way forward is to make bilateral agreements work to the benefit of all. The UK is only responsible for matters of defence and foreign policy. All other decisions are taken and financed by the democratically elected Falkland Islands Government". Equally important, it was added, "the UK believes in the principle of self-determination as set out in the Charter of the UN. To force this group of people to change their government against their will would be morally unacceptable".



The latest (July/August 2006) edition of New Britain's magazine is an excellent issue, drawing attention to the two main threats currently facing the UK - the EU and militant Islam. It further reminds people how they had forecast the increasing threat which the nation was facing from Moslem terrorism ten years ago, and had accurately stated that the job hadn't been finished during the first Gulf War.

New Britain's monthly magazine can be obtained price £6.00 for 6 issues or £12.00 for 12 issues (payments made to "New Britain") by writing to: New Britain, 10 College East, Gunthorpe Street, London E1 7RL.


FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club retail full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (plus £1.00 for p&p).

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

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent 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.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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"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").


"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:



271 pages, some illustrations. Soft-back £5.00 including p&p. (r.r.p. £10.00)

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:


"PALM WINE AND LEOPARD'S WHISKERS", edited by Ronnie Anderson.

Reminiscences of Eastern Nigeria - "The nuts and bolts of African history..." Professor Tony Kirk-Greene CMG, MBE, Emeritus Professor of African Affairs at Oxford University. A unique selection of Nigerian stories, studies/articles on arts, crafts, education riots, oil discovery, court and community development, medical section, Royal visits, Leopard murders, electoral matters, land disputes, an extraordinary spectrum of Nigerian life in post-war era up to Independence. Photographs, sketches and maps.

A small stock of this book, which makes an ideal gift, are still available from : Yesterdays Books, 6 Cecil Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9EH, UK at £15.00 - plus £3.50 or £6.50 (airmail) for postage and packing.


"THE RAPE OF ZIMBABWE" by Ricky Wilson - which tells it like it was (and is)!

Rhodesia was once a prosperous and thriving country, and the story of the author's enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit in that land, followed by his desperate escape from the country when, as Zimbabwe, it became ruled by a tyrant, imparts a realistic perspective of the present desperate plight of many exiles from a country that was once a paradise and the breadbasket for so much of Africa.

You can access the book at



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The following Items are for Sale :-

Voortrekker Monument Pretoria Book price £ 6.00
King Solomon's Mines Book price £ 1.50
Bosbounavorsing Forestry Research First Day Cover Set price £ 3.00
1983 South West Africa Date Stamp Card price £ 4.00
Republic of Venda 1979 Independence First Day Cover Set price £ 5.00
1983 Republic of Ciskei Stamp Collection of the 6th Foot 1st Warwickshire Regiment price £ 4.00
State President's Guard Plaque, Lieutenant Grobler price £14.00

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No.93 : Mr. ZISIS SIAPERAS of Greece

Zisis Siaperas of Greece contacted us with a very encouraging e-mail a few months ago, but alas all messages sent to his quoted e-mail address of have been returned to us. Does anyone know his correct current e-mail address we therefore wonder?



In the August 2005 edition of the SCN we recommended the Flame Lily Foundation's web-site as our "Recommended Web-Site of the Month". Since then a special choral version of the Rhodesian National Anthem has been added. This can be accessed by going to:-

and then clicking on the Rhodesian flag.





It is not surprising that Thabo Mbeki is in Britain negotiating a deal on behalf of Robert Mugabe in order that he has immunity from prosecution from human rights abuses in the past and the present. Now we know what Thabo Mbeki's means when he speaks of quiet diplomacy with Mugabe.

Least we not forget the ANC'S 100th anniversary in 2007 where Mugabe will no doubt be hailed as a hero in the so-called liberation struggle. Where freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of movement in Zimbabwe are monitored daily and crushed by the army, police and so-called war veterans. Where the media have been bombed and shut down by Mugabe, where the judiciary is politicised and belong to Mugabe's ZANU-PF regime. All in the name of freedom!

Tony Blair you are embarrassment and a disgrace. No wonder Britain is spiralling out of control. Mugabe and ZANU-PF have total control over the economy in Zimbabwe regardless of which political party forms a new government. Why not give a blank slate to all ZANU-PF members who have murdered, raped and robbed, for that in truth is how deep the mass human rights abuses are. Enter the IMF and the United Nations for Tony Blair's quiet diplomacy.

Yours etc.,

Albert Weidemann, Yorkshire, UK




South African TV news, if it can any longer be called that, is now pretty grim. Black rules; the language is a sort of English, the accents are ghastly. To one who in his youth was a freelance radio man when SABC and BBC sounded identical, this is hard to bear. What SABC now presents as news is 99% local items of kaffir funerals, (often two in one broadcast) kaffirs being bashed up by brutal White cops (yes, there are still a few of these left) whilst indulging in almost daily strikes and demonstrations, and, as a welcome variation, SA Rugby Board meetings where those participating are, with very few exceptions, Black - although the actual players are almost without exception White. This fact has not escaped the attention of the Rugby Board, who have vowed to change the racial composition of South African Rugby, although this inevitably means the downgrading of play to the level of Bfana Bfana (and God knows, you cannot get much lower than that!) The only "must" in the sports administrators' minds is that the players "must" be Black, irrespective of results. However, all this could be borne by those with TV, because on TV3, known to my amusement as "the English programme" we had real genuine BBC News and Sky News from 06:00 to 07:30 every morning - until the 1st June. 0n this day the voice of democracy was no longer heard on TV3.

Yours etc.,

Richard Deane, Cape Town




The cost of living is sky rocketing so fast that it is impossible to imagine what is like. They have just brought out a $100,000 note which will only buy a half a loaf of bread. Here you are classified as a multi-millionaire if you own a car and a multi-trillionaire if you own your own house. To go shopping we have these special bags for carrying our money around in and nobody tries to rip you off because it is not worth it. The power cuts are getting worse and worse, we are having two a day 06:30 until 11:00, and again 17:45 until about 21:30.

Yours etc.,

Anon (requested for security reasons), Zimbabwe




We just had your June newsletter; excellent as usual. Keep up the good work. God loves you and so do we!

Yours etc.,

Ronnie Anderson, New Zealand



In the December 2005 edition of the SCN we recounted the problems which we had encountered from an ex-South African named Deirdre Fields, now based in the United States, who had been inundating us with unsolicited anti-Semitic postings.

A friend has subsequently forwarded us a copy of an "interview" which this same Deirdre Fields gave to an American organisation called "National Vanguard" recently. In places this seems somewhat like "educating the under-eights" (in one section the interviewer states "Afrikaans, the language of many of the White South Africans, correct?" - no, we're not making this up!). More sickly, however, Mrs. Fields blames all of South Africa's woes - past and present - onto "the Jews", and even more paranoiacally attacks British South Africans in much the same way (forget all about the sell-out NP politicians!). In so doing Mrs. Fields neglects to mention one important fact however, namely that she herself is half-British - her mother being a British South African named Stephanie Hawkins! As we've mentioned before, her uncle, the late, great Tom Hawkins, was a strong supporter of the Durban-based Patriotic Forum (the predecessor of today's Springbok Club) and of S.A.Patriot magazine, and was intensely proud of his service record fighting against the scourge of Nazism during WWII. No doubt he would now be spinning in his grave if he was to hear all the anti-Semitic and anti-British poison which his niece is now spewing out!


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