Tuesday, 21 November 2006

November 2006 Edition.


November 2006 edition

The results of the recent mid-term American elections, where the Left - in the form of the Democratic Party - seized control of both Houses of Congress, were depressing in the extreme.

In spite of claims by the leftist media that these elections were a 'referendum' on President Bush's Iraq policy, this clearly wasn't exactly the case. A far more important factor as far as many traditional Republican voters were concerned was the immorality of a number of Republican congressmen. Furthermore, the results were not quite as catastrophic as many may have believed. The Democratic Party hierarchy clearly expected to make even more gains in the House, and with the Independent Joe Liebermann and a few other patriotic-minded Democrats holding the balance of power in the Senate it is by no means certain that the leftist appeasers of terrorism will be able to force a change in US Middle Eastern policy.

The subsequent removal of Donald Rumsfeld from office was most regrettable. To be sure he made many mistakes and lost the confidence of several leading figures in the US Defence establishment, but even so he had proved a man of guts and determination, who had seen the vital necessity of confronting expansionist Islam threatening the West in its heartland.

As far as the future is concerned these elections will hopefully be a "wake-up call" to all patriotic Americans. The re-election of a Republican President (probably John McCain) is vital in 2008 if the War against Terrorism is to be pursued and that all those Western servicemen who have been killed opposing Ba'athist and Taliban terrorism in both Iraq and Afghanistan will not have died in vain. It may well prove to be a blessing in disguise that the 'blip' swing to the left occurred in the United States this year, for otherwise it may have taken place in far more important 2008.

As far as the future is concerned recent most worrying developments in both Iran and the DPRK have proved how essential it is for the West to 'stay the course' in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Staying the course', however, doesn't just mean maintaining a military presence in these countries until some less extremist governments take control - it means 'staying the course' indefinitely with some form of continuing Western presence, so that never again can these lands act as springboards for 9/11-style atrocities. Not only is a continuing Western presence (in time, not necessarily a military presence) essential in these two countries however, but also in those other beleaguered lands where terrorist despots now hold sway - and by this we are not only referring to other fundamentalist Islamic countries such as Iran and Syria, but also to tyrant-ruled African lands such as Zimbabwe!

As we've observed in the past, Kipling's great exhortation "Take up the White Man's Burden" was actually aimed at America, to encourage them to join their European brothers in establishing civilised rule around the world. President George W. Bush has probably been the first US leader to act upon this instruction positively. His legacy must not be betrayed.



The Springbok Club were most privileged to welcome Mr. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, as guest of honour for this year's November Buffet. In spite of a few initial technical problems, and a somewhat lower than anticipated attendance, this event even so turned out to be an outstanding success. Johnny Rodrigues, who was accompanied by his wife Cheryl, gave a most enlightening, although very disturbing, illustrated talk about the work of the ZCTF at Hwange (Wankie) National Park. He showed the horrific effects which illegal snares used by poachers had upon the wildlife in the park, and how the drying up of watering holes had caused further suffering among the animals - both factors which the ZANU-PF government were taking no steps to resolve. More encouragingly, however, Johnny showed how, with financial aid from supporters around the globe, the ZCTF had been able to install water-pumps and generators to refill the watering holes, and were also taking measures as best they could to counteract the vile activities of poachers. The evening began with a very apt brief musical interlude provided by Mr. Robin Willow, and ended with a sumptuous buffet and the sale of magnificent wildlife paintings produced by Johnny and Cheryl's children. Both Johnny and Cheryl Rodrigues are now safely back in Zimbabwe, and we wish both them and all those involved with the ZCTF every increasing success in the most vital work which they are doing by protecting everyone's wildlife heritage in the future.

We urge everyone to visit the ZCTF's web-site at http://www.zctf.mweb.co.zw



In December the Springbok Club/ELC hopes to welcome a famous South African journalist as Guest of Honour for its annual Day of the Vow commemorations. Further details will be notified as soon as arrangements have been finalised, and will also be included in next month's SCN.

The 2007 AGM of the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club will take place in January, after which it is hoped that a leading anti-EU activist will give a brief address.

In February 2007 the Springbok Club/ELC anticipates welcoming a leading national security lawyer as guest speaker, and in March 2007 the SC/ELC plans to hold a joint meeting with the London Swinton Circle to be addressed by Mr. Brian Danes, an expert on BBC and other media bias.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC staged a trip to the Historic Dockyard Chatham last month in order to celebrate Trafalgar Day. A wreath was laid at the dock where HMS Victory was built on behalf of the organisation in remembrance to all those who had fought and died for the British Empire at the Battle of Trafalgar by Mr. Robert Shipley, after which Mr. Robin Willow gave a rousing rendition of the traditional naval song "Claudy Banks". The SC/ELC party then boarded HMS Cavalier which was on display in the dock where HMS Victory was built. As HMS Cavalier's final engagement before decommissioning had been in the notorious Beira Patrol (to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia - though it is believed that few RN officers took this ridiculous operation seriously!) a symbolic unfurling of a Rhodesian flag was enacted by Robert Shipley and "Skip" Rausch on the bridge of the ship! Shortly thereafter a contingent of Royal Naval Reserve personnel and Sea Cadets staged a march-past led by a band of the Royal Marines in order to mark Trafalgar Day. Incredibly among the tunes played by the Royal Marines band was "Sarie Marais" - at which point the Springbok Club/ELC contingent unfurled a real South African flag down the side of the HMS Cavalier from which they were viewing!

The London Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging a further informal get-together on Tuesday 28th November in the downstairs bar of "The Clarence", Whitehall, London SW1, commencing at 19.30 hrs.



The London Swinton Circle has staged two very successful meetings recently. The first was addressed by Mr. Idris Francis, a well-known Welsh-born but Hampshire-based anti-EU campaigner, and the second by Mr. Jeffrey Donaldson MP (DUP, Lagan Valley), in which he gave a highly informative overview of the recent Northern Ireland constitutional talks at St. Andrews, and the DUP stance at these discussions.

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

Date : Monday 4th December 2006.

Time : 19.00 hrs.

Venue : Room C, No.1 Parliament Street. (Please note that as this is an official annex to Parliament the usual entry security checks and standards of behaviour will apply.)

Guest Speaker : The Rt. Hon. Ann Widdecombe MP, Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald.



The Argentinian newspaper "La Nacion" has recently carried an important article – an interview with Sir Lawrence Freedman. He says that the present posture of President Kirchner is a mistake - and is only going to increase suspicion in the Islands and not going to get Argentina anywhere. He says it might help Kirchner domestically, but that no British Government is going to give in to such pressure. He goes on to say that possession of the Falklands had never been put to any international court, but that legal arguments, although not of secondary importance, are not as important historically as people might think; that possession of the Islands was always a question of who was stronger at the time. He goes on to say that Britain could make a better case than Argentina for the Islands, but that in reality what has define possession of the territory has been the use of arms. Freedman also said that Chilean and US support for Britain was important, but not decisive in the war. He says that one thing his book has achieved has been to dismiss the conspiracy theories about the sinking of the General Belgrano.



The following is an open letter written by Mr. Jaco Strauss from Melbourne to Norma Kriger of the so-called Human Rights Watch :-

"I am amazed that the superficial and biased 'studies' by your organization are given any kind of coverage in the media. Actually, I suppose, not really amazed, rather appalled. In your story on 'Unprotected Migrants' as reported in today's 'The Mercury', you deal with the Zim refugee problem, not from the point of view of condemning the Stone Age despot who forced them into their destitute state in the first place, but rather the farmers who actually harbour and employ them.

"Not only that, but in the real world this group of farmers you single out for your vitriolic tripe just happen to actually be the most under siege group of people anywhere in the world! It is more dangerous to be a White farmer in South Africa than an American serviceman in Iraq; or even currently living anywhere in Southern Lebanon, for that matter.

"Your response to the thousands of farm attacks over recent years? One article, published in 2001, in which you concluded that these attacks shouldn't be called 'farm attacks' after all, but rather 'violent crime on farms' as in your words the 'Use of the language of farm attacks tends to cloud analysis'.

"But of course I forget. Really addressing human rights problems won't be too good for business, would it? After all, what would happen to the likes of you without the millions of dirt poor refugees that can be milked in support of your cushy little jobs on glamorous Fifth Avenue, New York? Furthermore, Mugabe is without a doubt one of your biggest money spinners and job creators; obviously you'll let him be! And what better way to keep the resulting serfs poor and destitute (and the cash coming) than to nail those White farmers that actually employ, clothe and feed them?

"Reading your superficial analysis, it is clear that the use of certain words is definitely not the only thing clouding analysis by your so-called 'Human Rights Watch'. The refugees you prefer to call 'migrants' will definitely be better off without you watching out for them."

Jaco Strauss,



The following is an employment opportunity that we have received from New Zealand which might be of interest to readers.

"Ex-police or military men to carry out security and investigation for an established company. Valid driver licence, and should be eligible to work in New Zealand. Need to be well spoken and basic computing skills are required. Please contact Craig on +6421371212."



"Hands Across the Irish Sea" is an excellent little newsletter which supports the Union and the people of Ulster. It is published in Exeter and is edited by Raymond Arnold. To obtain a sample copy write to : Hands Across the Irish Sea, 15a Wynford Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 7ES. (Please include a small donation to cover expenses).



Mike Graeme writes as follows :-

"Is there anybody that might know who the hangman and his brother were in Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)? They owned the Elephant and Castle Hotel during the 1960's."

If you can help Mike in this regard please contact him at : ima-rhodie@blueyonder.co.uk



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The Australian Monarchist League's recent London Conference proved to be a great success. Starting with a dinner at the East India Club on the evening of Friday 27th October, where the after-dinner speaker was Leo Price QC, the Conference then continued throughout the following weekend. Organised and chaired by Philip Benwell MBE, the Chairman of the Australian Monarchist League, speakers at the conference included Roger Helmer MEP, Lindsay Jenkins, Philip Davies MP and John Clemence QPM, all of whom explained how Britain's best interests did not lie with continued membership of the EU, but rather with greater co-operation with the other Commonwealth realms - or perhaps it would be better to say, in view of the most interesting talk given by Blythe Stason, Professor Emeritus of Law at Northern Illinois University, with the English-speaking world. There was a very wide cross-section of delegates at this conference, who were all greatly impressed with the alternative vision for the future which was presented. Two further dinners were held at the East India Club on the Saturday and Sunday evenings, at which the after-dinner speakers were Rodney Atkinson of the "British Declaration of Independence Campaign" and Michael Shrimpton QC respectively, both of whom gave highly enthralling talks.

An open meeting was held at the House of Lords on the following Wednesday at which Mr. Philip Benwell MBE and other important figures launched "The Association of the Commonwealth Realms", the purpose of which will be to work towards closer links between the English-Speaking Realms and to defend The Crown of the United Kingdom. The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club has already pledged its basic support for this new global organisation.


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.

Copies of WAY OUT OF LINE can be ordered from Amazon.com.


"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: www.AfricanCrisis.org


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

Prices include p&p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to www.paypal.com and enter postmaster@gcartwright.demon.co.uk as payment destination.


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


"THE THOUSAND STEPS" by Dr Helen Anderson

Dr Anderson spent what she describes as "26 privileged years in Africa, privileged because life was never dull and medical practice never ceased to be truly exciting and fulfilling." It is a personal account of practice, both in Entebbe, Uganda, and the Sudan, Congo and Botswana. She describes her fascinating experiences. She married in Gulu, Uganda, where she ran the local Hospital, dealing with surgical cases never before described in textbooks. She also describes her time in Serowe, Botswana, and the problems with the resident ghost in the Residency.
The book is copiously and superbly illustrated with numerous colour photographs. Available at £20.00 direct from the author at Lake Hawea, R.D.2., Wanaka, 9382, New Zealand, by cheque or money order.


"THE FOUR FACES" by Isaac Benatar

In February 2006, four faces appear to Victor Hannah carved out of the storm clouds above his home in the tiny historic town of Annapolis, Maryland. The experience entangles him in a murder mystery involving the occult of the modern Western world and the traditional witch doctors of Africa. The murders involve several Western billionaires who all inexplicably die after returning home from overseas business trips. Victor’s curiosity leads him to seek advice from a renowned psychic in Washington DC, who in turn introduces him to Jana Gordon, the beautiful daughter of one of the deceased men. Jana is determined to bring those responsible for the murders of her father and the other financiers to justice. The search for the cause of the mysterious deaths takes Victor, Jana, and her two undercover private detectives to the African country of Zimbabwe. There they are confronted with the dangers of the powerful magic of African witchcraft and a strange, evil creature that has been conjured to oppose them. Victor and Jana find evidence that links the murders to the legend of Chief Lobengula’s hidden treasure of diamonds. But will they be able to capture those responsible and put an end to the evil scheme?

Isaac Benatar, LLB, was born in Rhodesia in 1943. He is a law graduate of the University of London, and worked as a public prosecutor in Rhodesia from 1970 to 1980. He immigrated to the United States in 1980.

Price: $16.95, Size: 6 x 9, ISBN: 0-595-39441-8, 256 Pages. Available from Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, and from iUniverse, Inc. To order call (410) 263-0509, e-mail Isben@aol.com or visit http://www.hometown.aol.com/authorbks3


"RHODESIAN MEMORIES", published by Bill McDonald

This recently published book is 350 pages in length and is printed in Times New Roman font size 12 to make it easy to read. The book size is 7.5 by 10.5 inches. It contains 100 chapters covering diverse cameos from Rhodesia's glorious history, with wildlife photographs from Steve Bailey. For more information about this book and how to order it contact Bill McDonald on braai@shaw.ca, or visit www.Lekkerwear.com


"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 order this book via http://www.diadembooks.com/zimbabwe.htm



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The following regimental buttons are for sale :-

Rand Light Infantry Buttons £4.00
Kenya Police Button KC £1.50
Royal Durban Light Infantry Buttons £5.00
South African Constabulary KC £2.00
South African Navy KC £2.00
Prince Alfred's Guard £2.00
Civil Defence Corps £1.50
Belgian Congo £2.00
British South African Police QC £1.00

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No.96 : Mr. & Mrs. GORDON LLOYD, formerly of Bulawayo

Gordon and Ruth Lloyd were active members of the John Birch Society in the United States, and lived in Alaska prior to emigrating to Bulawayo in order to assist the Rhodesian struggle more directly during the early 1970s. They were instrumental in organising the second phase of the speaking tour of Rhodesia by representatives of the "Save Rhodesia Campaign" of South Africa in late 1978 in order to advocate a "No" vote in the looming Rhodesian Constitutional Referendum, a phase which included Bulawayo, Gwelo and Lalapanzi. Following the fall of Rhodesia as a result of the loss of this referendum they returned to the United States, where they based themselves at "Four Ways", a place near to the point where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico all meet. Alas nothing further was heard of them after that, but a number of former associates would be very keen to learn what happened to them.



We have recently been informed of a most revealing web-site which gives graphic pictorial evidence of the descent of Johannesburg to a decaying third-world slum. Surely nothing illustrates better just what the "new" South Africa is all about in reality. It can be accessed at :-






I was watching a little of CNN International yesterday. One of its anchor-types has been in RSA for awhile 'assessing' the situation. Everybody there (on tv) was talking like it's fine; just a matter of time before utopia unfolds. What's up? How can CNN International get it so wrong, be so touchy-feely positive about RSA's present and future?

Yours etc.,

Rob Busey, Australia-based American




I read with interest your leading article in the September edition of the SCN. I have heard on many occasions about history repeating itself, well it looks like this article could be a prediction for the future of this country, the only difference is that the majority are being intimidated by a minority and are being forced to leave for countries elsewhere, where they feel safer. The victims are, as in Africa, the elderly who have worked all their lives to prepare for retirement, but are now finding it taken away to provide for the previously disadvantaged minority (in Africa Majority). The countries such as Australia who are realising that enough is enough are gaining the skills of these people.

Yours etc.,

Mike Graeme, Crawley, U.K.




Former State President Pieter Willem Botha, who died earlier this month, was one of the main architects of the demise of White-ruled civilised South Africa. After being elected Leader of the National Party and Prime Minister in 1978 he carried on - and indeed accelerated - down the slippery-slope of surrender and appeasement begun by his predecessor Balthazar Johannes Vorster.

P.W.Botha's first aim as Prime Minister was to make a radical change in the South African constitution, which not only created an executive semi-dictatorial presidency (which - surprise, surprise - he was to be the first incumbent), but also allowed both Coloureds and Indians into Parliament. Following the unexpected approval of these plans by the electorate in the Constitutional Referendum of 1983 Botha quickly set about abolishing the main pillars of apartheid (separate development) such as the Licensing Laws, the Immorality Act, Influx Control and the Pass Laws. He did little to quell communist-inspired insurrections in certain Black townships (the Soviet Union was then still in existence), which of course were encouraged by the perceived weakness and surrender of the NP Government. Furthermore, he eagerly washed his hands of his White kith-and-kin in South-West Africa (he had earlier been a leading member of Vorster's NP Cabinet which had similarly sold-out their kith-and-kin in Rhodesia.)

Botha's sell-out to terrorism seemed to know no bounds however. He arranged for the convicted terrorist criminal Nelson Mandela to be moved from the maximum security Robben Island Prison to the Pollsmore "holiday camp", and most sickeningly of all engaged in face-to-face discussions with this same terrorist leader towards the end of his term in office.

Following a heart attack Botha was deposed by his cabinet colleagues, and was succeeded his fellow-appeaser F.W.de Klerk. This coup against him made him a very bitter man however, and he set about trying to re-invent himself with a more hardline image - even resigning from the NP in protest against de Klerk's policies - though in reality they were little different from his own. This false "hardline reputation" was regrettably propagated by many elements in the West who had little knowledge of the intricacies of South African politics during the 1970s and 1980s, something which has been evident in many apparently unresearched obituaries to him. If P.W.Botha did pursue any "hardline" policies then they was against the White right-wing opposition to his appeasement, as he orchestrated particularly vindictive dirty-tricks campaigns against the HNP and the newly-founded Conservative Party, which had been established in 1982 by a section of the NP which could no longer go along with his policy of sell-out and surrender.

By all accounts the current ANC government ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast in his honour following his death. They at least seemed to know which side he was really on.



Milton Friedman, who died earlier this week, was probably the greatest economic thinker of our age, and will forever be regarded as the main exponent of the policy of monetarism.

Monetarism - the theory that inflation is caused purely by too much money being in circulation in relation to goods and services available - was a direct challenge to the prevailing liberal-leftist Keynsian doctrine, which had caused so much regression in the post-WWII Western world. The adoption of Friedman's Chicago School of thinking was the direct cause of the economic triumph of both Thatcher's Britain and Reagan's America - which then spread to almost the entire free world.

We all owe Friedman a great debt of gratitude. He won the economic war against the Marxists - but the social and global battles still remain to be won. Le us hope that visionaries such as Friedman arise in these other spheres to ensure the triumph of Western values in the years ahead.



Keith Pinchen was featured in the "Where are they now?" column of the June 2006 edition of the SCN. Sadly we have recently learnt that Keith died in Cape Town the previous April.

Keith was a good Rhodesian patriot who worked actively to try to ensure the survival of the Rhodesian nation during the 1970's. Alongside Gordon and Ruth Lloyd he did his best in the Bulawayo area to convince his fellow-countrymen to continue to resist the terrorist onslaught, in spite of the sellout of the NP South African Government, and in this regard played an active part in organising the famous "Save Rhodesia Campaign" tour of Rhodesia advocating a "No" vote in the forthcoming Constitutional Referendum during late 1978.

Sadly Keith seemed to play no part in the continuing struggle for South Africa following the fall of Rhodesia during the 1980's, but his dedicated activism for the Rhodesian cause will always be remembered.


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