Tuesday, 20 November 2007

November 2007 Edition.


November 2007 edition

No sooner had the October edition of the SCN been circulated than one of the predictions in the editorial of this issue was proved totally - and completely surprisingly - wrong, for the Mbeki government announced that not only would they not be enforcing a "quota system" in all national sporting teams as earlier threatened, but they would even be abolishing this requirement at lower levels!

This complete u-turn in their previous policy caught everybody totally by surprise - ourselves included. It is probably the first meaningful concession to White South Africa since the ANC-regime were handed power in 1994. It came at a time, moreover, when we had started to receive reports that the rate of decline in South African society (which had seen the country rapidly descend from being an advanced first-world nation to being a third-world basket-case under the Mandela and early Mbeki administrations) was clearly slowing down, and indeed we have even heard reports of White South African refugees considering returning to that beleaguered land.

But what is the reason for all this? A clue may well be found in an article written by Naomi Klein, a leftist Canadian journalist, which has recently been forwarded to us. In this article Klein castigates Mbeki for, inter alia, supporting the free-market system, failing to deliver the ANC's promises to the country's Blacks, and "tainting" Mandela's legacy (and we all know what that is - over 2100 terrorist-style murders in the platteland alone!). Has Mbeki therefore fallen totally out of favour with the more extreme left-wing ANC faction (the SACP) and their international backers, and is now trying to curry favour with South Africa's Whites in order to shore up his position? If so then White South Africans should be extremely wary. Mbeki may not have been a "hands on" terrorist like the evil Mandela, but he is even so still part of the same ANC terrorist apparatus. Furthermore, Mbeki's successors seem far more likely to be throw-backs to the dark Mandela era rather than to Mbeki's RELATIVELY benign reign.

Our advice to our fellow White South Africans is therefore still the same. The struggle to restore TRUE civilised rule in South Africa can only be achieved "in exile", by organising and by lobbying the powers-that-be in the West, and it is therefore your duty to assist in every way possible in this struggle. To contemplate returning to South Africa, furthermore, even during the current RELATIVELY safe Mbeki interlude, is potentially like signing your own death certificate.



Details of the Springbok Club/ELC's annual UDI Day celebration buffet are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 24th November 2007

Times : Assemble from 17.00 hrs onwards, main activities to commence at 18.00 hrs.

Venue : THE STAR TAVERN (the upstairs function room), 6 Belgrave Mews West, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HT. (Nearest underground stations: Knightsbridge [5 minutes walk], Sloane Square [7 minutes walk] and Victoria [10 minutes walk].)

Guest of Honour : Mr. NEIL THAIN

Neil Thain was born at Bulawayo in 1953, but moved to Salisbury, Rhodesia, in 1968. He worked for RTV from 1973 until 1981, rising to the position of senior producer. He completed his national service in the Guard Force Signals Division, and saw active service in the north-eastern sector (Operation Hurricane) during the Rhodesian Bush War, helping to guard protected villages in the Mount Darwin and Urungwe area. In 1984 he moved to South Africa where he worked as a freelance film-maker, before founding Msasa Enterprises with a colleague in 1997, with support and assistance from the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation. He is currently a managing director of Msasa Enterprises, running their UK office since 2004. Msasa Enterprises specialises in the production and retail of videos and DVDs about Rhodesia, particularly relating to military operations during the Bush War. Mr Thain will not only be giving a brief outline of his Rhodesian experiences and the work of Msasa Enterprises during this meeting, but will also be showing a number of film clips from the productions which the company markets.

A succulent array of buffet snacks will be provided at this event, and the cost will be £10.00 per head for Full Members of the Springbok Club/ELC, £12.50 per head for Associate Members of the Springbok Club/ELC, and £15.00 per head for non-members. To confirm a booking, or for further information, please 'phone: 07711-188430.


The Springbok Club/ELC are also planning their annual Day of the Vow commemoration buffet for late December, when a most interesting guest of honour is anticipated to be present. Full details will be given in next month's SCN.



The Kent Branch of the SC/ELC is planning an informal pub gathering in the north Kent area sometime during early 2008 (probably during February). Again further details will be given in next month's SCN.

The London Branch of the SC/ELC is planning to hold a spring get-together, which hopefully will take the form of a braai. The branch is also planning a trip to see the finish of the Doggett's Coat & Badge race on the Thames in July/August next year. [Robert Crouch who spoke so magnificently at last month's New Britain Trafalgar Lunch, and who is a past winner of the Doggett's Coat & Badge race, has written a most fascinating book about the race in novel-form entitled "The Coat". It is priced £12.50 (including p.& p.) and can be obtained by e-mailing Robert at: robert.crouch@ntlworld.com].

Two members of the ExCo of the Springbok Club/ELC anticipate being in Belfast during April of next year, and it is hoped that this will provide a good opportunity to re-constitute the Northern Ireland Branch of the organisation. Could all Ulster-based supporters who might be interested in attending an informal gathering in this respect please contact us at: springbok@falklands.org



The London Swinton Circle held a very well attended autumn buffet earlier this month, at which the guest speaker was Mr. Roger Helmer MEP (Conservative, East Midlands). Mr. Helmer gave a masterful speech of great insight, in which, inter alia, he revealed many of the outrages of the EU and brought home to those at the meeting the current extent of all the corrupt systems now operated by the EU.

The London Swinton Circle will be holding two very interesting meetings during January 2008. The first will be held on Friday 11th January and will be addressed by Mr. Nigel Farage MEP, the Leader of UKIP. The second will be held later during the month either in a committee room of the House of Commons or in Portcullis House, and will be addressed by Mr. Peter Bone MP (Conservative, Wellingborough). Full details of both these meetings will be appearing in future editions of the SCN.



As in previous years, Mr. Dennis Delderfield laid a wreath on behalf of New Britain at the Royal Naval War Memorial in Chatham on Remembrance Sunday earlier this month. A number of members of the Springbok Club/ELC were also present for this solemn occasion this year, when thoughts were especially centred on those who have died in recent months during the War against Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. We know also that many supporters attended the annual Rhodesian Forces Remembrance Service outside Westminster Abbey at the same time, when those who fought and died in an earlier War against Terror were also remembered.



The following flags and other items of Southern African interest are for sale :-

Queen Mother's Royal Standard £60
WW2 Red Ensign, large £80
SA Naval Ensign £80
SA State President's Guard plaque Lt.Grobler 1980 1981 £15
Flag of Malaysia £35
Knitted Picture of Tudor house and church in picture frame £5
Enchanted Glade picture, female deer and baby deer £5
Instruments in Gold record set £10
British Way and Purpose book 1940s £7
Oil rig jig-saw puzzle £5
Jersey Flag £8
Huge White Ensign, good condition £150
Borough of Woolwich George VI 1937 Coronation Book £5
Gothic Painting II book, Michel Herubel £10
Aladdin book £3
Russian Constitutional Monarchy 1905 to 1917 £5
HMS Bronington guide book £10
Statutes at Large 47 Geo III to 49 Geo III £25
HMS Coventry £15
Queen Elizabeth II copper ashtray £10
Presentation case of ships ropes £10
British Empire Flag £10
OHMS Southern Rhodesia envelope postmarked Salisbury £5
China bowls white, blue and gold £5 each
NI District badge £5
Pictorial History of South Africa book £20
Guide to RN ships and badges £5
Game parks and reserves of Southern Africa £10
Empire Youth Annual 1951 £10
RCAF Station Greenwood NS match cover £5
King George and Queen Elizabeth book £10
Oar maces of Admiralty HMSO 8S 6D £10
Three Midshipmen £15
S.H.Behrman Duveen £5
Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier £3
Elections by P.Lane £5
1991 Kuwait Medal £5
City of Bath, Somerset, guide £1.50
Britain's Fighting Forces £5
Admiralty Orders in Council Volumes III XIV IX V and index £55

All items Postage & Packaging included. No reasonable offer refused. To make orders or for more details 'phone 07748194373, or e-mail: robertshipley1729@yahoo.co.uk



We are delighted to be able to report that Iceland's government has stated that, as a result of the low demand for whale meat, no more whaling quotas will be allowed at the current time. We applaud this decision by the Icelandic government, which we believe has the full support of the majority of Icelandic people. The killing of highly advanced mammals such as whales is abhorrent to all those with any sense of civilised decency, and the fact that a Western nation such as Iceland has allowed such a detestable practice to continue for so long has been a serious stain on that country's reputation, which we trust is now ended for ever. It is just a tragedy that the Japanese nation can't experience a similar enlightenment.



A small contingent of SC/ELC members and supporters attended the Lewes Bonfire celebrations again this year. Although following the proceedings of both the Cliffe Bonfire Society and the South Street Bonfire Society for most of the evening, circumstances alas prevented attending the firesite ceremonies of either of these societies this year, so instead the firesite of the Waterloo Bonfire Society was patronised instead. The Waterloo B.S. certainly provided an excellent aerial pyrotechnics display, but unfortunately they did not seem to remain steadfast to the true traditions of Bonfire, with incomplete Bonfire Prayers being recited, no orations by the clergy, and limited effigies being burnt. Next year it is hoped that a larger contingent of supporters will be able to attend the Bonfire celebrations, where we will endeavour to attend the firesite ceremonies of either the Cliffe or the South Street Bonfire Societies, or possibly that of the Commercial Square B.S., all of which societies definitely remain true to the traditions of Bonfire.



Bob Vinnicombe, the "One Nation" Publicity Officer for New South Wales, writes as follows :-

"Do you know of any South Africans here in Sydney who might be interested in giving a talk to my One Nation branch meeting here in Sydney about South Africa?"

If anyone can help Bob in this regard please contact him direct on: triumph@zipworld.com.au



The 1973 Version Reprint.

This was the first book of its kind to be published on Rhodesia and contains nearly 500 pages of alphabetical entries and numerous appendices covering many important aspects of Rhodesia. Information on Rhodesian history, geography, flora and fauna, the way of life of its peoples, law, central Government and various other aspects of Rhodesia is given in a clear, concise, form. This enables the reader to absorb the facts quickly, and makes possible the coverage of a large range of subjects. Numerous photographs, drawings and maps help to re-enforce many of the topics described. Encyclopaedia Rhodesia will go a long way in satisfying the need for a simple reference work on Rhodesia. This is an invaluable aid to those with an interest in Rhodesia.

Pre-order special #1. Book alone with cd $49.95

Pre-order #2. Book with cd, Rhodesian coat of arms embroidered display towel and leather keychain $74.95

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We have recently received the following SAPA report regarding the current South African National Lottery debacle:-

"Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance lodged a complaint with the Public Services Commission on Monday over what it said were 'unjustified' performance bonuses being paid to National Lotteries Board (NLB) officials. 'Today, I lodged a complaint with the Public Service Commission over the unjustifiable increase in staff performance bonuses at the National Lotteries Board in the year that must rate as the most disastrous for the Lotto ever,' DA spokesperson on Trade and Industry Pierre Rabie said in a statement.

"Staff performance bonuses at the NLB soared by 42.4% to more than R1.3m for the past financial year, despite there being no staff performance appraisal systems at the organisation, through which this increase could be justified, Rabie said.

"'If (Trade and Industry) minister Mandisi Mpahlwa is unable to whip this chaotic organisation into shape, then perhaps a finding from the Public Service Commissioner will clear the way forward,' he said.

"Rabie lodges his complaint at a time when there is dithering over the appointment of a new lotto operator following the suspension of the national lottery by Mpahlwa early this year.

"Despite numerous assurances from Mpahlwa's office that the announcement of the new operator was imminent, it did not materialise.

"'The NLB failed to advise the Minister properly with respect to the issuing of a licence to conduct the national lottery. It is impossible that this increase in performance bonuses could be deemed reasonable, since the NLB has either failed to or could not carry out its mandate in a number of instances,' Rabie said.

"Mpahlwa, Rabie said, appears to be turning a blind eye when NLB staff members were richly rewarded for their disastrous management of the national lottery system during 2006/2007."



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% 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.

[It is hoped to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, early next year. We would, however, like to clear as much of our existing stock of back-issues as possible prior to publication. Supporters can help us in two ways in this regard, either by making donations which will enable us to distribute more copies, and/or by providing address details of people who might be interesting in receiving copies.]



"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.


"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 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


Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood".

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, or e-mail: crestbooks@mweb.co.za


DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI, "The Saints", are now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: msasasa@iafrica.com or UK tel.: 07732 685400.



No.108 : Mr. CARL JUTA of Kingsburgh

Carl Juta was a computer expert who lived at Kingsburgh of the Natal south coast. He was a very philosophical man, and also a committed South African patriot. A number of former colleagues would like to know what has happened to him.



New Britain now has its own web-site, which details up-to-date information about future New Britain activities. It can be accessed at :-






Please could you e-mail me the latest news on South Africa. I was a resident in Johannesburg for twenty eight years, but returned to Scotland seven years ago due to the violence.

Yours etc.,

M.C.S., Scotland, U.K.




There have been several more attacks in Bryanston since last I wrote. Last night (20 August 2007) there was a robbery off Bryanston Drive near Perivale Road. What I find most intriguing is that in this modern day and age I have not heard of a single instance where the SAPS have taken finger-prints and reported that at least one perpetrator has burgled or attacked in more than one place.

Even if they are unable to identify the person, they should surely be able to say that there are common finger-prints. By alas no!

ADT [a private security company] called at the scene last night. They found a bag of credit cards and other stolen items from the burgled house on the adjacent property. The first thing they contributed to the future of the investigation was to pick the bag up and finger the contents, including the credit cards. When challenged about this they confidently announced that you could not take finger-prints from a credit card. Is there any hope I wonder? One would have thought that they would have some basic law enforcement training.

Surely some basic training for our investigators and our guard companies would not be too much to ask for.

I have to say that the most obvious conclusion to the problem of tampering with evidence is that, if any of their buddies are implicated, one could never prosecute. It's hard not to attribute some meaning behind the apparent ignorance of basic investigative procedures. Finger-prints that would most likely not be on record would be those of illegal immigrants. Finger-prints that would definitely be on record would be those of the SAPS and the guard companies. So what do you do when you come across evidence - just in case?

There must be a larger and very powerful force controlling the crime. How many 300cm television sets and 500 Mercs have you seen in Alexandra? I doubt that is where the stolen goods are disposed of.

Yours etc.,

S.A.Holmes, Bryanston, Transvaal.




On today's news on-line, in Pretoria a mother mourns the loss of her son. Murdered by burglars. One of the four criminals slit the boy's throat. The young man was shortly after pronounced dead. Another victim in this horrific, ongoing, rising crime rate.

How many more deaths as a result of this out of control crime wave must there be?

Yours etc.,

Paul, Pretoria, Transvaal.




I cannot believe what I am seeing on Sky News today. A six foot high statue of Mandela outside our glorious parliament!!!!

Has the world finally gone mad or is it just me?

Will someone go and visit this hideous insult to all victims of terrorist violence and pour white paint on it, or better still borrow a JCB and bash it a few times.

Please don't let this vile insult go unnoticed, otherwise next year they will be erecting a statue in honour of Osama Bin Laden.

Yours etc.,

Ned, London, U.K.




I am not normally one for advocating vandalism, but could some sort of arrangement be made to raze the newly-erected statue in Parliament Square?

Yours etc.,

Arthur Norman., Kapiti, New Zealand.



A supporter has recently informed us of a couple of quite odious messages which have evidently been posted on the appalling "Conservative Democratic Alliance" discussion forum. The first, from the repulsive Francis "Fruitcake" Andrew, claims that the Springbok Club are "pro-Mandela buddies", whereas the second, from somebody going under the name of Brin Jenkins, suggests that the Springbok Club should be renamed the "Mugabe Supporters' Club".

We have of course unfortunately been subjected to an irrational hate-campaign from "Fruitcake" Andrew for several years now, and have come to the firm conclusion that the man is totally deranged. This latest piece of lunacy from him therefore only confirms this opinion. The Brin Jenkins character is a completely new name to us however. We wonder therefore whether anyone knows anything about him? Is this a real name we wonder, or is it a pseudonym for someone previously known to us? Be this as it may, we believe that in the present climate to make such a wild unsubstantiated allegation that we are supporters of the unreconstructed terrorist Mugabe is potentially libellous. Mr. Jenkins (or whatever his real name is) should therefore be careful. Very careful.




Ray Gravell, the Llanelli, Wales and British Lions centre-threequarter who died at a tragically early age of a diabetes-related illness earlier this month, was not only a great rugby player, but was also a great Welshman and a great Briton. He had been prepared to stand up to be counted by taking part in the 1980 British Lions tour to South Africa at a time when it was not considered "politically correct" so to do. His picture featured twice in the second ever edition of S.A.Patriot, where in the accompanying article "Pride of Lions" it was stated: "Ray Gravell, the Welsh centre .... was prepared to put at risk his position in the British civil service by announcing his willingness to tour, though in the end managed to save his job through accepting the set-back of taking unpaid leave." By all accounts Ray Gravell was one of rugby's gentlemen, who off pitch didn't have an enemy in the world. After his playing days were over he carved out a successful new career as a rugby commentator and as an actor, before illness struck him down at a far too young age. Although he took great pride in Welsh culture and traditions he was never a secessionist-nationalist, as his great pride in representing the British Lions well illustrates. All the time that Britain can continue producing men like Ray Gravell then the country has nothing to worry about for the future.



Norman Mailer, the American author who also died earlier this month, was not only probably the greatest American writer of the twentieth century, but also probably the greatest writer in the English language during the twentieth century. Born to a South African father, Norman Mailer's politics were extremely complex - so complex in fact that it was very difficult to pigeon-hole him. Certainly we would take radical issue with him on a number of issues, but equally we could find ourselves in full agreement with him on a number of other matters. Be this as it may, few can surely doubt that he was the towering literary genius of his age, and it is simply regrettable - and greatly surprising - that he was never awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was surely infinitely more worthy of this accolade than many of the nonentities who have been handed this award during recent years.


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