Monday, 22 June 2009

June 2009 Edition.


June 2009 edition

In the build-up to the current British Lions tour of the "new" South Africa Sky TV ran a series of programmes concentrating upon previous Lions tours. The most significant of these concerned Willie John McBride's team which toured South Africa in 1974 - the famous "Invincibles".

It was not so much the successful rugby prowess on the pitch of the 1974 British Lions which made this tour so famous and significant however, but rather the background upon which it was set.

South Africa was then still a civilised first-world country, something which was anathema to the socialist government of Harold Wilson in Britain at the time. Wilson's administration put great pressure on the British Lions - both upon the individual players and upon the Home Unions - to withdraw or to cancel the tour. None did. They were all determined to maintain friendship with their Southern African kith and kin.

But it was not the players and officials alone who bravely defied the dictates of the Wilson government. The tour was also accompanied by a then unprecedented number of travelling supporters, and as a result a mass of personal friendships between individual South Africans and individual visiting Britons were established. Most of the visitors also came to realise that massive lies were being told about the true conditions in South Africa and Rhodesia at the time. Separate Development did NOT mean the oppression of South Africa's Black citizens, but rather an opportunity to develop their own societies in their own way. Rhodesian UDI was NOT a "war" of White against Black, but a common struggle of all decent Rhodesian citizens against Marxist-inspired terrorism.

Towards the end of this Sky TV episode a most telling banner was shown being raised at Heathrow Airport by gathered supporters welcoming home the victorious British Lions team. It read "Wilson Go to Hell". This was the spirit and attitude of the bulk of British people at the time - but alas it didn't register with the media of South Africa and Rhodesia. They bizarrely concentrated upon reporting the anti-South African and anti-Rhodesian paranoia of the Wilson administration, and the antics of extreme-left agitators. As a result Rhodesia needlessly surrendered in 1979, and South Africa even more sickeningly in 1992 - the inevitable outcomes being Mugabe and Zuma.

There are those who will say that the spirit of the 1974 British Lions tour was the last gasp of Empire. We disagree. The British Empire had by then already been emaciated. It was rather the first manifestation of a new age still yet to come, a Morning Star of hope which recent developments in Britain, Australia and continental Europe seem to confirm. It is now up to South Africans and ex-Rhodies around the world, be they forced into exile or still trapped in their homelands, to unite with patriots from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in the Western World. With the spirit of the 1974 Lions tour as inspiration it is not impossible that civilised rule can once again be established in Southern Africa. Terrorism CAN be defeated - and in this regard it is worth remembering that Willie John McBride is an Ulsterman!



Last month the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club celebrated Empire Day with a day's activities in Gillingham, Kent - a town with very strong armed forces and Imperial connections. The day commenced with a visit to the Royal Engineers' Museum, where a special "Soldiers of the Queen" event was being staged. This involved viewing military re-enactment displays performed by "The Diehards" Victorian-era re-enactment society, attending a talk given by Mr.Ian Knight under the title of "Rorke's Drift and Eshowe - A Tale of two Royal Engineers", and a meeting with Prince Velekhaya Shange of the Zulus (a cousin of Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi). After the afternoon events the party adjourned to various hostelries in Gillingham (including the appropriately-named "Britannia" in Gillingham High Street), before rendezvousing with members of "The Diehards" and some of the museum staff for an appropriate meal at an Indian restaurant in the evening. It was thereby shown that the spirit of the Empire certainly lives!



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning a day's trip to the Bluebell Hill area between Maidstone and the Medway Towns on Sunday 28th June, where three sets of ancient megalithic stones are situated - which have evidently been the subject of great interest for several members. All Kent Branch supporters will be notified of the precise details of this event in due course, but if anyone else would like to attend please 'phone: 07711188430 for directions.


In July the Springbok Club will be staging their annual Rhodes & Founders Day celebrations, at which a prominent ex-Rhodesian will be guest of honour. Further details will be given in next month's edition of the SCN.

In August it is planned to stage a joint meeting with the Swinton Circle, at which a prominent Ulster historian will be guest speaker.



The proposed re-establishment meeting of the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC in Hatfield has had to be put off until later during the year for reasons beyond our control. Further details will be given in future editions of the SCN.

A meeting to re-constitute the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC (probably to be re-named the Belfast Branch) will take place during late August in central Belfast. More precise details will be given in next month's edition of the SCN.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold a get-together in September, when a leading expert will be giving an informal talk about Anglo-Saxon archaeology.

The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning a social get-together in the autumn at which a former Rhodesian Air Force member will be giving an informal talk about his experiences in the RhAF.
For more details about all these events please e-mail: or 'phone 07711188430.



Following the severe problems which engulfed the Swinton Circle last year we are happy to be able to report that the organisation is now ready to re-commence regular meetings once again as from next month, with a good itinerary of high-profile guest speakers being planned for the rest of the year. At a recent ExCo meeting of the Swinton Circle it was also agreed to initiate three letter-writing campaigns to the press. More precise details will of course be given in future edition of the SCN.

Some readers have expressed doubts about the claim in last month's edition of the SCN that Mr. Allan Robertson (the erstwhile Organiser of the Swinton Circle, who was subsequently expelled from the organisation following a number of unilateral and unconstitutional actions) had been photographed attending a dinner staged by the so-called "Conservative Democratic Alliance" (CDA) - an antagonistic organisation which had previously vowed to "smash" both the Swinton Circle and the Springbok Club - listening to a speech being given by Mr.Sam Swerling, a leading member of the neo-fascist BNP. We have recently been informed that this picture showing Messrs. Robertson and Swerling together at this positively identified dinner now appears on the Web, and can be accessed, together with some most revealing information, at:



Alas be have still heard no further news about the condition of Mr. Dennis Delderfield, the National Chairman of New Britain. As far as we are aware, however, New Britain's 3rd annual Goldsmith Lecture is still scheduled to take place, and will be given by Mr. Simon Heffer, Associate Editor of The Daily Telegraph, on Thursday 10th September from 19.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs at the Wilkins Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1. The Chairman of the lecture will be Sir Teddy Taylor, and it is hoped that Mr. Delderfield will also be able to speak on the same subject - "The State of the Nation". Tickets are priced at £5.00 and can be obtained from: New Britain, 10 College East, Gunthorpe Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 7RL.



We have recently received the following most encouraging news from Earle Bingley of the Canadian Voice for Animals Foundation, in which he tells how one Canadian Senator has at last spoken out against the cruel and inhuman practice of seal slaughter. He writes as follows :-

"Finally, a Canadian politician with the guts to speak out for justice for the seals.

"Canadian Senator, Mac Harb, introduced a Bill on March 3rd to end Canada's cruel and destructive commercial seal slaughter once and for all.

"Canadian politicians rose quickly to stifle the Harb Seal Bill but the fact that at long last, for the first time since the mid-1970's, a Canadian politician has spoken out against the seal slaughter.

"This is a crack that we can wedge open further, thanks to the European bill to ban seal products.

"If you are a Canadian or even if you're not, please send Senator Mac Harb an e-mail expressing your support for his initiative. He needs to know he has the backing of millions of people worldwide.

"The e-mail address for Senator Mac Harb is

"Every single message of support will help him make the Bill to end the seal hunt legitimate in the Senate and in the House of Commons, and bring it to the next stages. Every message of support will also make it much more difficult for the political parties and government to ignore the will of their electorates. As you all know, public opinion is on our side to end the seal slaughter. We must reach out to as many people as we can."



The Rhodesian War by Paul Moorcraft and Peter McLaughlin (Pen and Sword,2008, £19.97)

An updated version of their 1982 "Chimurenga" and highly recommended. The authors give an excellent account of the war, looking at it from both sides and going into the political and international ramifications, even an account of soldiers' slang. There are detailed accounts of contacts, the New Chimoio Raid of 1979, and best of all a full transcript of the Green Leader Raid of 1978. This sequel also goes into the details of the massacres of the 1980s.

The armed forces of Rhodesia won virtually every battle and skirmish, yet they lost the war. Why was this? One reason can be summed by Ian Smith himself - he could have told anybody but Vorster to "Hop off" in 1976. The Rhodesians of course made mistakes - "too little too late" could sum up both their political changes and their war effort. However I still say that Smith should have told the whole truth about Vorster's pressure on him in his 1976 concession speech and insisted on the lifting of exchange controls as part of the Lancaster House settlement.



Philip Benwell, National Chairman of the Australian Monarchist League, has recently forwarded us a copy of the following most encouraging article which appeared in "The Australian" newspaper. It reads as follows :-

"Monarchists can shout themselves a small sherry tonight to celebrate the admission by the Australian Republican Movement that there is not likely to be an Oz republic for a few more years. John Warhurst, senior deputy chairman of the ARM, reckons republicans have a reasonable chance of success but a republic is 'not inevitable'. In Canberra last Friday, Warhurst said despite the continuing decline in the monarchy in Australia the odds are against the country moving to a republic "in the short to medium term". 'It is more likely than not that the Rudd Government will choose not to act even should it win a second term,' Warhurst says. 'Should Malcolm Turnbull become PM prior to the end of the reign of the present monarch, it is more likely than not that he will choose not to act.' Warhurst says opinion polls still show Australians support a republic, but says politicians have failed to lead the debate.

"Professor Warhurst, former ARM Chairman is also quoted on AAP as having said that 'He doubted Australia would drop the monarchy over the next 20 years, and thought that whoever won the next election, be it Kevin Rudd or Malcolm Turnbull, would not press the issue next term. Voters were not very interested in the republic question', Prof Warhurst admitted."



The following rather gruesome news has recently been sent to us, quoting from translated sections of Clarin, the Argentine newspaper :-

"Clarin reports that the remains of Argentine pilot 1st Lt. Jorge Casco will be flown to the Falklands today for burial. Clarin says he was part of a flight of four A4 Skyhawks that set off from San Julian during the 1982 war. Two planes turned back because of technical problems and the bad weather. But two more continued on at very low level in poor visibility until they both crashed into cliffs. Casco's remains were found last year in the Falklands and identified by DNA analysis in Buenos Aires. They were handed over to the family yesterday in a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Nilda Garré, and Vice-Foreign Minister Victorio Taccetti. Today the family will take them in a private plane to the Falklands for burial at the Darwin ceremony with military honours. Penguin News [the Falkland Islands newspaper] reports that some of Casco's remains were found in 1982, so his existing grave at Darwin has been opened so all his remains can be buried together."



A supporter still based in South Africa has recently sent us this analysis of the "new" South African government's BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) programme :-

[BEE only enriches a small minority who are already significantly more privileged than the 'masses'. It is a failed experiment in the social context. The government fosters an entitlement complex that is devoid of any spirit of original entrepreneurialism. It is a sophisticated, state-endorsed form of looting.]

Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, "I don't understand the point of BEE. Can you explain it to me?"

The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you."

The student agreed.

At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.

They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed.

The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it." The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.

The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool.

The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"

The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.

The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough.

However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"

The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, "Congratulations. You now understand BEE"



The latest editorial from "Preparing South Africa for the World" (the official newsletter of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Organising Committee) is surprisingly devastating in its criticism of the "new" South African government. It reads as follows :-
"Shortly after the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a team of FIFA heavyweights visited the hosts of the next edition of the tournament in order to lay down the rules. South Africa, they told us, does not own the 2010 World Cup. Rather, it belongs to FIFA and the international football community. So there was bitter irony in the government's decision to humiliate the country which is now under the international spotlight because of the 2010 World Cup. No country in the world has produced as many Nobel [peace] Laureates as South Africa, so the idea to host a 2010-themed Peace Conference with three of our living laureates, the Nobel Committee and the Dalai Lama was a public relations masterpiece. However, government's decision to bar the Tibetan spiritual leader, made a mockery of the whole purpose of the conference which was, among other things, aimed at celebrating South Africa's peaceful transition to constitutional democracy. The event would have been used to discuss ways of using football to fight racism and xenophobia ahead of the World Cup. As the FW de Klerk Foundation noted, events such as the 2010 World Cup - and presumably all activities associated with it - require a spirit of universality. In defending [the] government's decision, spokesman Themba Masebe said 'a visit now by the Dalai Lama would move the focus from South Africa onto issues in Tibet'. Wrong! It has simply put South Africa under the glare of the international community for all the wrong reasons. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said he will condemn the government's behaviour as 'disgraceful, in line with our country's abysmal record at the United Nations Security Council, a total betrayal of our struggle history'. Shame on us! "



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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.

[We really want to be able to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, as soon as possible, but in order to do this we need to clear our existing stock of back-issues first. 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

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



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 BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

A devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"WINSTON CHURCHILL BY HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY" recollections of the great man by a woman who worked for him, Elizabeth Nel

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill’s personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill’s life at No. 10 where the BBC’s impressive drama, 'The Gathering Storm', leaves off — when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age and just before she died, looks back across the years.

Available from:

[You may like to see details with photos regarding the launch of this book, which can be viewed at]


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". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


For Sale - a number of books and publications dealing with Southern Africa. Send stamped addressed envelope to: Mr. Mark Taha, 93 Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HU, U.K. [Warning - many not of Springbok Club's persuasion!]



No.127 :  Ms. SYLVIA ABLE of Pietermaritzburg.

Sylvia Able was a close friend of Mike Gibb (see February 2003 SCN), and a fellow-student at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. As well as being able to contact Mike Gibb again a number of former colleagues would also like to know what has become of Sylvia.



Bob Vinnicombe has recently written to us to tell us about the new web-site which has been constructed for the New South Wales region of the Australian One Nation party. It can be accessed at:





Thank you for this vital information contained in the March 2009 edition of the SCN.

Yours etc.,

Dr Alan C. Clifford, Norwich Reformed Church,




It was interesting to see mention of Willie Esterhuyse and the role which he and the rest of his Afrikaner academic chums played in the sell-out of South Africa to the ANC in last month's SCN. It shouldn't be forgotten that when these traitors returned to South Africa they were confronted by a delegation of members of the BBB (an authentic White resistance movement, unlike the phoney and much media-hyped AWB) and their leader Prof. Johan Schabort at Jan Smuts Airport. The sell-outs were so frightened by this confrontation that they scarpered back into the departure lounge and caught the next connecting flight to D.F.Malan Airport in Cape Town!

Yours etc.,

O. van der Westhuizen, Natal, South Africa




There is a local feeling that all the interest in 2010 is overseas. The South African public don't seem to have caught the World Cup bug yet.

Yours etc.,

Jan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa




Nobody in their right mind would go within 2 miles of the Durban beachfront during December and early January, and this situation has been like this since Mandela became president, so nothing new.

Yours etc.,

Mike, Crawley, Sussex, U.K.



BBC Wales recently produced a programme for their political magazine series "Week In, Week Out" which was planned to be an exposé of someone well known to our organisation, Arthur Kemp. Sadly and sinisterly the theme of this programme was changed significantly at the last minute, away from dealing with the history and affiliations of Kemp himself, and instead becoming a more general documentary about the activities of the neo-fascist BNP in Wales. (Since leaving South Africa Arthur Kemp has been actively involved in the administration of this extremist party, and has been based in Flintshire, north Wales). Apparently BBC Wales changed the nature of the programme on the advice of their lawyers - just why the BBC should be so frightened of the fascists these days is a cause of great puzzlement and concern.

It should be remembered that after apparently being a strong supporter of S.A.Patriot during the 1980s, and even writing for the magazine under various pseudonyms at the time, Kemp suddenly and inexplicably turned against our movement during the 1990s, circulating a number of smears attacking us, making totally unsubstantiated claims that we had "changed our political views", and making a number of untruthful and easily disproved allegations about our past political stances and the periodicals which we marketed in South Africa. Although we had several theories as to why Kemp had suddenly become so antagonistic towards us, we could never tell for certain - but as a result of the BBC Wales production it has come to light that we have not been alone in being the butt for Kemp's irrational and venomous hatred, for it was revealed that he has also been conducting a vindictive personal vendetta campaign against his former wife and family!

We knew his wife Karen fairly well when we were still based in South Africa, and a more pleasant and charming woman it would be difficult to meet. Evidently she divorced Kemp some years ago however, after she became concerned about his shift in political views from being a mainstream Conservative to becoming an off-the-edge neo-fascist, and her disapproval of his new-found neo-fascist friends (significantly she stated in the part of the BBC Wales interview with her which was broadcast that he was a close personal friend of the BNP leader Nick Griffin!). The hypocrisy of Kemp in groundlessly alleging that we have changed political views, whereas it has become patently obvious that it is he who has radically shifted positions over the years, is totally breathtaking! Kemp's reaction to his ex-wife's revelations has been to post a number of hysterical postings to his web-site in which, inter alia, he accuses his ex-wife of being a liar, mentally unstable (as well as making allegations about mental instability among other members of her family!), violent and even a would-be forger! As an example of the paranoia of an embittered ex-spouse it certainly takes some beating!

But perhaps the best exposé of the true nature of Mr. Arthur Kemp comes not from his ex-wife but from his teenage son Stephan, who in some recent postings to an anti-fascist web-site discussion forum has stated the following :-

"I am Stephan Kemp, Arthur Kemp's son, what has been said right here is nothing but the truth. Picture this situation, I am fast asleep in bed on Thursday morning and when I wake I find that he is gone and then I receive a phone call from him telling me that he is on a flight to London... THIS ASSHOLE DIDNT EVEN HAVE THE MANNERS TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY FACE!! I have not seen my father in now about 2 and a bit years. All he EVER cared about was that stupid book."


"In case any of you were wondering yes I am this racist ass' son. I remember almost every night when we would ask for a bedtime story (when most NORMAL fathers would read their children a normal book) he would instead tell us stories about how the White race was all supreme and then read us chapters from his horrible book 'March of the White Titans'. Well dad if you ever read this or even hear about it I just wanted to let you know that I HATE YOU!! You have no idea what I went through at school because of you, you twisted my mind and made my entire childhood a horrible misery. You will never understand what you have done to me. This human (if you can even call him that) should be deported back to South Africa and jailed."

What a good father Mr. Kemp has proved to be. He has certainly brought up his children well!


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