Sunday, 17 January 2010

January 2010 Edition.


January 2010 edition

As we enter 2010 it seems as if all chances of the 2010 Soccer World Cup being moved from South Africa have disappeared. FIFA, in their headlong drive to "Africanise" the game, have pig-headedly refused to see reason and change the venue for the finals to a safer and more civilised part of the globe.

As the situation now stands the prospects for the tournament seem fraught indeed. Even the official 2010 Soccer World Cup Local Organising Committee in their periodical "Project 2010 - Preparing South Africa for the World", in among all their rose-tinted-glasses positive spins, have been forced to admit that a multitude of problems still confront the tournament - as we have reported in numerous editions of the SCN.

Stadiums remain unfinished in spite of overseas contractors being brought in to plan and oversee their construction. Other necessary requirements for such a massive international competition, such as roads, airports, accommodation and telecommunications, are in an even worse state of unreadiness. South Africa is now recognised as the most lawless and crime-ridden country on earth, with a corrupt Police service and an army in semi-mutiny.

Yet in spite of all these factors the international media stays mainly silent. Nothing, it appears, must be said which could put South Africa's fitness to stage a major global sporting event in doubt. In 2007, at the preliminary group stage draws in Durban, an Austrian official, Peter Burgstaller, was brutally murdered on a south Natal golf course - yet there was hardly a murmur about this in the overseas press. Last year a group of British Lions supporters were attacked and mugged in Durban, and again there wasn't a peep from the international media.

Earlier this month, however, an event took place which at last made the world sit up and take note. At the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament being staged in Angola (of all places!) the Togolese team bus was attacked by Cabinda-separatist terrorists and the driver and two team officials killed. For those who know southern Africa and the ongoing Angolan civil wars it wasn't a case of surprise at this atrocity, but surprise that this was the only terrorist incident which occurred! UNITA may have been contained in the south, but they have not been destroyed. Likewise the FNLA remain a potential force in the north, with FLEC simply being an offshoot.

If such an incident could have occurred in a country such as Angola which has been a third world basket-case for decades, how much easier it would be in South Africa which, although now clearly a third world nation itself, still possesses the trappings of first world infrastructure? South Africa, furthermore, has several potential terrorist and separatist groups ranging from Muslim fanatics in the Western Cape to Inkatha in Natal who would dearly love to stage a "spectacular" in order to publicise their cause. After all, at the African Cup of Nations it was only the eyes of Africa which were on the tournament, whereas at the World Cup it will be the entire international community!

For all those who still doubt that the "new" South Africa must be regarded as a third world nation we must alert them to a most sickening development which surrounds the forthcoming World Cup, namely plans to stage ritual "traditional" slaughter of cows at all the stadiums to be used during the tournament. Full details about this primeval plan and a petition to sign in protest can be found at:

As can be seen therefore, to stage the 2010 Soccer World Cup in the "new" South Africa is not only an act of criminal folly and a severe security risk for all concerned, but is also an insult to humanity. FIFA must stand squarely condemned for refusing to face facts and thereby placing the lives and well-being of players, officials and supporters alike in jeopardy. Similar to the Roman, come June/July we foresee the Vaal foaming with much blood.


The Springbok Club were very honoured to welcome Mr. Mark Taha as guest speaker for their 2009 Day of the Vow commemoration meeting. Mr. Taha, an expert on contemporary South African literature, gave a highly informative and extremely well-researched talk under the title of "Apocalypse South Africa", in which he analysed several novels predicting the future of South Africa during the latter part of the 20th Century, and examining how accurate they had turned out to be. The text of Mr. Taha's talk will shortly be placed on the Springbok Club's web-site.



The 2010 AGM of the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club will take place on Saturday 30th January, commencing at 14.00 hrs. All fully paid-up members of the Springbok Club/ELC will be entitled to attend this meeting, to stand for office and to propose motions, and will be informed of the precise details by post in the very near future. All those wishing to join the organisation and to attend this event should therefore ensure that their membership fee is paid as soon as possible.



In March 2010 the Springbok Club/ELC will be addressed by a prominent British politician. Full details about this event will be given in future editions of the SCN.

In April 2010 the Springbok Club will be celebrating Van Riebeeck's Day with a special braai, at which there will be appropriate musical entertainment by Mr. Robin Willow.

In May 2010 the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club will be celebrating Empire Day with a visit to the RE Museum in Gillingham, where special re-enactments will be taking place.

The Springbok Club/ELC is also planning a visit to Hatfield in order to pay respects at the RLI Troopie Statue situated there during early 2010.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold an informal get-together at Canterbury during February 2010. Full details will be announced in next month's edition of the SCN.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning a trip to the RAF Museum in Hendon early next year. Again more precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.

The Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is also planning an informal gathering in Belfast during early 2010.



Details of the Swinton Circle's forthcoming most important meeting are as follows :-

Date :  Tuesday 19th January 2010

Time :  assemble from 18.45 hrs., meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue :  1 Abbey Gardens, Great College Street, Westminster, London  SW1P 3SE

( 1 Abbey Gardens is situated on the north side of Great College Street, which is a turning off Millbank just opposite the Victoria Tower of the Houses of Parliament. Nearest station: Westminster.)


Baroness [Caroline] Cox was created a life peer by Margaret Thatcher in 1982. She originally sat as a Conservative, being a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005. She now however sits as a cross-bencher. A EuroSceptic, she rebelled against the Maastricht Treaty. A tireless worker for humanitarian causes, she founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust [HART] in 2003, and takes a special interest in the rights and well-being of the Armenian people (particularly those under threat in Nagorno Karabakh) and the Karen people and other ethnic groups in Burma. She has received awards for her humanitarian work from Poland, Armenia and India. A firm believer in the rights of free speech, she joined Lord Pearson in inviting Mnr. Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party to visit the House of Lords to show his film Fitna.



Our very good friend and supporter Alice Stotter, originally from the Netherlands and Rhodesia, and now based on the Algarve in Portugal, is doing a sterling job of work rescuing abandoned animals in Portugal. An excellent YouTube video showing some of the animals who she has helped to save can be viewed at :-



We have recently been forwarded a copy of the following open letter sent by Magnus Jorgson from Westville in Natal to the F.W. de Klerk Foundation. We re-print it below without further comment :-

Dear F.W. de Klerk

I listened to your man (Dave?) on Radio 702 tonight and just wanted to tell you that you, F.W., should be shot. Nothing personal, I believe God will respond to our fears one day. You are the one who sold us out and destroyed any possible chance for South Africa - or as it is now known in expat circles AR$EZANIA! Our once great nation is a laughing joke - you know South Africa is Zimbabwe in slow motion. In the next twenty years you will see. You and your team were grossly incompetent in handing our country over to a bunch of terrorists and criminals. I can tell you I was in the SADF in 1992. We nearly took over South Africa - nearly, I tell you, it was an act of God that we stood down. We had 250 Ratels mobilised and in three convoys outside Bloemfontein. It was at the 11th hour that we were told to go back to base. You are a traitor and one day your grave will be pi$$ed on by those unlucky enough to be stuck in this sad God-forsaken $hit-hole. South Africa is starting to burn. You ar$eholes talk about lofty ideals like constitutional law etc. Tell that to a Black living in a shack who is ready to burn anything in sight! This country is crumbling, and the Whites are the only real group who pay anything to foot the bills! What the hell were you thinking when you sold us out for however many pieces of silver you got. South Africa, by the way, is NOT a democracy - it's a one party state that masquerades as a democracy. Be honest, you got it wrong and now you lot are simply trying to save face by talking about this "rainbow nation". It's a sad failing African state. Thank God I have a British passport and a home in London to go to.
I am sick of the hypocrisy and lies in South Africa, sick of paying over the odds for everything because I am White, and bothered to get not one but two degrees. I am sadly lost to your socialist Afro-Nazi experiment because I am leaving. I hope God forgives you for what you have done to us and allows you into heaven one day. I HOPE YOUR ILLNESS IS GETTING BETTER, as I want you to live to see the mayhem you created F.W.!

Hope you are happy and well.

Kind regards,

Magnus Jorgson



The Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association in the UK (part of the world-wide RLI Regimental Association) has recently had a series of films on a single DVD created which tell the story of the Rhodesian Bush War, as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in it. This is a new set of films which are not in anyway related to those that have been around for a number of years, and the proceeds are to be used to maintain our Troopie statue, smuggled out of Zimbabwe, as well as the creation and maintenance of an RLI museum.

For more details about how to order this DVD please contact Mark Pilbeam at:



We'd like to inform all readers who have FaceBook pages that the Swinton Circle has now initiated a FaceBook group entitled "Campaign to include One Mile races in the 2012 London Olympics/Paralympics". We hope that all supporters will make the effort to sign-up to this campaign, and will encourage all their FaceBook friends to do so also!



There have been several recent articles in "Project 2010 - Preparing South Africa for the World" (the official circular of the 2010 Soccer World Cup Local Organising Committee) illustrating the escalating problems confronting the 2010 Soccer World Cup :-

"Security preparations for the 2010 World Cup are well on track and there is no cause for alarm. That's according to the state security ministry which has reacted to weekend media reports warning of a potential terrorist threat to the mega sporting event. 'We are on top of the situation. The intelligence services and police are working closely to provide the security needed for such an event,' the ministry said in a statement. However, it did not refute reports carried in the Cape Argus, Sunday Tribune and Sunday Independent indicating that the unprecedented two-day closure of the US Embassy in Pretoria and of consulates elsewhere was the result of intercepted cellphone communication detailing planned attacks on American interests in South Africa. However, an expert on Islamic militancy has warned that the South African intelligence services are 'woefully, inadequately prepared' for the potential threat of terrorism during the 2010 World Cup. The Cape Argus reports that Hussein Solomon, head of the International Institute of Islamic Studies in Pretoria, said militants had already established cells in South Africa. He was commenting on reports that Somali terrorists linked to al-Qaeda have been planning to attack US interests here. Solomon said that he had been trying to warn authorities for some time about the threat of terrorist action during the World Cup."

"The fallout from last month's dramatic SA Football Association (SAFA) presidential elections continues to be felt with disgruntled members from various SAFA regions claiming they do not recognise the association's president Kirsten Nematandani. The elections (which were held against FIFA's advice) saw the two main contenders - 2010 Organising Committee heavyweights Danny Jordaan and Irvin Khoza - withdrawing at the last minute. Firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema this week said in-fighting among soccer authorities could jeopardise the hosting of the tournament. Addressing the media in Johannesburg, Malema warned Khoza to 'instruct his forces to disarm' and support SAFA's elected leaders. 'It cannot be that personal interests are put before the interests of the country,' he said. The issue will be addressed when the SAFA executive meets on Friday. SAFA's leadership is reportedly unfazed about the threat being posed to its new administration following a meeting of disgruntled members from the regions in Johannesburg on Sunday. The Dispatch reports that the members, who claim to represent 30 SAFA regions, converged in Johannesburg and made it clear they did not recognise Nematandani. Speaking on behalf of the new SAFA leadership, Mwelo Nonkonyana, who is one of the three vice-presidents, said they were not going to entertain the propaganda spread by the disgruntled members. 'This is a propaganda, which is spread by disgruntled members who failed to get their man as SAFA president last month,' said Nonkonyana. Meanwhile, with a month left before its official kick off, the status of the Cape Town Peace Cup remains unclear. When the Premier Soccer League launched the tournament, SAFA said the eight-team tournament would not take place because the PSL had not applied for permission to stage it. PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem countered with a claim that his body had been granted permission by former SAFA president Molefi Oliphant. But the new SAFA administration, under Nematandani, dismissed the claim, charging that the association had no documentation proving that such permission was granted. SAFA CEO Raymond Hack told the Sunday Times that Nematandani and PSL chairman Irvin Khoza discussed the Peace Cup in Zurich two weeks ago where they attended a meeting to introduce the newly elected SAFA leadership to FIFA president Sepp Blatter."

"Describing the East Rand as the heart and soul of South Africa, 'crammed with spectacular natural beauty and cultural sophistication', the Sunday Times notes that the first sign that greets foreign visitors at OR Tambo International Airport [Jan Smuts Airport] is a warm welcome to - wait for it - the Ekurhuleni municipality. 'No mention of South Africa, or the 2010 World Cup, or Gauteng [the PWV region], or Johannesburg,' the paper says. Sadly, this is an accurate - and damning - assessment, but it doesn't reflect on the true severity of the matter. After all, Sandton has become Gauteng's [the PWV region's] preferred business and tourism destination for millions of international visitors every year. Again, there are no signposts guiding them through the tortuous network of highways with grass verges which haven't been cut in months (doesn't anybody care?) in and around Johannesburg to the leafy northern suburbs. It's no surprise that so many visitors find themselves lost in the bowels of Johannesburg which, like many cities around the world (particularly, after dark), is not the safest place to be. And for those wishing to travel to nearby Pretoria (another 2010 host city), it's just as confusing. After all, a legal tussle is underway over whether the city should carry its other name ('Tshwane') on sign boards ahead of the World Cup. Back at OR Tambo [Jan Smuts] - Africa's busiest airport - there are plenty of signs that the facility is undergoing a major facelift ahead of the World Cup. The bridges linking the terminal to the R25 billion Gautrain network are nearing completion, and the airport itself is undergoing a major security and infrastructure upgrade. And yet, when visitors arrive at the airport, the sign boards point to Terminal A and B with no indication of which ones house domestic and international arrivals and departures. These are issues that need to be resolved quickly. South Africa cannot inflict its eccentricities on the hundreds of thousands of 2010 visitors who are expecting a safe and enjoyable stay."



Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.



We have recently been forwarded the following two most poignant quotations about the true situation in Africa today by an Indian friend.

The first, from Richard Dowden's 2008 book "Africa", shows the double standards at play :-

"Chinese companies bring their own Chinese workers from managers to labourers. One reason is language especially on building sites. That's why the Tower of Babel could not be built. But asked why they don't employ more local Africans - at least as manual workers - one Chinese minister said that the Africans were not prepared to work at night and at weekends - and did not work as hard as Chinese. Had a manager of a Western company made such a remark the sky would have fallen."

The second is from Geoff Hill's book "The Battle for Zimbabwe":

"Perhaps the greatest horror of apartheid is that, if a Black tribe that made up only 15% of South Africa's population had perpetrated it, the policy would have raised the ire of no-one in the international community. Radical as that statement may be, one has only to look at ethnic cleansing in Indonesia or the murder of millions of people in Burundi and Rwanda, the dreaded Idi Amin and Milton Obote - who was almost as ruthless as Amin - or General Mengistu Haile Mariam, who starved thousands to death in Ethiopia, and at the lack of world condemnation for Third World dictatorships in general."



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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.]




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:


"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


"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at It's also available on

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also 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.134 :  Mr. DAVID McCALLUM of Pinetown.

David McCallum (no relation to Donny McCallum - see SCN March 2001) was a very quiet, short and bearded supporter of the Patriotic Forum in the Durban area during the late 1980s. Because of his quietness he was unfortunately too often overlooked and forgotten within patriotic circles at the time (hence the fact that it has taken so long for us to include him in this column!), but even so his support and contribution to the movement during this period was significant. We would therefore very much like to learn what has become of him.



We have recently been alerted to an excellent web-site which honours those who served in the SADF. It can be accessed at :-





How long did it take for the USSR to recover from Lenin, Stalin, etc.? Not yet as far as I can gather.

Like the USSR, the current oppressive regime will be replaced by another in Zimbabwe. If you bear in mind what type of characters are available to replace old Mugabe, the argument is even more valid.

Even if the new Zimbabwe shows sign of recovery, the Whites won't flock back there. The Black squatters from the rest of Africa (along with some Chinese, Somalis, etc.) will - bear in mind, Zimbabwe is landlocked with many borders.

These will create new problems similar to what we have in South Africa now.

Yours etc.,

Heinrich Koch, Pretoria




So sorry to hear of your ambush [see December 2009 SCN] - but I did warn you!

I agree with you in live and let live, in allowing people their opinions, however misguided or mistaken. But betrayal and/or disloyalty are cardinal sins and, like you, I want to hear no more of the ghastly man.

Yours etc.,

MDC-supporter, Greater Manchester




Your editorial in the November edition of the SCN was superb, if I may say!

Yours etc.,

Glenn MacAskill, Johannesburg




One parastatal after another is rolling from the one scandal to the next. This started with the Land Bank, and was followed by SAA, Eskom, Armscor and once again the Land Bank. The next failure is awaited with trepidation.

Yours etc.,

Jan Geelvink, Pretoria




Thank you for a very sobering and moving November edition of the SCN. The sermon applies wholly and very appropriately to our political leaders in Britain today - no principles, and opportunistic chancers who 'walk by on the other side'. May God help us to change this.

Yours etc.,

PLR, Renfrewshire, U.K.



Most readers will probably recall the name of Mr. Daniel Wilkinson, a former seemingly good supporter of our movement who subsequently betrayed us in order to support a pro-extremist breakaway faction from the Swinton Circle led by Mr. Allan Robertson. As a result of this breakaway both Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson were expelled from the Swinton Circle, and both also resigned from the Springbok Club. One of our leading officials subsequently gave Mr. Wilkinson the epithet of "Little Child" because of his actions - a name which seems very appropriate in view of more recent developments!

Mr. Wilkinson originally openly admitted that he had attended a kangaroo court staged by Mr. Robertson in his attempted "putsch" against the Swinton Circle in August 2008 (apparently without any attempt to speak up in support of those other Swinton Circle officials who Mr. Robertson was waging a vendetta campaign against), and also a subsequent unconstitutional "AGM" which Mr. Robertson staged in November 2008 with a handful of sycophants in order to try to "legitimise" his unilateral actions. Mr. Wilkinson also openly admitted that he had constructed a fake Swinton Circle web-site at the end of 2008 upon which certain offensive remarks about leading members of the official Swinton Circle appeared - comments which were deemed so defamatory that he was subsequently forced to remove them by his ISP! Mr. Wilkinson was in no position to deny this action of his however, as documented evidence was available!

A few weeks ago, however, we received an e-mail from Mr. Wilkinson in which he denied i) that he had attended Robertson's kangaroo court, ii) that he had attended Robertson's unconstitutional "AGM", and iii) that he had been involved with the construction of the fake Swinton Circle web-site. The third of these denials can of course be disproved by documented evidence, and the second by a "spy" who the official Swinton Circle arranged to attend this meeting who reported that he was definitely present!

So why therefore is Mr. Wilkinson now in such a state of denial? Probably, we believe, because he has now been smitten by guilt regarding his acts of betrayal, and as a result wishes to re-ingratiate himself with our movement. He would undoubtedly stand a far better chance in this regard if he was to issue a full, contrite and sincere apology for all his previous disloyal actions towards the end of 2008, rather than childishly trying to pretend that they never happened.


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