Monday, 21 February 2011

February 2011 Edition.


February 2011 edition

On March 15th tickets will go on sale for the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This of course will be an exciting moment not only for all British sports fans, but for all British patriots. The UK hasn't hosted any Olympic Games since 1948, and for a nation with such sporting pedigree this has been far, far too long to wait. London 2012 will undoubtedly be the greatest and most spectacular event to take place in Britain since the Coronation of 1953, and the legacy which will follow will endow British youth for generations to come.

But the advantages of staging an Olympic Games cannot only be measured in sporting terms. The Games have already generated massive employment opportunities in the construction and advertising industries, and once the competitions actually begin the extra income resulting from tourism and international media rights will be enormous. With the whole world currently languishing in economic recession this will give the UK a head-and-a-half advantage over all other Western nations.

On several occasions previously over recent years - most notably Barcelona in 1992, Sydney in 2000 and Vancouver (for the Winter Olympics) in 2010 - the staging of Olympic Games have not only brought immediate sporting excitement, but have also acted as catalysts to regenerate nations, and to enhance national self-confidence. There is no reason to believe why this should not also prove to be the case in the UK after London 2012. An ancient and Imperially glorious nation will be rejuvenated and reactivated. The days ahead will surely inspire us!

In view of all these self-evident advantages gained by hosting the Olympic Games it would be reasonable to expect that nobody in the UK could possibly be opposed to them - but this astonishingly does not appear to be the case. There appears to be a small group of bleeding-heart liberals who not only oppose London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, but who actually advocate that all future Olympics should be held in Athens! These kill-joys who float this ludicrous idea clearly miss the whole point. It is the different geographical and cultural location of the venue which MAKES each Olympiad so distinct and memorable. Fanny Blankers-Koen's triumphs are not remembered because they took place in 1948, but because they took place in London; Emil Zatopek's achievements are not recalled because they happened in 1952 but because his victories were in Helsinki; Mark Spitz's world-beating records are hailed not because they occurred in 1972 but because Munich was the venue; Ian Thorpe's victories have not gone down in Australian folklore because they happened in 2000, but because they took place in Sydney!

So why do these left-wing weirdoes wish to stop the Olympics being staged in different venues every four years? The answer would appear to be obvious. Those of this mindset are opposed to ALL manifestations of nationalism and patriotism. To them the upsurge in national pride which occurs in one country after another each Olympiad is anathema. Make no mistake, if they succeed in their ridiculous proposal of staging every Summer Olympics in Athens (where do they advocate staging each Winter Olympics we wonder?) then their next step - as already suggested in some leftist circles - is for all competitors to compete as individuals in identical Olympic vests rather than representing their nations. They wish to eliminate all traces of national and ethnic identity for their own warped ideological agenda, so therefore must be opposed at every opportunity.

But we shouldn't worry about these irrelevant anti-national kill-joys. The London Olympics are now so well advanced that they will go ahead come what may - and we can't wait! And after London there will of course be Rio in 2016, celebrating its broader Lusitanian culture and identity. Then perhaps, sometime in a post-ANC South Africa, we may dream of a future Olympics taking place in Durban, Jo'burg or Pretoria! 


The Springbok Club held a most successful 2011 AGM last month. After all the problems which engulfed the organisation towards the end of 2010 this was expected to be a very difficult meeting, but in the event the Springbok Club emerged renewed and reinvigorated. A new committee with a new Chairman was elected, but more importantly significant decisions were agreed upon about the direction that the organisation should take in future. It was decided to concentrate more upon presenting a "golden vision" for the future from now onwards, rather than dwelling upon Southern Africa's present appalling problems. Everyone knows the disastrous situation prevailing in current day South Africa and Zimbabwe, and there are plenty of more politically-orientated bodies who are already alerting the outside world to this tragedy, but what is needed - and this after all was why the Springbok Club was founded in the first place - is a forward-looking organisation offering an exciting and exhilarating vision for the future. From now onwards, therefore, the Springbok Club will concentrate more upon the social, sporting, cultural, historical and wildlife aspects of our task in uniting expatriate Southern Africans and their friends, and organising for the future!



The Springbok Club will be holding a special get-together later the month at which our Treasurer, Susan Gordon, will be giving an illustrated presentation of her recent trip to Kenya. This event will take place on Thursday 24th February at the "Collier's Tup" (directly opposite Collier's Wood Tube Station on the Northern Line - south branch). Start gathering from 18.00 hrs onwards, and the actual presentation will begin at approx. 18.30 hrs.



On Saturday 19th March the Springbok Club will be staging a special "sports day" in south London, when supporters will be able to view the World Cup Cricket match between Bangladesh and South Africa and the final rounds of this year's 6 Nations Rugby competition.

In April 2011 the Springbok Club will be holding a full day's activities to celebrate Van Riebeeck's Day, which it is anticipated will include a braai and special musical entertainment.

In May the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in order to pay respects at the RLI "Troopie" Statue which is now situated there, as well as touring Hatfield House.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning to stage an informal pub gathering at Canterbury during Spring 2011. Full details will be appearing in next month's SCN.



The Springbok Club would like to thank all those who have already made donations via our PayPal facility. These donations are of course the lifeblood of our movement, so don't forget therefore that such PayPal donations can always be made via the organisation's main web-page at



Unfortunately last month's Swinton Circle meeting which was to have been addressed by Mr. Gordon Henderson MP had to be postponed at the last minute because of a misunderstanding. Mr. Henderson has agreed to address the Swinton Circle at a later date however, probably towards the end of the year.

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

Date :  Tuesday 1st March 2011

Time :  assemble from 18.30 hrs., meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue :  THE WESTMINSTER ARMS (the upstairs function room), 9-10 Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1P 3AT. (nearest tube stations: Westminster and St.James's Park. The Westminster Arms is situated next to the Westminster Methodist Central Hall, and opposite the west side of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre).

The guest speaker at this meeting will be :-


Christopher Gillibrand is a highly respected political commentator and the director of a Brussels-based pro-free market think-tank. He was educated at Oxford where he gained an MA in chemistry, before obtaining an MBA degree from the University of Greenwich. Mr. Gillibrand is the son of a trade union leader, a former Conservative Party constituency treasurer and a local council candidate in Oxford. He has been active for many years on the right of the Conservative Party, and will speak from first-hand experience about the day-by-day attacks on British institutions and freedoms by the European establishment. The theme of his talk will be: "EU - the Final Act?", and will focus upon daily life in the Brussels bubble and its isolation from real life, coupled with a real and systemic democratic deficit. He will also illustrate the degree to which the EU is responsible for the UK's current political, social and economic catastrophe. Finally he will ask the question "what will happen now, and what can we do about it?". It will be a call to action to defend traditional British liberties.

We would also like to remind everyone that the Swinton Circle now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle



On Thursday 7th October 2010, in Gokwe, President Robert Mugabe held a ZANU-PF rally combined with the official opening of the Women's Empowerment Bank. In order to entice people to attend this event, 3 elephant, 3 buffalo and a number of smaller animals were shot and cooked. It is common knowledge that under the current economic climate, many people in the rural areas are starving and will make an effort to attend any function where free food is available.

The baboon population in Mwenezi is in danger of being wiped out as villagers in the area have resorted to eating them in an effort to avert hunger and starvation. Prior to the Land Reform Programme in 2000 Mwenezi had an abundance of wildlife, but everything was slaughtered by the land invaders shortly after 2000. Baboons are now the only animals left there. Mwenezi is a very dry area, suitable only for game farming and the villagers say they are now killing the baboons in desperation in order to feed their families. Under normal circumstances, humans would not dream of eating baboon meat but the villagers feel they have no option since their appeals to the government for assistance have fallen on deaf ears.

We would like to congratulate the South Africa Police, National Parks and the Hawks for their sterling efforts in trying to combat the rhino poaching problem in South Africa. In the past few weeks, 26 suspected rhino poachers have been apprehended. Amongst those arrested was a large group of 11 suspects, including well known South African businessman, Dawie Groenewald and his wife, Sariette. The Groenewald’s own "Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris" - an outfit that has frequently been linked to illegal hunting and poaching. The 11 poachers were released on bail pending the court case in April 2011. Dawie Groenewald wasted no time paying his bail of one million rand.

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force web-site can be accessed at:



Kleinfontein is a community of approximately 1000 members of the Afrikaner people. We have established a settlement on property owned, controlled and managed by its members with a view to promote their identity in a safe and economically viable environment. This settlement was established in accordance with certain clauses in the South African constitution which makes provision for a form of territorial self-determination for people who share the same religious, linguistic and cultural values. The development is structured within a non-profit co-operative, is managed by mainly unpaid volunteers, is financed by its own members and consequently receives no financial assistance from the government. In view of the struggle of our people to retain our right to live in a dignified way, and government actions to impoverish our people legally by barring White persons from meaningful access to economic participation, any form of support, especially financial, will be appreciated. More than seventy White squatter camps (mainly Afrikaners) in our vicinity (Pretoria) are waging a battle to survive. The funds will be used for community upliftment programmes such as the upgrading of facilities at our home for the aged who need medical support, and our Christian primary school. Further information can be acquired at our website:



Many people are disparaging of the chances of the new South Africa being able to uplift itself. We have recently been sent the following video-clip of the current Mayor of Johannesburg however, which demonstrates clearly that there is at least one articulate and erudite rising star emerging in new South African society. It can be accessed at :-



We would like to remind everyone about the very interesting "Patriotic Poll" web-site, on which opinions can be expressed on various issues of the day. It is always worth a visit, and can be accessed at :-



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



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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.



"BLOOD LILY" by Mason Cranswick

Gripping novel from the Rhodesian War to current-day Zimbabwe :-

"Cranswick’s epic story of two feuding friends plays out like a Jeffrey Archer drama." Bruce Dennill, the Citizen

Buy on Amazon UK:

Great cause, great reviews:



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:



ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site:


"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from:


"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.



No.147 :  Mr. JACKIE SPENCELY of Durban.

Jackie Spencely was a Geordie, born and raised in Northumbria, and was a shipwright by trade. He emigrated to Durban during the 1970s however, where he co-founded and ran a recruitment company specialising in placing skilled tradesmen. He was also an outstanding sportsman, playing soccer for Durban Collegians and being a proficient Lawn Tennis player. A number of old friends would like to know where he is now.



Although we have made the CensorBugBear web-site our Recommended Web-Site of the Month in the past, it is constantly being upgraded, and now has a blogspot format. It is a highly-respected and detailed source of information for what is really going on in South Africa today, and can be accessed at :-





Thank you for your e-mail. It was an interesting evening at the Springbok Club meeting in October, as these always are, i.e. getting to know what really happens. I prefer to keep all political 'stuff' on the computer...this is very wide ranging, right across the spectrum. Inside track from the Cons top brass...individual activists with a worldwide feed in....EU stuff galore....Taxpayers Alliance....Cons Way Forward, you name it! If the hoi polloi saw the political section in-tray each morning they would think that we are definitely in loony land....not just might be!

Although Bert's talk was most enlightening....albeit alarming...I do feel that the Springbok Club are missing their way. His web-site is provocative rather than constructive. Much better that it was dedicated to just reporting facts from BOTH (Black &White) sides of the problem....without over-dramatic pictures which obviously show a bias against the Blacks.....NO GOOD! Using aggressive/abusive language NEVER helps....just tweaks the tiger's tail even harder...and he then turns round and bites you. So change the title to something mild but also creating a 'must read' scenario.....which then gets out there for all to see. Most important bit!

On the basis that members and friends have first-hand knowledge of South Africa (as opposed to media and MP's guessing) I would suggest that the Springbok Club consider 'back-selling' their discontent to advantage. What a press release this would cause. I have stacks of contacts at both national and regional level....political etc.

In simple terms the Springbok Club through all its branches should support the following emanating from the UK and pointed very directly at South Africa....ONLY.

1. Nutrition. Food structures and dietary education.....lobbying and suggestion.....maybe more.
2. Numbers. Birth control....plane loads of condoms etc etc!
3. Farming. Equipment on properly planned and sourced programmes, and delivered/installed right to/on the doorstep of the ultimate users/beneficiaries. This MUST be the rule for all products delivered for whatever....even emergency international calls for aid.
4. General Health. Simple equipment, such as mosquito nets, which do not need to be delivered by an MP from the UK! The 'new' minister for this is Stephen O'Brien who happens to be the MP for my constituency here. However he might be most interested to have the backing and involvement of the Springbok Club. You would have to let him have his head.....but NO unnecessary junketing please! He was over there the other day and is responsible for a Charity that deals with malaria. He was brought up in knows the ropes.
5. Housing improvements. This is a big one, but some helpful lobbying by 'them that know' could be helpful.
6. Sports and Recreation equipment. Particularly aimed at 'youth' 6s/18s. Crayons and paints.....footballs, cricket gear. Musical instruments etc. I started something on these lines in New York for 'needy community youth groups''s mentioned in the Constitutional Record of the US. Good quality second-hand and/or new (buy two and give one) equipment is shipped and delivered to source!
7. Exploitation of wild animals....particularly OVER-shooting in situ for absurd fees....and selling of same for export.....this is a lobbying exercise....bringing pressure to bear.

There was talk at the meeting of a 'charity' for Whites....racial....BUT the above big 7 should be linked in with established 'charities' and others....AND COMBINE into one larger organization. This gives the whole initiative TEETH, scale etc. ALL pulling as one team....NOT 'we are better than you', 'we've been going longer etc'. No celebs other than those putting money right into the pot.....and NONE of this money sent to cover a general appeal or individual project. DO NOT SEND cash (this includes a single cent, penny, euro or whatever!!) to power-crazed loonies who immediately convert it into Saville Row suits, Masseratis or a simple transfer to SWITZERLAND!!! This has to stop NOW....and would be a prominent feature in the announcements related to the 'THE NEW SPRINGBOK CLUB'

Please share this with whoever....maybe the whole membership. Their big trump card is that they know the background...BUT bleating into beer, letting bees out of bonnets at 10,000 miles range achieves nothing.

Yours etc.,

NKN, Cheshire, U.K.



In the January edition of the SCN we reported on the most alarming targeted attacks which had been mounted against the Springbok Club and its associates during the previous couple of months, most disturbingly a deranged smear campaign against the editor of the SCN featuring clearly fabricated pornographic photographs.

As we also reported, this most degenerate attack was reported to the Police who took it very seriously, particularly in view of the obvious "hacking" into our computer and the stealing of our address book - which is a criminal offence. The Police have now reported back and have confirmed that the person responsible for concocting these depraved smears has now been positively identified following enquiries made to the ISPs involved, and he turns out to be the person who was initially suspected. Unfortunately, however, it has also been ascertained that the culprit has now left the UK and returned to his native South Africa, so is therefore now outside the jurisdiction of any British Police force. The matter has however been handed over to their South African counterparts via InterPol, so it remains to be seen what action if any they will take (the culprit is believed once more to be working for an agency of the "new" South African government, so it is possible that the ANC regime will seek to "protect" him). One thing is for certain however, and that is that if he ever attempts to re-enter the UK he will be apprehended at the port of entry for questioning, and very possibly arrested. Once again, however, the Police have advised us not to make any comment about the individual(s) involved, an instruction which we will of course adhere to - in spite of the fact that we are itching to name them!

We have furthermore been both touched and humbled by the level of support which we have received from supporters around the world following this most vile and evil attack upon us. Below we list just some of the many messages of solidarity which we have received :-


Just forwarding this to you, in case you are unaware of this attempt to discredit your reputation, and thereby the reputation of the Springbok Club. Any idea who would be so cruel to do this? The person hides under a cover of anonymity, it seems, but it is a universal law that whatever one transmits, be it love or hate, rebounds back to that person. - CR, Sutherland, U.K.


Surely this can't be true, the reason I say this is that your face does not show on the intimidating images. To my mind this is maybe a deliberate smear campaign which could be expected. - PdV, Mitcham, U.K.


I'm sorry to hear you're upset, but take it as an indication of your growing strength rather than an emotional upset. Of course I didn't look at the page, I'd have no intention of checking out the stuff as clearly I saw from the e-mail it was crap. So take strength that you know you're making waves in all the right ponds. - RM, London, U.K.


Someone tried this on me in South Africa and I sued them for defamation and it ended up in the High Court. I suggest that you sue them to silence them. - DH, Virginia, U.S.A.


This is not true. I have known him for 10 years. He is a decent man. - HH, Transvaal, South Africa.


I would not be at all surprised if the fabricated pictures have been initiated by the ANC administration. - RN, Tasmania, Australia.


I feel so sorry for you. My heart is going out to you. The damage they did to you as a person and then to the Springbok Club, how do you erase that? We must pray that God erase it in people's minds. I am very glad that you told us that your girlfriend was not involved and that is an action only by our enemies. We will also ask God to help you and our Club. Stand strong, in the Last Days our enemies will do everything that is bad to get us down. They are driven by the Devil but God is stronger than the Devil. The Devil is actually under the Will of God. - KN, Transvaal, South Africa.


I wish you the best of luck in tracking down the bastards. - WC, Maryland, U.S.A.


You might recall that I stood by you some years ago, when you were being unfairly attacked on the Rhodie chat site. I have no time for people who hide behind anonymity when slandering others. - JG, Transvaal, South Africa.


Do you not think that maybe you are doing such a good job, that somebody in South Africa is setting this up to discredit and distract you, because while you are distracted you are not doing what is the purpose of the organisation. - MG, Sussex, U.K.


They tried to smear John Bunyan by saying he had two wives and associated with prostitutes. You are in good company. DB, Lancashire, U.K.


They sent me those pictures of "you." Must admit I was taken aback! Can't they just stick to criticising your politics? - MR, London U.K.


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