Sunday, 17 April 2011

April 2011 Edition.


April 2011 edition

On Friday March 18th an extremely revealing programme entitled "African Railway" was broadcast on BBC2. This documentary reported on the current position of the Tazara Railway which runs from the Copper Belt in Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania (Tanganyika), and was devastating in its findings.

This railway was built in the late 1960s/early 1970s at the behest of the Zambian despot Kenneth Kaunda as an alternative route to export Zambian copper to the traditional export route through Rhodesia and South Africa. It was not built by the Zambian and Tanzanian Africans however, nor was it built by the former European colonial powers (who of course had discovered and developed the copper deposits in this part of Africa in the first place) - it was built by the Communist Chinese.

Now, merely 40 years after it was originally constructed, this railway has practically collapsed. Instead of the original six train services per week there are now only two scheduled - and these are constantly subjected to day-long delays and cancellations due to constant breakdowns and accidents. Not surprisingly the result of this disintegration of the service is that the railway has become completely bankrupt. Unable to mount a rescue package themselves the Zambian and Tanzanian governments have been forced to look elsewhere - yes, you've guessed it, back to the Chinese!

But for how long will the People's Republic of China be prepared to subsidise this chaotic service? With internal dissention increasing at home (and not only in Tibet and Xinjiang), and with the administration of Hu Jintao apparently less keen on overseas involvement than its immediate predecessors, it would appear not for very long. Indeed those on-the-spot Chinese officials who appeared on the programme seemed to be half-hearted (at best) in their interest in the project to which they had been tasked.

It was not only the railway itself which was shown to be disintegrating by this programme however, but the whole of Zambian and Tanzanian society - just as other honest documentaries about current-day Africa have constantly illustrated. We've said it before and we'll say it again - only the re-establishment of colonial rule by Britain and the other great European powers will be able to save Africa from its own follies and self-destruction.



In March the Springbok Club held a most pleasant and well-attended "sports day" at a venue in central London, at which matches from both the Cricket World Cup and the Rugby 6-Nations tournament were viewed on the large screen. This new format for events staged by the organisation which was agreed at January's AGM seems to be proving a good success therefore, so similar such activities are being planned for the future.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging a social get-together in Canterbury on Saturday 23rd April, to which all members and supporters of the organisation are warmly invited. This will consist of a conducted tour of Canterbury Cathedral during the late morning, followed by an informal pub-gathering in the afternoon. All members and supporters from Kent will be informed of the precise details of activities during the next few days, but if anyone from elsewhere is interested in attending then please e-mail for more information.



In late May the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in order to celebrate Empire Day. During this visit respects will be paid at the RLI "Troopie" Statue which is now situated there, as well as a tour of Hatfield House itself.

In June the Springbok Club will be holding its summer braai in London, at which there will be special musical and other entertainment.

During July the Springbok Club will be staging a special event in order to celebrate Rhodes & Founders Day. More information will be included in next month's SCN.



The London Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging an informal pub gathering during late Spring 2011, and the Northern Ireland Branch of the organisation is anticipating staging another get-together during the Summer.

It is also hoped that a get-together to re-establish the Hampshire Branch of the Springbok Club will be staged shortly.

Full details about all these events will be appearing in future editions of the 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 the planned April meeting of the Swinton Circle has had to be postponed until May because of other important commitments involving the planned guest speaker. During the Summer the Swinton Circle will be staging its annual buffet at which there will be a special guest of honour, and in October the organisation will be holding its 2011 AGM. Later during the year meetings will be held in the Houses of Parliament complex involving Parliamentary guest speakers from both the Conservative Party and the DUP.

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.



Ray Absalom writes from New Zealand as follows :-

"I have been looking for information relating to what was said between South Africa and the USA on 'Wikileaks'.

"I still maintain something behind the scenes went on between de Klerk and the USA. I am now 72 and want to know the truth before I die.

"If you would like to know more about SACP during the early days I can give you a family member's name. But at this point I want info' about the USA connection.

"Kind regards,

"Ray Absalom"

If anyone can help Ray in this regard please contact him direct 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:



One of our supporters, Allan Banfield, has recently sent the following excellent letter to Mr. Kevin Myers, a journalist on "The Irish Independent". We alas do not know whether any reply was ever received from Mr. Myers :-

"Dear Mr Myers,

"The recent murder of a British tourist in a Cape Town (Black) township/suburb/ghetto has become quite a talking point in the South African ex-pat' community in the UK.

"What has astonished us is the uproar the UK media is making about one of their citizens whilst for the past 16 years they have been remarkably silent about the 300,000+ (conservative estimate) South Africans who have been randomly and brutally slaughtered since majority rule and 'Freedom' in 1994.

"Within that figure are about 40,000 White citizens and within that figure are 3,700+ farmers - mainly Afrikaners. One of the knock on affects of this White genocide (Ref.: www.genocidewatch) is that nearly 1 MILLION White South Africans (i.e. about 20% of the White population) have chosen to emigrate to safer first world countries to find work and a safe haven in which to raise their children. The majority of these emigrants are professionals and business entrepreneurs. The country can ill afford this loss of skilled man power.

"However, what no one in the West wants to acknowledge is that Black South Africans are very adept at killing their own. At least 80% of all these murders are Black on Black. This is the gruesome harvest that universal franchise, multiracial elections and inept Black government has bequeathed the country.

"Why do South Africans see no effort from the West to restore the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to the control of their indigenous peoples? It is only the African colonies and particularly Zimbabwe and South Africa that have had to pay this price. Look at what has become of these once fully functioning Christian, capitalist Western allies.

"Britain has apologised to the first nation/aboriginal people in Canada and Australia for tearing their families and communities apart by forcefully trying to impose Western culture and customs on them. Conversely White South Africa which left the Black societies intact and transferred Western ways through a gradual parallel process of osmosis are vilified as oppressors. Ironically Black South Africans are the best educated and most prosperous indigenous ethnic community on the continent today - whilst fully retaining all their own languages and customs. Even during the apartheid days South Africa had an illegal immigrant problem with Blacks from the northern nations trying to access its prosperous economy.

"Within this melting pot of cultures, conflicts and politics we have the Dutch/Boer/Afrikaner community who can rightly claim that they have been probably the most oppressed ethnic community in the country, by both Blacks and Whites since their arrival in 1652, and yet there is no apology from Britain for taking their Republics from them and in the process presiding over the deaths of 23,000 of their children and 4,000 of their women.

"In 1994 they lost their country which they had built in partnership with their erstwhile oppressors - the British/South African English. From 1902 to 1948 and on to 1994 this is could be justly described as one of the most remarkable reconciliation processes the world has seen.

"Yet still today no-one in the West - neither governments nor the media - wants to publicise their current plight to the rest of the world, and certainly the British Government does not appear to have any intention of apologising to them for their injustices of the past.

"Is it not time that something is done about it?

"Yours sincerely,

"Allan Banfield"



We have recently received the following message from Mr. Hugh Eveleigh, the co-ordinator of the Australian Monarchist League (UK):-

"The National Council of the Australian Monarchist League (AML) has agreed to my co-ordinating interested people into some sort of loose grouping here in the UK and in Europe. Our sole purpose is to retain the Crown in the Australian Constitution and so the idea of having a presence in the UK is primarily related to the fact that the Queen of Australia is resident for the most part in the UK. Our existence will emphasize the fact that the Queen (of the UK) is also Queen regnant of fifteen other realms and what affects the Crown in the UK could also affect these realms. By having a contact point in the country we can more effectively use our voice when needed.

"The AML (UK) e-mail address is:

"The AML also supports a FaceBook page which is a good way of keeping up with the latest goings on in Australia.

"There are so many charities and pressure groups and organizations these days which all vie for our time and sometimes our money. It is difficult to know quite who to support especially so if some of these claims on our time are dealing with matters nearer to hand and which might directly affect us, but if Australia (or New Zealand or Canada ...) were ever to lose the Crown through the blinkered private politicking of unscrupulous politicians and media, there will be little chance of getting it back. Once the Crown goes we are at the mercy of the politicians' republic. It is no wonder that hereditary constitutional monarchies are at the forefront of solid democracies in the world. We are disproportionately successful as a form of (democratic) government. I do not believe there is a better system in theory or in practice. Unfortunately, we have to fight to make this known and to retain what we have. It is not so much the small number of active republicans in Australia who are the problem but some politicians and virtually all the media. The politicians want total control and the media want publicity.

"The recently announced engagement of Prince William of Wales to Miss Kate Middleton has occasioned considerable interest and excitement in Australia and of course around the world. It makes the life of this organization just a little bit easier. But the fact that the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard - a republican, commented favourably and sincerely on the matter, is not enough for us to relax our guard. She is after all a politician relying for staying in power through the Green Party (100% republican) and a couple of wayward Independents who are also republican."


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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.

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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.149 :  Mr. PADRAIG WHOOLEY of Dublin.

Padraig Whooley from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland joined the Springbok Club several years ago, though unfortunately we never knew his postal address. More recently, however, circular e-mails which we have sent to him have been returned. We wonder therefore whether anyone can tell us where he can now be contacted?



The International Fund for Animal Welfare do an excellent job of work protecting the welfare of wild animals around the world, and recently have taken a particular interest in the plight of many animal species in southern Africa, specifically seals and penguins. Their extensive web-site can be accessed at:-





Your leader in March's SCN regarding Libya was spot-on. One thing which you didn't mention was that - warped and unbelievable though it might seem - during the 1980s leading members of the BNP including present BNP leader Nick Griffin visited Libya at the invitation of the Gaddafi regime, and subsequently condemned the American bombing raids of this terrorist haven. This I have had confirmed from two separate sources.

Yours etc.,

O. van der Westhuizen, London, U.K.

[The more we learn about the so-called "British" National Party the less we like it! - Ed.]




Concerning Peter Ward's letter in December's SCN, there has been a film about Henry Morton Stanley and Livingstone made in 1939, with Spencer Tracy and Sir Cedric Hardwicke in the title roles. I make no claims regarding its accuracy - but Stanley was certainly worthy of a TV mini-series.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.



There were no tears when we heard the news of the recent death of Ian "Anderscum" Anderson. Although Anderscum had been in an exchange agreement with S.A.Patriot during the 1980s he didn't seem to have any direct connection to South Africa, nor any specific interest in southern African affairs. Furthermore, the initial impression which he left after he made direct contact with us during the early 1990s was of an extremely conceited and supercilious man, and as a result no on-going links were established.

The next contact which we had with Anderscum was when he turned up unexpectedly at a Swinton Circle meeting some dozen years later. He subsequently became a fairly regular attendee of Swinton Circle meetings, although he never actually joined the organisation, always being brought along by a sidekick who had taken out membership. Anderscum's contribution to Swinton Circle meetings proved extremely negative and detrimental however. His questioning of guest speakers was invariably aggressive and antagonistic, which caused the organisation great embarrassment and potential loss of reputation. The views which he expressed, furthermore, were often in direct conflict to the patriotic principles of the Swinton Circle - though in some cases they were simply downright weird (he once even expressed opposition to a central NHS database being set-up - no, we're not making this up!).

It wasn't only Anderscum's arrogant behaviour at Swinton Circle meetings which caused great disquiet within the organisation however. It was soon revealed that he was a member of a grouping called the "Conservative Democratic Alliance", a now defunct outfit which comprised a small handful of "moan and groan" malcontents who never had a good word to say about anyone outside their own jaundiced circle. Indeed the CDA once vowed that they would "smash" both the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle on their web-site forum - for no apparent reason! The founder of the CDA was the late and unlamented Michael Keith-Smith (see SCNs passim) with whom Anderson seemed to share many character defects. Both would oppose every policy emanating for any government no matter what its colour and regardless of the merits of the policy (note Anderscum's irrational opposition to a central NHS database!), and both would attack and smear anyone and everyone who was not a member of their own "I hate the world" clique of malcontents. This trouble-making grouping (which never numbered more than about a dozen adherents) was accurately nicknamed the "sickly clique" within authentic patriotic circles, and indeed it was widely noted that Anderscum never had a good word for anyone whose name was not Ian Anderson!

But even more damning evidence was soon to come to light about Anderscum - thanks in no small part to readers of the SCN. It was revealed that during the 1980s Anderson had been first Deputy Chairman and then Chairman of the extremist National Front. Even worse, when he was Deputy Chairman the Chairman of this party had been a certain Andrew Brons - who is now an MEP for the overtly neo-fascist BNP! Within the National Front, furthermore, he had been a leading member of a faction called the "National Front Support Group", which advocated close co-operation with this same BNP - and indeed we have recently been sent a picture (the authenticity of which we do not doubt) showing Anderscum marching side-by-side with the neo-fascists' leader Nick Griffin!

As a result of his disruptive behaviour at meetings and his proven connections to unacceptable organisations such as the CDA, NF and BNP it was decided that he should be barred from attending future Swinton Circle meetings. This barring worked well for several months, and the support for and reputation of the Swinton Circle rose accordingly. At the problematic meeting of 22nd July 2008, however, he turned up again together with four other known members of the antagonistic "sickly clique" (two of whom had also been barred from attending Swinton Circle meetings), but when instructed to leave he and the other uninvited and unwelcome gate-crashers started to cause a scene.

Around 1990 Anderscum had apparently been expelled from the National Front, evidently because of his arrogant and obnoxious attitude (no mean achievement!), yet somehow had managed to gain control of the party's house publication known as "The Flag", which he continued to publish firstly in support of his short-lived rival "National Democratic Party" (named after the German neo-fascist party, but which collapsed after only a few months following Anderscum's ignominious humiliation at the hands of the Monster Raving Loony Party in a by-election!), and then as a privately-published publication. Following his barring from the Swinton Circle, however, he wrote a most offensive and libellous article attacking the Swinton Circle Chairman in "The Flag" - but attacking and smearing everyone who he came into contact was Anderscum's stock-in-trade by this time, for in the same edition he smeared Nigel Farage MEP, the Leader of UKIP, and members of the BNP as well (yes, he had fallen out with them also!)

Anderscum's only contribution to national life was negativism, disruption and hatred. The world is undoubtedly a better place for his demise.


Anderscum hasn't been the only member of the "sickly clique" who has disappeared from the scene over recent months, as we learnt a few months ago that the notorious Arthur Kemp had been recalled to South Africa. Kemp had mysteriously become a leading official of the neo-fascist BNP during the early 2000s, but on 6th March 2011 he issued the following statement on his blogspot:-

"Dear All,

"Please be advised that I am, with immediate effect, stepping down from the positions of party web editor, AC member and foreign affairs spokesman [of the BNP].

"As you might now [sic], I have not been on any payroll, nor subject to any contract, and thus have no notice period to work out.

"Yours sincerely

"Arthur Kemp"

It is uncertain what the initials "AC" stand for, nor why it took Kemp several months after his recall to South Africa to resign his positions within the BNP.

The following undisputed facts about Kemp should be born in mind:-

1) He was widely believed by leading members of the HNP to be working for the SAP Special Branch to spy on the White right-wing during the 1980s, when he was officially doing his national service in the SAP uniformed branch.

2) He wrote (or co-wrote) a discredited book entitled "Victory or Violence: The Story of the AWB" in 1990/91, which received ominous publicity in the South African media and which was used to exaggerate the size and importance of the AWB outfit out of all proportion. The alleged influence of the absurd AWB was then used by the NP establishment to demonise the "Vote No" campaign during the 1992 Referendum.

3) He turned State's Witness in the show trial of that great South African patriot Clive Derby-Lewis, stating in the witness box that he had supplied Clive's wife Gaye with a list of addresses of leading ANC operatives, including that of Chris Hani. Clive Derby-Lewis was convicted of Hani's murder in spite of the lack of any real evidence - apart from the claims of Kemp.

4) Kemp was dismissed from his employment by the Conservative Party of South Africa during the early 1990s. Although no official reason was given for his dismissal, it was widely believed to have been because the CP hierarchy were convinced that he was spying on the party for the security services.

5) A report in "The Mail & Guardian" of February 18th 1997 stated: "Intelligence and police sources have confirmed to the M&G that Kemp, a former police security branch member, has been an informant for the NIS [National Intelligence Service]. It is alleged that after the assassination [of Hani] the NIS decided to play 'open cards' with F.W. de Klerk's government: the agency told the then-president of its relationship with Kemp". This allegation was never withdrawn by "The Mail & Guardian".

All these facts have been openly in the public domain for many years. The fact that Kemp could have gained high rank in the BNP and retained his position for the best part of a decade surely says everything which needs to be said about the phoney nature of the BNP.


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