Thursday, 8 November 2012

November 2012 Edition.


November 2012 edition

On 22nd September Corrie Sanders, who was briefly WBO World Heavyweight Boxing champion in 2003, was callously murdered at a country lodge restaurant near his home town of Brits in the Transvaal. Sanders was shot through the stomach by armed robbers of the restaurant. There is no possibility that he was deliberately targeted, as one of the robbers evidently cried out “shoot the big fellow”, clearly indicating that they didn’t know who he was. Sanders died in the local hospital the following day, and there has been speculation that if he has access to first-world healthcare his life could have been saved.

Callous murders during armed robberies such as that of Sanders are actually commonplace in the “new” South Africa, but are rarely reported – especially in the outside world – mainly because of the draconian restrictions placed on the reporting of crime incidents and statistics enforced by the ANC regime. Occasionally however, when a famous person such as Sanders, or Marike de Klerk (the wife of former State President FW de Klerk), rugby player Solly Tyibilika or visiting Austrian football official Peter Burgstaller are involved, then it is impossible to keep the outrage out of the papers. In practically every other country on earth the murder of just one famous person such as these would be astonishing – let alone four within a few short years!

Farm murders in South Africa – some 4000 since the ANC were handed power in 1994 – have been the one exception to the crime reporting blackout of course. Although it is most praiseworthy that there are those who publicise this terrible killing epidemic, the fact remains that the murder rate in inner-city areas is undoubtedly even higher – and involves mainly White pensioners trapped in decaying urban flats.

But it is not only violent crime which threatens the lives of all who remain in or who visit the “new” South Africa. As the speculation about Sanders’s death in hospital confirms, the quality of medical care has fallen to third-world standards, and road and rail maintenance is so poor that transport accidents are a constant hazard no matter how one travels.

In the recently released latest South African Census the White population was given as just over four and a half million. In 1990 the White population was estimated at around six million. This 25% decline has not only been due to all the large number of sensible Whites who have managed to escape the disintegrating country, but also by the out-of-proportion death-rate. Although many White South Africans – particularly the elderly – are simply unable to leave the country, the vast majority of the remaining four and a half million should have no problem in re-settling somewhere in the civilised Western world. If they do not, and choose to remain in the crime-ridden collapsing “new” South Africa, then they are potentially signing their own death certificates.



Details of the Springbok Club’s forthcoming U.D.I. Day Dinner are as follows:-

Date :  Saturday 10th November 2012

Times : Assemble from 13.00 hrs onwards, main activities to commence at 14.00 hrs.

Venue : THE MELTON MOWBRAY (the downstairs function room),
18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE. (Nearest tube station: Chancery Lane.  Pass through the ticket barriers at Chancery Lane station and turn right, then take the left-hand steps up onto Holborn. "The Melton Mowbray" is then only two minutes walk away on the right-hand side.)

Guest of Honour :  Mr. MICHAEL THORBURN

Michael Thorburn’s father settled in the then Nyasaland as part of a British Officers’ settler scheme shortly after World War I. His mother hailed from a colonial family from Queenstown, Cape Province. Michael himself was born in the district of Cholo, Nyasaland, just south of Blantyre, but shortly afterwards the family bought a farm on the Hunyani River near Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia. He was educated at Plumtree School and Falcon College, before moving to the UK to obtain a degree in Agricultural Engineering at the University of London. Upon returning to Rhodesia he worked for the Tobacco Research Board, before taking over the family farm in 1965. He served with the Rhodesia Regiment during his National Service, before transferring to the BSAP Reserve, where he was attached to the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit (PATU). In 2007 his farm was seized by the ZANU-PF regime, and he moved to the UK in 2010 with the aid of a British scheme for farmers who had lost their farms. He now lives in Suffolk.

Michael Thorburn is currently heavily involved with the Ceremony of the Hoisting of the Flag, an annual event which takes place in Norfolk commemorating and re-enacting the foundation of Rhodesia on the 13th September 1890. In his talk Michael will tell something about his Rhodesian experiences, as well as describing details about the Ceremony of the Hoisting of the Flag, and explaining why it is so important that this commemoration continues.

For this dinner it has been arranged that all in attendance should order and pay for their meals individually. The Melton Mowbray offers a wide selection of high standard food, and a copy of their menu will be forwarded upon request. Although actual selections may be made upon arrival (the dinner itself will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs), it would help preparations if choices could be made beforehand, either by replying to this e-mail or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.


In December the Springbok Club will be organising a function to commemorate the Day of the Vow, and in January the organisation will be holding its 2013 AGM. Further details will be given in next month’s SCN.



The Swinton Circle joined forces with New Britain last month in order to take part in a weekend’s special Trafalgar Festival. Full details are included in the New Britain News section.

On Tuesday 20th November the Swinton Circle will be addressed by a famous former Conservative MP and MEP in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. Full details about this event will be posted to all members of the Swinton Circle, as well as a special e-mail notification being circulated.

In December it is anticipated that the Swinton Circle will be addressed by a sitting DUP MP, and in early 2013 by a leading peer of the realm

Membership fees and donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at:  [Simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = The safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the site's Home Page. If the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" then appears simply 'click' on the line "Open this content in a new window".]



New Britain’s special Trafalgar Festival last month turned out to be a good success. Although the planned initial trip to Chatham Dockyard had to be postponed because of the inclement weather (this trip is now being re-arranged for the Spring of 2013), the subsequent reception at Blackburn in Lancashire, which was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn, proved to be a well-attended and enjoyable occasion. On the following day the wreath-laying service conducted at the grave of Admiral Viscount Nelson in St.Paul’s Cathedral was a truly memorable and inspiring event. After the actual wreath-laying ceremony itself a small party of New Britain and Swinton Circle members journeyed on to pay a visit to the near-by Hall of the Stationery and Newspaper Makers’ Livery Company, where a fascinating conducted tour of the Hall was given by Mr. Giles Fagan of the Stationers and Newspaper Maker’s Company, and the day was rounded off by a convivial get-together and meal at a adjacent hostelry.

New Britain will be attending a ceremony to commemorate Falkland Islands Battle Day at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Saturday 8th December at 10.30 hrs, and on Saturday 26th January 2013 will be staging an event to celebrate Australia at the statue of Admiral Arthur Philip (founder and first governor of New South Wales) behind St.Paul’s Cathedral, commencing at 14.00 hrs. The Swinton Circle, along with a number of other patriotic organizations, has been invited to participate in both these events, and will be giving them its full support.



We have recently received the following most encouraging news release from the Australian Monarchist League, which, although now rather dated, tells of their successful campaign to persuade the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to cover this summer’s Queen’s Jubilee Barge Procession along the Thames :-

”In a turn-a-round reminiscent of the BBC initially refusing to televise the funeral of The Queen Mother, the ABC will now be airing the Jubilee Barge procession from 10.30 pm on Sunday 3 June 2012 EST.

”Those who supported the various campaigns are to commended.

”However, the ABC should never have decided not to air the programme in the first instance.

”We are delighted to advise that Australian Monarchist League member. Owen Palmer, will be on board his former boat, the Havengore, as it takes it place in the Barge Procession carrying several members of the Royal Family.  Accordingly to  ‘The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice,
Princess Eugenie, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will board the ship, the Havengore, at Imperial Pier.’

”We will be sending information to members and media as Owen transmits them to us.

”Let us therefore all sit back and enjoy a most spectacular event.

”With regards

”Philip Benwell, National Chair, Australian Monarchist League”

We congratulate both Mr. Benwell and Mr. Palmer on their excellent efforts in helping to maintain and strengthen fraternal links between Australia and the UK.



We have recently received the following somewhat disturbing report from Louise Joubert of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary :-

“Our financial situation regarding the feeding, care and upkeep of the SanWild lion prides has reached critical proportions once again, and we are in serious financial trouble.

“Our previous mailing in which we appealed for funding to feed and care for the SanWild lion prides resulted in almost no response whatsoever. To add insult to injury the promised ‘adoptees’ for the two new lion cubs Jessie and Sassy, which were purchased by a well meaning volunteer from a breeding project in South Africa’s infamous captive lion breeding and hunting industry, never materialised, and we are now faced with the additional costs of caring for yet another two innocent lions that were in desperate need of help.

“Providing a safe sanctuary to large predators remains a daunting task simply as a result of the massive financial implications. The SanWild lions cost our small charity almost R600,000 per annum and we receive no government support. The safety of the lions depends completely on the goodwill of kind-hearted animal lovers who have helped us support the animals since their confiscation from intended illegal hunts or illegal captive breeding projects. 

”We urgently call on you to help us to continue to provide a safe sanctuary for this group of very special lions by making a donation a.s.a.p., or by booking your next holiday at one of our Bush Camps. If our appeals should fail and the sanctuary be forced to close as a result of us not being able to care for the lions, the chances are pretty good that all the animals will be sold off to professional hunting outfitters or lion breeding projects that supply lions to the trophy hunting industry or for the Chinese market that use lion bones to manufacture “lion wine”. It will be a tragedy and some animals that have become dear to us all will suffer and possibly die a horrible death!


”We are currently running a Mid Year Accommodation Special at both our Bush Camps and all proceeds raised on this special will be allocated towards our urgent Lion Feeding Appeal. For those of you interested and did not receive our mailings regarding this accommodation special, please email us at

For more information regarding the work of the SandWild Wildlife Sanctuary, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at :



A supporter has recently sent us extracts from a most interesting speech made by Sir Winston Churchill in 1899. It reads as follows :-

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

”A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

”Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

”No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout
Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."



We have recently been alerted to the fact that a strange problem occurred in the report about the Patriotic Forum’s Enoch Powell Centenary Conference/Dinner which appeared in several copies of the June 2012 edition of the SCN, when a certain section was mysteriously repeated. This problem has now been rectified on the SCN blogspot, so this report can therefore be read in its correct original form by accessing the June 2012 edition at:



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We are happy to be able to announce that the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, is now well on the way to publication. We will still be requiring further funds in order to cover the printing costs and to distribute it effectively of course, and donations to assist in this task can be made via PayPal at the Springbok Club web-site ( or by cheque made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K.

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.).



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"REDNECK P.I." a romantic suspense novel by Trish Jackson.

"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

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"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the B.S.A. Police in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.



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.

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"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

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No.168:  TREVOR DUFFY and .ANN-MARIA FORBES of Lancashire

We have recently had two mailings sent to supporters who were based in Lancashire returned to us, as evidently the people involved have moved locations. The two supporters concerned are Mr. Trevor Duffy from Prescot and Ms Ann-Maria Forbes from Manchester. Although these two people are not connected in any way, if anyone can help us trace their current addresses then we would be most grateful.



The Christian Voice movement does an excellent job alerting Britain to the threats posed to the nation by both expansionist Islam and the acceptance of sexual perversions from the Christian perspective. Their valuable web-site can be accessed at :-





Was good to see you carried my message last month in which I gave you more info’ about that nutty Marcovich character who had been causing you some trouble.

I believe in the past you’ve mentioned that you’ve also had trouble from that Lauder-Frost character. I happened to hit upon a web-site which exposed him and another extremist associate a few months back. Thought you might be interested. It can be found at :-

Yours etc.,

“Cromwell”, Devon, U.K..




The following excellent and challenging letter appeared in the Cape Times of June 28th :-


I note that you have once again launched an attack on White males, on the basis that the economy is still in their hands. This, you say, represents a continuation of the apartheid era, and must be changed.

I have some bad news for you. The economy isn’t in the hands of the Whites. It’s in YOUR hands. What you meant to say, of course, is that the Whites own the businesses, which is another matter entirely.

However, dispossessing the Whites of their businesses is not a solution. It can be done, but, as in the case of farms, the businesses will simply collapse if their owners do not have the qualifications and work ethic to keep them running. And then you won’t have an economy. Think about that carefully, Mr President.

You claim that the ANC has built nearly 3 million houses, but you delude yourself. You didn’t build them. WE did.

You claim to be providing grants to 15 million people, but you’re not. WE are. You are not supporting your wives and children. WE are.

You are on a hiding to nothing, Mr President. You can “redistribute” as much as you like, with or without compensation, but the smartest burglar in the land cannot get into the head of a competent person and steal his ability.

So those who you dispossess will simply start again, either here or elsewhere. And if it’s elsewhere, you won’t be able to get your hands on their money next time round.

What will you do then, Mr President, when there’s no one left to take from? Start taxing your own people? I’d love to see you try.

There is only one solution. We must educate our people – by which I mean the poor, who you say you care so much about. We must train them so that they too can succeed in the world of business.

We must address the work ethic, and get away from the absurd belief that “There shall be” something, just because the Freedom Charter and the ANC say so.

We must make it possible for people to have faith in themselves, and learn that they can create prosperity for themselves instead of forever seeking it in the form of compensation for past injustices.

I fear that, with the attitudes of you and your party, this simply isn’t going to happen. The only Black people who are going to be truly successful will be those who can free themselves from the notion that salvation lies in what you can take from somebody else.

And, of course, they will need a decent education, and they’re certainly not getting that from you.

Ron McGregor, Mowbray.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal.



Long-standing readers will probably remember the name of “Snowy” Smith, a Durban-based Internet activist who seemed to be doing an excellent job alerting everyone to the chaos and disasters of ANC rule, and in particular to the ecological nightmare engulfing the “new” South Africa due to untreated pollution. Indeed we ourselves organized a viewing of an excellent CD entitled “Photos of Durban” illustrating the collapse of that once great city produced by Mr Smith.

Alas, however, about a year or so ago all that changed, and Mr Smith stopped blaming the ANC regime, the real culprits, for the destruction of civilized South Africa, but instead started blaming an entity which he simply referred to as “the Jews”. Furthermore, he started blaming “the Jews” for seemingly all and every disaster occurring anywhere in the world in a most deranged and paranoid manner. Even Islamic terrorist atrocities such as the 9/11 outrage and natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy were blamed on “the Jews” by Mr Smith, with no form of evidence whatsoever offered for these most lunatic claims. By so doing Mr Smith has of course been insulting the memories of all the innocent victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy etc in the most vile and disgusting manner imaginable.

It is uncertain therefore whether Mr Smith has experienced a complete brainstorm because of his total devastation with the ANC destruction of his country and is therefore now certifiable insane – or whether he is a conscious agent of the ANC regime whose task is to discredit authentic opposition to their misrule by floating the most ridiculous anti-Semitic allegations (and we of course remember the manner in which the sellout NP government used the pantomime AWB outfit to divide and discredit genuine resistance to their surrender plans during the 1980s). Even more concerning is the fact that in spite of repeated requests to Mr Smith to stop sending us all his offensive poison he continually refuses to do so – and even his ISPs, and, have refused to act to prevent his unsolicited outpourings. If anyone knows how we can stop all his evil nonsense fouling our in-boxes then we would be very grateful to learn.

One thing is for certain however, and that is that Mr “Snowy” Smith should now be avoided like the plague – and if the reason for his current deranged lunacy is because of a genuine mental breakdown then to hope and pray that he somehow receives the psychiatric help which he so obviously desperately needs.


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