Tuesday, 15 October 2013

October 2013 Edition.


October 2013 edition

As all who have lived for any length of time in southern Africa – or anywhere else in non-Western lands for that matter – will know, non-Whites always tend to admire strength and to have contempt for weakness.

With this knowledge in mind the recent decision by the British House of Commons, something subsequently seized upon by Obama’s US administration in order to justify similar weakness, not to authorize military action against the Assad dictatorship in Syria must be condemned with great concern.

It has been argued that Assad’s regime is the lesser of two evils in the current Syrian civil war, and there is undoubtedly much truth in this observation. But this is not the point. Assad’s regime may be less evil than the more extreme Islamic forces in the Syrian opposition, but it is still Islamic by nature even so – and therefore a potential threat to all of us in the West. By showing weakness towards Assad’s oppressive forces the British House of Commons and the current US administration have not only emboldened Assad’s regime to make further use of WMD poison gas (undoubtedly transferred over the border by Saddam Hussein whilst Hans Blix and Co. were pathetically failing to find what was under their noses!), but will also send all the wrong signals to the rest of the fundamentalist Islamic world.

Already since the cowardly vote in the House of Commons and Obama’s eager seizure upon this to justify his own appeasement towards Assad we have witnessed massacres of Christians in both Pakistan and Egypt, the shopping mall atrocity in Nairobi, and the foiling (thanks to the efficiency of MI5 and the Metropolitan Police) of a Bombay-style shooting massacre in the streets of London. Although it would be a mistake to claim that none of these acts of terrorism would have occurred if the Commons vote had gone differently, the fact remains that Islamic violence and infiltration into Europe has directly increased with the more weakness displayed by the West.

Although Britain and the US must therefore be severely criticized for their appeasement towards Assad’s Syria, one Western nation seems to stand out alone for possessing a backbone – namely France. We never thought that we would ever praise a Socialist government in Europe, but President Hollande has displayed a degree of leadership which has been sorely lacking in most of the rest of the West. Syria of course historically falls under the French sphere of influence, and the sooner the French writ is re-established there the better it will be for all of us.

The fact that Miliband’s Labour Party and a considerable number of yellow-livered Liberal Democrat MPs voted against military action in Syria is not surprising. What is surprising – and contemptible – is that they were joined by a small group of Conservative MPs. These weaklings are of course the heirs of Baldwin and of Chamberlain. Today’s Conservative Party needs more heirs of Churchill and of Thatcher!



On Saturday 5th October Springbok Club members made a trip to Oxford in order to attend a spectacular musical event involving some of the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the highlight of which was the world premier of the work “O Calpe” (in praise of Gibraltar), which was begun by Mozart but only completed in recent years by Springbok Club member Robin Willow. The day in Oxford proved awe-inspiring and highly enjoyable, but the concert itself in the evening proved an event which will live in our minds for ever. Robin Willow himself, who with a group of close and energetic musical colleagues organized the entire event, sung his work “O Calpe” in person – backed by the world famous Amadeus Orchestra and the acclaimed Berkshire Youth Choir. Dressed in appropriate 18th century garb for this rendition Robin Willow gave a masterful performance, which was hailed as a magnificent triumph by all in the massive audience.

A report about this concert appeared in The Times of 5th October, and was also carried on the GBC News web-site, which can be accessed at :-



In November the Springbok Club will be staging its annual UDI Day Dinner/Buffet at which it is hoped that a prominent ex-Rhodesian will be guest of honour, and in December the Springbok Club will hold its annual Day of the Vow commemoration which will be addressed by a leading campaigner for Afrikaner rights in Europe. Full details about both these events will be given in future editions of the SCN



The 2013 AGM of the Swinton Circle will take place in central London on Thursday 17th October, and all current and valid members of the organization should have been informed of the precise details by now. Only current and valid members will be allowed to vote and participate in the business side of proceedings, although membership fees may be paid on the day.

Following the business side of affairs, at approximately 20.00 hrs., Mr. Roger Alsop will give a short talk about the growing threat to the West posed by expansionist Islam. Roger Alsop was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but educated and brought up in the Cambridgeshire Fens. He attended Cambridge School of Art for five years and is now an acclaimed water-colour artist who specialises in painting scenes featuring old lorries, old cars and small seaports. Although now retired, for the previous 12 years he worked for the Criminal Justice System in North London, from which vantage point he was able to observe the different (and sometimes surprising) points of view expressed by various Muslim individuals. All supporters, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this latter part of the evening’s activities.

[ For more precise details about this meeting please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk ]


In November the Swinton Circle hopes to be able to welcome a sitting MEP as guest speaker, and in December will be addressed by a leading member of a traditional British institution. More details about both these events will appear in next month’s SCN.


Membership fees and donations to the Swinton Circle can be paid via PayPal on the organisation’s web-site home page at:-




New Britain will be organising the following events during the next few months :-

Monday 21st October : Trafalgar Day commemorations at Nelson’s tomb in the crypt of St.Paul’s Cathedral. Alas the precise time of this event has still to be finalised.
Saturday 2nd November : Keep the United Kingdom United Rally. Central London.
Saturday 30th November : St.Andrew’s Day celebrations. Edinburgh.
Saturday 7th December : Falkland Islands Battle Day ceremony. The Cenotaph.

More precise details about all these events please ‘phone New Britain on: 020-72472524.



Please help raise funds to locate, rescue and relocate rhinos in trouble
Investing in the conservation of our natural heritage remains a daunting and challenging task, but presented with the numerous challenges facing our natural world and the creatures that live in it; our generation simply has no choice anymore. Those of us who truly do understand the imminent danger of the continued loss of another and yet another plant or animal species realize that we have reached the eleventh hour and that there is simply no more time to waste.
It is one species in particular that needs our urgent support to ensure that future generations too will be able to see these majestic beasts in the wild. They were brought back from the brink of extinction once before, but today we are losing almost three of them each and every day.
They die a brutal and in many instances an agonizing death; some survive the attempts on their lives with their horns hacked from their faces while they are still alive. In such instances the animals are not just left with gaping wounds in their faces; their cornea's are fried by the sun while they are lying down unable to blink or move once an immobilizing drug has been administered. This ordeal leaves them blinded while other rhinos suffer severe tissue damage and internal organ failure. Such animals will not survive even though they are left behind alive.

Something needs to be done to save at least some of these beautiful creatures; the ones wounded, the ones no longer wanted by their owners and the ones who survived while other of their family units were slaughtered. You may not be aware that already there are certain individuals and a small organization working very hard to accomplish exactly this! A rescue service and safe haven for some very lucky rhinos that did survive and that can find safety in an undisclosed location they can call "home".
However for this place of safety to prosper and protect rhinos we need your financial help. We need donations to help us locate, rescue and relocate rhinos in trouble and time is truly of the essence. We will appreciate all donations no matter how large or small; every single cent counts and for every donation we are most appreciative.

Donations can be made via PayPal or Payfast on our website under “HOW YOU CAN HELP” on our web-site at : www.sanwild.org, or a direct transfer into our bank account, the details of which are as follows :-

SanWild Trust Account
ABSA Bank, Account No.: 9111221180, Branch Code: 334349
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ, IBAN Code: ZA632005

There is another way to help SanWild as well! Should you choose not to donate but rather to book a welcome break-away in their luxury Savannah Private Bush Camp they will ensure you get a great deal filled by excellent game viewing opportunities and catering to die for in a splendid Bushveldt setting. Bring not just yourself, but a group of friends to ensure the best stay ever! Do have a look on the SanWild web-site at www.sanwild.org for their accommodation offers at the Savannah Camp for group bookings. The proceeds of your stay in the camp will be allocated to the amazing work done by the SRS. Let your money work for nature in a truly unique way. Please note that all donations are fully tax deductible to all South Africans.

To book your stay or if you need any additional information please contact SanWild at reservations@sanwild.org



The appointment of Mike Gatting as President of the MCC for 2013/14 is to be applauded. Mike Gatting was not only a most gifted batsman for Middlesex and England, but he also brought great credit to the game of Cricket. Two particular events confirm that Mike Gatting was never prepared to kow-tow to the “politically correct” brigade. In 1987 he was prepared to stand up to the controversial Pakistani umpire Shakoor Rana, when lesser men would probably have meekly accepted his clearly biased decisions. Even more praiseworthy was his decision to lead a “rebel” tour of English players to South Africa in 1990 at a time when the country still enjoyed civilized rule, and furthermore was not afraid to state that he was not totally opposed to the system which was then in place in South Africa, an act which inevitably made him the bĂȘte noire of the liberal chattering classes! Mike Gatting is therefore precisely the type of person who we need in leading positions in world sport today, who are prepared to stand up against the often corrupt and bribable “third world” officials. We congratulate him and wish him well in his term of office therefore, and also congratulate those who appointed him!



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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!"

Available at www.uncialpress.com in electronic format, and from Amazon.com in print and electronic format.


"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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: www.30degreessouth.co.za


"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: www.diadembooks.com


"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 www.crestpublishing.co.za - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at rupedf72@comcast.net. It's also available on www.Amazon.com

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: crestbooks@mweb.co.za, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za


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

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: msasasa@iafrica.com or UK tel.: 07732 685400.



No.179: Mr. Theo Scheepers of Welwyn Garden City

Theo Scheepers, a South African expatriate who was then living in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, made contact with us a couple of years ago and expressed great interest in the work of the Springbok Club. Unfortunately the latest few circulars sent to his last known e-mail address of tradesman2005@hotmail.co.uk have all been returned to us as it is evidently no longer operative. If anyone could therefore let us know how we can re-make contact with Mr. Scheepers then we would be most grateful.



Several supporters have recently contacted us to ask for more information proving the terrorist background of the former ANC leader “Nelson” Mandela. As well as our own “Terrorist Watch” web-page which can be accessed at :-


we would also like to recommend a FaceBook group entitled “The Truth about the ANC’s Mandela”, which can be accessed at :-


This FaceBook group will of course not only provide details about Mandela’s terrorist nature, but will also provide a forum for supporters to provide even more documented information.





I would advise Ronnie Kasrils to have a good look north at the results of radical policies in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Indeed, Samora Machel of the latter learned from his mistakes and advised Mugabe not to drive out the Whites. I would also advise Mr.Kasrils to read R.W.Johnson, former ANC supporter, on the fate of post-apartheid South Africa. To put it bluntly, racial reconciler Mandela did a better job than President Mandela.

I know that Julius Malema, late of the ANC, is launching a new political party in South Africa and suspect that Mr.Kasrils might be worried about its taking ANC votes. I have had letters in print defending Mr. Malema's right to free speech but still believe that his anti-White, anti-capitalist policies would be an unmitigated disaster.

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K..




We in New Zealand never sing "God Save the Queen", only our own national anthem now.......but when the Lions come we sing it then - and at orchestral concerts like the Royal Albert, and with gusto!

The southern Irish do not sing “God Save the Queen”, but the Northern Irish do! The Irish are not united - one being for GOD [the Almighty] and the other for ROME [a man]!

There could be another reason why “God Save the Queen” was not played at Lions matches in Australia too - both Rudd and Gillard did NOT take the oath to the Queen at their inauguration as Prime Minister! They are not of that persuasion, desiring a republic now, if not sooner! Their visits to the Palace are a farce and are only done to placate the greater people.

Now you have the winning of Wimbledon with Andy Murray! The Nation must be buzzing! What a wonderful win!

Yours etc.,

“Bara”, New Zealand




The death of Nelson Mandela is expected daily. There will then be a deluge of pro-Mandela reminiscences. Does anyone know of a trustworthy account of his part in the offences for which he was imprisoned on Robben Island? I know only a small part of the story, as follows :-

In his statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial (Pretoria Supreme Court, 20 April 1964) Mandela said :-
“In my youth in the Transkei I listened to the elders of my tribe telling stories of the old days. Amongst the tales they related to me were those of wars fought by our ancestors in defence of the fatherland. The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation . . . I do not, however, deny that I planned sabotage . . . I admit immediately that I was one of the persons who helped to form Umkhonto we Sizwe, and that I played a prominent role in its affairs until I was arrested in August 1962 . . . Firstly, we believed that as a result of Government policy, violence by the African people had become inevitable . . . Secondly, we felt that without violence there would be no way open to the African people to succeed in their struggle against the principle of white supremacy. All lawful modes of expressing opposition to this principle had been closed by legislation, and we were placed in a position in which we had either to accept a permanent state of inferiority, or to defy the Government. We chose to defy the law . . . At the beginning of June 1961, after a long and anxious assessment of the South African situation, I, and some colleagues, came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic and wrong for African leaders to continue preaching peace and non-violence.”
The Springbok Cyber-Newsletter - September 2003 – reported :-
The crimes of Mandela which led to his sentence of life imprisonment in 1963 are well documented - his direct involvement in the Johannesburg Railway Station bombing which resulted in the killing and maiming of dozens of innocent people, and being caught red-handed at Rivonia with (to use his own words) “enough explosives to blow up half of Johannesburg”.
One who suffered from the Johannesburg Railway Station bombing was a little girl named Josephone Burley. In an email to me Josephine described what happened when the bomb went off.
‘It was the busiest time of the day, and commuters were all rushing to catch trains home for the week end . . . I leapt up at the loudest noise one could imagine, along with a massive flash and then fire - fire everywhere. I saw window panes flying and falling. My first thought was “electric” what else could it be? The flames were suddenly everywhere - beneath me, above me, and all around me. I thought with a sadness, that all the loonies were right “the world will end in fire”. I screamed for my mother as any child does, then, convinced that this was a general state of affairs, I yelled for God to save me. I felt myself sinking, almost disappearing . . . spiralling down, my body and my clothes aflame.’

Yours etc.,

Francis Bennion MA (Hons, Oxon), Barrister of the Middle Temple



Long-standing readers will undoubtedly recall all the problems which we have encountered from a certain Mr. Arthur Kemp over the years, and how it had been revealed that in spite of his apparent Right-wing persona Mr. Kemp was actually an asset of the ANC regime. We know that there have been some who have been somewhat doubtful about this exposĂ© in spite of the fact that speculation that he was working for the SAP Special Branch charged with spying on the White opposition goes all the way back to the 1980s, and the fact that even his own first wife has confirmed details about his involvement. Now however a supporter has informed us about a piece of evidence written by Kemp’s own hand which clearly shows where his true loyalties lie.

On the Arthur Kemp blog there appears an entry dated Sunday 30th June 2013 entitled “Nelson Mandela: A Nationalist Reappraisal, or, Where Would You Have Stood as a Black Person in Pre-1994 South Africa?”. Far from being a condemnation of Mandela’s terrorist activities and his anti-White fanaticism as would have been expected from any authentic Right-winger (or “Nationalist” as Kemp’s other persona would undoubtedly call it), Kemp actually acts as an apologist for the unreconstructed terrorist Mandela in this article, and seeks to whitewash (if that is the right word!) his evil nature. In this article appear such gems as “Mandela personally did not kill anyone”, “it was just another lie of apartheid”, “From Mandela’s perspective therefore, it can be argued that the resort to ‘armed struggle’ was a reaction to the state’s violence”, “if I had been a Black in the pre-1994 era, I would have supported the ANC and the armed struggle as well”, “The truth is that any objective observer cannot ‘blame’ Africans for wanting to rule themselves, not be ruled by Whites and for eventually taking up arms to achieve this goal”, “the true meaning of Mandela is that here was a man, fully committed to the liberation of his people”, “pro-European activists should accept that it was wrong for Europeans to colonize the Third World” and “’Right-wingers should give up the old, tired and failed rhetoric, and instead be looking for a ‘European Nelson Mandela’”! Surely after reading all these sick and twisted quotations from Kemp there cannot be anyone who still believes that his Right-wing persona is anything other than as phony as a Nine Rand note!

There has however been another even more disturbing recent development. Shortly before Robin Willow’s magnificent concert in Oxford all the other parties involved in this event were sent a despicable smear e-mail trying to persuade them to pull out (happily nobody took any notice of this pathetic attempted act of sabotage). Although this e-mail bore the name of the mysterious Tony Malski (the name used when somebody contacted a member of the Swinton Circle Committee a couple of months ago offering to speak for the organization out of the blue – see SCN September 2013) the style of writing and the accurate grammar and spelling certainly didn’t match that which would be expected from an eastern European neo-Nazi extremist which this Malski character was subsequently discovered to be. The writing style and excellent grammar however bore all the hallmarks of the style of Arthur Kemp. This evil attempted sabotage campaign whose only intention was to spoil the enjoyment of hundreds of others can only be compared to the anti-Springbok sporting kill-joy campaigns carried out by Mandela-supporters during the 1970s. Whoever sent these vindictive smear e-mails – be it Kemp or whoever – must therefore be considered as vermin on a par with the wretched Peter Hain.


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