Sunday, 23 March 2014

March 2014 Edition.


March 2014 edition

A supporter has recently sent us a highly revealing report from the Irish Political Review of January 2014. In this report, written by Manus O’Riordan, he states inter alia:-

“Kader Asmal was South Africa’s Minister of Education on the occasion of our last meeting in May 2006, when he and Louise hot-footed it from Dublin Airport to spend the afternoon with the O’Riordan family on the day of my father’s funeral. There was, however, one Asmal-O’Riordan secret that my father had taken to the grave with him, and Kader certainly did not divulge it to any of us on that day. Indeed, it was only after Kader’s own funeral – five years later – that their secret was first published in his memoirs, in Chapter 3 on Ireland:

“’The 1980s opened with a spectacular coup de main against one of South Africa’s most strategic installations (which) did involve an Irish connection, a fact that till now has not been public knowledge. In the late 1970s I was asked if it was possible to arrange military training for some MK {ANC terrorists] combatants. I wanted very much to undertake this task, but it was a delicate one because it would of necessity involve the IRA. I went to see the general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland, Michael O’Riordan, who was a man of great integrity [sic] and whom I trusted to keep secret the information at his disposal. He in turn contacted Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin, and it was arranged that two military experts would come to Dublin to meet two MK personnel and take them to a safe place for two weeks of intensive training. Later we did arrange a successful meeting, the training was conducted, and I believe the expertise the MK cadres obtained was duly imparted to others in the ANC camps in Angola. Then on 1 June 1980 South Africa was shocked by one of the most daring [sic] and audacious acts of military [sic] insurgency in the struggle against apartheid. On that day the country’s major oil refinery plant in the town of Sasolburg was bombed by explosives. Black smoke billowed over the Highveld. Every newspaper and television station carried pictures, footage and stories of the attack. The propaganda value and its effect on the morale of the liberation movement [sic] were inestimable. I had again been approached by the MK High Command who wanted us to find two people to conduct a reconnaissance operation and report back on the feasibility of attacking Sasol, South Africa’s major oil refinery, vital to the maintenance of the apartheid state [sic]. Once again I arranged the task with Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin through the intermediation of Michael O’Riordan. They laid the ground for one of the most dramatic operations carried out by MK personnel. Some months after we’d set arrangements in place Louise rang me at work to say that I must come home immediately. I excused myself from an important academic meeting at Trinity College and drove as fast as I could in the Dublin traffic. There on the television was the extraordinary spectacle of Sasol in flames, lighting up the sky for miles around. We cheered and felt we had made a major contribution to the struggle. It was a huge morale booster, and must have been the same in South Africa. It was evident that the regime [sic] had suffered a demonstrable loss and embarrassment. Yet only Louise and I knew (plus, of course, O’Riordan and Adams – MO’R) that the attack on Sasolburg was the result of reconnaissance carried out by members of the IRA.’

“Mandela fully approved of Asmal’s revelations in Politics in My Blood, and penned an appreciation of Kader as a forward to that book. His debt to Adams was, in turn, repaid by his inclusion in the Mandela guard of honour this December 14th.”

So there we have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. It has been known for some time, of course, that the Ellis Park car bombing in 1988 was a direct operation carried out by IRA operatives, but never before has the full extent of IRA involvement in ANC terrorism in South Africa been revealed. Not only this, but the fact that the SF/IRA terrorist leader Gerry Adams was given the “honour” of being in the guard of honour at Mandela’s funeral (something sinisterly ignored by most of the international media at the time) shows just how close ANC/IRA links have been.

There are two important factors which must be emphasized as a result of these revelations. 1) That international terrorist organizations co-operated closely throughout the era of the Cold War, and that liaison between them seems to have been coordinated by the international Communist movement (witness the fact that Michael O’Riordan was general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland), and 2) that the ANC themselves were probably the most ineffective international terrorist organization, and relied upon assistance from elsewhere in order to carry out their “spectaculars”.

Given these factors, the fact that the NP government decided to surrender to ineffective ANC terrorism at the very time when the entire evil empire of Soviet Communism was collapsing is even more inexplicable and reprehensible. Had a counter-coordinated Western War Against Terror, similar to that initiated during the 2000s, been conducted during the 1980s then in all probability South Africa would not have been allowed to fall to the ANC terrorists. All that of course is history now, but what we should be looking towards today is a re-vigourated Western War Against Terror, and this will mean the Western powers taking steps to remove that ANC terrorists now ensconced in power, who undoubtedly are not only re-paying favours to the IRA, but are also harbouring and bankrolling many of the Islamic/Palestinian terrorist movements causing havoc around the globe..



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club organized a most enjoyable trip to Rochester earlier this month. The highlight of this event was a visit to the historic Rochester Guildhall Museum, whereat Springbok Club member Gary Vincent, who is an expert on Royal Navy history, gave a fascinating illustrated talk about the lives and careers of Admirals Sir Cloudesley Shovell and Sir John Leake, both of whom served as MPs for Rochester at various times, and whose portraits and other artifacts are housed in the Guildhall Museum.


On Saturday 26th April the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to a top Rugby match with special significance in south-west London. Full details will be given in next month’s SCN.


Later during the year the Springbok Club plans to welcome two guest speakers who have recently visited the “new” South Africa and Zimbabwe, who will be able to give firsthand reports about the true state of affairs in these beleaguered lands.


The London Branch of the Springbok Club is planning trips to a special exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and to a London brewery during the next few months, as well as organizing a conducted tour of sites associated with Clive of India,.



Details of March’s Swinton Circle meeting are as follows :-

Date : Monday 31st March 2014

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

Venue : The GOLDEN FLEECE (the downstairs Cellar Bar), 8/9 Queen Street, City of London, EC4N 1SP. (nearest tube stations: Bank, St.Paul’s and Mansion House)

Guest Speaker : Mr. EDWARD SPALTON (Honorary Secretary of the Campaign for an Independent Britain)

Edward Spalton was a corn merchant and animal feed miller, supplying the livestock industry. In 1981 he started his own company making appetite stimulants and feed flavours for farm animals and domestic pets. He has now retired from business. Initially favourable to the idea of European togetherness, his experience of the Common Agricultural Policy led him to question the bona fides of the whole EU project. Digging deeper into legal, foreign policy and defence integration convinced him of the fundamentally anti-democratic, authoritarian nature of the EU. He became a member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in 1994 and stood as a candidate for the East Midlands to the European Parliament in 1999. He also stood in the 2005 General Election in South Derbyshire as a candidate for Veritas “because I have always voted at elections and there is nobody else standing whom I can support”. He is not now a member of any political party and campaigns for British independence on a cross-party basis. He is particularly interested in Eastern European and Balkan affairs and is a member of the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, and is Honorary Secretary of the cross-party Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB).

The CIB is a long established cross-party group which has existed since the late Sixties. The affiliate organisations are Labour Euro Safeguards Campaign, Conservatives Against a Federal Europe, Get Britain Out (originally the Anti-Common Market League) and the Freedom Association. Members of UKIP serve on its national committee. It exists by members' subscriptions and public donations, with the support of patrons from both Houses of Parliament, as well as eminent economists and business people. It is an umbrella organisation, in competition with nobody but the EU. It aims to become a catalyst and force multiplier for the independence movement, bringing activists and organisations together for the long haul.


As unfortunately New Britain has had to cancel its planned St.George’s Day celebration on St.George’s Day itself, the Swinton Circle has stepped into the breach, and will be holding a special meeting on that day (Wednesday 23rd April) in central London, at which there will be special musical entertainment as well as a speech on the threats to England today being posed by expansionist Islam. Full details will of course be given 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:-



Unfortunately New Britain’s planned events to celebrate St.David’s Day, Commonwealth Day and St.Patrick’s Day all had to be cancelled for reasons beyond the organisation’s control, and the planned Keep the United Kingdom United Rally has now been postponed until September. It is however hoped that New Britain will be celebrating St.George’s Day with a special event featuring a 15-member professional choir and a children’s fancy dress competition on Saturday 26th April in the City of London. Further details will hopefully be given in next month’s SCN.



We have recently received the following appeal from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“Please do spare a thought for the SanWild lions today, rescued many years ago in 2003/2004 from South Africa's sordid canned lion hunting industry. Although we unfortunately do not have enough land to set them all free, they have lived in their respective prides in large natural habitat enclosures. Those lionesses that arrived pregnant gave birth and raised their own cubs. Since then all the male lions have had vasectomies and no breeding is allowed.

”Feeding and caring for these lions remain one of our small charity's most costly overheads; however with the support of a handful of fantastic donors we have always managed to give our lions the care and love they deserve. This morning I would like to once again appeal for your generosity and help to raise the necessary funds to ensure we can continue to provide food and quality veterinary care if and when needed. We will be most appreciative of your support and kind donations.”

The SanWild Wildlife Trust can be contacted in this regard by visiting their web-site at :-



We have recently learnt the splendid news that the famed Rhodesian singer David Scobie and his fiancée and singing partner Brigitte Rodrigues are expecting their first child in July. Our hearty congratulations and very best wishes are of course extended to both of them!



We have recently received the following press release from Rodney Atkinson concerning the most dramatic book which he has recently published. It reads as follows :-


By Rodney Atkinson

Published as an e-book by GMBooks (except in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where the book cover’s reminder of the Third Reich makes it illegal to distribute!)

Rodney Atkinson describes the escape of Europe from the frying pan of fascism and German imperialism in 1945 only to land in the fire of the German dominated European Union founded and initially run by Nazis and Fascists which today is devastated by economic collapse, mass unemployment, welfare collapse, child malnutrition and depopulation.






In his new book published by GMBooks the author, British political economist and former occasional adviser to Ministers Rodney Atkinson, ( details the ominous parallels between the Europe of German Nazism and European Fascism (which the Anglo Saxon world believed they had vanquished in 1945) and the design, foundation personnel and structures of the European Union today. He describes the covert and anti democratic methods chosen to destroy the constitutions of democratic nation states and the (entirely predicted) catastrophe of the Euro which daily brings social and economic destruction and economic refugees on a par with wartime.

Atkinson lists the many individuals and institutions with fascist backgrounds and histories of appeasement of European Fascism prominent in the establishment of the European Union on the ashes of democratic nation states inter alia:

- The German magazine Der Spiegel a supporter of the European Union had for many years Nazis in prominent managerial and journalistic roles.
- The BBC, financed by and promoting the EU today, pursued a policy of appeasement of Fascism in the 1930s, keeping Churchill off the air while the BBC’s Head in the 1930s and 1940s was an admirer of Hitler.
- The first president of the European Commission Walter Hallstein was a leading Nazi academic and had been trained as a “Nazi Leadership Officer”.
- Adenauer’s Chief of Staff in the 1950s, Hans Josef Globke, who made his senior appointments, had drafted the Nuremberg Race laws and the emergency legislation which gave Hitler absolute power in the 1930s.
- The Hitler appointed Secretary of his "Europe Committee", was chosen by Adenauer in 1949 for a similar job as Director of the "European Division" of the West German Foreign Office leading the negotiations for founding the European Economic Community in 1958.
- Several Nazi institutions like the Toepfer Foundation, the Federation of European Ethnic Groups and the Charlemagne Prize carry on even today.

Atkinson quotes many late 20th century founders and promoters of the European Union to prove that their words would have equally reflected the ideology of the Fascist Europe of the 1940s :-

“Might is right in politics and war”, "Those who take a position against Maastricht will no longer have the right to engage in politics" “The Jews should consider whether they would have behaved heroically if they had not been victims of the persecution”. “Germans are tired of philosemitic over-compensation in the media”. "Genocide is a natural phenomenon, even commanded by the Almighty".

He describes how the rise of State and corporatist power over enterprise capitalism and democracy and the appeasement of multinational companies and political institutions by national Governments removed democratic power from the people and prepared the way for a new corporatist fascist European Union.

The Euro was a political idea forged by many who expected economic collapse as a direct route to more power for the European Union over nation states – a surrender which voters would never have contemplated without such a collapse.

Throughout the creation of the corporatist fascist European Union, says Atkinson, the voters were ignored, manipulated or deceived into the surrender of their precious democratic rights and their countries were bled of their sovereignty and - through the Euro – their economic existence. The European Union’s share of world trade has fallen dramatically, welfare systems have collapsed, suicides have risen and a whole generation of young people (unemployment rates of between 30% and 55%) has been betrayed by an unaccountable European elite.

No area of Europe better proves the return to the violence and fascism of the past than what the new Europe has done in Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia and Atkinson devotes several chapters to proving the resurgence of Nazi and Fascist ideas and institutions in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.

The vast majority of the EU’s population, says Atkinson, entirely reject the “European project” but, because it was established on anti-democratic principles it is almost impossible to overturn by normal democratic means. The Euro-elite are able to continue their destruction of parliaments, constitutions, economies, welfare, education, health services (“more Europe”) – until there remains to the peoples of Europe only increasingly violent confrontations.

The book proposes the alternative to the democratic and economic disaster of the European Union – The Charter of the Free Nations of Europe, supported by academics from all over Europe.

Chapters include: The Nazis and Fascists who founded the European Union; The Vatican and the European State; European Regionalism and Historic Nazism; Yugoslavia – Fascist propaganda in America Today; Nazism alive and well in Ireland; In their own words – Fascism and European Leaders Today; Decline and Fall and Imperial Ambition – Europe of the Euro.

Rodney Atkinson is one of Britain's leading political economists, an expert on the constitutional effects of British membership of the European Union and a former occasional adviser to ministers. He has a track record of successful prediction of economic and political crisis, having predicted in advance inter alia the collapse of oil prices in 1983, the fall in British house prices in 1989, the end of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1990, and the precise consequences of the Euro in 2000. He has been a successful linguist and linguistic theorist, was formerly a lecturer at the University of Mainz, Germany and a merchant banker in the City of London. He is the founder of the Freenations website (visited by individuals and government institutions from over 100 countries) an occasional adviser to MPs and the proprietor of his own commercial property company. He is the author of over 100 articles and policy papers, three internationally praised books on political economy: Government against the People (1986), The Emancipated Society (1988), The Failure of the State (1989) and three on the European Union, Treason at Maastricht (with Norris McWhirter CBE, fourth edition 1998) Europe's Full Circle (third edition 1998 also published in Yugoslavia and Poland) and Fascist Europe Rising (2001 also published in Yugoslavia). For the extensive all party and international praise of these books and other work see the websites and

Atkinson was Referendum Party candidate in North West Durham in the 1997 General Election (5.2% of the vote) and the lead UK Independence Party candidate for the North East Region in the 1999 European Elections (8.83% of the vote). He has been a contributor to radio and television programmes on both sides of the Atlantic and has addressed public and academic meetings throughout central and Eastern Europe. He launched the cross party British Declaration of Independence in 1999.

The Author can be contacted on



Following the highly successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, post boxes in all the home towns of British competitors who won gold medals were painted gold in their honour. It was reasonable to expect therefore that post boxes in the home towns of gold medal winning competitors in this year’s Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games would also be accorded the same honour – but alas this has not turned out to be the case. An on-line petition campaign has therefore been set up in order to try to persuade the authorities to paint a post box gold in Sevenoaks, the hometown of Lizzie Arnold, who of course won Gold in the Women’s Skeleton competition. We hope all readers will therefore be prepared to sign this petition, which can be accessed at :-

But why we wonder only in honour of Lizzie Arnold? Why aren’t the authorities organising the painting of a post box in Bangor gold also, in honour of Kelly Gallagher who won Gold in the Women’s Visually Impaired Super-G at the Sochi Paralympic Games?



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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 BSAP 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.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction.



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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Crest Publishing retails books by Glenn MacAskill (ex-BSAP Special Branch) entitled "King's Gold", "Crime Lords", "Kill Victoria!", "Hunt the Assassin" and "MacKinnon's Diamond", and by the late Michael Bowery including "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" "Kill the President", "Al Qaeda Armageddon" and his autobiography "Shred when Read", as well as novels by David Ruppert entitled "The Seven Watchmen" and "The Greater Glory" - all of which will be of great interest to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians.

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!


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

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


“THE BISCUIT BARREL” by David Slater

Do you still remember Christmas Pass, Penhalonga, Cross Kopje, Murambi? The Biscuit Barrel will take you back to those sunny days in Manicaland. It is 1914 and Hastings Follett, a new BSAP recruit, has been posted to Umtali. His assistant is a smart-as-a-whip Matabele named Samuel Kumalo. Together they investigate several murders before the Great War breaks out and they are sent off to fight the Germans on the Caprivi Strip, and then later to France and the killing fields of the western front.

One critic wrote: “The Biscuit Barrel is a great story weaving fact and fiction, taking the reader from Rhodesia to war-time Europe to the modern day. Slater's story transports the reader with descriptions that lets you hear the African bush and the sounds of battle, while also experiencing what the characters are feeling. This is a must-read!” (Jean Phillips, Talahasee, Florida )

Another wrote: “I had just returned from a month in Africa when I read this novel and found it to be a fascinating story. The Biscuit Barrel provides the reader with an insightful look into life in various parts of colonial Africa at the onset of the First World War. Told through the eyes of a young English police officer who has taken a position in southern Africa, it also provides an interesting take on policing in the early part of the 20th century as well as the impact that the Great War had on both the participants and their families. And if the history doesn't interest you, there's still plenty of action and romance to keep you entertained! The pace of the novel never flags as the first-time author keeps things moving along with great enthusiasm for his subject matter. An easy and enjoyable read.” (Michael Fitch, Vancouver)

The Biscuit Barrel is available as an E-book (Kindle) through or, if you prefer real paper, through



No.184 : Mr. RAY JOLLIVET of Rhodesia

Ray Jollivet had been a keen and long-standing member of the SCN circulation list for some time. He was an ex-Rhodesian and is believed to have served with the RRAF/RhAF, though alas nothing further is known about him. The latest few copies of the SCN sent to his last known e-mail address ( have all been returned to us however. We wonder therefore whether anyone can provide us with any further information about what has happened to him, hopefully letting us know any new e-mail address.



A supporter has recently informed us of an excellent YouTube video entitled “Rhodesia Unafraid”, which is actually the first in a highly informative series of such videos about Rhodesia during the days of UDI. It can be accessed at :-

From it other videos in the same series can subsequently be accessed.





Regarding Thinkers’ Library (see January 2014 SCN – Ed.), the business definitely did seem to go out of existence about a decade ago. I met Frank ------ * on a few occasions when he visited Durban, and he was certainly a very charismatic and intelligent character. The books he stocked were an eclectic lot, but I decided not to purchase anything from him when I became aware that they included many advancing wacko conspiracy theories, and even worse holocaust denial. I also knew his Durban agent, Brian Kemper, who also disappeared many years go. Brian Kemper clearly had mental health and alcohol problems (probably related?), and was known to “spike” the drinks of those he was socializing with who didn’t agree with his holocaust denial theories. I don’t know whether they both saw through all the holocaust denial nonsense and that this was why they disappeared from the scene. I doubt whether this was the case with Brian Kemper, but I hope it was the reason with Frank. He was a nice chap.

Yours etc.,

“South African Observer”, Durban, Natal.

(Surname withheld in respect of a request made many years ago – Ed.)




It was much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Nick Lamprecht. Nick grew up in Johannesburg and became a keen and very successful amateur boxer during his youth. He fought in the South African qualification competition for the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games at Flyweight, when he opposed Willie Toweel in the final. Toweel won a controversial decision after Nick had tripped on his shoelace and the referee mistakenly stopped the bout as a result. Willie Toweel went on to win a Bronze Medal for South Africa at the Helsinki Olympics.

Later Nick Lamprecht moved to Durban where he played soccer in goal for Durban City, and also ran the Comrades Marathon twice, winning silver medals on both occasions. He worked in the building trade at this time, and was heavily involved with major building work at both Glenwood High School and the Royal Hotel. He subsequently became a building inspector employed by the Durban City Council, and passed approximately 500,000 houses and 200 schools in the Black townships during the final days of civilized rule.

Our sincere sympathies are extended to his nephew Nicky Lamprecht, and to the rest of his family.


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